Nokia 603 Boasts NFC, Symbian Belle
Nokia today announced a new Symbian smartphone called the 603. The 603 is a monoblock touch phone that runs the latest Symbian Belle operating system and includes near-field communications built into the device. The 603 has a 3.5-inch Clear Black display with 640 x 360 pixels; 5-megapixel camera with face tracking, facial recognition, and 720p HD video capture; 2GB of internal memory with support for microSD cards up to 32GB; and support for 3D gaming. Radios include penta-band GSM/EDGE/HSPA+ at 14Mbps down and 5.7Mbps up, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a stereo FM radio. It will be available in European markets later this year for about $274.
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.
HMD Global Intros Nokia 8 Flagship Smartphone
HMD Global, the sole licensee of the Nokia brand, today announced the Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone. The handset is milled from 6000 series aluminum and polished to a high-gloss finish in black, blue, silver, and copper.
Consumer Cellular Picks Up the ZTE Avid 916 and Moto G5 Plus
Consumer Cellular recently added the ZTE Avid 916 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its roster of Android-based smartphones. The Avid 916 (pictured), a variant of the ZTE Grand / Champ, includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.
ZTE Blade Force for Boost Mobile Boasts HPUE
ZTE today announced the Blade Force smartphone for Boost Mobile. This Android handset includes support for Sprint's High Performance User Equipment technology and two-channel carrier aggregation for better performance near the cell edge.