CTIA 2010

Sanyo Zio for Sprint Announced

Sanyo Zio for Sprint Announced

While Sprint's on stage, they're taking their time and making sure that all of their announcements sink in accordingly. While the Sprint ID Packs may be the focus for now, there's also the fact that Sprint is officially announcing three brand new devices joining the Sprint network. The first up is the Sanyo Zio, which spent some time on another regional carrier here in the States, but now it's on the Sprint network, with some major improvements.

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Sprint Announces Sprint ID, Brings Themes and App Packs to Android Devices

Sprint Announces Sprint ID, Brings Themes and App Packs to Android Devices

Sprint's managed to grab some time over at the CTIA event happening today, and they've gone ahead and unveiled three brand new Android-based handsets. While the details are still going through the "unveiling" part, the main gist is that Sprint seems to be pushing Android, almost as much as Verizon, and they're even announcing a whole new way for users to enjoy their phones: Sprint ID. It's not only a way for customers to find applications in packs that are tailored to their tastes, but also a way to experience new themes.

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Verizon Launching LTE in 38 Cities

Verizon Launching LTE in 38 Cities

Verizon's 4G plans were set to get unveiled today, and sure enough, Big Red's newly appointed President and COO, Lowell McAdam, has taken the stage at CTIA and dropped a pretty big bomb on those listening. Unlike the 30 cities we had heard in the month previous, it looks like Verizon has expanded to almost ten more cities. What's more, their push for LTE will hit hard in the smartphone market during the first half of 2011, as McAdam has announced that there will be plenty of handsets to choose from when the time comes.

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Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

I was at CTIA last week pitching various column ideas to SlashGear Editor Vincent Nguyen, and he shot them down, one by one. An analysis of the Kindle vs. iPad? No, SlashGear has covered that more than once, and we’ll all be writing hands-on reports next week. How the digital home environment has changed? New columnist Ben Bajarin just used that theme as his debut for SlashGear. How I lived on loaner laptops, cellphones and 3G modems last week when our town was out of power? Too close to Michael Gartenberg’s recent column on traveling with just a cellphone. Apparently, the big stuff is covered. So instead, I’m going to try to provide a look into how one analyst covers a trade show: a tech travelogue, of sorts.

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Verizon Wireless LTE Plans Get Officially Announced

Verizon Wireless LTE Plans Get Officially Announced

You can tell we're knee deep in CTIA 2010 when we have announcement, after announcement to bring to your attention. This time around, we've got Verizon Wireless talking big about their Long Term Evolution (LTE) network improvements, and just what it is they're doing at this point in time. They're ahead of schedule when it comes to devices, with the middle of the year, 2011, pegged as the launch of their first LTE-based device. But, where's the network stand, with improvements of the towers and so forth? Verizon finally dished on the goods.

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OpenPeak Tablet for AT&T

OpenPeak Tablet for AT&T

AT&T is busy announcing things like 3G MicroCells and subscription-based music services over at CTIA 2010, and we're quick to grasp all the juicy details. One thing of particular interest is the OpenPeak Tablet, which is AT&T's master plan at combining just about all your daily uses into one device. This is just more than simple tablet: it's designed to combine your communications, home management, and your entertainment all on one, easy to use, sleek device.

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InvisiTrack launch super-accurate GPS alternative

InvisiTrack launch super-accurate GPS alternative

We're already familiar with GPS and pseudo-GPS triangulation technologies, that use cellphone towers or known WiFi base stations to figure out roughly where you are, but InvisiTrack reckon they can use spectrum bands more commonly found carrying TV signals to pinpoint position down to under 3m indoors or 1m outdoors.  Their InvisiTrack LS system relies on the fact that the 512 and 698 MHz bands can better penetrate through walls and other structures than higher-frequency bands like the 2.4GHz used for WiFi.

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