At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night

1 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night

Captions and photos by Wayne Rash.

2 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Motorola Z9 Slider

Motorola's Lindsay Desantis shows off the new Motorola Z9 slider-style phone. This model is a GSM unit that will be offered by AT&T initially.

3 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Dual Microphone Headset

Motorola's Colleen Pham shows the company's newest Bluetooth headset. It uses the company's patented voice processing technology along with dual microphones for noise cancellation.

4 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Portable Sound

Motorola says its MotoRokr portable speaker system will provide good sound for any music device with a standard headset connector. It folds up for travel as shown.

5 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Big Green

Motorola's Q9 CDMA PDA is now available in lime green.

6 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - WiFi Pearl

T-Mobile PR Consultant Kristen Resare, who actually works for Waggener Edstrom, shows off the new Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry Pearl. T-Mobile will begin offering this device in mid-April, and it will work with T-Mobile's Hotspot @Home technology.

7 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Traveling Gigs

Kingston Technology's latest and greatest memory product is their 8 GB Hyper X Data Traveler, shown here by Claudia Martinez. This memory device features extremely high speeds and is shipping now.

8 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Slider or Not

Waggener Edstrom's Ashley Johnson demonstrates the differences between HTC's latest smart phones, one of which slides and the other of which just offers a touch screen.

9 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Nav on a Pearl

Telenav's Cari Goodrich shows navigation on a T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl. This is a new platform for Telenav, which in the past worked only on a more limited set of devices. Now it will work with basically any Bluetooth-equipped phone or PDA.

10 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Multicolor Palms

Palm is now offering the Centro in several colors and adding more carriers. As you can see, the company has added a GSM version for AT&T.

11 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Pink Palms

And just in case you can't live without it, the Centro now also comes in pink, but only for Sprint.

12 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - iPhone Killer?

This is the much talked-about Samsung Instinct, shown here by Sprint's Michelle Leff, that will be available from Sprint. It's supposed to be easier to use than the Apple iPhone, include more features and applications than the iPhone, and offer Sprint's well-regarded 3G. We don't know if it's better than the iPhone, but a lot of people love it, if the number of fingerprints is an indication.

13 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - The Right Position

Plantronics Brit Molgaard demonstrates the company's latest in Bluetooth headsets. You turn this one on and off by positioning the ear clip.

14 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - A Secret Revealed

This is the super-secret N??viFone from Garmin. It's a personal navigation device that's also a GSM phone. It apparently contains smart phone functions, as well. The company won't say who the first vendor is. In fact, they wouldn't even let us touch it. But the company says it should be out in the third quarter, so you can touch it then.

15 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - TomTom to Go

TomTom announced its new GO 960 Automotive GPS, shown here by TomTom's Kaitlin Ambriogio. It has a larger screen than earlier versions, and it features lane prediction technology. This means it can tell which lane of a multilane highway you're in, and advise you in advance if you'll need to change lanes to take an exit, etc.

16 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - Widescreen Magellan

Magellan's Maestro series, shown here by Magellan's Lisa Burkhart, gains a new 5-inch-wide screen display so you can see even more.

17 of 17

At CTIA, the Cool Gadgets Come Out at Night - See More Slideshows Like This One

<img src="/imagesvr_ez/b2bezp/2016/05/ces150.jpg?alias=original" alt="thumbnail" /> What's Hot at the 2008 International CESby Scott Ferguson <img src="/imagesvr_ez/b2bezp/2016/05/most_important_wireless_2007.jpg?alias=original" alt="thumbnail" /> The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 <img src="/imagesvr_ez/b2bezp/2016/05/gps150.jpg?alias=original" alt="thumbnail" /> eWEEK Labs Provides Direction on GPS Devicesby eWEEK Labs <img src="/imagesvr_ez/b2bezp/2016/05/10laptops150.jpg?alias=original" alt="thumbnail" /> 10 Things You Should Know About Laptopsby Tiffany Maleshefski

Top White Papers and Webcasts