Samsung Adds 'PRO' and 'TXT' to Corby Line
Today Samsung announced to new additions to the Corby line of youth-oriented phones. Shared features include quad-band GSM/EDGE, FM with RDS, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR radios. They also have 3.5mm headset jacks and microSD support. They both have the cartoon user interface and interchangeable backplates for personalization.
- PRO: This sideways slider is the more adept of the two, and offers 900/2100MHz 7.2Mbps HSDPA, as well as Wi-Fi. It has a 3 megapixel camera, dedicated music keys and built-in Facebook and MySpace. It will be available in European markets starting in November.
- TXT: The TXT, which is a monoblock style device, is limited to EDGE data and downgrades the camera to 2 megapixels. It will be available by the end of September in select markets.
HTC's Desire Series Goes Upscale with Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle
HTC today announced the Desire 10 series, a re-imagining of its mid-range handsets. Both the Desire 10 pro and Desire 10 lifestyle feature metal designs with matte finishes and gold highlights.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Targets Fitness Buffs
Samsung today updated its dedicated fitness band, the Fit2 Pro. This wearable features a 1.5-inch curved OLED display and runs Samsung's Tizen operating system.
Samsung Debuts the Metal-Clad Galaxy A Series
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A5 and A3, two mid-range smartphones meant to better compete with LG's L series and HTC's Desire devices. The A5 and A3 feature metal unibody construction and will come in a variety of colors.
Samsung to Bring Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge to US
Samsung said it will expand the availability of the blue coral version of the Galaxy S7 Edge to more markets beginning November 1. Samsung didn't specify exactly which regions will have access to the new color other than to say at least one U.S.-based carrier will sell the phone before the end of the year.