Enterprise Mobility: iPad Challengers, Windows Phone 7 Devices Absent at CTIA Event

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-10-06 Print this article Print
iPad Challengers, Windows Phone 7 Devices Absent at CTIA Event

iPad Challengers, Windows Phone 7 Devices Absent at CTIA Event

by Cameron Sturdevant
Ahead of the CTIA conference and expo, the ShowStoppers party showed off the Apple, Android, Microsoft and BlackBerry devices and apps that hope to tempt enterprise IT managers and consumers. From Motorola and Samsung to HTC and Apple, the mobile handsets, smartphones, entertainment devices and the apps that make them tick were laid out for perusal. Although apps for the iPhone and iPad were represented, nary a tablet hopeful managed to make it to the event. Even less visible were Windows Mobile 6.5 app makers, the imminent release of Windows Phone 7 making much further development here a doubtful enterprise. Here are the highlights of my wanderings through the much smaller than expected bazaar that was the opening salvo in the ongoing trend of the "enterprization" of consumer apps and devices.
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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