Enterprise Mobility: Samsung, HP, Ford, Xi3 Show Off Holiday Products

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-11-10 Print this article Print
Samsung, HP, Ford, Xi3 Show Off Holiday Products

Samsung, HP, Ford, Xi3 Show Off Holiday Products

by Nicholas Kolakowski
The Consumer Electronics Show may not kick off until January, but tech companies are already gearing up for the event. Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, Energizer, Ford and a host of smaller startups used a recent CES preview in New York to show off current offerings and hint at next-generation hardware and software to come. Google's Android has seemingly found its way onto all kinds of hardware, from tablets and smartphones to printers. Companies also seem intent on exploring concepts such as inductive charging and mobile hot spots. As the holidays kick into high gear, mobility has emerged as the key concept. Tablets and smartphones are expected to sell well with consumers, and tech outfits hope their offerings in those areas will allow them to seize market share from competitors such as Apple. Once CES arrives, these same companies will almost certainly debut items designed to take advantage of the newest operating systems, hardware and apps. In the meantime, though, their hope is that shoppers will shake off the economic doldrums and spend heavily on consumer tech.??í
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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