CTIA 2012 – Vendors shine in USA
The Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association 2012 is an event organized by CTIA- The Wireless Association in New Orleans, USA on 8th May. This is the US based mobile event of the year, with big names such as Samsung and HTC were seen there with their own stalls. This is a brief wrap up of the event.
According to most of the analysts at the event the Samsung Galaxy SIII was considered the best phone of the event. It was showcased first time after its official launching in the UK, this past week. The SIII shows off a massive 4.8-inch HD AMOLED screen, 8-Mega Pixel camera with some nifty new features, a quad core processor and a power house of a battery (2100 mAh). The phone will surely be hard to beat this year, when you also take into account its enhanced voice features (S-Voice). They were also featuring their new Focus 2 smartphone with Windows OS and LTE capabilities.
They continued to show off their One Series Devices showing off its “advanced camera capabilities” and Beats Audio enhancement solution which they had previously showed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
They continued to be one of the most “visible” vendors at the event, continuing on a similar theme as the CES and MWC, showing off their smartphone and tablet range.
LG brought to the show a number of Android devices with various price ranges. Also present were LG partner solutions such as Google Wallet enabled Mid-ranged devices allowed for NFC based transactions. COMMERCIAL IMAGE – In this photograph taken by AP Images for LG Mobile Phones, LG Mobile showcases its Google Wallet enabled devices at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 Convention, Wednesday May 9, 2012, in New Orleans.
This company is relatively unheard, it used to make Dual-sim phones for the Latin America region, and is based in Miami,Florida. Currently its products are distributed by CLC Miami, but PLUM envisions itself to be partnered with US carriers to sell dual sim no contract phones. PLUM device ranges are from “dumb” phones, to 5-inch phablets (like the Galaxy Note) and fully voice capable 7-inch Tablets.
Mozilla Firefox OS:
This was from the Mobile companies, now lets move on to software, one in particular really intrigued us, that was Mozilla’s Firefox OS, called “Boot-to-Gecko”. The interface is similar to that of a Windows Mango OS with a tile user interface, but the major difference is that it runs on the internet and uses HTML5. The OS is to be launched in Brazil in Q1 of 2013. Its store is called “Persona”, as this is just an-alpha build it is purely an online phone at the moment. Mozilla will later on allow users to choose the apps (bookmarks) they want to use offline. The build instructions at the moment have been made available for the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S2.Till then enjoy this hands on video:
Video Courtesy CNET