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Wednesday, January 05, 2005
The San Jose Mercury News has a great preview article covering the Consumer Electronics Show which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas. Apparently Bill Gates is doing a keynote to try and justify the existence of a monopolistic software company in a wireless living room through Microsoft Windows*, a similar song-and-dance routine is expected on the following two days by Carly Forina and Craig Barrett - yawn, why not just get Michael Jackson or Siegfried and Roy instead? *Microsoft Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation (and they are welcome to it!). According to the article the big themes this year in new products are:
Portable devices: Sony's tombstone like PSP portable games and media console gets its US launch, portable DVD and video players, satellite radios
Cell phones featuring WiFi internet access
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity for televisions and other home entertainment equipment in place of reliable and inexpensive cabling
HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray: battle of the future DVD standards for even more commentaries and subtitle languages