And the Madness Begins @ CES’11

Base camp @ The Wynn

After leaving on a 6 am flight (with an unscheduled stopover in Cincinnati for some reason) I’ve finally arrived in Vegas for CES’11.  Let the madness begin!  The plane ride itself seemed like one big networking session with more mobile devices than one could imagine.  Many including myself required  carry-on bags just to get all their devices onto the plane.  I’m a newbie here so I was getting advice left and right.  As soon as the aircraft reached 34,000 feet it seemed like mini breakout  sessions had already begun.  Everyone from journalists, designers, engineers and venture capitalists all eager to get a head start.  I walked away with 5 business cards alone from the Admirals Lounge.

Here’s my goal for the week:  I’m going to attempt to blog throughout the day entirely from my mobile device (in this case a Sprint Evo 4G).  In addition, I’ll be posting nightly entries of some initial impressions from each day.

As a precursor to my posts, I wanted to lead with a couple of CES forecasts from Sean Dubravac, Chief Economist of CEA

  1. The Year of the Tablet: 80+ tablets are said to be in production for 2011, expect lots of different screen sizes
  2. The Year of 3D, Again: the entire 3D eco-system will be highlighted
  3. Internet Enabled Everything: Bringing the Internet directly to the TV
  4. App-lication: On televisions, tablets & mobile devices, inroads are expected in personal health & fitness as well as cameras, autos & digital displays

Make sure to check out the Flickr streams, tweets, Foursquare check-ins and the likes.  Get ready for a busy week with lots of posts and images.  Time to head down to the casino to do a little networking of my own.

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