After a hectic fall CTIA show, CES, and Mobile World Congress, we assumed that the spring CTIA show would be a quieter affair. It might have been, too, were it not for , dropped two days before the show kicked off.
News of the proposed merger was followed on Monday by Google joining forces with Sprint to bring. The announcement went hand in hand with Sprint's news that it's adding an Android 2.3 Gingerbread-run to its lineup.
Speaking of Sprint, the carrier unveiled two spinoffs of its Android-powered Evo brand, made by HTC. There was the--which offers a lensless 3D experience for photos, videos, and games--and the tablet, a rebranded, 4G-ready version of the we saw at Mobile World Congress.
HTC wasn't the only manufacturer to trot out a 3D phone. LG struck back with its
Besides the Optimus C, two more Android phones are joining Cricket's lineup, theand the .
The Android march continued with the
Android devices once again dominated the show, save for the
For the first time in a long time, BlackBerry had very little presence and announced no new handsets. The one peep we did hear was that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be able to. Although the news landed during CTIA, it wasn't brought up until after the show floor had closed.
Take a final trawl through all the other great news, videos, and photos from the week.
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