The first product releases at CES 2012 were not revolutionary, but they offered some clues about the market tendencies of the gadgets. Find out what were the most interesting products released on the first day at CES 2012.
Sony, Walkman With Android
The first product to be released at CES 2012 was the Walkman Z1000, the first Android music player and might become a serious rival for the Apple iPod. With a 4,3 inch screen, the new Sony Walkman is bigger than the iPod Touch or Samsung Galaxy Player.
The new player offers users the possibility of downloading apps from the Android Market but has additional features compared to other players. Along with the DLNA support and microHDMI port, Sony Walkman Z1000 also comes with S-Master MX amplifier.
The new Walkman was released last year in Japan but the presence at CES shows that Sony is ready for the global market, where it might arrive in the spring of 2012.
Asus, quad-core + 1 tablet
Asus exceeds the quad core limits by adding another “ninja core” to the new 7 inch tablet, based on Nvidia Tegra 3 technology. The tablet, similar to Asus Transformer Prime, doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will come on the market with Android 4.0 ICS.
The fifth core will run in the background assuring a bigger speed and a better battery autonomy. The tablet will probably be a strong rival for Kindle Fire and Nook.
Kodak, photo cameras with Facebook integration
Close to bankruptcy because of the Apple lawsuits, Kodak presented two photos cameras with Facebook integration at CES 2012.
Easyshare Wireless Camera M750 is a Wi-Fi camera that can easily be connected to mobile Apple devices, Blackberry or Android. The photos can be uploaded to the Kodak All-In-One printer or on Facebook.
The second camera, Playful Dual Camera, offers the possibility of recording 1080p videos, and uploading them on YouTube.
Xerox, mobile scanner
With a weight smaller than 640 grams, the new Xerox mobile scanner might become a popular gadget, especially because it can send any document almost instantly to almost every device connected through Eye-Fi.
At a price of $250, Xerox Mobile Scanner can scan documents in JPEG or PDF formats and can also create PDF multipage documents if it receives the next page within 5 seconds.
Samsung, Photo Cameras with Wi-Fi
While Kodak bets on Facebook, the new Wi-Fi photo cameras from Samsung offer direct access to Microsot Sky Drive but also to YouTube, Picasa and Facebook from the smartphone.
At a price of $379, Samsung WB850F offers a BSI CMOS 16 MP sensor, 21x optical zoom, the possibility of recording 1080p videos and even a POI GPS.
The Samsung DV300F and ST200F cameras offer the same AMOLED display with a 3 inch size, but a smaller optical zoom and the resolution for video capture is only 720p.