Today was another interesting day at CTIA. The morning started off pretty late. I was still recovering from last night. So my first even was the mobile health seminar. This was pretty slow but they had some interesting ideas and concepts. I met my friend Xavier for lunch we went to the LV Hilton’s Buffet. I have to say, their buffet have really gone down hill. It was a pretty awful lunch buffet. After lunch, I discovered many interesting exhibits as well as few interesting spots inside LV Hilton. Just check out the pictures below.
The first picture was taken right after lunch in the men’s restroom in Las Vegas Hilton. It’s pretty fun trying to use the restroom and looking up seeing those pictures.
After returning to the exhibition floor, I ran across one of motorola’s future computer idea called Golden Eye!!! It is a computer based on Windows CE with voice command and also pan tilt zoom of the images in the display with a built in accelerometer. It is a pretty cool interface. I had the fortune of testing it out, there are still bugs, but it is working pretty well. I can see a future in this device.
I also ran across the Nokia’s PUSH winners. (http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/) What is PUSH? PUSH is a competition sponsored by Nokia to use the Nokia N900 ( $500+ device) to create something. Nokia provides a complete SDK for free and also you can program in python. The winner for this year was a bike computer. The guy that created this built an interface and circuits for a wheel sensor for a bike. It is pretty cool. The N900 will also turn on the bike light when it gets dark. All this was written in Python and Qt Scripts.
The second prize was the N900Niko. It is a twitter commanded N900 robot. It is pretty cool. All the intelligence is in the N900. The N900 controls the Mindstrom NXT via bluetooth. Everything was once again written in Python. You can check out his project site here. The robot also has a twitter account!!!
Niko took couple pictures of me too!!!
Finally, I was fortunate to get a full blown demo of LTE by Alcatel. I also see a similar demo yesterday with HuaWei. However, the Alcatel gave us a much better presentation. I think we will start to see LTE in 2011 and let me tell you, it is FAST!!!!!
Tomorrow, I am returning home to Seattle. Thanks CTIA for a wonderful show!!!