05:00 AM

CES 2009: A Plethora Of Products Despite Economy

I'm heading off to the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday morning for a few days. Last year was my first experience with the show and this year promises to be much of the same: thousands of new products.

With the design and production cycle spanning good and bad times, there should be plenty of new products even though the number of attendees will be down, which is reflected in cheap room prices this year.

I'm less interested in the products than I am in the business stories and the general mood of the show. I'll be posting video and some short posts throughout the week.

Here are some articles on what we expect from CES this year:

SEATTLE TIMES: Steve Ballmer's rock-star moment as CES keynote

PCWORLD: HDTV and Mobile Gear to Steal CES 2009 Spotlight

PC MAG: Five Trends to Bet On at CES

REUTERS: In tough times, Vegas CES gets smaller

CNET: The HP Pavilion Dv2 debuts AMD's new Ultrathin notebook platform

COMPUTERWORLD: CES: Motorola to offer phone made from recycled plastic bottles

CRN: Palm Plans New Phone, New OS Debuts At CES

BTW: I've had to postpone my talk at SVII Wednesday evening until later this year.