Review: LG Glimmer
If you're looking for a classy Saturday night phone that knows how to look good and works well, the Glimmer is it. Not only does it look and feel good, the touch screen, keypad combo means you you're not sacrificing functionality for form. The menu system makes good use of the touch screen to ease usability.
The multimeda aspects aren't the best we've ever seen, but they do a passable job at taking photos and playing music. The music player software itself outperforms the audio quality, but that's okay. The browser software is comparable to that offered by other phones in the same class of devices.
In all, there's not too much to take away from the Glimmer's sparkle.
AD article continues below...
Our coverage of THE big US cell phone show. Hands-on with new phones from Samsung, Kyocera, Nokia, LG, Sanyo, Motorola, Playboy, Sharper Image, Clarity, HTC, ZTE, Velocity, Sony Ericsson, and a tour of Windows Mobile 6.1.
There's a new touch panel technology in town, and it's coming to next year's phones with flexible displays. Sensel makes touch panels that have the precision and multi-touch capability of today's capacitive touch technology, but are better suited to the flexible displays coming to phones this year and next.
Sep 16, 2021
T-Mobile has started selling the CAT S22 Flip, a unique phone that blurs the line between smartphone and flip phone. The S22 Flip has the size and design of a typical rugged flip phone, but its 2.8-inch main display is a touch screen that provides access to the full Android interface, including third-party Android apps.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.
May 6, 2019
A redesigned version of Android Auto will roll out this summer. The biggest change is the ability to control two apps at once, with one taking up the main screen, and the other displaying limited controls and/or info in a widget within the persistent bar at the bottom of the screen.