CES 2013: Samsung's Stephen Woo live blog

Samsung president Dr. Stephen Woo talks at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

  • James Martin 1/9/2013 4:59:41 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:00:10 PM
    @Chipsahoya We've been painstakingly going through products here to figure that out, and will have our awards tomorrow @ 11 a.m. Pacific.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:00:44 PM
    Our colleague Shara Tibken just published this story about how Samsung offers all kinds of crazy features on its products that no one ever uses or really wants. What do you all think? Does Samsung have a case of featureitis? ces.cnet.com
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:00:50 PM
  • JM 1/9/2013 5:00:55 PM
    I was highly disappointed as a mobile fan in the press conference
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:01:02 PM
    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.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:01:25 PM
    Getting the press conference about to start warning from the announcer. Should be going very shortly.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:01:28 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:01:36 PM
    @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!
  • JM 1/9/2013 5:01:45 PM
    Oh yes we are indeed seeing flexible displaY! YAY :D
  • Chipsahoya 1/9/2013 5:01:47 PM
    Cool, Thanks these pictures by the way look very cool
  • William Inglesfield 1/9/2013 5:01:59 PM
    Who cares if the display is flex? The actual phone isn't... Also, a flexible phone is a gimmick. So I wonder what those flexy displays are going to be used for...
  • Ebaad 1/9/2013 5:02:14 PM
    CNET is really doing a lot for the coverage
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:02:20 PM
    @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...
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:02:31 PM
  • Chipsahoya 1/9/2013 5:02:32 PM
    Flexible Displays, How do they do it???
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:02:34 PM
    @Ebaad Thanks! We are working hard to get everyone the news as it happens!
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:02:39 PM
    @Chipsahoya Carefully.
  • Jeff 1/9/2013 5:02:54 PM
    @James Martin Is really setting the atmosphere with these photos.
  • William Inglesfield 1/9/2013 5:03:18 PM
    @Chipsahoya The tech has been around for a while. No one has implemented it yet, It is a bit gimmicky if you ask me...
  • JM 1/9/2013 5:03:23 PM
    @Marguerite Reardon Thanks for the reply!I was disappointed because the flexible display was not announcedMay be today we are seeing it considering the image you posted!
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:03:38 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:03:41 PM
    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.
  • William Inglesfield 1/9/2013 5:04:21 PM
    @Marguerite Reardon Yeah. So much for innovation. They're just larger, with more pixels... -.-
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:04:23 PM
    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.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:04:54 PM
    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.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:05:10 PM
    @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!
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:05:16 PM
    Music swelling, here we go.
  • JM 1/9/2013 5:05:49 PM
    @Josh Lowensohn Atleast as a reader its good for me in India
  • William Inglesfield 1/9/2013 5:05:53 PM
    @Marguerite Reardon Yes, i would want one too if i were rich :D
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:06:19 PM
    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.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:06:29 PM
    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? ;)
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:06:30 PM
    This video is actually raising my blood pressure, I think.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:07:10 PM
    Listing off stats like 1.9M sq. feet of presenting space, 150k attendees, 3,000 companies showing things off.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:08:08 PM
    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.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:09:13 PM
    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.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:09:35 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:09:41 PM
    Shapiro pointing out Samsung's growth and size with 200,000 people employed across 72 countries. Yep, Samsung's big.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:10:30 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:10:30 PM
    Shapiro highlighting Samsung's component biz, which is powering not just its own gadgets but what's inside ones from other companies.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:11:32 PM
    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.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:12:01 PM
    Woo wishing everyone a good morning. "What an amazing place this is, and an awesome show," he says.
  • James Martin 1/9/2013 5:12:10 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/9/2013 5:12:11 PM
    Woo says he's here to share great news, specifically about component innovation.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/9/2013 5:12:29 PM
    Just wanted to let everyone know that during the speeches we will not be adding in any comments. But we can keep the live blog open at the end for some discussion of the news. So please feel free to comment and engage in a live chat with us after the presentation.
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