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.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
AT&T Now Selling the Rugged Sonim XP8 and XP5s
AT&T recently added the Sonim XP8 and XP5s to its roster of rugged phones. Both devices are intended to be used by FirstNet customers (first responders), though they are also available for consumers to purchase.
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.
On the Samsung side, how many times are they going to release essentially the same phone?