Watch Ballmer do Ballmer things live from CES 2009


Another year, another my-TV-is-bigger-than-your-TV contest at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Breaking a 12-year old tradition, Steve Ballmer (not Bill Gates) will be kicking things off at the first keynote of the show which has been predominately owned by Microsoft. It’s no secret Windows 7 will be at the top of the agenda but Robbie Bach from Microsoft Entertainment & Devices is also scheduled to make an appearance which hints at some new consumer entertainment announcements. Speaking of which, the XBOX is due for an upgrade.

The keynote is “scheduled” to begin on Wednesday January 7 at 6.30pm PST (find out when that is in your local time here). You can play along at home with the official webstream in low (100k), medium (300k) and high quality (750k). Assuming Ballmer will be as animated as he usually is, you’ll want to grab the high quality to see him in his full glory.

25 insightful thoughts

  1. I’m on the East Coast of the U.S. and 9:30 PM is kind of a late start. I mean, I’m going to watch it but, it’s still a late start to a keynote.

    I hope it’s a fun keynote.

    PS I love that rafael ramos’s post’s was made on Jan 2, 2009! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s Jan 1, 2009 here.

  2. Well, every other main event is usually in EST time…so let us West Coast people get a little love once in a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy 2009!

  3. Should be interesting, shame its on so late in my neck of the woods.

    I’d be quite shocked if any “xbox upgrade” was shown with the state of the economy a new more expensive to make Xbox is the last thing Microsoft or more importantly the market wants.

    I’d wager some Zune action for showing off tighter integration between Win7/media center/Xbox along with more emphasis on movie/tv marketplace is whats going to be shown.

  4. Well, if you think it’s late – I’m in even worse situation. It’ll be 3:30 AM when it stats (Polish time, GMT+1).

  5. @fiji: Try compatibility mode, the button’s next to the address bar and looks like a broken page.

    Anyway, I’ll be looking forward to this. Starts at 9:30pm over here, ,so I might watch the first half an hour or so live then watch the whole thing later on Microsoft’s website.

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