CTIA Wireless Show – Atlanta, Georgia LIVE REPORT
Monday/Sunday, March 22
It is unseasonably cold and windy here in Atlanta, but inside of the CTIA Wireless Show and associated events, some of the hotest mobile technology is on display. On Sunday night we attended Pepcom’s Mobile Focus event, then followed up the evening at the official CTIA Press Reception. The usual expected vendors including Dell, HP, Broadcom, Palm, Motorola, etc. were all on hand exhibing mobile, PDA and Cellular products, but the surprise of the evening was to see how many exhibitors chose to use Tablet PC’s on their display spaces to offer digital media presentations to visitors.
Toshiba Porteg M200 at the Microsoft PR Exhibitor Table
Most exciting though was to finally get up close and personal with HP’s brand new Rugged Tablet PC tr3000. The gentleman at the booth truly proved the unit’s integrity by literally dropping it from about 3 ft. to the table. This action did not cause so much as a flicker of the screen or a pause in performance! I felt that this Tablet PC is a pretty good looking machine for being such a “well-armed” road warrior!
HP Rugged Tablet TR 3000 Front View
HP Rugged Tablet TR 3000 Back View
We are patrolling the main show floor today, so please stay in tune for upcoming stories and many more pics from this exciting event!
Barry J. Doyle