Day two of CTIA 2008 is over, and it was quite a breather compared with day one. Our feet actually did not hurt at the end of the day! Here are some highlights from day two of the show.
Nokia kicks off the day by announcing two new basic CDMA/AWS handsets:, both of which are probably set for the entry-level to midtier market. Next, Senior Editor Kent German talks up the , which we knew about before, but was officially trotted out at CTIA.
Sanyo also put out a few new devices, namely, both are push-to-talk phones using Sprint's QChat service. It also introduced the , which promises to be a shinier successor to the Katana II, plus it has a translucent OLED display. is a AWS capable phone that will be available to both Cricket and MetroPCS in different designs.
On the smartphone front, rumors swirled around a phone that's not even at the show. Senior Editor Bonnie Cha waxed about theas well as a GPS-equipped BlackBerry Pearl 8110. And, as far as movie tie-ins go, the only product of that nature is , which is clad with, we kid you not, a solid 18 karat gold battery cover. It won't be available for retail, and will only be available to a select few who are lucky enough to win it via movie-related contests. Which is fine, because we probably won't be able to afford it anyway.
In other news,, which CNET Download.com editor Jessica Dolcourt . Also, --not just some dumbed down version of the Web.
After the bigannouncement yesterday, , and we invite you to chime in to provide your thoughts.
Rounding out the second day are(the capability to text in color), , and a pair of . Stay tuned tomorrow as we try to wrap things up and let you know what we thought was the cream of the crop.