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5 years ago

HTC Click Captured on Video

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A video showcasing the HTC Click has popped up and it's pretty much what you expected. The budget-minded Android Phone gets a brief run through and there's nothing too jaw dropping about it--no HTC Sense UI, relatively small screen, etc. The HTC Click also comes with a microSD slot, 1100mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, camera, and what is purported to be Android Donut build 1.50.999.0.

The HTC Click obviously won't be targeted to power users but we're pretty sure it would still serve as a nice introduction to Android and first time smartphone users. What do you guys think?

[via engadget]

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5 years ago

HTC Hero with CDMA Clears FCC, So Heading to Sprint

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The Notorious FCC is at it again. This time the ridiculously anticipated HTC Hero just cleared their hands and those previous HTC Hero to Sprint rumors are getting realer by the second--because this version of the Hero rocks CDMA, which just so happens to be what Sprint's network is constructed on.

So now that we know that Sprint will get the HTC Hero, the question becomes when? Is it the previously rumored October 11th date? Closer to the holidays perhaps? We just know that sooner sounds pretty darn good to us.

[engadget]

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5 years ago

Archos Confirms Android Tablet Event on September 15th

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Let us translate the above picture for you: 'The appointment is confirmed.' What appointment does the invitation speak of? Well on Tuesday September 15th, Archos is widely expected to announce their much anticipated Android tablet and we can't wait to see what they've cooked up. The Android tablet will have a 5-inch 800x480 screen that can play 720p content, HDMI out, and rumored for 500GB of storage. Hawt.

What may be even more interesting than the Archos Android Tablet is that Archos has decided to launch an Android App Store of their own, specifically tailored for "high end devices" like their upcoming tablet. Known as AppsLib, AppsLib will eventually be offered on other Android devices and we're definitely interested in seeing how AppsLib and Android Market will co-exist.

Anyone interested in an Android Tablet Device?

[pocketables]

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5 years ago

Pictures of Android Powered Samsung InstinctQ for Sprint Leak

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Meet the Samsung InstinctQ. Judging from the leaked picture above, the InstinctQ is going to be an Android powered Sprint device that includes a hardware QWERTY keyboard (joy!) and from the looks of it, solid styling. If you remember correctly, we had previously reported on an Android-powered Samsung Q device releasing on October 11th (along with the HTC Hero). Doesn't it all makes sense now? They're the same device!

The Samsung InstinctQ should make for a great alternative to the HTC Hero. Sprint users will soon have a choice between a strictly touchscreen device (Hero) and a touchscreen/hardware keyboard device (InstinctQ). Either way, both devices have the look of a winner. We can't wait to pore over the specs of the InstinctQ and we're sure you Sprint users can't wait to jump on the Android bandwagon.

What do you guys think? Is October 11th going to be a glorious day? Another Android device with a physical keyboard in tow is a good thing in our book.

[via gizmodo]

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5 years ago

Is the HTC Lancaster for AT&T Canceled ?

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Sigh. Engadget Mobile is saying that they've heard some "pretty believable" information indicating that the HTC Lancaster, originally expected to be AT&T's first Android Phone, has been canceled. As in it'll no longer be released. Shelved. Dead. Bye Bye.

Obviously this is bad news for any AT&T customer looking forward to Android devices but simply put, the HTC Lancaster wasn't going to be a game changer, hardware-wise at least. QVGA screen? Psssh. Yeah, it would have been nice to see how Android would take off on a bigger carrier but good things come to those who wait (so we've heard, at least).

So AT&T, the ball in your court. If you really did drop the HTC Lancaster from your product portfolio, we better see a better Android device lined up to take its place. Maybe something from Motorola? Or maybe the "pretty believable" information turns out false and the Lancaster will launch on AT&T as originally planned. Yikes, counting on AT&T to deliver typically never pans out.

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5 years ago

Radio Shack Now Selling the T-Mobile myTouch 3G

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Radio Shack (or is just The Shack now?) just announced that they'll be selling the T-Mobile myTouch 3G in store which would certainly spell a good thing for T-Mobile considering 'The Shack' has more than 4,000 locations nationwide. Radio Shack and T-Mobile had just minted a new deal to sell T-Mobile handsets so hopefully we can expect future T-Mobile Android devices available there as well.

We're not frequent customers of Radio Shack, so this deal doesn't exactly affect us but what about the rest of you guys? Radio Shack + Android = Good?

[cnet]

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5 years ago

Pink HTC Hero Caught on Camera

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We know there are some of you out there who've been very interested in what the pink HTC Hero would look like and there you have it, side-by-side with regular ol' white. After the shockingly bright pink Hero that leaked along with the rest of HTC's 2009 smartphone lineup, we were glad to see that HTC decided to switch gears and offer a softer, more soothing pink.

Though we're firmly entrenched in the white HTC Hero camp, we can't help but applaud HTC for delivering such a nice color option. It definitely feels like a breath of fresh air. We think we'll be seeing a lot more pink Hero's in the future.

Who else likes the pink HTC Hero?

[via phandroid]

hit the jump to see the back of the pink htc hero!

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5 years ago

New T-Mobile 3G Cities Reported From Our Readers!

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The T-Mobile 3G Rollout has been slowly inching its way across the United States, slowly making its way toward respectability. We're happy to report that many cities have received T-Mobile 3G since our last Rollout Report and they're as follows:

  • Chesapeake, VA
  • El Paso, TX
  • Middletown, CT
  • New Haven, CT

We're positive that a lot of big cities are still without T-Mobile 3G and we definitely empathize with you guys--3G is such a difference maker, it'll make your T-Mobile G1 feel like a brand new phone. So, let's work together and compile a list of the biggest cities still without T-Mobile 3G and put some pressure on T-Mobile to accelerate their 3G rollout!

Let's hear which cities don't have T-Mobile 3G in the comments!

thanks to all our wonderful readers who contributed to this report!

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5 years ago

T-Mobile Pulse Passes FCC

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If you remember correctly, the T-Mobile Pulse is Huawei's first Android effort (Huawei 8220) and it's very likely the same device as the previously reported Huawei 8230. Well, since the T-Mobile Pulse received its Wi-Fi certificate the other day, it has also passed through the reigns of the notorious FCC.

Though a T-Mobile US isn't confirmed yet, the Pulse is expected to launch on T-Mobile in Europe so it's very likely that Magenta users in the states will eventually be able to rock the Pulse. And since it's already cleared the FCC, we should (hopefully, at least) expect the Pulse to launch before the end of 2009.

Hopefully we'll find out more about the T-Mobile Pulse in the near future. We can't wait to see what Huawei's first Android effort has to offer!

[cellphonesignal]

thanks MARCO for the tip!

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5 years ago

Will the T-Mobile G1 Continue to Receive Android Updates ?

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If reports indicating that the T-Mobile G1 is permanently stuck at Android 1.5 and won't receive further software updates like Donut and Eclair are true, it'll break the hearts of many Android users across the world. According to Android software engineer Dave Sparks, there'll be a time when developers "wont be able to fit the latest [Android] release on the G1's internal flash."

You've got to be kidding me. The T-Mobile G1 isn't even a year old and it could potentially be out-of-date already? All over some memory issue? That's just a terrible excuse.

Luckily T-Mobile jumped into the fray to squash the reports because they've said, "We plan to continue working with Google to introduce future software updates to the T-Mobile G1. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate."

But the seed of doubt has been planted. We're not sure if T-Mobile is defining 'future software updates' as the Donut and Eclair updates to Android or as mere security updates. We're not sure if all the features of Donut/Eclair will make it to the T-Mobile G1. We're not sure of anything anymore because we used to think that the T-Mobile G1 was still a great device that would only get better as Android got better.

Hopefully, Google and T-Mobile still think the same.

[via gizmodo]

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5 years ago

Layar Augmented Reality App Now Available in Android Market

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Layar, the world's first mobile augmented reality application, is now available for Android in Android Market. We urge you to go download it. Like right now. Okay. To give you a brief introduction on what Layar is, you can either watch this video or read our own description:

Layar uses Android's GPS, camera, and compass features to display real-time information on the world before you. Think of it as an informative looking glass for the world, you point your Android phone in a particular direction and you'll receive details galore--points-of-interests, houses for sale, ATMs, jobs, and so much more. It'll give you the information about what you want to know--distance, store hours, etc--by just pointing in the right direction. It's pretty much Google Maps on ridiculously powerful steroids

The real beauty of Layar is that they've opened up this 'reality browser' to third-party developers, over 100 developers have already developed layers for the application and 500 more developers will be jumping in. You can already see nearby Yelp reviews, tweets from Twitter friends around you, and so much more. The potential is simply off the charts.

We've installed Layar on our T-Mobile G1 and were very impressed on how well it runs for such a (presumably) demanding application. We're excited and hopeful for Layar to take off and bring augmented reality browsers to the forefront of the discussion. It's the future.

Go grab Layar and tell us what you think!

picture from engadget

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5 years ago

HTC Click Expected to Release Q4 2009

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We've seen the HTC Click before, it's HTC's low-end Android phone intended for the mass market. We weren't exactly blown away by the Click's design but it certainly looked good enough to use and if it were to be offered at a low, low price (read: free) we might even love to use it. Looks like HTC is thinking the same.

The HTC Click is targeted for a September release and HTC is forecasting a 19% growth in shipments during the fourth quarter, largely because of this budget-minded phone. The HTC Click is expected to be priced at around $300 before carrier subsidies, so expecting a price tag of free isn't out of the question.

How many of you are interested in the HTC Click?

[digitimes]

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5 years ago

Mysterious Android Powered MID Spotted, Looks Like The iPhone

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We know next to nothing about this Android-powered MID (pictured above) other than the fact that we wouldn't mind using one and that it looks exactly like an iPhone, right down to the black border and chrome trim. The MID also looks to include SD card expansion, a couple of buttons, and maybe even phone capabilities. Yeah, vague, we know.

Overall, we're going to keep an eye on this completely unknown device because as much as an Android tablet is noteworthy, an iPhone-look-a-like Android tablet is even better.

What do you guys think? Straight rip off? Interesting?

[via engadget]

More pictures of this Android MID after the jump!

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5 years ago

HTC Sense Coming to HTC Magic, Not T-Mobile myTouch 3G

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Hooray! HTC Magic users will be glad to know that they'll be able to upgrade their devices to HTC Sense, the sexy, wonderful UI that have people going gaga over on the HTC Hero. If you've forgotten how lovely HTC Sense is, feel free to check out our coverage on what we feel is a major step forward for Android.

One bad thing though, this bit of news doesn't apply to T-Mobile myTouch 3G users. Due to licensing issues, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and other Magics with the "with Google" branding won't be able to officially upgrade to HTC Sense. We're not exactly sure how the legalities work but it probably has to do with Google and T-Mobile not wanting non-Google/T-Mobile approved software floating around on their handets. Lame. There's always the good folks at xda for you though...

But if you've got yourself a HTC Magic without Google branding, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. You'll be able to rock your device like the forthcoming HTC Hero. Kudos to you all.

[via gizmodo]

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5 years ago

Dell Mini 3i Pictured in Real Life

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There you have it. A picture of the Dell Mini 3i aka dellphone in real, breathing life. Look at that polish! Look at that glare! Getting excited? Don't. Your hopes for a high-end device will be crushed when you realize that the first ever dellphone, though beautiful and runs Android, lacks WiFi and 3G. Why? Well, because China seems to have a rule that all cellphones must suck in order to gain approval.

So though these pictures show off Dell's first smartphone, our excitement has been definitely dampened by the fact that it's handcuffed by China's strict standards and that we're not even getting a sniff of it. Sigh. What can you do. At least the device is real.

[engadget]

Hit the jump to see more pictures of the Dell Mini 3i

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