Microsoft will "have something" at CES 2013

The Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) has always been kind of a big deal for Microsoft. They have always held the main keynote slot, but this year they famously ended their relationship with the show's organizers. Next year, Qualcomm will take that prime spot, going all out for the show.

However, VentureBeat reports that Microsoft will still have a presence there, even though it will be greatly diminished compared to past years. Gary Shapiro, president of the CEA, said "Microsoft will have something there". As to what exactly that something is he gave no hints. Nor did Microsoft.

What will likely happen is Microsoft will simply have a showroom for their present devices including all the brand new phones running Windows Phone 8, their Surface tablet, and Windows 8 itself. They might actually show off the Pro version of their Surface tablet as well, which is supposed to come out in about 3 months, making it a good fit for the CES timetable.

Whatever happens, we'll have to wait and see. If something new comes up be sure we'll keep you up to date, but don't expect much from Microsoft at CES in January.

Source: VentureBeat

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Doesn't CES sound like the best time for them to actually show off and let people try the Surface Pro? Or even open up pre-orders for it, that'd be something.

calimike said,
Windows 8.1, Microsoft Surface 2, Surface mini, Windows Phone 8.1 and XBOX 720

Or the Pro version of Surface, which we already know is coming out in January.

FoxieFoxie said,
Windows Phone 9
Xbox 720
Surface 2
Surface phone
and Microsoft House

How come people call the next gen Xbox "Xbox 720"?

The Xbox 360 is talking about 360 degrees right? Like a complete full circle? As if the Xbox 360 will make your gaming complete?

720 I assume is talking about resolution... if it were so, wouldnt they call it Xbox 1080p? Why 720? Why even a resolution? Why not just call it Xbox 3 since we still don't know the official name?

:-/ Maybe I'm just over thinking it.

MidTxWRX said,

How come people call the next gen Xbox "Xbox 720"?

The Xbox 360 is talking about 360 degrees right? Like a complete full circle? As if the Xbox 360 will make your gaming complete?

720 I assume is talking about resolution... if it were so, wouldnt they call it Xbox 1080p? Why 720? Why even a resolution? Why not just call it Xbox 3 since we still don't know the official name?

:-/ Maybe I'm just over thinking it.


I never even thought of resolution when thinking Xbox 720.. I always just though 360 x 2 equals 720...

markrobinson85 said,

I never even thought of resolution when thinking Xbox 720.. I always just though 360 x 2 equals 720...

Ohhhhhhhhh now it makes sense.


Maybe they'll call the next PlayStation the PS6

Because PS3 x2 =6

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