Hey everybody. Jerry back this week with with some tips for Google Voice. If you're not using Google Voice, you've surely heard people talking it up, with good reason. Google Voice runs great on most smartphones, and like most things Google, it runs incredibly well on Android phones.
Hit the break for some hints about getting an invite and setting it all up so you can enjoy the convenience of visual voice mail and a central number across multiple phones.
We're taking this one with a pretty big grain of salt, but word around the water cooler is that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 -- currently languishing with Android 1.6 -- will get its upgrade to Android 2.1 in September. And on top of that, it'll miraculously get multitouch, too, never mind the report that it's supposed to be physically impossible due to a hardware limitation. We're not getting too worked up over this as the X10 isn't actually available in the United States. But for everyone else's sake, let's hope September brings some good news. [Cell Phone Reviews.co.uk via Electronista]
I'll be up front - WeLove the WePad. I'm all itchy in the pocket just waiting for it to hit the US shores. Today we get a glimpse of the Neofonie UI and I for one am loving it. Big icons, widgets, and a sidebar look to be a great mix for an Android tablet. The video shows something else to get excited over, the first half shows the WePad with a USB mouse attached. Yes, a computer mouse on a tablet. Maybe ports and connectors on a tablet isn't a bad idea after all, Mr. Jobs. Later in the video we see another prototype using the touchscreen as well. If you're holding out for an Android tablet, you gotta have a look. At 450 Euros ($609.00 US) the WePad won't be the cheapest Android tablet, but after seeing the latest video, it looks like a bargain to me. Hit the break for the video. [via TechCrunch and SlashGear]
Not to be left out of the fun, T-Mobile appears to possibly be getting a phone that looks suspiciously like the Samsung Galaxy S. The Bluetooth SIG has approved a Samsung SCH-T959 following the Samsung T-Mobile naming convention with specs that point to the Galaxy S. Features listed for the device are a 4-inch AMOLED touch screen, Android OS, and TouchWIZ 3.0. Confusingly, the SIG report also calls the phone the T939, which is the Samsung Behold 2, but could just be a typo. [UnwiredView]
In a nod to the power of social networks, HTC wants Facebook users to vote on the name of its next device. The options? Jovi, Zeal, Wildfire, and Festi. No details about the device are given so we don't know if it's going to be an Android-powered, Windows Mobile-powered, or dumbphone-powered device or even what form factor it'll take. But even if with all that mystery, to be able to have a little say in what the name of the next HTC device is going to be is kind of cool.
On the poll, HTC cryptically says that they're looking for a name "that is playful and full of youth". And given that they're hosting the survey on Facebook, we can assume it'll deeply tie into social networking. Basically, there's a good chance that this phone isn't for the grown up in us. Hopefully, HTC continues this trend of customer input cause it's pretty darn fun.
Psst, our vote is currently in last place. Which name are you voting for? [facebook]
Now the the Verizon Droid Incredible is out of the bag, it reasons that waiting for the Verizon-capable Nexus One became a bit moot. But we wanna hear your reasons why. Does anybody still care? Vote your hearts out, and let us know in the comments why.
Well isn't that cute? Pictures of the world's second smallest Android handset, the Huawei Joy (aka Vodaphone 845), have turned up on the Internets. (What's the smallest, you ask?) With a 2.8-inch screen and a 3.2 MP camera, the specs aren't anything to write home about, but it does cover all the bases and it is an adorable little gadget, isn't it? Three more pictures after the break. [Unwired View]