Phew! Day 1 of CTIA 2008 is in the bag, and as usual, the opening day provided plenty of action. Here are some of the highlights of the day.
Samsung was certainly a show stopper as it revealed its iPhone competitor that features a sleek touch screen interface and a boatload of features. Senior Editor Kent German has all the details for you and says it look promising. Kent also got some time with AT&T's new , which left him with some mixed feelings. And Kyocera kept busy as it announced a whole fleet of new cell phones, including the very sexy . Check out our to see all the new handsets., an
Meanwhile, Associate Editor Nicole Lee found plenty to look at the LG booth as the company announced thefor Verizon Wireless and the for AT&T. The latter is particularly noteworthy, not only for its stunning design and touch-screen interface, but also because it supports the new service. Being our resident Bluetooth headset goddess, Nicole also got a chance to out some of the latest models, including the , the , and the "fashionable" .
Last but not least, in the land of smartphones, there were several key announcements. First, Microsoft announced the latest version of its mobile operating system,, which features a number of enhancements to make Windows Mobile smartphones easier to set up and navigate. You can expect carriers and device manufacturers to roll out upgrades pretty soon. In fact, HTC revealed at the show that it will offer the GSM in the United States with Windows Mobile 6.1 and 3G support. Verizon Wireless also snagged its own HTC Touch, dubbed the . Research in Motion shared the love with several carriers as it released the and the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for and .
Now, these were just some of the highlights, and as you can tell, there's plenty to see here at CTIA 2008. We'll be back at it on Day 2, bringing you all the latest news and products via blogs, photos, and videos, so keep it dialed in here--same bat channel, same bat place.