We started the day with device presentations from members of the group that had not already presented yesterday morning.
This is something that has turned into a bit of a tradition – we all bring a gadget, our current PDA, or an accessory that we think is neat.
I honestly wasn’t sure what I would present on, but after I kept getting repeated compliments on my iPhone’s new skin, I decided to present on it. The product is Skinit, I have the Sacred Wheel Mandala pattern, and it’s the best $15 I have ever spent.
After demonstrations, during which we saw everything from a universal device battery charger (it worked, but it looked like a possible fire hazzard!), a collection of iPhone 3G sleeves, a BlackJack II that had received the ColorWare treatment, ancient mobile phone prototypes from a Mobian’s personal collection, and introductions to games and services certain Mobians are involved with, we were ready for our first presentation.
I’ll be updating as they occur, so click back throughout the day…
-Eric from HTC gave a presentation on the challenges facing OEMs to make devices that stand out in a crowd, while allowing users to have a more pleasant experience.
Lively discussion from all corners of the room ensued…
-An NDA WM application was presented.
Group photo outside…I am peeking out over Joel Evan’s shoulder.
-Beth Goza is back at Mobius! Speaking for T-Mobile, but still! And believe it or not, much lively discussion ensued over what should have been a pretty simple and straightforward discussion about their new developer software program.
-Michael Gartenberg is up to talk about Major Trends in Mobility. I have got to tell you; the last time I heard him speak was Mobius 2005, and it really made an impression on me…he is that good. Going to stop writing and listen now…
-Presentation onbeginning now…I am pleased to see Mac on their roadmap; not sure when it will be added, though.
This Mobius seemed to have had a lot more NDA information than sessions I have attended in the past, which made for rather lean postings. However, I’m leaving feeling confident that Microsoft’s represenatives are completely aware of how frustrated we feel about perceived shortcomings of the Windows Mobile platform. Hopefully changes are coming…soon.
Microsoft paid for my airline ticket and hotel, as well as my meals and entertainment while on this trip; they did not pay for the three Diet Cokes I got out of the mini bar, at $4(!!!) a pop.
While here, I received: A Briggs & Reilly laptop bag, a Flip mino HD, an HTC S740 (which I am presently trying out while terribly missing my iPhone), a Microsoft Arc mouse, a Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500, and tonight I won a T-Mobile G1.