CES 2019 Daily Recap: Smart Displays, Verizon Gets A BlackBerry & More


Today marks the official start of CES 2019, after a few days of companies frantically announcing everything, they are now showing them off to the press and to the public.

In spite of the past two days serving as media days for all of the announcements, there were still plenty of announcements saved for the opening of the show today. Although today’s theme was mostly Google Assistant.

Google released a number of announcements today regarding the Assistant, including the fact that it is now in beta on Sonos’ smart speakers, and that it can now be an interpreter for you. This could be especially useful if you do not speak the language in the country you are currently in. Google Assistant is also coming, everywhere, literally. It has arrived on Google Maps, and it is also going to be on your bedside table, thanks to the latest smart display that Lenovo made. This display is also a smart clock, which means its much smaller (about four inches, measured diagonally), and there’s no camera. So you don’t need to worry about Google watching you sleep.


Amazon Alexa also got a couple of new smart displays. One coming from ARCHOS which is more of a budget smart display. And then Lenovo debuted two tablets that can be docked and turn into smart displays with Amazon Alexa on-board. If you ever thought that you needed a smart mirror in your life, well that debuted today as well. Capstone has a new smart mirror that has the Google Assistant included, but there’s no word on pricing or availability yet.

Smart home and the Internet of Things also remained big topics today, as you might expect from a tech-centric trade-show in 2019.

Here’s everything that was announced at CES 2019 today:


Amazon Alexa


Google Assistant


IoT & Smart Home

Smartphones & Accessories