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CES 2012: Ballmer highlights Windows phone, Windows 8, Xbox Kinect

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CES 2012: Ballmer highlights Windows phone, Windows 8, Xbox Kinect

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At CES in Las Vegas, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest talks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about what to expect from the software giant in 2012. Ballmer previews the new Windows phone OS, Windows 8's metro UI and new Xbox Kinect features.

speaker 1: Here's my Windows phone right there if you will... you can kind of see... Speaker 2: I hate the face of Bill Gates. Speaker 1: Okay, my buddy, Bill Gates... but since I missed the call from Bill. (??) give a call, 607 (??) you want us to call him back? But you can see what I have here is the things that are most important to me. There's Bill. There's our leadership team, the weather, my family. It's all kind of laid out there front and center. Speaker 2: Kim Kardashian. Speaker 1: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian. I'm with the program, bud. I'm with the program. But what happens is as things change. Speaker 2: Yeah. Speaker 1: people twit. They post. They e-mail, they (??) and all gets put together right there for you, right on the screen. What's important to you isn't writing up e-mail, or writing up the text, what's going on with brother, sister, co worker, your twitter feed whatever the case, whatever the case maybe. And literally, my own case, I'm in regular touch with hundreds of people and yet I get it consolidated down toward a glance. I can really see what's going on. And today, we had a chance with Nokia and AT&T to unveil the Nokia Lumia 900. Speaker 2: Yes. Speaker 1: It's really an incredible phone. It's blazing fast on the AT&T network. It's got this 4.3 inch AMOLED clear black display and it will be heavily promoted in all 2400 of AT&T stores here in the US in the next few months and really with Windows 8, we've re imagine Windows all the way from the chip set through to the user experience and it will deliver a no compromise experience, the best to the PC and the best of the tablet. We kicked that off last year at CES and we're even more excited this year. Speaker 3: So here I am at start. In Windows, start is your home screen. It's your starting point and with Windows 8, we've re imagined it to be immersive, fast, fluid, personal and dynamic. The tiles, they act as a Window into your apps without you even having to launch them. They're alive and they're always up to date. Windows 8 is designed to work with Touch and with the mouse and keyboard. So no matter how large or how small your screen or screens, you have what you need. So whether you have 10-inch screen or 4, 30 inch HD screens, Windows 8 is going to bring you that no compromise experience. Speaker 4: Let me show you the magical voice with connect. X box, Apps, video, games, music, social. There's all the people I care about. Games, my games, simply by using my voice, I can quickly pull up games like Gear 3 or connect games where I can (??) on the dance floor, fly through Disneyland or throw the touch down pass with connect sports season 2 and now with (??) you say it and X box finds it. X-box bring Harry Potter and the deathly Hollows Part 2. A single voice command and I can search across everything available now on X box movies, TV shows, games, sound tracks they're all there. Speaker 2: Hi, everyone. Today, my friend, (Einsley?) and I are going to share with you connect Sesame Street TV. It's one of our first initiatives in delivering 2 way TV. So just play around kiddo. Oh, can you get the tiger? to make him scared. Good job. Speaker 1: you know with the stuff you just saw though, we're just getting started. The number of things you can do with interactive entertainment, video and interactivity next together could be amazing. Speaker 2: That's why I find interesting is how people are starting to think about applying the magic of connect far beyond entertainment. Speaker 1: Yeah, really the ability for the computer to see you, to recognize you, to hear you, it really spark the imagination and just this connect revolutionize the entertainment. We'll see it revolutionize other industry, education, health care and many many more.

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