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4 years ago

Video hands-on with the Xperia X10

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As we march closer to a reported launch of the Android-powered Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, possibly on T-Mobile, we're starting to see pre-release units floating around, and Juelu from PocketPC.ch has got one. After the break, a quick hands-on video and a few pics taken with the Snapdragon-powered phone. [pocketpc.ch]

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4 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Really Heading To T-Mobile ?

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After being rumored once upon a time for AT&T, it looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will land on the magenta carrier, T-Mobile. The Xperia X10 FCC manual lists the device as having 3G Bands 1, 4, and 8--which are the bands for T-Mobile US AWS 3G. This does keep in line with what we heard recently but knowing the history of Sony Ericsson's Xperia line (and how US carriers never offered the X1), it's still semi-surprising to see actually happen. Though maybe since the Xperia X10 is a 'flagship'-type Android device, T-Mobile saw an opportunity to bolster their weakening Androind lineup (relative to Verizon & Sprint).

If true, the Xperia X10 has infinitely more chance of success in the US with a US carrier attached. Who's interested?

[via bgr

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 20 Dec 2009

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Week one of the Smartphone Round Robin is over and week two begins tomorrow. We've just scratched the surface here and already we've run the gamut from a Windows Mobile user examining webOS to a BlackBerry user having an encounter with the Droid. If you have a Smartphone need, we're pretty confident that the Round Robin will help you find out how to fill it.

We could go on, but there's egg nog to be spiked and presents to be wrapped, so hit up the updates page for a list of reviews by platform and hit this post up after the break for the best of Smartphone Experts this week.

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4 years ago

Screenshots show possible Sense UI from HTC Espresso

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Where there's an upcoming HTC phone, there's a current HTC ROM dump. And that brings us to this leak that reportedly shows the HTC Espresso's Sense UI with Android 2.1, ripped from the ROM and plopped onto a Hero. That bolsters the argument that the Espresso may be the successor to the Hero, but we'll just have to wait and see. A couple more pictures after the break. [Via HTCPedia]

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4 years ago

'SNL' takes a swipe at the iPhone with Google's Nexus One

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Either the folks at NBC's "Saturday Night Live" are as nerdy as we are, or Engadget EiC Joshua Topolsky's visits on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have been rubbing off. Either way, the SNL gang used the Google Nexus One to take a big swing at the iPhone (and AT&T) last night during "Weekend Update."

"It was reported this week that Google would soon launch its own cellphone as a challenge to the iPhone. Also a challenge to the iPhone? Making phone calls."

Now that's comedy! Peep the video after the break. [via Engadget]

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4 years ago

Full details on Motorola Sholes Tablet (XT701)

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Tired of those blurry shots of the Motorola Sholes Tablet (aka the XT701)? Yeah, us, too. Fortunately, Moto's Chinese Web site put forth the full Monte (though the site's currently down). Here are the full, official specs:

  • WCDMA / HSDPA 10.2M / HSUPA 5.76M
  • 3.7-inch-wide touch-screen , 854X480 resolution
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Xenon flash
  • CortexTM-A8 processor
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor.
  • aGPS.
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  • WiFi b/g
  • MicroSD
  • FM tuner
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Support for MP3/AAC/AACv1/AACv2/AMR-NB/AMR-WB/MIDI/MIDI/WAV/Ogg Vorbis
  • Supported video formats MPEG4/H.263/H.264
  • Support SMS, MMS, e-mail (POP3/IMAP4) and enterprise-class e-mail
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

And a few more pics after the break.

[Via AndroidOS.in] Thanks, everyone, who sent this in!

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4 years ago

A look inside the Xperia X10

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If you're the kind of person who enjoys a good teardown of a smartphone, check out this one of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 from MyDrivers. Because who doesn't love good gadget pr0n first thing in the morning? [Gallery via AndroidOS.in]

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4 years ago

HTC tells Magic, Dream owners on Rogers: No Donut for you!

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Bad news for those of you with the HTC Magic and Dream on Canada's Rogers network: Looks like you'll be stuck with Android 1.5 for the forseeable future. On HTC's Web site, under "Can I upgrade my Rogers Magic device to Android 1.6, it says ...

"HTC is not currently planning any Android 1.6 upgrades for Rogers Dream or Magic. Android 1.6 was only made available for “Google”-branded devices such as the G1. It is not available for HTC-branded products such as the Dream or Magic, which use Android 1.5. We believe that Android 1.5 is a stable and reliable software platform that delivers a terrific user experience."

You know what? Android 1.5 is a reliable software platform that delivered a terrific user experience -- in 2008. Upgrades are released for a reason: To get onto devices. Sorry, folks. Best hope for some hacking alternatives.

[HTC via BGR]

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4 years ago

More renders of the Moto Sholes Tablet

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Here's another look at the Motorola Sholes Tablet (aka the XT701) with its unslightly bump. The thing is thin, sure, but there's a exactly what the hardware will be is still up for debate. This render clearly shows an 8-megapixel camera with xenon flash (how's that gonna affect battery life?), while a previous look showed a 5MP camera. Rumored specs continue be an upgraded processor from the Droid, built-in HDMI with 720p video quality (which we already have in the Droid), and an FM radio.

The Sholes tablet is rumored for release in Russia and China in 2010, with Android 2.1 on board. One more render after the break.

[Via mobiset.ru - thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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4 years ago

HTC Hero and 2.1, New Moto Droid features, Rooting devices, New Beautiful Widgets

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