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2010 Handset and Gadget Innovation Review

Thursday, October 21, 2010
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Marvell Headquarters
Berkeley Conference Center
Santa Clara, CA 95054



They are handsets, gadgets, phones, mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, tablets and a bunch of other new device categories, but they all represent the place where the wireless industry touches its customer. As the delivery vehicle, these devices are a critical part of EVERY industry stakeholder's value chain. In recent years, new


They are handsets, gadgets, phones, mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, tablets and a bunch of other new device categories, but they all represent the place where the wireless industry touches its customer. As the delivery vehicle, these devices are a critical part of EVERY industry stakeholder's value chain. In recent years, new gadgets have proven the unique ability to actually churn customers away from competing carriers - making them more powerful than network quality, footprint, content, and services. As these gadgets become more powerful and consumers expectations rise, both carriers and CE manufacturers are in the hot seat to make better gadgets and improve the consumer experience. As the mass market moves away from simple phones and into connected devices and gadgets, carriers and CE makers are forced to add Industrial Design and User Experience into the development lifecycle. The best designed products are made up of the best individual apps, modules, radios, keyboards, media players, processors, amplifiers, accessories, etc - put together in a beautifully integrated UI. So our Handset and Gadget Review will look at some of the final handsets, the best UIs, and the innovative soft and hard wares that make a great device really shine. About the Mobile Forum: Telecom Council’s Mobile Forum gathers 80 decision-level mobile professionals every few months in a packed ½ day agenda to facilitate networking and business relationships in an interactive format. The agenda also includes many rapid-fire presentations to introduce participating carriers and investors to the relevant startups in the segment. The summit is free for Telecom Council members, and $300 for non-members.

 

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