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.
US Cellular Lands the ZTE Grand S Pro
U.S. Cellular and ZTE today announced the Grand S Pro, a high-end Android smartphone that costs $99 with a two-year contract.
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 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.
Galaxy Note Edge Brings New Meaning to Curved Display
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note Edge, a large-screened smartphone that has a unique curved edge along one side of the display.The edge provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality. The Note Edge shares many specs with the Note 4, though the display is slightly smaller at 5.6 inches.