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CEA: Ballmer, Mobile Apps At CES 2011

ARLINGTON, VA. — The Consumer
Electronics Association (CEA) has
begun to release details on the 2011
International CES, naming a keynoter
and holding a mobile apps competition.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO,
will deliver a preshow keynote address
during CES at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in the Las
Vegas Hilton Center. CES runs
from Jan. 6-9.

CEA is holding Mobile Apps Showdown
at the 2011 International CES.
Nominations for the competition,
now in its second year at CES, are
now open, and mobile application
developers can submit entries to be
judged by a panel of tech experts.

Final-round judging will take place
live at CES, and the winner will be announced
on Jan. 8, 2011.

To enter the competition, visit


Winners will be picked from each
of five platform categories: Android,
Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia and Palm
Web OS. There will be a winner from
the online voters as well as from the
live audience vote at the Showdown
at CES, CEA said.