Starting today, customers can go into a Best Buy store and preorder the Evo 4G for pickup when the Android superphone launches on June 4. You will have to go into an actual store to place the order, but the good news is that you'll get the $199.99 price instantly (provided that you sign up for a two-year contract, of course) and therefore won't have to send in a mail-in … Read more
LG is getting ready to launch its first Android phone in the U.S. and has partnered up with Verizon Wireless to bring it to the masses. The LG Ally will be available in stores on May 20 for $99.99 but you can preorder yours from Verizon starting Thursday.
The Ally features a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. LG and Verizon have also launched an ad campaign for the Ally that ties in the release of the "Iron Man 2" movie, and people who purchase … Read more
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NEW YORK--Sprint CEO Dan Hesse finally revealed the pricing and release date of the much anticipated HTC Evo 4G at a special event here Wednesday. The nation's first 4G smartphone will be available starting June 4 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Android device will also be sold through national retailers, including Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Wal-Mart Stores.
Interestingly, the issue of data plans was never mentioned during the presentation and became a source of confusion during the event. … Read more
A few weeks back I reported on an upcoming Motorola phone that was rumored to have 3D capabilities in the display. It was suggested at the time that the flip-over clear screen was possibly tied to a patent filed by Motorola that changed the way in which the touch screen was perceived. Unfortunately, the phone may not be that cool after all.
Details surfaced this week that tell us the top cover provides a capacitive layer for touch whereas the screen itself offers resistive technology. The rationale behind it is simple. When opened, users can write on the screen with … Read more
For Research in Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, staying No. 1 isn't about apps or fancy hardware, it's about cost effectiveness.
For all the hoopla surrounding Apple's iPhone and the various Android smartphones that have hit the market recently, many forget what is still, by a healthy margin tops in the market: RIM's modest BlackBerry. And RIM intends to stay on top by doing what it does best: offering something that's more affordable and can operate on wireless networks more efficiently than its flashier competition.
RIM is currently the second biggest smartphone … Read more
I'm sure many of you thought this day would never come, but all you HTC Droid Eris owners are finally getting your Android 2.1 update.
Verizon announced via its VZW Support Twitter account that it has begun rolling out the over-the-air update and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks until it reaches all customers. The update is being released in random batches and you will receive a notification on your phone when it's ready for download.
Once installed, you'll be able to enjoy new features and improvements, such as pinch-to-zoom support … Read more
LG is set to host an event on Tuesday evening in New York to reveal all the details about its first Android device for the U.S. market, the LG Ally. However, the Boy Genius Report got a jump-start when it posted a handful of presentation screen shots this morning, which pretty much gives us everything we need to know about the phone.
Looking through the specs, we find that the Ally has hardware that closely resembles the Motorola Devour. Both handsets are powered by 600MHz processors and have 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM. However, there are some subtle differences … Read more
Following in the footsteps of Nokia and Google, Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is bringing free, voice-guided navigation to its Windows phones via an update to its Bing application.
Starting today, Windows 6.x phone owners (a list of compatible devices is below) can check for an update on their smartphone or point their mobile browser to m.bing.com to get the new features. Once you've downloaded the new version, simply launch the app and you should see a new Navigate button, which will calculate your route and provide audio prompts (powered by Microsoft's Tellme voice … Read more
Hit by a tough market and rough competition, Nokia is hoping that yet another reorganization will shake up the status quo.
The Finnish handset maker announced Tuesday that it will reorganize itself into what it calls a "simplified company structure." To better distinguish its various mobile phones and services, Nokia will revamp its business units into three separate entities--Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones, and Markets.
The new Mobile Solutions unit will handle Nokia's high-end mobile computer and smartphone products, which run under the Symbian and new MeeGo operating systems. The revamped Mobile Phones unit will turn its attention … Read more
New details have emerged concerning a handset we previously reported as being codenamed the Motorola Twist. According to Italian blog HDBlog.it, the phone will end up bearing the name of Motorola Flipout when it arrives in June.
With nothing officially announced from the handset maker, we only have rumors to work off for now. Hardware is said to include a 3.1-megapixel camera, a 2.8-inch touch display, and a QWERTY keyboard that flips out from behind the screen. The processor is listed as 700MHz with memory coming in at 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM. In terms of software, … Read more