I’ve followed the tech industry for years, and this is always a huge time of the year. That’s right, it’s CES time – the Consumer Electronics Show takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is a HUGE gathering with all things tech. I’m incredibly excited to be attending the show this year with RadioShack as we partner with Gizmodo!
We’ll be hitting the show floor every day with a video crew to bring you videos of the coolest new phones, tablets, TV, laptops, and any other gadget we can find. We’ll have a daily recap up on Gizmodo every afternoon, so if you want to get a snapshot of what’s going down in Vegas, that’s the best place to watch. We’ll also have all of our videos posted to The Shack Blog throughout the day, so you can check there, as well.
If you just think I’m awesome and want to follow along all day long, you should follow @RadioShackLIVE on Twitter – that’s where most of my CES-related tweets will be, live from the show floor with photos and such. It’s going to be a CRAZY week, so you won’t want to miss it.
This is also poised to be a pretty significant CES this year as Nokia prepares to unleash what it’s calling ‘Operation Rolling Thunder‘ in the U.S. Now, if I had a dollar for every time I’d heard a Nokia executive say they were going to focus on the U.S. market, I would probably be relaxing on a beach somewhere.
Thus far, in 2011, Nokia finally gave up on the aging Symbian platform and switched to using Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. You already know my thoughts on Windows Phone (spoiler: I like it), and I’m pretty impressed that Nokia is already launching a Windows Phone device on a U.S. carrier – the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile. However, T-Mobile is the smallest of the top 4 carriers in the U.S., so it’ll be a much bigger deal if Nokia can convince AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint to launch a device.
The rumor (pretty much confirmed by the NYTimes) is that Nokia and AT&T will announce a high-end Windows Phone device, the Lumia 900. The last smartphone that Nokia was able to convince AT&T to carry was the disastrous ‘Surge‘, so it’s entirely likely AT&T was a little bit gun-shy with Nokia. We’ll have to see what the Lumia 900 amounts to.
So, with that, I’m off – don’t forget to follow @RadioShackLIVE on Twitter so you can keep up with the latest CES news from the show floor, and keep up on The Shack Blog so you can see all my awesome videos, too.