This morning, we saw blueprints of what the HTC HD7 would look like. This afternoon, we get to see the handset in real images. Taiwanese forum mobile01.com has posted several images of the HD7 Windows Phone 7 device. The handset has the very familiar HTC form, kickstand (albeit not where we were expecting), and super-thin bezel. We’ve got a few more shots of the device after the break.
For those BlackBerry users who refuse to sport black after Memorial Day, salvation is on the way. A white BlackBerry 9700, complete with a black track-button-nose, is currently visible on RIM’s Thai website. The addition of white to the Bold 9700 family is no surprise, as RIM debuted a pale version of the Bold 9000 several months after launch. Here at BGR, we are huge fans of Cheetos®, and for that reason alone, a white anything is out of the question. How about you? Does a white 9700 with a black nose pique anyone’s interests? More →
Prospective iPad owners can probably stop panicking as Asian component suppliers have come forward to confirm that their supplies are on schedule, and Foxconn should have the resources to manufacture up to 700,000 iPads in March and one million units in April. The suppliers expect that the iPad launch will go smoothly as planned and the rumored delay and shortage put forth by analyst Peter Misek of Canaccord Adams can be filed in the “not likely to happen” category. Anyone’s hopes renewed now that the current intelligence points to a successful and robust iPad launch? As always, Digitimes to the rescue. More →
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what does an Apple tablet rumor a day do for you? We don’t know but if these Apple tablet rumors continue their current pace, we may just find out. Today we have some fresh Apple tablet information courtesy of the Taiwan Economic News. The Tawainese newspaper is reporting that Apple’s upcoming tablet will feature a 9.6-inch “finger friendly” Wintek touchscreen, HSDPA connectivity (no Verizon Wireless), and a processor from Apple-owned P.A. Semi. The information comes from battery maker Dynex, which claims it has a contract to produce 300,000 long lasting battery packs per month for the upcoming Apple tablet. According to this rumor, the tablet will retail for $799 to $999 and will arrive sometime in February 2010. Check back tomorrow when all of these details change yet again at the hand of another wave of rumors.
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According to the folks over at Mobile Tech Review, the HTC Touch Diamond2 will be hitting the shelves of Taiwanese mobile phone merchants at the end of April. The Touch Diamond2 will be priced at NT$21,900 (≈$650 USD) and will ship with an 8GB microSD card. The North American counterpart is still MIA with no signs of the NAM version of the handset passing through the FCC and HTC being mum on future release dates. HTC knows we’re all anxious to get our TouchFLO 3D on with this sexy new handset — and its big brother, the Touch Pro2 — so hopefully good news is coming sooner rather than later.
It looks like Asus isn’t just stepping its game in the netbook market next year. Hot on the heels of launching its first Windows Mobile handsets, company sources revealed today that Asus may be jumping feet first into the Android handset market as well. Its first Android-powered handset is expected to debut in the first half of 2009 and will be launched initially in Taiwan. Customized and possibly rebranded models for overseas markets are then expected soon thereafter. With Asus going Android along with the rest of the world, 2009 is shaping up to be a banner year for the Google phone.