Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Not @MWC & Apparently Not Missing Much

OK I'm a little bitter that I'm not in Barcelona...but until my Adsense revenues turn into Adollar$ I am just not going to be flying, hoteling, conventioning and wine/dining/dancing like fool in Spain on my own dime...CTIA in Vegas, maybe. That being said the news out of the show has been pretty unspectacular donchathink?:

  • Nokia (NOK) announced it's widely anticipated Ovi Store for applications and announced that it would preload Skype on to upcoming N-Series devices (a move sure to piss off carriers)
  • Microsoft (MSFT) announced it's new Windows Marketplace for Mobile available with its new Windows Mobile 6.5 OS (does anyone aspire to have a Windows Mobile device?)
  • Besides a new HTC handset for Vodafone, Google's Android has been a total bust.
  • RealNetworks (RNWK) took over the backend of Verizon Wireless's V Cast streaming video service from thePlatform
  • Qualcomm's (QCOM) MediaFlo is sucking wind in the US and they vow to do things differently in Europe
  • Acer and maybe Dell are entering the smartphone fray
  • And the biggest story of all...the GSMA announced that 17 carriers and handset manufacturers were going to create a universal phone charger by 2012 (cue Kool & the Gang)
  • btw -- where hell has RIM/BlackBerry (RIMM) been hiding?...did they purposely keep a low profile at MWC because of their SEC issues?

Anything else I'm missing?

No comments:

Post a Comment