Motorola Launches New Entry Level Phones With Music Playback
Motorola yesterday announced two new handsets in their W-series entry-level line. The W230 and W270 are dual-band GSM (850/1900) handsets that include a standard FM radio, as well as an MP3 music player with a microSD slot for storing songs. Both phones also feature CrystalTalk for clearer phone calls and new features to make texting simpler including starting a new text with a single key press. The W270 is a clamshell style phone that is expected to come to smaller carriers in the US, while the W230 is a bar-style phone less likely to be sold here.
Microsoft Refreshes the Nokia 105
Microsoft today announced a new version of the Nokia 105, its entry-level feature phone. The Nokia 105 is a bar-style device with a physical keypad and 1.45-inch LCD display.
HMD Global Trots Out the Nokia 130, an Entry-Level Feature Phone
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 130, a bar-style handset that runs the Series 30+ platform with basic connectivity apps and a handful of simple games. The handset has a 1.8-inch screen, number pad, 1,020mAh battery, Bluetooth, music player, FM radio, and headphone jack.
Nokia 3310 3G Hits Best Buy This Month for $60
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded handsets, today said the 3310 3G will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.