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Wish List For CTIA Wireless Show Includes Universal Adapter

Wish List For CTIA Wireless Show Includes Universal Adapter iMedia Editors
To newbies, this week’s CTIA Wireless Show in Orlando will likely be more fun than a trip down the road to Disney World.  For me, I have a long wish list but more realistic expectations.

Here’s what I would like to see:

  • A universal adapter to charge all devices – this would allow travelers to leave home the bag with all the plugs, keeping them out of the overstuffed overhead compartment

  • Something as out of the blue as Apple’s Smart Covers that immediately brings a $1 billion revenue projection for 2011

  • A simple guide to network speed, giving consumers the ability to cut through the carriers’ liberal definition of 3G and 4G

  • Apple introducing the iPhone 5 – a wireless show without mobile’s biggest innovator leaves much of the story untold

  • A consistently strong wireless signal for the tens of thousands of attendees in Orlando – have you ever tried to play at a piano recital without a piano? That’s exactly how we feel when we can’t demo our products

  • A strong brand marketer presence – this show is known more for its business development opportunities but there are strong case studies to be shared that will be of interest to brands

  • A 25 percent reduction in expenditures on parties with that money instead going to Japan relief efforts

  • Agreement that consumers are ready for the convergence of mobile and social – the stats tell us they already thing that way (Facebook members are twice as active on mobile as they are on PCs, for instance)

  • Sensible tablet pricing models so I’ll stop being asked to spend three times the price for an iPad subscription than I would pay for the print edition


 If Sunday’s news of a possible AT&T-T-Mobile USA partnership is any indication, perhaps there will be grand surprises in Florida. We’ll see.

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