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CTIA Update: Day 1 at CTIA E&A

SAN FRANCISCO -- CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS 2010 -- Welcome to the first day of CTIA, the Fall edition, which is now dubbed "Enterprise & Applications" instead of "I.T. and Entertainment." The difference? Well, we don't see one just yet, but we'll let you know if a coherent theme emerges.

In the meantime, the nation's top mobile operators are here and we're already bursting with headlines from the past 24 hours. Here are some highlights:
  • Qualcomm stops the FLO. Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) has confirmed the rumor that it has decided to shut down its direct-to-consumer FLO TV service. Indeed, there are plenty of lessons to take away from this experiment in mobile video. And now we know why, as early as July, Qualcomm was talking up the possibility that it would sell its FLO TV business unit. And, yes, it was only a year ago at this very show that Qualcomm was busting with pride at its shiny new mobile TV handheld unit:


Coming up later today: We'll have coverage of the big keynote session, starring Verizon's president and COO Lowell McAdam.

Here are some other big headlines from the past 24 hours. Read up and you'll have plenty to talk about on the CTIA E&A show floor:



— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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