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AT&T-bound and Android 2.1-powered Samsung i897 breaks cover

May 28th, 2010

Have you spent countless nights wishing that AT&T would introduce a respectable Android smartphone into its product offerings? Well, to you we say meet the Samsung i897 — leaked for your viewing pleasure by the folks at AndroidGuys. Closely resembling the Samsung Galaxy S, the i897 is said to come with a 4″ AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 …

Rogers Acer Liquid e now shipping to dealers

May 27th, 2010

Sure it might not be as sexy as the HTC Legend headed to Bell or the HTC Triumph aka Desire headed to Telus, but last night Rogers informed its employees that the Acer Liquid e has launched. Running Android 2.1 (for now), the Liquid e possesses a 3.5″ WVGA capacitive display, 5 megapixel camera with …

HTC EVO 4G gets rooted before release

May 24th, 2010

Just days after Google handed out an EVO 4G to every attendee of I/O 2010, a team of three hackers have managed to successfully root the phone with 11 days to spare. Details about how the root was achieved are being withheld, out of fear of a last minute patch, but that doesn’t mean that …

HTC Vision rumored to be a Desire with QWERTY keypad

May 21st, 2010

Here’s a great rumor to think about as we head into the weekend. Tweakers is reporting that the HTC Vision, a rumored Android smartphone we first learned about from Engadget, is in fact a variant of the Desire complete with a sliding QWERTY keypad. This information comes straight from the phone’s UAProfile, which is said …

myTouch 3G Slide coming to T-Mobile on June 2nd… for $180

May 20th, 2010

Today, T-Mobile announced that the fabled myTouch 3G Slide will be available to the masses starting on June 2nd. Despite the fact that the 3G Slide is nowhere near the most advanced Android smartphone on the market, we know for a fact that a lot of readers are really looking forward to picking one up …

HTC announces the Wildfire

May 17th, 2010

Well, well, well, look what we have here. No, it’s not some Chinese knockoff of the Desire — it’s the entry-level Wildfire, announced today by HTC. Running Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI, its key specs include a 3.2″ QVGA display, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microSD, …

Rumor puts the myTouch 3G Slide's price at $150

May 16th, 2010

With only a few weeks to go before sales officially kick off, retail pricing for T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide has leaked out. Pegged at $399.99 on an Even More Plus plan and $149.99 with an Even More plan after $50 MIR, there’s also an option to pay $23 per month over 20 months (apparently the …

Samsung's Galaxy S all but confirmed for life with T-Mobile

May 14th, 2010

Samsung and T-Mobile might as well just let the cat out of the bag and announce they’re banding together for the launch of the Galaxy S. While watching it get fondled by Howard Choi on YouTube, we couldn’t help but note two things: 1) It’s model number was listed as the SGH-T959 (a dead giveaway), and …

Rogers Acer Liquid e and Motorola QUENCH get priced

May 13th, 2010

Being the carrier that first brought Android to Canada, Rogers’ current Android line-up is extremely weak. Looking to change this, Rogers will soon be launching the Acer Liquid e and the Motorola QUENCH. Similar in that they both run Android, have 5 megapixel cameras, support 7.2Mbps 3G and have a candybar form, the two devices are …

Samsung’s upcoming i5801 gets a hands-on

May 13th, 2010

Apple’s not the only company dealing with a misplaced prototype this morning, as the Samsung GT-i5801 has been giving the hands on treatment by HoFo founder Howard Chui. Much like the Galaxy Spica, the i5801 — which may or may not be branded as the Galaxy 3 — is an entry-level Android smartphone. What sets it …