World’s biggest electronics fair opens in Berlin

The Local

The IFA consumer electronics fair, which opened to the public in Berlin on Friday, is shaping up as a battleground for tablet computer makers to attack the Apple iPad’s dominant market position.

Fears of a recession have not hit the German capital, where fair organizers said they had expanded its exhibition surface by four percent as the number of participants edged higher to 1,441. The IFA attracted 235,000 visitors last year.

The fair was formally opened Thursday evening by German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler.

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Categories: Germany, Technology

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