PCD TXT8030 does the Twist

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

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15 Comments

1. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 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".

2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

ha, I remember that; eh maybe..

3. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

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

10. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

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

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

5. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 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..

7. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

*vomits in mouth*

8. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

make sure you brush your teeth...

9. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

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

11. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Verizon is probably going to carry this.

12. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

13. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

unfortunately

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well someone has to buy it

15. The Godfather unregistered

BB Storm FTW

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