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3 years ago

A few more details emerge about Droid Pro, White Droid 2 and a Motorola tablet

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A few new details have leaked out (n the heels of the previous Verizon flood) about the Droid Pro, a new version of the Droid 2, and a possible Motorola tablet. In a nutshell, here's what was slipped to BGR:

  • The Droid Pro will arrive in November and is a 4-incher with a 1.3GHz processor, a dual GSM/CDMA radio, and its model number is A957.
  • A dual GSM/CDMA version of the Droid 2 is in the works, will be available in white and black and is dubbed A956.
  • A tablet/mid device is designated MZ600. It's likely a dual GSM/CDMA phone and would launch with Android 2.2.

The addition of some world phones is sorely needed, but we're wondering how the Droid Pro is going to fit into things, and what that means for the Droid X. We shall see. [BGR]

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3 years ago

Xperia X10 now available on AT&T

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After a long wait, AT&T and Sony Ericsson have finally launched the Xperia X10 here in the States. As a refresher, the phone sports a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4-inch TVT LCD screen, 8 GB of on-board memory paired with a 2 GB microSD card, and an 8-megapixel camera. Also important to remember: the phone is running on Android 1.6 ("Donut") right now along with Sony's Timescape and Mediascape UI's. Sony has been vague on when it would see Eclair and has made no mention of Froyo yet.

AT&T will get one into your hands today for $150 with a two-year contract, or you can get it off-contract for a surprisingly low $350. If you are interested, make sure to check out our hands-on of the phone from way back in April. [AT&T]

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3 years ago

From the Forums -- Have Droid 2 questions? Ask the early adopters!

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We are sure many of you have already gone out and gotten your hands on a Droid 2. However, perhaps you are holding off because you are not sure if the phone is worth the upgrade. If you fall into either camp, why not head over to the Droid 2 forum and post in our official Q&A thread? Early adopters and interested buyers are both welcome, so see you there! [Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

PSA: Dell Streak still locked to AT&T when you purchase it off contract

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The Dell Streak, the new not-quite-a-phone-but-not-quite-a-tablet-either from AT&T is finally here. We've already detailed the pricing and some of the features and specs of this odd little device, but there's a little point worth remembering. Even if you purchase the Streak off contract, it's still going to be locked to AT&T. You'll be buying it unsubsidized, not unlocked. And that's true of any other phone on AT&T -- or any other carrier, for that matter. 

Google tried to do something about this with the Nexus One, starting it out available off or on contract with T-Mobile 3G bands, and later releasing one compatible with AT&T 3G. Of course, Google's web store is no more, so that put a stop to that.

The Streak has enough problems without being tied to a single carrier for wireless service. The thing is too big to be a phone, too small to be an effective tablet, and it's running Android 1.6. When it does finally get Android 2.2, it's very possible that Gingerbread will be out

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3 years ago

Coming today: The Adobe Flash Summit

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A quick programming note: We're in San Francisco today with a bunch of other bloggers (hi, guys and gals!) for the Adobe Flash Summit.

We're expecting a healthy dose of Flash, AIR, gaming and even Google TV, plus a whole lot of lively discussion between the Adobe folks and those of us who type for a living. Should make for an interesting meet-up, and we'll share what we can throughout the day.

(Full disclosure: We're here on Adobe's dime. That means we're definitely raiding the min-bar when we're not downing a healthy dose of Flash.)

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3 years ago

U.S. Dell Streak may skip Eclair, go straight to Froyo

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The bad news: The U.S. version of the Dell Streak launched with Android 1.6. The good news: It might skip Android 2.1 altogether and go straight to Android 2.2. Normally I'd never pass up a perfectly good Eclair (to which my waistline would sadly nod its head in agreement), but in this case I'll make an exception. A leap to Froyo would make sense, and let's hope we start seeing a few other phones (cough, Xperia X10) follow suit. [@LionelAtDell via Engadget]

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3 years ago

HTC Bee and Lexikon specs begin to leak out

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Specifications for the upcoming HTC Bee and Lexikon have partially leaked out, and from what we see here, both are something to look forward too.  The Bee, which we've talked about before, is rumored to be heading to Verizon and Cellular South and looks to be a great entry-level device.  Froyo, Sense UI, and a small (3.2-inch) screen should make for a snappy little phone, even with a dated 528 MHz processor. 

The Lexikon, with a larger (3.8-inch) display, a QWERTY keyboard, and a factory-underclocked MSM7630 Snapdragon processor sounds a whole lot like the HTC Vision/G1 Blaze supposedly headed for T-Mobile, which may or may not be the first HSPA+ Android phone.  Yeah, there are a whole lot of ifs and maybes, but that's what happens when you're dealing with leaks and rumors.  We're not complaining --  we love getting them.  [911sniperBlog] Thanks Tommy!

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3 years ago

CyanogenMod RC3 hits for Nexus One

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Chances are if you have a Nexus One you don't mind a little hackery. And chances are you're already a devout follower of the way of Cyanogen. And with that, a third release candidate the CM6 ROM has been released, bringing more (and better) custom Froyo to the N1.

As always, we recommend backing up all your apps and data first, just in case. Then get to downloading (either at the source link, XDA or Rom Manager), and have at it! [CyanogenMod]

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3 years ago

HTC USA now selling official Nexus One accessories

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HTC's ShopAmerica website now has official Nexus One accessories available for order, including the official desktop dock (see our review), and the car dock (review).  If you just never got around to buying a dock for your Nexus One, then shook your fist in vain when Google stopped selling the Nexus and its accessories, this is great news.  Do note that both docks are on backorder, so "now available" really means "order now," and wait until at least August 17 for shipping.  I've ordered mine -- anyone else jumping on these so they aren't left in the cold if they disappear again? [HTC America] Thanks Tom!

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