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CTIA 2006

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Apr 11, 2006, 12:08 AM   by Rich Brome and Eric Lin

On-the-scene coverage of CTIA Wireless 2006. Exclusive photos and hot info from Las Vegas. New phones from HTC, Pantech, LG, Disney, Helio, Samsung, Nokia, Kyocera, and more.

The winter trade show season is almost over. As usual, the finale is CTIA Wireless. Although technically not as big as CES or 3GSM, CTIA focuses on the Americas market, making it a more important show for those of us in the U.S..

While most companies have already unveiled their GSM lineups for the coming months, CTIA is typically where we finally get to see what's in store for the CDMA carriers this year. This year is no different than past years; while many new CDMA phones are being announced, the number of significant new GSM phones can probably be counted on one hand.

MVNO news is also big this year. While the MVNO space is already quite crowded, two brand-new MVNOs made a splash at opposite ends of the age spectrum: Disney Mobile for kids, and Jitterbug for the grandparent market.

In general, most companies have shifted away from announcing whole-year lineups all at once like they used to. Most of the phones announced at the show this year are only the ones that will launch in the next 3-4 months. Most companies are keeping their 2nd-half lineups under wraps until later for competitive reasons. Unfortunately that means a few less new phones than past shows, but less waiting for the phones that are being shown to hit the market.

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VX8300 Manual Up... FAUguy May 15, 2006, 9:33 AM
ZOMFG can't wait for Helio... Invader J Apr 7, 2006, 9:58 AM
VX8400??? FAUguy Apr 10, 2006, 8:19 PM
To Rich or Eric casualsuede Apr 10, 2006, 1:54 PM
Future Helio Handsets (Samsung?) tuolumne Apr 11, 2006, 6:12 PM
Nokia GPS UofDVZW Apr 11, 2006, 11:32 AM
Jitterbug and GreatCall muchdrama Apr 7, 2006, 10:31 AM
RE: Cingular trying to charge for RRS feeds Blazers4ever Apr 10, 2006, 3:26 AM
RSS Readers kingstu Apr 10, 2006, 9:42 AM
  • wi-fi by Rich Brome   Apr 10, 2006, 12:03 PM
Rich, both LG LX-550 and VX-8300 support stereo Bluetooth profile (i.e. A2DP) Sam K Apr 6, 2006, 2:52 PM
  • Hmm by Rich Brome   Apr 6, 2006, 7:31 PM
    • Re: Hmm by Sam K   Apr 7, 2006, 12:01 AM
      • Re: Hmm by djdelay   Apr 7, 2006, 12:26 PM
        • Re: Hmm by Sam K   Apr 7, 2006, 5:51 PM
    • sam k was right by eric Lin   Apr 9, 2006, 5:33 PM
That video does not work! aviduzer Apr 9, 2006, 6:54 AM
Any New Sanyos? s13driftingTX Apr 7, 2006, 3:17 PM
Samsung SPH-A960 TransFlash? tuolumne Apr 7, 2006, 2:21 PM
  • mistake by Rich Brome   Apr 7, 2006, 5:52 PM
I guess I'm stupid djdelay Apr 8, 2006, 2:26 PM
Having gone to CTIA..... casualsuede Apr 8, 2006, 12:35 PM
Picture of VX8300 OLED Display? FAUguy Apr 7, 2006, 11:14 AM
Helio CrazyCraig01 Apr 6, 2006, 7:44 PM
  • Re: Helio by djdelay   Apr 7, 2006, 12:24 PM
    • Re: Helio by CrazyCraig01   Apr 7, 2006, 12:45 PM
lg MIKE3222 Apr 6, 2006, 12:20 PM
  • Re: lg by tuolumne   Apr 6, 2006, 12:51 PM
    • Re: lg by AshDizzle   Apr 6, 2006, 2:50 PM
      • Re: lg by djdelay   Apr 6, 2006, 3:59 PM
        • Moto News by Rich Brome   Apr 6, 2006, 7:39 PM
            (more replies...)
      • Moto by Rich Brome   Apr 6, 2006, 7:37 PM
Rich - Q about Helio phones... Invader J Apr 7, 2006, 10:05 AM
motorola and samsung quin24 Apr 6, 2006, 2:16 PM
 
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