Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft's Ballmer Displays Tablet PCs, New HTC Phone, Video at CES
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer used the platform of his Jan. 6 keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to promote the company's flagship products, including Bing and Windows 7. While his presentation included precious few major announcements, it nonetheless managed to build some buzz among audience members thanks to the unveiling of three tablet PCs, including one built by Hewlett-Packard. Thanks in part to rampant speculation over Apple's own much-rumored tablet PC, the devices have become one of the most talked-about items at CES. Ballmer cast tablets as a logical step in the evolution of PCs, while also emphasizing how the cloud is increasingly key. Here are some highlights from his keynote.