Day 1 for devices at CTIA
CNET brings you the highlights from the first day of the annual CTIA wireless trade show.
ORLANDO, Fla.--Day one at CTIA 2011 is done and despite hanging over everyone's head, carriers and manufacturers didn't disappoint the crowd with new devices. A few announcements trickled out yesterday, but today was the day when companies rolled out the big guns. Here's a review of what we've seen so far.
For more day one coverage, check outon spectrum and this morning's keynote with the CEOs of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.
Like it has done the past few years, Sprint did its best to throw one of CTIA's biggest bashes. It started Monday making news even as much of the wireless nation was flying to Florida. The news that it would offer the first 4G (and first CDMA) will please Android purists while Google Voice fans should welcome Sprint's plans to into all of its phones.
Today, Sprint unveiled two additional Android devices, the
Tablets were on Samsung's mind. The company held its own press conference this morning where it showed off the tablets. Billed as the "world's thinnest tablets," both devices measure just 8.6 millimeters deep. That's thinner than and just a hair's thinner than the
The major difference between the two is the size of their WXGA (1,280x800) displays (obviously, one measures 10.1 inches and the other is 8.9 inches). Features, however, are the same. Both run Honeycomb and Samsung's new TouchWiz UX for tablets. They also have dual-core processors, 1080p HD video playback, a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
Not to be outdone, LG announced the for T-Mobile. Like the (this is the U.S. version), the G2X has a 1.0 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core and a load of features. It only runs Froyo, but it supports T-Mobile's HSPA+ network.
Next up is thefor AT&T. As the U.S. version of the (yet another Mobile World Congress phone) the Thrill 4G is all about its 3D video recording. As , the 3D effect is subtle but pretty nifty. LG also announced the for Cricket and a including Bluetooth headsets and a wireless charging pad.
Even Nokia found time to offer up something in Orlando. It's not a Windows Phone 7 device, but runs on Symbian instead (you heard us right). The will arrive at AT&T on April 6. If you thought it was basically the
So that's it from day one of CTIA. Hang tight for all the news from day two!