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Mobile Miscellany: week of October 31, 2011

This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here’s some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of October 31, 2011:
  • If you have a Verizon tablet and a strong aversion for Google Maps, try UpNext HD Maps. Released by the carrier this week, it’s interactive and offers 3D, and uses quick tabs to help you find restaurants, nightlife, businesses and so on. [Droid-Life]
  • Motorola Droid RAZR release rumor: how does November 11th, 2011 at 11:11AM sound? [AndroidCentral]
  • Apparently it’s Verizon week, because here’s another one from Big Red. This rumor’s about the LG Spectrum, which is being regarded as the Revolution 2. It’s apparently showing up in some Verizon database, according to screenshots; the images don’t really give away a whole lot, other than the fact it appears to have LTE — not really a shocker for the sequel to the Revolution. [Droid-Life]
  • The BlackBerry 9790 Bellagio got a bit of hands-on time, and has a bunch of images to prove it. [N4BB]
  • Let’s face it — not everyone is enamored by the look of the Motorola RAZR. Y’know, the new one. This week, a version of the device with a different design, dubbed the MT917, was spotted en route to China. It has a lot of similar specs inside, but it has rounded corners and includes a TD-SCDMA radio. [Unwired View]
  • The Google Reader and Google Docs apps on Android have been given refreshes, both of which having been inspired by Ice Cream Sandwich. Head to the Market and check them out. [Droid-Life]

Mobile Miscellany: week of October 31, 2011 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 05 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola RAZR Gets a Makeover for Chinese Debut

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Does this look like the RAZR Motorola announced a couple weeks back? Not at first glance, but the phone carries all the same specs. Known as the Motorola MT917, the handset is headed for release in China thanks to its TD-SCDMA radio. The overall feel of the phone remains the same with a slim design and kevlar back cover, but the angular edges found on the RAZR headed to the US and elsewhere are absent. From the front, the phone more closely resembles the Motorola Atrix.Interesting that Moto would go with a different design for the Chinese release, but don’t expect to find it anywhere else.

[via UnwiredView]


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What Is This Galaxy?

I think that today carriers and manufacturers bring a serious confusion concerning the latest Android based Samsung Galaxy S II. Now even I am not able to say what is the smart-phone spotted on the image above and how should we call it. Some sources claim that it is the Samsung Hercules and has nothing to do with the second Galaxy but at the same time there are sources that convince us in direct connection with the Galaxy S II. What concerns its name (Hercules), it is nothing more than an alternative title (like the HTC ChaCha aka HTC Status). But the problem here is that this device has a bit different design and it looks a lot more like the Galaxy S first model than the second but sports a 4.5-inch touch-screen SUPER AMOLED (more like SUPER AMOLED PLUS) display, an 8 megapixel rear camera and should be 4G capable. Well, I do not want to be judgmental and I am sure that time will give us the answer.

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Orange Stockholm confirmed – Android 2.2 on a 2.8″ screen

We finally have official confirmation of the existence of the Orange Stockholm, which is a slightly tweaked version of the Huawei U8160 – which in turn is more commonly known in the UK as the Vodafone SMART.

The Orange version of the budget-busting Android phone is now listed on its web shop along with a few photos, which show a marginally different design at the bottom of the phone. And you can also see lots of lovely Orange branding, too…

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…plus the tech specifications page on Orange’s site say the Stockholm has a 3.2megapixel camera – an increase over the 2megapixel sensor included in the Vodafone version of the hardware.

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  1. CONFIRMED: Orange San Francisco features a 480×800 OLED screen
  2. HTC Sensation confirmed by Vodafone – 4.3″ screen, 1.2GHz, dual-cameras
  3. “Black Edition” of HTC Desire confirmed – hitting Orange in late April

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Cricket Wireless launches LG Optimus C for $130 off-contract

Just about every other carrier has its own variant of LG’s fast-selling Optimus One smartphone, and you can now even count Cricket Wireless among that group. It recently launched the LG Optimus C, which offers yet another oh-so-slightly-different design along with all the same specs we’ve seen before — a capacitive 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, a 600MHz processor, and Android 2.2 with some minor LG customizations. That may not sound like much, but we’ve found the other versions of the phone to be surprisingly snappy and solid for such a budget-priced smartphone. That budget pricing of course continues on Cricket, which is offering the phone for just $130 after a $20 web discount and $50 mail-in rebated — and, yes, that’s without a longt-term contract, although you will apparently have to sign up for Cricket’s $55 a month unlimited Android plan to start with.

[Thanks, PHug]

Cricket Wireless launches LG Optimus C for $130 off-contract originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 02:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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