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Guru Inspection: LG Rumor Touch

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

This video was shot a few months ago at CES but since the phone has been finally released we thought we’d show you again…so here it is, Guru’s hands on with LG Rumor Touch for Sprint.

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Sprint Announces HTC Evo 4G

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Today Sprint raised the bar by announcing the HTC Evo 4G, aka the “Supersonic”. This thing is quite possibly the most feature packed device I have ever seen or dreamed up! The Evo packs a 4.3 in display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8.0 mega-pixel camera, Wimax, Android 2.1, Sense UI and the ability to turn the phone into a mobile hotspot! Phew! I need a glass of water after saying/typing all of that! No detail on pricing or release date, other than Sprint saying “summer”.

Check out the hands on video below brought to you by AndroidCentral

Nexus One Officially Coming to Sprint!

March 17, 2010 3 comments

Sprint just dropped a bomb shell! They have announced the Nexus One is officially coming to their network with an availability date coming soon! Looks like Google is doing what they need to do in order to get the Nexus One on every carrier in the US. Below is the full press release from Sprint.

Nexus One from Google Coming to Sprint; Availability Date Announced Soon
Nexus One(TM) is planned for the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network with twice the network coverage of AT&T and ten times the network coverage of T-Mobile, both by square miles; Expands Sprint’s Android(TM) portfolioOVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nexus One, the first wireless phone sold through Google(TM)’s web store, is planned for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network. Sprint (NYSE:S) will announce pricing and an exact availability date soon. Nexus One will benefit from Sprint’s 3G network with twice the coverage of AT&T and 10 times the coverage of T-Mobile, both based on square miles.1Sprint currently has America’s largest voice calling area of any carrier reaching more than 307 million people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands with a Sprint phone and plan that includes roaming. PC World recently said no one has a more reliable network than Sprint in a 13 city 3G performance test.2 Customers can check the quality of network coverage with street level mapping at sprint.com/coverage.

“Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president of product development. “Sprint customers already have the option of two amazing Android devices with Samsung Moment(TM) and HTC Hero(TM). It is a natural fit for us to add Nexus One to the list of choices available for Sprint customers who want the best value in wireless with the best in Android.”

Google’s online consumer channel was created to provide an efficient way to connect online users with selected Android phones. Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels. It will be available directly from Google at google.com/phone. The online experience of Google’s web store is designed with a focus on simplicity allowing consumers to match a phone with the service plan that best meets their needs.

“While a pricing plan has not yet been determined for Nexus One, we are confident that it will be consistent with Sprint’s commitment to deliver more value than our competitors and keep pricing simple,” Adib said. “Right now, our Sprint Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime(SM) gives customers unlimited calling with any mobile phone in America, unlimited text and unlimited Web for just $69.99 per month – the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for just unlimited talk. Our Everything Data plans include unlimited GPS Navigation at no extra charge and annual phone upgrades with Sprint Premier.”

Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform’s Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:

  • Google Maps(TM) Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
  • Email: multiple Gmail(TM) accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook(R).
  • Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
  • Android Market(TM): access to more than 30,000 applications.

Hardware features of Nexus One include:

  • Display: 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

In addition, Nexus One offers new functionality and software enhancements including:

  • Enter text without typing.
  • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
  • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
  • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
  • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
  • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
  • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums(TM) in the new 3D Gallery.
  • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube(TM) with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
  • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice(TM) integration, without changing your number.

For more information on Nexus One, please visit www.Google.com/phone. Follow Sprint on Twitter @sprint to keep up with news on Nexus One for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network.

Image Via [Android Authority]

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Nexus One with AT&T and Rogers 3G Now Available

March 16, 2010 Leave a comment

When the Nexus One was first announced it was with T-Mobile and a promise of Verizon in the fall. Before you CDMA loving fans get all the glory, Google has released an AT&T/Rogers 3G compatible version for $529. There is no subsidized price on the AT&T/Rogers version, so if you want one, you gotta pay to play.

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HTC Supersonic Spoteed On Video

Not a ton to see, but you can clearly see the words “Supersonic” on the back.

UPDATE: Looks like the video has been pulled 😦

[Via Android Central]

Apple Sues HTC Over iPhone Patents

 

Whoa! This came out of nowhere! Apple is suing HTC for around 20 patent infringements revolving around the iPhone! This patent was l;literally filed just a few hours ago and according to Engadget, HTC had no idea this was coming. Here is a summary of the filing thanks to Engadget:

Engadget has been steady dropping some updates, so make sure you check them out HERE

  • The ‘331 Patent, entitled “Time-Based, Non-Constant Translation Of User Interface Objects Between States,” was duly and legally issued on April 22, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • The ‘949 Patent, entitled “Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics,” was duly and legally issued on January 20, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘949 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit B.
  • The ‘849 Patent, entitled “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” was duly and legally issued on February 2, 2010 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘849 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit C.
  • The ‘381 Patent, entitled “List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display,” was duly and legally issued on December 23, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘381 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit D.
  • The ‘726 Patent, entitled “System And Method For Managing Power Conditions Within A Digital Camera Device,” was duly and legally issued on July 6, 1999 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘726 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit E.
  • The ‘076 Patent, entitled “Automated Response To And Sensing Of User Activity In Portable Devices,” was duly and legally issued on December 15, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘076 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit F.
  • The ‘105 Patent, entitled “GMSK Signal Processors For Improved Communications Capacity And Quality,” was duly and legally issued on December 8, 1998 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘105 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit G.
  • The ‘453 Patent, entitled “Conserving Power By Reducing Voltage Supplied To An Instruction-Processing Portion Of A Processor,” was duly and legally issued on June 3, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘453 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit H.
  • The ‘599 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Graphic System,” was duly and legally issued on October 3, 1995 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘599 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit I.
  • The ‘354 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Event Notification System With Listener Registration Of Both Interests And Methods,” was duly and legally issued on July 23, 2002 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘354 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit J.

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2.1 Update Coming to ALL Android Phones????

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

 

Android and me is reporting that they have received word that all current Android phones in the U.S. will receive an update to 2.1 This is great news!! As of right now around 80% of Android users are using Android 1.5 or 1.6 which is little long in the tooth. If this is true, will this finally silence the cries of fragmentation on the Android platform or will 2.1 be old news by the time this rolls out to every Android handset? Thoughts?

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