CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was a surprise speaker at the kickoff keynote at CTIAs conference. He had been in the L.A. Convention Center to meet with the CTIA Board, and took a few moments to hail innovation brought on by the wireless i

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - CIA Welcomed to L.A.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomes the CIA to Los Angeles. No one was sure if he was thinking of the cooking school or the intelligence agency in Washington. He didnt clarify. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - eWEEK Editorial Director Eric Lundquist

eWEEKs Editorial Director Eric Lundquist was supposed to have kicked off the keynote, but he had to wait for Governor Schwarzenegger to finish. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - First Day Keynote Panel

eWEEK Editorial Director Eric Lundquist moderated a panel of industry luminaries to kick off the first day of CTIAs conference. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - LG's Chocolate

Sticky fingers and fingerprints were in evidence as LG showed its new Chocolate phone and music player. This phone is offered in the United States by Verizon. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Sumos at Work

The theme of another press event was Sumo and Sushi. These are two of the sumos. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Netgear Wi-Fi Phones

Netgear was showing three Wi-Fi phones and a voice-capable router. The phone in the center will work with services such as Vonage. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - BlackBerry's Pearl

BlackBerry PR staff member Tenille Kennedy shows off the new Pearl. This smart phone is being offered by T-Mobile. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Tough Computers from Panasonic

Panasonic makes one rugged set of computers for its ToughBook line. These computers, which include built-in wireless, are as close to invulnerable as you can get. But thats the hardware. You still have to use a firewall. Photo: eWEEK

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Sanyo Phones

Sanyo makes a lot of phones in a lot of colors. Multicolored skins will let users get exactly the colors and designs they want. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - New from Nokia

Nokia showed off its line of smart phones, including its newly released E62 from Cingular. The E62 (center) removes features from its predecessor, the E61, including Wi-Fi support. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Indigo RAZR

A Motorola PR staffer demonstrates yet another option among the range of colors for the popular RAZR phone. This one is officially called Indigo. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Windows Phones

Microsoft was showing new smart phones with Windows Mobile. The new Motorola Q is in front. The company didnt explain the significance of the plastic boxes. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Palm PDAs

Palm was showing a range of products, including its smart phones and some accessories. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - New WiMax Chip Set

Beceem Communications showed a new WiMax chip set. This is a PC card containing the chip set thats being provided as a sample by the company. The large chip near the connector is the baseband chip, and the smaller chip in the center of the card is the

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - 14 New Windows Phones

Microsoft showed new phones and PDAs that run Windows Mobile. According to the company, 14 new phones (shown here, starting at the upper left) are the Gigabyte, Cingular 8125, Verizon Palm Treo 700w, Sprint PPC 6700, T-Mobile MDA, HP iPAQ hw6910, Veriz

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Party Animal

One of the press events featured a Moroccan theme, including an authentic camel and an authentic camel wrangler. We couldnt find out what phone the camel preferred. Photo: eWEEK / Wayne Rash

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006

Can enterprise wireless and entertainment find harmony in Los Angeles? Yes, sort of. Your job is to guess which of these photos relate to wireless IT and which to entertainment.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Motorola

Even staid Motorola gets into the L.A. dance fever.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Intelligent Messaging

The intelligent messaging message was drawing the wireless IT crowd.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Mobile Systems and Medicine?

I didnt know what the connection was either.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Picsel Technologies

Embedded multimedia software. More entertainment than enterprise.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - The FunkySexyCool

The FunkySexyCool booth was definitely not in the enterprise IT camp.

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - FunkySexyCool - 2

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CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 - Pocket Express

You want people to come to your booth? Give away a Porsche like Pocket Express.

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