Google IO 2016 Coverage

CTIA Dropping Second Yearly Event To Create One Super Show

The Wireless Association (CTIA), formerly the Cellular Telephone Industry Association, announced that beginning 2014, it will compress its two yearly trade shows into one “super show” in the fall. Looking back on CTIA 2012, there were plenty of announcements but no device that really stood out. The combined show, being called Super Mobility Week, will allow CTIA a chance to compete for the limelight with shows like the Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress which are also in the fall.

Press Release after the break

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Samsung To Hold Unpacked Event October 11th AT CTIA

Samsung will hold an Unpacked event on October 11th at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications show being held in San Diego. Some are speculating that Samsung may be preparing an American launch of the Galaxy Note, a device Samsung just showed at the IFA conference in Berlin earlier this month. Others hope Google’s Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus) may get the spotlight at the event. It’s way too early to do much more than guess at this point, but stay with us as we track this and other developments from the trade show next month.

[via pocketnow]

Samsung releases 2nd teaser video for big announcement on September 1st (Video)

Another teaser video from Samsung avows “something big is coming” at the start of the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 1st. These videos are creating more questions rather than answers for what we can expect.

Simply put, the first of the two clips gives us images of some young and beautiful people smiling with wind-blown hair on the peaceful oceanside. The second shows more young and beautiful people, this time with a dose of hip and a splash of cool, as they smile and walk around town carrying and using glowing handsets and tablet devices.

Some are buzzing that one of the glowing mystery devices could be Samsung’s rumored Android Honeycomb Galaxy Tab which features a 7-inch Super AMOLED screen (1024×600 resolution), 3-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front facing cam for video chat. Another theory is that it might be a phone since “glowing handsets” appear in the videos.

What do you think the BIG announcement is? Leave us a comment and check out both videos after the break.

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