Sprint to Sell the LG Optimus F3 to Visually Impaired
Sprint today announced the availability of the LG Optimus F3, an Android smartphone that brings improved accessibility to those with visual impairments. The F3's defining characteristic is Google TalkBack, an accessibility app that will be enabled out of the box. Google TalkBack makes it easier for the visually impaired to interact with their device via speech-to-text technology. The F3 also includes a Sprint iD pack that has been created specifically to educate owners on accessibility features and services. The Optimus F3 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4-inch IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass; a 1.2GHz dual-core processor; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE 4G; and a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture. It comes with a number of LG apps and services, such as VuTalk, QSlide, QuickMemo, and Q Translator. The LG Optimus F3 goes on sale June 14 and costs $29.99 with a new contract after rebate.
Review: LG Optimus F3 for Sprint
The LG Optimus F3 is a low-cost Android smartphone for Sprint. It may not include all the bells and whistles, but it still impresses with solid performance.
T-Mobile Pushes MetroPCS to 15 More Markets
T-Mobile today expanded the reach of its MetroPCS brand by launching it in 15 new markets. The additional markets for MetroPCS largely overlay the existing footprint of rival Cricket Wireless, and include Birmingham, Ala.; Fresno and San Diego, Calif.; Tallahassee, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Akron, Cleveland, Sandusky, and Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio, Texas; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Washington, D.C.
LG Optimus F3 Hits Virgin Stores Today for $179
Virgin Mobile USA announced that the LG Optimus F3 is available beginning today for $179.99. The F3 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4-inch IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass; a 1.2GHz dual-core processor; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE 4G; and a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture.
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
Google's GBoard App for Android Lets You Draw Emoji
Google today updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android handsets and made it possible for people to draw emoji. In the emoji search tool, GBoard can recognize finger-scrawled pictures and then automatically insert the correct emoji into your text.
Not to be mean, but an IPS screen for....
Could have used a cheaper panel, and instead opted for something more useful for visually impaired people.