What To Watch For At CES: Netbooks, eBooks

The annual Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas Thursday. It's the biggest stage for electronic products in the country, and more than 100,000 people are expected to attend. However, some of the biggest electronic news is expected to be revealed before and after the show.

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And a lot of those products will be on view this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's where a lot of new products and gadgets are revealed, and it's expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors. Among them, NPR's Laura Sydell.

LAURA SYDELL: 3D TV without those funny glasses, netbooks and eBooks will be among the hottest items at this year's show. Although attendance has not reached prerecession numbers, the Consumer Electronics Association reports attendance is steady with last year, and the good news is that electronics sales are up almost six percent.

Some of the biggest electronics news is expected before and after the show. Google is expected to announce its much-anticipated Nexus One phone today, and Apple is likely to announce it will release a tablet computer later this month.

Laura Sydell, NPR News.

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