I'm live from Microsoft's CES press event. We're not exactly sure what we're going to see here, but rest assured there's going to be some Windows Phone and Windows 8 stuff. We'll probably see some tablets, maybe hear a little more about Nokia's Lumia devices and possibly more. It's supposedly Microsoft's last CES event, so here's to hoping they go out with a bang.

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Well, that's all. Cool stuff, those Windows 8 tablets and ultrabooks. Thanks for hanging with me through my first liveblog, and stay tuned for more CES coverage!


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What's next? "Metro. Metro. Metro. Windows. Windows. Windows." -- Ballmer


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Looks like they're about to wrap it up. Ballmer is talking a lot about the future of Windows. Unfortunately, not a lot happened here today.


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Skype: "200 million people used over 300 billion minutes ..." - Ballmer


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"Tonight, I'm pleased to announce that Kinect is coming to Windows in the coming weeks." Expect it in February.


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Thankfully, we're back to Seacrest and Ballmer. And now, movie time!


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Okay, interactive TV could be cool. But Sesame Street? Really?


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Now they're demoing interactive TV -- Sesame Street.


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He's demoing the Xbox Companion app. And now TV from Verizon.


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Craig Davison, Senior Director of Xbox, is now on stage.


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Shipped over 18 million Kinect sensors in the past year.


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"Over 40 million Xbox LIVE subscribers tuning in regularly ..." - Ballmer


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Seacrest and Ballmer are on to Xbox stuff. Here's to hoping they tie that to Windows Phone.


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This is hilarious.


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We now have the Tweet Choir. I'm not sure what's going on right now.


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And we're back to Seacrest and Ballmer.


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Ultrabooks. They're got my attention now. HP Spectre and Samsung Series 9.


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Scrolling in the browser and zooming is very smooth.


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Windows 8 Marketplace will be launching late Feburary.


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She's going through multitasking on Windows 8. Very sleek and quick.


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"Metro-style apps will have you full attention and focus." Apps are totally full-screen.


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She keeps reiterating "no compromise experience."


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Oh! She's demoing a Windows 8 tablet. Lockscreens, tiles, Start screens,


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Windows 8 Chief Marketing Officer, Tami Reller, is now on stange. More PC stuff.


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Time for a video about Windows 7 PCs. Neat, thin devices. But where are the phones and tablets?!?


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"With Windows 8, we've re-imagined the PC." - Ballmer


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They're now on to Windows PCs. "Over 1.3 billion Windows PCs are in use around the planet."


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"Over 50,000 applications in our Marketplace and growing at roughly 300 per day ..." - Ballmer.


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Ballmer has the Titan II with the 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and 16-megapixel camera.


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"But wait! There's more!" - Ballmer


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Ballmer is talking about the Lumia 710, 800 and LTE-capable 900.


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We're back to Ballmer and Seacrest. They're talking about hardware.


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Snyder is now on to Bing, demoing the location-based services and the integration with other apps like OpenTable.


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He's talking about the live tiles and how useful they are, "Unlike other phones, we take you straight into the stuff you really care about."


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Snyder is talking about People Hub, explaining how it brings together your social networks with your existing contacts. "We use the services you're already using."


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Derek Snyder, Sr. Product Manager for Windows Phone is now on stage.


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"Really Windows Phone is the first phone that puts people first." - Ballmer


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Ryan Seacrest and Steve Ballmer are now on stage talking about Windows Phone.


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Ryan Seacrest and Steve Ballmer are now on stage talking about Windows Phone.


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And now ... Ryan Seacrest?


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Time for a video. More Microsoft history. Lots of auto tune.


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Steve Ballmer is on stage now!


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Shapiro is talking about Microsoft's history with CES.


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The show is starting! CES CEO Gary Shapiro is on stage!


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Test number 2!


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Testing! Testing! Is this thing working?


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