Enterprise Mobility: Mobile Devices, Apps Turned Heads on CTIA Show Floor

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-10-08 Print this article Print
Mobile Devices, Apps Turned Heads on CTIA Show Floor

Mobile Devices, Apps Turned Heads on CTIA Show Floor

by Chris Preimesberger
Upward of 2,000 mobile software developers crowded into the Moscone West conference hall in San Francisco for most of the week of Oct. 4, learning about the latest news and trends in the mobile device business. Security, operating systems, connectivity advances, storage and new devices were some of the key topics of discussion. Software appliances were also a major news item. A software appliance is a software application that might be combined with just enough operating system for it to run optimally on industry-standard hardware (typically a server) or within a virtual machine. There were connected cars (Ford Taurus and Explorer), connected bikes (which provide travel metrics like average speed and distance)—even a connected exercise station. New GPS and Bluetooth devices caused heads to turn. Samsung walked away with several awards, including one for its Galaxy tablet, which reportedly won't become available until mid-November. This eWEEK slide show covers some of the highlights of CTIA 2010.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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