Siemens Intros New Walkie-Talkie Phone
Aug 19, 2004, 9:13 AM by (staff)
Siemens yesterday revealed the CX70, a new phone with walkie-talkie capability, called "Push and Talk" (PaT) by Siemens. The CX70 is fully compatible with industry-standard PoC (Push-To-Talk over Cellular) systems from multiple vendors. The CX70 is based on the previously-announced CX65, a tri-band GSM phone sporting a large color display and VGA camera. The company also stated that all of its mid-range phones will be PaT-capable from 2005 forward.
Motorola Announces Moto Mods Finalists
Motorola today highlighted a dozen developers whose ideas have been accepted as potential Moto Mods. Motorola has been working with developers for several months to bring more Mods to the modular ecosystem compatible with its Z-branded smartphones.
T-Mobile Last Major US Carrier to Offer Kyocera DuraForce Pro
T-Mobile today added the Kyocera DuraForce Pro to its roster of Android handsets. The phone has been available to AT&T and Sprint customers since last year, and to Verizon customers since January.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.
Verizon Now Selling the Kyocera DuraForce Pro
Verizon Wireless has added the Kyocera DuraForce Pro to its lineup of rugged handsets. The phone is available to Verizon customers starting Jan.
YotaPhone Planning Cheaper YotaPhone 2c
YotaPhone is planning a cheaper version of its YotaPhone 2 dual-screen phone that will be called the YotaPhone 2c, according to Matthew Kelly, YotaPhone's Managing Director for Americas. In order to reach a lower price point, the new model will bring some specs down to typical mid-range level, including the front color display.