Sony Ericsson Xperia duo leaked

By on June 21, 2011 at 4:51 AM.

Sony Ericsson Xperia duo leaked

An image of the unannounced Sony Ericsson Xperia duo has been leaked in what appears to be a Sony Ericsson promotional poster. While most of the specs remain unknown at this point, as its name implies, the device is largely expected to pack a dual-core processor. The image also indicates that the phone may feature a forward-facing camera and more subtle menu buttons below the display than most other Android phones. There’s no word on just how big the screen is, either, but it looks like it’s definitely bigger than 4.3-inches. HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung all have dual-core smartphones on the market, too, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see Sony Ericsson try to get this out the door quickly. More →

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Motorola DROID 3 spotted again

By on June 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM.

Motorola DROID 3 spotted again

We’ve seen plenty of leaked shots of the DROID 3 (also known as the Milestone 3 in Europe), but now you can get a glimpse of the clearest one yet. The phone first surfaced in March, again in April, and then the specs were leaked in May. The bad news is that it’s becoming more and more clear that the phone will be nearly identical in looks to the DROID 2. The good news is there’s decent spec boost. The DROID 3 should sport a 4-inch display with 960 x 540 qHD resolution, a dual-core processor, HDMI-out, and an 8-megapixel camera that’s presumably capable of recording HD video. Early rumors suggested a June launch on Verizon Wireless, so hopefully we’ll hear more in the coming weeks. More →

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HTC HD7S now available from AT&T for $199

By on June 7, 2011 at 7:19 AM.

HTC HD7S now available from AT&T for $199

AT&T announced that the HTC HD7S — its fourth Windows Phone device — is now available for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. The HTC HD7S was originally announced in March during CTIA, and it offers a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a 1GHz processor, and more. The phone will not launch with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone Mango update, but it should be getting that update when Mango is released in the fall. More →

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TI announces 1.8GHz dual-core OMAP4470 mobile processor

By on June 3, 2011 at 6:45 AM.

TI announces 1.8GHz dual-core OMAP4470 mobile processor

Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled its latest mobile processor, the 1.8GHz dual-core OMAP4470, from the annual Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. The new CPU is destined for smartphones and tablets, and it features a power-sipping design that offers a variety of performance enhancements compared to older processors. According to TI, the OMAP4470 will deliver an 80% improvement in Web browsing performance, a 250% improvement in graphics performance, up to 200% more layered imaging and video composition, and support for up to three HD displays and up to QXGA 2048 x 1536-pixel resolution. “Superior mobile computing relies on a user experience that dwarfs all others. Fast and crisp Web browsing, HD and liquid UIs, support for the latest applications—these are the elements consumers judge and buy their devices on,” said TI’s VP of the OMAP platform, Remi El-Ouazzane, in a statement. “The OMAP4470 processor delivers the maximum experience possible with an unmatched, power-efficient architecture.” OMAP4470 samples will begin shipping to partners in the second half of 2011, with devices utilizing the chip expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2012. Hit the break for the full press release. More →

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Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G tablet landing June 24th

By on June 3, 2011 at 12:59 AM.

Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G tablet landing June 24th

Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G  could land on June 24th — the same day the EVO 3D is set to make its debut — according to an advertisement obtained by Engadget. The 7-inch tablet is nearly identical to the HTC Flyer we recently reviewed, save for its 4G WiMAX radio. It packs a 1.5GHz processor, HTC’s Sense user interface, a 1.3-megapixel forward facing camera, 32GB of storage, 3G/4G hotspot capabilities, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery in a sturdy aluminum uni-body package. If you want to push the tablet’s capabilities a bit further and take advantage of the View 4G’s HTC Scribe feature, which allows you to take notes on the display, you’ll need to drop an additional $80 for a special stylus. Sprint has yet to reveal pricing for the EVO View 4G, but the Wi-Fi-only Flyer goes for $499.99 without a contract, so we expect to see it priced somewhere below that when purchased with a contract. More →

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Apple could launch 8-megapixel iPhone sans SIM card in August

By on May 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM.

Apple could launch 8-megapixel iPhone sans SIM card in August

According to Macotakara, Apple is scheduled to launch its new iPhone in late July or August — not September as many other reports have claimed. Apple’s new device will offer a Cortex-A9 processor as well as an 8-megapixel camera. It may also have a SIM-free design and support for both GSM and CDMA networks, allowing it to run on Verizon and AT&T in the U.S. and on global networks abroad. The rumor also suggests that Apple will maintain the iPhone 4 form factor, which doesn’t match earlier a number of earlier reports that suggest the next generation iPhone will have a 4-inch screen, but it fits perfectly in line with the unreleased iPhone we posted pictures of back in April. Similarly, the rumor says Apple may veer further from its standard course and launch a new iPhone, dubbed “iPhone 6″ in the spring of next year. More →

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NVIDIA shows off power of Kal-El quad-core chip with new ‘Glowball’ video

By on May 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM.

NVIDIA shows off power of Kal-El quad-core chip with new ‘Glowball’ video

NVIDIA has released a new video called “Glowball” that shows off the power of its upcoming quad-core Kal-El mobile processor  — the same quad-core monster that should be making its way into Amazon’s “Hollywood” tablet in the near future. The video shows dynamic lighting rendering on a mobile device for the first time, and a 12-core NVIDIA graphics processing unit makes it possible in the Kal-El. The demo is pretty stunning, and we know we definitely can’t wait to see this sort of gaming power reach the palms of our hands. Hit the jump for a video of the Kal-El in action. More →

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Wi-Fi HTC Flyer landing in Best Buy on May 22nd

By on May 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

Wi-Fi HTC Flyer landing in Best Buy on May 22nd

Best Buy announced on Thursday that it will be the exclusive retailer of the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer when it lands in stores and online on May 22nd. The Flyer is a 7-inch Android tablet with a 1.5GHz single core processor, a 4,000 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, HDMI-out, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. It was originally announced during Mobile World Congress in February, where we had a chance to get up close for a hands-on. Best Buy has not yet revealed how much the tablet will cost but with the 22nd three short days away, we won’t have long to wait to find out. Hit the jump for the full announcement. More →

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HTC HD7S headed to AT&T on June 5th for $200

By on May 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM.

HTC HD7S headed to AT&T on June 5th for $200

Via its Facebook page, AT&T has announced that it will offer the HTC HD7S Windows Phone handset for $199.99 beginning on June 5th. The HD7S offers a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and more. It was originally announced on March 21, and we had a chance to get up close and personal with it during CTIA. Given its launch date, we assume it will be packed with Microsoft’s latest software update, which we’re sure we’ll hear more about on May 24th. More →

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Motorola DROID X2 user guide hits the web

By on May 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM.

Motorola DROID X2 user guide hits the web

The Motorola DROID X2 is definitely taking a page from the DROID Incredible 2′s playbook. That is: we know almost everything about this phone although Verizon Wireless has yet to officially announce it. Bearing that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the DROID X2′s user guide has hit Motorola’s official website. The guide confirms that the X2 will be a dual-core, 1GHz device with a 4.3-inch display and qHD resolution. It also confirms that the handset’s form will be nearly identical to that of the original DROID X; released just one year ago. The DROID X2 has a rumored go-live date of May 26th, although the guide does little to confirm that. Hit the jump to check out the PDF. More →

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HTC Lead for AT&T image and spec sheet leaked

By on May 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM.

HTC Lead for AT&T image and spec sheet leaked

Pocketnow has gotten its hands on an image of the HTC Lead from AT&T, and 911 Sniper has leaked a few of the specs. Neither AT&T nor HTC have announced the Lead yet, but it’s rumored to sport a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor — which we first saw in the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G — 768MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch WVGA display, and a 5-megapixel camera. It’s unclear when the Lead will launch, but the device is rumored to run Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), which could make it the first Gingerbread device on AT&T. There’s no word of HSPA+ support, but we’d be stunned if this device launched without a 4G label glued to the end of its name. More →

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Verizon’s Samsung DROID Charge now available

By on May 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM.

Verizon’s Samsung DROID Charge now available

Verizon’s second 4G LTE smartphone, the Samsung DROID Charge, is finally available. Here’s a quick refresher of the phone’s spec sheet: it offers a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 32GB microSD card, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video. We recently reviewed the DROID Charge, and with data speeds that hovered regularly around 20Mbps in New York City, we called it the 4G LTE “phone to beat.” You can pick up the DROID Charge in Verizon Wireless stores and online for $299.99 with a new two-year contract. More →

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White Samsung Nexus S headed to AT&T

By on May 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM.

White Samsung Nexus S headed to AT&T

AT&T may soon join Sprint and T-Mobile as the third U.S. carrier to offer the Nexus S. The phone was spotted in white on Samsung’s website with AT&T listed as its carrier, although Samsung appears to have removed the page. We suspect AT&T will tag the Nexus S with HSPA+ support and slap a 4G at the end of its name, although the website doesn’t confirm whether it will launch as a 3G or a 4G device. The Nexus S is powered by Google’s latest Android Gingerbread operating system and will receive future Android updates ahead of other devices. It’s equipped with a 4-inch 800 x 480 resolution display, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. More →

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