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Posted at 9:19 AM ET, 01/ 6/2011

CES 2011: Day 1 preview

By Hayley Tsukayama

Today is the first full official day of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, after kicking off with a keynote from Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer last night. You can check out Rob's live-blog of the keynote here.

Looking ahead to today, a lot of buzz will likely be about mobile and the move to 4G.

Verizon will be holding a press conference at 1 p.m., where they're expected to talk about what their 4G plans are. They'll likely announce the much-leaked HTC Thunderbolt, which advertises itself as the first 4G phone on Verizon and maybe 4G phones from Motorola and Samsung as well. There's a lot of speculation over whether or not they'll be announcing an iPhone for Verizon -- sneaking a little bit of Apple into CES after all.

Verizon chief executive Ivan Seidenberg is also giving a keynote address today with Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro on the state of the consumer electronics industry.

T-Mobile also has a press conference today, where more 4G announcements are likely. The company gave a sneak peek at its G-Slate tablet Wednesday night, tweeting out a YouTube video of the tablet in action.

Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler is also giving a keynote today, as is Samsung President Boo-Keun Yoon.

Stadler's speech is notable given the huge amount of car tech being introduced at the show, including GM's announcement that it will extend its popular OnStar service to almost any car.

It will also be interesting to see what else Samsung will say, after revealing a Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab and a plethora of new phones, cameras, televisions and Blu-ray players on Tuesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 6, 2011; 9:19 AM ET
Categories:  CES 2011, Car Toys, Gadgets, Mobile  
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Comments

I wonder how many people actually attend the Consumer Electronics Show, and how many just use it as "cover" so they can attend the "other" convention that is in town this week...

;-)

Posted by: jgmann | January 6, 2011 11:45 AM | Report abuse

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