We're not sure howmanytimesa device can 'leak' before getting officially announced but the HTC Legend & HTC Desire (formerly known as the Bravo) both seem to be going for the record here. Both have been spotted numerous times before and both have again leaked with official looking product photos and a full spec list. This leak comes on the eve of HTC's presser tomorrow, so we could very well be spoiling the festivities for you guys.
Everything here falls in line with what we've seen and heard before. The HTC Desire is a top end device along the lines of the Nexus One: 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, and Android 2.1. It also runs HTC Sense which might be an even bigger plus for some. The HTC Legend still looks to be an updated HTC Hero with a 600 MHz Processor, 3.2-inch touchscreen, and Android 2.1 with HTC Sense. And for those keeping track, both devices have upgraded to an optical trackpad.
Even with Android 2.1 on both devices it looks like HTC will continue to push Sense UI on their Android handsets. We're hoping to learn more soon!
Hit the jump for a picture of the HTC Desire & specs!
The Motorola Motoroi's been intriguing ever since it first leaked out of the depths of wherever such leaks come from. But in getting your hands (and watching the hands of a lovely Motorola representative) on the device, you really get a sense that despite a few obvious cues taken from the Motorola Droid, the Motoroi really isn't a keyboardless Droid.
For one, it lacks the hard lines of the Droid. You're not going to be shaving or cutting cheese or any of the other tricks we lick to pull. It actually, when in portrait landscape (sideways) orientation, has more of the feel of a digital camera. And that's part of the idea, Motorola says. And having an 8-megapixel camera and xenon (read: nuclear) flash only drives that point home. Toss in the multimedia capabilities powered by that TI OMAP processor at 600MHz, and you have the makings of a darn good device. Let's hope it comes to the U.S. soonest.
Enough chatter. Let's check out the video after the break.
Flash has been reported to come and is still expected to come to Android but the bigger news might be Adobe announcing that they're going to bring Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) to Android. AIR will allow developers to develop one AIR-based application and be able to reach every platform. There'll be no need to tweak an app for each OS because the app would run in the AIR environment--an AIR app would essentially be platform-free.
Basically, the idea is to get Adobe AIR on as many smartphone platforms as possible because the more support it has, the easier it'll be to take off. AIR apps performance seems to be rather snappy and is as close to 'native' as possible. Check out the video after the jump to see for yourself. Adobe AIR will come to Android first, exactly when we don't know.
One thing we ask Adobe, no long and drawn-out process to get AIR on Android like there was/is for Flash. Thanks!
Hit the jump to see a video of Adobe AIR in action on Android!
Here's the thing: the Acer Liquid e seems to be nearly the same phone as the original Acer Liquid. The only difference we could spot is that the Acer Liquid e will run Android 2.1 (yay!) instead of Android 1.6. The Acer Liquid e runs the same underclocked 768MHz Snapdragon processor, uses the same 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, and has the same 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM.
We understand if Acer wants to build a Liquid brand name but could we at least have had something new thrown to us? For example, the Cliq XT is a completely different phone from the Cliq and the myTouch 3G 1.2 improved upon the original myTouch with some new features. The Liquid e looks like the Liquid with Android 2.1 to us. Any point in differentiating the devices once (if) the original Liquid gets 2.1?
Here it is, folks. The Motorola Motoroi, aka the XT720, aka the first Android 2.0 device released for the Korean market. At first blush you get the feel that it's a kindler, gentler Droid without a keyboard. But get the XT720 in your hand and you find that they don't have the same feeling in the slightest. No sharp angles, and the bump on the side is hardly noticeable.
The XT720 sports an 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, the better to blind your friends with. It records video at 720p and can output through an HDMI connector on the top of the phone, next to the 3.5mm headphone jack. The 3.7-inch screen dominates the face and makes you wonder why you'd ever think about settling for a smaller screen. We're still hoping to see this beast on T-Mobile at some point. More pics after the break.
The Motorola Cliq XT (Android 1.5 and MotoBLUR) won't be released for another month, but we've already gotten our hands on it at Mobile World Congress. Here we go.
It's the first incarnation of MotoBLUR to not have a physical keyboard. But that doesn't slow it down any, especially because it is one of the first phones to take advantage of T-Mobile's new deal to pre-install the Swype keyboard.
Its 3.1-inch screen is adequate. It has a nice heft to it and feels good in your hand. The buttons at the bottom are physical, and not capacitive like on other Android phones. There's a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 5MP camera.
Motorola this morning at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona updated its Android line with the Quench with MotoBLUR. When it hits the United States next month on T-Mobile, it will be called the Cliq XT.
It sports a 3.1-inch display, a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, and dual microphones for proper noice cancellation. WiFi, aGPS and stereo Bluetooth also are on board, as is Adobe's Flash Lite. [Motorola]
You read that right, folks. If our live coverage of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and mini pro didn't tip you off, we're on the ground in Barcelona, Spain, at Mobile World Congress. And to officially kick things off, we're bringing you a special podcast with myself, Dieter Bohn from PreCentral.net and CrackBerry's Kevin Michaluk.
OK, everybody. Here it is. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro, the tiniest darn Android phone you've ever seen, let alone one with a horizontal keyboard. For being as small as it is, the keyboard was surprising usable. More so than the Motorola Droid's (though that's certainly not saying much), but not nearly as good as the HTC Touch Pro 2. It is what it is.
The enterprising sleuths at Engadget were perusing the specs on that strange Bada phone and managed to track down the Samsung Halo. If you were hoping for an Android device to land at Mobile World Congress that's unabashedly techy, wait no more:
3.7" Super-AMOLED Display
8 megapixel camera
WiFi B/G/N, GPS, Bluetooth
16gb of internal storage, expandable via microSD
Quad-Band Edge, Triband 900 / 1900 / 2100 3G
and, oh yeah, a built-in pico projector!
The projector bits come by way of DLP, which bodes well, as odes the back that it can record 720p video and play DivX and Xvid. It'll come to Europe and Asia - but not until Q3.
The second smallest big surprise at Sony Ericsson's press conference tonight at the Opium Mar bar on the eve of Mobile World Congress has the same size as the Xperia X10 mini -- and it brings along a four-row keyboard to boot. Adding just 2 mm thickness, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro (yeah, now Android's getting into the "Pro" line) features the exact same specs as its little bother, only it adds a horizontal sliding keyboard into the mix.
Full specs and more pictures after the break, and hands-on video is on the way.
We're just back from Sony Ericsson's press conference where they announced that they're filling out their lineup with five phones to be released before the first half of 2010 runs out. The Xperia X10 you've already heard of. Sony Ericsson said they wanted to give that experience, but in a smaller form factor. We can't say that big SE achieved the exact same user experience, but they definitely nailed the smaller form factor.
The Xperia X10 Mini is a tiny little wonder of an Android device, coming in a 83 x 50 x 16 mm and 88 grams. That tiny size does mean a tiny screen - a 2.55 incher with 320x240 resolution. It's powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor and take microSD for expansion, 3.5 headsets for music, and a cellular tower for data connectivity - no WiFi here. You're going to get Quad-Band Edge and two versions of 3G (North American and Global) - though whether SE can actually land carrier deals for the phone is an open question. Talk time should land at about 3.5 hours, give or take.
SE has significantly altered the build of Android 1.6 on the device - it's nigh-unrecognizable and takes a bit of getting used to. However, they've helpfully added 'hot corners' to speed navigation up a bit. Hands-on impressions coming soon!
OK, folks. Motorola's been quiet for a few days as all of us Droid owners have quietly (or not) wondered if and when the Android 2.1 update would finally roll out. While the official word for those of us in the U.S. it's still "expected to roll out soon," the fact that there's an official page to follow is a big step in the right direction.
So kudos to Moto for putting this together and keeping us apprised. While it's not as good as actually having the update in hand, transparency means a lot. Hang in there, folks. It's coming. [Motorola] Thanks, beastcmg!
One of the biggest Android marketing pushes we've seen this side of the Motorola Droid has been from T-Mobile and the myTouch 3G line. And it's a testament to the popularity of the device that we now have a Fender Limited Edition (see our video hands-on), modeled after the famed guitars. And this has truly been a limited edition, as it's already sold out.
After the break, we go in-depth with the myTouch 3G and, specifically, the Fender edition.
Some hands-on pictures have surfaced of the HTC Legend. We still don't know exactly when and where this newest beauty from HTC will appear, but thanks to a very lucky person and the guys from Mobileosnews, we have some new shots to share. Hopefully there will be more news to come because one thing is for sure it does look great. [mobileosnews]
Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project
and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License. AndroidCentral is an independent site
that is not affiliated with or endorsed by Google.