Why should you care about the CES (Consumer Electronics Show, for those who do not speak geek)? You’re probably wondering how a gathering of a bunch of nerds impacts your life. Well, if you use a mobile device, watch TV, read publications, download music, and are reading this blog, there’s a chance you will feel the influence of the CES.
This week over 100,000 of the tech jetsetters converge in Las Vegas to see what’s ahead in tech and to hedge their bets on what will be the next big thing. Here are just a few headlines that may interest you.
Watch out iPhone, here comes the Nexus One, a Smartphone based on the Google Android platform. It is being slated as the iPhone killer. But I think the real winner will be the consumer (that’s you and me) with great deals springing to life form the increased competition. Here’s a chart comparing the top SmartPhone contenders. Disclaimer – this info will probably change moments after you read it!
Other buzz words are tablet computers, e-readers, Internet TV (heard this one before), and 3 dimensional HDTV for your home. Yes, you can watch “Avatar” in the comfort of you home and still get that cool 3D experience. But the first incarnations of 3DTV will probably cost as much as a first-class intergalactic spaceflight to Pandora (the fictitious planet from the “Avatar” movie).
I’m still holding out for my own personal holodeck. For those of you who don’t know what a holodeck is, congratulations as you passed the “I am not a nerd” test. For those like me who are holodeck-aware, why aren’t we in Las Vegas at the CES with the other geeks? (Did that sound bitter?) (Grin)
Deals of the Day
The CES is usually a flag to vendors to clear their shelves to make way for the new stuff. That means some great deals at out there. Here are just a few.
Shop around; I’m sure you can find more great deals!