A sneak peek at a few devices that were announced ahead of the CTIA Fall 2009 show.
Samsung Instinct HD
The Samsung Instinct HD M850 improves on the original Samsung Instinct M800 with a 5-megapixel camera and WiFi. It also has email, Sprint TV, stereo Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, an accelerometer, EV-DO Rev. A, and a memory card slot. It is $249 with a two-year agreement.
The Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 is expected to ship in October. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.62-inch QVGA nontouch display, GSM quad-band, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a 3.0-megapixel camera, a microSD expansion slot, and Windows Mobile 6.5.
The Palm Pixi is a slimmed-down version of the Palm Pre. It has a slate-style form factor with the QWERTY keyboard right underneath the display. It also has a smaller multitouch display, a 2.0-megapixel camera, 8GB of memory, GPS, and of course the Palm WebOS software.
The Motorola Cliq is the company's first Android phone. It will run Android 1.5 Cupcake and access to all of Google's services and applications. It has a 3.1-inch HVGA display, a QWERTY keyboard, full HTML browser, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 5.0-megapixel camera. The Cliq also features Motorola's unique MotoBlur interface that automatically feeds in the latest Twitter and Facebook updates to the home screen.
The HTC Hero is available in the U.S. from Sprint, though there is also an unlocked GSM version. The Hero is HTC's latest Android phone, and it has a 3.5-mm headset jack, a 5.0-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G.