Cheap smartphones don’t have to suck, but Microsoft’s updated Nokia 105 is on a whole other level compared to some of the budget-friendly phones you might be considering. This feature phone is just $20.
There have been 13 robberies reported in Central Park so far in 2013. But in most of them the robber presumably takes stuff. That's how that works, right?
Just over two years after HTC released the Status—a QWERTY phone with Facebook integration that never even really mattered at the time—Nokia has decided to roll out its own version: the Asha 210.
We look at the constantly rising numbers for smartphone adoption and just sort of assume that sooner or later, everyone's going to get on board with this thing. But there are some people, young people, who are sticking to dumbphones, and cutting ties with their smartphones. And it's kind of dumb.
It's official. A study released by Google yesterday shows that mobile devices, and smart phones in particular, are now the dominant means of Internet connectivity in five key global markets.
In the last three months of 2010, smartphone shipments doubled all the way up to 101.2 million handsets. Android shipped the most, sure. But the real winners are folks leaving their dumb old feature phones behind.
Once upon a time, cellphones were used for making phone calls. Then text messaging became a thing. Cameras, maps, and multimedia playback followed, and eventually we got apps. But would you be satisfied going back to the bread and butter?
The Kins have an audience, a sense of style, and—a rarity from Microsoft—a coherent philosophy. They're precocious feature phones, with the potential to make mainstream, phone-based social network not suck. So why are they priced like smartphones?
The first rule of dumbphones: They shouldn't cost more than smartphones. This shall not be broken. The second rule of dumbphones, or really all phones: An announcement should be accompanied by useful information about the product. So, Sprint—what the hell? UPDATED
This here is the Jalou, Sony Ericsson's newest ladyphone. On the surface, it's a boldly-styled, reasonably-specced feature phone. But
she is so much more than that!
Choosing which aspect of the
Sprint Reclaim is most important will depend heavily on your worldview. Is it that the handset is made from environmentally-friendly bioplastics? That it's Sprint's first 3G QWERTY phone to touch $50 on contract?
Sure enough, that mysterious baby brick sitting next to the stretched-out BL40 is a direct followup to the last generation of LG Chocolates, called the BL42. The 3G slider is rumored to have a 240x320 display and a 5-megapixel camera.
The U750 is your standard free-on-contract feature phone—except for one thing: when the dual-flip-action display is rotated and folded into landscape mode, the keypad buttons switch assignments (and looks!) to create a QWERTY layout. Witchcraft!