Review: Pantech Ease
The touch screen on the Pantech Ease was not the most responsive, not even as finger friendly as the Pantech Pursuit. However, Pantech has wisely played to the strengths of the resistive touch technology. Resistive screens are pressure sensitive, so they respond well to hard taps, not so much to light touches. There is no swiping required on the home screen or in the main menu. Most menu lists keep themselves limited to the screen size. The buttons are large and easy for poking. When I did have to swipe through a list, I noticed some lagging response times, and the phone could incorrectly register a swipe as a simple tap. But in a casual day's use, you might never come across such problems, especially if you won't be using the music player or the Web browser often.
Review: Lenovo Moto G4 Play
The Moto G4 Play takes up residence at the bottom of Lenovo's U.S. lineup of Android handsets.
Review: Olloclip Pivot
The Pivot from Olloclip is a simple pistol grip for smartphones. It is meant to help when capturing video and/or photos with your mobile device.
AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe
Pantech today announced the Vybe, a quick messaging device that features both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Vybe, which is an update to the Ease, includes a 3.2-inch 400 x 240-pixel display with three customizable home screens.
New Big-Screen Jitterbug Smart Made by Alcatel
GreatCall has released the Jitterbug Smart, a new smartphone made by Alcatel. It replaces the Jitterbug Touch3 by Samsung.
Synaptics Shrinks Fingerprint Sensors
At CES this week, Synaptics is demonstrating a new generation of smaller fingerprint sensors that offer the ease and reliability of a touch sensor in the space of a swipe-style sensor. The company has a prototype working in a Samsung Galaxy S5.