LG Xpression on Sale Via AT&T's Web Site
AT&T recently began selling the LG Xpression, a sideways slider that includes a touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Xpression runs LG's feature phone operating system and features a 3.0-inch (400 x 200) touch display, 2-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth 2.1, social networking apps, web browser, email, AT&T Navigator, microSD support (up to 32GB), and 3G. Last, it has a feature called LG Instant Note, which lets users enter text with one touch then send via SMS or upload to Twitter or Facebook. The Xpression costs $49.99 with a new contract after rebate.
AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone
AT&T recently added the Cingular Flip to its lineup of inexpensive feature phones. The phone is made by TeleEpoch and bears the model number M3620, but AT&T named it the Cingular Flip to give it some visibility.
LG Q6 to Come to U.S. as Amazon Prime Exclusive
Amazon today announced that it will soon offer a slew of LG Android smartphones through its Amazon Prime Exclusives program. Among them is the LG Q6 (pictured), marking the first time this particular phone is being made available to U.S.
BlackBerry Priv Runs Android, Costs $699, Ships November 6
BlackBerry today made the Priv, its first Android smartphone, available for preorder. The device is a vertical slider that includes a touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.