CTIA, It’s A Wrap

The Spring edition of CTIA’s biannual wireless convention has just wrapped in Vegas. There were a variety of interesting announcements and new (or upcoming) products, but no larger revolutionary trends. Most  chatter seemed to revolve around the health of the US economy (and what it means to the industry) and the lack of concrete WiMax service details (timing or pricing). Sadly, the phones I most wanted to fondle (Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, Nokia N96, Garmin Nuvifone) were all behind glass. In fact, several exhibitors seemed extremely concerned with industrial espionage and controlling messaging… For example, both Motorola and Samsung chose to prohibit photography in their booths. I did manage to periodically sneak away from our Sling kiosk in the Symbian booth and shoot some videos which are posted to Qik and Flixwagon (with possibly more to come).