LIVE FROM COMDEX 2003 – Afternoon Update

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[update] Barry got to talk to Michael Dell in the evening (pics in article) and will have a full report Tuesday 11/18

LIVE FROM COMDEX – Las Vegas – Monday Nov. 17th, 4:15 PM Pacific Time

Today’s crowd at Comdex is quite large and eager to see the latest in the Technology world-wide market.  The plan for this year was for the exibitors to cater to technologies that offer to boost utility for business and enterprise solutions.  From software to hardware, new ways to utilize technology to increase business productivity, connectivity and security are represented on several levels.  Many new innovations seem to be emerging from South Korea and Asian countries. 

The PDA Space

So far we have not seen “anything excitingly new” on the hardware front.  However, we had the opportunity to attend a special press conference with PalmSource which focused mainly on the future of Palm OS driven Smartphones, a stronger partnership to continue on with Sprint and the announcement of the new “Mobile World” software store.  The objective is to allow users to purchase and download software OTA or “over the air” and leave out the need to connect to a PC to install and use 3rd party applications.  Please visit: http://www.palmsource.com/mobileworld/ for more details.

We have observed some very cool “Voice Over IP” software which was demonstrated by a Korean company using iPAQ Pocket PC’s.  Not only is the promise of minimal long distance phone rates on the horizon, but the software interface and audio quality is improving significantly.

Events Ahead

Tonight we will be attending a private press party hosted by Dell and we are looking forward to getting the scoop on the latest from that company.  The new Dell High Definition LCD panel which was announced today, is on display and is an absolutely brilliant display/ entertainment solution.  For more information on that, check out www.dell.com.  As we mentioned before, specific editorials on our experience here at COMDEX will follow throughout the week. 

OVER AND OUT!

Barry and Andrew



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