Tablets are expected to steal the 2011 CES, which gets under way January 6 in Las Vegas. Traditional technologies will nevertheless have their moments. New smartphones and the latest gaming advances will make headlines. However as the year of the tablet begins with CES 2011, notably absent are the company all others try to emulate.
Beating CES 2011 is an Apple objective
There could be resemblances between CES 2010 and CES 2011. This is what the previous suggest. There was a Microsoft windows tablet shown off at last year’s annual technology trade show. It never went anywhere though. Apple independently announced its iPad a few weeks later. The iPad hit stores in April, and more than 14 million have been sold. Jan 6 is when CES 2011 will be introduced. Then, devices can be introduced for attention by many more tablet manufacturers. The Mac App store will come out that day too. Many tech pundits expect Steve Jobs will upstage the also-rans at Consumer Electronics Show 2011 by using the occasion to preview Apple's iPad 2.
Making up ground to the leader, Apple
At Consumer Electronics Show 2011, several PC and mobile phone manufacturers want to try and catch up to Apple. The feature for Samsung can be the Galaxy tablet. Evidently 1 million units have already been sold. There will be several tablet devices unveiled. They will be from ASUS, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion (RIM). The players have some success in front, analysts suggest, because of the IPad success. But not a soul anticipates that Apple's considerable lead within the tablet industry could be threatened by a raft of cheap imitations racing to the bottom as they compete on price.
CES 2011 may have more
CES 2011 might be all about tablets; but smartphones will even make headlines with devices that continue to promise cable-caliber high speed internet connections that have been promised since Consumer Electronics Show 2010. Android phones for Verizon’s 4G high-speed LTE network can be introduced by Motorola, HTC and others. Internet-connected TVs will even proliferate, also as automobiles and household appliances that access wireless data networks to receive remote commands from their owners.
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