MetroPCS Outs Two New Phones
MetroPCS recently made two new handsets available via its web site. Shared features between the Huawei M835 and Samsung Freeform III include stereo Bluetooth, 3G, and support for 32GB microSD cards. Plans for both phones start at $40 per month.
- Huawei M835: This bar-style smartphone runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 2.8-inch QVGA display. It includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture, Wi-Fi, GPS, and DTS Envelo sound enhancer software. It costs $79.99 after rebates.
- Freeform III: This bar-style messaging phone sports a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch display, 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player and a bevy of messaging applications. It costs $49.99 after rebates.
Alcatel Debuts the Tru for MetroPCS
Alcatel today announced the Tru, an inexpensive Android smartphone for MetroPCS. The phone features a faux leather rear, a 5-inch FWVGA display, and quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
MetroPCS Selling LG K10, Samsung Galaxy J7 Online
MetroPCS recently added the LG K10 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 (pictured) to its roster of low-cost Android smartphones. K10: The K10 relies on LG's older design language and features rear-mounted volume controls.
Huawei's Honor 8 Pro Packs Top Specs
Huawei today announced the Honor 8 Pro, a flagship handset for its Honor brand. The phone has specs similar to the Huawei P10, but it is much larger thanks to a 5.7-inch quad HD display and 4,000mAh battery.
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.
On the Samsung side, how many times are they going to release essentially the same phone?