HTC Vision, full-QWERTY Android device, pictured

July 5th at 8:04 AM

HTC Vision, full-QWERTY Android device, pictured

HTC Vision

Croatian blog 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 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.

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Motorola Sholes Tablet gets pictured

December 2nd at 11:20 AM

Motorola Sholes Tablet gets pictured

Sholes Tablet

Man is our Mandarin rusty! Our friends over at Mobile Android China seem to have of the first live photos of the Motorola Sholes Tablet (codename). The specs that we’ve been given to mull over are pretty impressive: 550MHz OMAP TI 3430 processor (same as the DROID), 3.7″ touch screen, 800 x 480 resolution, HDMI port, 3.5mm headset jack, UMTS/HSPA, 8 megapixel camera, and a xenon flash; all running on Android 2.0, probably 2.1 at time of launch. While we’re not exactly thrilled with the blue soft touch finish on the back of the device — Napoleon came and went — we hope this little number makes its way out of Motorola’s R&D department and onto the market here in the States soon, ’cause we likey. More →


Samsung makes the OmniaHD i8910 and Beat DJ official

February 16th at 1:27 PM

Samsung makes the OmniaHD i8910 and Beat DJ official

When we first met the Acme i8910 in rumorsville we instantly fell in love and the more we learned, the sexier it got. Now that it’s gone all official on us as the Samsung OmniaHD we have to say, surprisingly, that we’re even more in love now than ever. Running a TouchWiz 3D-like GUI on top of S60 5th Edition, the OmniaHD is sure to please with its huge 3.7″ glass AMOLED touchscreen display, an 8 megapixel camera that shoots 720p video, HD video out, video calling, Wi-Fi, GPS and 8 to 16GB internal storage plus microSDHC support — all crammed into a 12.7mm thin aluminum body. Sexy? Yes. Smart? Yes. Must have? Hell yes. As for its third cousin twice removed, the Beat DJ, it’s hard to get excited about it with the OmniaHD wooing us so incessantly. We pretty much learned all there is to know when it was leaked just over a week ago – B&O sound, kitchy DJ tools, etc. Can we see that OmniaHD again?

Just for the heck of it, hit the jump for what has to be the lamest promo shot of all time.

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