CTIA: The Mobile Marketplace is an annual convention showcasing the leaders, ideas and experiences transforming the wireless industry. Presented by CTIA–The Wireless Association®, the event draws more than 35,000 people every year to reveal the newest smartphones, cell phones, and connected devices, as well as the hottest wireless accessories, apps, and mobile technology. Wirefly is there covering the latest wireless carrier and manufacturer announcements live, as well as covering news from the 1,000+ exhibitor booths on the floor.
Most Recent CTIA 2013 Posts
Viva Móvil is a Premium Retailer of Verizon Wireless
While there was some speculation that yesterday's Verizon Wireless announcement was going to be about the HTC One's arrival on big red's network,instead we were treated to a new way to shop for your next smartphone. Viva Móvil's mission is to deliver the best shopping experience for mobile across the United States, starting with stores in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.
Concerns About Smartphone Safety
How close is too close to hold your phone to your face? Green Swan INC. has a new app that will tell you when your phone is too close to your head. The Too Close app will alert you when your phone is inside the danger use zone based on the FCC Safety guidelines.
Connected Health Care Devices
Swissmed Mobile's software helps keep you safe and healthy! It connects Bluetooth-enabled health care devices like blood pressure monitors, oxygen monitors, and blood sugar monitors, to your smartphone so you can send vital information to your doctor for monitoring. This technology is available on 8 mobile platforms and more than 40 types of medical sensors.
Evutec Takes You Into The Woods To Protect Your Smartphone
There are lots of great phone cases on display here at CTIA 2013, but my favorite one is a wood case by Evutec. It is made from real wood laminate and protects your phone from everyday bumps and scratches. Who knows, maybe the next big thing will be made out of wood instead of plastic.
Would You Feel Safe In A House With A Bluetooth Door Lock?
Kwickset and UniKey are changing the way you enter your home with their latest product that connects your smartphone and a door lock. Remember when a few years ago you thought this Bluetooth thing wouldn't catch on?
Cadillac Displays Cue User Experience
The Cue technology in this Cadillac is brilliantly intuitive. Cue is the intelligent entertainment, navigation, and portal to all of the information you need while on the go. My favorite feature is the pulse feedback that it gives you when you make a selection so that you can keep your eyes on the road while driving.
A Look Ahead To Day Two
With the show floor opening in ten minutes and Verizon Wireless scheduled to make an announcement at 11am(PST) today, I wanted to take a second to tell you what we have in store for coverage today.
We will be covering the Verizon event, where they are rumored to be announcing they will carry the HTC One. We will also be taking a look at connected devices from mobile payment options to cars that sync with your phone. Time to get to get on the floor.
Day Two: Stating Off With A Bang
Just had breakfast with other members of the Wirefly staff and learned some interesting information. The other members of Wirefly were in meetings with most of the carriers and manufacturers yesterday. While there might not be many new hardware announcements publically at CTIA, they learned about a few new phones in the pipeline. Maybe even a few "game changer" phones. #WishICouldTalkAboutThem