LAS VEGAS--Even though AT&T announced the Pantech Link and the Pantech Pursuit prior to the start of CTIA, we managed to get a quick hands-on with both phones at the show. As we mentioned in the announcement of the two phones, they are both messaging handsets with the addition of AT&T's new cloud-based services like AT&T Address Book, AT&T Mobile Share, and the Online Locker that'll let you easily update your Facebook, Twitter, and more. Unfortunately, we were only allowed to snap pics of the Pantech Link, but we'll … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Day two of CTIA 2010 is in the books, and it was another action-packed 24 hours filled with talk of wireless trends and product announcements. If you missed any of the news, don't worry. We've rounded up the highlights of the day's events, which include our hands-on analysis and photo galleries, right here for your reading pleasure.
LG Cosmos up close Samsung announces Modus convertible headset, plus HM1000 MetroPCS promises first LTE network and handset Samung Galaxy S hands-on New Yahoo iPhone app lets you doodle your search AT&T presses play on new music service … Read more
LAS VEGAS--It's been a long time since we've seen a handheld device from Dell (moment of silence for the Dell Axim PDAs please), so you could say we were pretty anxious to check out the Dell Aero in person.
The Aero is Dell's first U.S. smartphone and AT&T's second Android device (after the Motorola Backflip) that will be available in the coming months. Dell was on hand at the Mobile Focus event at CTIA 2010 on Tuesday night with the Aero. Unfortunately, the company was apparently under strict orders by AT&T … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Samsung released the Strive and Sunburst phones a week before CTIA, but the show provided us our first opportunity to examine them closely. The two AT&T handsets are focused on messaging and offer fairly standard designs. They also support AT&T's new cloud-based services like AT&T Address Book and AT&T Mobile Share.
The Strive is a slider phone with a full alphabet keybaord. It comes in black and purple versions. The display is not a touch screen, so you'll need to reply on the standard navigation controls. The handset feels … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Over the last few years, Kyocera has been a reliable presence at CTIA. It's had one of the best-looking booths on the show floor, it's always introduced phones, and those new handsets have stuck to the basics. This year, however, Kyocera partly broke with tradition. It still had a spiffy booth, but its new phone, the Zio M600, is hardly a low-end device.
As we told you Tuesday, the Zio is Kyocera's first Android handset and the company's first smartphone in six years (remember the 7135?). The Zio (pronounced Zeye-oh) packs the standard Android features … Read more
LAS VEGAS--After months of trial tests in select parts of the country, AT&T announced Wednesday that it'll begin rolling out its 3G MicroCell femtocell solution nationwide beginning in mid-April. Yes, that will include San Francisco and New York City, two of the more maligned cities when it comes to AT&T coverage.
As a reminder, AT&T's 3G MicroCell acts as a mini cell tower in the home to improve both signal strength and data connections via your home's broadband connection. The 3G MicroCell unit will sell for $149.… Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Even though the LG Arena debuted at GSMA 2009, we had yet to see it arrive on U.S. shores. That is, until a month or so ago when AT&T announced it would be bringing the Arena to the States complete with support for AT&T Mobile TV, AT&T's live mobile television service.
The Arena has a very interesting 3D user interface. It has multiple home screens that rotate as if they were on a three-dimensional cube when you swipe across the screen. Also, the main menu interface divides up the … Read more
It's been a long wait but the HTC HD2 is officially available for purchase from T-Mobile starting today. You can buy the mega-multimedia smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement or $449.99 with an Even More Plus Plan, which doesn't require an annual contract.
However, could the timing be any worse? People are all abuzz over the just-announced HTC Evo 4G for Sprint and smartphone fans are anxious for Windows Phone 7 Series devices to debut this holiday season. With all this great stuff on the horizon, is there any interest left in the HD2? … Read more
LAS VEGAS--HTC, the company behind many of today's most popular smartphones, including the recently announced HTC Evo 4G for Sprint, launched its own online store on Tuesday to provide a one-stop-shop for all of its devices and accessories.
The www.shopamerica.htc.com lets customers search for smartphones by carrier, type of rate plan, and desired features, and the company will activate any handsets purchased for one of the four major U.S. carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint). In addition to handsets, the store will stock accessories, such as chargers, headsets, and cases.
HTC offers … Read more
Developed by PacketVideo, the AT&T Music application combines an array of services into one app, including:
The ability to preview, purchase, and download songs or entire albums right from the phone
Access to 40 commercial-free radio stations based on genre
Music/artist identification services, either by searching by lyrics or holding your phone up to a radio or TV
Customization of unlimited personal radio stations… Read more