CTIA is here and that means plenty of phone announcements are likely this week. Verizon Wireless kicks things off with five new models for the spring. Actually, it looks like four since I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the Samsung Alias ads on my TV for a few weeks now. Here are the new kids on the cellular block for VZW:
- LG Slim enV(2): internal 2.4-inch screen and QWERTY keyboard, larger keys than the enV on the outside, V CAST capable, stereo Bluetooth support, 2.0-megapixel camera, microSD support for up to 8 GB. Available in April for $129 after $50 rebate and two-year commitment.
- XV 6900: a CDMA version of the HTC Touch that runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional, offers 256 MB ROM / 128 MB of RAM, supports up to 8 GB of microSD memory. Watch for it in April at $349.99 after $50 rebate and two-year deal. You can save another $100 if you sign up for a qualifying voice and data plan when purchasing. There’s no mention of 3G, but I expect that the XV 6900 is EV-DO Rev. 0 like the Sprint version.
- MOTO Q 9c: Arriving in May, this is another EV-DO, Windows Mobile 6 device although there’s no touchscreen. Fans of larger QWERTY keyboards might be interested in the Q 9c with 2.4-inch display. Verizon also offers their VZ Navigator service with this next-gen Q. Price is $100 less than the XV 6900 with the same terms.
- BlackBerry 8330 Curve: May also brings the 8330 with EV-DO, GPS for VZ Navigator, 320 x 240 display, 2-megapixel camera, and 3.5-inch headphone jack (woot!). $269.99 gets you the 8330 after rebates and commitment.
Nothing too earth-shattering here, mostly just VZW catching up to Sprint offerings, although Sprint doesn’t yet offer the 8830 either. That should be happening next month.(via Phone Scoop)