PCD didn't have any major announcements at CTIA, but it did give us a brief sneak peek at what we can expect from them this year. All of the offerings appear to be messaging phones, with full QWERTY keyboards for easier texting. I apologize in advance for just taking photos of posters; they didn't have any real hardware on hand at the booth.
The first handset we saw was codenamed the TXT8026, which has a 2.2-inch color screen with a 1.3-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, an MP3 player, and measures around 3.8 inches long by 2.7 inches wide by 0.7 inch thick. This was one of the only new devices on display at the PCD booth, and I think it looks a lot like the
The other handset, which I think looks a bit more interesting, is currently called the TXT8030. The TXT8030 has a rotating angled keypad, with external music player keys and a speaker on one side, and a full QWERTY keyboard on the other. The TXT8030 also has a 2.2-inch display, a microSD card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, and it measures around 4.5 inches long by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick.
There's still no sight of the actual, nor have we seen the TXT8021, which also looks a little like the Blitz. We did see a giant poster of the two phones at the PCD booth.
Of course, no word on pricing or availability on any of these devices, but we hope they'll come out some time this year. And considering they're all CDMA phones, we can at least narrow down the prospective carriers.
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