Leaked Windows Phone 7 smartphone from HTC: 4.5" Super AMOLED display and 1.5GHz processor

By on July 2, 2010 at 4:26 PM.

Leaked Windows Phone 7 smartphone from HTC: 4.5" Super AMOLED display and 1.5GHz processor

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As with any leak, we suggest you approach this with a healthy amount of skepticism, but if a post made to PConline is to be believed, this upcoming Windows Phone 7 handset from HTC — the HD3 — is going to be an absolute beast. We mean, take a look at the purported specs:

  • 4.5″ WXGA Super AMOLED multi-touch display
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 1080p HD playback
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • 3G / 4G connectivity
  • 32GB microSD support
  • 1GB RAM / 1GB ROM
  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • 115mm x 65mm x 10mm

Like we said, this is strictly a rumor, but how great would it be if it all came true?

[Via Gizmodo] More →

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Motorola announces the rugged and secure ES400

By on June 18, 2010 at 1:00 AM.

Motorola announces the rugged and secure ES400

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Windows Mobile 6.5 isn’t dead, it’s just been given a bizarre makeover and loaded onto a strange new handset from Motorola in the ES400. Created specifically for enterprise customers that need a handset that’s as secure as it is rugged, the Sprint-bound ES400 will run Microsoft’s newly announced Windows Embedded Handheld, an OS that is currently based on WinMo 6.5.3. An EV-DO world phone with support for HSDPA roaming, the ES400 is kitted out with a 3″ VGA touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi a/b/g, barcode scanner, 600MHz ARM 11 processor, 256MB RAM and 1GB of internal flash memory. Pricing and a release date have not been set. More →

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 and LG Fathom show up in Verizon Wireless' systems

By on April 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 and LG Fathom show up in Verizon Wireless' systems

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We know there’s a big Apple iPhone announcement looming over, but that still shouldn’t stop some of those Verizon faithfuls from getting excited over brand new devices, right? We’ve scored shots of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and LG Fathom making its way into Verizon’s internal systems. Most of you know all about the 9650, but the Fathom VS750, is a global Windows Phone with a QWERTY slider, 3.2″ WVGA display and 3.2 megapixel shooter. Couple this discovery with Verizon’s teaser that went out about six new devices coming, we should probably assume that the wait is almost over folks. Hit the break for a shot of the Fathom resting easy in Big Red’s system. More →

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About those upcoming Verizon phones…

By on April 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM.

About those upcoming Verizon phones…

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We haven’t been able to independently verify this in any way, but nonetheless we thought we’d share it with everyone as it makes a lot of sense. One our of Verizon connects hit us up last night and let us know what they’ve heard are five of the six upcoming handsets VZW was teasing about yesterday: the HTC Incredible, LG VS750, Microsoft’s “Pure” and “Turtle” and the Samsung Reality. As we mentioned, our connect isn’t sure what the sixth is, but we’re guessing it could be either the BlackBerry Bold 9650 or even Verizon’s Google Nexus One. Anyone hear otherwise?

Thanks, VZW!

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T-Mobile offering discounted HD2s to those who jilt their iPhone

By on April 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM.

T-Mobile offering discounted HD2s to those who jilt their iPhone

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T-Mobile is tapping into the popularity of the HTC HD2 with the creation of a trade-in program which allows iPhone owners to turn in their hardware in exchange for a credit ranging from $100 to $350 to be used towards the newly released smartphone. Available only by phone, at non-corporate dealers and through the usual business channels, the only conditions are that the iPhone being traded in must be in full working condition. Not a bad deal at all considering anyone taking up the offer doesn’t even need to sign up for a service contract. Now if only T-Mobile was able to keep these things in stock until the promotion ends on May 19th. More →

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AdMob: Smartphone traffic is up in a big way

By on March 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM.

AdMob: Smartphone traffic is up in a big way

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No, you haven’t been imagining things: everyone and their grandma has indeed been using a smartphone to surf the web. From February 2009 to February 2010, AdMob tracked an impressive 193% increase in absolute traffic from smartphones. As it presently stands, or more accurately as it stood at the end of February, the iPhone OS reigned supreme at gobbling up data with 50% stake of AdMob’s smartphone traffic while Android and Symbian came in second and third with 24% and 18% respectively. RIM’s BlackBerry OS didn’t fare too well (surprise, surprise) at 4%, but that was still enough for it to escape the utter embarrassment felt by Windows Mobile which saw its 2% matched by the “Others”. Speaking of others, feature phones are using more data than ever with absolute traffic up 31% while MIDs like the iPod touch, Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP really took off with a gain of 403%, again, in absolute terms. Where these numbers will be a year from now is anyone’s guess, but with smartphones continuing to pick up steam and tablet devices being release at a fast and furious pace, its seems safe to say that next year’s numbers make these look minuscule. More →

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HTC HD2 now available from T-Mobile

By on March 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM.

HTC HD2 now available from T-Mobile

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Man do we kind of feel bad for T-Mobile this week. Not only did they show up to CTIA with nothing but a crappy netbook, but today they start selling the HD2, a smartphone most people have already forgotten about thanks to the EVO 4G. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement — tons of people have been waiting for this phone for almost six months and no doubt a few die-hards are going to be queued up outside some T-Mobile shops to be first. But do you think they’re going to be all smiles this summer when things like the EVO 4G and fourth-gen iPhone are on sale and they’re 19,999 pennies lighter and still have over a year and a half to go on contract? Nope.  More →

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T-Mobile HD2 gets sold early, stars in YouTube videos

By on March 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM.

T-Mobile HD2 gets sold early, stars in YouTube videos

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As far as we here at BGR are concerned, once a product is physically in store it’s good to be sold regardless of whatever the squares at corporate may think about it and its designated street date. In the spirit of this (and because it’s an admittedly slow Sunday), today we’ve got a few videos of a T-Mobile HTC HD2 that YouTube user JDMiPhoner managed to snag at a Vancouver, WA Walmart a few days ahead of its March 24th street date. He decided to post a series of hands on videos which cover the unboxing, first boot up and configuration, app overview and a demo of voice commands. Excited? Good, because we’ve gone through the trouble of queuing them up after the break for your viewing pleasure.

P.S. If you can’t get enough of the HD2, you can check out an unboxing of it courtesy of one of our connects.

Thanks, to everyone that hit us up! More →

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Android on the rise as Windows Mobile falters

By on March 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM.

Android on the rise as Windows Mobile falters

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A lot happened in the US smartphone market from October 2009 to January 2010, but thankfully there are companies like comScore kicking about to help us make sense of just which platforms were the biggest winners and losers during this period. The biggest platform was not surprisingly Google’s Android which saw an uptick of 4.3% to a total of 7.1% thanks in part to the successful launches of handsets like the DROID, DROID ERIS and Hero. RIM’s BlackBerry OS, which faired second best with a gain of 1.7% continued to dominate the total smartphone market at 43%, but one has to wonder if RIM could have done just a little bit more. After all, it did launch the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Curve 8530 and Storm2 during these months. Apple’s iPhone didn’t do as well as many would have guessed, but its 0.3% increase makes quite a bit of sense when you consider the tradition of people holding out on iPhone purchases in the six months leading up the summer release of the devices later iteration. Nonetheless, it does hold a 25.1% stake in the US smartphone market. When it comes to market share, one’s success is another’s misfortune. Not exactly a stranger to losing ground, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile managed to shed 4.0% thanks in part to what can be politely summed up as a general indifference to its current platform (how things will change). After this, we saw Palm with a loss of 2.1%. In Palm’s defence a lot of this can be attributed to people finally getting around to ditching Palm OS, but the fact remains that thing’s aren’t going to well for a company that many felt was on the path to recovery just 15 months ago. More →

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LG's army of phones at CES: eXpo, Chocolate touch, GM750, GW550, GT540, more

By on January 7, 2010 at 5:36 PM.

LG's army of phones at CES: eXpo, Chocolate touch, GM750, GW550, GT540, more

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LG certainly has a huge presence at CES this year with displays and phones almost everywhere you turn. So sit back while we bring all the handsets right to you and make you feel like you were here. Sort of. While we’ve seen of these phones before, there are a few that are still awaiting official details from LG. So here are some pics and details to hold you over for now, after the break. More →

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Sprint to announce Windows Mobile WiMax phone January 6th?

By on December 23, 2009 at 7:42 AM.

Sprint to announce Windows Mobile WiMax phone January 6th?

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There are a series of recent events and announcements that could lead one to believe that Sprint, LG and Microsoft are working together to announce something big. Sprint has been planning a big show for CES on January 6 and calling it the “must-attend” event of the entire exhibit, and announcements will be made by Dan Hesse and Steve Ballmer. There is little need to second guess what is in store for the announcement if Ballmer and Hesse are taking the stage together.

For the following evening, Sprint and LG have been separately sending out invites to the same event, so it’s very likely the two are working together on a new device. This shindig is also going to be hosted by Brooke Shields. Throw in the announcement from the night before, Sprint’s aggressive plans to launch WiMax-enabled devices, and we have the makings of a Windows Mobile WiMax device on Sprint’s network. None of this is written in stone, but what else could it possibly be? More →

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Leaked HD2 ROM confirms a future with T-Mobile

By on December 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM.

Leaked HD2 ROM confirms a future with T-Mobile

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Since the very first day it was announced for Europe and Asia, we have known that the HTC HD2 would make its way to the US by the first quarter of 2010. A specific carrier was not named, although the rumor mill was quick to point to T-Mobile, something which was shortly thereafter given credence after the leaking of an alleged internal slide which featured the device. Today a new video featuring a leaked copy of ROM 2.01 proves once and for all that the device is undergoing testing by T-Mobile USA as the boot screen clearly shows the logo of T-Mobile’s “Stick Together” slogan. As for what’s new in 2.01, Windows Mobile junkies will likely love the live preview of files in the Documents tab as well as some much needed spit polish to the music library. Hit the jump for a quick video rundown.

[Via WMPoweruser] More →

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HTC's 1H 2010 portfolio leaked, pictured and spec'd

By on December 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM.

HTC's 1H 2010 portfolio leaked, pictured and spec'd

If you live and die by HTC, you might be very excited to know that the company’s portfolio for the first half of 2010 has been leaked online. HTC’s portfolio was presented in Vienna back in October in a global meeting, and now it’s available for us to see. The phones are broken down by category: Design, Performance, Social and Productivity (can’t a phone be two or more?). Lined up are a number of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and Android devices, so we hope you’re sitting down for this one. Hit the break to see how the phones are broken down by category and to see some images of the devices themselves!

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