We were on the ground in sunny Orlando all week for CTIA Wireless 2011, the largest cell phone event in North America. Check out the news, liveblogs, and hands-on reports with new phones and more.
The action started Monday night, with the show wrapping up on Thursday, March 24.
HTC's Merge world phone for Verizon Wireless was on hand at CTIA. Here are our initial thoughts about HTC's world-roaming CDMA/GSM wunderfon.
At the CTIA Wireless trade show in Orlando, Sprint announced a few new devices. We go hands-on with the HTC EVO 3D and the Samsung Nexus S 4G.
Sprint and HTC today announced the EVO 3D, a follow up to the original EVO smartphone that adds 3D picture-taking and video-capturing abilities. The EVO 3D has a qHD (960 x 540) 4.3-inch display, runs Android 2.3 and has HTC's Sense user interface overlay. It has dual five megapixel cameras with autofocus and dual LED flash, as well as a 1.3 megapixel user-facing camera. The main camera can capture 3D still images, and 720p HD 3D video. It can display both types of 3D content on the handset without the need for glasses. It is powered by a 1.2GHz SnapDragon processor, and runs on both Sprint's EVDO 3G and WiMax 4G networks with support for mobile hotspot (up to eight devices). HTC has upped the size of the battery from the original EVO's 1500mAh to 1730mAh. It also has 8GB of on-board storage (expandable up to 32GB), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI. It goes on sale this summer. Pricing has not been announced.
AT&T today announced two new high-end smartphones. The LG Thrill 4G is AT&T's version of the LG Optimus 3D announced last month. The HTC HD7S is AT&T's version of the HD7, already available from T-Mobile USA.
- The LG Thrill 4G is the first phone announced by a US carrier with a glasses-free 3D display, and a 5-megapixel 3D camera. Other features include Android 2.2, 16 GB of memory, HD video capture, dual-core 1 GHz processor and "4G" data. It will be available in "coming months."
- The HTC HD7S is a Windows Phone 7 device sporting a 1 GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The large 4.3-inch display is a Sony SuperLCD, an upgrade over the screen on the HD7 version offered by T-Mobile. It will be available in the "coming weeks."