For those of you who thought Dell was content with putting out low-end Android handsets like the Aero, I submit the Thunder, Smoke, and Flash.
Wednesday saw Engadget leaking three new phones from the handsetmaker's road map. Looking through the various details and specs, one gets the sense that Dell has lofty ambitions for the platform, going so far as to create its own user interface called Stage. Based on the few pictures available, the experience looks stylish, sleek, and classy. Although we shouldn't expect to see these phones for nearly a year, Dell has already committed to … Read more
Thanks to a computer glitch, a handful of lucky Verizon Wireless customers found themselves getting the HTC Droid Incredible more than a week before its official launch date.
According to a few users in AndroidForums, their new Verizon handset arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday, days ahead of the scheduled April 29 date. After a little nay-saying and provocation, a user by the name of SoSmarmy decided to film himself powering up the phone. As I gather it, the number of users who have received their Droid Incredible was minimal and the glitch has since been fixed.
While many of us … Read more
According to the leaked documents, the Lightning is a portrait slider phone rocking a 4.1-inch WVGA Samsung OLED multitouch screen with the three required Back, Start, and Search buttons. In addition, the smartphone will supposedly have a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 processor and 1GB Flash ROM, 512MB RAM, and an 8GB microSD card.
Multimedia and entertainment features will be well represented by … Read more
Nokia saw its earnings and sales grow in the first quarter, though the results didn't meet analysts' expectations.
On Thursday, the Finland-based mobile phone maker reported earnings of 349 million euros ($465 million), or 9 cents a share, for the quarter ended March 31, a healthy boost from the 122 million euros it earned in 2009's first quarter.
Sales inched up 3 percent to 9.52 billion euros, showing growth for the first time in two years. But analysts as a whole were looking for earnings of 15 cents a share and sales of 9.69 billion euros.… Read more
Easy there, Motorola Devour owners. This isn't the Android 2.1 update you're probably hoping for but there is a software update in your future.
Verizon has begun rolling out software version CALAND_X_01.15.08P to the smartphone, which brings a number of fixes to improve performance and feature enhancements. These include:Improved stability in the browser, contacts, and V Cast Music appsFaster response time when using the Menu, Home, and Back keys Better call performance Easier removal of POP3 e-mail account and enhanced Exchange Calendar view to include meeting titles.
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Using its Facebook page to announce the news, the carrier revealed that it will offer the HTC Desire this summer after the device has gone through testing. The Desire, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2010, is an Android 2.1 smartphone similar to the Nexus One but with HTC Sense.
In addition to the Desire, U.S. Cellular also teased that it would offer another yet-to-be-named Android device in the future. What could it be?
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A handful of pictures arrived online early this week with what appears to be two new Motorola handsets. Looking very similar to the Motorola Krave ZN4 found on Verizon, these phones are yet another unique design from Motorola.
By all appearances, both models appear to be ready for production, however, we don't yet know how well the operating system works. On a related note, we can see that at least one design has MotoBlur and possibly Android 2.1 under the hood.
We haven't come across anything in terms of specs yet, so your guess is as good … Read more
Instead of the rumored T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide, the carrier introduced the Garminfone, a rebranded version of the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50, which was first announced at Mobile World Congress 2010. At that time, Garmin said it did not know whether the GPS-enabled smartphone would make it to North America, but T-Mobile will, in fact, be the first to launch the device worldwide when it comes out later this spring.
With Garmin behind the wheel, obviously … Read more
With roughly a month to go before its expected launch, the myTouch 3G Slide rumors and leaks have kicked into high gear.
A fresh batch of details found its way online over the weekend thanks to a source at Android and Me. Apparently T-Mobile and HTC recently gave out several hundred of these handsets to T-Mobile employees for testing and feedback. This source was among one of those lucky folks and was only too happy to provide details about the phone.