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Microsoft CES 2012 keynote liveblog

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Microsoft CES 2012 keynote liveblog
So, this is it - Microsoft's last CES keynote. You've probably heard that Redmond is officially over with the CES expo after this year's edition, probably because of the fact that the event doesn't really fit the company's release schedule. In other words, Microsoft usually has something to introduce a bit later in the year. Anyway, we're sure that there will still be a few surprises cooked by Microsoft mastermind Steve Ballmer. And yeah, we do hope they will be Windows Phone related, otherwise we don't really care that much.

Don't miss our liveblog - the event is going to start at 6:30PM Pacific, 8:30PM Central, and 9:30PM Eastern time! If you want, you can also follow it through our special Twitter channel: @PhoneArenaLive.

Live event tracker

21:46Thanks for being with us on this amazing first day of CES. This is Ray, signing off!
21:46Obviously, that's the future that Microsoft envisions for 2012.
21:45That's a wrap for Microsoft's final keynote, folks. Steve's last words here were "Metro, Metro, Metro", and "Windows, Windows, Windows".
21:26It's now Craig Davidson's turn to talk about the new stuff in Xbox.
21:22Geez, they just invited some musical group called Tweet Choir, or something like that. That was... odd?
21:06The demo right now has been done on a tablet running Tegra 3, which means power-efficient ARM architecture. Cool!
21:04Windows 8 is designed to work equally well with touch and with mouse and keyboard.
21:03They are doing a demo of Windows 8 and its brand new UI.
20:58OK, they're done with phones. Steve and Ryan are now talking Windows PCs.
20:56Now the HTC Titan II gets its share of limelight. And that's the one with the 16MP camera - check our post with photos from the device!
20:55Steve is now showing off the real deal - the Nokia Lumia 900. You know... the one with LTE and Clear-black 4.3" display.
20:54Derek leaves the stage, and we're back to Steve and Ryan. Lumia 800 will be available in the next few months. Unlocked.
20:52He failed miserably, but never admitted it. :D We like this guy. He continues to change phones, because of tech issues.Yes that's Microsoft!
20:51You know - seamlessly transitioning a Facebook conversation to a text message one and so on, HA, he tried answering by voice recognition.
20:50He's now reminding us that Windows Phone has a terrific cross-service message integration.
20:48Hey, if you ever feel like getting a quick Windows Phone refresher, this Derek guy is the right man we tell you.
20:46Derek Snyder, Senior Product Manager of Windows Phone is on stage now to talk more about WP.
20:44Ballmer shows his Windows Phone - a Lumia 900, as far as we can see. He has a missed call from Bill. C'mon Steve, call him back!!!
20:43Yeeah, they're starting with Windows Phone! Ballmer is excited about "where we are".
20:42He asks Steve what should we expect from Microsoft. Ballmer says there's a lot of stuff really: Metro UI, tablets, Xbox, Office... what not.
20:40Ryan Seacrest, the host of the keynote comes up on stage. Good-looking guy, likes Bing...
20:39Ha, they are now rolling a funny video, centered around Bill Gates and... The Rock? Hey guys, do you smell what Steve Ballmer is cooking?
20:36They now introduce Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.
20:35Hey guys, Ray S. here at Microsoft's CES 2012 keynote... it's last CES keynote, to be precise.

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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:39

1. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

wat about windows 8? possibilities!!! lol

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:40

2. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

No one, I mean no one, cares about Windows imMobile anymore (sadly).

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 07:26

5. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

so you think i m no one

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:54

3. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

epic fail for derek :)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:15 2

4. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

windows 8 is gonna be a powerhouse for tablets desktops/laptops... if there will be a windows 8 tablet? im definitely puttin my hands on one and especially with a nokia design too... omg tech orgasm x8! ;)

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