The opening day of the CTIA show in Orlando was a little quieter than in past years but Crave still found plenty of new and note-worthy products on the show floor. Though the iPhone made only a brief appearance we caught glimpse of several new cell phones, smart phones and accessories.
Besides complete photo galleries of the new cell phones from such companies as Sony Ercisson, Nokia, Kyocera, LG and Pantech, I caught the announcement from Alcatel that the company is entering the North American cell phone market for the first time and saw a number of cool phones in Samsung's booth including the Samsung Ultra Video phone, the QWERTY keyboard Samsung F700 handset and its selection of high-end phones in the Samsung gallery. I also got to play with Sony Ericsson's new W580 Walkman phone (a stylish and slim slider model) while Nicole Lee got face time with the new Helio Ocean and LG's VX8700.
Smart phone expert Bonnie Cha covered on the Navigator GPS kit, the U.S. availability of the Nokia N95 and N76, the GSM version of the Motorola Q, a new Symbian OS and a Windows Mobile 6 update to the Palm Treo 750.
Cell phone accessories
On the accessories front, Nicole Lee saw new Bluetooth headsets from Plantronics, Motorola and Cardo while I caught a gallery of Nokia Bluetooth products and a selection of Sony Ericsson stereo speakers.