Nokia Begins Shipping E7 Smartphone
Nokia has begun selling the E7 smartphone, the latest Symbian^3 handset to reach the market. Key features include penta-band global 3G, a fou-inch touch screen, 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD video recording, Wi-Fi, 16GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0, USB On-The-Go and a front-facing camera. The device is initially being sold in select markets for 599 Euro. It will be available on other markets in the coming months. There's no word if any U.S. carriers will offer this phone, but it is compatible with the 3G networks of both AT&T and T-Mobile.
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.
Lenovo Shows Off the Vibe S1 Lite
Lenovo today announced the Vibe S1 Lite smartphone for select markets. The S1 is an Android handset that boasts a 5-inch full HD screen and a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor with 16 GB of storage and support for memory cards up to 64 GB.
Kodak's Ektra Phone to Go On Sale in April for $549
The Kodak Ektra smartphone, which was announced last October for European markets, will be sold in the U.S. starting this spring.