Pantech Brings the Hotshot to Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Hotshot, a thin, touch-based feature phone that has a 3.2-inch touch display and a 3.2-megapixel camera with video capture. The phone features three home screens that can be customized with user-preferred content and apps and a full suite of messaging and social networking software. The Hotshot includes the Opera Mini browser, Bluetooth, GPS, and supports microSD cards up to 32GB (2GB card included). The Pantech Hotshot goes on sale October 6 for $99.99 after rebate with a new agreement.
Samsung Finally Delivers Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Z1, its first smartphone to run the Tizen platform. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system and its arrival has been delayed a number of times over the last 18 months.
Opera Brings Mini Browser to Windows Phone
Opera today released a beta version of its Opera Mini browser for the Windows platform. Opera Mini for Windows offers many of the app's core features, such as Speed Dial for favorites and easy-to-navigate tabs.
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.
ZTE ZMax 2 Headed to GoPhone and TracFone
ZTE today announced the ZMax 2, a follow-up to its big-screened phone from early this year. The phone has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, which is smaller than the original's 5.7-inch screen.