286 booths, and nary an iPhone in sight. In fact, a lot of the gadgets on display here were first released in 2007. Welcome to CAN InfoTech: the CES of Nepal.
New device categories almost invariably fall between preexisting ones. Sometimes they find a useful niche, like netbooks. Other times, they seem like obsessive compulsive attempts to fill a tiny, intentional gap in the spectrum of consumer electronics. Like MID phones!
A Cult of Mac's source says that Apple will "go large" at CES next year, replacing Macworld. Wait, didn't Apple just say that they were killing Macworld because they think trade shows are irrelevant?
Even though Apple pulling out of Macworld after this year probably spells the end, IDG is going on record saying they're barreling ahead with Macworld 2010. No, it's not the most shocking announcement, since Macworld is arguably one of the brighter jewels in IDG's portfolio of trade shows that includes everything from…
Seeing Apple pull out of Macworld and hearing talk of poor turnout at CES make us speculate on the future of trade shows—like automakers and newspapers, are they another institution on the endangered-species list?
We're still digging for confirmation, but meanwhile, word has it that E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo that's a mecca for gamers, electronics/techno vendors and the press that covers them, could be killed or at least seriously fragged.