IT Management: Google Android, HTC, Samsung, LG: The Best of CTIA 2010

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-28
 
 
 

Google Android, HTC, Samsung, LG: The Best of CTIA 2010

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Google Android, HTC, Samsung, LG: The Best of CTIA 2010

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The HTC HD2 runs Windows Mobile 6.5, features a 5-megapixel camera and powers its apps (including Facebook and HTC Peep) with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Windows Phone 7 Series represents Microsoft's attempt at a fresh start in the mobile arena, with a slick user interface and "hubs" that gather together Web and mobile app content.

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Sprint's HTC Evo 4G is a 4G-capable smartphone that runs Google Android 2.1 and features not one but two cameras: one 8-megapixel aperture with auto-focus, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel lens. It runs on a 1GHz processor.

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Samsung boasts that its Galaxy S smartphone has a 20 percent brighter screen, 20 percent longer battery life and 80 percent less sunlight reflection thanks to Super AMOLED technology. It runs Google Android 2.1 and is powered by a 1GHz processor.

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The Palm Pixi Plus and Palm Pre Plus are slated to arrive on AT&T's network, which may help the smartphones retain market share.

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The Nokia 5230 Nuron features a 3.2-inch touch screen, a 2-megapixel camera capable of shooting 640 by 480 video, and built-in Ovi Maps and Ovi Store for downloading applications.

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The GzOne Brigade is a ruggedized device capable of resisting water, shock, vibration and dust, thanks to a silicon rubber shell and plastic and polyurethane frame. In addition to push-to-talk and GPS, the form factor integrates a 3.2-megapixel camera.

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Google's Nexus One smartphone, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, runs Google Android 2.1. It's built by HTC.

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The HTC Droid Eris, running Android 1.5, made its debut along with the Motorola Droid in late 2009, marking Google's more aggressive push into the smartphone operating-system market.

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The Kempler & Strauss W PhoneWatch is a GSM quad-band cell phone combined with a wristwatch. It also includes an MP3 player, touch screen and Bluetooth capability.

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The LG KM900 Arena includes a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth capability. It runs on AT&T's network.

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Mobile accessories were big at CTIA, with companies such as Zagg issuing a variety of stylish/protective coverings and holsters for smartphones.

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