Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft's Ballmer Displays Tablet PCs, New HTC Phone, Video at CES

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-01-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Microsoft's Ballmer Displays Tablet PCs, New HTC Phone, Video at CES

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft's Ballmer Displays Tablet PCs, New HTC Phone, Video at CES
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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