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The Microsoft CES 2011 Keynote

Written on January 06, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer was present at CES 2011 to give his much-awaited keynote. Check out what Microsoft has to offer to its consumers this year, as Gadg brings you Steve Ballmer's keynote message.

As kicks off in Las Vegas, Gadg is giving you Steve ’s much talked about Keynote in the event. Will his rage-filled presentation answer every consumer’s itching questions? Will people see new Windows Phone 7 device or software? The Windows Phone 8 perhaps? New , Xbox advancements, and Media Center updates? Check out Gadg’s report to know what has in store for us at CES 2011.

First on the list is Kinect. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Ron Forbes presented what Kinect can do, from controlling movies to music and more. This year, the Big Red will bring Kinect to Netflix, while HuluPlus will land on Xbox Live. But the coolest things that is yet to come from Microsoft is their Avatar Kinect. If the Kinect can track your voice and body movement, Avatar Kinect can sense your facial expressions. That’s way too cool! And for all Xbox Live gold users, the will be free for all of you. All you have to do is wait until Spring comes.

Following the Kinect presentation is Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7. According to Steve Ballmer, Fable Coin Golf will hit the WP7 devices. But it seems that more titles are yet to come. A Game Room on your Windows Phone? That would be nice! More on Windows Phone 7, Steve Ballmer promised that Microsoft will be releasing an update soon, including copy-and-paste feature and speed improvement. More over, the WP7 will be available on Verizon and Sprint in the first half of the year.

Next on the presentation are Windows PCs. There will be Sandy Bridge systems, the Galactic — all in IE 9 with hardware acceleration, the Mac-ish HP DM1 with AMD Fusion inside, Acer dual screen, Samsung PC7, and ASUS’s 12-inch Windows 7 . All of these systems are up for order now, according to Ballmer. The new Surface is also out now with its crazy PixelSense ! However, the new system is only for commercial purposes. Such a downer! The next versions of Windows will also support SOC architecture from Intel, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, AMD and Texas Instruments. And as Steve Ballmer wraps it: “This is an exciting time for the industry and the consumer. That’s the power of this announcement. Whatever device you use… Windows will be there.”

So, there you have it. These are the things, devices, or updates that people should look forward to from Microsoft. And it seems that 2011 will be filled with Microsoft updates, so keep it posted here on Gadg.

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