2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft ➝

we have decided that this coming January will be our last keynote presentation and booth at CES. We’ll continue to participate in CES as a great place to connect with partners and customers across the PC, phone and entertainment industries, but we won’t have a keynote or booth after this year because our product news milestones generally don’t align with the show’s January timing.

I never understood why CES was in January. It suffers the same problem that Macworld did: why would companies want to announce new products a month after Christmas?

(Via Engadget.)