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World's largest consumer electronics show concludes in Las Vegas
A man walks past LED televisions at the Haier booth during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States of America, Jan. 7, 2010. The world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow runs Jan. from 7 to 10

The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) concluded in Las Vegas on Sunday. It drew are cord 330 new exhibitors and impressed visitors with major technology trends.

"The innovations unveiled this week at the 2010 International CES brought new optimism and opportunity to our industry and the global economy," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association, the organizor of the show. "This show exceeded expectations with its innovation, optimism and excitement."

Cutting-edge technology trends wowed crowds throughout the show floor including advancements in 3D technology, mobile DTV, tablets, netbooks, eReaders, apps, connected TVs, embedded internet technologies and green technology. Major innovations creating a buzz from CES included Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Microsoft's Project Natal and Sprint's 4G network.

One of the hottest topic at the show is 3D television. The CEA estimates that 2.2 million 3-D sets will be sold in 2010 and that by 2013 more than 25 percent of all televisions sold will be 3D-TVs.

Another positive surprise in the consumer electronics industry has been devices that play Blu-ray disks. The association estimates that more than 7million of the players -- many of which have Internet connections -- were shipped in 2009, more than double that of 2008.

"The 2010 CES featured a record number of new exhibit areas on the show floor highlighting cutting-edge technology trends that will redefine our industry," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of CEA.

"The iLounge Pavilion included 100 companies and featured the latest apps and accessories for iPod, iPhone and Mac products -- the largest display of its kind in CES history -- and areas such as Living in Digital Times unveiled the next generation of innovation for consumers of all demographics."

In addition to the innovative gadgets, the 2010 International CES featured dynamic keynote addresses from industry leaders including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Ford's Alan Mulally, Intel's Paul Otellini, Nokia's Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs and Hisense's Zhou Houjian.

More than 250 conference sessions took place over the four days of the 2010 CES spanning industry topics ranging from distracted driving to social media.

Preliminary registration figures indicate more than 120,000 industry professionals attended the 2010 International CES, up from the 2009 CES which hosted 113,085 verified attendees. International attendance also increased over the 2009 CES by more than 1,000 attendees.

Source: Chinaview

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