Microsoft highlights new devices at CES 2010
January 7, 2010, 10:04am PST | Length: 00:02:30
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
>> Here's the new HD 2 which will be available through T-Mobile. Sharper, brighter and richer screen technologies really do make a difference. We will have a lot more to say about phones next month at Mobile World Congress. But what I want to do is just highlight for you new form factors that are coming this year in what we would call Slate PCs. Here are 3 different Slate TV form factors. This one comes from Pegatron, bigger. This one comes from Arcos it's running a video as it happens right now and this one comes from Hewlett Packard. We're talking about something that's almost as portable as a phone and as powerful as a PC running Windows 7. The emerging category of PCs really should take advantage of the touch and mobility and capabilities of Windows 7 and are perfect, perfect for reading, for surfing the web and for taking entertainment on the go. Our OEM partners are doing some great work with Slate PCs that will be rolling into the marketplace this year. I showed you these 3 examples maybe I'll just drill down a little bit on this example from Hewlett Packard. This is sort of a pro type of a coming HP Slate PC that'll be here this year. It's a beautiful little product. I can now tell all of you that Project Natal will be available this holiday 2010. Now I think the creative director for Project Natal summed it up best when he said when something like Project Natal comes along it rips up your rule book and throws it away and you've got a big white sheet of paper. I want you all to just imagine what will be conceived 10 years, 5 years, even 1 year from now to cover those sheets of white paper. It is the best of our imagination created in software completely at your service. Thank you very much. applause and music
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