CTIA 2009 Day Two Roundup: Devices, Mobile Broadband

Day two at CTIA featured more device announcements, more mobile app launches and the continued debate when it comes to mobile broadband. While both LTE and WiMax have been in the spotlight at this year’s event, the question remains of which one is superior when...

930 4
930 4

Day two at CTIA featured more device announcements, more mobile app launches and the continued debate when it comes to mobile broadband.

While both LTE and WiMax have been in the spotlight at this year’s event, the question remains of which one is superior when it comes to 4G technology.  Both technologies are relatively the same in the way they operate-and while WiMax is finally being rolled out, LTE seems to have more support from the major players in the wireless industry.  

Verizon Wireless is one carrier that’s putting its support behind LTE as the emerging 4G technology.  The company’s executives talked about the technology in the opening keynote- Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon, stated “LTE is quickly emerging as the global standard.  We’re moving fast to get to 4G.  Working with Vodafone, we’ve completed the market trials and standards work.  We will begin deployment later this year with a few commercially-ready markets and will roll it out to 25 or 30 markets in 2010, with the expectation of faster rollout thereafter.”

On the device front, several handsets were revealed that will utilize the upcoming 4G broadband.  This year’s event is proving that our cell phones will soon become phone/netbook hybrids that allow us to do just about anything we do with our computers.  The Samsung Mondi debuted today as the first WiMax-based “Mobile Internet Device,” along with seven other devices by Samsung.  The growing trend seems to be that touchscreens and QWERTY keyboards are quickly taking over the simple numeric keypad.  In today’s mobile web-centric and messaging-crazy world, numeric keypads just don’t cut it.

With the emphasis on mobile broadband so fierce at this year’s CTIA, the opportunities over the next year for mobile marketers will be tremendous.  SMS-fees came under fire today, but the larger picture is that mobile broadband will take mobile marketing’s potential to another level.

In this article

4 comments

  1. CTIA 2009 Day Two Roundup Devices Mobile Broadband Mobile | internet marketing tools

    […] CTIA 2009 Day Two Roundup Devices Mobile Broadband Mobile Posted by root 3 days ago (http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com) With the emphasis on mobile broadband so fierce at this year ctia the opportunities over the next year for mobile marketers 3 comment s bethany apr 5 2009 reply all rights reserved powered by wordpress blog design Discuss  |  Bury |  News | CTIA 2009 Day Two Roundup Devices Mobile Broadband Mobile […]

  2. bethany

    Thanks Michael, I’ll look into you all

  3. Michael

    At
    http://www.bizmobilemarketing.biz
    We are Globally positioned and can connect to over 220 countries around the world. We are currently located in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. In Brazil, we service the following country codes. (#55 Brazil, #5561 Brasilia, #55007, #55008 for Brazil Mobile Phones, #5521 Rio de Janeiro, #5511 Sao Paulo)
    For more info please view the site above~

  4. Bethany

    Were there any reviews of provider networks for the South American markets? I’ve used Qwikker Mobile Marketing for the US and some European markets, but am having trouble locating a provider for Brazil specifically.

Comments are closed.