You don’t see too many Pantech phones around these parts anymore, but the Korean electronics maker is still around and it’s got a new handset for all the budget-minded texters in the audience. It has just been announced that the Pantech Link will be heading to AT&T and it’s going to be a bargain.more →
While its outward appearance may lead you to believe that it’s a smartphone of some kind, the Pantech Link is probably better classified as a feature or messaging phone. There’s a full QWERTY keyboard on this “quick messaging phone” and it measures under 10mm in thickness.
Even though there are a good number of great smartphones available on the market today, not everyone wants to pay for a hefty data plan. They want some of that smartphone functionality but at a more affordable price. For those people, the LG Breeze from Telus may be appropriate.
Following in the footsteps of so many other messaging phones before it, the LG Breeze is smartphone-like in appearance and functionality, but it’s “just a feature phone.”more →
So, you want a new phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. But you can’t be bothered with an expensive smartphone data plan – you just want the handset to be as affordable as possible. It seems that LG is catering to this need for both Sprint and Verizon customers.
These two new phones from LG both cater to the cheaper end of the wireless spectrum. So if you’re thinking along the lines of the LG Rumor and LG Lotus, then you’re bowling down the right alley.more →
Based on the number of messaging phones that continue to flood the market, there are plenty of people out there who appreciate the inclusion of a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but can’t be bothered with the complexity and price of a true smartphone. Continuing with this trend is the Samsung Corby Pro.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear that the new Samsung Corby Pro is a smartphone. But it’s not. It’s just a phone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. What makes it “pro” is still unknown, but it could be the multitasking aspect, call it a slap in the face to Apple but a $70 phone allowing you to run multiple applications has gotta tell you something. If the iPhone 4G does not support multitasking, many iPhone owners may switch to the Corby Pro.. er not.more →
Everyone seems to clamor over a new BlackBerry, Android phone, or perhaps an upcoming iPhone, but Nokia remains the largest cell phone maker in the world. They may not be particularly flashy about it, but they seem to get the job done. Moving forward, they want to offer a little more to the S40 market […]more →
Some people, like me, prefer having a hardware-based QWERTY keyboard, because it feels easier typing out text messages and emails. Other people like the touchscreen interface, but they wish there was something faster than QWERTY or T9. It seemed like Swype may have been the way of the future, but it now has a substantial […]more →
With the noted exception of the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, the Fido brand is largely known for being a budget-oriented place for people who need basic cell phones. The current selection isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, so it’s good to see a decent phone join the mix. Here is the LG […]more →
You could be getting pretty excited about a new BlackBerry or maybe the HTC Hero, but Sprint has a more mainstream offering for those of you who don’t want a smartphone. The Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 may look like a fairly standard phone, but it comes with a couple of highlights that buck the trend just […]more →
Not to be confused with American cousin Slim Jim, King Jim of Japan is coming with a rather unique product. The Pomera DM20 is about the same size as a standard UMPC, but it comes with a flip-out QWERTY keyboard to ease your typing experience. So, it should act like a netbook then, right? Not […]more →
If you’re a fan of phones like the LG Rumor and Samsung Gravity, but you find yourself wanting something with more of a Finnish flair, it seems that Rogers Wireless has just the ticket for you. Offering a smartphone-like experience at a more affordable price is the newly announced Nokia Surge 6790. This announcement didn’t […]more →
One of the major reasons why someone may not be willing to convert from the land of the BlackBerry into the realm of the iPhone is that the latter lacks a hardware keyboard. To help bridge this gap, the iPhone is finally getting a real tactile keyboard, making it so much easier to enter text […]more →
This isn’t exactly the same thing as getting your hands on an iPhone or an Android phone, but it does mean that you’ll soon be given at least a couple more options when it comes to slick handsets through Old Red. Word on the street is that the Samsung Rogue will be making its official […]more →
The Samsung B3310 may not look like aything particularly special, since it jumps into the same messaging phone niche that is getting popularized by tons of other handsets, but it does come with one very unique design cue. It does the slide-out QWERTY thing, but it’s also got a single-row numeric keypad too. As you […]more →
While it may not be quite as interesting as a hot new Android phone, Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA have a big announcement today for all the messaging buffs in the audience. Need a fix of your QWERTY? Want access to T9 when you need it? You can get both. The Samsung Gravity 2 will […]more →
I’m almost inclined to think that this is the second coming of the Palm Centro smartphone, but we’re turning our attention to Bell and Samsung for this latest offering. Continuing with the recent trend toward QWERTY-packing dumbphones, it seems that Bell Mobility is gearing up to launch the new Samsung Link. There is a definite […]more →