As usual the line for the Samsung press conference started
around 12:00pm even though the show started at 2:00pm, we made it right after
the Intel press conference for standing room only. Not sure Samsung can top last year?s show
with a speech by ex-president Clinton, a live show by Maroon 5 and the
highlight of CES flexible LCD.
President and CEO of Samsung electronics BK Yoon, started
the show by talking about changes, not just in technology but how consumers
have helped to change. Take things like
creativity, connectivity and make our technology more immersive. Samsung introduced the home of the
future. This can be done by bringing
protection not just against crime but also disease. The home should be responsive and understand
our needs. In the end our technology
should as Intel put it ?natural?.
Tim Baxter president of North America operations continued
the show by talking about connectivity. A new Samsung app will allow you to
control everything through your phone or Samsung watch. So Samsung is taking
the software road this year.
NBA will be integrated into their TV the way NFL has been
done for years. Mark Cuban made a guest appearance
to really push this new feature. Samsung is also partnering with the PGA to
bring the experience and front row seats right to the user anywhere they are.
Joe Stinziano came out to talk about UHD and how Samsung
still TVs were unveiled!!! The curved UHD will give you a 3d effect without the
glasses. The sizes will start at 50inches
and go up to 110 inches. The TVs will
also be upgradable as new updates appear.
These TVs will also have a quad core cpu in them.
Bendable TVs were introduced, finally a real use for the
flexible lcd?s from last year. With the touch of a button you can turn your regular
TV to a curved TV. Now this was amazing.
The last announcement was the ?Chef Collection?, a line of home
products including refrigerator, washing machines and microwaves, all inspired
by to top chefs such as, Michel Troisgros and Chris Kosowdays.
Samsung did have some new TV?s to bring to the table, still they
are moving in the same path as the rest of the competitor but always doing it
with more of a flair. In the end all
brands want to make our electronics understand us and fully emerge us in the