Samsung sent executives, phones, and food to greet readers, members of the media, and yours truly at the first ever PhoneDog.com reader meetup last night in San Francisco. Readers got a chance to try out the latest Samsung handsets, including the Juke, Beat, Blast, and i760, and chat with Samsung brass and PR reps about the current and future of handsets, mobile Internet, and next-gen services like WiMax.
The guys from Samsung - Kim Titus, Director of Public Relations for Wireless Terminals and Eric Villines, Group VP at MWW (Samsung PR) - were very personable, down to earth, and cool to chat with - as was Tracy from Samsung's PR firm, but I already knew she was. Their good nature was all the more appreciated considering they'd flown halfway across the country and spent half the day at pre-show events before our powwow. So here's hoping we can do it again bigger and better - maybe at CTIA Las Vegas next Spring?
So thanks to Eric, Kim, and Tracy from Samsung, and to the readers and fellow media who came out, as well. And special thanks to the one reader who brought out her *old skool* Audiovox PPC ... looks like she might be in the market for one of Samsung's new smartphones, and she definitely wins the prize for oldest handset any of us had seen in a long, long time.
And check out the lovely pic of me and Kim with the Samsung Blackjack.