Looks like everybody's favorite T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide just got a price. According to a leaked slide from Tmonews, the myTouch 3G Slide will be available for $149.99 with new 2-year contract and $399.99 off contract (that's Even More and Even More Plus for those counting). Given the decent specs of the myTouch 3G Slide and the fact that it'll be running Android 2.1 with Sense, that $150 price looks like a steal. If you're in the market for a solid Android phone with a physical keyboard, the myTouch 3G is a really great option. We won't be surprised if the myTouch 3G Slide becomes the phone that'll replace many people's G1.
HTC today announced the Wildfire (you might remember that name from a contest HTC ran), essentially the Desire squeezed down into a 3.2-inch screen, with a lower price the end result. (That's also known as "entry level" these days.)
The screen itself is QVGA, so it's not as high-resolution as you get on the Desire, Nexus One and the like. But it does have a 5-megapixel camera the new HTC Sense, WiFi, Bluetooth, aGPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card and Europe's 3G bands. It also features the same trackpad found on the Desire and Legend.
The Wildfire also features a new widget that lets you recommend an application by e-mail.
Pricing was not announced, but the Wildfire should be available in Europe and Asia in the third quarter. Full presser after the break.
Hey everybody! Welcome to another week of Inside Android. This week we're gonna look at the things most everybody will change on their phones -- wallpaper and ringtones. There might even be a little something extra thrown in for people using stock Android as well. Place your tray in the upright position, fasten your seatbelts and continue past the break.
It's been a busy, busy week of Android news, with tons of information coming from every angle from leaks, to official releases and tons of Sprint Evo 4G coverage. Some new devices appear to be on their way in, and a few big-hitters from Google appear to be on their way out. Sprint Nexus One dreams are crushed, statues and screenshots of Froyo appear, and plenty of new applications have been reviewed. It was fast an furious, but don't worry, all you have to do is check below for links to the coverage.
To say everybody's excited about the Sprint Evo 4G is a bit of an understatement, at best. You're blowing up our forums (and inboxes) with pictures, videos and questions. Here's what's at the tip of your tongues:
With more than 50,000 applications in the Android Market, it can be tricky finding something that stands out. But we've got your back. After the break are just a few of the apps that we here at Android Central use on a daily basis. Bon appetite!
This one's going to make a lot of you Android purists happy: Unlike on the Droid Incredible, you can run the stock Android 2.1 home screen on the Sprint Evo 4G, as our pal Andrew from Androinica showed us the other night at the launch party in New York. Switch off Sense (again, just the home screen -- the other HTC tweaks should remain) through the same method as on the HTC Desire and you get the stock launcher, the usual home screens and the stinkeye from any HTC people who might be lurking about. Check out the video after the break. [via Androinica]
At this point, the Sprint Evo 4G has been handled every which way to Sunday -- not that it's some big secret or something. But there still are a few odds and ends to clean up. One of them is the retail box, which we see above. Also confirmed is that the Evo's shipping with an 8GB microSD card, which is darn nice of Sprint. Handful of more pics after the break.
When it rains, it pours. Just got word of a new leak for the HTC Sprint Hero. No way of knowing if this is the final 2.1 version, but this one is signed with release keys so you will lose your root for sure if you're into that sort of thing. Anyone who feels brave and wants to try for themselves you can find it here.
Remember, this is not official software from any carrier. Using this is at your own risk, and nobody here at Android Central is suggesting you try it, though we're more than happy to show you where it is. :p Thanks Beezy420!
We're back from the Sprint Evo 4G launch party in New York City, and Phil and Mickey brought Jerry Hildenbrand along for the podcast ride. Oh, and we did it all live with hundreds of you listening and in the chat room. It was a sight, to say the least.
Let's cut to the chase. Google is going to offer the Nexus One in traditional retail outlets. While they were trying to be innovative in offering the phone exclusively through their google.com/phone website, Andy Rubin (VP of engineering for Android) himself writes today that sales have been less than stellar and that users want to play with a phone before they buy it.
As with every innovation, some parts worked better than others. While the global adoption of the Android platform has exceeded our expectations, the web store has not. It’s remained a niche channel for early adopters, but it’s clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose from.
So today we’re announcing the following changes:
More retail availability. As we make Nexus One available in more countries we’ll follow the same model we’ve adopted in Europe, where we're working with partners to offer Nexus One to consumers through existing retail channels. We’ll shift to a similar model globally.
From retail to viewing. Once we have increased the availability of Nexus One devices in stores, we'll stop selling handsets via the web store, and will instead use it as an online store window to showcase a variety of Android phones available globally.
Innovation requires constant iteration. We believe that the changes we're announcing today will help get more phones to more people quicker, which is good for the entire Android ecosystem: users, partners and also Google.
Great news out of Mountain View for students today. Google is prioritizing Google Voice invites for college students to help with keeping in touch on a college budget. Now parents everywhere will be able to keep in touch with (read: harrass) their children without long distance phone charges (do people even still pay those?), and students will have free text messaging, plus voicemail transcripts and all the other bells and whistles.
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