Nokia Still Committed to Series 40
Nokia reaffirmed its commitment to its Series 40 platform for feature phones. Series 40 will remain Nokia's platform of choice for emerging and developing world markets. In an email to Phone Scoop, a Nokia spokesperson said, "Our challenge is to connect the unconnected and help remove the barriers that prevent people from being included in the full benefits of the information age. This is where Series 40 comes into play. We are investing in future assets that deliver an affordable, highly competitive and consumer-focused mobile experience to the traditional Series 40 consumer. Our ambition is nothing short of delivering the best low-cost devices that deliver the richest experiences and applications that our consumers will love."
Hands On with the HTC U Ultra and U Play
The HTC U Ultra and U Play are the company's new high-end phones, replacing the iconic HTC 10 and One series. They sport flowing 3D curved glass on the back, and high-end specs.
Hands On with Alcatel's Pop 4 Series
Pop is Alcatel's main line of affordable phones. The Pop 4 series breaks little major ground, although the top-end model of the range — the Pop 4S — sports a fingerprint reader.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 Can Run Android, Firefox, or Windows
Alcatel OneTouch today announced the Pixi 3 series, an affordable selection of smartphones that is among the first to run one of three different operating systems. The Pixi 3 series can be loaded with the Android, Firefox, or Windows Phone platforms.
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.