As promised, the big star of this year's Consumer Electronics Show was the tablet, but Internet connectivity and 3D everything were vying for the spotlight as well.
Motorola plans to dethrone Apple's iPad with its. The Xoom--one of many tablets unveiled at CES--betters the iPad in some ways. It comes standard with front- and rear-facing cameras, including one that can record in HD, compared with none in the current version of the iPad. It also boasts a larger screen with a higher resolution, supports Adobe Flash, and uses Verizon's network instead of AT&T's.
Surprisingly, not everyone is touting the "iPad killer" tablet. In fact,
Like many companies at CES, Sony has its focus on 3D. Indeed, the entertainment and electronics giantthat transcends the company's line of products, from TVs, camcorders, and Blu-ray players to laptops and game titles. Sony Chairman Howard Stringer predicted that 2011 would be "a year in which 3D becomes personal." One of the ways Stringer intends to get into U.S. homes is via a new 3D channel called 3Net, which will launch in the coming months and feature 24-7 3D content.
Some of the 3D products announced at CES:
For many companies, connectivity was a word most associated with TVs. But LG was thinking efficiency over entertainment,, which use a Wi-Fi connection and a smart meter to bring features, such as programming appliances to work at off-peak times or diagnosing appliance problems through customer service online.
GE also showed off its smart appliances, whichwith a smart meter and Nucleus, a phone charger-size gadget which acts as a networking hub for connected devices. GE is also readying an energy display, first shown this week at CES, which is a small screen to show consumers how much energy they are using and give them notifications.
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