2012 International CES Opens In Las Vegas

January 11th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show once again opened up its doors this Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase the latest in electronic devices and gadgets. A record 3,100 companies from all over the world have come strutting their electronic wares in this 4-day event with new product introductions and launches.

According to its organizer and host, Consumer Electronics Association, there is expected to be around 20,000 new products that will be unveiled in the event. Many people will surely be expecting products being unveiled for the tablet PC market at the 2012 International CES, as there will be 50 new tablets to be introduced which isĀ  set to challenge the current dominance that the Apple iPad has over the tablet market. But aside from that, there are also other devices and gadgets that people can look forward to at the International CES 2012.

Some of the other keenly awaited launches at the 2012 CES belong in the smartphone sector. Nokia, in partnership with Microsoft, is set to introduce a new Windows Phone in the US market with its Lumia 900 smartphone. It stands to gain entry into a US smartphone market that is currently dominated the Apple iPhone, the RIM BlackBerry and a slew of Android handsets.

Giant chip maker Intel may also be introducing new portable devices that run on its Intel chips and processors along with its other partners, a move that Intel should have made years ago. For instance, Intel, along with its partner Lenovo, will be introducing the first Intel smartphone in the form of the Lenovo K800. But at this rate, Intel will be trying to play catch up with the rest of the industry, being a relative newcomer in the world of mobile devices and gadgets.

Another hot item currently getting the attention of visitors at 2012 CES belong to the ultrabooks. Said to be the next phase in portable computing and set to replace the netbooks of old, many companies will be introducing their own ultrabook models during the 4-day event. CEA expects about 20 to 30 new ultrabooks to be introduced at the 2012 International CES.

Other consumer electronic sectors worthy of mention in this annual electronics exhibition include televisions, cameras, home appliances, power saving solutions as well as innovative car technologies. Another newsworthy event at the 2012 CES may be the farewell exhibit of Microsoft as a regular part of this annual event. The software giant has announced that this will be its last year being part of CES, having been a supporter of the said event for the past 15 years. Although Microsoft may be leaving the fold, other companies are showing interest trying to take its place in terms of the floor space that the software giant is vacating for next year’s exhibit. Reports say that the said vacated floor space has already been sold to companies like Dish and Chinese electronics firm Hisense for the 2013 CES.


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