The annual Consumer Electronics Show is very, very soon
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by cyberacoustics
Every year, I look forward to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January. This year is going to be a tad bit different. There is a small under current gathering, and I feel we are going to see a category-one storm on the showroom floor.
Last year was the year of the 3D television. The year before that, it was Netbooks and traditional laptops becoming harder to tell apart.
This year, tablet computing will be out in full force.
Not since console gaming or the iPod/mp3 products have we seen a new device gain momentum in such a short period of time the way the iPad has. It was only eight months ago that Apple launched the iPad. I know it's a love/hate relationship, but they have stirred up the waters again with a new way of accessing and delivering information.
For the rest of the players, it's catch up time. Forget the Kindle, Nook, and eReader - their purpose is finite. The tablets that are hitting the market today offer so much more and their potential is only going to grow. Have you ever tried to run an AP, order pizza, or read emails on a Kindle? It's not that great.
Major players like Samsung, HP, Dell, Asus, and Google are racing to catch up and get their tablets to the market. And where do you think you can see them all at one time? You guessed it - CES.
Check back in January, and I'll let you know which tablets I liked the best.
- Steve Murphy - CFO, Cyber Acoustics