CES 2011 has kicked off in true manic fashion with the biggest players in the world of gadgets competing in tech-based brawl to see which will dominate the coming 12 months. Showcasing a flurry of exciting gadg and previously only rumoured and fantasised products, here are the highlights from the opening day of the Vegas convention halls:
Sony Ericsson has unveiled its new flagship mobile handset in the form of the Sony Erisson Xperia Arc. Teased to the public ahead of Sony's CES opening conference, the sleek, slightly curved device is set to rock a 4.3-inch 854 x 480p screen, 1Ghz Qualcomm processor and somewhat surprisingly Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb has broken cover with Google prematurely pulling the wrappers off its upcoming tablet-friendly operating system via a tasty teaser video. Previously demoed by Andy Rubin on the soon to be launched Motorola tablet, the Honeycomb OS is set to bring a more refined user interface to Android's larger deviced users.
The B&W Zeppelin is back with an added kick as Bowers and Wilkins add Apple's AirPlay technology to the iconic iPod dock for a range of new wireless streaming features.
Sharp tablet expands its horizons as the company unveil the Galapagos tablets are to be given a global rollout over the coming year with magazine and newspaper subscriptions to be made available via the company's e-bookstore. Elsewhere on the Sharp front and there are a bevy of new 3DTVs coming from the firm including the 70-inch LE935.
LG pushes 3D as it announces the upcoming launch of new 3DTVs and Blu-ray players, highlight of which is the company's new 4.3-inch glasses-free portable 3DTV. On the larger, home-bound front, LG has announced a range of 50- and 60-inch Plasma 3DTVs that, through a downloadable app, will allow iPhone users to use their smartphones as the unit's primary remote control.