As you may have read, Omio is heading off to the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas from January the 8th to January the 11th.
What I’m most looking forward to is the 2 ft high frozen margaritas. You see kids, I’m a bit of a Vegas veteran and while most the other UK tech bloggers will be felled by jet lag and the shock of such abundant and cheap booze I will remain stead fast. I’m a soldier, nothing’s going to stop getting to those exclusive mobile phone press events and reporting it to you, my dear Omio readers. So if there’s any info you want from the conference leave me a messgae here or in the CES post in the forum.
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This Christmas I will putting my body into an intensive training routine to prepare for Vegas. Instead of punching frozen hunks of meat like Rocky or doing press ups and running up steps I will be downing tequillas, going without sleep and eating huge quantities all in preparation for that Vegas experience.
Most people go into a sort of physical and mental shock when they hit Vegas, a bit like Stendahl syndrome but in a casino rather than in Florence. There is a possibility that a lot of bloggers attending the conference will all have nervous break downs due to the sensory overload. Tech blogs all over the world will be filled with incoherent, insane posts along the lines of ‘The horror, the horror’ as bloggers’ minds collapse in on themselves. But you can count on Omio to remain level headed and unfazed by this crazed neon hell.
Highlights of the conference include Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer delivering a keynote speech. Ballmer’s always reminded me of a comedy high school principal in some teen Rom-Com, he wouldn’t be out of place in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for instance. I have always admired his energetic performances,I’m going to set up a Sweat Cam, giving detailed coverage on his damp patches. As soon as I see a drop developing I’ll be straight on Twitter.
Stevie Wonder or someone is doing a speech, he’s a singer or something, never heard of him. But seriously Stevie Wonder!!! I’ve always wanted to see him even if that means watching him do a speech on mobile technology for the visually impaired.
All the major mobile manufacturers will be represented at the conference. The conference gives manufacturers the chance to set out their stall for the coming year, highlighting their plans 2009. Palm is set to have some big announcements. For a full list of exhibitors check out the CES main site. If there’s anything you’d like us to try and find out for you, please get in contact.