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.
We spent some time with the new Samsung Sidekick 4G for T-Mobile. It does have a Sidekick feel to it, and some interface changes that make it quite different than most Android phones. Read on to find out what we liked and what we didn't.
T-Mobile USA and LG today announced the G2x, a new Android smartphone that has a Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor and will ship preloaded with games, including Tegra Zone. The G2x has a four-inch display and comes with a 8 megapixel main camera (with HD video capture), 1.3 megapixel front camera, and Qik video chatting software. It supports DLNA for media sharing, and has an HDMI out port with HDMI mirroring for sharing HD content on TVs. Other features include 8GB of built-in memory, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. The G2x runs Android 2.2 and will be available later this spring.
The Astound is a C7-00, make no mistake about it. It even says C7 on the front. However Nokia has been busy tweaking the software since we last played with a C7, so read on to see what think of this rare Symbian phone for T-Mobile USA.
Nokia today announced the Astound for T-Mobile, a new name for the C7-00. The phone is largely identical to the C7-00 for the rest of the world, and will even say C7 on the phone itself, but will come with a slightly updated version of Symbian^3 that's faster, and has some pre-loaded software including Slacker radio and Swype predictive text entry, which works in both portrait and landscape modes. The phone sports an 8-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera with Qik for video chat, large nHD capacitive touch screen, and support for Wi-Fi calling. It will be available April 6 for $80 with two-year contract.