Sony Ericsson generated plenty of hype with the leaked screenshots and videos of its 'Rachel' UI on top of the Android operating system, but managed to stem the excitement a bit when it was revealed that it would be based on top of Android 1.6.
X10 fans can rejoice though, because according to the blog mobiles.co.uk, a Sony Ericsson rep told them that users can expect a 'very big update' in the second half of 2010. Read More
An internal Sprint memo has surfaced showing a new early May release date for both HTC Hero and Samsung Moment Android phones, jonathan76888 on AndroidForums found out.
The memo looks quite legitimate and this time actually lists 2.1 as the update target, compared to the one from 3 weeks ago that referenced a "maintenance release" and promised an April 9th date (followed by rumors of April 16th, all false).
The wait is almost over, guys. Read More
Dell Streak 7 and 10
In addition to the already announced Dell Streak Mini-5 - a 5" tablet device, Engadget found out from a leaked memo today that the 7" and 10" versions are going to be coming as well. Dell seems to have dropped the "Mini" part of the title for these larger versions of the Streak.
Looks like Dell has some sense after all - launching just a tiny 5" tablet would have left most consumers unsatisfied, prompting them to look for other options, such as an iPad or ICD Gemini. Read More
Sony Ericsson, a well known mobile arm of the Japanese company Sony Corp and Swedish Ericsson, posted its first profit in years, following a cost-cutting measure and introduction of new phones to the market, including the XPERIA X10 - its first Android based device.
Profits for Q1 2010 were EUR21 mil, compared to a loss of EUR293 mil a year ago.
In mid-2008, Sony Ericsson started a transformation program with the aim of reducing annual operating expenses by EUR880 mil. Read More
A few moments ago, Cyanogen announced version 5.0.6 of his ROM for HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid. This release contains a whole plethora of bug fixes and enhancements for the Nexus One and a few for the Droid.
The release follows the drama with Cyanogen and the Ultimate Droid ROM creator The BlackDroid, which you can read about here and here, which explains the note at the bottom of Cyanogen's announcement that reads
"PS: Expect Ultimate Droid v11 soon!
Constant refreshing has finally paid off and the Verizon's official Incredible page is finally live.
Remember the staging site that was leaked yesterday and then quickly password protected? Well, Verizon did a bit more work on it to make it snazzy, added a pre-order date of April 19th, and released it into the wild. Check it out yourself.
The page is live following the official Incredible press release that we posted earlier today. Read More
Farewell rumors, hello solid information! Verizon has just put out a press release nailing down some details on the HTC Droid Incredible. We're all well acquainted with the stats by now, but we were unaware of the potential release date or price.
Well, on April 29th, for a cool $199 (After a $100 mail-in rebate) on a two year contract you can head down to your local Verizon store to get yourself some Snapdragon-powered, HTC Sense driven, Droidy goodness! Read More
Verizon just posted a semi-official confirmation of the long awaited HTC Droid Incredible coming to their network on April 29th.
The announcement is semi-official because it was posted to their staging site, which is now password protected. A staging server is normally used for testing pages that are going to production but it didn't make it anywhere official yet, so things are still subject to change.
As a refresher, HTC Incredible's specs, leaked a few days ago, are as follows:
- 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 8MP camera with autofocus
- 8GB internal storage
- 512MB ROM and 512MB RAM
- 3.7" WVGA 480×800 px OLED touch screen
- Sense UI
- 312 min talk time / 149 hours standby time
- Android 2.1
- CDMA obviously – it’s Verizon
Check out this screenshot that Engadget managed to grab before authentication was added to the site:
Motorola customers with Android phones rejoice! It looks like the bulk of you can expect to have Android 2.1 rolled out to your handsets by the Q3 of this year, unless, that is, you own the DEXT (the European Cliq) or, surprisingly, the Devour.
Not a whole lot of surprises here, but it’s nice to a see a carrier be so upfront with their release schedule rather than forcing their users to dredge through seedy internet forums in order to hear what someone’s cousin’s friend’s brother who works at a cell phone stand in the mall said about the next update being released. Read More