Mobile technologies have finally saturated the enterprise, as evidenced by the throngs of corporate CIO’s and other senior executives prowling the exhibit hall and educational sessions at MobileCON 2012 — CTIA’s renamed fall show, held in San Diego September 9-11, 2012. The conference centered on big themes in enterprise mobility, including “bring you own device” (BYOD), machine-to-machine communications (M2M), location-based services (LBS), long-term evolution networks (LTE), automotive applications, mobile payments and more.
Metawatch’s new Strata — their first consumer product — is a handsome smart watch that brings notifications from your smartphone to your wrist, letting you decide at a glance whether to pull your phone out of your pocket to answer a call or respond to a text… or whether that can wait until later. Strata steps out in front of Metawatch’s first model with water resistance, fitness apps, and compatibility with both Android and iOs smartphones.
Metawatch, a handsome connected watch, increases the “signal to noise” ratio of daily life with at-a-glance awareness of what’s happening on your smartphone.
Connected World Magazine’s Laurie Lamberth and Peggy Smedley discuss the Metawatch, connected hearing aids, and how these devices bring ease to daily living.
CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando was a hotbed of speculation about how the at&t – T-Mobile merger will affect the U.S. mobile industry. While the ripples will be felt to every corner of the value chain, there was a lot more to talk about at the show. It was fun to watch the “4G” competitors duke it out, and measure China’s growing presence in the U.S. with a Day 2 Keynote by China Telecom and significant Chinese presence on the show floor. The “Internet of Things” became more real as Ericsson’a CEO Hans Vestberg foretold 50 billion connected devices in 2020, and solutions for connected health, proximity marketing, automotive and greentech captured attendee imaginations.
The U.S. mobile industry has an upbeat feel this fall: LTE is finally here with MetroPCS’s scoop-the-big-guys Vegas launch, sexy new devices such as Samsung’s Android-inside Galaxy Tab(let) are generating excitement, and location intelligence is enabling huge crop of context-aware consumer and enterprise apps and services.
What’s Hot? Location, location, location: context-aware mobile ad and marketing platforms. Android everywhere. Apps for your car, TV and appliances. Mobile payments and mGiving. Social-social-social-social-social. The Cloud brings large-scale computing resources to miniaturized mobile devices. And more…