CTIA 2008

  • Nokia's Ovi updates puts service in line to fight MobileMe, whatever Windows has

    Nokia's Ovi updates puts service in line to fight MobileMe, whatever Windows has

    Nokia’s Ovi service was originally a simple photosharing system that took emailed, uploaded, and MMSed images from your phone or computer and put them online. Fair enough. Now, however, Nokia is adding some compelling features to the online suite to make it considerably more usable for personal and enterprise PIM and sharing purposes. The first and most important update is their file… Read More

  • T-Mobile officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 aka KickStart

    T-Mobile officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 aka KickStart


    It’s been rumored for months and today RIM finally made the KickStart official, but now it’s being called the Pearl 8220. It does everything we’ve all grown to love from our candybar BlackBerries, but now it’s a flip phone! So what does the latest BlackBerry Pearl bring to the table? Hit the jump to see some of its features. Read More

  • Samsung's Media Lounge at CTIA

    Samsung's Media Lounge at CTIA

    At CES we had the Blounge™ , which was nice and spacious. It also provided us the luxury of not having to deal with other media or lack of Internet connectivity. Microsoft provided a much fancier Blounge™ at Macworld, but security wasn’t as tight and some random weirdos managed to sneak in and the general public viewed us like we were wild animals. Thanks to Samsung, we had ourselves… Read More

  • Hands on: Velocity Mobile

    Hands on: Velocity Mobile

    Just returned from a meeting with Velocity Mobile. The 103 and 111 are impressive devices in their own right, but what VM wants to do with Windows Mobile is even more impressive. They don’t want to put a top layer over it with something flashy, which others have done and failed at a number of times. I’m excited to see the finalized version in a few weeks when we get the devices in… Read More

  • Texas Instruments pocket projector prototype

    Here’s something that excites me greatly. It’s a prototype of a tiny projector that fits inside of a cell phone. Jim Hallas of Texas Instruments’ DLP group gave me a brief overview of the chipset and here’s some brief information along with my thoughts; The chipset is ready to go. It’s up to device manufacturers to integrate it into their products. I’d… Read More

  • Unreasonable Stance: Mobile phones can't be improved any further, so why bother?

    Unreasonable Stance: Mobile phones can't be improved any further, so why bother?


    Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own Devin Coldewey takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, without a doubt, that those that disagree with him are filthy mouth-breathers. It’s interesting that there is so much noise being made about every revision of every model of every phone… Read More

  • Here's something that happened at CTIA 2008

    Here's something that happened at CTIA 2008

    [Shakes head disapprovingly] Read More

  • Live from the Fred Thompson/John Edwards keynote

    Live from the Fred Thompson/John Edwards keynote

    CrunchGear.com — your most trusted source for political news — brings you the Day Three keynote from the CTIA Wireless 2008 conference. Today’s speakers are the honorable Fred Thompson and the equally-honorable John Edwards. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Qualcomm 'Pocketable Computing Device' prototype

    Did a little fondling of a prototype device from Qualcomm that’ll be hitting the market soon at under $300. It’s basically a super beefed-up Windows Mobile machine similar in size to the Nokia N810 (and with a QWERTY keyboard to match). The big feature is the 1GHz processor that it’ll have and its ability to play HD movies. Devices like this will be here the second half of… Read More

  • Video: AT&T, Microsoft Surface demo

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F800411&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This video is unedited, so my apologies for the inclusion of any unwanted extra footage, but I wanted to get it up ASAP. Read More

  • Yahoo! unveils plans for voice-enabled mobile search

    Yahoo! unveils plans for voice-enabled mobile search

    Marco Boerries, EVP Yahoo! I just sat in on a Yahoo! press conference here at CTIA and learned a little more about the company’s plans to integrate its “oneSearch 2.0″ features into mobile phones. The three key elements that Yahoo! is emphasizing are an open development platform, easier ways to search, including voice queries, and idle screen search integration. Sounds like… Read More

  • Live Bloggin: AT&T Media Luncheon

    Live Bloggin: AT&T Media Luncheon


    I’m at the AT&T media luncheon listening to the usual shpeal. Reiterating what we already know about AT&T, the US carrier is committed to openness and choice, which is what consumers want more than anything else. Right? I hadn’t anticipated this becoming a live blog so you’ll have to excuse the unruly nature in which this post has turned into. Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung Alias for Verizon

    Hands on: Samsung Alias for Verizon

    In case anyone is wondering what the exact difference between the older u740 from Verizon and the new Alias is I decided to snap some photos of the two versions. Like I said before, the keyboard buttons are just different colors, but I really dig the new silver finish. Read More

  • Hands on: Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB dongle

    Hands on: Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB dongle

    The USB dongle from Sierra that was announced last month is surprisingly sturdy contrary to the opinion of one CG reader. It was being demoed on the MacBook Air and it was really, really tiny. We now know it will be available with Sprint. Price and launch are still up in the air. Read More

  • Hands on: LG enV2

    Hands on: LG enV2

    The latest incarnation of the enV is quite nice. The enV2‘s exterior number pad is rather funky, but functional. The QWERTY keyboard is standard and basically a shrunk down version of the Voyager. It’s a cute phone that will most likely appeal to the ladies. Read More

  • Video: Samsung Instinct Web browser demo

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F800017&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Yesterday we weren’t able to provide you with video of the Instinct’s Web browser due to an older model without a data plan, but we… Read More

  • Hands on: Special edition Iron Man LG Shine

    Hands on: Special edition Iron Man LG Shine


    We managed to get our hands on the special edition Iron Man version of the LG Shine and, boy oh boy, is it pretty. The back plate is 18k gooooooooold. I tried to walk away with it, but security tackled me. It happens. Read More

  • Ride along with Intel inside a WiMAX-enabled vehicle

    Hey you guys. I have a bold statement. One that may shock and amaze the entire technology subculture made of blog readers, blog writers, and kids that surf our site looking for references to Miley Cyrus. And here it is. This WiMAX thing might just catch on. Yes, I said it. Can you believe it? It also might be “big” and whatever other buzzwords (like “big”) that the… Read More

  • Video: AT&T LG Vu running MediaFLO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F798182&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I won’t lie. I’m not all that impressed with the LG Vu. It’s about as craptacular as the LG Voyager. It’s a little more… Read More

  • Why is Iron Man at the LG booth?

    Why is Iron Man at the LG booth?

    Hmm…Maybe he’s guarding this! Read More