Sprint and LG Announce the Marquee
Sprint today announced the LG Marquee, a new Android smartphone that will go on sale October 2 for $99.99 after rebate with a new agreement. The Marquee is a Sprint variant of the Optimus Black, which was announced earlier this year, and is being presented in partnership with the non-profit design collective MADE. Sprint and LG worked with fashion expert Stacy London and others to design custom cases for the Marquee. It has a 4-inch NOVA display with 800 x 480 pixels and a brightness of 700nit. The NOVA display also offers a 50% reduction in power needs while remaining bright enough for outdoor use. It has a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera, 2GB of internal storage, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It also includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and supports mobile hotspot. The Marquee features Sprint iD user themes with Android 2.3. Current Sprint customers can pre-order the Marquee starting September 20.
Review: LG Marquee for Sprint
LG's Marquee Android smartphone for Sprint is a solid offering from the Korean handset maker. While it may not be a flagship device with every bell and whistle, it performs when and where it counts most.
Hands-On: LG Marquee for Sprint
LG has reformulated the Optimus Black for Sprint and now calls it the Marquee. This slim smartphone is perhaps the lightest I've ever held.
Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of a new Sprint iD pack that is aimed at making smartphones easier to use for seniors. The Active Senior ID pack includes 20 applications and services that Sprint believes can help to improve the smartphone experience for older users.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.