For the first time in a long time, Microsoft didn’t kick off the CES electronics show with a keynote address—last year, the software giant announced it would sit out the 2013 edition. With Apple, Microsoft, and Google all absent, it’s been Samsung’s show so far. Here’s what happened on the first day of the industry’s largest convention, which will run through Friday. Samsung wowed on day one, introducing an ultra high-definition, 110-inch TV, an internet-connected refrigerator with a touchscreen and apps, and a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch tablet. Its F8000 TV will be between 46 and 75 inches and can be controlled with a users’ voice; and it will be Internet- and social networking-enabled. The company’s “Smart Hub” will act as a kind of home screen for TV watchers, allowing people to use hand gestures to navigate through different TV options.
CES 2013: Samsung Wows on Day One With TVs, Tablets & More
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).