The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, has officially kicked off in Las Vegas!
Last night, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did things a little differently this year – involving a surprise host, Ryan Seacrest, a musical interlude and product demonstrations.
Seacrest interviewed Ballmer, who announced continued momentum for Microsoft consumer products and demonstrations of Xbox 360 with Kinect and Windows Phone. The conversation highlighted the past year’s accomplishments and alluded to what’s ahead in 2012. Some of the past year’s milestones included:
Additionally, several new devices took center stage at CES, as Microsoft OEM partners revealed hot new products that showed off the latest hardware constructed for Windows. New devices included entries from Acer, as they unveiled the world’s thinnest ultramobile PC with the Asprie S5, measuring only 15 mm at the maximal point. To see other major breakthroughs from ASUS, Samsung and Sony involving Windows phones and Windows 7-based PCs, take a look here.
See highlights from Microsoft’s 2012 keynote here and stayed updated with the latest CES news located at the CES News Room.