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Are you going to GITEX?
Kipp is, assuming the boss will sign off on the Metro fare. But will you be going, and what can we expect when we get there? Here’s a brief preview…
October 17, 2010 1:20 by Eva Fernandes
Some of the major attractions at the GITEX are the abundant and generous raffle draws. From the raffle every 15 minutes (during which Jacky’s is giving away everything from a 32 inch LCD screen to the iPad) to Jumbo holding a raffle every hour, visitors can walk away with some pretty nifty freebies – including the chance to drive off in the new 2011 Ford Edge. BDL, CompuME, E-Max, E4U, iSTYLE, Klick and Plug-Ins are just a few of the stores that will also be giving away stuff.
Premiers and launches of products are another reason to go the exhibition. Kipp is looking forward to having a chance to play with two toys Panasonic will be debuting at Gitex; namely the world’s largest 152 inch, full HD 3D plasma display and the world’s first 3D camcorder for consumers.
We are also looking forward to checking out the newly unveiled wireless routers from Cisco Consumer Products which are designed to connect all household wireless devices including notebooks, printers, TVs and game consoles. The new Canon EOS 60D, a DSLR camera for the semi-professional photographer, will also be launched at GITEX.
Stars of the industry:
And at the trade show, a host of bigwigs from the electronics industry will be doing their best to hog the limelight. Among them the top draw: Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing supremo, and Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry. Will we finally get some answers as to what happened with the TRA’s infamous BlackBerry ban? You bet your behind we won’t. And how many questions do you think Ms Zuckerberg can get through before her more famous brother crops up?
If we’ve convinced you, why not pop down to GITEX and let us know what you think. The main consumer hall will be open from 11am to 10pm on October 16 to 20 and from 11am to 11pm on October 21 and 23. On Friday, the show will open from 3pm to 11pm.
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