The big four launch a handset apiece

With just a few days before the CTIA I.T. & Entertainment conference kicks off, all four of the big carriers in the U.S. have launched handsets today. Sprint launched the HTC Touch. AT&T launched the BlackBerry Curve with GPS. Verizon Wireless launched Samsung's Juke. T-Mobile USA threw a party for its new Sidekick LX. Here's a round-up:

Sprint's HTC Touch: As expected Sprint has launched the HTC Touch just a few days after it launched the Palm Centro. The Touch is so named for its touchscreen that is meant to be used sans stylus. The handset will go on sale November 4 for $250 with a two-year contract with Sprint. Photo

AT&T's BlackBerry Curve 8310 with GPS: Research In Motion and AT&T announced the availability of the Curve with GPS for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The phone comes in two new colors: titanium and red. Photo

Verizon Wireless' Samsung Juke: This music-centric phone boasts an interesting form factor: the phone swivels 180 degrees to reveal the keypad. The Juke will cost $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. Photo

T-Mobile USA throws its new Sidekick LX a party: Since the original Sidekick, T-Mobile USA has courted celebrities to promote its messaging device. The launch party for the LX was no different. According to reports, the new model is the first to allow photos within text messages. The phone drops October 24.  Photo | Release

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