Alltel's First Quarter Phones Revealed
Today Alltel announced three phones that it will make available both online and in retail stores sometime later this quarter.
- LG Scoop: The Scoop is a rebranded LG Rumor. It is a messaging phone that slides open sideways to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It has a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth and will work with Alltel's Axcess Voice2TXT service that converts voicemails to text messages. It will be available in three colors.
- Pearl 8130: This is the same Pearl that's already available from Verizon Wireless and Sprint, but in red. Otherwise the feature list in unchanged.
- Samsung Muse u706: The Muse is a rebranded Gleam, which is a mid-range flip phone that centers on the music experience. It has dedicated music player keys and works with XM Radio Mobile. It also has a 2 Megapixel camera, GPS, stereo Bluetooth and works with Alltel's new Celltop music-streaming application.
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.
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
ZTE Blade Spark Lands On AT&T Prepaid for $99
ZTE today announced the Blade Spark, an inexpensive Android handset for AT&T Prepaid. The Blade Spark boasts a 5.5-inch 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, and it is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
The new LG Scoop
the "new" Pearl
Manufactuerers don't regard alltel as a power, yet. Minus Kyrocera. You got exclusives with them!