The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. The premier showcase for the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it is expected to draw some 140,000 attendees from 140 countries. It runs from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
CES features 500 speakers, dozens of Keynotes, and hundreds of Tracks, including Sessions, SuperSessions, venues like the CES TechZones with Dozens of Categories and events like Mobile Apps Showdown. Here’s the press event schedule.
More than 1,200 exhibitors will showcase wireless technologies at the 2013 CES. Smartphone sales are expected to see continued growth in 2013 and will remain the primary revenue driver for the industry. Shipment revenues for smartphones are expected to reach $37 billion in 2013, with more than 125.8 million units shipping to dealers, up 16 percent from 2012.
Tablet computers also are expected to see bit growth with 2013 unit sales projected to surpass 105 million (up 54 percent), resulting in $35.6 billion in shipment revenue, up 22 percent year-over-year.
Lots of great live coverage is available from All Things D, C/Net, Engadget, The Verge, Fierce Wireless, TWIT.tv, Liliputing, Venture Beat, PC Magazine, PC World, TechCrunch, Phone Arena, ZDNet, TechMeme, Google News, and others.