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Mike Temporale
12-07-2005, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.clintonfitch.com/editorials/122005/spreal/default.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.clintonfitch.com/editorials/122005/spreal/default.asp</a><br /><br /></div><i>"As I worked our booth during the show, for the first time, I noticed something that I had never seen before at any other show: Smartphones and Pocket PC Phone editions were everywhere. Now don't get me wrong, there were plenty of traditional cell phones as well as Trio's and Pocket PCs out and about. But this was the first time that I had seen these devices in large quantities beyond a Microsoft based show or convention. I would guess that I asked no fewer than 50 people about their Smartphone or Pocket PC Phone while at CIPTUG and that doesn't count the other 100 or so that I saw throughout the week and didn't get an opportunity to question. Given that the attendance of the show was just shy of 1,000 people, that's a nice and healthy 10% of the attendees with these devices."</i><br /><br />Clinton Fitch has posted a interesting editorial about Smartphone acceptance and usage at a recent Cisco IP Telephony Users Group convention he was working. Give it a read and let us know what you think. Are things changing? Do you see lots of people using Smartphones too? (And when I say Smartphones, I'm talking about true Smartphones - Windows Mobile ones. ;) )

Jerry Raia
12-07-2005, 06:14 PM
I'm starting to see more and more of them at airports. Still way too many Blackberrys but I suspect that will change.