Pre 2 pictured, form slightly changed

By on October 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM.

Pre 2 pictured, form slightly changed

On the heels of yesterday’s SFR Pre 2 discover, French blog MobiFrance has published several, clear images of the next generation Pre. While the device looks extremely similar to the original, there are some slight form-factor changes that make the device unique from both the original Pre and the Pre Plus. The front of the device now has a thin black bezel running around the devices screen and a matte-black finish is present around both the upper and lower halves of the device. So far, confirmed specifications for the Pre 2 are: webOS 2.0, 1 GHz processor, and 512 MB of RAM. Let us know your thoughts on the slightly-new hardware.

[Via PreCentral] More →

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Samsung Omnia 7 surfaces hours before Windows Phone 7 launch

By on October 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM.

Samsung Omnia 7 surfaces hours before Windows Phone 7 launch

Microsoft is set to officially debut Windows Phone 7 today at 9:30AM ET in New York City, but that hasen’t stopped Samsung Russia from publishing info about the company’s Omnia 7 WP7 handset a few hours early. The device has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 800 x 480 resolution, 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 processor, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, aGPS, 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p video at 25fps, tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA radio, quad-band GSM radio, 8GB internal memory, and a built-in FM radio. Pretty snazzy looking spec sheet. The device will weigh a very reasonable 138 grams (10 grams heavier than the Captivate) and should be released fairly soon. We’ve got a screen grab of the specs after the break in case our friends in Eastern Europe realize that the phone’s operating system hasn’t actually launched yet. Enjoy! More →

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U.S. Cellular to offer Samsung Mesmerize, a Galaxy S phone

By on October 6, 2010 at 3:26 PM.

U.S. Cellular to offer Samsung Mesmerize, a Galaxy S phone

If you’re rocking a contract on CDMA carrier U.S. Cellular, listen up. The company has just announced that they will be offering the Samsung Mesmerize; a full-touchscreen Android smartphone that carriers that Galaxy S moniker. Like all Galaxy S phones, the device will sport a Super AMOLED display (4-inch), 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, SWYPE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and micro-SD card slot. The device will ship with Android 2.1 but will be upgraded to Android 2.2 “later this year.” The device will retail for $199 after an $80 mail-in rebate and will go on sale October 27. The full press release is after the break. More →

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HTC Mozart specs revealed in video

By on September 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM.

HTC Mozart specs revealed in video

A video of the HTC Mozart has surfaced on YouTube. The one minute video is not all that exciting — it depicts the Mozart being paired to a Bluetooth handset — but a brief text slide at the beginning of the clip gives us some alleged specs of the Windows Phone 7 device. According to said video, the Mozart will be working with a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB of ROM + 8 GB internal storage, 3.7-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, 8 megapixel camera, and a 1300 mAh battery. The aspect ratio of the video looks a little off, but that can’t stop us from thinking this baby looks pretty similar to the Nexus One (physically and specs wise). The video is after the jump, have a look for yourself. More →

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T-Mobile's myTouch HD to have Android 2.2, front-facing camera

By on September 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM.

T-Mobile's myTouch HD to have Android 2.2, front-facing camera

TmoNews has published a document that seems to shed a little more light on the myTouch HD handset due out from T-Mobile. The document details that the device will have a 3.8-inch screen, HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, 4 GB internal memory, micro-SD card slot ( 8 GB card included), 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, Android 2.2, and SWYPE. The document also touts the handsets “1 GHz dual processor” as a feature. Still no word as to when this bad boy is going to be street-legal, hopefully we’ll have more details to report soon. We’ve got the full document for you after the break. More →

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ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones

By on September 9, 2010 at 11:27 AM.

ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones

Today, chip maker ARM announced the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor; a processor that “delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.” The A15 is available for licensing today and is targeting devices with 32nm and 28nm platforms; a 20nm A15 offering will be available in the future. The processor is capable of speeds up to 2.5 GHz, can support up to 4 MB of L2 cache, and can address up to 1 terabyte of memory. The company has said its smartphone A15 line will run between 1 GHz and 1.5 GHz in both single and dual-core configurations. As the press release states, the newest Cortex will support: Android, Adobe Flash Player, Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaFX, Linux, Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7, Symbian, and Ubuntu. Bring on. The hardware. More →

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Palm Pre over-clocked to 1 GHz

By on August 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM.

Palm Pre over-clocked to 1 GHz

If Palm — now HP — is going to take their sweet time bringing you new hardware, you might as well work with what you’ve got, no? PreCentral is reporting that a new UberKernel hack for your aging Palm Pre can get the pebble-shaped cell phone running at a blistering 1 GHz. The site describes a Pre running at this new, and improved, speed as “blazingly fast.” The kernel hack also has a handy feature called “screenstate overclocking,” which spins your processor up to a full 1 GHz when the screen is on, and back down to its intended speed when the screen is off. If you are thinking about giving this a shot, be careful. A cell phone designed to run at around 600 MHz, running at close to 1 GHz, could melt a hole right through your Levis!

[Via Know Your Cell] More →

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Sprint's Samsung EPIC 4G, all yours August 31st, reserve yours August 13th

By on August 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM.

Sprint's Samsung EPIC 4G, all yours August 31st, reserve yours August 13th

Early this morning, Sprint announced that their second 3G/4G Android phone, the Samsung EPIC 4G, will be available to the masses starting on August 31st. A quick recap of the phone’s vitals: 4-inch super AMOLED display, 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and 4G radios, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with support for 720p video recording, front facing VGA camera, and Android 2.1. The device will retail for $249.99 on-contract and Sprint has launched a micro-site where you can donate your name and email address in order to keep up to date with all the latest EPIC happenings. According to Sprint’s Facebook page, you can reserve yourself one of the new handsets for in-store pickup on the 31st starting tomorrow. There you have it. Who’s excited about this EPIC announcement?

UPDATE: Engadget was tipped to a super sleuthy URL that will allow you to reserve your EPIC today, as in right now. Try this link if you are interested. More →

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AT&T to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on August 15th, $150 on-contract

By on August 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM.

AT&T to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on August 15th, $150 on-contract

Sony Ericsson and AT&T have announced that the Xperia X10 will be available on Ma’ Bell, beginning August 15th, for $150 on-contract. The wrap sheet on the X10 is as follows: 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8.1 megapixel camera with LED-flash, 4-inch touchscreen display (480 x 854), 8GB ROM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a-GPS, micro-SD card slot, and a fairly heavily skinned version of Android 1.6. One-point-six? Did your gag reflex just kick in? Ours did. If you want to know what we think of the X10, you can check out our hands on from waaaaay back in November of 2009. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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HTC Desire HD gets videoed, 4.3-inch screen

By on August 9, 2010 at 8:08 AM.

HTC Desire HD gets videoed, 4.3-inch screen

Earlier today, a blog named 247windowsphone.com brought you video of a leaked HTC Windows Phone 7 handset, and now a blog (cleverly named) 247android.com has brought us a video of the HTC Desire HD. The Desire HD has a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen display and a very familiar EVO-ish look about it. The blog lists other specs for the device as: an 8 megapixel camera (we can see a dual-LED flash), 1 GHz Qualcomm processor, 720p video recording, SRS surround sound, and Android 2.2. Hit the jump, have a look, and let us know what you think… is this HTC’s GSM equivalent of the EVO?

[Via Engadget] More →

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HTC Vision, full-QWERTY Android device, pictured

By on July 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM.

HTC Vision, full-QWERTY Android device, pictured

HTC Vision

Croatian blog njuskalo.hr has an image of what appears to be the HTC Vision; possibly one of HTC’s first high-end, full-QWERTY Android offerings. Details on the device are unconfirmed and extremely scarce, however njuskalo.hr sources indicate that the device has a 3.7″ touch-screen, 1 GHz processor and Android 2.1. From the image we can see a full-QWERTY slide-out keyboard (reminiscent of the Touch Pro 2), optical trackpad, and the units apparent use of a SIM card. We certainly could use more high-quality, full-QWERTY, Android offerings…so we hope this one makes its way out of the lab and onto the production line.

[Via Engadget] More →

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Motorola DROID X review

By on June 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM.

Motorola DROID X review

Motorola-DROID-X-1

Ah, yes 4.3-inches of sensual haptic, multitouch glass strapped to a 1 GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera, and so much more. The Motorola DROID X is the latest and greatest Android handset to be unleashed upon the U.S. market, and it will be making its debut on America’s largest network — Verizon Wireless — on July 15th. We’ve been using, abusing, and confusing our review unit for just over a week, so lets jump right into our review. Buckle up and hit the break. More →

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Bell Canada to launch Samsung Galaxy S, will use Vibrant moniker

By on June 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM.

Bell Canada to launch Samsung Galaxy S, will use Vibrant moniker

Bell CA Vibrant Banner

Bell Canada has announced that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S — bearing the name Vibrant — in the coming months. A splash page has been put up at http://galaxys.bell.ca and one of our “Ninjas from the North” was kind enough to shoot us an official Bell memo. The memo is a tad light on details (as in it doesn’t have any), but since the handset carries the same name as T-Mobile’s Galaxy S flavor (flavour for those of you in Canada) we can assume that the specs are the same; 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1 (soon to be upgraded to 2.2). No word yet on a specific release date, but we’re hearing July from our sources. Hit the jump to check out the memo.

Thanks, Brendan! More →

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