CNET News Daily Podcast: The early news from CTIA

Wireless show kicks off with new phones and mobile services; Al Gore-backed VideoSurf makes a splash at TechCrunch50; and is that a solar car or a UFO?

The fall CTIA wireless show kicked off Wednesday with a slew of new phones and mobile services, including the first clamshell-shaped BlackBerry and Verizon's first 3G handset. Check out our full coverage here.

A trial switch to digital TV may not have gone very smoothly, but the FCC says it gave them the valuable lessons they were looking for to help prepare for a nationwide switch next February.

And Europe's giant particle collider was officially switched on Wednesday morning. Next up: solving the universe's mysteries of matter. Get those stories and more in today's podcast.

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Complete CTIA coverage

Flipping out: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 debuts

Nokia offers Microsoft e-mail on smartphones

Sprint first to offer HTC Touch Pro

VideoSurf demo nearly lives up to pre-show hype

Complete TechCrunch50 and DemoFall coverage

Digital TV test offers some real-world lessons

iPod Touch 2.1 software update is live

AOL rolls out one-stop e-mail service

Alaskan police mistake solar-powered car for UFO

CERN's big collider now in action

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