CES (Consumer Electronics Show) for 2012 starts just next week which is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This new show for January has normally been a tradition for newer products to be showcased and also trends for the electronics market, aswell. Although it has been noted by the LA Times that, there doesn’t seem to be just one single theme for this year’s show.
This year, though, the Next Big Thing remains elusive. Despite what is expected to be a record number of exhibitors and attendees, many analysts agree that no single device or technology has emerged to define the show.
Meanwhile Apple hasn’t ever had their feet in any CES ever, and their basic inspiration within the industry has always been known from past shows before. All of the third-party vendors obviously will be showing up at Apple’s own related wares inside the 80,000 sq. footed iLounge pavilion of course.
Here’s some very early items that may be interesting to some people that we have seen already within the news that leads into the show coming up.
Gorilla Glass 2
A company called Corning will be showcasing their next gen generation of Gorilla Glass at this show. Apple has been known to use the ellegant damage-resistant Gorilla Glass inside the iPhone, the original one, and also it is believed that the company is still using the glass in the current iPhone’s.
The company Corning was very limited with information about the newest glass in what they might have done to improve it, though they at least hinted that it would provide better protection for devices with much thinner designs within future gadgets. And and a more much detailed product announcement will be coming on Monday, January 9th, 2012.
It has been reported by The Wall Street Journal that the television set company Vizio is now making plans to enter the PC market to try to attempt to compete with Apple on both the price and also looks.
Vizio, which also produces Blu-ray players and a tablet, says it worked on its computer designs for two years in attempts to offer an aesthetic that competes with Apple Inc.’s popular products but at a lower price.
Vizio says it spent months, for example, shaving millimeters from its desktop computer so the central processing chip could hide in a sleek base while the screen stands attached to its thin aluminum neck.
The newest competitor will be planning on revealing a 24″ and 27″ desktop LCD monitor models, plus a 15″ laptop and 14″, and last but not least a 15″ ultra-super-light model lineup at the 2012 CES. A full gallery has been provided by Engadget of the newest upcoming product line. The company has also claimed that their products will be priced at much lower costs compared to Apple’s prices for their product lineup.
Nokia Windows Phone
It is expected of Nokia to release their Lumia 900 Windows Phone.
An article by NYTimes is detailing some of the competition to be seen in 2012 for being a very difficult year for Microsoft and their Windows Phone newest strategies behind it.
The Ultrabook from Intel is a strategy from them that is expected to be a major highlight of CES with much newer models being shown. The nice looking, MacBook Air-alike design of these new notebooks is to be expected to allow intel to make up for a big share of the laptop designs that are going to made in the near future too.
On a side note of my own personal opinion, I do not know why Apple had to name their laptops “books” in the first place, and it looks like other manufacturers are stealing the name now aswell. And does Microsoft have a chance at the smartphone market?, I have no doubt in my mind that they don’t, and won’t ever. But they can survive that kind of thing, bigtime, easily. It’s Microsoft anyways. I just don’t ever see myself ever buying a Windows smartphone, ever, anyways. I think other competitors other than Apple in the smartphone industry have a bigger shot at Apple if they up the ante with music syncronization, which Apple takes the lead right now in. I only want an iPhone because it’s so easy to sync music with that phone, and I am an audiophile, and some people aren’t, but believe me there are alot of audiophiles out there and that’s one of the main reasons of the success behind the iPhone in my own opinion. First is iTunes, Music playback and because Apple is cool, and don’t forget to buy an iPhone ALSO because Steve Jobs died in October.