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3:58 AM ET, January 9, 2012

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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Lenovo launches first Ice Cream Sandwich TV  —  Lenovo is entering the TV business at this year's CES, and it's doing so with a splash: The company announced the world's first TV set running Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, Sunday.  The device, dubbed the Lenovo K91 Smart TV …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lenovo IdeaTab S2: a 10.1-inch, dual-core Android 4.0 tablet with keyboard dock attachment  —  Asus's Transformer tablets are getting some competition at CES, folks: Lenovo has just unveiled its own 10-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard dock for extra battery life, and on its own …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer's next-gen, quad-core Iconia Tab introduced at CES 2012 with a 1080p display  —  Acer's finishing up its CES 2012 presser with a teaser to end all teasers: there's a next-generation, quad-core Iconia Tab on the way.  The Android-based slate will be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and will boast …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Acer announces Aspire S5, 'world's thinnest ultrabook' with Thunderbolt port  —  Ahead of its press conference at CES, Acer has just announced the new Aspire S5 ultrabook, which the company says is the world's thinnest — it's only 15mm at its thickest point.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Microsoft, Defying Image, Has a Design Gem in Windows Phone  —  “GORGEOUS,” raves The Huffington Post.  —  “Best-looking smartphone operating system in the industry,” gushes Slate.  —  “Far superior to most if not all the Android smartphones,” says TechCrunch.  —  Sounds like the usual adulation for a gadget from Apple.
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Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:   “Sleek, metallic” Nokia Lumia 900 to debut for AT&T next week
Paul Miller / The Verge:
Acer's AcerCloud unveil is a blatant iCloud ripoff  —  Which is which?  Acer just showed off its AcerCloud service, something that already sounded suspiciously like Apple's iCloud.  Even the “PicStream” element sounds a lot like Photo Stream.  Still not convinced?
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Acer takes to the cloud with AcerCloud service, to launch in Q2 2012  —  Acer has today announced its entrance into the cloud computing space with its AcerCloud service.  The company says the software — which will come bundled with Acer's consumer PCs beginning in the second quarter of this year …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
OLPC XO 3.0 Hands On: The $100 Wonder Tablet  —  Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child initiative has historically been more about promise than fulfillment.  But in the $100 XO 3.0 tablet, OLPC may have its first product that's not just practical, capable, or cheap.  It's actually... good.
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Joanna Stern / The Verge:
OLPC XO 3.0 tablet: an 8-inch tablet for $100, with Android and Sugar options for the children (update: pictures!)
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Consumer Electronics Show Loses Clout as Industry Shifts  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show, which will open on Tuesday in Las Vegas, is impossible to ignore.  It will smother the city's gigantic convention center with gadgets and those who make and promote them …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Why Android tablets failed: A postmortem  —  Takeaway: Android tablets were expected to give the Apple iPad fierce competition in 2011.  It never happened.  Here's why Android tablets flopped.  —  As I gear up for CES 2012 next week, I can't help but think back to CES 2011 where the big story was all about Android tablets.
Discussion: SlashGear, Hardware 2.0 Blog and CNET, Thanks:abraham_pareja
Eric Franklin / CNET News:
Toshiba's new tablet is thinnest yet, but does its price kill it?  —  The Excite X10 doesn't exactly fit into a hand, but the svelte nature of the tablet makes it easily maneuverable.  —  LAS VEGAS—Touting a thin product draws lots of attention and not to be outdone by the Transformer Prime …
The Economist:
Space invaders  —  America's Intel and Britain's ARM have long dominated different bits of the global chip market.  Now each is attacking the other's stronghold  —  LAS VEGAS is a city of fast bucks, fast food and fast marriages.  It could also be the place where a long war was declared.
 
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John Seabrook / New Yorker:
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Loic Le Meur:
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