We have a team of CNETers in line right now, waiting to get in the door to the ZTE press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:19:36 PM
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:19:49 PM
Not sure what the holdup is, but the event is slated to start at 1:30PM PT.
Fernando1/8/2013 9:20:36 PM
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:20:44 PM
As you can see, with me today is Lynn La and Sarah Tew from CNET and Aloysius Low from CNET Asia!
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:20:56 PM
Line at ZTE press conference.
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:21:24 PM
10 minutes before the event is scheduled to start, but the line hasn't budged!
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:22:26 PM
Gee whiz, no movement in this line whatsoever yet...
Fernando1/8/2013 9:22:39 PM
I'm just waiting for smartphones to see which one will i buy like in 1 or 2 next months
Brian Bennett1/8/2013 9:24:01 PM
Howdy folks. I'll be your moderator for this CES event :)
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:24:46 PM
@Fernando: Well the ZTE Grans S, which will be "unveiled" at this presser is the company's flagship phone.
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:25:06 PM
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:26:01 PM
I say "unveiled" because it's already on the CES show floor at the ZTE booth.
Fernando1/8/2013 9:26:51 PM
well i was thinking about the Samsung Galaxy S4 (i've read it was going to be released today at the CES) i'm waiting for the Sony Xperia Z, too and abviously i want to see what is ZTE bringing to the market today =)
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:27:10 PM
Strangely, this is the first presser I've been to yet at this CES that has started this late...
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:27:28 PM
No wait, Nvidia started late...and then never ended...
Fernando1/8/2013 9:28:58 PM
but yes i really want to see the ZTE Grand S can't wait!
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:31:13 PM
ZTE event poster.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:31:15 PM
Thanks to everyone tuning in! Please stay with us as we wait in line to get in...
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:31:54 PM
Uh oh, Comic Sans on the poster. That's strike two for this event! (Aside from starting late).
Aloysius Low1/8/2013 9:32:39 PM
Don't mind me. I'm just here to take notes for Asia. :)
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:32:49 PM
Comic Sans is enough for me to just pack up and go home.
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:32:52 PM
@Fernando: the Grand S will be available only in China for now, starting Q1.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:33:07 PM
Wait. Are we going in!?
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:34:17 PM
The line hath indeed budged.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:34:26 PM
So we're moving (like snails) but we all still have to check in...
Fernando1/8/2013 9:35:05 PM
@Lynn La: then i will have to start earning and save money for the trip! haha
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:35:14 PM
Now they want our business cards, even though we all already RSVPed for this.
Bcracing1/8/2013 9:36:39 PM
Fernando1/8/2013 9:36:42 PM
@Rachel King: Patien...patient...haha you will get in for sure ;)
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:37:28 PM
We're in, but that was a total mess getting in the door.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:37:52 PM
It was a combination of a mob rushing in while throwing business cards at a table.
Bcracing1/8/2013 9:39:24 PM
Does anyone think that ate might make a windows phone
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:39:30 PM
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:39:31 PM
Wow this event is surprisingly packed. Or is this room just tiny?!
justme1/8/2013 9:39:41 PM
so this event is for 1 phone?
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:40:01 PM
@justme: yup, just one phone
Lynn La1/8/2013 9:40:25 PM
But it is a big deal for ZTE, as it will signify a leap into the high-end big leagues
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:41:18 PM
@lynn This is basically an overflowing shoebox of reporters.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:42:50 PM
So we're all sittin' pretty in here, and no sign of this show starting yet...
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:43:01 PM
Nevermind, I stand corrected.
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:43:12 PM
A ZTE rep is on stage now, trying to get us "involved"
Rachel King1/8/2013 9:43:38 PM
He's making everyone do jazz hands while the Moby song from The Bourne Ultimatum plays.