It was as if we jinxed ourselves even before the show began. In, we said we expected a leaner show than usual mostly because Samsung and Google decided to pull out of the event at the last minute, and we hadn't heard of anything else on the horizon.
Boy, were we wrong. CTIA Fall 2011 has been a surprisingly busy show, with several product announcements, first-time hands-ons, and a few industry tidbits making us sit up and take notice.of five new Android handsets, from the high-end Motorola Atrix 2 to the prepaid AT&T Avail. Seizing its opportunity, --the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab along with a potential sleeper hit, the 7-inch , which is manufactured by Chinese company Huawei. The ball didn't stop rolling as the day went on, when and announced three new phones, and both and updated their lineups with new handsets as well. On the accessory front, even Plantronics had something to show the world with the introduction of the .
It wasn't all product news either. AT&T has announcedto separate your work from your personal life, RIM introduced a new , and that takes inspiration from smartphone and tablet technologies. The usual carrier CEOs strutted their stuff too-- said they'll give guidance on the iPhone, promises sexier new LTE handsets, and despite the odd comparison of one CEO to Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
Later today, watch out for a plethora of slideshows and hands-on posts of the latest hot handsets, like the Motorola Atrix 2, the Samsung Stratosphere, and lots more on our CTIA landing page. Don't let me say a show will be "slow" ever again.