CTIA Fall 2007
Oct 24, 2007, 1:59 PM by Eric Lin and Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 26, 2007, 2:45 PM
CTIA offered Phone Scoop the chance to get some hands-on time with a bunch of new phones. In Part 2, handsets from UT Starcom and i-Mate.
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It's been quite a while since Sprint's had a true messaging phone - not a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard - but a phone that's a solid choice for young, hip, text-addicts. The Rumor is can finally fill those long-empty shoes.
The Rumor is much slimmer than past generations of similar phones and has deeply curved edges which add up to a phone with barely any bulk - impressive considering it has a slide out QWERTY keyboard.
The screen is bright and usable, but its small size is a dead giveaway that this is not a high end phone. In fact, the Rumor doesn't even have EV-DO. The numeric keypad on the front has large keys and a good feel that makes it easy to navigate and pound out telephone numbers.
Slide the keyboard open and the Rumor sits comfortably in your hands. The keys feel great and the keyboard itself was one of the best feeling and easiest to use that we've tried in a long time. The only downside is that like the iPhone, there are no punctuation keys. You'll have to hit the alt key every time you want to type a comma or period (or anything else for that matter).
Other than the keyboard, the Rumor is an extremely basic phone. It has a web browser and a media player that can play files from a memory card, but no advanced multimedia or online features.
Here is a video preview tour of the Rumor:
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The HTC SMT-5800 loses the bulk of other HTC models, but also sheds some usability. See what works and what doesn't.
After "soft-launching" with the Plex phone last year, TCL is now previewing its first widely-available lineup of own-brand phones: the 10 series, all of which offer premium features for under $500. TCL officially announced very few details of the three phones, but shared more with Phone Scoop in a hands-on session.
2.4" display 240 x 320 pixels
1,050 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard
How much for the Razr V2 Luxury?
Thanks, Berry Craig 🙂
Voyager at CTIA
People are wanting to know some specs of the phone, such as H, W, D, weight, battery mAh, display size, etc.
Standard mAH:950 mAH
Extended mAH:1,500 mAH
Display Size: 2.81" External Display and Internal Display size
Sprint LG Rumor
Thanks, Berry Frankin Craig IV 🙂
Does anyone know if this phone ...
Which one? 😕
CTIA came late this year
All of these phones suck...
Yuck. When are we going to see a real technology advancement?
maybe next year
i would love to see some hones that are distinguished from the pack, phones that have innovative and worthwhile features.