Joan Cear

Screens are bigger, megapixels now start at 2, form factors are lighter and skinnier, and there are more reliable options for content-on-the-go...but the latest handsets on display this week at CTIA 2008 in Las Vegas are, overall, more “improved” than “new.” The good news is that flashy applications which worked fairly well in ‘07 cellphones, like live mobile TV broadcasts, are maturing, which, in the mobile industry, means they’re getting easier, faster and cheaper. The bad news is that there’s no one “Aha!” device (such as last year’s this-changes-everything iPhone) to text home about. But just because mobile manufacturers are mostly refreshing

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

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