Will 2012 See the Last Big CES?January 2, 2012 No Comments
This month begins the march to 2012 technology with the Consumer Electronics Show just around the corner. Vendors have already started prebriefings for what will likely be a cascade of announcements all happening in the same one-week time frame.
This will be the last year that Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) keynotes or has a major presence at this show. Like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Microsoft is moving to an event-driven, rather than show-driven, schedule. The reason is showcased by the fact that Microsoft will be announcing Windows 8 about a month before it is really ready to be announced. This makes me wonder if we are having a Comdex moment and this could be the beginning of the end for CES and other massive shows of its type.News