Velocity Previews New Smartphones
At the CTIA event in San Francisco this week, Velocity Mobile is previewing its next two Windows Mobile devices: the Velocity 83 and Velocity 301. Both are simple slab-style devices dominated by a large touchscreen, similar to their first model, the 103. The 83 will be thinner and cheaper than the 103 by sacrificing 3G, although it will add an accelerometer and dual microSDHC card slots. The 301 will be a higher-end device, building on the features of the 103 by stepping up to a 3.5" 800 x 480 pixel display, plus an accelerometer and electronic compass. The 83 is expected to be on sale in time for the holidays, while the 301 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2009.
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Garmin inReach Brings Satellite Messaging to Your Phone
Garmin this week announced its inReach series of satellite communicators. These standalone handheld devices can also be paired with any Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone to provide satellite-based text messaging and GPS mapping on your phone even where there is no cellular coverage.
Energizer Power Max P600S Has 2:1 Display, Huge Battery
French phone maker Avenir Telecom has licensed the Energizer brand for a range of large-battery phones, which it aims to bring to the U.S. by the end of the year.
Google Schedules Oct. 4 Phone Event As Pixel 2 XL Swings by FCC
Google today kicked off a teaser campaign for a phone-based announcement that will take place on October 4. The company launched a web site with the address of madeby.google.com, and it specifically asks people what they want from their phones.
Alcatel's Smartwatch to Work with Android and iOS
Alcatel today provided more information about its forthcoming Watch Series and said the wearable is compatible with both Android and iOS. The Watch Series does not run Android Wear, but instead uses a proprietary operating system that Alcatel claims is simpler to use than Android Wear.