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Inexpensive Android Phone


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Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei are bringing cheap Android phones to the market. Those cheap Android phones can for example be bought for below £100 in the UK on Orange’s pre-paid plan today. US carriers such as Virgin-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS are also bringing these types of cheap Android phones to the US market on pre-paid plans, no contracts needed. This video features the upcoming cheap Android phones ZTE Racer+, the ZTE Blade and ZTE P735E (with sliding keyboard), ZTE V852 Dreamer and the ZTE V881.

This video was filmed by Charbax of

Android Set-Top Box


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Shenzhen Geniatech Co. Ltd presents some interesting Android Powered Set-top-boxes. These could be sold for around $100 like the Apple TV or Roku box, but they just run the full Android OS including support for lots of video codecs.

While Android is not yet really optimized for use on a TV with a remote control, this type of device will support the Google TV software (in this case, without HDMI pass-through overlay features) pretty soon once Google releases that software source code.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

Hott Android Tablet


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This type of ARM9 Rockchip RK2818 based 7″ capacitive tablet – presented by Hott – can now be manufactured for below $140.00 and will possibly sell around or below $199 at US retail stores. It supports USB host, 3G USB dongle or a built-in 3G modem can be included for about $50 more.

The MD980 features a 800*480 pixel Capacitive Touch screen, an optional camera and 170 degree wide visual angle.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

Rick Calvert from Blog World Discusses Blogging


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Rick Calvert, CEO and Co-founder of Blog World and New Media Expo, was on hand at CES 2011 talking about blogging with me in the Reese’s booth.

We briefly talk about the history of blogging, discuss the nuances of naming within the blogging community and social media trends. We both shared experiences about navigating the dynamics of online community when you aren’t doing what the community expects.

Have you ever attended Blog World? What was your experience like?

Vstone Robovie Robot


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The Vstone Robovie, also known as Kumotek KT-X is sold for $1500 and provides for some pretty impressive programmable moves, it’s bluetooth controlled. The robot comes with an easy to use (so they say) programming interface for inventing new moves, triggering more sounds and doing more fun things with it.

You can find more information about this robot and more at the manufacturer’s site.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

Sharp Galapagos 3D Android Phone


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Sharp is making the 3D screen that is in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, it allows for amazing 3D screen without the need for 3D glasses. Thus as Sharp is ramping up mass production of that “parallax barrier” 3.8″ WVGA 3D screen, they are able to put it in Smart phones as well, which is how they are now shipping in Japan the Sharp 003SH and 005SH (with slide-out keyboard). Sharp is also entering the Tablet market with their new Tablet optimized screens at 5.5″ and 10.8″ super sharp high resolution LCD screens in the Galapagos Tablets now released in the Japanese market.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

Free Personal Shopper from MyGopher


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MyGofer is a free personal shopping service that runs your errands for you. You pickup the items on your shopping list from a nearby Kmart, but the items on your list don’t have to be from Kmart. The service is owned and operated by Sears Holdings, so if an item is available from either Sears or Kmart stores, that’s where the item will be purchased. As the interviewee here points out, the shoppers will be happy to do shopping for you at other stores too.

There are no signup or hidden fees. Right now, the service is available in select major cities. There are some cool little features, such as not needing a membership card at stores. The company has those – and uses them – for you.

Who is Kelly Clay?


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You’ve already seen Kelly Clay in a few of the videos on the channel, but we hadn’t made a formal introduction. Here Kelly and I talk about how she got started in blogging, women in tech, Reese’s milkshakes, how mobile computing is changing the way we interact with out world and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Kelly covers social technology on Lockergnome and you can find her on Twitter @kellyhclay. Expect to see her in more Lockergnome videos in the future.

Can the iPhone Keep You Healthy?


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Doctor Andrew Brandeis, of the Care Practice clinic in San Francisco, is a Naturopathic Doctor and part of the team that created the iHealth blood pressure monitoring for iPad and iPhone.

At Pepcom’s Digital Experience at CES 2011, Lockergnome’s Kelly Clay spoke with Dr. Brandeis about how devices like the iHealth can change the way we look at healthcare, both through positive reinforcement of our own behavior and using social proof to influence our personal support networks to encourage us to improve our heath. iHealth, the Withings Scale, and FitBit, are all early efforts to provide better health care monitoring to individuals.

Boogie Board: Paperless LCD Writing Tablet


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Thanks to the Showstoppers product showcase, Boogie Board was among the best things we saw at CES 2011. It’s a simple premise – a writing tablet, similar to a grease board, made from an pressure sensitive LCD screen. You can write on the tablet to take notes, write a grocery list, or doodle. Boogie Board uses no power until you erase it.

LCD writing tablets are currently available at Brookstone stores in the mall near you.

Best of CES 2011: Motorola Atrix 4G


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You are about to witness a historic moment in the history of consumer electronics. Motorola unveils not only the most powerful smartphone yet based on Nvidia’s Tegra2 ARM Cortex-A9 processor, but has actually worked feverishly on making software layers on top of Android to provide for a Desktop/Laptop replacement experience, all powered by the phone!

Motorola presents full HD resolution Firefox web browser running on top of Android, Citrix virtualization integration for running all other x86 apps that can be virtualized, they put Android in a Window so you can still run any Android apps in that Window when in Desktop mode!

And this is the first generation of this type of product, so you are only witnessing the beginning of ARM Powered Pocketable Smart Mobile Devices to be able to power everything you would do on a Laptop powered by Intel/Microsoft. Expect even faster dual-core processors to run this type of product soon with unlimited amounts of tabs with lots of pictures/embedded videos and do it all fully smoothly.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

Canopy Cases Turn Your iPhone Into a Camera


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Canopy shows off two iPhone 4 cases at CES. The first one, Jumba, adds tripod threading, making it easy to tripod mount your iPhone 4 at virtually any angle.

The second iPhone 4 case, Kapok, converts your iPhone to a point-and-shoot camera. By combining an iPhone app with the Kapok case, you get two embedded buttons with better digital camera control for the iPhone 4 camera.

Canopy offers an open SDK, so the buttons are available for use by other apps too.

Which Android Tablet is the Best?


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Hopeland Digital Corporation of Shenzhen releases this NB-100 10.1″ Android Laptop, powered by the ARM11 Telechips 8902 processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB nand flash, SD card slot, WiFi, it runs Android 2.1 for now, possibly upgradable.

What does Google need to do to optimize Android for the Laptop? Do you think this platform is ready yet to replace your MacBook Air?

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.

7″ Android Tablet – Aigo N700


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Aigo is a Chinese company who has been making portable media players for a while and now they are doing this capacitive 7″ Android tablet, it’s powered by Qualcomm MSM7627 ARM11 processor, comes with built-in 3G CDMA modem for around $450 unlocked retail price. So it is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it’s also using a cheaper 600mhz ARM11 processor.

This video was filmed by Charbax of ARMdevices at CES 2011.