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CTIA Wireless 2004

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Mar 20, 2004, 7:00 PM   by Rich Brome

Live daily coverage of CTIA Wireless 2004, North America's premier cell phone event. Exclusive photos and hot info fron the show floor in Atlanta. Major announcements from Kyocera, Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, LG, and more.

CTIA Wireless is North America's premier cell phone event. In past years, the event was associated closely with CDMA and TDMA, due to the dominanace of those standards in the Americas. But with the recent rise of GSM in this part of the world, CTIA Wireless has become a more diverse show. And with the recent emergence of EDGE, PTT, and EV-DO as U.S.-centric technologies, CTIA Wireless is quickly becoming one of the world's most important technology events.

This year, Atlanta is the host city. Last year's show in New Orleans saw such exciting announcements as Verizon's plans to launch EV-DO commercially, and LG's first GSM phones for the U.S. New phones announced included the Samsung A600, Sanyo 8100, Kyocera Slider, Audiovox 8900, and Danger's color-display Hiptop.

This year's show is expected to see the launch of even more new phones, including the Kyocera Koi, Audiovox 8610, and a whopping 14 new models from LG, including the VX-8000, the country's first EV-DO phone.

Last year's hot topics were Push-To-Talk and camera phones. If last week's announcements at the CeBIT show in Hannover are any indication, megapixel camera phones will be 2004's hot topic. Two other technologies expected to grab headlines are EDGE and EV-DO. And finally, with AT&T Wireless planning to launch WCDMA in several cities as early as July, it's possible that America's first WCDMA phones could be unveiled at CTIA.

Check back throughout the week for Phone Scoop's daily reports from the show floor in Atlanta.

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Need fireware 8764 Feb 28, 2005, 10:32 PM
Motorola A840 rory23 Mar 22, 2004, 6:42 PM
motorola v710 doesn't include an infrared port? trappa1 Aug 21, 2004, 5:20 PM
Predictions for 2005 Rich Brome Mar 29, 2004, 2:40 PM
Moto V65P tonyblaze Apr 2, 2004, 9:16 AM
Battery Life v710 pedrickse Apr 5, 2004, 10:24 PM
AT&T Wireless & Cingular mbadcat Mar 31, 2004, 3:03 PM
Verizons new technology markymarki00 Mar 31, 2004, 2:02 PM
Any sanyo's? Prodigy031887 Mar 31, 2004, 12:07 AM
What is with wireless consumers??? gjh311 Mar 30, 2004, 9:46 AM
Great Job, Rich sanremo Mar 29, 2004, 1:59 PM
New Nokia's for CDMA...who get's em? CRCinOklnd Mar 28, 2004, 5:02 AM
RICH BROME aviduzer Mar 25, 2004, 12:20 PM
Any talk of release date for LG-7000 or 8000 for verizon?? dhaligas Mar 22, 2004, 7:24 PM
Audiovox CMD-9900 mlrnh Mar 27, 2004, 9:33 AM
SIDEKICK TMAC26NYC Mar 23, 2004, 1:00 PM
a camera ph with dual color displays for VZ....??? scottcos Mar 26, 2004, 12:33 AM
V710 and 840 Fido1928 Mar 26, 2004, 6:38 PM
V710 vs. A840? rory23 Mar 23, 2004, 12:10 PM
lg vx7000 bkw79 Mar 23, 2004, 3:21 PM
 
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