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2 years ago

Verizon and Motorola announce the Droid RAZR MAXX, along with the Droid RAZR in purple

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Verizon and Motorola have now taken the covers off some new additions to their DROID lineup and while all of them come to us from Motorola -- they kind of aren't really all that new. 

Starting with the Motorola RAZR, it now comes in purple -- for those of you keeping track at home that means you can now get one in black, white and purple. Next in line is the Droid RAZR Maxx, which according to the press release past the break, is just a Motorola RAZR that happens to last longer then well, a Motorola RAZR:

DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. It's the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

After that, we have mention of the Droid XYBOARD tablets from Motorola -- again, nothing new here so needless to say, we're a little perplexed by this press release from Verizon and Motorola. The full press release can be found past the break for you all, it does mention ICS upgrades but no definitive timeline for those, in case you want to skip over reading it.

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2 years ago

Samsung announces three LTE phones for AT&T

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Samsung has officially announced three new LTE smartphones, all of them headed to AT&T. The Galaxy Note, Exhilirate and Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will all appeal to different consumers with varying needs.

We're all very familiar with the Galaxy Note, but we were never sure if it was going to hit the U.S. market. At 5.3 inches, it's a beast of a device. It boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 16GB onboard memory, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and a stylus, dubbed the S Pen, which is ideal for notetaking. 

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD is very similar to its predecessors, the Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II Skyrocket. It has a slightly larger and better screen at 4.65 inches and boasting HD Super AMOLED. It contains the same 1.5GHz dual-core processor of the Skyrocket.

The Samsung Exhilirate is aimed at the low-end and environmentally friendly market. It's made out of 80% recycled post consumer material. It has a 4-inch touchscreen, Super AMOLED display and rear and front-facing cameras.

More LTE devices are always welcomed and one of these is sure to fit your needs. No dates or pricing yet, but stay tuned as we'll hopefully find out soon. Please find the official press release after the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the Sony Xperia Ion

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As part of their mega-LTE Android announcement this morning at CES, AT&T announced the Sony Xperia Ion, Sony's first LTE device.  It's got a 4.6-inch 720p display, a whopping 12MP camera that can come awake from standby and take a picture in 1.5 seconds, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU.  Shipping with Gingerbread sometime in 2012, we expect this one to be on the fast track for Ice Cream Sandwich.  The Ion is also a Playstation certified device, so it will have access to the Sony Entertainment Network.  This looks to be one of the hot devices from CES, and we've only just begun.  Hit the break for the full press release, and the link below for Sony's product page (with a video).

More: Sony

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2 years ago

First AT&T video of the Pantech Burst

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Fresh from the announcement of the Pantech Burst just a matter of minutes ago, AT&T have released their own first look video. We'll be looking for a hands on with the device but for now, take a look at AT&T's efforts after the break.

Source: AT&T

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2 years ago

First AT&T video of the Pantech Element

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Fresh from the announcement of the Pantech Element just a matter of minutes ago, AT&T has released their own first look video. We'll be looking for a hands on with the device but for now, take a look at AT&T's efforts after the break.

Source: AT&T

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2 years ago

Verizon announces the Motorola Droid 4

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Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know that the Motorola Droid 4 is coming to Verizon. And now it's official. But just like yesterday, and the day before that, we still don't actually know when it's coming. Or how much it'll cost. 

What we do have are specs:

  • 4-inch display at qHD resolution
  • Launches with Android 2.3.5, will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 16GB of storage
  • 4G LTE mobile hotspot for up to eight devices.
  • Business Ready with government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2) for email, calendar and contacts; preloaded with Citrix® Receiver™ for Android (available in webtop) for desktop virtualization and access

Full presser's after the break

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2 years ago

AT&T announces six new Android devices with LTE

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At its Developer Summit at CES today, AT&T has announced a whopping six new Android devices that will run on its 4G LTE network --

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, with a 4.65-inch HD SuperAMOLED screen, available in "coming months".
     
  • Sony Xperia Ion, with a 4.6-inch HD screen and 12MP camera. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and exclusive to AT&T. Features Sony branding as opposed to Sony Ericsson.
     
  • Samsung Galaxy Note -- we've seen this one before, and reviewed the international version. It's a 5.3-inch phone/tablet hybrid with pen input, an HD SuperAMOLED 1280x800 display
     
  • Pantech Element -- An LTE tablet, available for $300 on-contract from Jan. 22. Runs Honeycomb (Android 3.2) on an 8-inch display.
     
  • Pantech Burst -- a budget LTE phone that'll retail for $50 on contract, available from Jan. 22.
     
  • Samsung Exhilarate -- a budget-oriented phone made from 80% recycled materials, with a 4-inch SuperAMOLED display.

Much more to come on these devices, folks, but in the meantime we've got pictures of all six from the event after the jump, along with official presser from AT&T.

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2 years ago

Hands on with the Huawei Ascend P1/P1S

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After Huawei's song-and-dance this morning at CES, the press got some quality hands-on time with the company's newest flagship device, the Ascend P1/P1S. The P1S is the thinnest smartphone on the market today (the P1 has an LTE radio and therefore is a bit fatter -- you'll see in some comparison shots in the gallery), and it's a fact that is immediately recognizable. The device is impossibly thin and light, and truly has the potential to live up to its promise and propel Huawei into the thick of the US smartphone market. Hit the break for my full impressions.

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2 years ago

LG Viper 4G LTE coming to Sprint with Android 2.3 and NFC

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To go along with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus that will be arriving with LTE on Sprint, another device will also be joining the party. The LG Viper 4G LTE is Android 2.3 powered device, with a 5MP shooter on the back and VGA quality front-facing camera. Underneath the hood, it's packing a 1.2GHz processor and will come loaded up with NFC, Google Wallet and HotSpot capability all laid out on a 4-inch WVGA NOVA display.

No telling yet where this device will come in when it comes to pricing but we're hoping it comes with an upgrade path to Android 4.0 at some point, otherwise -- our interests aren't all that piqued. Full press release from Sprint can be found past the break for you all.

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2 years ago

ASUS announces Eee Pad MeMO ME171 and new Transformer Prime TF700T

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ASUS is bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich love in 2012 with the EeePad MeMO ME370T ME171, and a new upmarket model Transformer Prime, the TF700T.  The new Prime, which doesn't replace the existing Transformer Prime we all know and love, has a few upgrades from the original model, namely a 1920x1200 display, a 2MP front camera for HD video conferencing, and a re-designed back plate for better Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS reception.  It will use the same docking station and battery life should be very comparable to the current TF201 Transformer Prime. 

The MeMO is a 7-inch tablet with an emphasis more on media and entertainment than productivity.  Bundled are applications like MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications, making it an ideal tablet for folks who want the 7-inch form factor.  Its full specs:

  • 7.0” WXGA,  1280 x 800 resolution,  IPS panel with capacitive touch
  • Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB storage; ASUS Webstorage options
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, aGPS
  • Camera- 1.2MP Video Camera (front)/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) with 1080P recording
  • G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
  • MicroUSB port (client); Audio Jack (Head Phone/Stereo Mic-in); Card Reader (MicroSD); microHDMI (1.3a); SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
  • Li-polymer 4400mAh battery (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)
  • Android 4.0.1
  • Dimensions/Weight- 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50”; 14.2oz

We don't have exact dates for either of these beauties, but we expect the MeMO sometime in Q2 of 2012. 

Update: We just heard from ASUS, and there was a slight mix-up with the model numbers.  The MeMO referenced in this post is actually the ME171.

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