New Smartphone Maker Debuts
Velocity Mobile made its debut today, introducing its first two smartphones: the Velocity 103 and Velocity 111. Both models feature Windows Mobile 6.1, at least tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA, quad-band GSM, 2 megapixel cameras, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, TV output, and a microSD memory card slot.
- Velocity 103: Features a high-resolution VGA display.
- Velocity 111: QVGA display, but adds a QWERTY keyboard.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
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.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
Nokia Adds 3G and US Support to Retro 3310
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 3310 3G, an updated version of its retro feature phone announced earlier this year. The new model is slightly larger and has a new interface, but externally looks like the 2G version of this year's 3310.
Red Hydrogen One is a Phone With a "Holographic" Display
Red — a company known for its high-end professional video cameras — today announced its entry into the phone space with the Hydrogen One, a high-end Android phone with a 5.7-inch "holographic" display that promises glasses-free 3D. While the display supports traditional stereo 3D, it also supports a new 3D-like "holographic" technology created by Red called Hydrogen 4-View (H4V).
The Velocity 111 Looks like...
At Least Someone New