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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  • 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.

  • 2008...

    2006 winner: The Creative Vision Zen:M  music player was slated to be an iPod killer with a brighter screen, better battery life, a voice recorder and an FM tuner, the $330, and  30GB storage. And look at those colors.

  • 2007...

    2007 winner: The first combination HD DVD-Blu-ray player, the LG BH100, took the grand prize at the height of the war between the two video playback formats. Unfortunately for those who bought this one at $1,200 -- HD DVD was soon declared the loser so a combo player lost its usefulness except for those who liked to watch old movies.

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.