By David Pierce David Pierce The Wall Street Journal BiographyDavid Pierce @pierce piercedavid [email protected] Updated April 17, 2018 12:13 p.m. ET 168 COMMENTS Hi, welcome to Phones R Us. Can I interest you in a flip phone? What’s that? Why are you laughing? Wait, please don’t leave! OK, fine, I get it. The last time you cared about a flip phone was the early aughts, when Donald Trump was a brand new reality-TV star and the sleek Motorola Razr was the coolest gadget on the market. Now it is in a museum, a relic from before we knew the cellphone’s true potential. Recently, feature phones—the name given to the flip phones, candy bars and other devices that came before smartphones, capable of little beyond calling and rudimentary texting—have been more for Luddites. Except now might be the ripest moment in a decade for some serious low-end disruption. And the newest feature phones even do a few things that might make iPhone owners … [Read more...] about The Ultra-Cheap Phones Even iPhone Users Will Crave
New nokia 3310 release date
HMD Global has unveiled its first flagship Nokia handset, putting the iconic brand back on the high-end market after a three year hiatus. The Nokia 8 is the first high-spec handset from HMD Global, the eight month old company that has a 10-year licensing deal to manufacture phones with the Finnish brand. Its launch marks the return of Nokia, the once dominant phone company that was pushed out by the likes of Apple and Samsung. The new phone is the first smartphone that can simultaneously livestream a selfie while also using its main camera, called a "bothie". It also has a dual lens camera, now a signature of flagship phones, and a Snapdragon 835 processor. The Nokia 8 phone will go on sale in early September with a price of around €599 (£545). HMD is yet to confirm the UK release date and pricing. Best features The Nokia 8 has been designed as a rival to high-end Android smartphones including the Galaxy … [Read more...] about Nokia 8 best features: What is a ‘bothie’ and does it have Snake?