Handset Innovation Review 2008

telecom imageiPhones have started a revolution.

As of yesterday, we have the feisty upstart, the G1

For those who are interested in what mobile computing will look like in the future, or to help create it yourself;

The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley presents the Handset Innovation
Review, sponsored by Kotra.

Thu, Oct 9, 8:30am-5:00pm, Santa Clara

As the delivery vehicle, handsets a critical part of EVERY industry
stakeholders value chain. Handsets are such a rich topic; we could
talk about them all day and still have covered nothing but Nokia! In
this meeting on handsets we’ll try to bite off a more manageable
piece of the handset space, and one that is very important today: The
Handset development lifecycle and how to insert innovation into

The iPhone set off a flurry of handset innovation: from UI to touch
screens, faster processors, Wifi, sleek designs, and an end-to-end
ecosystem. Now, the data is unmistakable, and every vendor wants to
mimic the look and feel of the iPhone, while every carrier wants to
see the spike in service use that the iPhone UI stimulates.

* So what are the elements that make phones successful?
* Is beauty only skin deep? Or changes start down in the silicon?
* How can entrepreneurs influence future handsets?
* Who controls and owns the UI?
* Touch, Haptics, icons, screen size, buttons, keyboards. What are
the physical elements of success?
* What are handset CVC and R&D groups looking for from Silicon Valley?

Join us as the Telecom Council, our Mobile Forum, and a roster of
speakers and experts discuss the topics above, and as the delegates
in the room decide how the UI of tomorrow will look and feel.

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