HTC's Snap to Succeed the Dash
Today HTC announced a true successor to its Dash smartphone in the new HTC Snap. The Snap is a bar-style phone running Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard with a full, physical QWERTY keyboard. HTC has replaced the D-pad on the Dash with a track ball on the Snap. Its stand-out feature is a new email filtering program called Inner Circle. Snap users all several close contacts to their Inner Circle. When they press the dedicated Inner Circle button on the keyboard, it opens a filtered email inbox showing messages received only from those contacts that are part of the inner circle. The Snap has quad-band GSM/EDGE and has two HSDPA variants, including 850/1900MHz. It has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, GPS, and Wi-Fi. The Snap also supports microSDHC cards. HTC didn't announced a price point or exact availability.
Polaroid Shows Off Two Android Smartphones
Polaroid today announced the Power and Snap smartphones, two Android handsets that will be sold to U.S. consumers online.
Cricket to Sell Alcatel Pulsemix Starting July 21
Cricket Wireless today said it will carry the Alcatel Pulsemix beginning next month. The Pulsemix is a rebranded version of the Alcatel A5 LED / A50.
'Crowd Surf' Feature from Snapchat Seamlessly Merges Public Snaps
Snapchat hopes its latest feature, found within Snapchat Stories, will make live events far more interactive. Crowd Surf uses the audio captured at events such as concerts to create a seamless experience, allowing people to jump from viewpoint to viewpoint of all those sharing the experience in Snapchat.
Snapchat Explore Tool Brings More Moments to Maps
Snapchat today introduced a new feature called Snap Map Explore. The idea is to make it easier for people to see where friends are, such as landmarks, festivals, or parks, or see what else is going on nearby.
I loved my Dash