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Favorites from CTIA Wireless 2007

Favorites from CTIA Wireless 2007

Today marks the end of CTIA Wireless 2007. We've seen a lot of phones and gadgets over the past week, but what were your favorites, and which vendor were you impressed with the most?

For me, my favorite product is a tie. I can't choose between the Helio Ocean and the HTC Shift. They're both awesome in their respective categories, so it must remain a tie for me. I will say that the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone has to be the winner for strangest new product. It's really cool, but still very strange.

Video walkthrough of the Sony Ericsson w580

Video walkthrough of the Sony Ericsson w580

While Vincent was cruising through the Sony Ericsson booth he stopped to check out the new w580. As you saw in my earlier post he loved it. He managed to take a quick video that walks you through some of the things you'll be able to do with the phone.

The addition of a pedometer doesn't really seem like a big deal at first. But then if you think about it, pedometers are pretty ugly. No one wants to wear one of those on their hip. Now you get it on your phone, that is also your MP3 player. Nice!

The video really gives you an idea of just how much the buttons glow. Maybe the phone is supposed to double as a flashlight as well? I suppose it could get old to look at after a while, but I still think it looks awesome.

No fair! Vincent gets some time with the HTC Shift

No fair! Vincent gets some time with the HTC Shift

Are you tired of hearing about the HTC Shift yet? I hope not, because I haven't gotten tired of writing about it. Vincent was lucky enough to attend a hands-on demonstration with it during is time at CTIA. Jason Chen from Gizmodo was there as well. Who do you think was more fired up about it? Wake up Vincent, The show's not over yet!

Seriously though, he's been running around all week trying to get his hands on all the latest products for you guys to see. It's understandable that he might look a little out of it sometimes. I just couldn't resist putting this picture up. That's what happens when you have someone else go through and clean up all of your pictures. Anywho, on to the good stuff!

Hands on with the Sony Ericsson w580

Hands on with the Sony Ericsson w580

Today is Thursday, which means the end for CTIA Wireless 2007 is getting close, but don't fret! We've still got plenty more phones to discuss and tons of pictures to see. The latest phone that Vincent got his hands on was the Sony Ericsson W580.

CTIA 2007: Test-driving the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone

CTIA 2007: Test-driving the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone

Base on my expressions from the video below, you’ll just have to take my word that the Sound Leaf totally kicks ass.

The Sound Leaf “Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone” is a great add-on to your existing handset for speaking in loud places, and for people suffering from age-related hearing loss.

It plugs into FOMA phones with flat earphone microphone jacks, and conducts sound vibrations to the auditory nerves through the cranial bones. This is also the first product in the industry that combines a bone-conduction function with a telephone coil (T-Coil) allowing people using hearing aids (with T-Coil) to make clear calls.

Tons of Pantech concept phone pictures

Tons of Pantech concept phone pictures

Pantech, like many other companies has been working on a lot of gadgets. The most notable device is of course the Helio Ocean. The Ocean was a big hit at CTIA this year, so wouldn't you like to see what else they've been working on?

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