What is to be expected at the CTIA 20091
We do expect to see quite a number of new phones on the part of the country´s third largest carrier. Two of them should turn out to be the Samsung Instinct S30, also known as Instinct Mini and Sanyo SCP-2700, both of them caught by the camera of a secret agent. What we are in for as well is the HTC Willow (a.k.a. Cedar) and LG LX370, as both have recently appeared on a leaked roadmap of the company. Along with this, we do expect to see the LG Lotus dolled-up in a new and sexier red color.
BlackBerry Niagara on it, scheduled to come out in Q3 2009. We are pretty skeptical when it comes to the release of Samsung Dash, because we highly doubt it if Sprint is to announce both the Instinct´s successor and its scaled-down version at the same time.
Samsung Instinct S30 Preliminary Specifications | News
Sanyo SCP-2700 Preliminary Specifications | News
HTC Willow Preliminary Specifications | News
LG LX-370 News
LG Lotus Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Niagara Preliminary Specifications | News
Samsung Dash Preliminary Specifications | News
We know a thing or two about the upcoming T-mobile phones as well. What we consider the two most promising debutants to grace the-Mobile´s glass-case are the HTC G2 with a 5-megapixel camera and the Sidekick LX 2009. Speaking of the first, we just draw a conclusion using our horse sense; it has been spotted with the T-Mobile´s logo on it on several occasions. The second one has recently appeared on a questionnaire on smartphones and it´s about time it lent some variety to the Sidekick line. Besides, we do cherish the hope we come to see an announcement of the HTC Touch Pro2, because the latest news has it the phone does have a vital role to play in the company´s plans.
It´s long odds that T-Mobile may indeed showcase one of the Nokia´s XpressMusic models that have been recently announced, namely, the slider 5330. One of the versions of this phone features the necessary 3G frequency of 1700 MHz and a shot of the phone with the operator´s logo on it has been around for some time now.
HTC G2 Preliminary Specifications | News
T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 Preliminary Specifications | News
HTC Touch Pro2 EU Specifications | News
Nokia 5330 XpressMusic Specifications | News
We´ve only taken up information regarding the major carriers this far, but there is a number of other things we consider most interesting. There´s been this rumor that Virgin Mobile is to supplement their product range with a touchscreen phone. Unfortunately, we do not have the slightest idea of what its brand might be. What about you?
Motorola Evoke QA4 appeared on the manufacturer´s website, there was no indication as to what operator would be offering the phone. Since it´s a CDMA phone, we figure it would be probably Verizon, Sprint or Alltel or why not all the three carriers going for it.
We do expect to see announcements of new phones that are either to be sold freely without go-between carriers or without prior indication as to what the sales mediating operator might be. Come to that, both the HTC Mapple that features the WM Standard, trackball and QWERTY keypad and the US version of LG ARENA come to mind. Even if unlikely, there´s a chance of Dell showcasing their first smartphone and Acer putting on the US market some of the phones they announced at MWC 2009 this February.
The rumor has it that RIM is about to launch its own software application store online and namely, the BlackBerry App World. This certainly adds up, but we would be quite pleased with the opportunity to take a peek and have a brush with their upcoming phones.
Whatever happens at Vegas, being there to cover the event live, we will go the whole hog to keep you posted all the way. So, take a good rest on the weekend and brace yourselves. Should you have any insight on other phones or services about to be on display at CTIA 2009, you can either share the knowledge with us here or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org