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