I'm sitting at Montreal's Trudeau (formerly Dorval) Airport at Air Canada gate C74 waiting for my flight to Las Vegas. It's the new year, and that means it's time for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), one of the largest, most insane trade shows in North America. I'll be there along with our how-to editor, Ally Kazmucha, and our Mobile Nations cohorts, Kevin Michaluk and Remik Szul of CrackBerry, Daniel Rubino of Windows Phone, Derek Kessler of webOS Nation, and Phil Nickinson, Alex Dobie, Anndrew Vacca, and Andrew Martonik of Android Central. We'll also have Simon Sage, our games editor, Ashley Esqueda of the Monday Brief, James Falconer, our community manager, our good friend Mickey Papillon of The Cell Phone Junkie, Chris Kingree and Joel Martin from our accessories stores, and Marcus Adolfsson and Andrew Carton, our publishers along for the ride.
Yeah, we're rolling smart deep.
Apple, of course, doesn't do CES, and nor does Google, the company formerly known as Palm, or even Microsoft anymore. I' not sure if RIM will even have a formal presence. Like most years, the big news for iOS will be accessories and peripherals, and Ally, Simon, Ashley and I'll check out as many as we can for you. With Macworld|iWorld less than a month away, however, it'll strictly be the highlights for us at CES.
You can check out the podcast up top for a preview of what we're expecting (and not expecting) at the show (sorry again for the video quality, we had a major technical failure during the show!). And if you want to catch all the behind-the-scenses shenanigans of Mobile Nations gone wild, your best bet is to follow us all on Twitter.