CTIA Wireless 2009 @ Las Vegas

CTIA Wireless 2009 @ Las Vegas News

Verizon Wireless: HopeLine’s phone collections experience a double-digit increase in first two months of 2009

During the recently ended CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless announced that their phone recycling and refurbishing program, HopeLine, has seen a double-digit increase in phones collected since January 1st, compared to the first two months of 2008. As a result, the carrier expects to see more than one million phones collected by the…

Kyocera Communications Inc. established in San Diego to integrate the company’s wireless device business

At the CTIA, Kyocera Corporation announced the formation of Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), as a “next step in the global integration of Kyocera’s wireless device business.” The new company will be headquartered in San Diego, and will comprise the combined sales, marketing and service functions from Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC) and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom Inc.…

The Signal (Episode 22: CTIA Wireless 2009 Edition)

  Well, that was underwhelming.  CTIA Wireless 2009 wasn’t an especially stunning show, but Will and I run down the main device releases from Samsung and HTC, followed by an interview with RIM Manager of Developer Relations Mike Kirkup on their App World launch. I’ve been hearing some anger from abroad about the UK, Canada,…

Palm shows of new WebOS applications for Palm Pre

Sprint and Palm didn’t exactly hit CTIA Wireless 2009 in full force. Neither company had any real booth presence at the wireless conference show in Las Vegas, but that didn’t stop them from showcasing some impressive new WebOS applications for the Palm Pre. We had already been given demonstrations of Sprint’s Sprint TV and NASCAR…

Michael Bay backfires on LG promotional event

At CTIA Wireless 2009, LG brought Michael Bay to Las Vegas to help announce a special-edition LG Versa. The special-themed LG Versa was aimed at promoting the upcoming Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie. After three separate press-event delays, Bay finally arrived at the LG booth, only to spoil LG’s party. The highlight of…

Truphone goes for the U.S. market

During the recently ended CTIA in Las Vegas, Truphone announced that it is entering the U.S. market in a big way. More specifically, the company launched its Truphone Business offering and the Truphone Channel Partner Program in the States. We’ve already covered Truphone Business in the past, when we’ve talked about the service for the…

Celio launches REDFLY Mobile Viewer in beta

Celio, the company behind the popular REDFLY mobile companions/terminals, has recently announced a public beta of the new REDFLY Mobile Viewer PC software for Windows XP and Vista. The software is designed to allow compatible Windows Mobile smartphone owners to use their mobile apps at full size on their PCs — i.e. send and receive…

Sony Ericsson Booth Tour – Live from CTIA Wireless 2009

First off, the headline might be a little misleading. Sony Ericsson, for whatever reason, didn’t have an official exhibitor booth on the CTIA Wireless 2009 showfloor. The Japanese-Swedish phone maker has been going through a bit of a rough financial-patch recently. How that plays into the company’s decision to forgo any physical presence in the…

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