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ZTE Grand X Pro gets rendered in new leak

Another day, another leaked Android device. This time we find the unannounced ZTE Grand X Pro in a render leaked by our friends over at evleaks. No information has been provided regarding the specs of this device, but considering the “Pro” moniker found in its name, we should expect it to be a refresh of the ZTE Grand X LTE that was launched earlier this summer. From the render, it looks like the device will be running a slightly altered version of stock Android 4.0.

There’s too little information at this point to really get excited about the device, but I’m liking the new design philosophy that ZTE is taking. Much cleaner lines, smaller bezels, and a bigger screen. Hopefully the improved design will be matched by improved specs. Maybe we’ll get some more details at CES or MWC in early 2013.

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Nexus 4 support manual suggests 8GB and 16GB storage options, wireless charging

Support manuals for the LG E960 have emerged on the company’s Australian and UK websites, ultimately confirming the ubiquitous Nexus 4 moniker. The documentation suggests that the device will be available in both 8GB and 16GB versions. As we have come to expect with Nexus-branded devices, the handset will not support expandable storage via MicroSD. According to the manual, the device will also include an induction coil to enable wireless charging by default, something that users have been interested in for what seems like forever.

Unfortunately, it looks as though we’ll have to wait indefinitely for an official announcement, considering the cancellation of Google’s Nexus event on Monday. You know what they say–safety before fun, right?

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Comparing the LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint

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While MobileCON 2012 won't be known for any major announcements or shakeups, it did give at least one company a spotlight to shine on its upcoming flagship powerhouse. LG , on hand for the final night here in San Diego, continued its marketing push with a blowout to celebrate its upcoming Optimus G, the superphone we've seen both in South Korea and in New York. Official for both AT&T and Sprint, we're now getting a closer look at the device that LG is banking on to put them back in the game.

We got our hands on both models at a launch party last night, and while both carry the Optimus G moniker, you'll notice in the photos as well as the video some very distinct differences– take note: this is not a Samsung release.

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Windows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promise (video)

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HTC is making a two-pronged attack on Windows Phone 8, and while it may not match up to the specs on its new flagship, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC (yes, that’s the official moniker) has some charm all of its own. The screen is a pretty underwhelming Gorilla Glass-coated 4-inch WVGA LCD, with a similarly middleweight 5-megapixel camera peering out from the other side. Given that it’s looking to be priced closer to the One V than the One S, we’re not all that surprised. The phone itself is a good-looking slab, thanks to the breezy color schemes and while the build is certainly solid enough, we’d be hard-pressed to put it in league with the 8X, which felt at home in our hand from the start. The 8S is cocooned in a matte plastic finish, arriving in four different color options — depending on carrier and territory.

The two-tone color scheme, aside from a few color licks around the lens and ear piece, keeps the second color limited to the bottom edge and the detachable cap. This offers access to the microSD slot (upgrading the built-in 4GB of storage up to 32GB), but like the 8X, no access to the battery. Yep, these new Windows Phones look nothing like HTC’s One series, and while the same design studio is responsible, this time, it took its inspiration from Microsoft’s tile interface. There’s a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor inside, but the phone wasn’t quite ready to be put completely through its paces. While the software was still locked down, you can take a video tour — and read more of our hardware impressions — after the break.

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Windows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promise (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Optimus Vu to bow on Verizon as the Intuition, stylus not included?

LG Optimus Vu to bow on Verizon as the Intuition, stylus not included

Could this 5-inch LG handset be Verizon’s answer to the Galaxy Note? Our Intuition tells us otherwise (get it?), but that screenshot above and corresponding FCC docs deign to differ. Really though, that lady razor name’s the purported new moniker for Big Red’s rebranded Optimus Vu: the heretofore Korea-only phablet we recently reviewed. While we found the outsized handset’s worth as a true S-Pen rival hampered by its lack of a digitizer and 4:3 aspect ratio, it could catch on with folks eager for a 7-inch tablet alternative. However this one eventually shakes down in the crowded Android marketplace, it appears subs are in store for a 4G LTE ride and the carrier’s typical $199 on two-year contract pricing. Curiously, the leak makes no mention of an included stylus, so perhaps the operator’s opting to spin this one as a more traditional smartphone release. Smart move, that.

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LG Optimus Vu to bow on Verizon as the Intuition, stylus not included? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Huawei Ascend G312 (U8680) lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker

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It’s far from a secret that T-Mobile has been cooking up its next myTouch handset with Huawei (also known as the Ascend G312), and now a phone bearing the same moniker has landed at the door of the FCC. According to the label location diagrams, it plays nice with HSPA, UMTS, GPRS, GSM and Edge, but there’s no indication of whether this Huawei U8680 is the QWERTY variant we spotted at the company’s headquarters. If you’ll recall, Huawei has this 4-inch (WVGA) device pegged to ship with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, running atop a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T SoC with 1GB of RAM that’s supplemented by 4GB of on-board storage. Of course, this doesn’t leave us with any more information about when T-Mobile will officially debut this next-gen myTouch, but for now, you can can view the currently available FCC documents at the source link below.

Huawei Ascend G312 (U8680) lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Apr 2012 01:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Huawei Ascend G 132 lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker

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It’s far from a secret that T-Mobile has been cooking up its next myTouch handset with Huawei (also known as the Ascend G 132), and now the phone has landed at the door of the FCC. According to the label location diagrams, it plays nice with HSPA, UMTS, GPRS, GSM and Edge, but there’s no indication of whether this is the QWERTY variant we spotted at the company’s headquarters. If you’ll recall, Huawei has this 4-inch (WVGA) device pegged to ship with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, running atop a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T SoC with 1GB of RAM that’s supplemented by 4GB of on-board storage. Of course, this doesn’t leave us with any more information about when T-Mobile will officially debut this next-gen myTouch, but for now, you can can view the currently available FCC documents at the source link below.

Huawei Ascend G 132 lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Apr 2012 01:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music (video)

Google Play replaces Android Market, your new source for apps, books, movies and music

The Android Market has morphed significantly since its inception, which now allows users to purchase books, music and rent movies, all from within a hub that was originally designed for just apps. To recognize this fundamental shift — and emphasize the availability of content for sale — Google is launching a new platform known as Google Play. The move hints at a strategy shift from just Android to the cloud as a whole, and establishes an umbrella brand for the diverse content sold by Google. For example, its Books, Music and Videos apps will now become Play Books, Play Music and Play Movies, while the Android Market itself will take on the moniker of Play Store. Users of Android 2.2 (and above) should notice the software update within the next few days, although other than the new name, initial changes should be minimal. We’re also to be on the lookout for a new “Play” tab within the top toolbar of Google’s website. To mark the occasion, the company has announced a promotional “Seven Days to Play” sale, which will tease would-be shoppers with discounted apps, books, movies and music throughout the week. For an additional peek at what’s in store, be sure to check the gallery below and the video after the break.

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Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ASUS claims it may be among first to get Android 5.0, confirms Jelly Bean moniker

We’ve seen some pretty incredible smartphones and technologies at MWC, but it goes without saying that one of the hottest topics at the show was Android, and speculation over the release and alias of its next-gen operating system. Based on Google’s update schedule, it’s within reason to expect Android 5.0 to hit within the next year — but which popular confection will bear the honor or representing the latest OS flavor? There’s been little doubt that the jelly bean will fill that role, and now ASUS has confirmed to TechRadar not only that delectable moniker — Jelly Bean — but also that the company will likely be among the first to get the new OS. That claim came from VP Benson Lin, who said “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.” So, there you have it. Now go get to scooping up every variation of the Je!!y 8ean domain.

ASUS claims it may be among first to get Android 5.0, confirms Jelly Bean moniker originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 14:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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A Very Android (and iOS) Christmas: 6.8 million devices activated; 242 million apps Downloaded

This holiday season turned out as a real money-maker for smartphone and tablet manufacturers, especially those bearing the Android and iOS moniker. Flurry Analytics released statistics from Christmas day, which show a combined 6.8 million devices were activated, up 353 percent from the 1.5 million average activations a day over the first 20 days of December. Wondering what the previous record was? Christmas 2010 saw activations to the tune of 2.8 million. I think it’s safe to say 2011 was the year of the mobile device — hopefully 2012 is a continuation and we see similar growth by this time next year.

Unfortunately, Flurry didn’t differentiate between the two operating systems, so there’s no solid number indicating how many of the activated devices were Android-powered. Keep in mind, Andy Rubin shared less than a week ago that Android was seeing 700,000 activations a day, so those numbers leave for a pretty close race throughout the month leading up to Christmas. With 6.8 million devices going live in a single day, it’s not exaggerated to think a good 3 million or so of those were Android — welcome to the club, new users!

Now, if you got a new Android phone or tablet (or even one of those darned iDevices), what was the first thing you wanted to do with your shiny new toy? Well, unless you’re like me and you went straight to the Internet to see if rooting is an option, you probably downloaded an app or two. After all, apps are the driving force behind many people’s wish to own a smartphone in the first place, right?

So, how many apps were downloaded this year on Christmas? Try 242 million — a 125% jump from the daily average from the beginning of the month. Last years number of downloads reached 150 million. Anybody wanna start taking bets on next year’s numbers?

Source: Flurry Analytics Via: TechCrunch

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Samsung Galaxy Sleek trademark app filed

Samsung has field for a new patent app that is grabbing for the name Samsung Galaxy Sleek. With the Galaxy Nexus set to launch in the next few weeks the Sleek may be the name of the follow up devices. The trademark app for the Sleek moniker is number 85480030 reports Fusible. The name will undoubtedly go with a new family of sleek and thin devices.

According to the patent app, the products that will use the Galaxy sleek name will include smartphones, mobile phones, and tablet computers. So far, Samsung has offered no comment on the trademark applications. That is no surprise since it rarely talks about future products. A trademark app is also no guarantee that a product using the name will come to market.

I’m not so sure about the name, Galaxy Sleek doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I would like to see a thin tablet packing in Tegra 3 and Android 4.0 using the name. With the launch of the Galaxy Nexus pending soon, Sleek may be the next device we see from Samsung. What would you like to see carry the Sleek name?

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Verizon’s 8.2-inch Droid Xyboard with 4G LTE Pictured, Name Seems to Stick for New XOOM Models

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When we first caught wind of the rumors, we questioned whether or not Motorola and Verizon would choose to brand the new XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition under a different name. With the first XOOM launching as a Verizon exclusive, it seemed logical the name would stay around. Instead, not only will the new line of tablets likely get a Droid prefix, but also the new Xyboard moniker. We’re not the biggest fans, but perhaps Verizon wants to distance itself from a tablet that didn’t sell all that well (despite no one involved wanting to admit the fact). Seen pictured here is the 8.2-inch edition of the Droid Xyboard, and yes it will ship with Verizon 4G LTE connectivity built in. Does the new name work for you?


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Google Checkout merges with Google Wallet, completing the inevitable

In a move that has “common sense” written all over it, the folks over at Mountain View have decided to merge Google Checkout with Google Wallet. The marriage hardly comes as a surprise, considering the fact that both services serve essentially the same purpose — namely, storing all your payment information in one neat little package. To make things even tidier, Big G has just folded Checkout into Wallet, which will soon be integrated within the Android Market, YouTube and Google+ Games, as well. As a result, the Checkout moniker will vanish from the Earth, but current users will be able to seamlessly switch over to Wallet the next time they log in to their accounts or make an online purchase. For more details, check out the source link below.

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Google Checkout merges with Google Wallet, completing the inevitable originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia Champagne handset spotted on Windows Phone app, dancing the Tango?

Has a Windows Phone app just popped the cork on a new Nokia handset? It very well may have, based on the above image. Extracted from the “I’m a WP7″ app and first identified by the folks over at WP Central, this screenshot purports to reveal a Nokia device codenamed “Champagne” — a rather delectable moniker that, until now, wasn’t even on our radar. At this point, little else is known about this mystery phone, though according to WP Central, it’s running Windows Phone 7.10.8711 — suggesting, perhaps, the presence of Tango, the Mango successor for low-end devices. Could this be a mythical, LTE-equipped Lumia 900 / Ace handset for Verizon Wireless? Could we see it at this year’s CES? Only time will tell, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.

Nokia Champagne handset spotted on Windows Phone app, dancing the Tango? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Nov 2011 04:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Download the DROID RAZR boot animation and sound files now

Not all of us are lucky enough to afford a Motorola DROID RAZR – two-year contracts can be so cruel. But if you’re itching for the RAZR without a pre-order or any intention of actually purchasing one on November 10th, you can slake your gadget lust with the latest DROID eye boot animation and a new selection of “DROOOOIIIIID” ringtones and alerts. The files have been posted online a week before the phone’s release.

The files come from a kind and anonymous source, and if you’re the type to get excited about a five-second boot animation, then you probably know what to do with them. If not, well, you obviously need to be rooted, then swap out the bootanimation.zip and audio file with your current one, usually in the /system/media folder (some phones vary). You might want to back up your current boot animation file just in case. The ringtones and alerts you can add in the normal way. The files should work on just about any phone, but due to the qHD display on the RAZR, smaller phone may not look as good. Man, Verizon has really nailed that HAL-9000-meets-Death-Star look over the last couple of years, haven’t they?

U.S. Verizon customers can get a hold of all 7.1mm of the DROID RAZR on the 10th, but Canadians on Rogers can get it even sooner on the 4th, in the phone’s international “Motorola RAZR” moniker. If you’d like a shot at getting a DROID RAZR free, gratis and for nothing, be sure to follow the @DroidLanding Twitter account – the latest in a long line of DROID scavenger hunts is likely to begin any day now.

Check out our hands-on of the Motorola DROID RAZR:

Motorola DROID RAZR hands-on:

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID RAZR
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : October 18, 2011
    Release Date : November 03, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution :
  • Screen Type : Super AMOLED Advanced qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : Inch
  • Width : Inch
  • Depth : 0.27 Inch
  • Weight : Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 8.9 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution :8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1700
  • 1900
  • 2100
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled: Beats Audio, Ice Cream Sandwich-ready, 4.3-inch 720p display available November 14th for $299

HTC’s Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. And today’s official unveiling doesn’t disappoint, setting this 4.3-inch handset on a 4G course for Verizon’s LTE airwaves.

Thanks to the company’s financial handshake with Dr. Dre, the Rezound’s inbuilt Beats Audio integration gets its first stateside debut. Of course, that’s not all that lies beneath the red and black tinged surface. Living up to the machissimo of its in-development moniker, the Rezound boasts a 4.3-inch 720p display and packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor underneath, with 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage / 16GB on microSD card, WiFi and Bluetooth in tow. And for you Android fanatics, HTC’s shipping the handset Ice Cream Sandwich-ready, but it comes out of the box with Sense 3.5 skinned atop Gingerbread 2.3.4. As for the phone’s front-facing / 8 megapixel camera with f/2.2 sensor (capable of 1080p video capture), the suite of scene modes we’ve seen ship on the Amaze 4G is making an appearance here with panorama, action burst and instant capture. Those familiar custom-made Beats headphones will also come bundled with the device.

The Rezound’s Verizon-bound on November 14th and if this audio-enhanced affair is your bag, expect to snag it for $299 on contract. Until then, enjoy the official PR after the break.

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HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled: Beats Audio, Ice Cream Sandwich-ready, 4.3-inch 720p display available November 14th for $299 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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What’s in a name? Nokia’s new Lumia and Asha line explained

What rhymes with Nokia? Why, Lumia, of course. And there, fellow gadget freaks, lies the poetic branding key to Espoo’s first, great Windows Phone. Alright, it’s not that simple, but the company’s marketing team did make a concerted effort to find a moniker ending with a vowel sound. Of course, before this catchy, albeit odd, name could be settled upon, a list of potential winners had to be cross-checked with over 300,000 tech trademarks. After broaching that hurdle, “only a handful” survived and were then parsed by linguistic experts to avoid any embarrassing malapropisms and pronunciation difficulties across 84 dialects. Despite finding “lumi” to be an out-of-date Spanish slang term, resulting surveys found most Spaniards associated the term with “‘light’ and ‘style’,” and thus it was saved. We know how this genesis story ends, so we’ll spare you the obvious marketplace conclusion. And as for that new Asha range? Well, the thinking there is quite simple. It’s the word for hope in Hindi, and as the line is intended for emerging markets, that just seemed apropos. Click through to the source for a more detailed walk through this mobile origin story.

What’s in a name? Nokia’s new Lumia and Asha line explained originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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We Knew the Galaxy Nexus Would Have a PenTile Screen, Why All of the Fuss Today?

Yes, the Galaxy Nexus uses a PenTile display. This is not a surprise. We talked about Samsung’s HD Super AMOLED displays about a month ago and knew that without the “Plus” moniker tied to it, that it would dip slightly in quality (if it even is) as compared to say Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus displays. [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Pops Up In Verizon Device Management

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I don’t know where or how rumors began swirling in regards to the possibility of the Samsung Nexus Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) not arriving on Verizon’s network but it’s safe to say this new leak squashes those rumors. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has popped up in Verizon’s device management which simultaneously confirms not only that the device will be available for Big Red but it will be 4G LTE enabled and that it will be under the name “Galaxy Nexus.” Can’t say I remember where the “Prime” moniker originated from but I always liked the ring of that. Oh well — only a few more weeks, people!

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LG Doubleplay packs dual screens, likes being different

We double-took when we noticed this strange little handset on T-Mobile’s leaked fall roadmap under a ‘Flip II‘ codename, and now it’s emerged in some press shots with a doubly playful new moniker and a touch more clarity. We can see a five megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a front-facer of unknown resolution, and what’s reported to be a 320×480 HVGA main display. We know very little about the secondary display except that it seems to give you quick access to your apps — although we’re hoping there’s more to it than that. The roadmap indicated an imminent November 2nd launch for $150 on contract and it surely won’t be long before get some hands-on time. Til then, we’ll just try to imagine the ergonomics.

LG Doubleplay packs dual screens, likes being different originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola Atrix 2 hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)

Motorola and AT&T are at it again with their Android shenanigans, this time following up the Atrix 4G with something a tad more… Atrix-y. Indeed, we’re referring to the sequel of February’s smash hit, honorably called the Motorola Atrix 2, announced at this week’s CTIA Enterprise & Applications. We had the opportunity to get some brief time with it, and it’s a fair device worthy of the family name: the 4.3-inch device feels good in the hand, and closely resembles the Photon 4G, only without the cutout corners. The sequel swaps processors, trading the 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU for a TI OMAP model with the same clock speed, and offers a full gigabyte of RAM to go along with it. Fortunately, the qHD 960 x 540 display looks gorgeous without its predecessor’s Pentile clothes. Also gone? The fingerprint sensor. Oh, and don’t be fooled by the missing “4G” moniker in the title; this little ditty packs a 21Mbps HSPA+ radio, up from 14Mbps in the first version. All in all, we like what we see here — we enjoyed the brief time we had with the sequel. It seems as though Motorola learned some important lessons from the original device, but we’ll reserve total judgement until our forthcoming review. Check out the full gallery and hands-on video (complete with bonus psychedelic carpet!) below.

Myriam Joire contributed to this post.

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Motorola Atrix 2 hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 01:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google+ 2.0 leaked from Ice Cream Sandwich – Introduces new name, Chord

Upon extracting and installing the yet to be released Google+ app, you’ll notice a stark difference on the launch screen. The sub-app, once named Huddle, currently named Messenger, looks to have been given yet another new name; this time, Chord. I’m not sure I follow why Chord makes for a better moniker than Huddle or Messenger, but I suppose Google has its reasons. Asides from Chord you may also notice that the notifications have moved from the bottom to the top. Delving deeper into the app, you should immediately start to find the refinement and polish similar to that of the new Music app we just posted about. Much of the app functions just the same as it had but with a much cleaner look. Although, there’s been an addition of a new widget specifically for Honeycomb tablets. The widgets displays a resizable stream for the circles of your choosing.

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Google+ 2.0 leaked from Ice Cream Sandwich – Introduces new name, Chord


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LG myTouch and myTouch Q are “Coming Soon” to T-Mobile

Earlier today we posted a timeline for T-Mobile’s upcoming Android releases, the LG myTouch and LG myTouch Q among them. Now it appears that the slate and slider are in the carrier’s retail system, and promotion for both models (not to mention some much-needed specifications) should be coming soon. Both devices are expected to debut on November 2nd.

The new MyTouch and myTouch Q look virtually identical, save for the latter’s slide-out keyboard and a few millimeters of girth. There’s precious little information available about them besides their appearance, but given the previous members of the myTouch family (all made by HTC), you can expect mid-range specifications and prices. The screens appear to be in the 3.5-3.8 inch range. Based on the rollout leak this morning, the myTouch and myTouch Q are not HSDPA+ 4G capable. Both should be priced at $129 of contract. The specific “Grey” and “Black” colors in the screenshot may indicate that more colors will be offered in the future.

The really interesting thing about the LG myTouch/myTouch by LG line is that it’s, well, by LG. Previously HTC had an exclusive on that particular branding. It’s possible that T-Mobile is looking to make its own sub-brand of phones, not unlike Verizon’s prolific DROID moniker, which has members from both HTC, Motorola and Samsung. T-Mobile currently does away with any LG branding on the LG G2x, despite its high profile.

 

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Droid RAZR Makes an Appearance on NenaMark’s Benchmark Site

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According to a recently posted NeneMark benchmark report, Motorola indeed looks to combine two of its most iconic brands with the introduction of the Droid RAZR. Speculation has tied the Motorola Droid RAZR to the previously rumored Droid HD, though NenaMark’s mention of a 960×540 qHD display casts some doubt on the connection. Then again, the lack of an HD display may account for the phone eschewing the name in favor of the RAZR moniker. Also revealed is a 1.2GHz OMAP 4430 CPU. It is always cautioned not to put too much faith in these online benchmark reports, as their contents are subject to manipulation.

The Droid RAZR should drop in time for the holidays as a member of Verizon’s ever-expaning lineup of Android handsets. With the Droid Bionic out of the way, it is fully expected the RAZR will carry a 4G LTE radio and be ready to run with the best of them.

[via DroidLife]


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HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard

The HTC Holiday has been to the FCC recently and while it was there we got a peak at what frequencies it operates on. From the FCC documents, the Holiday is equipped to run on AT&T’s LTE network, so that all but confirms that the Holiday will be joining their network..erhrm..this holiday season.  Toward the end of this past August, we reported a leak of the Holiday; bringing you the specifications. As a refresher, the Holiday will have:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash & capable of 1080p)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

We know that HTC has already prepped a Holiday for South Korea under the moniker Raider, and with all the info and photos available, this powerful phone has got to be near launch. I supposed they may be waiting to have the Holiday’s launch coincide with holiday shopping. *rimshot*

HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard


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HTC Holiday spotted sunning itself on Australian shores

Australian carrier Telstra has revealed this 4.5-inch colossus from HTC, and the above picture from CNET shows it’s likely to arrive under its Holiday moniker. This is the first LTE smartphone announced for Australia, while something similarly tall, dark and Android recently arrived in Korea as the HTC Raider 4G. CNET reports specs that tally with that other model: the big screen is qHD and the power comes from a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. Like the Raider, the Holiday appears to be running Sense 3.0, not the refreshed 3.5 iteration that debuted on the Rhyme, and it looks primed to be one of the first handsets to launch on AT&T’s brand new 4G network. So, expect to hear more from Ma Bell on this “titanic” rival soon.

HTC Holiday spotted sunning itself on Australian shores originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google-Branded SIM Card May Suggest Future Google Cellular Service

Well look at what we have here: a Google-branded SIM card. Could this be a foreshadowing of a future Google cellular service? The card is said to have come from Spain, where it is being tested by engineers with the Nexus S. Another picture has surfaced showing ‘Google_Es’ identified as the carrier with the SIM inserted.

It has long been rumored that Google would expand into the realm of cellular networking, even if only as an MVNO, meaning it would provide mobile services, though not actually own a licensed frequency. Could this be what we are seeing the early signs of now? The questions continue to mount from here: Will the possible Google service be limited only to Europe? Would it feature the seemingly perfect ‘Google Voice’ moniker? Is this all just wishful thinking?

Hit the break to peek at that carrier identity screenshot.

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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Curve 9360 available for $79 on September 28th, swanks it up with merlot variant

Attention power users and devotees of physical portrait QWERTYs, RIM’s outing yet another member of its Curve family this month. Running the Waterloo-based company’s latest BB 7 OS, Magenta’s BlackBerry Curve 9360 actually goes up for pre-sale today, but you’ll have to count yourself amongst the enterprise set for the early access perks. For the rest of us, the carrier’s set a September 28th launch for the standard black version of this 2.4-inch, touchscreen-less handset. But that’s not all — perhaps following up on the latest fashion-centric trend, the company’s also releasing this mid-range entry in a wine-soaked hue of merlot on October 12th. Regardless of your style preferences, the phone’ll be available for a wallet-pleasing $79.99 on a two-year contract (after a $50 rebate). So, were not sure if this was worthy of the ‘Apollo’ moniker, but at least our in-house Ms. Cleo was right on the money.

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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Curve 9360 available for $79 on September 28th, swanks it up with merlot variant originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC Holiday Announced In Korea As The Raider 4G, No Word Of A US Release… Yet

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Despite the fact that we’ve already seen the phone previously known as the HTC Holiday running on AT&T’s LTE network, the first carrier to get this monster device will in fact be South Korea’s SK Telecom. The phone will be released under the moniker Raider 4G, and packs some pretty serious hardware under the hood:

  • 4.5-inch qHD display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • 16GB internal storage
  • LTE
  • Android 2.3.4 with Sense 3.0

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There’s no word when this phone will be available outside of South Korea, but considering AT&T…

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LG’s 4.5″ 720 HD LU6200 “Galaxy S II Killer” caught on camera

Well what have we here? The folks over at MediDaum scored some nice not so blurry-cam shots of LG’s upcoming “Galaxy S II Killer” dubbed U+LTE (LU6200). While not such a great name as of yet, the screen is pretty damn sweet looking. With a 4.5″ 720 HD IPS display, it is sure to give many high end phones a run for their money.

Not only will LG’s flagship U+LTE device have a bad-ass screen, it will come equipped with a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, and a 8MP snapper in the rear with a 1.3MP little brother up front. The phone is said to be running on Gingerbread 2.3.5 and according to MediDaum, it should be ready to welcome Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as Google releases it into the wild.

We should see this bad boy in the U.S. early October under the LG LU6200 moniker. It will be known in Korea as the LG Optimus LTE (U+) and should also see a release date sometime in October. As always, we will keep you in the loop as more is revealed.  Until then, feel free to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.

LG’s 4.5″ 720 HD LU6200 “Galaxy S II Killer” caught on camera


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