Enterprise Mobility: CTIA Hottest in Show 2010 Nominees
Here are my picks for the 10 hottest mobile phones, devices and apps that were thrown into the fray to be crowned "hottest in show" at the CTIA 2010. There were plenty of Motorola, Samsung and HTC devices on display in the CTIA competition hall. Running various flavors of Android, BlackBerry OS, Apple iOS and Windows Mobile 6.5, the devices and apps shown here are the ones that caught my eye for enterprise and entertainment purposes. The impending release of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 hung like a pall over the Mobile 6.5 devices. Among the 30-plus devices and apps on display, only one was running on the Apple iPad. This was one more than any other tablet maker, not counting the tweener 5-inch Dell Streak. Speaking of streaks, after just a couple of hours on display, the myriad touch devices looked like a petting zoo after one too many school groups had passed through. At the end of the day, these are still consumernot industrialdevices, and it showed. The streaky, greasy screens, the malfunctioning slider mechanisms and exhausted batteries took a little glitter off the otherwise tempting holiday display of gadgets and goodies.