Pantech Link II Hits AT&T for $9.99
AT&T recently began selling the Pantech Link II, a follow-up quick messaging device that includes a back-lit QWERTY keyboard for typing. The Link II also features a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth 2.1, media player, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, speakerphone, and a number of messaging and social networking applications. The Pantech Link II is available from AT&T.com for $9.99 after rebate with a new agreement.
Twitter Brings Read Receipts, Link Previews to DMs
Twitter today said it is enriching Direct Messages with more real-time tools. Moving forward, Direct Messages will be more dynamic than before thanks to read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews.
Google's Family Link App to Help Manage Kid Phones
Google today announced Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children. Parents can use the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which is linked to the parent account.
BlackBerry Shows Off the QWERTY-Equipped Classic
BlackBerry today officially launched the BlackBerry Classic smartphone. BlackBerry has been talking about the phone for the better part of six months, but fully revealed its feature set during an event in New York.
Hangouts for Android Adds Video Messages, Improves Invites
Google updated its Hangouts app for Android devices this week with a handful of new features. First and foremost, the app now allows Android owners to record and share video messages — a feature that's been in the iOS version of Hangouts for two years.
Google Allo Picks Up A Few More Features
Google this week updated its Allo messaging app for Android and in the process added several new features. According to Google's Amit Fulay, Allo gains chat backup and restore, incognito mode for groups, and link previews.
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