Right now I’m writing from my swanky Las Vegas hotel room in between attending the world’s second largest trade show – The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – and heading out to dinner with my fabulous conference sponsor Microsoft Windows 7. It’s not easy to fit in writing and reporting with all the booth touring, miles of walking and endless waits for shuttle buses to haul the over 125, 000 attendees back and forth to the convention center. If you really want to know what an 8 hour day inside a massive structure, deprived of sunlight and under the glare of endless flat screen panel displays can do to you listen to our Blogging Angels Podcast for our exhausted, half-demented round up of day one.
As for me, I’m focusing on the brands I know and love and use as a mom and as a blogger. (And as a tech geekess) I arrived here with a new Windows Phone on loan from Microsoft. I’ve been playing with it for a about a week and so far I love the intereface. As a long time iPhone user I appreciate the very different look of the Windows Phone, the large tiles that allow for easy access and readability, the way you can customize the interface, the integration of Facebook with your contacts and the smart search functions. Plus, the HTC phone I’m using has a huge screen. At a show where tech is everywhere and everything it’s been fun to have a phone not many people have really seen or played with – a real conversation starter.
I’ve been to Kodak, Panasonic, Raw Talent Guitar, Neer Life and working the Microsoft Windows 7 booth at Mommy Tech. Here’s my Twitter Feed from the last day and a half to give you an idea of everything I saw today. There will a more detailed post after CES when I’ve had time to absorb the enormity of it all…
Excuse the typos – trying to tweet and listen and report on a phone doesn’t make for well checked tweets