Chi-Mei UMA Smartphone Passes FCC
Jun 15, 2006, 2:44 PM by (staff)
The Chi-Mei Smartphone which we previewed at CTIA this year has now passed FCC approval. The Debussey (DBS) is a quad-band GSM/EDGE candybar style smartphone running Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 SE. It includes many of the latest software updates to the 2003 platform including Windows Media Player 10 and a file explorer. In addition to GSM, the DBS includes a Wi-Fi radio that can be used to make voice or data calls using UMA technology. The DBS also features Bluetooth, a 1.3 Megapixel camera and a Micro SD card slot. T-Mobile is expected to launch UMA this summer. They have not announced whether this will be one of the handsets they will offer.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Samsung's Gear S2 Runs Tizen and Can Make Calls
Samsung's latest wearable features a circular shape, rotating bezel, and the ability to make phone calls independent from a smartphone. The device comes in two basic models: the Gear S2 has a simpler, more modern look, while the Gear S2 Classic has a more traditional appearance.
DeWalt Debuts MD501 Rugged Smartphone
DeWalt recently announced the MD501, a fully rugged Android smartphone aimed at those who work outdoors. DeWalt is not making the device itself; instead, it partnered with Global Mobile Communications to make the device.
VAIO Trots Out A Windows 10 Handset
VAIO has unveiled a smartphone running Microsoft's Windows 10 platform for its home market of Japan. The VAIO Phone Biz is a stylish handset with aluminum unibody construction and mid-range specifications.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
Let the Vapid Complaints begin!
Not a flip?!
Gentlemen, start your whining!
Not a Flip? My phone better be a freakin ACROBAT!
1.3 megapixels? Puh-lease!
I should point out that I have a Nokia 6682 - an ugly bar phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera. . .