ZTE Bringing LTE Phones To US
ZTE today announced two LTE phones intended for the US, including one for AT&T, and one for unspecified CDMA networks:
- PF200: An Android 4.0 phone sporting a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, and HD front camera. It also contains 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, NFC, DLNA, and HDMI TV output via MHL. On the network side, it supports LTE 700 (band 17, which is unique to AT&T) as well as LTE 850/1700/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, and quad-band GSM.
- N91: Another Android 4.0 LTE phone, this time with CDMA EVDO in place of GSM/WCDMA. Specs include a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch display with 480x800 resolution, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage. Other features include 5-megapixel main camera, VGA front camera, and DLNA wireless media streaming.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
ZTE Tempo Lands At Boost for $70
ZTE and Boost Mobile today announced the ZTE Tempo, an Android phone that sells for just $69.99. The Tempo supports more LTE bands than many Boost phones — plus WCDMA and GSM — in bands suitable for Boost's Mexico roaming offering.
LG Reveals Mid-Range K Series Ahead of CES
LG has announced a handful of K Series handsets that round out its roster of affordable devices. Shared features between the devices include removable batteries, Bluetooth 4.x, WiFi, support for 3G/4G networks, and support for memory cards.
ZTE Avid Plus Offers 5-Inch Screen for $115
ZTE today announced the Avid Plus, an entry-level Android phone for T-Mobile and MetroPCS that will sell for just $115. It sports a 5-inch screen, Cat.