PCD Quietly Slips Out the TXT8030 Twisting Phone
A new phone from PCD (formerly UTStarcom) was seen this week at the CTIA trade show. The TXT8030 is a bar-style phone that is unique in that it twists in the middle. On one side of the bottom is an angled, full QWERTY keyboard for messaging, and on the other side is speakers and music control buttons. The D-pad remains on the same side as the display. It has a 2.2-inch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and support for 16GB microSD cards. It will be available in the third quarter.
Hands On with the ZTE Axon M
ZTE is trying something different with the Axon M. Rather than push out another boring slab, ZTE created an interesting Android smartphone with twin folding displays that can be set in a number of different and useful configurations.
LG G6 to Feature New User Experience to Match 'FullVision' Display
LG has developed a new version of its Android user interface skin in order to take advantage of the unique 18:9 aspect ratio display of its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone. The phone's display will measure 5.7 inches across the diagonal with 2880 by 1440 pixels.
Huawei Taps Leica to Help With P9 and P9 Plus
Huawei today unveiled two new smartphones at an event in London, the P9 and P9 Plus. Huawei developed the P9 and P9 Plus with help from Leica in order to improve camera performance.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
This phone comes from the people that've brought us great phones such as the QuickFire.
I don't get the whole half turn.
Does the qwerty keyboard lock when you turn it?
Why not just let it be a candybar style phone with the speaker on the back?
Scenario: You're lisenting to music and get an incoming call do you have to turn the phone before you answear(i'm assuming the mic is on the qwerty side)?
Sounds like a good idea just not practical.
Two phones come to mind.
If this phone drops, I picture it being PCD's version of Verizon's Versa!
Ummm. Where's my keyboard?