CTIA 2011 Overview: Keynotes, Schedule, Floor Maps & More

Everyone in the wireless world is hotly anticipating CTIA 2011, which begins tomorrow, March 22 through March 24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The annual extravaganza celebrates all things mobile and no doubt we’ll be seeing some exciting new products unveiled over the next few days, which are already trickling out such as news on Google’s Nexus S 4G coming to Sprint.

We wanted to give you a brief overview of the show with information and ideas of what you might be hearing about. The International CTIA Wireless show represents a $1 trillion marketplace and tens of thousands of professionals will be attending to see over 1,000 exhibitors. The trade-only show attracts people such as software developers, consultants, dealers and retailers, engineers and many others and you can see exhibit floor maps here, at the official CTIA 2011 website. Hours for the exhibit floors are 10:30 am to 5:00pm Monday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday and 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday.

Some of the highlights will be Apps World where thousands of developers will gather, the Retail Zone, Technology Pavilion and the Emerging Technology Zone. To see a day-by-date event schedule see here which includes today’s pre-conference details, or for keynote details see here. Personally just a couple of things we’d like to hear about from the show are a confirmed release date (rumored Mid-April) for the Motorola Droid Bionic and more about the HTC Droid Incredible 2, both coming to Verizon, for starters.

There’s also a great article by Chris Burns over on Android Community with details of what we might expect to see unveiled with mobile devices from such stalwarts as HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson and Motorola. Android Community is getting very excited about the Samsung event on Tuesday where big news on tablets is expected. Hopefully this should give you enough info to whet your appetite and start anticipating big news from the wireless world over the new few days. What are you hoping to see revealed at CTIA 2011? Let us know with your comments.