New Samsungs Appear at Regional Carriers
Two unannounced phones from Samsung recently went on sale at different regional carriers. The R610 is a higher-end slider for US Cellular and the R300 is a basic clamshell for MetroPCS.
- R610: The R610 has the looks but not the features of the D900. This slider trades GSM radios for CDMA-EVDO and features a 1.3 Megapixel camera that also supports video recording, an MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth, and it has a microSD slot for storage.
- R300: This entry-level flip has 1x data. It does offer a speakerphone, and basic web access, but it does not have a camera or more advanced features.
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.
Samsung Rounds Out Entry-Level Roster with Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3
Samsung today announced the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3, simple phones that offer basic functionality at affordable price points. Shared features include Android 8 Oreo, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, and WiFi.
FCC Shines Light On Unannounced Flip Phone for Jitterbug
Documents on the FCC web site have revealed an unannounced flip phone for Jitterbug. The Jitterbug Flip, as it is referred to in FCC documents, was manufactured by Alcatel OneTouch and includes two screens and a rather basic set of features.
Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Exalt LTE to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Exalt LTE has the distinction of being Verizon's first 4G LTE basic phone, according to the carrier.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.