Virgin Mobile's Ocean 2 Comes Into Focus
More complete details of the Ocean 2 for Virgin Mobile's Helio service have finally emerged. The dual-slider offers many of the same features that the original Ocean carried. It runs EV-DO for 3G and also has stereo Bluetooth and GPS. The D-pad is an optical mouse that lets users scroll quickly through menus and content. The Ocean 2's display measures 2.6 inches with QVGA resolution, and automatically rotates between landscape and portrait mode when the phone is opened. It has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, and a full HTML browser with visual tabbing and a mini map. It is pre-loaded with many of Helio's signature services, including Buddy Beacon and HelioUp. It supports Microsoft Exchange and POP3 email accounts. It is slightly thinner than the original Ocean. It will be boxed with a 512MB microSD card, but supports cards up to 2GB. It also has a 3.5mm headset jack. Pricing was not immediately disclosed.
LG V10 Boasts Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras
LG announced the V10, a flagship smartphone that includes a ticker display, double cameras, and a more rugged design than some of LG's previous handsets. The main screen measures 5.7 inches and has quad HD resolution, while the secondary display, which sits above the main one, measures 2.1 inches and has 1040 x 160 pixels.
Sprint Spreads the LG Tribute 2 to Virgin and Sprint Prepaid
Sprint today announced the LG Tribute 2 is now available from Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid. The Tribute 2 has LG's signature rear-placed buttons, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
HTC Reveals the One A9s, Which Will Be Sold In US
HTC today announced the One A9s, a less-expensive follow up to last year's A9. The A9s is a mid-range device that makes use of HTC's signature metal chassis design, but it dumbs down the specs a bit.
HTC Bringing the One M9+ to Europe
HTC today said it plans to expand availability of the One M9+ outside of Asia to select European markets. The One M9+ is a slightly larger version of the M9 that has different camera and processor configuration.