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PCD TXT8030 does the Twist

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PCD TXT8030 does the Twist
Chubby Checker would be very proud of the PCD TXT8030. The device looks like your average candy bar styled handset albeit with an aging feature set that includes a 2.2 inch screen and a 1.3MP camera. There is support for a 16GB microSD card and the handset has a physical QWERTY which is where the fun begins. The bottom half of the model swivels to reveal the QWERTY keyboard and when you're done sending off that important email or text, you twist the device and a speaker with music controls twists to the front of the phone. A D-pad stays on the same side as the display. The CDMA device was on display at the CTIA show and is expected out in the third quarter of this year. Carrier availability and price were not disclosed.

source: PCD via Phonescoop
PCD TXT8030 does the Twist

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. tanders04 (Posts: 70; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)


Every time I see one of these silly gimmicky handsets I think about VZW saying "its going to be something you've never seen".

posted on 04 Apr 2009, 18:48

2. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


ha, I remember that; eh maybe..

posted on 04 Apr 2009, 19:18

3. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


it is another revision of the blitz! and we still havent seen the second one, the txt8020.

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 13:09

10. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


What happened to the second one? Maybe it's the same idea between xbox and xbox 360. Needs to sound newer...

posted on 04 Apr 2009, 20:05

4. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Just like the UpStage, the idea sounds god on paper...but it always fails in execution.

posted on 04 Apr 2009, 23:07

5. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)


how will everything work if it has to swivel all the time the wires will get worn down and break or the phone will snap in half.

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 09:41

6. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Well, it'll work just like any other slide up or swivel [ala Side Kick] phone. Plus, who's to say the wires aren't contained in a cylinder in the middle of the swiveling bottom, that would make sense..

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 10:56

7. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


*vomits in mouth*

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 11:50

8. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


make sure you brush your teeth...

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 12:30

9. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


ewwwwwww i think this is gonna be a prepaid phone vzw or sprint wouldnt carry this yuck

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 13:10

11. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Verizon is probably going to carry this.

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 15:22

12. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


VZW wil definitely get this, look at the music player it is verizons.

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 15:23

13. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


unfortunately

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 19:18

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


well someone has to buy it

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 20:10

15. The Godfather (unregistered)


BB Storm FTW

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