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Editorial #70-The Future of Mobile Videophones from Las Vegas!

Last week there was a trade show in Las Vegas. It is known as the CES (Consumer Electronics Show). At this show many companies show off their phones, cameras, televisions and other electronic gizmos that they expect to roll out and sell for the next year.

Dr. Z has been browsing the web to identify some new trends that are emerging from the show and look for what we can expect this year. It is a dizzying array of devices and being a geek, Dr. Z’s mouth is watering!

There were many many tablets being demonstrated at the show. Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC and many other manufacturers demonstrated their smartphones which have both a front-facing and a rear-facing camera. Remember, we need a front-facing camera to do video.

The one phone that stood out from the rest was the Motorola Atrix from AT&T. At first, it looks like a typical videophone–but Motorola (who makes the phone) went one step further–the phone has a laptop dock and a HD Multimedia dock. What that means is after you use the phone while you are out of the house, when you get home you attach it (dock it) to a laptop and the laptop accesses all the information on the phone and you use the laptop as a computer–while you are in the house. You can do many things with the laptop and any new information you out on the laptop is also put on the phone (because it is attached via a dock.) Then you can move it to a HD multimedia dock and the dock attaches to a television and it can play whatever you downloaded on your phone to your HDTV! This means your phone can do everything while you are out of the house, and do more when you are back home! Here is the link to the AT&T website about the phone. What a cool phone this is!

Dr. Z will post more blogs on other devices that have a great COOL factor.

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.
Disclosure: Dr. Z is a contractor working with CSDVRS on several projects.

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