Whether Sony Ericsson and Rogers can hit that date is of course another matter, but we're hopeful they won't bungle this release like the big brother Xperia X10.Surprisingly, the price of the X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro on a new 3-year contract is expected to be rather affordable. The X10 Mini is expected to retail for $49.99 and the X10 Mini Pro will be priced at $69.99. That would be a great price point for the miniature versions of a once sought after phone. [mobilesyrup]
Oh, my. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, here you go. As Dieter mentions above (you did watch the video first, right?), we're now giving away TWO T-Mobile Nexus Ones.
And, so, after the break is the fourth batch of entries. And just like the previousthreebatches, we've got five more gems here. Check 'em out after the break. A reminder that you still have the rest of this week to get your entries in. Remember, you are the ones voting. You'll decide who wins my (and Dieter's!) Nexus One. Now, on to the vids.
If you haven't yet ordered yours, or you're still in mourning after finding out that the Nexus One isn't coming to Verizon and you're going to have to slum it with this 8MP monster instead, take heart and take the time to enter one of our two Droid Incredible giveaways. We're picking winners Wednesday morning, so time's running out to enter. Details here.
With the onslaught of e-readers in the works, and the tablet device craze gaining steam, life has to be tough for the Alex. It clearly has slipped off the radar recently, even the announcement that it's started shipping already didn't find much coverage. I've not had a chance to fiddle with it, but I can see why some of the competition gets more favorable press. It's big. It's still running Cupcake. It has no menu button !?!
It does have however a nice, easy-to-read e-ink display. And as of late Sunday afternoon, it has something else that many will be interested in -- A mystery hacker by the name of Bluebrain has got the thing cracked open. It looks to be a relatively simple task, all the hard work has been wrapped up nicely into a single download.
I'm not convinced that this will be enough to save the Alex from a doomed life in the shadow of iPads and Nooks, but it certainly piqued my interest in the device a little bit. We'll keep an eye on things, and if any sort of outside development community springs up (pun intended - zing!) I know I'll be looking at it a little harder. Anyone out there using an Alex? We'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments! [via engadget]
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Here we go again. First it's Samsung going with Yahoo services, and now comes word that Motorola's switching to Skyhook for its location-based services over Google. Devices with the new service will "begin shipping later this year," Skyhook says, and "will have the ability to better support a new wave of location-aware applications by leveraging Skyhook's precise, reliable and fast-performing location engine."
Hey, fair enough. No reason why it shouldn't be as good or better than Google's default services, right? [via Engadget]
Samsung and Yahoo have teamed up and extended a "Strategic global partnership for mobile" that will effect Android phones as well as phones running Samsung's bada OS. What does this mean for you? Well if you're planning on buying an Android-powered Samsung phone you might be in the same shoes as Motorola Backflip users on AT&T. Samsung phones may replace standard-on-Android Google services with Yahoo services for search, email, contacts, calendar, news, and weather. Yowza. So for those of you thinking of purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S, would this affect your decision? Let us know in the comments! [via BusinessWire]
The saga of the Android 2.1 upgrades continues, with Motorola Europe posting on its Facebook page that the upgrade for the Milestone has been delayed.
"We regret to say the UK 2.1 update has suffered further delays and been pushed back at least another 2 weeks. Additional operator approvals are now required which were not planned for originally. As we don't want to cause any further disappointment, we will now post about the update only once the launch date is 100...% confirmed. Sincere apologies for the frustration caused and thanks for your continued patience."
The good news is they're taking their time to get things right. Bad news is it's taking time. Hang in there, folks. [Facebook via TheUnwired's Arne Hess on Twitter]
And in slightly less unhappy Nexus One news, it's now available for pre-order on Vodafone in the U.K. -- free if you shell out for a monthly plan that costs at least £35. We're also being told that unlike in the U.S., you're actually going to be able to buy it in stores. Will that signal a change for procedure in the U.S.? Let's hope so. [Vodafone] Thanks, Dave!
Not a whole lot to say here other than it's the T-Mobile Garminfone in the wild, aka the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 that we saw a couple of months ago at Mobile World Congress. Android is still skinned pretty heavily, as the focus remains on navigation (natch). We're still expecting Android 1.6 with a 600MHz processor. 512MB of ROM are confirmed, along with 3GB or so of internal storage. Still no word on when to expect it, other than "spring." [via TMo News]
Sorry, folks, but I'm gonna have to say I told you so here. (See podcast Episode 9.) Google apparently put an end to the Verizon Nexus One, slipping it into an official Nexus One blog post "update on partnerships." (Strangely, the post is dated April 21, but it just pinged RSS feeds today. Update: They've fixed the date.) The line you need to be worried about:
In the US, if you’ve been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless’ network, head over to http://phones.verizonwireless.com/htc/incredible to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed. It will be available in stores on April 29th.
The official Nexus One order page also says as much. From what I've been told, Verizon rejected the Nexus One at least once -- and the trackball was said to be a major culprit. Guess that makes that decision a little easier, but sorry to those who were holding out for the N1. [Google] Thanks, Nick
At this point, you're either in the Verizon Droid Incredible camp, or the Sprint Evo 4G. And both are stellar HTC Android smartphones. But the latter has a few extra bells and whistles up its sleeve, and like you, we can't wait to get our hands on it. (Again.) And so it's worth mentioning that Best Buy is now promoting the Evo 4G, and you can sign up to be notified when it will be available. We still don't know any more than "Coming summer 2010," but hopefully we'll learn more at the launch event in a few weeks. Stay tuned. [Best Buy] Thanks, Cody!
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