Gone is the reference to HTC's Sense user interface, which should come as zero surprise. Also (almost) fixed is where the phone will be sold -- google.com/phone (mind the capital letters after the slash, people) -- and other specs have been updated, including the reference to the Qualcomm chip being taken out.
Seriously, people, let's cut Verizon a break here. It's not that big a deal. And while it's fun to get riled up about this stuff, it's one giant glass house we're all sitting in. Typos happen, even to the bedt of us.
Vodafone, like AT&T, has decided to join the Android Market a little bit late, but we have reports that they have their first Android device getting ready for release. The Vodafone 845 is rumored to be ready for a May launch, but don't get your hopes up too high if you are looking for a high end Android device. The Vodafone 845 will run the Vodafone 360 services on a 2.8inch QVGA touchscreen, along with a 3.2 megapixel camera. This device will also have the basics, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, with 512mb of internal memory. While the specs of the device are on the lower side, they have compensated for this with the pricing of the device, which is believed to be €150. One of the highlights of this device, is that it will be showcased with Android 2.1 on it, while many other higher end devices still await their turn at an official release. [via All About Phones]
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We found a $150 Best Buy gift card under a stack of phones and decided it'd be better off in your hands. (We'd probably just spend it on more Lost DVDs anyway.) So, as to not make a big deal out of it, just leave a comment here on this post. We'll lock things up at 7 p.m. EST tonight, so get in while you can.
Update: Uh oh. So you all might have noticed that we're allowing anonymous comments again. That's good, insofar as comments go, but bad when it comes to winning stuff. To be chosen here, you're going to have to be registered in logged in. Otherwise, well, you're anonymous. And it's hard to send stuff that way. :-/
The Motorola i1, formerly the Motorola Opus One, has just gotten a wee bit more interesting. It's now supposed to pack a 5 megapixel camera, which can be termed as par for the course, and come with Opera Mini as the default browser, which is a little stunning. We guess this is Motorola stepping a bit outside of the typical Android getup and focusing more on their Motoblur experience, which is fine and fair, but couldn't they have gotten Opera Mobile instead?
Either way, in the i1's case we expect this to impact very little of you. Unless Motorola keeps this up with their more mainstream Android devices...then it's going to get mighty interesting. [engadget]
Good news for those of you in the UK who are waiting for the HTC Desire and HTC Legend to be released on Vodafone: It's now "Coming soon," as in April. We know that, 'cause, well, the site says so. Stay tuned for exact release date and pricing. But go ahead and admit it: You'd give up your firstborn for this thing, wouldn't you ... [Vodafone] Thanks, Dave!
The HTC Tattoo, or we guess it's "the little Android device that could" now, is getting Android 2.1. Yep, the same Tattoo that comes with a small 2.8-inch (320x240) resistive touchscreen and a past its prime 528MHz Qualcomm Processor, will run the version of Android that is the envy of every device. HTC says (translated):
“Kindly note that now we understand that a phone running Android OS 2.1 is available that you are excited to get an update for your Tattoo. We are still working hard to Sense for building this new version but we expect to have the upgrade finished and ready to go soon.”
Hootsuite, one of the most recent Twitter clients to come to Android, just announced it acquired the Swift Twitter app. Many users noticed the interface of Hootsuite to be quite similar to Swift App, for those that have used both clients, so the acquisition doesn't come as an extreme surprise to most. With the developer on board fully now, hopefully we will continue to see updates to the application, and see what other features they are able to incorporate.
While Hootsuite is slightly more geared towards a business type feel with scheduled tweets and a few of there other features, Swifts simple yet feature-loaded interface is one that many are sure to prefer. [HootSuite via Android Guys]
Far be it from us to say we told you so, but, well, we told you so. Here's confirmation, plain and simple, that the Google Nexus One on Verizon will not be sold in stores and instead will only be available at google.com/phone -- never mind that Verizon has the wrong link here. No great surprise, as that's been Google's plan for the device all along, same as with the T-Mobile version.
We're still trying to track down an actual date that Big Red's version will be available, so stay tuned.
Update: Curse our tired eyes, but sure enough this screen says it'll have the Sense user interface (read our review of the new version). Interesting ...