Earth shattering? No, not really, but read more to see what happened.
Opening Notes: It’s Sunday. CTIA ended Thursday. What happened? The report was done, and for some reason, it wasn’t much of a report. We tried to give it the hype, but, there just wasn’t enough. Friday and Saturday came and went, and it just wasn’t much of a report. It’s not our reporting was bad, it’s simply an utter lack of new content on the show floor. So, we present to you the coldest cell phone expo we’ve covered to-date.
Cingular: Cingular declined to speak with PCS Intel after we began photographing their prototype HSDPA handset from Samsung on display (more in-depth explanations to be provided in our wrap-up report later today).
However, UTStarcom did confirm that they should have approval for the release of the Sprint PPC-6600 EV-DO update later this week, and hope to have the update released in all channels on both Sprint and UTStarcom’s web sites later this month.
ESPN Mobile: What? A new product? Yes, ESPN’s announcement of the Sanyo 9000 (MVP) was the only highlight of the expo (along with the free coffee ESPN was serving). We hope to have some much better pictures of the MVP and the 9000 soon.
However, it is clear Wireless IT this year was not as big as last year’s show. The expo shrunk a good 25-33% and lacked any new product announcements beyond the Treo 700w, something which actually was not a part of the show.