Sharp FX Plus Adds Android, For Sale Via Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart has quietly made the Sharp FX Plus handset available from its web site. The FX Plus is a successor to last year's FX, and makes a big leap by graduating from quick-messaging device to full-fledged smartphone with Android 2.2 Froyo on board. The FX Plus features a 3.2-inch touch display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with video capture, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, support for microSD cards up to 32GB (2GB card included), 3G data speeds up to 7.2Mbps, and GPS. The FX Plus is available exclusively from Wal-Mart for free on contract, or for the full retail price of $349.99.
US Cellular Lands the ZTE Grand S Pro
U.S. Cellular and ZTE today announced the Grand S Pro, a high-end Android smartphone that costs $99 with a two-year contract.
Cricket Wireless Adds LG Fortune to Roster
Cricket Wireless today announced the LG Fortune, a low-cost Android handset for its prepaid service. The phone features a 5-inch FWVGA display and a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor.
Sprint Formally Debuts Sharp Aquos Crystal
Sprint today announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal, a mid-range handset that it will sell later this year. The Sharp Aquos features a nearly bezel-less design, with narrow edges running along the top and sides of the phone.
HTC Reveals the One A9s, Which Will Be Sold In US
HTC today announced the One A9s, a less-expensive follow up to last year's A9. The A9s is a mid-range device that makes use of HTC's signature metal chassis design, but it dumbs down the specs a bit.