CTIA Fall 2005
Sep 28, 2005, 2:00 AM by Eric Lin and Rich Brome
On-the-scene coverage of CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2005. Exclusive photos and hot info from the show floor in San Francisco. Announcements from Kyocera, Audiovox, Cingular, and more.
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CTIA's Wireless IT & Entertainment trade show took place this week in San Francisco. This annual show is much smaller than CTIA's spring show, yet still never fails to provide a handful of interesting announcements for the US market. When it first started, the show focused on mobile data and the enterprise market, but in recent years has expanded to include other types of data services and content, such as entertainment.
The focus is still squarely on data services and content, not phones per se. That's why many larger phone makers like Motorola, Samsung, and LG don't even bother to exhibit on the show floor. But each year a few smaller manufacturers like Kyocera and Audiovox (now UTStarcom) take advantage of the silence from the big boys, and announce a few phones while the industry is gathered in one place and they can get some attention. This year was no exception.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
California Lawmakers Nix Kill Switch Bill
California today failed to pass legislation that would have required cellphone makers to add a kill switch to devices sold in the state. The bill was proposed by California State Sen.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
Wireless Carriers Set Indoor 911 Location Framework
The CTIA Wireless Association recently announced that its largest members have agreed to a preliminary timeframe for improving the accuracy of 911 calls made from indoors. In February, the FCC demanded that wireless network operators increase 911 location data accuracy to cover larger buildings.
Verizon Improves BART Service with XLTE and HD Voice
Verizon Wireless today said it has completed upgrades to its service along portions of San Francisco's BART public transit system. Verizon has enhanced coverage with XLTE (1700MHz) throughout BART tunnels, stations, and the Transbay Tube.
UTStarcom CDM-8945 / PN-230
0" display 176 x 220 pixels
processor 0 GB RAM
1,000 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot
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No new LG phones for Verizon?
The 5200 and 8100 are still pretty new, and the 9800 is the newest.
Whatever's next just hasn't leaked out yet, but rest assured there's something on the roadmap.
is it the new windows mobile?
is there a camera?
what kind of battery (especially with the hard drive)?
But yes, it is the new Windows Mobile 5, and it has a camera and Bluetooth.
Could you post some pics?
...or you could just go to your local Best Buy...