CTIA Fall 2011: Day One Wrap-Up
On Tuesday at CTIA, we saw a number of exciting new handsets, from the keyboarded Samsung Captivate Glide to the flip phone-styled DoubleTime. This was also a day for new software such as the Bolt Browser and tablets like the T-Mobile Springboard. Check out the highlights below.
Motorola Atrix 2
The sequel to the powerful Atrix costs just $99 and rides on AT&T's HSPA network with a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1080p camera, and HDMI port. It also features ZumoCast software for accessing files on your PC.
Samsung DoubleTime Smartphone for AT&T Subscribers
Get ready to welcome the flip phone back. The Samsung DoubleTime looks like a messaging phone with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, but this clamshell opens up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a secondary, internal screen of the same size.
Verizon's first 4G phone with a keyboard is finally here! The Samsung Stratosphere has some dated specs like a single-core CPU and low-res camera, but if you want an LTE slider, this is your best and only choice.
AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide: Full Keyboard, Tegra Power
AT&T adds a 4-inch smartphone that packs a slide-out keyboard and lots of processing power courtesy of a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
Bolt 3.0 Web Browser Brings Faster Web Surfing to Android Devices
Want a faster browser for your Android phone? The BOLT 3.0 app for web surfing uses cloud-based compression technology to run 25 to 50 percent faster than the competition.
Cadillac CUE Infotainment System Test Drive
Cadillac walked us through its new CUE infotainment system, a first-of-its-kind in-car dash that includes capacitive touchscreen displays and buttons, all with haptic feedback.
Motorola Atrix 2 Coming Oct 16 for $99
How's this for bang-for-your-buck: The $99 Motorola Atrix 2 gives AT&T subscribers a 4.3-inch qHD display, 4G 21-Mbps data speeds, HDMI out, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video capture.
Pantech Pocket Debuts: Widescreen Android in Tiny Package
Bigger isn't always better. The Pantech Pocket smartphone weighs just 4.4 ounces, but manages to squeeze in access to AT&T's HSDPA 4G network as well as a 5-MP camera behind its fun-sized 4-inch widescreen display.
TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 Challenges Google Maps on Android Phones
This free GPS app includes a home screen called My Dashboard that layers real-time traffic over your current location. Available only for Sprint devices running Android 2.3.
T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet Hands-on Video
This 7-inch Android slate has a few things the upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire tablet does not: for instance, it boasts a 5-MP back-facing camera, 1.3-MP front option, and a connection to T-Mobile's 4G 14-Mbps 4G network.