ARM's upcoming chipset roadmap leaked by Samsung

April 23rd at 12:14 PM

ARM's upcoming chipset roadmap leaked by Samsung


Whoops. While speaking about the future of its netbook platform, Samsung inadvertently detailed a handful of unannounced ARM mobile chipsets that it plans release over the next three. The chipsets start off with the Taurus (S5PV210), a single core Cortex-A8 CPU that clocks in at 1GHz, and culminate with the heavy hitting Aquila which boasts of a quad-core Cortex-A9 running at 1.2-GHz. According to the roadmap, the rest of the eight chipsets include the following:

  • Taurus (S5PV210): Single core Cortex-A8 at 1GHz. Due out in Q3 2010.
  • Mercury: Single core Cortex-A5 (Sparrow) at 600MHz. To debut late 2010.
  • Orion: Dual Core Cortex-A9 Dual Core at 800MHz which offers software compatibility with the Taurus. Expected to enter into production in Q1 2011.
  • Pegasus: Single core Cortex-A9 1GHZ. Set for Q4 2011.
  • Hercules: Dual core Cortex-A9 at 1GHZ. Scheduled for Q1 2012.
  • Venus: Another Cortex-A5 based endeavor which will double the fun of the Mercury by offering a 600-MHz dual-core processor. Expected to hit production in late 2012 or early 2013.
  • Draco: A 1.2-GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core expected to enter mass production in late 2012 or early 2013.
  • Aquila: Doubles the Draco with its quad-core, 1.2-GHz, Cortex-A9 processor. The Aquila is also slated to enter mass production in late 2012 or early 2013.

Samsung didn’t not pair these mobile powerhouses with any GPUs or mobile operating systems, but we’re assuming we’ll see them alongside Android, Chrome and Ubuntu devices.

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Cricket's 2010 device lineup leaked

March 30th at 7:17 AM

Cricket's 2010 device lineup leaked

cricket-1We got our hands on a slide deck showcasing Cricket’s 2010 device lineup and the document is chock full of devices, details, pricing, and tentative launch dates. The handset highlights include:

  • Kyocera/Sanyo ZIO (M6000)
    • Target July 2010
    • MSRP $299.99
    • Android-powered touchscreen handset with 3.5 inch WVGA TFT display, Wi-Fi, 3.2 MP camera with video
  • RIM BlackBerry Curve (8530)
    • Target August 2010
    • MSRP $349.99
    • BlackBerry handset with WiFi, 2MP camera with video, QWERTY keyboard, EV-DO, A2DP
  • Samsung r710
    • Target Q4 2010
    • MSRP $249.99
    • Touchscreen feature phone with EV-DO, 3 inch 400×240 display, 3MP camera with video, full HTML browser, A2DP
  • Huawei MiFi (EC5808)
    • Target September 2010
    • MSRP TBD
    • EV-DO connectivity

Hit the jump for all the pretty pictures, prices, and phones headed to Cricket this year. It’s an impressive lineup for the small, but growing wireless carrier.

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A river of rumored low and mid-range handsets flows toward Verizon

July 19th at 1:50 PM

A river of rumored low and mid-range handsets flows toward Verizon

Now before you get too excited about the bevy of rumored handsets listed below, we want to be extra clear in stating that this is rumor. A definite rumor. A steaming pile of rumor. And so on. While the source of this list has proven somewhat reliable in the past, it is also a bit loose at times with tipster-sourced information. Ok, enough with the disclaimer… Feast your eyes on a laundry list of low and mid-range handsets (and the Storm 2) reportedly headed to Verizon in the near future:

  • LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 – Full touchscreen, might be like the BL40
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 – October-November release
  • Nokia Shade 2705 – Replaces the Mirage 2605
  • Nokia Twist 7705 – This might be the swivel-style phone that has been rumored for months.
  • Palm Treo 800W – “Even though this was released for Sprint last year, Verizon may not have it out until February 2010.”
  • Motorola Entice (or Harmony) W766 – Replaces the W755
  • Samsung Rogue U960 – Replaces the Glyde U940, expected in August
  • Samsung U450 – Verizon Mobile TV-compatible
  • Samsung Strut U440 – QWERTY handset
  • Samsung Omnia-II i920 – Due out by Christmas

And a few PTT handsets to boot:

  • Motorola V860
  • Samsung Convoy U640
  • Casio Rock C731
  • Casio Brigade C741

Sweet. Happy Sunday everyone.



Sprint’s Q1-Q3 2009 device roadmap leaks

March 16th at 2:21 PM

Sprint’s Q1-Q3 2009 device roadmap leaks

When it rains, it pours — and if this newly leaked deck turns out to be the real deal, it’s definitely pouring over at Sprint right now. Phone News claims to have gotten its hands on a roadmap revealing the entirety of Sprint’s upcoming line up for the first three quarters of 2009 and, well, things are looking pretty good. We have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the slides for the time being so we’ll let the deck do the talking. Highlights include affirmation of a Q2 Palm Pre release (shown above with model number P100), the BlackBerry Niagra dropping towards the end of Q3 and a handful of Samsung and HTC handsets that should keep the Windows Mobile crowd happy. Hit the jump for the complete collection of slides.

Thanks, Rusty!

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HTC’s full 2009 lineup revealed

January 12th at 2:23 PM

HTC’s full 2009 lineup revealed

HTC lineup

Anxiously awaiting the hot new handsets from HTC? The wait might not be over but the mystery of what handsets HTC has in store for us in 2009 has certainly been solved – compliments of Arlen at PPC Geeks, the entire 2009 lineup for HTC has been leaked. The new HTC handsets include the Touch HD Pro which will make its appearance on Verizon and Sprint, the HTC Iolite and Iolite II, HTC’s Android offering, the HTC hero, the Tungsten for T-Mobile and the HTC Jasper for Sprint. AT&T will apparently be getting the Topaz and the Barium. There are 25 handsets in all and include the following:

  • Whitestone W
  • Magnet (Iolite II)
  • Jasper C (for Sprint)
  • Firestone
  • Beryl (Jade 2)
  • Twin (CDMA + GSM)
  • Willow W
  • Thoth (Athena 2)
  • Sapphire (VF)
  • Saphire 2.0 (TMO)
  • Sapphire 1.5 (DCM)
  • Memphis
  • Hero (Android Hero)
  • Tungsten W (Sprint)
  • Rhodium
  • Rhodium W (VZW)
  • Topaz
  • Topaz (AT&T)
  • Topaz C
  • Tungsten (TMO, TMUS)
  • Barium (AT&T)
  • Cedar W
  • Iolite
  • Maple (3G Excalibure)
  • Citrine

Some of the handsets appear to be new offerings while some are updated versions of current HTC handsets like Touch Diamond and the Touch HD. Hit the jump for a snapshot of each phone and make sure you lean back a bit to avoid getting drool on your keyboard.

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AT&T holiday lineup revealed

October 16th at 4:02 PM

AT&T holiday lineup revealed

Wondering what your shopping list might look like this holiday season? One of our AT&T ninjas got his hands on an internal control document outlining new release between now and the holidays so if AT&T is your carrier of choice, here’s what Big Blue has in store for you between now and the holidays:

  • Pantech Matrix: $80 after MIR
  • Samsung Propel:$80 after MIR
  • AT&T Quickfire: $100 after MIR
  • Samsung Eternity: $150 after MIR
  • Samsung EPIX: $200 after MIR
  • LG Incite: $200 after MIR
  • HTC Fuze: $300 after MIR

Last but certainly not least, our ninja did in fact report that the Bold is on the list – with no pricing specified of course. At the very least, this may put the Bold on store shelves by the time the holiday shopping season starts, though we expect that it’ll drop sooner rather than later. Then again, as much as it has been delayed thus far AT&T may just be holding the spot without any real indication that it will be ready in time. Fingers = crossed.