CTIA-The Wireless Association® Looks at New Wireless Innovation in January's Edition of "Wonder of Wireless"

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While there might not be a 'wireless' crystal ball,  CTIA-The Wireless Association® confidently projects that in 2012, its members will create more innovative wireless products and services that will improve the way millions of Americans work, live and interact. This includes the continued rollout of 4G networks and mobile technology changing the retail sector. In the CTIA-The Wireless Association® January edition of "Wonder of Wireless" (WOW), the webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org) take a look at some of the new wireless products as well as the CTIA Certification program that many devices go through before hitting the shelves.  

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  • INSIDER INTERVIEW – Now you can earn rewards everywhere you go, via mobile. Cyriac Roeding, CEO of Shopkick, talks about the mobile application that drives retail, rewarding customers for entering stores with 'kicks' on their mobile device which can be turned in for gift cards, donations to charities and more.
  • POLICY POINT – Before wireless devices are available on store shelves, many of them are evaluated and certified by CTIA. We take a look at CTIA's Certification Program that ensures these devices are up to the U.S. industry standards.
  • WIRELESS AT WORK – HTC American's Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon, demonstrates the HTC EVO 3D, which is changing the way we see the world. The phone captures photos and videos in 3D and allows you to view them on your phone or HDTV without special glasses. 
  • WIRELESS LIFESAVERMarty Cooper was skiing in Vail, Colorado with a friend, Masami Yamamoto, and was at the bottom of a hill waiting on Yamamoto. After several minutes passed, Cooper went to his nearby home and called his friend's cellphone to discover that Yamamoto accidentally skied off a cliff above a drop of several hundred feet and was stuck. Over the next several hours, Cooper coordinated with Masami and the Vail Dispatch Center to determine his friend's exact location, which led to his successful rescue. Hear the account of a life-saving use of the cellphone from that man that played a significant role in inventing the fantastic device. 

To watch the January WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2012/01/.  

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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