Live from Vegas. In depth hands-on with the Palm Pre, plus hands-on with watch phones, wireless charging, and new phones from LG, PCD, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and more.
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For the sixth consecutive year, the Phone Scoop team is in Las Vegas this week for the mother of tech trade shows: CES. We'll be bringing you extensive hands-on coverage of everything related to cell phones at the show. We'll be hitting the show floor, as well as press events and one-on-one meetings with the major players, in order to bring you everything there is to know. We'll have plenty of photos and videos, of course, as well as live photos and live-blogs of major news as it happens.
This year, we expect big news from Palm. At least, that's what they've promised us, so look for our live-blog of the Palm press conference at 11am (PST) on Thursday. We also expect news from Motorola, T-Mobile, LG, and more.
Be sure to check in through Sunday for additional updates as we scour the show for every last bit of phone news and bring it to you here.
Hands On with Alcatel's New Phones
Alcatel had a handful of handsets to talk about in Berlin this week. Alcatel is targeting consumers directly with these phones and hopes they'll find a home with budget-conscious buyers.
Hands On with Sony's Xperia X Series
The X Series is an interesting new range of phones from Sony. Although they all look similar, the various specs cover a surprisingly wide range of the market from affordable to high-end, the models hit on a number of current trends.
The Motorola Phones That Never Were
In a rare peek behind the curtain, Motorola reveals early prototypes of its phones, as well as phones that never saw the light of day. Explore a full gallery of prototype Motorola phones and watches, including a RAZR flip-phone for Android, phones made of cork, and early versions of the Moto 360 watch.
Best of CES 2017
CES is the world's big consumer tech show. Every year we head out to Vegas to check out everything in person.
Hands On with the Sony XZ Premium
Sony's luscious new phone is to die for. The 4K HDR screen is the best display you've ever seen on a mobile device and Sony wrapped it up in a serene metal-and-glass package.
Motorola VA76r Tundra
2.2" display 240 x 320 pixels
processor 0 GB RAM
1,130 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot
HTC Shadow (2009)
2.6" display 240 x 320 pixels
TI OMAP V1030 processor 0 GB RAM
1,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Text Keyboard, Hardware
Ask us about the Pre!
We can get more hands-on time as well, so if we don't know, we'll try to find out.
Great coverage of this stellar looking/sounding device! I'm very excited!
Any word on whether they're making it compatible with any of Sprint's services like NFL Live or Sprint TV, etc? Since the old Palm OS was compatible with these se...
Thanks for bringing us so much info on the Pre. I know you mentioned that the Pre would not support video out of the box but that it would probably do so down the road. Do you know if that will be something that can be done via a firmwar...
Am I right to assume that the Pre is not compatible with applications made for other UI's?
Will the Pre work with older Palm OS based applications? Such as software from the Centro?
Do you have any indication of estimated battery life?
And on that note I'm assuming there is a ...
Do you have to slide the device open to answer\talk on the phone? Once you dial can you hang up by closing it or can you continue to talk?
What if any support does it have for Microsoft Off...
Will the "out-of-the-box" Pre be able to sync with iCal and Address Book data on Macs running OS X? If so, will the sync software support OS X 10.4 Tiger and later?
what was Palm thinking
My bet is this phone will be forgotten as quickly as the Instinct.
Sprint has a temporary exclusive. Other carriers will have it soon after. (My guess is no more than six months.)
palm pre. is it another over hiped pos?
pre and verizon??
and if so do you think they will change anything up?
Coming to Alltel...?
And does anyone know if Alltel now being owned by Verizon will help out us Alltel customers with more phones to choose from??
Any help with these questions is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
sumone correct me if im wrong
Game on, baby! GAME ON!!!
Any word about the CDMA Blackberry Pearl Flip (Kickstart)?
Verizon had the Blackberry Pearl 8130 on sale for $20 with a 2 year contract "while supplies last" so that gave me the impression that they might be clearing them out. Is the CDMA Blackberry Pearl Flip (i.e. Kickstart) coming out soon? Any stuff about it at CES? Thanks.
The article mentions the obvious benefit of the 3G data speed, but since the first specs were released, the 8900 has been without 3G. Mistake or awesome surprise?
no Pharos product???
even engadgetmobile has pic with "H" and "T-Mobile" on the same phone screen
No Samsung i627 (Blackjack Slider) photos?
Keyboard and Size
The keyboard on the centro is really small to me
Im replacing my centro as soon as it comes out.