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Call it a cool idea, call it ridiculous, call it a one-off novelty -- whatever the case, Verizon's unique Razzle will be hitting stores next week. The PCD-sourced handset is Verizon's branded version of the TXT8030 and features a totally unique twisting bottom half with stereo speakers and music co...

October 1st 2009 at 1:27am 0 Comments
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Verizon's on a bizarre form factor kick lately, having just released the Nokia Twist -- and now we've got this strange little sucker, supposedly coming to market as the "Razzle." Astute observers will note that the Razzle is basically Verizon's branded version of the PCD TXT8030 first seen back at...

September 28th 2009 at 11:31am 0 Comments
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Verizon's really starting to buy into this global 3G data thing, offering modems that do EV-DO domestically and HSPA abroad; problem is, ZTE's AD3700 that's on the market currently is... shall we say, a little too "in-your-face" for some folks. For those individuals, we might recommend the more but...

September 2nd 2009 at 5:41am 0 Comments
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Verizon's really starting to buy into this global 3G data thing, offering modems that do EV-DO domestically and HSPA abroad; problem is, ZTE's AD3700 that's on the market currently is... shall we say, a little too "in-your-face" for some folks. For those individuals, we might recommend the more but...

September 2nd 2009 at 5:41am 0 Comments
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Looking for something maybe just a little less flashy than Motorola's Hint on Cricket? They've got your back now thanks to the inclusion of the TXTM8 -- pronounced "text mate," we think -- sourced from middleman / distributor / purveyor of fine goods PCD. There's not much to the phone other than it...

July 21st 2009 at 7:35pm 0 Comments
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We'd totally expected the long-rumored C721 to bow at CTIA last week (come to think of it, those guys had a pretty weak show all told), but alas, we're still waiting for some sort of confirmation that the thing even exists. The 5 megapixel cameraphone -- which gets blessed with Casio's Exilim brand...

April 9th 2009 at 10:09am 0 Comments
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PCD's showed a fun twist at CTIA with the admittedly awkward looking TXT8030 by designing the handset's lower section to rotate with business up front and party in the back -- yeah, like a mullet. One one side is a QWERTY pad and on the other speakers and the music controls. We also hear the displa...

April 4th 2009 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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PCD's showed a fun twist at CTIA with the admittedly awkward looking TXT8030 by designing the handset's lower section to rotate with business up front and party in the back -- yeah, like a mullet. One one side is a QWERTY pad and on the other speakers and the music controls. We also hear the displa...

April 4th 2009 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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It's funny that AT&T would leave the low-cost Quickfire hanging out to dry for this long before pulling it from shelves, but then again, the exact same thing happened with the Glyde over on Verizon a few months back, so we're not surprised. It seems the carrier's would-be Sidekick killer "is not...

February 23rd 2009 at 3:11pm 0 Comments
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Remember how we noted an uncanny resemblance between PCD's TXT8010 -- better known as the Verizon Blitz -- and the TXT8020 revealed at CES this year? Turns out there's a great reason for the similarity: they're both made by Pantech. We've been sent this nifty little graphic showing one of those EV-...

February 10th 2009 at 3:54pm 0 Comments
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We guess PCD's deal is that they just don't care about the traditional secrecy surrounding product pipelines. The company -- which does nothing more than run interference between carriers and second-tier manufacturers -- chronically leaks its own gear with booth graphics at trade shows, and now the...

January 10th 2009 at 4:48pm 0 Comments
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PCD has this amazing ability at each and every trade show it attends to show off unreleased gear on giant banners attached to its booth. It's always been unclear to us whether this is intentional or whether they're just trying to stretch their hard-earned dollars by buying a single booth design at...

January 8th 2009 at 8:02am 0 Comments