CTIA Post-Game Report

logo_small.gifHey everyone. Just a quick CTIA follow-up. Rather than a blow-by-blow or other less than exciting method of telling you about it, I’ll give you the CNN news-blurb version including the most interesting things I saw (or didn’t see as the case may be!)

  • Handango was present with a nice booth. Got to spend some time with them.
  • Motricity had a HUGE MTV2┬áparty (2000 people) at Hardrock with focus on downloadable media/entertainment.
  • Handmark had a nice presence as well and I got to talk to them.
  • Palm had a big booth with lots of people showing off their phones.
  • There was ONE Palm OS device on the entire show room floor (which was huge.) (The Treo 680).
  • Motorola had a big booth but dedicated as much time to music players, bluetooth headphones, and other electronics as to mobile devices.
  • The UMPC had equal positioning at the Microsoft booth as all other devices. The newest tiny UMPCs are REALLY nice.
  • Every Kiosk at the Microsoft booth including Windows Mobile devices.
  • Saw the new HP WM 6.0 Smartphone (Standard) device. Very nice.
  • HTC was at the MS booth as well.
  • Saw more Windows Mobile devices in the hands of attendees than ever before although I still saw 2 Franklin Planners. :)
  • Most people I met didn’t know what my UMPC was but as soon as they saw it they had to ask about it and closed with “Oh my god, I WANT one of those.”
  • Plenty of Symbian devices being displayed.┬áSome Blackberry devices as well but a smaller presence than I’d expected.

So there you have! Marc Tassin’s “in-a-nutshell” review of the CTIA Wireless show. A great show though and lots to think about!

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3 thoughts on “CTIA Post-Game Report

  1. Doug

    Marc, Just out of curiousity, which UMPC did you have with you? Was it one of the newer models (like the OQO 2.0??)
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  2. Marc Post author

    I had my Samsung Q1.

    I also bring my USB keyboard (about the size of the Q1) and a mini-mouse for doing heavy email. Got the same “Holy Cow!” reaction no matter how I had it set up.

    We also have a TabletKiosk here. Better configuration for UI but slower.

    I WISH it was an OQO :) I got to look at some of them at the MS booth and they are amazing.

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