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Here are all the tidbits of info gleaned from the show floor:
Audiovox PPC-6600 & PPC-6601:
Verizon also confirmed that their version of the PPC-6600/6601 will most likely have Bluetooth tethering disabled. This is in contrast to Sprint who confirmed (though not at CTIA) that the 6600 series on Sprint will fully support Bluetooth tethering.
Kyocera EV-DO PC Card:
Nokia didn’t want pictures. They didn’t want them, but they knew people would be taking them. So, what did they do? Make the lighting abysmal. Yes, they are really, really bad pictures, just remember, don’t blame the camera, or the unpaid photographer.
Nokia didn’t have much new to show, but they did show what they have been announcing. The 6255i as shown has no carrier customizations (it had a phony PRL in it to prevent people from even checking that). However, we will be the first to break the trend and say that Sprint will most likely take it, as they have begun testing and carrier approval.
No news is well, no news. We pressed the MobiTV reps for an answer as to if MobiTV would ever be integrated into Sprint’s Multimedia Service’s 3GPP player, and suddenly everyone either had no idea what we were talking about, or started getting frustrated and angry and no-commenty. Based on their response, we doubt it.
Yeah, you expected something, and, well, nothing. SonyEricsson replaced their usual consumer attractions with a pure M2M (machine to machine) expo to promote their current GC83 and upcoming GC89 data cards. When asked since SonyEricsson still produces CDMA M2M devices if there would be a consumer offering, we were told “not in any near future”
Apparently SE misunderstood the expo’s purpose of showing Wireless IT in both phones and computers…