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.
T-Mobile Announces Branded Revvl Smartphone
T-Mobile today announced the T-Mobile Revvl, a big-screened smartphone that boasts a sharp design, fingerprint reader, and low price point. The phone is made of plastic.
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.
BlackBerry KEY2 Makes All The Right Upgrades
TCL today announced the KEY2, a second-generation BlackBerry phone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. The company made a number of changes to the chassis in order to resolve consumer pain points.
Huawei Shows Off the Honor 9, But U.S. Support Limited
Huawei today provided an in-depth look at the Honor 9, the top handset for its Honor brand. The Honor 9 picks up where the Honor 8 left off last year thanks to its curved glass and aluminum frame.