Besides the taunting made by the Nokia Man on Twitter, and my attacking back to get answers from him, I was proven to be unsuccessful while possibly being laughed at by my competitors. Anyways, the E73 Mode is based on T-Mobile, is part of the familiar E-70 series line by Nokia, and has runs the S60 OS, clamps in a 5 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, WiFi, and free turn by turn Ovi Maps — that’s it. Remember, it’s a Nokia QWERTY version of the Blackberry, so like the Blackberry, there’s nothing absolutely spellbound that it can do. Good news though: it’s retail for $69.99 on a two year contract with T-Mobile USA. PR after duh-duh-duh-jump.
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The Dell Streak, everybody’s favorite over-hyped Android tablet with a 5-inch WVGA screen, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of internal memory, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, and the usual 1GHz Snapdragon processor with Android 2.1, and a Dell-influenced UI. Call us crazy, but when this ships in July as according to Dell at the All Things Digital Conference (D8, for short), the tablet will be sold on their website, which I shall buy.
So the Droid Xtreme just got its first leaked shot by the great Mr. BlurryCam. The Droid Shadow/Droid 2/Xtreme/Motorola Whatever is expected to use a 4.1-inch capacitive screen, Android 2.2 (possibly with MOTOBLUR 2.0, which is unannounced), 8 GB of internal storage, and HDMI-out. There’s also the possibility of the Droid Xtreme using a 700 MHz OMAP processor, instead of a Snapdragon (or maybe it will use a Snapdragon?). Either way, you won’t see me saying anything bad about the beau, because even in its prototype form, it’s awesome.
According to anonymous (and then some) sources, and Mr. BlurryCam himself, the HTC Aria will be the smallest Android device yet, and has a 2.8 QVGA screen, optical trackpad, a 5 megapixel camera, microUSB port, and Android 2.1 with Sense UI. In my personal perspective, the Aria will be the US’s version of the HTC Wildfire, which is a look-alike version. Also noting that the Droid Incredible has heavy influences on the Aria. Why? BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE IT, THAT’S WHY.
Remember that crazy Motorola slider phone? No? Well it’s become the Motorola FLIPOUT, headed to Europe in Q2 of 2010, which is precisely the end of this month. The FLIPOUT is sort of like Android’s version of Microsoft’s KIN 1, and has Android 2.1 running with a newer, enhanced version of MOTOBLUR, possible getting closer to the new interface seen on the Droid Shadow, a 2.8″ QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera, 512MB internal memory, a digital compass, Wi-Fi, GPS and finally 7.2Mbps HSDPA.While this might never replace your Droid, Incredible, or Nexus, this only proves Android has more phones to please everyone’s tastes. Even if yours is insane.
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See, I may not know about you liking racing simulators and buying cars through races while seeing mind-blowing graphics and dynamic weather changes, along with vehicle damage, including live free-roaming in multiplayer and buying and selling cars, getting new clothes, creating your own avatar…Test Drive Unlimited 2 has the works. It may sound like I’m selling the thing, but really just watch one of the trailers and you’ll see how awesome it is for yourself. And it just went on pre-order for PS3. Xbox 360, and PC (which requires little hardware, but demands a lot for maxed-out graphics), and ships September 21st. Check it out.
When you finally build a new smartphone for instance, with a 4-inch WVGA multitouch screen, a 1Ghz Samsung processor, Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and the usual Wi-Fi/GPS/3G, you’d expect that it would launch in let’s say at least 3 countries, right? Tell Samsung that and you’ll get a nice “you’re kidding me”. The latter specs are exactly what’s in the Samsung Galaxy S, and according to the Korea IT Times, the Galaxy S will launch in 110 countries, out of the 192 on the planet (or 195, depending if you look at the world map specs differently).
That would mean Samsung wants all the glory, but if they fail, they’ll fail spectacularly. Or they’ll succeed. Like really succeed.
The iPhone 4. If there has been one handset, one gadget, one phone that has had the most success, then the iPhone 4 will be known as the most annoyingly repetitive to write down reports about. Starting with the Giz fiasco, then the Vietnamese, then some weird Chinese, and now the people of Portugal have posted a video of the iPhone 4′s outer casing. While nobody can verify if this set if authentic, you can just watch the videos after the break, to decide for yourself. Oh, and BTW, isn’t Steve going to be at Walt Mosseberg’s D8 conference tonight? I figured, maybe something will show up there.
Sources: iPhone Portugal, HuffPost
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Whoa! That’s the EVO 4G — except in tiny little bits, just waiting in denial to be assembled, like in the factory. Popular tear-things-apart-with-no-mercy site iFixit has teared down the EVO 4G this time. Note that the Evo is one of the world’s greatest and most powerful phones, so it had to be dismembered. Check out the whole spectacular destruction here.
The Motorola i1 isn’t your most powerful, pretty looking, and latest firmware busting Android phone (it runs 1.5 for god’s sake). But it does comply with military toughness standards, and that means it can take a super beating without any complaints at all. While Sprint will have availability of the handset “sometime this summer”, Boost has already yelled out the release date: it’s June 20th folks!
I’m seriously saying one thing: at least it’s the first prepaid Android phone, because I’ll stay far and clear of buying it. Oh and yeah, because of that, it’ll cost $349.99 at BestBuy with Boost’s Everything web/talk/text $50 plan. With specs like a 3.1″ 320×480 “tough” touchscreen, WiFi b/g, 5 megapixel AF camera with LED flash, a 500Mhz freescale Zeus 2.0 processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB on-board storage (and MicroSD slot, duh), I’d still pass.