Sprint, Sanyo Reveal Affordable Messaging Phone
Sprint and Kyocera Sanyo today announced the Sanyo SCP-2700, a slab-style messaging phone that will sell for under $30 (with contract, after rebate.) The 2700 features a QWERTY text keyboard, threaded text messaging, large QVGA display, and a unique dedicated emoticon key. Other features include GPS navigation and a 1.3 megapixel camera. The 2700 will be available in a choice of blue or pink on May 10th.
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.
Instagram Simplifies Disappearing Message Behavior
Instagram today rolled out a new style for sharing ephemeral messages with others. Disappearing photos and videos are still shared via the Direct messaging tool, but moving forward they are included within ongoing threaded conversations between people or groups, rather than pulled out separately.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone
AT&T recently added the Cingular Flip to its lineup of inexpensive feature phones. The phone is made by TeleEpoch and bears the model number M3620, but AT&T named it the Cingular Flip to give it some visibility.
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