This week the folks at Huawei have dropped a bomb: they’ve got the new “world’s thinnest” in smartphones with the Huawei Ascend P1 S – and we’ve got a hands-on look at both it and its slightly heavier brother, the P1 (with no S). These devices are, as they’ve told us at Pepcom, essentially the exact same as one another except for their size and price. The P1 S will cost slightly more than the P1 and is just a tiny bit thinner. Both models also run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a special “3D” home screen launcher working here in the demo units.
You’ll be in for a treat here with these two devices as while Huawei’s other devices here in the United States have been interesting, they’ve never had an undeniably strange interface as this. Sneak a peek at the video to understand what’s going on here, and check out the pictures to see how thick these devices are compared to one another and compared to the Galaxy S II from AT&T. NOTE in the video that I mistake the P1 (yellow back here, also pink back in photos below) for the P1 S, shown in this post with a lovely black back.
Also take a peek back at the announcement post to see the rest of the specifications on both of the devices. Also note that both of these devices have no prices and no release date as of yet, but we’ve confirmed with Huawei that we’re looking at a 2012 release date for the USA without a doubt.
LAS VEGAS–One of my favorite parts of CES is getting beyond the shiny new smartphones and tracking down the quirky mobile accessories the hide in far corners of the enormous show floor.
Sadly, I had to wait until the last day of CES to start exploring, so I was very fortunate to bump into the founders of CaseInity at the CNET stage (I guess they figured it was a likely place to find CNET editors lurking about).
Based in Philadelphia, CaseInity is developing a unique and very convenient case for the iPhone 4 and 4S called Cord-on-Board. Beyond just protecting your device from bumps and bruises, the thermoplastic case also hides a real 9.5-inch charging and syncing cable. It’s a simple idea, but that doesn’t stop it from being pretty clever
As you might expect, Cord-on-Board is a bit thinker than a standard iPhone case, but even with the cable inside it’s 0.8 inches deep. In my brief hands-on, the case fit comfortably in my hand and I liked that it will stand on its side.
You can get it blue or black and the reasonable $29 price tag also includes a screen protector.
Listen to stereo music wirelessly from your compatible device, and switch effortlessly between music and phone calls with the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-503, which is compatible with phone that include the Bluetooth stereo music profile (A2DP). Listen to your music and take calls in crisp and clear audio sound thanks to DSP (digital signal processing) and good ergonomics.
Apple has yet again been linked with the release of two new iPad devices, this time the Cupertino-based company is reportedly to launch the so-called ‘iPad 3? in March, following up with the release of an ‘iPad 4? in October.