Microsoft will no longer take part in CES, 2012 CES event will be its last

Microsoft will no longer take part in CES, 2012 CES event will be its last
At the world’s biggest consumer electronics event, CES, it’s been quite obvious that Microsoft’s presence has been well established for some time – especially when they’re one of the big guns in the entire consumer electronics space. Year after year, we’ve seen them making some very important announcements, and on some occasions, they’ve even hosted the keynote.

Well, apparently this upcoming CES 2012 show will be the company’s last showing at the beloved event – that’s because Microsoft announced today that they won’t be in attendance with future CES shows. Actually, this announcement confirms the rumors that we first heard about earlier in the month. On top of that, the reasoning offered by the Redmond based company is that their product news milestones generally don’t align with the January time frame.

Interestingly enough, Microsoft has enjoyed a solid 20-year working relationship with the Consumer Electronics Association – so yeah, this news about them skipping out on future CES shows will indeed be a bummer. Rather, they might follow a similar format in making announcements at their own time and shows, much like what we see with Apple, RIM, and Google.

So, if you’re going to be heading to CES 2012 in a matter of weeks, just be sure to soak up Microsoft’s booth at the big show seeing it’s going to be their last one.

source: Microsoft Blog via Microsoft News & WMPoweruser

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