Verizon Courts Pantech's Jest for a Second Time
Verizon Wireless today announced the Pantech Jest 2, a global vertical slider feature phone. The Jest features a 2.4-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, Opera Mini, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs Verizon's feature phone platform, which includes V CAST Tones, VZNavigator, and other Verizon-branded services. The Pantech Jest 2 will be available online at beginning Sept. 29 for $79.99 after rebate with a new two-year agreement.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe
Pantech today announced the Vybe, a quick messaging device that features both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Vybe, which is an update to the Ease, includes a 3.2-inch 400 x 240-pixel display with three customizable home screens.
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.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.