All eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show will be on Google, Apple and Microsoft
The Microsoft question
The world’s biggest software company and main CES supporter kicks off the event with a keynote from chief executive Steve Ballmer, his second after taking over for the retired Bill Gates. Microsoft is floundering in the mobile phone business and has lost some of its momentum in video games to Nintendo and a resurgent Sony. Rumours emerged last week that the company is looking to tie its video game and mobile phone strategies together. CES could also provide Microsoft with an opportunity to make some concrete announcements regarding Project Natal, the prototype motion-controlled video game system it showed off last summer.