Live: Motorola CES 2011 press conference – Android Honeycomb, XOOM, 4G LTE

Motorola press conference CES 2011 4G XOOM Honeycomb Android tablet

Following on all the LTE 4G-related news from this morning and mentions of the Motorola Atrix, we’re getting ready to sit down to hear what Motorola has in store for 2011. The Motorola CES 2011 press conference will kick off momentarily, and we’re expecting to see the much-anticipated Motorola XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. The theme of this press conference will echo the rest of CES – that is, we’ll be seeing new dual-core hardware and we’ll hear more about 4G LTE.

We’ll no doubt get a closer look at the tablet-optimized version of Android, and we’ll probably get a sneak peak at the XOOM tablet itself. With a little luck, we’ll also get a chance to put hands on the freshly unveiled Motorola Atrix 4G LTE phone from AT&T.

At this point, we’re still waiting to be let into the press conference room. We should get rolling momentarily. Stay tuned!

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Still waiting for Motorola to let us into the press conference room.
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We’re seated and there’s a nice little setup
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Just got into the press conference room. Watching Dr. Sanjay Jha schmoozing.
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there’s a covered area in the back for some hands-on time
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Maybe we’ll get to play with the Xoom tablet in a few short minutes
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and by short minutes, I mean an hour or so
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We know that the Motorola Android Honeycomb tablet is hitting AT&T
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and we did see some Verizon representatives hanging around outside
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This could and should be the Motorola tablet’s big coming out party
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Here’s a little taste of what to expect from Android Honeycomb
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/05/google-android-3-honeycomb-video/
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What would you guys and gals like to see in this tablet?
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[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ]

competition to the ipad

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We should be getting that in spades, the real question is will it blow away the iPad 2
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[Comment From yoraityorait: ]

what’s the resolution and do most apps scale properly?

4:09 yorait
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We don’t know yet but I’d imagine rather high resolution. Android Honeycomb APIs should enable devs to properly format and scale apps for the extra screen size
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[Comment From zakizaki: ]

How large do you think the Xoom is going to be? Ive heard anywhere from 7 to 10 inches.

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Rumors suggest they may have both models. I’d bet on a 10-inch one for sure
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[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ]

probably not, i love the ipad’s large size, app library, support, reliability…all it needs are cameras (thats a given), usb, and better speakers

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[Comment From GuestGuest: ]

new phone for verizon??

4:11 Guest
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We could see some more phones – the Atrix 4G this morning was quite a surprise
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well, not that much of a surprise
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[Comment From DanDan: ]

Why the delay?

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[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ]

i would say xoom will definitely come in a 7-inch version to comete with galaxy tab

4:12 Andrew
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Motorola has a logistical nightmare outside, tons of people trying to get in, not all are going to be able to. Maybe another 10 minutes or so
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As for iPad reliability, I’ve noticed it crashes too. Randomly.
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[Comment From yoraityorait: ]

comes with 3G?

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[Comment From GuestGuest: ]

xoom pictured here https://www.motorola.com/worp/campaigns/coming-soon/USA/

4:14 Guest
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Thank you guest
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definitely will be the Xoom and we’ll have some hands-on asap
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ]

no prob

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Droid Bionic, Cliq 2, Atrix 4G and Xoom
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[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ]

that pic looks like its prob a 10-incher

4:16 Andrew
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[Comment From zakizaki: ]

Droid Bionic eh? Could be the Verizon LTE phone

4:16 zaki
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Yep, could very well be
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I’m wondering what Verizon will announce tomorrow then
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[Comment From Roy MiamiRoy Miami: ]

any chance of LTE phones ?

4:17 Roy Miami
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yep, I’d bet on it
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[Comment From DharDhar: ]

When is it begining ?

4:17 Dhar
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Supposed to be 4 but we’re looking at 4:30, I’m guessing
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[Comment From scores87scores87: ]

anyone know at what speed is the proccesor running on the atrix?

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I believe it’s a Tegra 2 at 1 GHz
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[Comment From samiamsamiam: ]

wow…Bionic looks like it’s all display..can’t wait to see that one

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[Comment From csbmwcsbmw: ]

Tegra 2, 1 ghz dual core

4:19 csbmw
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Sorry, they’re prolly right
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brain is jumbled from CES
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we’re starting
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Video with firestorm of innovation
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again, 1 GHz dual-core tegra on the Atrix
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sorry for that
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Splashy video welcoming the new Motorola mobility
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Bill Ogle, CMO, is out
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They started their life as a new company earlier this week
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we’re getting the details of these devices now
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The brand is going to be differentiated because Motorola stands for innovation
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They combine amazing engineering with deep insights of consumer wants.
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new tagline is Life. M Powered
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the “M” being the logo
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They’re showing off Atrix 4G ad
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which has a 1 GHz dual core processor
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teaser video calling it the world’s most powerful smartphone, similar to Droid ones actually
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Sanjay Jha is on stage now
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they’ve done 23 smartphones in the last year or so
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More and more consumers are using their smartphones to stay connected
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Big trends like 4G and increased processing power make these the center of our digital lives
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Motorola Atrix 4G will change mobile computing, he says
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1 GB of RAM
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Wait, he just said two cores with up to 2 GHz
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stop making me doubt myself commenters
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fingerprint reader for unlocking, HD video, the works
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There are still tasks which benefit from a larger screen and keyboard
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Seang Chau, VP of software engineering, is on stage and showing some of the web top features
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browser-based desktop driven entirely from the Atrix
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we’re looking at some of the dock and multimedia features. Dock has 3 USB ports, HDMI dock and can charge
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the interface looks nice. Fluid and pretty without getting in the way
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We’re seeing HD 1080p content played on the big screen from the Atrix
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[Comment From HassanHassan: ]

Was the Motorola Xoom tablet presented or not yet? Thanks

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Web top has a full firefox browser 3.6.13 next to an Android windows
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it’s full desktop browsing running on the Atrix 4G.
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that means multiple windows and tabs
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Bookmarks, fully integrated Flash 10.1 experience
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interesting stuff to show off how powerful the device is because the limitation of a small screen can be annoying some times
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You still have control of your Android device with the Web top software and apps open like browser pages
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Another Angry Birds on the big screen sighting!
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you can dial from the desktop, have full Android functionality
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CIOs felt this type of solution could be good because they only have to manage and upgrade a single device
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laptop dock 13.9 mm thin, stereo speakers, 11.6-inch display, touch pad, up to 8 hours of battery life
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No fan, processing or storage in the laptop dock
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the moment you dock your phone, you see the Motorola logo, then you’re in Web Top
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it is quite impressive. Still needs hands-on time before I can really judge
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the convergence of mobile computing has a new form.
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Jeff Bradley, VP from AT&T, is on stage
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AT&T going to have over 20 4G devices by 2011
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Their 4G will constitute HSPA+ and LTE
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“The Atrix is amazing. It’s a monster”
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The laptop docking option makes it a breakthrough
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Still not sold on that yet but I would love to be wrong – Marin
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Too soon to share pricing but it will be competitive
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Jha’s back on stage and says it will be on Bell and Orange UK
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[Comment From JamesJames: ]

Watching this is awesome! Thanks man. Great work.

4:38 James
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Promo videos from Bell and Orange folks – lavish praise
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[Comment From SSSS: ]

Guys…there was some info that Honeycomb would “just run” okay at 1GHz, may require a faster processor…heard anything on this?

4:38 SS
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This thing looks like it will be a beast
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We’re going to talk about the second of four devices, likely the Cliq 2
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yep. The Cliq 2 – made for people who want a great device to manage their social life but also want to be able to do some work. Promo video on now
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The keyboard has an interesting-looking layout. I want to say it’s honeycomb like but am not talking about the software version.
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It’ll have a dock, five megapixel camera, social networking integration, Exchange, WiFi calling, hotspot, MotoBlur
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Adobe Flash 10.1 is on it and it has a 3.7-inch touch screen, 1 GHz processor
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Close to 6 million Motoblur subscribers – Cliq 2 available on T-Mobile January 19
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No word on pricing but I wouldn’t imagine it lands at more than 150
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With a two year contract, of course
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First 4G LTE – Droid Bionic
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Verizon device, dual-core processor, 4.3 inch screen,
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HDMI out, front-facing camera for video chatting on the go, capture HD video
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dual-core processor, up to 2 GHz
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4.3-inch qHD display, business ready with encryption, video conferencing over WiFi or 4G
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Available in early second quarter
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tablet time!!
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Motorola Xoom first Android Honeycomb tablet, in stores in first quarter
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promo video time
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web cam with Google talk, 3G upgradeable to 4G
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five megapixel camera, HD display 16:10
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Flash player
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Motorola Xoom: Android Honeycomb, dual-core 2 GHz, HD widescreen, launch with 3G then 4G in second quarter – all can be upgraded
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accelerometers, gyroscopes, front-facing and back camera (rear is 5 mp)
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not going to play with a Xoom today :(
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video of the software is up though and it’s the one we saw earlier today
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lots of tweaks to the UI but it still has the essence of Android
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dual-pane Gmail app, redesigned Youtube app, video chatting via Google Talk
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[Comment From SSSS: ]

Dual core 2 Ghz…is this ARM-based?

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Three important things about Android 3.0: it’s been designed for the tablet. It builds upon the Android tech available (multitasking, widgets, etc), and the apps have been redesigned.
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We’re looking at the map app on the tablet
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Lots of 3D goodness and what you’d expect from the latest version of Google Maps 5
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But it has been redesigned for the larger screen
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[Comment From LarizardLarizard: ]

Upgradeable to 4G might be the best news (and surprise) so far.

4:53 Larizard
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3G version coming in first quarter, 4G-capable upgrade in second quarter
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That’s it for now

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