The first round of quad-core smartphones are expected within the first three months of 2012, and many tech watchers expect to see these devices at CES.
No we're not talking about kilobytes, but a type of display resolution that has four times the pixel density of 1080p HDTVs, the current gold standard for mass market high-definition displays.
LG plans to show off an 84-inch 4K 3D HDTV with Internet connectivity during CES. Toshiba is also working on a 4K 3D display, so perhaps we may see more than one 4K set next Tuesday in Las Vegas.
"Ice Cream Sandwich"
Tablets have been a big topic at CES since 2010, when device makers scrambled to get out in front of the looming release of Apple's iPad. CES 2012 is expected to have more of the same, thanks to the release of Google's latest Android flavor, "Ice Cream Sandwich."
Unlike 2011, where the Motorola Xoom was the only device running Google's tablet-specific version of Android (Honeycomb), ICS is already available to any manufacturer who wants it.
Electronics maker Coby plans to debut four ICS tablets at CES, and it's a good bet other tablet makers will follow suit.
That's an early look at what's coming to CES 2012, but check back with PCWorld all this week as more details emerge about the year's biggest consumer electronics show. You can also bookmark our dedicated CES 2012 section here.