CTIA Fall 2011: A preview
If you had asked me yesterday what would be the biggest news at CTIA next week in San Diego, I would have said it would be the imminent Samsung Galaxy Nexus unveiling expected at the company’s Samsung Unpacked event October 11. The Galaxy Nexus promises to be the next-generation Nexus device and was slated to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system.
However, Samsung and Google have since canceled the event out of deference to Steve Jobs’ passing. Whether you think it’s a classy move or not, it does make next week’s CTIA significantly less exciting.
The CTIA fall show–also known as CTIA Enterprise & Applications–is usually not as jam-packed as the spring event, but we do sometimes get a few juicy tidbits, like info about last year’s cavalcade of Motorola handsets. We do expect a couple of similar announcements next week, but none to the degree of the now-delayed Galaxy Nexus. As a result, we anticipate a leaner and quieter show than usual.
Nonetheless, we’ll be there reporting on all the wireless news we can gather. Roger Cheng, our intrepid wireless reporter from CNET News, will be there covering Tuesday’s big even… [Read more]
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