This week's CTIA show lost its headline act when Samsung and Google cancelled their big announcement, but other companies such as AT&T and T-Mobile stepped in to fill the void.
Welcome to Fall CTIA 2011
Another season, another CTIA. The CTIA Enterprise & Applications show has always been smaller than the larger, more high-profile CTIA Wireless show in the spring. This week's San Diego show lost its headline act when Samsung Electronics and Google cancelled their big announcement, but other companies such as AT&T and T-Mobile stepped in to fill the void.
Sprint's other initiative: the prevention of distracted driving. Circulating around the show were Livestrong band-like pledge rings given out by Sprint, as well as a little message seeking a pledge to drive safely. It was one of the more random things to come out of the show.
One of the few amusing booths at the show was Valencell's exhibit, which featured a woman walking and running on the treadmill for the entire day. The runner was promoting a fitness sensor integrated into a mobile earbud, providing body metrics to the smartphone.