PCD Razzle TXT8030
Live from San Diego for the wireless industry's big fall event. Hands-on with the new Samsungs, Nokias, HTC HD2, Pantechs, and the PCD Razzle, including hands-on video.
Today Verizon Wireless introduced a new low-cost messaging device, the Razzle. The Razzle's stand-out feature is its swiveling keyboard area that lets users switch between a set of music controls and speakers, or a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. Other features include a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and support for microSD cards. The Razzle will be available starting October 6 for $70 with a new agreement.
A new phone from PCD (formerly UTStarcom) was seen this week at the CTIA trade show. The TXT8030 is a bar-style phone that is unique in that it twists in the middle. On one side of the bottom is an angled, full QWERTY keyboard for messaging, and on the other side is speakers and music control buttons. The D-pad remains on the same side as the display. It has a 2.2-inch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and support for 16GB microSD cards. It will be available in the third quarter.