Alltel To Launch First FasTap Phone in U.S.
Jul 31, 2006, 9:31 AM by (staff)
Alltel and Digit Wireless today announced the LG AX-490, the country's first phone with a FasTap text keypad. FasTap speeds messaging and other text entry by adding individual letter keys in-between the number keys of a standard phone keypad. The FasTap keypad also enables one-touch shortcuts to nearly any function of the phone. The clamshell CDMA phone also features Bluetooth, a VGA camera, BREW, a full-color OLED outer display, and speaker-independent voice control. The AX-490 will be available Thursday, August 3rd.
Garmin inReach Brings Satellite Messaging to Your Phone
Garmin this week announced its inReach series of satellite communicators. These standalone handheld devices can also be paired with any Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone to provide satellite-based text messaging and GPS mapping on your phone even where there is no cellular coverage.
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's VPInput App Lets PCs Control Smartphones Via Bluetooth
LG recently announced VPInput, an app for PCs and select LG handsets that makes Bluetooth pairing a breeze. More than simply connecting the devices, VPInput lets LG smartphone owners control their device using the PC's mouse and keyboard.
Nokia Brings Back the 8110 'Matrix' Slider
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 8110, a feature phone that bears a striking resemblance to the Nokia handset used "The Matrix" from 1999. The 8110 is banana-shaped so it better fits the owner's face during phone calls.
What took so long?
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Groovy looking handset...
I due hope that Verizon Wireless does get this phone and/or technology...it is AWESOME!!!
Actually, I can't believe that it took this long for some manufacturer to think of this...I would get this phone if it was offered from Verizon Wireless.
Cool phone...cool idea!
Also, I like LG, I think they are a very good brand...they always got high ratings in JD Powers studies and other electronics sites [CNET]. Plus, I like their build quality and heft that distinquishes them as a solid contender.
today when I saw this phone i was like sh** why didn't cingular release this one I have never heard of this Fas Tap technology but i like it and hope its not left to LG and that smartphone flips like the star trek can implement this technology.
How Long Before Verizon Gets It?