International Consumer Electronics Show(CES) 2012, the major trade show focusing on technology related products to be held at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada in United States from January 10 -13. The main attraction of this show would be the unveiling of new products by the major electronic companies and also the announcements of upcoming products. It is expected that more than 1.4 lakh people would be attending thus making it the biggest products launch show in USA.
The first International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in June 1967 in New York City pulling around 17,500 people to attend the mega event. From 1978 to 1994 the CES was decided to be held twice in a year. But later in 1998, the organizers thought of making the show at once in a year format and deciding Las Vegas as the regular location.
Highlights of the CES during various years
• 2005- Samsung displayed 102-inch (2.6 m) plasma television
• 2008 - Panasonic released a 150 inch Plasma TV
• 2009 - Dell introduced Dell Adamo subnotebook
• 2011- Motorola Xoom tablet, Samsung Infuse 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Motorola CLIQ 2, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Atrix 4G, Mitsubishi's 92-inch model 3D TV, Toshiba Glasses Free 4K 3D TV, Samsung Plasma 3D HD TV series named D8000, LG LED 3D TV.
The CES 2012 would be a splendid show as expected more companies would come forward with their own new products. Microsoft already said that the 2012 CES would be their last show. The show will have the display of upcoming tablets in 2012, upcoming mobile phones in 2012, upcoming other gadgets in 2012. Microsft CEO Steve Ballmer would be a major speaker who will describe about the company's upcoming Windows 8 operating system in the show. 2012 will be the year of Ultra books.
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