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CES 2010 BlackBerry coverage

As you can see from my recent posts I had a busy week at CES.  In addition to all the news I covered below I was also on the BlackBerry beat for BerryReporter.  You can see all my BerryReporter CES posts including videos here.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

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Jan 17, 2010 Posted by | CES, Hardware, Mobile, News, Video Features | , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: Asus adds new Republic of Gamers gear

Asus is getting serious about gaming.  Really serious.  To save you reading about just how serious they are, watch this video where Asus’s Product Manager for Republic of Gamers talks me through what’s new for CES 2010.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 10, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Gaming, Hardware, News, Video Features | , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: Samsung’s incredible booth show

Samsung and LG have incredible setups at CES this year, but Samsung really steals the limelight with its amazing booth entry show.  Check out the video for a front row seat, which also includes some ridiculously thin TVs and of course lots of other juicy tech stuff.  Video above, gallery below.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 10, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Hardware, Home Theater, Photo & Video, Mobile, Video Features | , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: LG booth walkthrough

LG and Samsung both have colossal booths at CES this year, each of which feels like being in a mini-village of technology.  Here’s a walkthrough of LG’s floor space.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 9, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Hardware, Home Theater, Photo & Video, Mobile, News, Video Features | , , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: enTourage eDGe eBook & internet dual screen tablet

Of the many, many eBook readers at CES the enTourage eDGe is a genuinely innovative design.  Employing a two screen design like several OEM concepts, the eDGe is a production device powered by a Marvel CPU running Android.  The left screen is an e-ink eBook reader and the right screen is an internet browser and Android application interface.  There’s USB connectivity, onboard sound and memory card support.  The current version of the eDGe does not support flash video, which would surely make it a killer media platform, however this is in the works for future releases.  Enjoy the hands-on video demo above and gallery below.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 9, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Hardware, Mobile, News, Video Features | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: The CES 2010 gallery part 2

Here are some more of our best shots from Vegas to feast your eyes upon…

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 9, 2010 Posted by | Audio, CES, Computing, Gaming, Hardware, Home Theater, Photo & Video, Mobile | , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: Intel shows off Core i7 3D gaming

3D is everywhere at CES and Intel was busy showing off a Core i7 3D gaming rig earlier today.  They think this is going to be big, and frankly if there’s a good use-case for 3D in the home then gaming may well be it.  I caught up with Intel to find out how it all works, check out the video above for the discussion and demo…

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 7, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Gaming, Hardware, News, Video Features | , , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: The CES 2010 gallery part 1

Start salivating now, here are the the shots from the show floor so far…

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 7, 2010 Posted by | Audio, CES, Computing, Gaming, Hardware, Home Theater, Photo & Video, Mobile | , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: Archos 9 tablet is smooooooth

I got some hands-on time with the Archos 9 tablet today and it is a seriously cool device.  Running Windows 7, the Archos 9 feels great in the hand, looks amazing and is sure to win many fans.  On the downside it was a little heavier than I would ideally have liked and would probably be tiring to hold after some time.  Additionally the 9″ touch screen, while responsive, cries out for a large finger-friendly interface rather than the standard Windows 7 front end.  Although it does have a usefully large on-screen keyboard.

Video above, gallery below…

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 7, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Hardware, Mobile, Video Features | , , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: MSI X420

MSI’s thin and light line continues to grow with the X420.  This Intel SU7300 powered notebook feels far more sturdy than last year’s X-Slim releases and features a cute chicklet keyboard alond with an ATI Radeon 5430 discrete GPU.  Looks like a sweet (data) ride, but you can judge for yourself in the gallery below.

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 5, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Mobile, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

theONbutton@CES: Lenovo U1 multitouch slate-notebook separates itself from the pack

Day One of CES produced an amazing product in the Lenovo U1 at CES Unveiled.  I was blown away by this device, which initially looked like a small notebook until the Lenovo rep pulled the screen out to reveal its dual function as a slate.  There’s a video below, and the details known at this stage are that the slate is powered by a Snapdragon CPU with its own storage while the main notebook body has an Intel CULV doing the driving.  When docked to the main body the whole shebang runs Windows 7.  The Snapdragon-powered slate when on its own runs a multitouch non-Windows OS.

Enjoy the video and the gallery photos, I sure enjoyed taking them :-)

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 5, 2010 Posted by | CES, Computing, Hardware, Mobile, News, Video Features | , , , , , | 1 Comment

theONbutton@CES: CES begins today!

It’s CES week again and we’ll be bringing you the best of the show from sunny Las Vegas.

Stay tuned for updates from CES Unveiled at The Venetian later today, followed by keynotes from Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO), Paul Otellini (Intel CEO) later this week. The show floor opens on Thursday.

In the meantime hit the CES category link to see what previous years brought, and amuse yourself predicting what this year’s show will bring. No prizes for guessing that 3D will be everywhere!

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Jan 5, 2010 Posted by | CES | , | Leave a comment

CES 2010 New York Preview

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Gary Shapiro, President and CEO or the Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro and his team presented some interesting info at yesterday’s CES 2010 preview in New York.  Here are some choice inclusions:

  • 2010 holiday spending will likely be down 3% compared to 2009.   By comparison 2008 holiday spending was down 15% on 2007.
  • Overall gift spending is likely to be up 4% but consumer electronics (CE) gift spending is likely to rise by 8%.  Average CE gift spending per person is likely to be $222 this year compared to $206 in 2008.
  • Holiday spend on computers is projected to rise by 17.3% projected for Q4 2009 compared to Q4 2008
  • 80% of consumers are hoping for a CE gift this year.
  • Netbooks have appeared for the first time in the top ten gifts desired by teenagers.
  • We are more likely to see retailers pushing value-oriented bundles of multiple devices and higher margin feature-rich offerings than a flood of basic cheap devices.
  • The explosion of affordable devices in the 7-13 inch spectrum is likely to continue.  These are likely to be comprised of mainly netbooks or e-book readers.  I also expect the new class of Intel’s Ultra Low Voltage CPU powered ultraportables to eat into netbook sales in this class of screen size and weight.
  • 14% of tech enthusiasts and 8% of other consumers own a netbook.
  • 6% of tech enthusiasts and 4% of other consumers have e-readers such as a Kindle or competing devices.

…and there was a funky stat from Gary that more than 1,200 hours of video footage is uploaded to YouTube every hour!

Frank Davis, Ford’s Executive Director of North American Product Development was also on hand to talk about the technology present in the current Taurus, which was announced as the official car of CES 2010.

Monster Cable announced that John Legend will perform at the CES 2010 Retail Awards ceremony.

Happy holiday shopping, keep the economy going y’all :)

Neil Berman

www.theonbutton.com

Nov 11, 2009 Posted by | CES, Hardware, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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