Pantech Laser on AT&T Is the Thinnest QWERTY Slider
AT&T and Pantech today announced the Pantech Laser, a relatively high-end quick messaging device that measures just under 10mm thick with a sliding, full QWERTY keyboard. The phone also uses a 3.1-inch, AMOLED touch display. The Laser will be available on October 17 for $150, and AT&T is offering a $50 mail-in rebate to bring the price down. The phone features a 3 megapixel camera for picture shooting. It uses all of AT&T's recent quick messaging apps, including the online AT&T Address Book and AT&T Mobile Share services, in addition to the AT&T Social Net app.
Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Asus Shows Off the ZenFone 2 Laser
Asus today announced the ZenFone 2 Laser, which will be sold unlocked in the U.S. The Laser looks nearly identical to the ZenFone 2, but makes a number of tasteful upgrades that add up to a much more capable handset.
Asus' Zenfone 3 Series Goes On Sale This Month
Asus today announced pricing and availability for its Zenfone 3 family of smartphones. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.7 Special Edition, Deluxe 5.7, Deluxe 5.5, and Laser will all be sold unlocked, directly to consumers via Asus' web site.
Acer Says Liquid Zest Plus to Reach US In July
Acer recently revealed that the Liquid Zest Plus smartphone will go on sale in the U.S. for $199 beginning in July.
Acer's Liquid Zest Plus Packs 5,000mAh Battery
Acer today provided a preview of the Liquid Zest Plus, an Android phone that features a 5,000mAh battery with Quick Charge support that provides "days" of uptime. Other than the battery, the Liquid Zest Plus includes an average feature set, including a 5.5-inch HD screen, MediaTek processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.