Samsung Galaxy S Pro specs emerge at long last

By on June 21, 2010 at 5:30 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S Pro specs emerge at long last

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There’s little in the way of proof that the following specifications are accurate, but according to one of Android Central’s “tried-and-true” tipsters, we now have the tentative specs for the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. Software wise, the Galaxy S Pro is said to be presently running Android 2.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 overlay. In terms of hardware, you have a WVGA Super AMOLED display (possibly the same unit found on the non-Pro Galaxy S), 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, front-facing camera, 512MB RAM, 8.2 GB of internal memory, and a custom 1GHz Cortex A8 processor. As for radios, it’s said that the Galaxy S Pro will run on both Sprint’s EV-DO and WiMAX networks, with a space for a SIM card indicating that we’re looking at HSDPA roaming for Europe and Asia. GPS isn’t mentioned but is surely a given, and the Wi-Fi chip will support the b/g/n protocols. Where build quality is concerned, the tipster did single out various components as feeling “plasticy”, although with the unit in question being a prototype, we won’t let that worry us just yet. More →

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Motorola's Droid 2 shown off on film

By on June 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM.

Motorola's Droid 2 shown off on film

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Last week we got to see the Droid X strut its stuff on video, so it’s only fitting that this week we get to see the Droid 2 do likewise. Well, sort of. The guys over at Android and Me managed to score a Droid 2 from sources unknown and decided to show it off on film. As has been noted in the past, the two devices are very similar when it comes to physical characteristics. The main differences are 1) a more curved bezel, and 2) the re-sculpting of the keypad which has allowed for wider, more pronounced keys along with the elimination of that cursed D-pad in favor of arrow keys. But inside the phones slightly curvier frame is where the real differences lie. The old 500MHZ OMAP3 CPU has been swapped out for the much more powerful 1GHz OMAP3630 model (just like we said) and the RAM has been doubled to 512MB, both of which help the second iteration of the Droid achieve some impressive benchmark scores. Regrettably we don’t actually get to see the tests in action as the phone was not powered on during filming, but we’ll just have to take their word for it until we know the full story on June 23rd. We imagine you’re quite anxious to see the video, so click through to check it out.

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Motorola announces the rugged and secure ES400

By on June 18, 2010 at 1:00 AM.

Motorola announces the rugged and secure ES400

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Windows Mobile 6.5 isn’t dead, it’s just been given a bizarre makeover and loaded onto a strange new handset from Motorola in the ES400. Created specifically for enterprise customers that need a handset that’s as secure as it is rugged, the Sprint-bound ES400 will run Microsoft’s newly announced Windows Embedded Handheld, an OS that is currently based on WinMo 6.5.3. An EV-DO world phone with support for HSDPA roaming, the ES400 is kitted out with a 3″ VGA touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi a/b/g, barcode scanner, 600MHz ARM 11 processor, 256MB RAM and 1GB of internal flash memory. Pricing and a release date have not been set. More →

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Motorola Droid X hams it up for the camera once again

By on June 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM.

Motorola Droid X hams it up for the camera once again

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Well hello again, sexy. Courtesy of Gadget University, we now have some wonderful new images of the Motorola Droid X (known aliases: Extreme, Xtreme and Shadow) to get us through the weekend. Apart from noting that the device is solidly built, it was noted that the 4.3″ WVGA display (some still contend it’s 4.1″) is not AMOLED, but it’s said to be quite the stunner likely feature IPS technology. It’s also been confirmed that the Droid X will feature a new version of MOTOBLUR, although the lads at Gadget University say it’s “not as bad as what you may think.” Unfortunately we didn’t get treated to a few sample pics from the 8 megapixel camera or even some if its 720p video, but us beggars can’t really be choosers, now can we? Skip over the break to check out some more photos.

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Video walkthrough of BlackBerry 9670 shows us BlackBerry 6 for non-touchscreen devices

By on June 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM.

Video walkthrough of BlackBerry 9670 shows us BlackBerry 6 for non-touchscreen devices

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Sure we’ve already seen BlackBerry 6 in action thanks to an epic 17 minute walkthrough, but that video featured a touchscreen ‘Berry. What’s life going to be like on the new OS for those of us that prefer non-touchscreen devices from RIM? Well we know now, as the folks at Driphter have posted a lengthy rundown of BlackBerry 6 running on that crazy clamshell 9670. We get that the prospect of sinking 10:27 of your life into watching a video of an unreleased device isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got the stomach time for it or are just a BlackBerry fanatic, then hit the jump to check out the goodness.

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MetroPCS' first Android smartphone looks to be from Motorola

By on June 7, 2010 at 7:07 AM.

MetroPCS' first Android smartphone looks to be from Motorola

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It looks like MetroPCS is getting ready to hop on the Android bandwagon, as AndroidGuys has scored images of what is purported to be the carriers first Android handset. Featuring a styling similar to but much nicer than T-Mobile’s CLIQ, the unnamed Motorola handset is said to have Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR, a sliding QWERTY keypad, 3 megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor. The actual size of the capacitive display is unknown, although it’s likely to come in at just a hair over 3″. What’s the consensus on this one? More →

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Motorola Droid Xtreme shows its face, backside

By on June 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM.

Motorola Droid Xtreme shows its face, backside

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The crazy cats over at Droid Life are back once again with yet another leak of the Motorola MB810 which Droid Life claims will be sold as the Droid Xtreme and not the Droid Shadow. In the past we have seen this phone from various angles, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen its backside. Two things to take away from these pics. First is the camera which is clearly labelled as 8 megapixels with HD video and is flanked by a dual-LED flash. The second thing is UI customization. We’ve already seen the Xtreme powered on, but this picture gives us a much clearer look at the more subtle UI customization brought forth in what some are calling “ninja blur.” Are you liking how the Xtreme is shaping up? More →

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New images of the Motorola Shadow emerge

By on June 2, 2010 at 4:31 PM.

New images of the Motorola Shadow emerge

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You can call it the Shadow, you can call it the Droid EXTREME, and you can even call it the DROID XTREME, but we say it should simply referred to as what it really is: sexy. Two new images of the Motorola MB810 have leaked out via Droid Life. According to their tipster who sent in the photos, the phone runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo and has 9 user customizable homescreens. The device is said to feel “very metal” and comes with a questionably located dedicated camera button. MOTOBLUR is claimed to be absent, but then we know this is unlikely true considering that wnrussell, the HoFo user that gave us our first look at the device, claims it runs in the background. Click the more button to check out an additional pic. More →

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Qualcomm begins shipping dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors

By on June 1, 2010 at 5:45 AM.

Qualcomm begins shipping dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors

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Mobile aficionados with a serious need for processing speed should be all smiles this morning, as Qualcomm has announced that it is now shipping its third-generation Snapdragon processors to its hardware clients. Known as the MSM8360 and the MSM8660, both dual-core chipsets top out at 1.2GHz and provide support for 2D/3D hardware acceleration, OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encoding and decoding, integrated GPS, and 24-bit WXGA displays. Where they’re different is that the MSM8360 supports HSPA+ while the MSM8660 plays nice with HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B. Qualcomm won’t disclose who has already taken ownership of the chipsets, but we imagine it won’t be long before the usual suspects start rolling out new handsets featuring these two lovely ladies. More →

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Verizon to release two new Motorola Android handsets in July

By on May 28, 2010 at 7:04 AM.

Verizon to release two new Motorola Android handsets in July

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According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Motorola and Verizon have signed off on an agreement which would see the nation’s largest carrier heavily showcase its upcoming line-up of Android smartphones. Going further, the WSJ alleges that July will see Motorola launch two new Android smartphones in conjunction with Big Red. Clearly one of the devices is going to be the Shadow, but the other is still quite the mystery. One major hurdle that Motorola faces when trying to make a name for itself as an Android powerhouse is that it does not control the rights to the Droid brand. Owned by Lucasfilm and under license to Verizon, the WSJ contends that Motorola is finding it very difficult to capitalize on the popularity of the Droid name as others such as HTC have also used the name. Regardless, the onus is on Motorola to again make a splash with yet another incredibly popular handset just as it did with the first Droid. More →

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LG Fathom understood to be available from Verizon

By on May 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM.

LG Fathom understood to be available from Verizon

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Are you a diehard Windows Mobile fans that think Microsoft is making a huge mistake with Windows Phone 7? Than you had better make with $150 post-haste, because one of the last Windows Mobile 6.5 devices you’ll ever see — the LG Fathom — is now available from Verizon. This things been the subject of more than its fair share of leaks, but in case you never caught the memo, you’re looking at a 1GHz processor, 3.2″ WVGA display with haptic feedback, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fib/g/n, GPS, EV-DO Rev. A, 2100MHz 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, and WinMo 6.5.3. More →

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Motorola Shadow captured in the wild

By on May 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM.

Motorola Shadow captured in the wild

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If this isn’t the product of Photoshop, then what we’re looking at here is the Motorola Shadow. Allegedly found lying around in a Verizon corporate gym, the employee that found the Big Red exclusive claims they were able to confirm rumored specs which include a 4.3″ WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 16GB of internal memory, Snapdragon processor and HDMI out. Of course these claims — and the entire story for that matter — beg the question “why weren’t more photos taken” as proof, but we guess that’s just too much a chore for Mr. Blurrycam. Other rumors peg the Shadow as having a TI OMAP3630 processor approaching 800MHz and a PowerVR SGX530 GPU capable of 1080p output. We should find out how accurate these rumors are when the Shadow drops either in June or July. More →

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available online from Sprint

By on May 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available online from Sprint

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Sprint customers who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Tour Bold 9650 can rejoice today as the device is now available online from Sprint. With a full retail price of $450, new customers and those eligible for upgrades will be able to have a 9650 shipped to their door for as little as $199.99 after $100 MIR with a 2-year commitment. Just make sure you’re not going to want to put this thing on Craigslist as soon as the EVO 4G drops, okay?

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