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Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

2009

The International CES is the industry's largest educational forum to help companies expand their businesses and understand new technology. Approximately 200 sessions and 500 expert speakers encompass International CES conference tracks and SuperSessions to discuss hot industry trends and topics. Keynote addresses feature executives from the world's largest and most successful companies and result in remarkable media coverage for the speakers. CEOs rank the CES as one of their top 10 most desired speaking opportunities, according to a Burson-Marsteller Most Valued Podium survey.

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Episode 81

2009-01-11

This week, Cavemen found out it is NOT easy, Ethiopians receive federal food aid and Solo Impala. (Kidding, it's CES 'Oh-Nine!)


Presentation Notes

Palm

Palm
  • Palm WebOS
    • built for developers with html, css and javascript
    • very responsive and glidey interface
    • all basic navigation is gestures
    • palm launcher is in the TouchFlo area
    • 4 buttons are removed in favor of OSX-sytle "launch ribbon"
    • center button brings up "deck of cards" style interface as opposed to a launcher (iPhone)
    • merges contacts from multiple places (facebook, gmail, etc)
    • google, myspace, facebook calendar support built-in
    • searches corporate exchange server contact list LIVE over the air
    • IM & TXT conversations in one application with easy to transition interface
    • multi-touch zoom
    • browser has chrome-ish quick launches for new cards
    • alerts do not interupt applications
  • Palm pre
    • EvDO rev. a
    • 802.11b/g
    • GPS
    • stereo bluetooth
    • 8GB internal memory
    • TI-3430 processor (FAST)
    • 3.1" 320x240 touch-screen
    • full QWERTY keyboard slide-out
    • accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
    • 3MP camera w/LED flash
    • A97 charging port
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • CAN POWER OFF
    • wireless charger (touch stone)
    • sprint exclusive

LG Electronics

LG
  • 6% sales increase in 2008
  • national TV recycling program
  • Wireless HD
    • built-in wireless receiver
    • uncompressed (lossless)
    • 1080p
    • 60Ghz
    • smart antenna (52 elements)
    • pure sound
    • 3Gbps
    • 60fps
  • 3D entertainment - building the standard with the industry to add on integrated chipset in LCD televisions
  • TruMotion 240Hz refresh
  • LED backlight - improves contrast ratio based on 240 adjustable blocks of backlighting
  • More connected devices - Streaming media (Netflix, Yahoo! and YouTube to BluRay players and right to TVs)
  • Pure HD Sound - Mark Levinson tuned product line expanding
  • 2 microphone noise calcelation on phones (like Z9)
  • phones, computers, etc with Wireless ATSC tuners
  • increased energy efficiency in products and manufacturing
  • EnergyStar 3.0 compliant products
  • watch phone with BlueTooth, speakerphone and touch-screen interface (very iPhone)
  • 9 series & 30 models of LCD in 2009
  • 3 series & 6 models of plasma in 2009
  • first wireless LED slimline TV
  • 66% of all QWERTY phones in US are LG
  • more txt than voice in 2008
  • LG Dare (TMobile phone) with image mapping drawing pad (INCREDIBLE)
  • LG solar-powered car kit (speakerphone powered 100% by sun)
  • LG wind-powered phone charger (104 phones per hour totally renewable)

Samsung

Samsung
  • Yahoo! Widget enabled TVs - news, weather, stocks, videos, etc
  • developing WiMax with Sprint
  • Touch of Color line being enhanced with wider color stripes and more choices
  • most eco-friendly certifications of any manufacturer
  • Luxia LED TVs
    • 1" thick with ATSC tuner (1000 model)
    • ecostar 3.0 compliant
    • mercury and lead-free
    • LED 7000 Touch of Color
      • flash-enabled
      • usb movie mode
      • rss media
      • Yahoo! widgets
      • mount puts the TV only 0.6" off the wall (like hanging a picture)
    • LED 8000 Touch of Color
      • 240Hz
      • Ultra-thin
  • LCD 750
    • upgraded to 240Hz in 2009
  • Series 8 Plasma
    • EcoStar 3.0 compliant
    • 1" thick
    • great contrast even in bright rooms
    • 3D capable
  • BluRay
    • BDP4600
      • BD Live support
      • latest soundtrack encoding
      • ejects discs in 1 second
      • WiFi-ready for netflix and pandora, etc
      • 1.5" thick (world's thinest)
      • wall-mountable on 25 degree angle stand
    • HTBD8200
      • full BluRay soundbar
      • 10 minute setup
      • virtual 5.1 surround
      • wireless subwoofer
      • WiFi & bluetooth
  • Digital Cameras
    • HMXH106
      • 64GB solid state drive
      • H.264 compression
      • 12 hours of HD recording
    • HZ10W
      • 10x optical zoom
      • 24mm wide angle lens
      • HD video recording
  • MP3
    • P3
      • 0.39" thick
      • widgets
      • haptic feedback touch screen

Microsoft

Microsoft
  • Windows 7
    • taskbar preview (per tab)
    • snapped windows
    • taskbar now like OSX (apps docked open or not)
    • jump list on taskbar (recent files)
    • peek through windows to desktop
    • networking made easy with homegroup
    • multitouch built-in
  • Windows Mobile
    • flash-based IE!
    • samsung instinct with windows mobile and 5MP camera
    • windows live posting
  • Windows Live & IE 8
    • home.live.com
      • iGoogle + Facebook updates
      • avaiable in hotmail, messenger, etc
    • messenger
      • image tile can be personalized to respond to emoticons
    • email
      • quick add pane in hotmail, etc
      • find a restaurant and add into immediately (for example)
  • Zune
    • 2 million subscriber
    • can now keep 10 songs per month with Zune pass
  • Media Center & MediaRoom
    • at&t DVR records from tv and plays to anywhere
    • turning the web experience into a TV experience
  • Xbox 360
    • largest sales year ever (Xbox or 360)
    • 17 million LIVE subscribers (70% growth)
    • 3 million new in 3rd quarter
    • 150 hours per player of Halo on LIVE
    • 33% more friends since NXE
    • primetime channel - programmed events (like 1 vs 100)
    • 60 million DLC downloads for music games
    • 80% of all music game downloads on LIVE
  • Kodu
    • game development platform
    • designed to help kids learn programming
    • allows people to design and sell games
    • very simple to create and edit
  • Symantec Analysis
    • can look at a document and look for relevant data
    • creates a flow-chart of the document & highlights relevant data

Song

Sony
  • Sony ebook reader sold higher than expected, despite econemy
  • Walkman
    • X-series
      • 3" OLED touch screen
      • integrated noise cancelation & WiFi
  • Ericsson
    • W508 (Walkman)
      • 8 designer covers
      • 3G clamshell
      • music features for full MP3
    • C510 (Cybershot)
      • 3.2MP
      • face detection
      • smile shutter
      • YouTube
  • Photo Frames
    • 2 10"
    • SVGA resolution
    • 1-2GB
    • Bluetooth
    • Widescreen
    • HDMI output
  • Handycam
    • HDR-CX100
      • full HD
      • 8GB embedded
      • smile shutter
    • HDR-520V
      • 120GB Hard drive
      • 101 hours of HD video
      • 12MP CMOS censor
      • GPS
      • smile shutter
    • Webbie HD cameras
      • MPEG-4 compression
      • 5x optical zoom
      • essentially the DXG branded Sony
  • Vaio
    • all new models include BD Live
    • Vaio P-series
      • 1.4 pounds
      • size of business envelope
      • 3G WAN on VZW
      • 802.11n
      • bluetooth
      • GPS
      • Xross media bar
      • webcam
      • available end of January
  • OLED TVs
    • 0.9" thin
    • 11" screen
    • 21" and 27" models coming
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 5,500 tons of recycled electronics through Sony
  • XBR9 HDTV
    • 240Hz
    • internet content
    • Yahoo! widgets
  • protype - glasses w/TV built-in
  • by 2011 90% of Sony products will connect to the Internet and each other
  • WiFi CyberShot
    • send photos right to flickr, etc
    • free access to at&t WiFi hotspots
  • alarm clock with streaming audio/video
    • looks like digital photo frame
    • touch screen
    • embedded widgets
    • customizable
  • Flex OLED!
  • 10 million BluRay sales in North America
  • Sony Online Entertainment
    • Free Realms
      • MMORPG
      • for younger players and families
      • of interest to both boys and girls
  • glass-block solar cell
  • sugar-based bio-battery

PlayStation

PlayStation
  • PlayStation Network
    • MTV Networks are entering the PS Store
  • PlayStation Home
    • 3.1 million downloads
    • over $1 million in sales for a beta
    • EA has joined development team
  • Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
    • connect to Resistance 2 on PS3
      • infect PSP (get weapons and intel from other game)
      • control game with PS3 DualShock3 controller
  • Infamous (PS3)
    • electrical NY apocolypse (force unleashed-ish)
    • trailer even says "Do I fight this dark force I unleashed?"
  • Killzone 2 (PS3)
    • more lightening
    • graphically intense
    • only the videos can do this one justice

Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray
  • 10 million units includes PS3s
  • adoption rates of formats at the 3 year mark
    • TV - 3%
    • Color TV - 0.5%
    • VHS - 0.5%
    • CD - 2%
    • DVD - 4.5%
    • HDTV - 1%
    • BluRay - 7.5%
  • 1100 titles available
  • dark knight sold 1 million copies alone
  • 2008 saw the first 1 million and 8 million unit sales months
  • 75% of players sold are BD Live capable
  • digital copy feature gaining ground
  • no formal 3D BluRay program in place
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