Even though CES technically starts today, there was no shortage of announcements, unveilings, and surprise devices during yesterday's back-to-back press conferences. If you missed out on any of the action and don't have time to dig through ump-teen posts trying to find the best info, here's a quick recap of the hottest things to hit the scene.



Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE


Verizon added yet another tablet to its ever-increasing lineup: the Galaxy Tab 7.7. The Tab 7.7 is nothing less than impressive, as it's the first tablet to rock a Super AMOLED Plus display. Pair that with Verizon's LTE network, and you have one smokin' hot device on your hands.


  • 7.7-inch 1,280x800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 3 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP Front camera
  • 7.9 mm thick
  • Sd Card Slot
  • LTE
  • Android 3.2 with TouchWiz UX

The Tab 7.7 will be available "in the coming weeks."

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Droid 4

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Love it or hate it, the QWERTY infused Droid line is here to stay. The Droid 4 is the "thinnest 4G LTE QWERTY slider" on the planet now, and exactly what the physical keyboard-loving crowd has been asking for.


  • 4-Inch "scratch-and-scrape resistant" display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android 2.3.5 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable)
  • 16GB internal memory, Up To 32 GB microSD card supported
  • Full five-row QWERTY 
  • 8MP rear shooter with 1080p HD Video Capture
  • 4G LTE Capable

The Droid 4 will be available "in the coming weeks."

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Galaxy Nexus

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As expected, the Now Network rocked the house by announcing the Galaxy Nexus as one of the first devices (alongside the LG Viper) for its upcoming 4G LTE network.


  • 4.65-inch 1,280x800 display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage Update: We just got word from Sprint that the GN will indeed have 32GB of internal storage.
  • Android 4.0
  • Google Wallet

There's no word on availability at this time, but we expect it to show up sometime before Sprint flips the switch on its LTE network.

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Galaxy Note

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While we've seen plenty of leaks suggesting that the Note was coming to AT&T, Ma Bell too the wraps off of this monster device yesterday.


  • 5.3-inch 1,280x800 display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor (no word on make)
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • S-Pen
  • Android 2.3.6 with TouchWiz UI

No release date or pricing information was given.

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Pantech Bundle

If you're looking for a new smartphone and tablet without breaking the bank, this might be the deal for you. The bundle includes a couple of new Pantech LTE devices, the Burst (phone) and Element (tablet), all ready to go for $250 with a two-year agreement on both.

The duo isn't the most impressive in terms of spec, but for the price, it's going to be hard to beat.

Pantech Burst Specs:

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We don't know a whole lot about this little device at the moment, but here is what's been released:

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor

The Burst should be available on January 22, 2012.

Pantech Element Specs:


  • 8-inch display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • 5MP rear shooter, 2MP front cam
  • Android 3.2
  • Waterproof

No availability information has been released for the Element, but expect it to show up around the same time as the Burst.

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Xperia S


You've probably heard the name 'Nozomi' by now, and now it's official - only it's called Xperia S, and it's damn pretty.


  • 4.3-inch 1280x720 display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 12MP Exmor R camera
  • NFC
  • Android 2.3.x
  • Two different colors: black and silver

The Xperia S will be available in March, though no carrier or pricing information has been released at this time.

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Eee Pad MeMo ME370T


This was probably the biggest thing to come out of yesterday's announcements -- a 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet for $250. Two-hundred and fifty dollars. For a quad-core tablet! Insane.

Not much else is known about this mystery device at the time, but we should expect it to hit the retail scene sometime in Q2.

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