updated 10:10 pm EDT, Tue April 1, 2008
Direct Connect handsets
Sprint today unveiled the LG LX 400, Motorola V950, and Samsung Z400/Z700 series phones, rounding off a landslide of announcements from the carrier at the CTIA Wireless 2008 Conference [1|2|3|5|6|7]. The LG LX 400 features a 1.77-inch main display, and works on both 1900 and 800MHz frequencies. It also features Sprint's Direct Connect push-to-talk network, as well as several multimedia communications options such as PCS Picture Mail, text, voice messaging, and email. Bluetooth connectivity and a 1.3-megapixel camera are also included.
The Motorola V950 similarly offers 1900 and 800MHz band compliancy, and Sprint's Direct Connect service. Stereo Bluetooth technology is available, as well as access to the Sprint Music store. Email, instant messaging, and text messaging are included, as well as a 2.0-megapixel camera that can also capture video. Users can also connect the V950 to a computer through USB to use the phone as an internet connection.
Samsung's Z400 and Z700 phones both feature Direct Connect, Bluetooth, and access to mobile email, SMS, voice messaging, and instant messaging. In addition, the Z700 features a 2.0-megapixel camera – contrasting the 1.3-megapixel camera in the Z400 – access to the Sprint Music store, Sprint TV, and PCS Picture Mail. It can also be used as a modem over USB or Bluetooth.