Nokia, Acer Debut a Range of Handsets: MWC
BARCELONA, Spain — Handset maker Nokia at the Mobile World Congress show here introduced four new devices, including the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 smartphones running Windows Phone 8, as well as the 105 and the 301 feature phones, which offer more affordable Internet and email access, and camera experiences inspired by the Lumia smartphones. The 105 features multiple alarm clocks, a speaking clock, a dustproof and splash-proof casing, pillowed keypad and a flashlight, and offers up to a 35-day battery life. The 301 features 3.5G Internet connection and the company’s Xpress Browser preloaded for up to 90 percent more data efficiency. The device also offers video streaming and comes with new smart camera features. The company’s colorful 206 model was also on display, featuring tactile keys, a 2.4-inch display and the Nokia Xpress Web browser. Acer got the jump on the convention this year by unveiling its E1 and Z2 smartphones before the insanity began, and both were on hand to demo. The Liquid E1 features a large 4.5-inch quarter-high-definition (qHD) display, dual-core processor, and two speakers with DTS sound for volume maximization, while the entry-level Liquid Z2 features a quick-mode navigation tool, a 1GHz processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a 3.5-inch display. Acer also displayed the Liquid C1, launched two weeks ago in Thailand.