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Android 2.1

BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Acer Liquid e on sale now from Rogers

June 2nd, 2010

It’s not surprising since we told you this would be the case, but today Canada’s Rogers Wireless today announced the immediate availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Acer Liquid e. While they’re both obviously quite different handsets in that the Liquid e runs Android 2.1 and that the Pearl 3G is, well, a BlackBerry, …

Motorola announces the FLIPOUT with Android 2.1 and enhanced MOTOBLUR

June 2nd, 2010

Here it is, folks. Motorola has gotten around to announcing the FLIPOUT, aka that strange and square Motorola smartphone. The big news here apart from its strange, swivel design and 67mm square body and Android 2.1, are the enhancements made to MOTOBLUR. In a nutshell, you’re going to be able to resize widgets, implement filters in …

Samsung to release the Galaxy S in 110 countries on the same day

June 1st, 2010

If a report by the Korea IT Times is to be believed, Samsung is preparing an extremely aggressive launch for its Galaxy S; one which would see the Android smartphone launch in 110 countries in a single day. There’s no definitive word on when the launch will occur, but the smart money is on it …

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 …

Android 2.1 now available for the Sprint HTC Hero

May 19th, 2010

At long last, the much anticipated Android 2.1 update for the Sprint HTC Hero has been released to the public. For those not already rocking a rooted, updated device, this carrier-sanctioned update will bring your handset into the 21st century with Android 2.1, an updated Sense UI, and a few minor bug fixes. If you …

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, …