Nokia Slides Out Two Sliders
Today Nokia introduced two new slider phones that both include quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and a tri-band WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz 3G variant for North American markets. Other shared features include Bluetooth, support for microSD cards, FM radios and integration with Ovi services. Both will become available in the first quarter of 2010.
- 6700 Slide: This S60 handset features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, Carl Zeiss optics, and on-board photo editing functions. It captures video at 15 frames per second. It will cost about $240.
- 7230: This Series 40 handset steps down to a 3.2 megapixel camera and includes Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging. It will cost about $150.
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.
Lumia 535 First Windows Phone to Wear Microsoft Name
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 535, the first phone it has revealed without the Nokia brand since it acquired the company's handset division earlier this year. The 535 is a low-cost smartphone meant for emerging markets.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.