T-Mobile Kicks Out the 3G-Packing Sidekick LX 2009
Today T-Mobile and Sharp announced the latest iteration of the Sidekick line of messaging devices, the Sidekick LX 2009. This new Sidekick retains most of the general features of the previous Sidekicks, with full QWERTY keyboard, trackball and gaming keys, but manages to have a larger, 3.2-inch high-definition swivel screen and a smaller footprint. It will have built-in MySpace, Facebook and Twitter clients, as well as the option to download Microsoft Exchange Active Sync via the Sidekick Download Catalog (for a fee). The Sidekick LX 2009 has a host of other improvements, including 1700MHz HSPA, a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. The Sidekick LX 2009 will be available via pre-order to current T-Mobile subscribers for $200. General retail availability will start on May 13, though pricing has not yet been determined.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
G4 Beat Is a Less Expensive Variant of LG's Flagship
LG today announced the G4 Beat, a budget-minded version of the G4. The G4 Beat retains the G4's general size and appearance, but dials back the specs in order to drop the price tag.
Motorola Debuts Budget-Friendly Moto E4 and E4 Plus
Motorola today announced the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, two low-cost Android smartphones that sit one step up from the entry-level Moto C handsets. Both the E4 and E4 Plus run Android 7.1 Nougat and include Snapdragon 427 quad-core processors with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
HP Debuts Windows 10-Based Elite x3
HP today announced the Elite x3, a Windows 10 Mobile handset that can take advantage of Continuum to stand in as a laptop or desktop computer. It is a ruggedized handset that meets mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP67 for protection from water and dust.
High speed upload and download. This should rock.