'Significant' tablet to launch this month at CTIA

'Significant' tablet to launch this month at CTIAAfter the glut of new devices shown off at CES at the start of the year and Mobile World Congress last month, you'd think we'd be in for a bit of a lull in new products for a bit.

But you'd be wrong – the CTIA wireless trade show in Florida kicks off in just over a fortnight, and we've already been promised a slew of Android devices, plus a “significant” new tablet.

That's the word from CTIA vice-president Rob Mesirow, who is expecting around 40,000 people to flock to Orlando over the three days of the show, which starts on March 22.

And yes, the recent deluge of tablets we've been getting is set to continue. “We're going to see a ton of tablets at this show,” Mesirow predicted – before promising that one of them would be “significant”.

He said nothing more, and the only tablet we're aware that's definitely on its way around that time is Samsung's 8.9in Galaxy Tab, which considering there's already two Galaxy Tabs already out there, would hardly qualify as significant.

As for smartphones, again the trend from previous shows should be seen at CTIA, and that of course is wall-to-wall Android. “We're going to see a lot more out of Windows Phone 7 at this show [too], but it'll be moving into the [autumn] show in a much bigger way,” Mesirow added.

Via PCMag

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