@Chipsahoya We've been painstakingly going through products here to figure that out, and will have our awards tomorrow @ 11 a.m. Pacific.
I can tell you that it's one of my favorite parts of CES. You basically get the entire CNET crew together and argue with each other followed by some voting.
Getting the press conference about to start warning from the announcer. Should be going very shortly.
@JM I must say that CES has always seemed like a show about TVs. So I wasn't too surprised that there wasn't more mobile stuff from Samsung. But maybe Mr. Woo will offer us something juicy today!
@Marguerite Reardon Totally about TVs. In fact, I nearly tripped into a 110-inch set from HiSense yesterday. The Las Vegas Convention Center can be a dangerous place...
@Ebaad Thanks! We are working hard to get everyone the news as it happens!
To be honest, I never cared much about TVs before coming to CES. I mean a TV is a TV. I had the one I bought in college for 15 years. But then I came to CES and I knew I was wrong. Hanging out with CNET's David Katzmaier also changed my perception.
Looks like we're getting off to a late start, which I assume is to let a few more folks in. They're still streaming through the doors.
Samsung's boldest move of CES: Having a keynote at 9 a.m. after many, many parties the night before. Many press here looking half-asleep.
@William But what really impresses me is how thin some of these TVs are. If I had a really amazing house, I'd definitely want one! Then again if I had a really amazing house, I'd probably have a lot of money to invest in a swanky TV too!
Music swelling, here we go.
CEA rolling a pro-CES video with a bunch of folks talking about what CES is about, showing off company logos and crowds of people floating around the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Judging from many of the comments we're geting here. It seems like a lot of you want to hear some news about a new Galaxy S smartphone. Is that correct? ;)
This video is actually raising my blood pressure, I think.
Listing off stats like 1.9M sq. feet of presenting space, 150k attendees, 3,000 companies showing things off.
Lots of this footage from last year's show, including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talking to Ryan Seacrest at the company's last keynote here.
And thaaaat's over. CEA's Gary Shapiro coming out onto the stage now, wishing everyone a good morning to the final keynote of CES. "We'd like to finish with some big news from a big name in the industry, and you can't get much bigger than Samsung Electronics," he says.
Shapiro pointing out Samsung's growth and size with 200,000 people employed across 72 countries. Yep, Samsung's big.
Shapiro highlighting Samsung's component biz, which is powering not just its own gadgets but what's inside ones from other companies.
How big is Samsung? Its chip biz did $16B in revenue in Q3, Shapiro points out. Now Samsung's Dr. Stephen Woo comes out on stage to a very large applause.
Woo wishing everyone a good morning. "What an amazing place this is, and an awesome show," he says.
Woo says he's here to share great news, specifically about component innovation.
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