T-Mobile let it slip through its Twitter account Wednesday that the Motorola Charm will be available beginning Wednesday, August 25. The carrier also announced on its Facebook page that the Android device will carry a price tag of $74.99 with a contract.
If you're not familiar with Charm it sports a quirky rectangular design in "golden bronze." The 2.8-inch capacitive touch-screen is smaller than we'd like, though it has a full QWERTY keyboard.
The handset runs Android 2.1 and MotoBlur while offering a 3-megapixel camera with Kodak Perfect Touch technology, voice dialing, Bluetooth, … Read more
Gizmodo has acquired a few new pictures of the unique, square-shaped Motorola handset that first popped up back in April. Although the details are light, this time around we're getting a glimpse of where the phone will land. If the images are to believed, the tiny MotoBlur smartphone will debut with AT&T in the near future.
Motorola announced a European variant of this phone back in June under the name Flipout. If you'll recall, the phonemaker has a history of releasing the same phone with different names, depending on the carrier. For instance, the Cliq is … Read more
The rumored Android PSP gaming phone from Sony Ericsson isn't just potentially good news for PSP fans--it's necessary news. In case you haven't noticed, the PSP is being edged out of the handheld market thanks to the success of the App Store as a gaming platform for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, and the continued but diminishing popularity of the Nintendo DS. Not even a furious Marcus can stop it.
The next generation of handheld gaming is nearly upon us, and it favors change: Nintendo's 3DS adopts 3D gaming and throws in a 3D camera; … Read more
In a wise move to keep Android devices ahead of the curve in terms of features, Google has released Voice Actions. The free app, which requires Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher, is pretty simple: it let's you speak several handy commands that access various features on your phone. Simply stating a word automatically launches a Web search, or you can use specific statements to send e-mails and text messages, listen to music, pull up maps, get directions, or make a note to yourself.
Digitimes reports plans from Toshiba to produce an Android-based touch-screen tablet computer, due out in September or October of 2010.
The report is light on details, but claims the Toshiba tablet will include a 10-inch screen and run on an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Critical specs, such as price, battery life, and 3G compatibility, are all still unknown.
Putting aside convertible laptops and the dual-screen Libretto W100, news of the upcoming Android tablet is the best evidence we've seen of Toshiba's commitment to the tablet since 2009's 7-inch JournE tablet, shown above. The timing of the proposed … Read more
Turns out the Web is dead. Nope, sorry, Chris Anderson from Wired said so, and that's just the way it is. Nevertheless, we discuss. Also, the Chrome OS is about to hit the tablet world like a meteor, you're only getting half the broadband you're paying for, and Microsoft Flight Simulator is back! Darren and Rafe are so excited! Molly and Jason are also here!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
We've seen the leaks and now we have official confirmation from T-Mobile that the T-Mobile G2 is, indeed, real.
The carrier posted a teaser site for the T-Mobile G1's successor on Wednesday, with an opportunity to sign up for e-mail updates. The G2 will be the first smartphone to run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, which promises 4G-like speeds, but for now, there are few other details about the Android phone. T-Mobile said it will reveal more in the coming weeks and will give current customers exclusive first access to the G2.
If you weren't convinced that HTC was working on an alleged Desire HD, this should do it for you.
Amazon UK briefly listed the phone as being for sale on Monday night before getting pulled almost instantly. Thankfully, someone over at Electric Pig grabbed a screen shot of the HTC 99HLZ001-00 ACE/Desire HD listed with a price tag of ?415, approximately $645 U.S. The codename "Ace" has been tossed around since the rumors began a few weeks ago, but the final name of the product is still unclear.
For those unfamiliar, the Desire HD is … Read more
Cross-platform social-gaming network Scoreloop is now growing at more than 100,000 new users a day.
The service, which acts as an add-on for game developers to tack on in-game payments, leaderboards, matchmaking, and various other social-networking features to their applications, can now be found on the iOS and Android.
Scoreloop CEO Marc Gumpinger told CNET that other platforms are soon to follow, including HP's WebOS, Windows Mobile, BREW and Symbian, but that right now he's floored at how fast it's taken off. "To put it in perspective, Google just communicated a week ago that they activate 200,000 new devices per day,&… Read more