For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

Summary: From 2000-2012 the winners of the Best of Show award have had very spotty track records and many were destined for failure.


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  • 2011 winner...

    2011 winner: Motorola Xoom. In a show that featured tablets, this one came out on top of the pack. The Xoom was powered by Android Honeycomb on hardware that included a dual-core processor, 4G-compatibility, HDMI out, and front- and back-facing cameras.

    But things didn't pan out for Motorola and the Xoom. First year sales were very disappointing as this tablet couldn't crack the dominance of Apple's iPad and the quick technological advances going on. You could tell it was going downhill by its sales price. Originally sold for around $800 when it was released in Feb. 2011, it could be bought for $200 just a year later.

  • 2010...

    2010 winner: 3D HDTV was the theme and Panasonic was the big winner with its first-ever attempt at 3D televisons. More important was Panasonic's decision to require the viewer to wear 3D glasses to view the content. This was another first for the industry.

  • 2009...

    2010 Best in Show and People's Voice Award winner: The Palm Pre, along by the new PalmOS took the award for the innovative way it interacted with the user and by its ability to organize. It allowed multitasking and it pulled all your personal information from various sources.

    The Pre hit the market in June, 2010 and was a smash hit with its Sprint version selling 50,000 units on the first day and 100,000 units in the first week. But it was all downhill from there as diappointing sales begam the first week of July. It was replaced less than a year later by the Palm Plus.

Topic: CES

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  • the descriptions dont match the pictures

    And the pictures don't match the years, please fix
    • I know. I was amazed that in 2001 a 500MB storage device

      was the size of a large TV.
      William Farrel
    • Yep

      You're right.

      And Andrea's story wasn't astonishing at all.
  • Embarrassing!

    Does anyone review these before "publishing"? Based on the number of times errors exist, I'd say not!
    • Obviously not

      Yesterday it was a mess.
      Today it is still a mess.
      Andy Smith ... not good
  • Is that list for the best VAPORWARE at CES??

    Except for the XBox, all other devices were either no-shows (ie: never produced) or epic failures.