CES 2009 is in full swing now, and even with attendance down from previous years this show is a MONSTER. After a late arrival on Wednesday (travel hiccups had me arrive at 11pm instead of 11am) and spending the better part of Thursday helping Dieter cover Palm's Pre announcement (more on that to come) I finally arrived at my personal mecca, RIM's BlackBerry booth, late Thursday afternoon.
I always like RIM's tradeshow setup... their theory is to engage people. You never see folks just looking at stuff on display and moving on to the next exhibitor. Instead, they're always talking to the knowledgable reps on hand, getting to demo and ask questions about the products and applications on display. And not only can you handle RIM's latest devices and accessories, but they also have a ton of partners on hand showing off their latest BlackBerry solutions - like Slacker, SlingBox, Nobex Radio Companion and even our pals from Viigo (Social Networking support (aka Twitter Support!) soon coming to Viigo). Another cool feature in RIM's CES display is their "home" setup, where a quick five minute presentation walks you through all of the cool things you can do with your BlackBerry in and around the home (just wait till you Schlage's BlackBerry door locking solution!).
I'm heading back their today armed with my video camera and will be grabbing lots of hands on footage. You'll want to stay tuned to the site over the days ahead as I post the vids to the blogs. In the meantime, you can take a look after the jump at a few more CES 2009 pics!
CES 2009 BlackBerry Exhibit Pics