The new Nokia Lumia 900 operating on Windows OS is displayed during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. The handset will be one of the first Windows-based phones to use the next- generation wireless technology known as long-term evolution, or LTE. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Microsoft’s big bet on smartphone market

The Lumia 900 is a pretty big deal for Nokia and Microsoft. The new LTE-equipped, AT&T-bound smartphone represents what could be the beginning of a new era for both companies in the mobile race — at least in the U.S.

    Tablets

    The new iPad: It’s a beautiful tablet

    Does Apple’s latest tablet live up to the hype? In a word: Yes.

    Kindle Fire: Changing the tablet game

    Though it still could use a few finishing touches, it is a powerful tablet for a low price.

    Nook Tablet: First impressions

    The 7-inch, $249 tablet will go head-to-head with the Kindle Fire.

    BlackBerry PlayBook: Not living up to potential

    The PlayBook’s lack of really useful apps is all the more disappointing.

    Tablet S is handsome but flawed

    Sony’s unusually shaped, Android-powered Tablet S is scheduled to hit stores in September.

    Galaxy Tab 10.1: The best Android has to offer

    The Samsung tablet is sleek, fast and still not better than the iPad.

    Smartphones

    Galaxy Note: Big screen browsing, but is it practical?

    The Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch smartphone that will have you weighing pros and cons.

    Droid RAZR: What you should know

    The Droid RAZR is one of those rare phones that qualifies as a leap forward in hardware design and engineering.

    Google’s Galaxy Nexus: The Everyman’s phone

    Google wants your phone to make you a superhero, to make you more powerful and to make you smarter.

    Apple’s new iPhone 4S: Four stars

    The hardware is only half the story. The introduction of the iPhone 4S marks the debut of Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 5.

    Video Games

    MLB 2K12: Improved pitching, and a sweet challenge

    MLB 2K12’s developers have worked to improve almost every aspect of the game

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown knows its roots

    Fans of the original will be happy to see XCOM is true to its core.

    ‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’

    Firing up Nintendo’s latest edition to the Zelda series, “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword,” is like stepping into a daydream.

    Review Roundup: Skyrim soars

    The sandbox to end all sandboxes hasn’t disappointed — at least, that’s what the reviews seem to indicate.

    ‘Uncharted 3’ is all about the story

    The masterfully told story makes the game something like stepping into an Indiana Jones movie.

    “Arkham City” expands in-game world

    REVIEW ROUNDUP | The gameplay in Rocksteady’s latest sequel to its 2009 hit “Batman: Arkham Asylum” expands the setting offered up in that game and takes it outside.