Last Wednesday I attended the HandyTech 2008 event. it was in Dizingof Center. the event was held by Handy and Pocket PC Freak. The event included various stands by companies such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and others and some key speakers, including Arne Hess, founder of The Unwired.
The exhibitors stands were nothing special, the most interesting attraction was the blond girls of Sumsung and SanDisk. To make things clear, Im a girl, and a girl that is interested in technology, unfortunately there was nothing to interesting at the stands, for me at least.
The lectures were more interesting, Arne Hess And Helio Diamant (from Pocket PC Freak) tried to demonstrate some cool things, but had some problems doing so, due to connectivity issues (the world of mobile is cool, but not 100% working... yet)
Arne Hess talked mainly about seeing multimedia files from home on your mobile device, using Place shift and SlingBox, something which I didn't really relate to. Helio Diamant, talked about calling a specific phone number, receiving it as a VOIP call, using any SIM card, with any number and being able to exchange your SIM card, and still receive the call when calling the original phone number. (Changing SIM cards is done for saving on roaming coasts). After talking to him at the end of the event he explained (since during the lecture I didn't fully understand) that he was using both Gizmo and Fring to make this happen, probably something that only a gadget freak like him could do with just a bit of trouble. Gal Biran, From Microsoft, gave an interesting lecture on different new application to come out, and about cool things that Microsoft is doing for Windows Mobile. at some point during the lecture a blond stewardess offered snacks, Johnny Walker black label, and other nice alcoholic beverages.
At the end of the lectures, a wide variety of prizes where handed out to some of the lucky winners that came. I was surprised of the quality and amount of prizes, such as Navigation devices, mp4 players etc. Sadly I never win :(
Awaiting for next year....