The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) raised the veil of secrecy for a few lucky New York tech writers concerning the 2010 International CES. For those of you that don’t know the Consumer Electronics Show is like the techie Superbowl or maybe it’s more like a cotillion. Everyone has on their best business casual outfits showing off their latest and greatest additions to the tech universe and we journalists, geeks, and gawkers lap it up like honey.
So despite the recession and some gloomy sales statistics, CES promises to be bigger than ever with a 50 percent increase in the gaming section alone. Some of the top trends at the show include the burgeoning field of car tech, which is perfect since the 2010 Ford Taurus has been named as the official car of the event. Ford’s progress with the voice-activated SYNC system has been incredible and will definitely be on display for all to ooh and ahh over. Some other car tech that made the scene was Audiovox’s adaptation of Qualcomm’s FLO TV for in-car use.
3D technology will also have a big showing at the event with Sony leading the charge with their work with the PS3 and their multi-angle 3D displays. And with a number of laptops starting to include the once-kitschy commodity, 3D may have just made it to the big time. In addition, I definitely expect to see a bunch of accessory companies on scene displaying the latest designs in 3D specs. Yeah, we’re geeks, but we don’t want to look like dorks when we’re rocking the 3D glasses.
With all that said, 2010 CES will be the year of the app. With Apple’s app store reaching 100,000 apps with approximately 2 billion served, apps have become kinda a big deal. iPhone continues to lead the app charge but with Android-powered phones, and Palm rolling out their own app stores, apps are no passing fad. In fact, there are a bunch of printers joining the app fray including the Lexmark Pro 905 which made an impressive show at the NY Preview. I was especially taken with the price and the business card scanner (stay tuned for that post).
2010 CES promises to be a blast with tech as far as the eye can see. I’m not going to say I’m drooling with anticipation, I’ll just kindly ask you to hand me a napkin, thank you. Did I mention that the performer for the annual concert presented by Monster Cable will be headlined by John Legend? Ooh, I think I might need a bib!Category: News | Tags: 2010 CES, 2010 Ford Taurus, 3D, android, apple, apps, Audiovox, cars, Consumer Electronic Association, ford, John Legend, Lexmark Pro 905, Monster Cable, palm, PS3, Qualcomm, Sony, SYNC