I know that we're late to the show (literally), but we're still excited to get our geek on at CES 2011. We've only missed one show in the past 5 years, and we're hoping that this will be the best yet. If you see a couple of guys walking around ogling the booth babes and getting alarmingly aroused by all the new Android phones and tablets around, you've found us (and just about every other guy at CES).
So here are the top three things I'll be looking for at CES 2011:
1. The next generation of Android smartphones
It looks like there have been some very exciting phones announced so far at CES from all of your usual suspects. Motorola announced the Atrix 4G and my potential next phone, the Droid Bionic:
LG, HTC, and Samsung all look like they have some awesome phones in the pipeline for 2011. I'm especially intrigued by the LG Optimus, shown here (although it does resemble the iPhone a bit too much):
2. The first set of Honeycomb Android Tablets
I came close to pulling the trigger on buying one of the recently released Archos Android Tablets, but I decided to be patient to see what 2011 and Honeycomb would bring. I'm glad I did. It looks like there will be quite a few Android Tablets to choose from, including options from Samsung (the already released Galaxy Tab will come out in a Wifi only option), LG, Panasonic, Asus, NEC, Toshiba, Vizio, and of course, Motorola, which just announced the Xoom Tablet yesterday:
I'm still waiting to see the price on these, and I will probably go with the best tablet that comes in Wifi only flavor because I just don't want to pay for another data plan.
3. The new internet TV devices
Although we saw the Boxee Box last year:
We didn't see the new Google TV until it came out just in time for the holiday season last year, and I think we're going to see a lot more options for connecting your TV to the internet. I'm not buying into the whole 3D TV craze because I don't think it will become popular until they can figure out how to provide a 3D experience without the goofy glasses.
We'll try to post a lot of photos from our experience at CES of both the gadgets and the booth babes, so come back to check them out!