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Nokia’s first Windows Phone device due in 2012, says report

March 14th, 2011

According to a report filed by Daily News & Analysis, Nokia will bring its first Windows Phone handset to market sometime in 2012. The information comes courtesy of Nokia India’s MD, D. Shivakumar, who was quoted as saying his company’s first Windows Phone handset would become available “roughly 12 months from now.” The information contradicts previous reports, and …

Verizon’s ThunderBolt to launch March 17th, tweets HTC sales manager [updated]

March 11th, 2011

An eagle-eyed reader has directed our attention to an interesting tweet published by Imran Shahid, an HTC regional sales manager handling Verizon accounts. According to Shahid, HTC’s ThunderBolt handset will launch on Verizon Wireless next Thursday, March 17th. The aforementioned timeline predates our prognostication by a mere four days, but we’re sure that won’t upset …

Verizon’s Samsung Stealth gets pictured; April release date rumored

March 8th, 2011

Formerly known as the SCH-i520, the Samsung Stealth made a brief appearance at the Consumer Electronics show back in January. Announced along with ten other LTE devices by Verizon Wireless, the Stealth was forced to play second fiddle to the ThunderBolt, BIONIC, and XOOM. But today, we get to pay a little homage to the forgotten, 4G handset, …

Rumors put Windows Phone devices on Verizon’s network in late March

February 25th, 2011

According to information acquired by WinRumors, Verizon Wireless will begin to sell Windows Phone handsets towards the end of March. Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” the blog goes on to note that the HTC 7 Trophy — the same CDMA, WP7 handset to be carried by Sprint — could be announced as early as …

Samsung Galaxy S II launching at the end of March, tips UK retailer

February 25th, 2011

UK-based online retailer Clove has posted some interesting information concerning the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Via a brief blog post, the company writes, “we’ve had word today that the first stock of the Samsung Galaxy S II i9100, both the 16GB & 32GB versions, will be landing mid to late March.” The March timeline predates …

Peculiar leak suggests HTC ThunderBolt hitting Best Buy March 10th

February 25th, 2011

The above photograph reeks of a coordinated leak, as it was sent to a handful of tech-centric sites and forums at around 11:30PM last night. What we’re allegedly looking at is a Best Buy Mobile launch roadmap that lists Verizon’s HTC ThunderBolt handset with a March 10th release date. We’re assuming that the sheet is quite old …

Motorola XOOM $799, HTC Thunderbolt $249 at Best Buy

February 11th, 2011

The gang over at Droid-Life have gotten their hands on this week’s Best Buy circular. What do we learn? We again see that Motorola’s XOOM tablet will retail for $799 and users will have to purchase at least one month of mobile broadband service to activate the tablet’s Wi-Fi chipset. We also discover that the HTC …

HP TouchPad planned for June, priced at $699?

February 11th, 2011

One of our sources has just provided us with new information surrounding the launch of the recently unveiled HP TouchPad. It’s been communicated to us that HP is (or was — it’s not clear if things have recently changed) planning on having the TouchPad in market before the end of June. We’ve also been told pricing …