Enterprise Mobility: Netbooks at CTIA Wireless 2009: Quality Trumps Quantity
CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, which ended April 3, was somewhat mellower than usual thanks to the recession; an estimated 20,000 people attended. Normally 30,000 to 40,000 wireless-gadget lovers show up. Budget cuts left major-league names such as Dell, Lenovo, MSI, Acer, Asus, Hewlett-Packard and even IBM out of the picture this year. As a result, only Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's MCI were there to show off their latest netbooks, the hottest segment in the portable computer business at the moment. Samsung unveiled its N310 and N120 netbooks, and MSI offered a first look at its new Wind netbook. Click on to see photos and descriptions of these impressive new notebook PCs.