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CES 2013: Latest wireless tech trends to be unveiled

At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, visitors will be able to experience the latest trends in wireless technology, including advancements in tablets, smartphones, accessories and the Cloud.

The 2013 International CES will unveil the latest wireless technologies and trends across the mobile connected world, including advancements in accessories, the cloud, e-books, embedded technology, smartphones and tablets, through a series of keynote addresses, supersessions, conference tracks and TechZones dedicated to future trends in wireless technology. The Consumer Electronics Show will take place from January 8-11 in Las Vegas. With more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing wireless technologies at the 2013 CES, mobile connected devices are driving the industry as consumers seek to stay connected anywhere, anytime. CEA research shows that smartphone sales will 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 phenomenal growth. In 2013, unit sales of tablets are projected to surpass 105 million (up 54 percent), resulting in $35.6 billion in shipment revenue, up 22 percent year-over-year. ‚”Wireless convergence is set to unleash a plethora of real world, next-gen wireless technologies as the 2013 CES,‚” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and corporate business strategy. ‚”Half of the fun of the 2013 CES will be seeing the news announcements, experiencing the latest wireless technologies first hand and learning more about what’s to come in our keynotes, sessions and TechZones.‚” Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm will deliver a wireless-focused preshow keynote address. Dr. Jacob’s keynote will highlight Qualcomm’s ‚”Born Mobile‚” theme and address mobile technology’s role in the world. The keynote will take place at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, January 7, in The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom. Verizon’s Lowell McAdam will also keynote CES as a world leader in providing innovation in communications, mobility and entertainment. McAdam’s keynote address will take place at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 8, in the Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom. The conference program at CES offers a number of SuperSessions that deal with wireless technology. Mega Trends and Mobile First World will discuss the most important trends in consumer Internet and a mobile-first world. The New Network Effect Changes Everything explains the change in relationship between people, machines, and infrastructure in this increasingly networked world. Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg, Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics, and Ford Motor Co. Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas join Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick for a discussion of how their disparate worlds are converging, and what it means for the future. Also, The Brand Matters SuperSession, sponsored by MediaLink and moderated by Xavier Kochhar of MediaLink and Jamie Gutfruend of The Intelligence Group, features a panel of consumers to discuss media consumption habits and answers the question, ‚”How are your consumers REALLY engaging with Digital Media?‚” Immediately after, senior management from major digital media, marketing, and emerging media platform companies will respond to the consumers about how they really engage with digital media and in the process, unearth the social, cultural, technological and media forces that are making them increasingly elusive for most marketers. The Brand Matters SuperSession will feature: ¬∑ MODERATORS: Xavier Kochhar, MediaLink, and Jamie Gutfruend, The Intelligence Group ¬∑ Derek Gottfrid, VP of Product, Tumblr ¬∑ Holger Luedorf, Head of Product Strategy, Foursquare ¬∑ Shiva Rajaraman, Director, Product Management, YouTube ¬∑ Michael Vernal, Director, Product Engineering, Facebook ¬∑ Guy Yalif, Head of Product Marketing, Twitter ¬∑ Dan Wright, Director, Connected Devices, Amazon The 2013 International CES will explore every segment of the wireless market through CES conference tracks dedicated to wireless technology. The Smartphones and Tablets conference track offers nine sessions. These sessions will address the newest technologies and explore how smartphones and tablets are revolutionizing the consumption and monetization of content. In addition, the Wireless Communications conference track offers five sessions that focus on the ever-expanding wireless world. Content in the Cloud also offers six insightful keynotes and four lively panel discussions highlighting the latest advancements in cloud-based solutions in different electronic products. These sessions will address the future of wireless technologies and will provide information on what is needed to lead and keep up with the speed of innovation. The 2013 CES will feature 20 TechZones that feature the largest collection of the latest technology the industry has to offer. The Wireless Mobility Brought to You by Qualcomm TechZone is the hotspot for wireless technology. The MEMS TechZone is another wireless-focused area on the CES show floor. MEMS showcases the industry’s most innovative companies that are driving the adoption of wireless technology in mobile phones, game consoles, tablet PCs and other hot consumer-electronics devices. * Follow Gadget on Twitter on @GadgetZA

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