CES 2012: Top Three Trends
Before anyone saw the cool products that will grace the International CES showfloor, journalists were primed with the annual state of the industry by CEA's chief economist, Shawn DuBravac. In this yearly address, DuBravac outlines the growth of the industry over the last few years- in this case looking all the way back to the first CES in 1967-and projects the hottest trends for the 2012 show.
There aren't many industries that can claim its products can be found in 90 percent of households, DuBravac noted. But consumer electronics can. And that percentage seemingly will hold strong as the growth of smartphones and tablets propels higher.
DuBravac quoted himself as saying that there would be 100+ tablets introduced last year. He holds to that statement and adds that there will likely be at least 50 more announcements at this year's show.