Why is U.S. always last in line for new phones?
- For U.S. gadget lovers, this week has been pretty much torment. We’ve been watching the enormous 3GSM tradeshow in Barcelona — the Consumer Electronics Show of the worldwide cell phone industry — where the latest and greatest mobile phone gadgetry is paraded before the international press.
Why is it torment? Because much of the hottest new equipment won’t be available in the United States anytime soon, if ever. In an unusual turnabout, we Americans have our noses pressed against the shop window of the future, admiring technology we can only dream of owning.