TXT8020 spotted at the PCD booth

We spotted the TXT8020 at the PCD booth at CES 2009, and it looks like a messaging phone sequel to the Verizon Wireless Blitz.

TXT8020 spotted at the PDC booth
TXT8020, a new messaging phone, spotted at the PCD booth Nicole Lee/CBS Interactive

PCD didn't have much to show off at CES 2009, but it did give us a brief sneak peek at one of its upcoming texting phones, dubbed the TXT8020 for now. It looks suspiciously like the Verizon Wireless Blitz , but with a swivel screen instead. It is a dual-mode 800/1900 CDMA phone, and it has EV-DO, which the Blitz does not. The display is around 2.2-inches diagonal and supports 260,000 colors.

Features include stereo Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, 1GB flash memory and 1 GB of RAM, text and multimedia messaging, instant messaging, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a speakerphone, voice commands, and e-mail capabilities. Measuring around 4 inches by 2.5 inches by 0.7 inch, the TXT8020 has a pretty roomy keyboard too. Seeing as this looks like a successor to the Blitz, we suspect it'll be available from Verizon Wireless soon.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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