Wireless Japan 2009 Reports
The crew at RBB Today did a fantastic job [in Japanese] covering the annual Wireless Japan conference and exhibition at the Big Sight convention hall, starting with this video demo of augmented reality by DoCoMo R&D labs. We were at the show this year, running the summer edition of Mobile Monday Tokyo event there on the 24th, and must say while there was still several interesting products on display the current economic situation certainly dampened the usual buzz.
EJ Krause shows delegate traffic, at just over 34,000, was down almost 10% from 2008 and several key brands, Samsung, LG and Microsoft, were not set-up out there this year. The domestic operators and handset makers were certainly out in full-force with plenty to show & tell, from next-generation networks and displays to Android and solar power, so it was still very much worthwhile to attend for industry folks like us!