The Sony Xperia ion, which runs on AT&T’s high-speed LTE and HSPA+ networks, offers impressive display and camera performance. The ion can snap a picture in less than 2 seconds from standby mode—very convenient for capturing life’s magic moments.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated smart phones of 2012.

Venturing into a screen size that was once the exclusive province of rear-projection TVs, Sharp yesterday introduced the 90-inch Aquos LC-90LE745U, an LCD TV whose $11,000 price tag is as impressively large as its screen size. Recently, Sharp has been using larger screen sizes to help differentiate itself from competitors. The LC-90LE745U is a full-featured, 3D-capable 1080p LCD set that includes a full-array LED backlight, 240Hz anti-blur technology, built-in Wi-Fi, and Sharp’s SmartCentral Internet platform with access to apps, YouTube videos, and CinemaNow, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Vudu streaming movies and TV shows.

The HTC Evo 4G LTE (from Sprint) and HTC One X (from AT&T), each $200 with two-year contracts, have all the key ingredients of today’s marquis smart phones: 4.7-inch, high-definition (720p) displays; high-speed, dual-core processors; and the ability to run on their carriers’ 4G LTE networks. And both are currently our highest-rated phones for their respective carriers, though our image engineers weren’t impressed with some aspects of the cameras’ performance

The best reason to use a smart phone to take photos instead of a camera is that you’re more likely to have your smart phone with you when a photo op arises.

Apple today previewed its newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company also announced the debut of the Siri voice-activated assistant on iPad and unveiled the first Apple Maps app

During Internet Week in New York, senior electronics editor Jim Willcox had a chance to I try LG’s new Google TVs briefly, to see how well they performed and what the Google TV platform added to LG’s already robust Smart TV Internet service. He was pleased with what he saw: They’re stylish and full-featured sets with lots of advanced features, including gesture-based remote controls and full access to Google apps.

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Earlier this week, during Internet Week in New York, we reported on LG’s new Google TVs, which will be available this month. I also had a chance to try the TVs briefly, to see how well they performed and what the Google TV platform added to LG’s already robust Smart TV Internet service. My interest was especially piqued given the dismal reception received by the first generation of Google TV products, which included a few LCD TVs and a Blu-ray player from Sony and the Logitech Revue standalone set-top box

Although the Google TV platform—which uses the Android operating system and Google’s Chrome browser—hasn’t met with much success, LG will try to change that situation with a new G2 series of 3D LCD TVs that will be available later this month. The company is showing the TVs now at the Internet Week conference in New York. Initially, there will be two models: a 47-inch set for $1,700 and a 55-inch set that will sell for $2,300