The CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas opens to the public today following a media-only day yesterday. Although next month’s Mobile World Congress takes away some of the focus on mobile devices, there’s still a lot of attention paid to handset announcements.
This year there’s a strong 4G LTE flavour to those announcements, which makes them less relevant to the UK because many current 4G phones could be obsolescent before the UK gets a public 4G service.
Nokia revealed its Lumia 900, an LTE phone running Windows Phone 7. HTC also had a Windows Phone 7 LTE device, the Titan II - boasting a 16-megapixel camera. Motorola introduced the LTE-capable Android-powered Droid 4 smartphone and Sony has the Xperia ion. Samsung even had an LTE version of the Galaxy Tab tablet.
However, although these devices are all aimed at the USA, it’s very likely that 3G versions of some will also be announced at Mobile World Congress... and heading for Europe.