Enterprise Mobility: CTIA Hottest in Show 2010 Nominees

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-10-06 Email Print this article Print
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 consumer—not industrial—devices, 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.

CTIA Hottest in Show 2010 Nominees

by Cameron Sturdevant
CTIA Hottest in Show 2010 Nominees
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.

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