2006 Holiday Pre-Preview
Finally, Sprint also gave us a sneak peek at the new LG LX-150:
It's an entry-level phone with Bluetooth. It does support the DUN profile (which Sprint calls "phone as modem"). Even nicer, it supports Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, for faster DUN connectivity - in theory - although it's not EV-DO, so it might not help much, if at all.
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It has a clean, stylish design with an internal antenna. It's also tri-mode, so it has the increasingly rare analog capability. Speakerphone is present as well.
Sprint says they are aiming this one at the text message crowd. It's their first phone with a dedicated "TEXT" key.
We'd love to tell you more about the 150, but Sprint left the battery out so we couldn't power it up.
Look for Sprint to launch the LX-150 about the same time as the Samsung M500: early November, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Our complete hands-on review of the Jitterbug phones and service for older users. Includes video tour.
On-the-scene coverage of CTIA Wireless 2006. Exclusive photos and hot info from Las Vegas.
The Jitterbug Smart2 for GreatCall may be an Android smartphone, but the interface has been simplified so your older relatives can handle it. It also gives the elderly access to select healthcare services directly from their phone.
As the end of the year approaches so too does the season of giving. Holiday gifting lists are often filled with technology, but it isn't always easy to find that perfect item.
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GreatCall recently announced the Jitterbug Smart2, a new version of its smartphone for seniors. The phone is based on Android, but GreatCall has completely overwritten the user interface with its own software that was designed specifically for ease-of-use.