Sunday, 6 January 2013

CES 2013 Preview

The Pebble Watch
CES 2013 is the Consumer Electronics Show which is held in Las Vegas every year. It is one of the biggest technology events which is ironic because it has a rubbish and confusing website. CES has partners all around the world from Panasonic to Engadget. Most big technology businesses will be there; Justin Bieber was even there last year! This year it is taking place between the 8th and 11th of January 2013.

What to expect
The project, the Pebble watch, will be making some sort of announcement during CES. Writers and journalists are unsure if it will be the official release of the 'smart' watch or if it will just be an update on the progress the builders of the watch are making.

Visitors to the show are expecting to see a huge amount of weird and wonderful Windows 8 devices. Maybe, if visitors are really lucky, a technology company might even make a practical device which consumers may even consider buying. I say that as if it is not lightly because some of the current Windows 8 tablets are a bit silly and nobody in the right mind would buy them; sometimes because of the high price, other times because of lack of useful features. Some of the Windows 8 devices which cost over £500 don't even have a VGA port!
Hopefully CES will provide the general public with some ultra ultra-books, some tremendous tablets, and some desirable desktop PC's. 
Fingers crossed anyway.

Samsung is apparently preparing to show a much anticipated flexible phone. According to various sources it will have a 5.5-inch screen and it will be able to bend both forward and backwards. I don't know why you would want to do that with your phone however it certainly looks cool!
Nokia showed off a flexible phone last year which used a lot of gestures to move around the operating system. For example you would bend it backwards to zoom out.

Earlier this week Samsung sent a picture to the press  (left) showing what looks like a portrait TV. This is obscure because all television programs are shot in landscape. The only videos which are shot in portrait are those of smartphone owners who obviously don't know how to use a camera.

CES in 1980
Anyway, I will be posting loads in the next couple of weeks about CES 2013 so watch this space.