Jan 04 AT 1:38 AM Clark Wimberly 15 Comments

CES 2011 live from Las Vegas Jan 4-9

The largest electronic trade show of the year kicks off this week and we’re flying the whole Android and Me team to Las Vegas to get all up in it. Taylor and Clark are flying in tomorrow, on Wednesday we’ll be joined by Nick, Anthony, and Sean. And at some point unbeknownst to me we’ll be joined by Chris Chavez.

We’ve got a couple of rooms right across from the convention center and we’ve RSVP’d for every party we could sniff out and we’ll do our best all week to share everything we can with you. In fact, we’ve got so many ways to keep tabs on us we thought we should make a post discussing the various way to intake updates.



To keep track of all the action as it happens, we’ve set up a special live site at live.androidandme.com. We’ll all be posting to it all week, usually from the show floor or from behind closed doors as big announcements are made. When viewing the page, the site will update automatically, streaming our reports right to your screen as it happens. If you go away for a while, the page will keep track of the new entries and eagerly await your return.

On top of the streaming updates, we built in threaded comments powered by your Twitter or Facebook account. Simply connect using a button in the top right sidebar and you’ll be ready to dish on any individual update on the site (that’s right, we built thread comments into every single tiny status update- get talkin!).


CES widget

We’ve built a special CES-tracking widget that you can find at the top of the sidebar on every page of this site.

The widget will display our next two upcoming events, along with the five most recent CES posts and links to our live and archived CES coverage.

We’ll try to list only events that we think we’ll be live blogging from or that will produce a juicy post. So if you see something listed in the schedule that interests you, make sure to check back on the main site or on the Live site for all the action.



We’ve got a lot of Twitter accounts, so I’ll keep it brief:

@androidandme, the main twitter account
@andmelive, all the updates from the live site
Our Team’s Tweets, a list compiled of all our personal accounts

If you’ll actually be in Vegas for CES or just have questions you want to pass along, Twitter will likely be the best way to get in contact with us. We all watch it like a hawk.


Of course we’ll be posting a ton of content to this site, we just wanted to present the above options for those of you that want the content as it happens. In summary: We’ll use the Live site for all sorts of tech-related CES news. We’ll use our Twitter accounts for all sorts of random silliness. We’ll post the meat and potatoes to this site once we’ve had time to digest them.

We’ll have staff in Vegas from Jan 4-9, so the posting on this site might be sporadic as a result. Sometimes we’ll have huge groupings of posts, sometimes we might disappear to track down the next story. We hope you’ll enjoy the ride as much as we will.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website UniqueNate

    I can’t wait.

  • http://Website Vance

    Good show.

  • http://Website R.S

    Looking forward to all the information and news from CES.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    Let the games begin!

  • http://Website Good_ole_pinocchio

    You guys just go MIA for a week and come back like nothing’s happened lol.

    If we need more writers IM Available!

  • http://www.youtube.com/emogamer Christopher Chavez

    I hope we all get matching Android and Me t-shirts! =p

    I’ll be there on the 5th, a day before CES officially kicks off on the 6th. I’m gonna lose my mind! =D

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/dbin78 Dain Binder

    Excellent! I know where I will be spending the week :)

  • http://Website Greg

    Is this the reason for the lack of updates? Engadget has some pretty interesting Android news that seems to be lacking here. I thought I’d check the “live” page but all I found were some crappy pictures and anecdotes about soft pretzels.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      CES does not start till Thursday. Engadget has 36 people already in Las Vegas. We have one full time writer (me) and several part time guys that will be covering the events as they start to kick off.

      • chief113

        Hey Taylor,
        I am excited about the whole convention in general, but most excited for the Moto Olympus, as I can finally drop my blackberry for an android device. Do you know when that will be announced?

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Apple is now worth more than $300 billion!!! Thats fantastic. Im so proud.

    cheers, Ben

    sent from my iPhone 4

    • chief113

      Does Ben Johnson work for Apple?

  • http://Website Deon

    I’ll be following your live feed. The only thing is it’s a bit difficult to navigate back to the main androidandme.com website from live.androidandme.com; all the links keep bringing you to live.androidandme.com think it’d be possible to create a “Main Site” button or something on the live site?

    I’ve heard you can’t physically see everything in the 4 days, there’s just so much. You have to really pick and choose which booths and exhibits you’re going to go to. Have you guys laid out your game plan yet? Which booths you’ll be visiting?

  • http://Website Ryan

    I can’t wait either! I’m really hoping Verizon announces a promotion to help customers of other carriers terminate and move to Verizon!

    • chief113

      How does that effect you? Do you own Verizon stock?