Meizu to Bring MX3 Smartphone to U.S. Later This Year
Meizu, a Chinese handset manufacturer, today announced that it plans to sell its MX3 Android smartphone in the U.S. The MX3, which has been for sale in China since late last year, will be Meizu's first attempt to break into the U.S. market. The MX3 features a 5.1-inch 1080p HD screen, and it is powered by Samsung's Exynos 5 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The device is slim and has a unique user interface that uses a variety of gestures for controlling and interacting with the operating system. The MX3 also has a 13-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, and supports microSD storage cards. Meizu said it has to adapt the MX3 to be compatible with U.S. LTE networks, and the device will reach stores during the third quarter. Pricing was not revealed.
Meizu Puts Ubuntu In Its MX4 Smartphone
Canonical today announced the launch of the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, made by its handset partner Meizu. Ubuntu is Canonical's version of Linux.
Icon Q Debuts the Q5.5, Its First Smartphone
Icon Q today announced the Q5.5, the company's first smartphone. The device is being sold unlocked and free of contracts for $199.
ZTE Obsidian Lands on T-Mobile August 13
T-Mobile today revealed the ZTE Obsidian, a compact entry-level Android smartphone. The Obsidian features a 4.5-inch screen with 854 by 480 resolution and a 1GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM.
Alcatel's Idol 3 Phablet Ships In May for $249
Alcatel OneTouch today revealed availability details for its Idol 3 flagship smartphone. Consumers will be able to pre-order the phone directly from Alcatel's web site beginning April 21 for $249.