It doesn't exactly match up to the deluge of AT&T devices announced earlier today, but Cricket Wireless and Motorola have unveiled their latest CDMA device, the Motorola Evoke QA4. Looking a little like both the iPhone 3G and HTC's Touch, the QA4 has a 2.8-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen, slide-out numeric keypad and EVDO Rev.A.
There's also Bluetooth (with wireless stereo support), 256MB of internal storage and a microSD slot. The Evoke QA4 has a full HTML browser that works in both landscape and portrait orientations; Motorola have fitted an accelerometer to switch between the two, and there's an on-screen QWERTY keyboard which can be called up in landscape orientation.
Take the keyboard of the BlackBerry Bold and the slinky chassis of the BlackBerry Curve, mingle them together with a little CDMA connectivity, and you'll apparently end up with this: the RIM BlackBerry 9630 Niagara. Seen here in real photos for the first time, this is apparently no photoshop..
LG's detachable QWERTY touchscreen feature-phone, the LG Versa, has been officially announced for Verizon Wireless. Available March 1st 2009, the Verizon LG Versa has a 3-inch 480 x 240 touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and EV-DO Rev.A; however its most striking feature is the included case, which has a built-in QWERTY keyboard and, on the outside, a 0.94-inch 56 x 120 monochrome OLED display used for Caller ID, phone status and displaying the time.
Fujitsu have added high-speed 3G connectivity to a number of models in both their notebook and Tablet PC ranges. The WWAN connectivity - of which both HSPA and, later, EV-DO options will be available, depending on model - is now available on five models, with a further two options following in Q2 2009.
Full list of Fujitsu WWAN models after the cut
Toshiba were pretty tight-lipped at this morning's TG01 launch about what exactly you'll find inside that 9.9mm thick casing. Aside from Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset, and confirmation that it will support GSM 3G HSDPA/HSUPA, there's certainly no word of a US launch. However, printed on the side of the dummy handsets Toshiba had provided for photography, was the text "Qualcomm 3G CDMA".
The Sony VAIO P's integrated mobile broadband makes for a great addition to an ultraportable device, but Sony and their carrier partner Verizon Wireless aren't going to let you have it without a fair chunk of cash. Unfortunately there are no subsidized deals as such out there yet, not in the traditional sense, but Verizon have revealed a $200 mail-in rebate if you activate (or renew) a two-year data plan on the VAIO P.
OQO's UMPCs have always been tempting devices thanks to their compact size and impressive build-quality, but the company can now add performance to their list of abilities. The OQO Model 2+ marks a shift for the company to Intel's Atom range of mobile processors, in this case the 1.86GHz Z540, paired with 2GB of RAM and either a 120GB HDD or 60GB SSD. Most impressive, perhaps, is the new OLED touchscreen - in fact the Model 2+ is the first such mobile computing device to have one - which, with the Atom chipset's hardware video decoding, produces some incredible picture quality.
Sony today officially announced the VAIO P Lifestyle PC, their answer to the popular netbook niche. The $900 1.4lb ultraportable measures roughly as long as a business envelope, and has integrated WAN WiFi b/g/n, LAN and Bluetooth with Verizon 3G EV-DO. It's around 10-percent smaller than the VAIO TT.
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