CTIA 08

  • Hands on with the Cy-fi. Looks nice. Sounds…

    Hands on with the Cy-fi. Looks nice. Sounds…

    …OK. Not the greatest sounding speaker of course, but you can use it outside. Or rather, you can keep it outside. It’s being marketed as a Bluetooth sports speaker, and with a compact water resistant form factor, I won’t argue. Besides look at it, all aerodynamic and shiny. I bet this thing can bike faster than I can. Comes is two versions, $179 for Cy-fi for Bluetooth and $199 for… Read More

  • er, it’s the Flashlight-er, a 12 volt USB charger

    er, it’s the Flashlight-er, a 12 volt USB charger

    Still in need of a device charger for your car? For $24.95 you can get The Flashlighter. It plugs into the standard cigarette lighter socket and when removed, serves as a 3 LED flashlight. The small device comes in two flavors, the USB Pass-through Flashlight-er and the USB Flashlight-er. The Pass-through is slightly larger, as hidden behind the removable USB charger is another socket, allowing… Read More

  • Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile's new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile's new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Velocity Mobile brought a trio of shiny new handsets to CTIA today, and we got to spend just a bit of time with all three: the 103, 83, and 301. In the flurry of crazy that is CTIA scheduling, I wasn’t able to spend enough time with’em to write a full hands on for each. Velocity hooked us up with a 103 to review, so we’ll have more to say about that one in just a few days. Read More

  • Hands on with RIM's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

    Hands on with RIM's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

    RIM today used CTIA to launch their first BlackBerry flip phone, the Pearl Flip 8220 (formerly known as the KickStart), bringing it to the floor for the world to see. Just like the original Pearl, the Pearl Flip uses the two-letters-per-key SureType QWERTY setup. Combined with predictive typing, I was able to two-thumb type at a speed just a tad bit slower than I would on a standard QWERTY… Read More

  • We're at CTIA 08!

    We're at CTIA 08!

    After a few days at TC50, the MobileCrunch team is live on the floor at CTIA in San Francisco. BlackBerry’s here with the 8220 (KickStart), Sprint is launchin’ a beautiful pair from the HTC Touch series; we’ll have pics and hands-ons of everything as the day progresses Read More