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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson has certainly kicked off their 2011 in a strong way, launching the XPERIA Arc at CES 2011 yesterday. We grabbed some hands-on time with the XPERIA Arc today and came away suitably impressed; it's not only thin - 9mm at the ends, and just 8.7mm in the middle - but the 4.2-inch Reality Display takes on Super AMOLED and holds its head up high. More details after the cut.

Video hands-on after the cut

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Velocity Micro expands Cruz tablet line by three at CES

Velocity Micro expands Cruz tablet line by three at CES

Velocity Micro has announced three new tablets for its cool line of Cruze Android tablets at CES this week. The coolest of the three is the big 10.1-inch Cruz Tablet L510. This rig has a capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The machine has an NVIDIA Tegra 250 chipset, uses a 1GHz dual-core processor, front and rear cameras, and 3G data options. Other features include Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI out, Android 2.2/2.3 for the OS and has the Kindle app installed.

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Sony debuts new Cyber-shot T, H, and W digital cameras at CES 2011

Sony debuts new Cyber-shot T, H, and W digital cameras at CES 2011

Sony has tossed out a bunch of new digital cameras at CES today with several offerings running the gamut of features at different price points. The new models slot into the W, H, and T series of cyber-shot digital cameras and are aimed at folks looking for affordable digital cameras. The new W-series line has Sweep Panorama modes and SteadyShot image stabilization. The cams also have iAuto mode to optimize settings, feature Face Detection, and smile shutter. The W-series line range includes units priced from $110 to $180.

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Sony unveils new PCs with Y, S, L PCs and new 3D F-series notebook offerings

Sony unveils new PCs with Y, S, L PCs and new 3D F-series notebook offerings

Sony has launched several new computers at CES 2011 today. The new line includes the Sony Y-series that are thin profile machines that have 11.6-inch screens for portability. The series uses AMD E processors and can be crammed full of up to 4GB of RAM. They use LED backlit monitors and have HDMI out with pricing starting at $550. The next new offering is the S-series.

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Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

For some, Microsoft's keynote, where CEO Steve Ballmer (and others) takes the stage and talks about what's to come from the Redmond-based company is the kick-off for the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, Microsoft took some time to talk about their recently released motion-controlled peripheral, Kinect, and the features that will be added into the accessory soon. For those who believe that Kinect's usage through the Xbox 360's system isn't as in-depth as they'd like, Microsoft is happy to add functionality to two main features, along with adding an entirely new way to interact with your friends on Xbox LIVE.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

As expected, Olympus' latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-PL2, has made its official debut at CES 2011 this week. A 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E-PL2 supports in-camera image stabilization, 720p HD video, a 3-inch 460k dot display with Live Guide II for photos and video, and ISO 6400 support. There's also a new iDetect feature, which goes one better than face detection and makes a subject's eyes the focus of the frame.

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Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

For most companies, the Consumer Electronics Show is about showcasing real devices, or devices that are in development but that will be launched at some point in the (near) future. Casio has chosen to take some time out of their schedule at this year's show in Las Vegas to showcase a brand new conceptualized watch that, unlike many other Bluetooth-enabled watches, focuses more on saving power, while still delivering the features that people would expect from a device of this nature.

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