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It's a new year and a new decade. Microsoft Surface is ready to celebrate at a couple of conferences coming up in the next week. If you’re going to be at CES or NRF, you’ll see us there at the Microsoft booth. We’ve also gotten word that a few partners will be bringing Surface units to their booths too. You will find Surface providing innovative multi-user experiences to showcase products at the conferences.
If you’ve been roaming about CES, you’ll likely have seen Microsoft Surface. At booths for Microsoft, LG, Kodak and Samsung, Surface is being used to showcase new consumer products. With a large variety of devices encouraging touch this year, the natural user interface and multi-user focus of Surface really stands out.
Don’t forget: NRF starts Saturday.
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Eric’s favorite Tweets from CES:
“LG was showing off some Microsoft Surface. I felt like a General commanding a demonstration at a table in a war room. Awesome. #CES” @dtejano
“Microsoft: cars, xbox, windows, cool tablets, slates and many surface tables” @mcannava
“At the Microsoft booth waiting for an intvw. It never fails, every time people see a Microsoft Surface they become 12 years old.” @omarelakkad
“Got to play with #microsoft surface. #CES” @jonsittner
“Microsoft surface + lg chocolate touch interactive display” @doyouwant2cds
“#ces microsoft surface curtis playing” @wampum
- Eric (follow Surface on Twitter and Facebook)
The National Retail Federation’s annual conference, NRF 2010 (aka “Retail’s Big Show”), is this week. Microsoft Surface will be there, along with a couple of our Surface partners. If you’re at the show, stop by and see us at booth #836.
Customer Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) will be exhibiting their Digital Folio retail application on Surface in our booth. Digital Folio is an integrated retail shopping experience that combines price/product comparisons, third party reviews, interactive demonstrations, product manuals, firmware updates and other information. The application is just completing its initial in-market experiment with Best Buy, and can be configured and white labeled for retailers. CSG will also exhibit their Mobile Photo application that can integrate consumer’s mobile photographs to be part of the shopping experience, and a new social-media client for Surface. Learn more about CSG’s applications at NRF in their press release.
IdentityMine will be showcasing their Retail Map application in our booth. The Retail Map allows customers to browse, find out more about products and finally locate items on a store map mirroring the physical store environment to find exactly what they need. The application also connects the in-store and web site experience using Microsoft Tag, SMS and custom mobile apps. Retail Map leverages Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 across desktop and portable platforms. IdentityMine will have some other applications to show at NRF as well. Learn more about IdentityMine’s Retail Map on their press release.
See you at the show!