HTC enthusiast forum 911sniper has gotten its hands on a ROM from the HTC Kingdom, an unannounced Android 2.3.3 smartphone that we now know to be headed to Sprint. We’ve seen the Kingdom in a very blurry image before, but this time several full specs and other details have become available. The device reportedly has a Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 768MB of RAM, a 4-inch qHD display, and a camera capable of recording 720p HD video. The leaked ROM also reveals support for 802.11b/g/n and Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. Sprint has yet to confirm the device’s existence, so we’re not sure exactly when this device will hit the market, but let’s hope it happens soon because it definitely looks like a nice incremental upgrade. More →
The iPad might be the cool tablet to own, but for busy business people who really need to get things done, there are things like the Cisco Cius. Announced today, the Cius is what Cisco likes to calls a “mobile collaboration business tablet.” Based on Android, the Cius weighs in at 1.15lbs. and features a 7″ touchscreen display, front-facing camera for multi-party video conferencing that records and streams 720p video at 30 FPS , Bluetooth 3.0 as well as support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and 3G/4G wireless networks. Pricing and a release date are unknown. More →
We’re starting to get a very good idea of what one of LG’s next Android offering will be all about thanks to the recent unearthing of both its Wi-Fi certification documents and User Agent Profile. Known by the codename “aloha” and assigned model number LG C710, the device will be LG’s first high-end Android smartphone capable of working outside of a TD-SCDMA network. Specs for the aloha include a capacitive WVGA display in addition to 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity. Curiously enough, LG has again opted to install a physical QWERTY keypad at a time when every other manufacturer of Android devices is more or less giving up on them due to consumer obsession with the sleek stylings of full-touchscreen devices. As it stands no one seems to know when the aloha will officially surface, but as history has so often proved, once a handset has been outed on paper people will go through extraordinary lengths to bring images of them to the surface.