Dec 21 AT 4:12 PM Taylor Wimberly 38 Comments

Planning to attend CES? Come party with Android and Me


Planning to attend CES next month? If so, we have some exciting news to share. Android and Me would like to officially invite our readers and CES badge holders to join us at an exclusive private party SAY Media (an Android and Me partner) is throwing at the brand new nightclub 1Oak at The Mirage.

Be one of the first people to check out the brand new 1Oak venue (it opens for the first time on NYE 2012), and enjoy a live private performance by awesome indie band GIVERS, cocktails, tech giveaways and the chance to hang out with us.

Here’s how you can make it happen: RSVP to [email protected] with the code “ANDROID VIP” to make sure you are on the list. This is a private event so you must be on the list AND have a CES delegate badge to get in. Hope to see you in Vegas!

Contact Taylor if you have any problems with the RSVP.

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  • stenzor

    That’s it, I’m saving up to go to the next CES

  • jaxidian

    Unfortunately, I will not be at CES. A buddy of mine will be but he’s not an Android guy – he’s a WP7 guy. I hope everybody has a great time!!

    • Jorge Eslava

      Wow, how did you find some one actually using a WP7? they are a rare breed indeed.

      • jaxidian

        Honestly, I bet with the release of Win8 tablets, Windows Phones will start to be Android’s main competitor. Win8 tablets, imho, are going to potentially kill Android tablets unless Android can have some big wins in this area very soon. There are some good devices coming down but they need a big win. Think OG Droid type of win but on the tablet front. We simply haven’t had it yet. And while everybody talks about the iPad being the thing to beat, they’re wrong. It’s the next generation of tablets that can run all of the same software that you can run on your laptop and desktop. Imagine a Win8 tablet in an Asus Transformer package. At that point, your tablet IS a full-blown (not crippled) laptop. That’s HUGE!

        But as for WP7 devices themselves, in addition to the tablet situation that will be giving them a MAJOR boost (especially considering that with WP9, the same OS will run on the tablet and the phone), they’re really not that bad. Have you ever used one for an extended period of time? Microsoft gave me one but I gave it to my buddy who does WP7 development and his previous WP7 phone was an engineering model that was really crappy.

        But yeah, they’re REALLY not that bad. For a business phone where it’s critical that 1) you can talk and text, 2) email (it has the best Outlook integration of any phone, and that’s HUGE), 3) and surf, it’s actually a very good choice! Perhaps there are some missing enterprise features but I promise those will be there soonish (WP8?). For your Joe Schmoe consumer (NOT the people reading these blogs or participating in the forums we do. NOT the people who even think about or want to hack their devices.), they’re also a good device. They’re simple to use, they work well, they’re cheap, and they have solid specs (the ones that Joe Schmoe consumers care about). They may not have dual core processors, but frankly, most people don’t care. They may not have unlockable bootloaders, but most people don’t care. Again, for the people that shouldn’t be getting an Android phone (although with ICS, the size of that category has dropped a LOT) but want a smartphone, I would recommend them a WP7 over an iPhone because they’re easier to use and just all around better.

        Now don’t take this as me saying anybody here should run out and get a WP7. If you’re here, it’s not the right device for you. If you want to tweak your phone, it’s not for you. If you want to hack your phone, it’s not for you. If you want to theme your phone, it’s not for you. However, if you want it to “just work” and not have to work at it, then it’s a good phone. Personally, I want to be able to work at making my phone work better. With some work, my Android phone will be 100x better than I can make a WP7 phone. But that’s me – that’s not my mom, not my cousin, not my brother, etc. Again, though, ICS is MUCH closer to competing with the “it just works” aspect, though. So WP7 does have an uphill battle to climb.

  • mjtaylo1

    I was actually just looking at the CES Conference Tracks and Session Schedules today wishing I actually had the money to attend. I’d love to go to CES one year. Hope you guys have fun!

  • triangle

    I will have to go at some point in the future. It’s on my bucket list.

  • Dan13

    I gotta get over to CES one of these days. Photos of gadgets on the internet are starting to not cut it for me.

  • Thomas Biard

    I will not be at CES nor will I be in NY. Android and Me, you should come to SoCal for a day, then I’ll be able to hang out!

  • Billy

    I wish I was going to CES. I bet it is tons of fun … but I am sure there will be some yummy posts that I can follow and be along in spirit!

  • Marcus

    Unfortunately, I wont be able to go to CES. :( I don’t have enough money and I’m too young. Haha. I will save up money and go when I can :D


    Ma I wish I could… SMH

  • ondore

    I wish I were there. Perfect event, but so far from Europe..

  • inviolable

    I wish

  • Skis03

    I would love to attend a CES event and see all the newest tech in person.

  • NamelessTed

    Oh man, the year I decide not to go to CES you guys have a party. Parties were the whole reason I went to CES in the first place :).

    You guys should make sure you go to the Tweet House party if they are doing another one this year. They were fun as hell that last two years. Last year I wore my reindeer mask and Andy Dick started groping my man boobs. No joke. That shit was awesome.

  • droilfade

    I’m a Grad student. That’s all I am saying :(

  • irishrally

    Hmm … the Asus VIP party is on the same day from 7-10PM but I really want to go to this as well. I just want you to know I’ll be a little bit late.

  • Tran Lang

    That sounds fun fun fun. I wish I could go. Have fun everyone!

  • David Sumner

    I always seem to miss a lot of these event because of my current residents…. I still love ny though.

  • ramenchef

    You guys should give away a trip to CES :D

  • vid500

    I wish.:(

  • coryteague

    wish I could go

  • Lewis McGeary

    Not able to cross the ocean to attend, perhaps an ‘on air’ Google+ hangout though!

  • Homncruse

    Can I go as your luggage?

  • keridel

    Not at ces this year but i am going to mwc so hope to see you there?

  • Adryan maldonado

    AHHHHHHHHHH IREALLY REALLY WISH I WAS GOING NOW!!!! but i waited to long and now the tickets are like 200$. Maybe the last days prize is tickest to CES?

  • jst4tim

    I can only dream of going to CES maybe in the future when my kids are a little older and I can justify making the trip for my own selfish reasons of loving everything tech.

  • Ilyse Rose

    I really would love to go to CES, but I just graduated (done as of today!) and as such have no job/source of income. Maybe/hopefully next year I’ll have some money saved up and can make the trip

    • donger


  • techvudu

    RSVP sent. See you there. Can’t wait.

  • humidity

    I was going to go to CES but school starts that same week… :(

  • B2L

    It’s only a 5 hour drive from where I live, count me in.

  • staryoshi

    It would be nice to make it to CES… Maybe one of these years I’ll head out there :)

  • Shawn

    Can you clarify a “delegate badge.” I will have a regular attendee badge, will that get me in?

  • Abhi Saini

    Any age restrictions? I’ll be attending as under 21 Press. It’s going to be difficult to do much in Vegas… any tips?

  • spazby

    Maybe next year…

  • Ben

    I will be there!

  • PeelHong

    See u there :)