Enterprise Mobility: HTC, Motorola, LG Tablets and Smartphones: Stars of CTIA
HTC Evo View 4G
This Sprint tablet uses a 1.5GHz processor to power, not only its multimedia functions, but also shooting and viewing 3D footage. The 7-inch tablet is also capable of running on both 3G and 4G networks.
The Vgo video-conferencing robot has been out for some time, but its presence on the CTIA show floor proved a minor hit. Equipped with a camera, screen and microphones, the wheel-driven bot is a little more mobile than a desktop equipped with Skype.
The Vgo robots control screen. Note the middle window that shows its cameras point-of-view.
Samsung is debuting two new models of its Galaxy Tab, adding 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch versions of the original 7-incher in its portfolio.
RIM hopes its upcoming 7-inch PlayBook, which features a dual-core processor and a proprietary operating system, will capture the hearts and dollars of both consumers and business customers.
Despite Nokias recently-announced deal to start using Windows Phone 7 as its primary software platform, Symbian-equipped smartphones such as the E7 made an appearance at CTIA.
T-Mobiles G2x smartphone, built by LG Electronics, features a muscular dual-core processor, Android operating system and support for speedy 4G networks.
Microsoft had a relatively small presence at CTIA, largely to show off its (relatively) new Windows Phone 7 devices. Microsoft hopes to gain back some market-share in the mobile arena from the likes of the Apple iPhone and Google Android.
The 8.9-inch G-Slate offers the tablet-optimized Google Android 3.0, along with 32GB of internal memory and the ability to record 3D footage (via a pair of stereoscopic cameras on the back of the device).
The 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom made a splashy debut earlier this year, and the presence of this high-end tablet competitor was definitely felt on the CTIA show floor.
The HTC HD7S features Windows Phone 7 on a 4.3-inch high-resolution screen. It also comes pre-baked with the latest WP7 update, "NoDo," which includes added functionality, such as cut-and-paste.
The Thunderbolts high-end specs include 4.3-inch capacitive touch-screen, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing, and Android 2.2 with HTCs Sense 2.0 user interface.
The HTC Arrive is the first Windows Phone 7 smartphone to appear on a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) carrier, in this case Sprint. It, too, runs the freshly updated version of Windows Phone 7.
HTC Evo 3D
The HTC Evo 3D runs on Google Android 2.3 ("Gingerbread") and uses a 4.3-inch display for multimedia content. Its 1.2-GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor powers the creation and viewing of 3D images and video.