While all the new BlackBerry 7 phones have NFC technology built into the device we haven’t seen much use for it, but now with BlackBerry Tag sharing has become that bit easier. If you want to add a contact to your BBM list, send a photo or send a URL all you have to do is enable NFC and touch the back of your phone and the recipients phone together, its as simple as that. Kevin from CrackBerry.com was at the BlackBerry booth at CES and got a video of BlackBerry Tag in action.
If the Lumia 900 is just too big or for some reason you don’t want LTE but you’d like a Nokia with a polycarbonate shell running Windows Phone OS your only option is the Nokia Lumia 800. As of February Microsoft retail stores will be stocking a unlocked version of the Lumia 800.
As CES continues so do the announcements and this one is dedicated to Nokia and AT&T. In an exclusive deal the two companies made the Nokia Lumia 900 official, similar in design to the Lumia 800 this phone has a larger screen that measures 4.3 inches and is 4G LTE ready on AT&T’s network. Other notable specs include the 800 x 480 ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1.4GHz single core CPU, 512MB of RAM and the Carl Zeiss 8 megapixel camera. Running Windows Phone Mango no release date has be set for this phone but when it does become available you will have two colour options, Cyan and Black.
Sony have announced a couple of new Android phone while at CES, one of them being the Sony Xperia S. The main headlines for this phone are that it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a whopping 12 megapixel rear facing camera which records video in 1080p, front facing camera capable of recording in 720p, 4.3 inch 720p display and NFC. We expect this power house to be hitting shelves in Q1 and in the UK O2 say the Sony Xperia S will be coming to them in the coming months.
Sprint have now officially outed the Galaxy Nexus through a landing page on their site. No release date or price was stated but the Sprint Galaxy Nexus will be the 16GB version and will include Google wallet.
Its CES time and Acer are kicking off the event by unveiling the worlds thinnest Ultrabook the Acer Aspire S5. The screen size of this wafer thin Aspire is 13.3 inches and it features Acer’s Green Instant On working with the SSD for instant boot ups and resume. The Aspire S5 is running Intel Core processor and has USB 3.0, HDMI and Thunderbolt ports. Expect the S5 to ship in Q2.