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CTIA Fall 2005

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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.

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.


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Sep 28, 2005, 2:14 PM

Samsung - Shameful D307

Am I the only one who thinks the Samsung D307 is a huge step backwards? Samsung is known for making sharp phones with visual appeal - the D307, in my opinion, is a disgrace to my eyes. I wouldn't own that phone for anything - ug.

😡 Disappointed !!!
Once again, misinformed. Do some research and see just what this device can actually do. It's quite amazing
while this phone may not be artistically designed by some famous painter, nor is it quite as sleed as most other sammy phones, i must say this is a step forward for samsung - and a pretty big step. Bluetooth, full qwerty, interesting dual flip hinge,...
although i like samsungs the most of all manufacturers, i must say it has more faults than most samsungs. maybe i'm so critical of it because i love samsungs so much.
firstly, the bluetooth is a superb step, as well as the dual hinge mechanism. i w...

Sep 28, 2005, 11:20 PM

where is the razr?

as previously stated above, where is the CDMA razr we were promised? wouldn't we see one this close to its release in 4 mos?
motorola wasn't actually on the show floor, just at the press event. the only new razr they had at there was the pink maria sharapova edition. no razr 2, no cdma razr. we did sneak a peek at one executive's v3x, the 3G razr with 2 megapixel camera. th...
I've seen the CDMA RAZR for Verizon and it is confirmed for a 4th quarter release.

Oct 4, 2005, 8:39 PM

No new LG phones for Verizon?

Now that the VX8100 and VX9800 are out, are there no new LG phones planed for Verizon?
There's always something new on the horizon.

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.

Oct 4, 2005, 9:24 AM

I300 specs???

i do hope the fix that scroll wheel thing, but my real question:

is it the new windows mobile?
is there a camera?
what kind of battery (especially with the hard drive)?
Click the link at the top of that article page for our news coverage when the i300 was introduced. It answers most of those questions.

But yes, it is the new Windows Mobile 5, and it has a camera and Bluetooth.

Sep 29, 2005, 12:21 AM

Samsung A940/A970?

Do they have them there Rich, on static display? I might take a trip down there.

Could you post some pics? 😁
Yes, there was one in the Wireless Widgets showcase.

...or you could just go to your local Best Buy... 😉
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