Mobile is supposed to be a hot category in tech, right? You’d never know it looking at the announcements that are slated to start pouring in this week. Many of the major companies in the mobile industry have opted to skip or limit their presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off tomorrow for the media before officially opening on Tuesday. The announcements that do come out will emerge from lower-tier companies hoping to make more of a name for themselves and their products. The dearth of wireless-related news at a time when the tech world is going increasingly mobile underscores the dilemmas that a show like CES faces: too many competing conferences, more companies opting to hold their own events, and unfortunate timing after a large wave of product announcements ahead of the holidays. As a result, don’t expect to have your mind blown with the mobile announcements coming out this week.
CES 2013: Mobile Industry Biggies Conspicuously Absent
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).