Leaked Dell roadmap reveals several unannounced smartphones, tablets

By on February 16, 2011 at 5:47 PM.

Leaked Dell roadmap reveals several unannounced smartphones, tablets

An alleged internal product roadmap has leaked, and it appears to reveal Dell’s complete smartphone and tablet lines for 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Numerous unannounced devices can be found on the slides, including three smartphones and six tablets. Beginning with phones, the Wrigley is set to be a “Windows Phone 7 Next Gen” handset that will launch around July. Specs include a 1GHz processor, a 4-inch WVGA display, an 8-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording capabilities. The Hancock, launching in or around September, will be an Android Ice Cream device with a dual-core processor, a 4-inch 960 x 640-pixel display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 1080p HD video recording. Finally, the Millennium should launch around October with the Android Ice Cream OS, a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch 640 x 960-pixel display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, DLNA and 1080p HD video capture. Hit the break for a roundup of the tablets. More →

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Dell Streak 2 gets certification from Wi-Fi Alliance?

By on December 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM.

Dell Streak 2 gets certification from Wi-Fi Alliance?

The sequel to Dell’s supersized smartphone may have just skated through the Wi-Fi certification process. An unannounced Dell device recently received its credentials from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the body that ensures Wi-Fi-equipped devices meet the Wi-Fi spec. The device bears the model number M02M, which just so happens to be one digit north of the Streak’s model number M01M. For the time being, all we know about this potential Dell Streak 2 is that is includes support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n — the current Streak only supports Wi-Fi b and g. The rest is a mystery for the time being, though new info will undoubtedly begin to trickle out soon if a CES announcement is in the cards. The report also points out that this device could be the larger slate Dell is rumored to be prepping, the 7-inch Dell Looking Glass. The designation on the Wi-Fi certification is “smartphone,” however, so a Streak sequel is probably a more likely candidate.

[Via pocketnow.com] More →

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Dell working on dual-core successor to Streak, Opus One?

By on November 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM.

Dell working on dual-core successor to Streak, Opus One?

The following story is based completely on hearsay, so we encourage you to consume it with a hefty dose of NaCl. That being said: Blog Streak Smart is reporting that a source who recently attended a private presentation, hosted by OEM Dell, was told that a successor to the 5-inch, Android Streak handset is due out in May of 2011. The purported handset — code named the Opus One — will sport an upgraded resolution (somewhere in the 1280 x 800 range) and, allegedly, wield a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Now, we all know how timely Dell was on getting the first Streak out the door, so… if you have a thing for over-sized smartphones, we suggest not getting your hopes up. Still, it will be interesting to see how/if Dell furthers the Streak platform, especially considering how well the first one did. More →

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Motorola announces the i1, the world's first PTT Android smartphone

By on March 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM.

Motorola announces the i1, the world's first PTT Android smartphone

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Big news today for iDEN fans who have been jonesing for the Opus One that we scooped and spec’d way back when in December as today it has been formally announced Motorola. Officially known as the Motorola i1, the device is the world’s first Android Push-To-Talk smartphone and it will be offered “this summer” by Sprint. While pricing is currently unknown, we do know practically everything else about the phone and its specs which include a 3.1″ HVGA display, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and stupidly a 2.5mm headphone jack. Running Android 1.5 with a custom UI overlay — possibly a less social version of MOTOBLUR — Motorola has also decided to replace the stock Android browser with Opera Mini 5 plus Flash Lite as well as include the amazing Swype virtual keyboard. Yay or nay, folks? More →

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Moto's iDEN Opus One is the i1, will have MOTOBLUR

By on March 6, 2010 at 1:27 PM.

Moto's iDEN Opus One is the i1, will have MOTOBLUR

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Remember the Opus One, the Android-powered iDEN handset from Motorola we scooped and then spec’d just before Christmas? Well apparently it’s going to be made official sometime in the next few weeks (hello, CTIA!) and will feature one added but obvious goodie: MOTOBLUR. Since we know most of you don’t have encyclopedic memories, here’s a bit of a refresher on what we’ve been told this phone is all about:

  • 3.1″ hVGA 320×480 capacitive touchscreen display
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Home, Menu, Back, Speaker buttons are capacitive buttons with haptic feedback
  • iDEN PTT & PTX
  • Android LBS which is integrated into the iDEN GPS engine
  • “Enterprise email”
  • Plastic-molded housing with some rubberized texture finishes
  • 58mm in width, 118mm in length
  • 100g weight
  • 512MB Flash / 256MB of RAM
  • 64k and 128k iDEN SIM card support
  • A-GPS
  • Motorola dual-mic technology noise-canceling for noisy environments
  • Flash Lite v3.1.x
  • Some of the preloaded apps include: corporate email client with ActiveSync support, MOTONAV navigation app, barcode scanner, and document viewer.

Obviously without being official it’s not possible to confirm carriers, but naturally Sprint’s Nextel and Boost are going to get on board while TELUS’s Mike is said to be getting it in Q3. More →

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Sprint's upcoming mobile phone inventory leaked? HTC WiMAX handset leads the pack

By on January 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM.

Sprint's upcoming mobile phone inventory leaked? HTC WiMAX handset leads the pack

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Some thought Sprint was teaming up with LG to launch a killer WiMAX smartphone at CES but the big press event came and went with nary a mention of an LG-branded WiMAX handset on the horizon. A leaked inventory list from Sprint reveals that we all might have been barking up the wrong tree. First on the inventory list is not an LG phone but the HTC A9292, an Android-powered WiMAX handset with a candy bar form factor. HTC already has one WiMAX phone in its portfolio, perhaps the A9292 will become the second. Our unknown friend, the LG LS680 makes its second appearance on a Sprint inventory list. The LS680 will be an Android handset which the tipster claims is similar to the GW620 Eve. Also making a second appearance is the Palm C40, an unknown device that was originally spotted in Sprint’s inventory last August. The tipster leaked additional information about some new handsets that do not appear on the inventory list above, too, so hit PhoneArena for the details. More →

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Motorola Opus One specifications

By on December 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM.

Motorola Opus One specifications

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When we say we have specifications, boy, do we mean it. One of our connects has sent us the full rundown on Motorla’s Opus One (their first iDEN Android handset) that we revealed a little while back. The features on the device are actually pretty reasonable, and we’d imagine it to sell for a reasonable attractive price-point at release. The Motorola Opus One will run Android 1.5 with iDEN service enhancements, make use of a “Zeus” CPU, and will feature a 3 megapixel autofocus camera.

Detailed list of full specs after the breakage! More →

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Motorola's Opus One: first iDEN Android handset?

By on December 6, 2009 at 9:38 AM.

Motorola's Opus One: first iDEN Android handset?

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We’re a little light on details at the moment, but we’ve just received a couple photographs of what we’re told is Motorola’s first Android iDEN handset, codenamed the Opus One. Original, huh? While these images come from a new connect, we’ve heard mumblings about this sort of thing for a little bit and the phone in the pictures mostly fits the description. We’re waiting for confirmed specifications, but in the meantime, enjoy the rest of the photos after the break! More →

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