CES 2011

01.06.11

Las Vegas (CES) -- Research In Motion (RIM) and Sprint announced the launch of the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device, RIM's first tablet device which will take advatage of Sprint's 4G WiMax and 3G EVDO Rev. A CDMA mobile networks. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be the first BlackBerry PlayBook model to include wide area wireless connectivity, featuring Sprint 4G and is expected to be available from Sprint in the summer.

01.05.11

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at CES with his annual pre-CES keynote speech by announcing that Microsoft had sold over 8 million Kinect controllers in its first 60 days since its launch and also introduced AvatarKinect for Kinect which can track facial expressions such as eye winks, mouth movements and other facial movements and display that on your Xbox Live avatar online. AvatarKinect will be available as a free update for all Kinect customers in the summertime.

01.05.11

LAS VEGAS (CES) -- At AT&T's Developer Summit a day before CES officially opens, AT&T Mobile President Ralph De La Vega introduced its 4G network introducing availability of its new 4G LTE network in Spring 2011 and including its HSPA+ network upgrade under the 4G moniker, following T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ marketing.

01.04.11

LAS VEGAS (CES) – Sprint today announced the long rumored EVO Shift 4G Android-based smartphone by HTC here a few days before the start of CES. The biggest news with the Shift is the slide out keyboard with its rather large 3.6-inch 800 x 480 LCD display. The Shift runs on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network with speeds of up to 10 megabits per second as well as its EVDO Rev. A 3G CDMA network. With the 3G phone wars heating up, Sprint claims the EVO Shift 4G will be the cheapest 4G smartphone available for $149.99 after a $100 rebate on a two-year contract.

01.04.11

LAS VEGAS (CES) – Sprint today announced the MiFI 3G/4G mobile hotspot by Novatel a few days ahead of the big CES show. The MiFi personal hotspot device runs on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network with speeds up to 10 megabits per second as well as its EVDO Rev. A 3D CDMA networks when 4G is not available. Sprint claims the new MiFi device will have a long battery life with four hours of active use and 60 hours standby use. Bhe MiFi also features a display for checking the status of the device. The MiFi will be available on February 27th for $50 with a two-year contract from Sprint.