Android for the Win at CTIA Wireless 2010!
Mar 29, 2010 6:53 AM –
Android was definitely a show stopper at this years CTIA Wireless event with 6 new phones debuting from entry level Kyocera Zio to high end Samsung Galaxy S and show apex HTC Evo. Not new but Sony Ericsson will finally launch globally the much anticipated Xperia X10. Honorable mentions were Motorola’s i1 Push-to-Talk phone for Nextel, AT&T announcing the Dell Aero, and Alcatel’s slider geared at teens.
Along with handsets came the most powerful assets on these phones… the Apps! Many developers showcased their Android apps… here are a few:
Slacker Radio showcased their personal radio service (stay tuned for our full review which will have some free subscription giveaways).
DriveSafe.ly showed off their Blackberry, iPhone and Android versions which has a new feature unveiling soon that allows you to speak voice commands to the app completely hands free (DriveSafe.ly will be offering some Pro licenses to our audience so stay tuned for that).
iTag is the new app that helps you find your phone and remote wipe it if is lost or stolen.
ThickButtons demonstrated the need for adjusting virtual keyboards for folks with fat fingers. The keyboard predicts the letters as you’re typing and makes the next letter bigger for better accuracy.
Skype for Verizon was initially announced at Mobile World Congress 2010, at CTIA Verizon announced customers with their all inclusive data plan can now use Skype to make calls to other Skype users which does not affect cellular minutes. The service cannot be used over Wi-Fi and Skype to landline or cellular calls will tax cellular minutes.
LogMeIn demoed Ignition, their remote desktop client on a Nexus One.
Snapfinger showed off local purchasing and ordering capability from a mobile phone.
At the past few consumer electronics and wireless shows Google’s Android have been stealing the show, and some even hint at Google paying for that incentive. Either way I personally bundle that opinion under Marketing and Advertising in an effort to grow the platform.