I’m planning to meet 150,000 of my closest friends in Las Vegas next week for the 2013 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Tune in January 7-11, when I will be broadcasting my shows live from the CES show floor. We will be set up in the media broadcast tower with a prime spot to grab special guests and follow the action via live webcam.
There are all kinds of rumors circulating of what products will make their debut at the show. Here are a few of the hot ones:
Something big is coming from Samsung. It may simply be the highly rumored rebranding of the company. Samsung wants a new look and feel that would be more appropriate for the world leader in consumer electronics. Think about out-Apple-ing, Apple and you’ll be on the right track. Or, it could be a tablet with a QWERTY keyboard. That rumor has been swirling around for some time. Or, maybe we’ll see the Galaxy S4 up close and personal.
Sony and LG are going to have 84″ UHD sets on display. They will be production units that are available now. Samsung & Westinghouse may be showing 110″ UHD sets. And Panasonic will probably have a 156″ UHD set for your viewing pleasure.
Samsung Display (the official spin-off from Samsung Electronics) could be showing a 5.5″ 720p HD flexible display (Think smartphones that don’t break when you sit on them). And, we may also see a 55″ HDTV that can bend in “significant ways.” Shelf-talkers and cereal boxes may never be the same. Hurry up, wrap that telephone pole with a television set.
Huawei’s new D2 smartphone has a 1080p HD display, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and a 13-megapixel camera.
Imagine a Polaroid digital camera with WiFi, interchangeable lenses running Google’s Android operating system. Would the pictures be good enough to get you to carry one, and use it instead of the camera in your iPhone or Galaxy S3? You be the judge.
Medfield is Intel’s low-power, all-singing, all-dancing, get in Qualcomm’s face chipset. If Intel shows off a Medfield-powered tablet or two, it’s going to be game on!