This year will see the 50th IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, Germany, with a wide range of innovations including 3D TV and eMedia.
Last year, a number of manufacturers including Sony and Panasonic showed the first 3D TV sets. This year, there will be even more 3D sets on display. According to the organisers, IFA sets the trends. Celebrating the 50th event, during its history IFA will show many ‘firsts’. They range from the first “demonstration television receiver“ introduced by Albert Einstein in 1930 when IFA first opened its doors, the introduction of colour TV in Germany in 1967, the debut of the mp3 format in 1991, to 3D television, which premiered at IFA in 2008.
IFA 2010 will offer two new display sections; the IFA iZone-hall will feature products from the booming world of Macs and apps. Be it networked devices, accessories or applications, this display section has the entire product line-up on display.
IFA is also introducing a new concept and solution for the new media world of eBooks and tablet PCs – the IFA eLibrary. Together, device manufacturers, media companies and publishing houses will be presenting their entire portfolio to the public.
Jens Heithecker, IFA executive director, said in a statement: “We are pleased to develop the concept of IFA even further this year. With new product ranges and increasing internationalization of the retail structures IFA is stronger and more global than ever before.”
IFA 2010 will take place from September 3rd until the 8th in Berlin.