Slim Picking For Gadget Lovers at CTIA

It’s the last day of the CTIA mobile convention and while the gadget announcements haven’t been exactly flowing out of the show, there’s been a few notable newly launched phones around the floor and more than enough gadget-related press releases shoved into reporters hands. What do you think is the most interesting wireless-related gadget of the week from the show?

The Blackberry 8700e went official for Verizon, though people were already talking about the device over the past few weeks. The Blackberry Pearl was getting attention on the floor too, and T-Mobile started selling the device this week. Personally I’m sticking to qwerty.

Palm announced the Treo 750v, which will be available first for Vodafone in Europe by the end of the year. Palm is looking for some Europe love. Maybe it can get it with the next Treo rendition. Om might disagree.

By accident it seems LG let out the news about the Verizon VX8600 chocolate flip phone. The flip looks more palatable than the candybar version. We’ve been on the other end of the Verizon PR rage before, so we feel for you LG, via PhoneScoop.

Cingular will start selling Nokia’s e62 business smart phone. The device isn’t that exciting but its around $150, which is pretty good in its own right. Mobile Tracker has the details.

Digit Wireless was showing off its confusing Fastap keyboard technology. We’re sure it’s very efficient, but, man, we are so not ready for that yet.

Finally, Sprint had a few EVDO Rev-A data cards it was touting, in an attempt to highlight the company’s moves in the wireless broadband upgrade network wars. The PX-500 from Pantech, and the AirCard 595 from Sierra Wireless. The more ways we can connect to wide-area wireless broadband, the better.


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