Well, it is day 2 of CTIA in Las Vegas, let me recap my experiences from yesterday. The day started with meeting up with Xavier for breakfast. We had a simple breakfast at MacD’s, but I have to say this McDonald has the look and feel of a coffee shop. It was really interesting. We then walked to the convention center to get my ID and head toward the Keynote.
As we were headed toward the keynote, we ran into couple of Google Androids.
The keynote was ok, a little dry, but you get to learn a bit about the common trend
After the keynote we attending the series of classes on backhaul technology for the future wireless systems. I’ve learned alot and picked up a few new topics to research. (e.g. IEEE 1588 , carrier ethernet, vendor such as Dragonwave)
After we enjoyed our free lunch and can’t listen to any more seminars, we headed down to the show floor.
It’s pretty exciting to see all the different vendors, however, it was not what I expected. I was expecting alot more.. but it was very very few consumer high lights that I’ve found.
Few notes, Nokia was trying to push for their email service, which was lame. Why would I get email from nokia? But what was cool was nokia’s bluetooth headphones!!! no no not the one ear kind, the bluetooth stereo headphones!!!
and of course the HTC Supersonic!!!
The supersonic is the first “4G” aka WiMax phone out there. It is spec’ed with a pretty high megapixel camera and it also has a front camera too… so video conferencing on the go? Neat!
After the show, we met up with some contractor friends for a show and dinner. Thanks Ryan and Sam!!! Yes, Zumanity was shocking and amazing. When Ryan said, yeah meet us at New York New York for a Cirque du Soleil show called Zumanity, I thought oh ok… that should be fun. I’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil show and I thought this one was the same PG rated show that you can see in Seattle. Oh… was I in shocked!!! It was a good show!!!
After dinner and show I walked 3 miles back to my hotel and called it a night. Fun huh…
Pictures below are from the walk!! and strangely … part of it reminded me of France.