We’ve got another secret giveaway for anyone attending the Motorola Roadshows in Chicago (10/13 – 14) and/or the Ft. Lauderdale show (10/18 – 19)! The prizes are limited to the first 7 attendees who stop by and mention that they heard about the giveaway from either the Wavelink Blog, Twitter, or Facebook pages. Stop by and say hello, we always like to chat with our Partners and end-users… and now you even get a prize for doing so!
Also, last week we were in beautiful Key West, FL to host our global sales conference, which preceded our 2010 Customer Summit. Below are some pictures of the group and the local scenery. A special thank you to all the end-users and presenters who were able to attend the event. We hope you had a great time and came away with some valuable information.
See you in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale!
Posted by Brandon Hill
One of the better blogs/forums for mobility news is the Enterprise Mobility Forum. Much of the time the topics are focused on consumer side discussions, but I always find the topics relative, well-developed, and insightful. I recently came across this article which discusses the new Motorola ES400 and what it means to the enterprise mobility landscape.
The idea is that there is a growing demand for devices that, as the author describes, “marry the best features of a smartphone such as a sleek form factors and an intuitive UI with the durability of a rugged device.” We’ve blogged about this in various extents before (here and here) and I couldn’t agree more… while the need for traditional ruggedized computers will always remain, there is huge potential to extend the benefits of ruggedized computers to new markets and industries. I’m sure over the next few years we’ll see more and more devices like the Motorola ES400, and I’m interested to see what the future holds as the mobile device industry evolves.
Anyway, tell us what you think and check out the links above!
Posted by Brandon Hill
This article from InformationWeek should make all of our device manufacturer friends out there happy. David Krebs, one of the most respected voices in the industry, with VDC Research is projecting solid growth in ruggedized handheld computers across the globe, and especially in Europe.
One of the items in the piece of particular interest is the expected increase in “beyond the fence” devices. As Mr. Krebs points out, “The real growth driver for rugged handheld devices continues to be with the ‘beyond the fence’ field mobile workers, which is the least-penetrated market segment and is only now beginning to see the benefits of making certain processes mobile.”
I know our readers cover a broad base of industries, so what do you think about Mr. Krebs thoughts on “beyond the fence” mobility?
As we mentioned earlier in the week, we are giving away 20 secret prizes to those who follow us on any of our Social Networking sites at next week’s Motorola Channel Partner Expo, which is hosted at the fabulous Aria Resort & Casino.
Now, keep in mind there are only 20 to giveaway, so you’ll need to act fast. We’ll be handing them out to anyone who mentions they heard about the giveaway via our Blog, Twitter or Facebook during Monday evenings reception (5:30 – 7:00pm). So stop by booth 600 Monday night and collect yours… we really think it will be something you’ll like come Tuesday morning.
A quick update on the happenings this week and a teaser for later in the week…
Lots of going on in APAC this week. We’ll be at the Intermec ANZ Developer Conference (March 2 – 3) in Sydney, Australia and also the Motorola South Asia Partner Conference (March 3 – 5) in Bangkok, Thailand. We’ll try and snap some pictures and post them as we can, but if you take any good ones yourselves, send them along with a caption and we’ll post them. Consider it your chance to be a guest blogger for the week!
Also, stop by later this week for a special event announcement in conjunction with the Motorola Channel Partner Expo in Las Vegas next week. We are giving away special gifts for our Blog and Twitter friends, and we’ll announce how to get it later this week.
Talk to you then!
Make sure that if you are attending the Intermec Global Partner Summit (Today – Wednesday) or the Motorola Sales Conference (Today – Thursday) that you visit us! We are at booth 309 at the Intermec show and booth 704 at the Motorola show. If you can, swing by and say hello… you can even grab a cool new water bottle while they last!