CTIA Wireless started out a bit slow this year. We showed up early for some pre-event press gatherings, but didn't find ourselves dumbfounded by a dizzying array of new technologies. However, after digging a bit deeper, we did find a few new technologies that amazed us, including:
Magic Jack VOIP Device - This USB plug-in module costs $20 plus $20 per year for service, and includes a phone number and unlimited calling in the US and Canada. What makes it unique is the portability of the device and the 3 simultaneous ring numbers.
Marisol Displays - A new LCD display technology by Qualcomm for mobile devices, with significantly lower power drain, and much better outdoor visibility.
Walking Hot Spot - Connect up to five laptops or other WiFi devices to the internet via your HTC Windows Mobile or Nokia Symbian Smart Phone.
Samsung Instinct - This iPhone competitor coming soon to the Sprint network has some advanced features that iPhone users WISH they had, including powerful speech command, embedded voice GPS mapping, and use of industry standard expandable memory.
- Sound ID 300 - Lightest blue tooth earpiece with best sound quality and dual microphones for background noise removal, made by a company that specializes in hearing aids.