We pick the best and the weirdest from GITEX 2012
GITEX, the largest technology show of the region, came to an end today. The show was a big success by all standards with a large number of participants as well as crowds coming in to check out the latest and greatest that the tech world had to offer. We hope you enjoyed our live coverage of the show during the last few days. We wrap things up by choosing the best that GITEX had to offer this year along with a few amusing showcases. Lets start with the best booths we saw
With the launch of Windows 8 just days away, Microsoft’s stand at GITEX was one of the most crowded ones. They displayed many devices that will be powered by Windows 8 such as Ultrabooks, tablets and smartphones. It wasn’t just the consumer-end of Microsoft that people were interested in. Widows Server and Azure were also pulling in a lot of crowd.
These behemoths were certainly stealing the show at GITEX, projecting 22,000 lumen of awesomeness onto a non-flat screen courtesy of the Christie Twist technology. While these projectors are no where close to being affordable for consumer use, it still would be cool to project a movie from across Sheikh Zayed Road….
Samsung chose to create a very unique booth at GITEX, showcasing plenty of its flagship products including projectors, smartphones, transparent screens, TVs, and laptops. There was certainly plenty to see from the manufacturer, including the recently revealed Galaxy Note II and its lineup of Smart TVs. A notable mention also goes out to the Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface, which showcased some interesting apps and uses for a large multitouch surface.
The government hall of GITEX was abuzz with activity, and taking center stage was Dubai Police. Along with officers showcasing the various talents and services offered by the Dubai Police, on display was an actual squad car, equipped with some very technical details such as a GPS laptop and touchscreen that is used to communicate when out in the field.
Ford had presence both inside and outside the show. They were showing off their new Taurus with SYNC and MyFord Touch technologies that we saw in Edge earlier. You could book test-drives for the Taurus and take it out for a spin in the outdoor area.