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February 20, 2013News covering the consumer electronics industry

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  • HTC pins turnaround on $200 One smartphone, due out in March
    HTC on Tuesday introduced its One flagship smartphone, an Android 4.1 handset equipped with a sharper camera as well as a new version of its HTC Sense interface that reminded some analysts of Windows Phone 8 with its series of home-screen tiles. Priced at $200 and set to debut in mid-March through AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA, the 4.7-inch One runs on a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and features Gorilla Glass. Best Buy will be HTC's main retail partner for the phone. All Things D (2/19), VentureBeat (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Beyond the megapixel is the UltraPixel in the HTC One: HTC is touting the four-megapixel camera in its new One smartphone as an "UltraPixel Camera," saying its megapixels are larger than those in competing smartphone cameras. The HTC One camera turns out 2688×1520 images, which are expected to look sharper than most smartphone photos posted to Facebook and Instagram. Gizmodo Australia (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CE in the Home 
  • Nickelodeon app offers games, polls for tablet-using kids
    The Nickelodeon channel is rolling out an application for the iPad that will offer free games, interactive polls and slide shows for children, in addition to full episodes of its programming once their parents confirm that they are pay-television subscribers. "This is a creative sandbox for kids, but it's also a creative sandbox for the company," said Nickelodeon's Steve Youngwood. The new app is scheduled to appear Thursday in the App Store. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NSN will demonstrate Smart Wi-Fi technology
    Nokia Siemens Networks next week will demonstrate its Smart Wi-Fi technology, which connects mobile networks with wireless LANs. "With our Smart Wi-Fi, mobile operators can integrate and control Wi-Fi networks to deliver a cellular-like experience on Wi-Fi as part of a broader HetNet [heterogeneous network]," said NSN's Randy Cox. Marketnews Magazine (Toronto) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NPD: Apple got 19.9% of U.S. spending on consumer electronics
    Apple took in 19.9% of all U.S. spending on consumer electronics last year during a year when overall CE spending declined by 2% from 2011, according to The NPD Group. Apple and Samsung Electronics were the only vendors to pump up market share in 2012, with Samsung's share rising to 9.3% last year, compared with 7% the previous year, NPD said. The Register (U.K.) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CEA Zap 
  • Leading up to SOTU, Gary Shapiro on asked the President to "be a problem solver"
    Read what CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro, had to say in an article for Fox News! Prior to the 2013 State of the Union address, Gary asked the president to step up for bipartisan leadership, "After laying out the facts, the president should challenge every American to help solve our problems. He can actually introduce a phrase few politicians use these days: 'shared sacrifice.' He can explain that we must all expect less from and give more to our nation in the future. The president can challenge all of us to step forward with ideas on how we can address our financial problems," said Shapiro. Check out and comment on the full article on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CES Daily: Top stories of the 2013 CES
    Whether you couldn't keep up with all the coverage or didn't have enough time to see everything at the 2013 CES, this edition of the CES Daily has something for everyone. The wrap up edition of the CES Daily is produced by the editors at TWICE, who also put together the CES Daily covering the daily happenings of the show. This edition takes an overview of the entire 2013 CES, and contains stories covering everything from the keynotes and special events to various exhibits. You can also read about celebrity sightings, details on certain products launched at CES, and the future of ultra HD. Be sure to check out this edition of the CES Daily to make sure you didn't miss anything from the 2013 CES! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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