Back in August earlier this year, LG had officially announced its V30 phablet, which held the distinction of having the largest aperture of any high profile smartphone release so far. Fast forwarding a little more than three months later, we find another South Korean tech powerhouse that is eager to challenge that.
Is Samsung now going retro? Mobile users might think so after hearing that the biggest seller of smartphone devices in the world has decided to launch an old school flip phone. Yup, the South Korean phone maker has recently launched the Galaxy Folder 2 handset in its native homeland, and fans of flip phones may want to check out this latest offering.
More than a decade ago, Motorola introduced for the first time a ridiculously slim flip phone called the RAZR V3. This mobile device went on to sell more than 130 million units, and essentially become an iconic symbol of the early days of cellular phones, and at the same time, propel the Motorola brand to the top of the world. But fast forwarding to a dozen years later, it is safe to say that while still a formidable mobile brand, Motorola has seen better days. Today, the Motorola brand is now owned by Lenovo, a phone maker from China.
LG’s new smartphone offering, the Wine Smart, is an old school style handset that features a clamshell design, which might appeal to certain mobile users who miss the good old days. Moreover, the LG Wine Smart device is fitted with a physical alphanumeric keyboard, exactly like those sported by most cell phone devices released about a decade ago, when touch screen smartphones have not yet become mainstream. But when mobile users flip open the LG Wine Smart handset, they will discover that the device is powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
It seems that Microsoft has a new emailing/chatting tool called Flow that will be launching on iPhones soon. But apparently, Flow is not the only new mobile first productivity tool that the company is developing.
As a matter of fact, there are reports that Microsoft is busy finalizing a lightweight collaboration and document sharing app, as well as working on a lightweight project management tool. Both projects will reportedly be named "Flip" and "Highlander," respectively.
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