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.
Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Alpha, an Android smartphone that breaks ties with Samsung's plastic past and introduces metal. The Galaxy Alpha has a metallic frame forming the four outer edges of the device, which has a glass front and textured plastic back panel.
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.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.