If you’re one of those people who just couldn’t wait for the official build of Android 2.2 to drop on your HTC EVO 4G, and updated a little early with an unofficial patch, an HTC sanctioned OS update is ready to go! As promised, HTC has started to push out Android 2.2 (version 3.26.562.6) to EVO handsets that were updated with the unofficial 2.2 update (3.26.561.3) sometime in the last few weeks. The update is over-the-air, if you’re rocking a build that isn’t exactly “street legal,” head on over to System Updates on your device and ask your EVO to fetch you the new goodies. More →
If you’re a Palm-loving individual that just simply can’t get rid of your puke lime-colored Centro on AT&T, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that Palm has officially confirmed that the Pre Plus as well as the Pixi Plus will be joining AT&T in the “coming months.” Yes, this is an official announcement of what we already knew, and there isn’t a confirmed launch date. Be that as it may, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus spec-wise are pretty identical to the Verizon Wireless units (besides the obvious UMTS support instead of CDMA), with the Pre Plus rocking 16GB of built-in storage and the Pixi Plus at 8GB. Additionally, if you’re a fan of AT&T’s Address Book service, you’ll be good to go out of the gate as it’s now one of the supported syncing methods in Palm’s Synergy synchronization service. Anyone excited, or were you expecting new hardware by the time this launches around June? More →
We’re not sure how much doubt a person could have had before, but in the interest of being crystal clear, Verizon Wireless will make the BlackBerry Tour available online and in stores on July 12th for $199 with a two year agreement. You can preorder the device starting from this moment on.
Thus far, Verizon Wireless has made good on 66 percent of its promise to unlock GPS on its latest Windows Mobile handsets. First we had an update for the HTC Touch Pro and today we have an update for the Samsung Saga. Left behind and still waiting for GPS freedom, for the time being, is the Samsung Omnia. Samsung Saga owners, though, should take a closer look at the newly-posted CE07 Software Upgrade which includes “Open Standalone LBS Supported and Performance Enhanced. (This may support 3rd party applications)” as part of its change log. Users who have updated their Sagas are initially reporting that the GPS is now unlocked on COM 9 and ROM cookers are already in the process of extracting the new ROM in order to embed the GPS unlock into custom ROMS. Interested parties can obtain the software update directly from Verizon’s support page for the Samsung Saga. Happy GPS-ing!
We know, we know. Since we gave the world an exclusive and extensive video walkthrough with the Nokia E71 last month all other E71 news has been, well, boring. We showed you just about every inch of the Nokia’s slender new stunner, both inside and out. The shinny new UI enhancements, the ridiculously hot form factor, the sleek metal case and every other nook and cranny. It seems like it took forever but Nokia has finally made the E71 official along with its little brother, the E66. Since we already knew just about everything there is to know about these skinny devices, all we were waiting for is release dates and price points. Although the official launch took place easrlier today, we’re still fuzzy on both issues. In typical fashion, we were given “Q3” in terms of when the handsets will become available. Beyond that we were told that the E66 will be under $500 and the E71 will be over $500. We won’t get into this too much, but which would you consider a better way to announce a highly-anticipated handset: “You can get it on July 11 for $199” or “You can get it sometime in the third quarter for somewhere around $500”? But we digress. Some new live videos are popping up around the internet today from Nokia’s not-so-secret London launch event so if you want some live E66 and E71 action – again – go seek them out. In the meantime, we’re wondering what we should do with our E71? How about a nice “Will it Blend” video? This is what the E71’s market share will look like in the US because Nokia couldn’t get its act together and release it before July… Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!