CES 2010 wrapup from a mobile perspective

Summary:Now that I am back and fully recovered from CES, I wanted to create a summary post of my coverage to serve as a resource for future product and service announcements so I can see what I thought at the time I was exposed to them in Vegas. I also learned another CES lesson and that was to skip the CES Unveiled event and tack on a day at the other end so I can spend more time covering the show floor. Digital Experience was great as it always is and I actually found Showstoppers to be the best one I have been to yet, except for the lack of large displays showing the national championship football game. Overall, I was pleased to be back at CES this year after skipping it for CTIA last year and look forward to the event in 2011.

Now that I am back and fully recovered from CES 2010, I wanted to create a summary post of my coverage to serve as a resource for future product and service announcements so I can see what I thought at the time I was exposed to them in Vegas. I also learned another CES lesson and that was to skip the CES Unveiled event and tack on a day at the other end so I can spend more time covering the show floor. Unfortunately, I had too little time to walk the floor and was very disappointed I missed wandering the ebook zone and checking out all the other gadgets. Digital Experience was great as it always is and I actually found Showstoppers to be the best one I have been to yet, except for the lack of large displays showing the national championship football game. Overall, I was pleased to be back at CES this year after skipping it for CTIA last year and look forward to the event in 2011.

If you are ever planning to attend CES, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for lots of walking. I had several meetings and other events that happened to be in the hotel I was staying at so my pedometer count was lower than usual. Here are the results recorded by my new iPod nano for the four days I was in Vegas:

  • Tuesday, 5 January 3,768 steps
  • Wednesday, 6 January 2,311 steps
  • Thursday, 7 January 12,321 steps
  • Friday, 8 January 8,437 steps

I have pretty long legs with a conservative stride length of 30 inches (probably more like 36 inches) so this translates into approximately 1.8 miles to 5.8 miles per day. I have had days up to 7 miles in the past so this was a pretty light walking event this year.

I made several posts related to phones on my Smartphones & Cell Phones blog:

I also made a few posts here on The Mobile Gadgeteer:

I have several photos of gadgets in this image gallery. I also took the shot below with a Nokia N86 as I was in the shuttle line leaving Las Vegas. As you can see, my two favorite T-Mobile devices are in hand, the Nokia N900 and Google Nexus One. I was asked by Jenna Gonzalez, from My Reality Tech to take a photo of me at the show and give her a shout out. My Reality Tech is a new website focused on providing real everyday people's perspective on real everyday technology and I recommend you check it out.

While 3D television was a popular topic, it isn't related to the mobile world I cover so I didn't really spend any time checking them out. Ebook readers and mobile phone accessories were a hit. One of my favorite devices at CES was the Lenovo U1 hybrid tablet device that may find its way into my collection if the price is right.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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