AT&T To Launch Moto Z9 Slider
Motorola and AT&T today announced the Z9, a high-end 3G slider phone. The Z9 has styling and features similar to the RAZR2 V9, plus video sharing and GPS with full support for LBS (Location-Based Services.) This is AT&T's first feature phone with LBS. It will be available April 14 for $199 with 2-year contract and after $50 rebate. The Z9 will be exclusive to AT&T in North America. Features in common with the RAZR2 V9 include HSDPA 3.6, Opera browser, a QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera, memory card slot, and speaker-independent voice dialing.
Fourth-Gen Moto G Comes In Three Varieties
Motorola today announced the fourth-generation Moto G, which is a trio of handsets rather than a single phone. All three devices, which include the Moto G, Moto G Plus, and the Moto G Play, run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and feature slimmer designs than previous generations.
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.
Sony Xperia L1 to Hit North America in April
Sony today announced the Xperia L1, an Android smartphone that will reach American shores as soon as next month. The phone features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Motorola Debuts G5 and G5 Plus
Motorola today announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, the fifth generation in Motorola's line of mid-range handsets. The phones feature metal frames and adopt a design language that vaguely resembles the Moto Z series.
Consumer Cellular Picks Up the ZTE Avid 916 and Moto G5 Plus
Consumer Cellular recently added the ZTE Avid 916 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its roster of Android-based smartphones. The Avid 916 (pictured), a variant of the ZTE Grand / Champ, includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.