The Acer Liquid Stream is as close to a Nexus One you can get without getting a Nexus One. With oa 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 3G+ HSDPA @ 7.2Mb/s, 3.7″ WVGA touch-screen display, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), HDMI-out, and a microSD card slot which supports all the way up to a 32 GB card, the Liquid Stream comes with Android 2.1 “Eclair” . Unfortunately, there are no prices or carriers announced yet, so it’s time to play — the waiting game. PR after the loop.
Source: Android Community
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Well this is interesting. HTC, maker of all perfect Android handsets, has a new leak coming out of their faucet. The HTC PC70110 (left) is running Android 2.1 with HTC’s Sense UI and a full QWERTY keyboard, purportedly. A tipster from PhoneDog seems to have confirmed that the handset will launch sometimes in June, and will be called the HTC “Aria”.
Now what remains to be seen is if the rumored June 7th release date is spot on, and if this will be Android’s first proper handset on AT&T, since the Backflip has clearly failed as AT&T’s first Android handset (and it runs Android 1.5, for Android’s sake!).
Remember that dude who published the first user guide picture of the Motorola Shadow? No? Well he’s back, in black. Actually what he’s really done is publish another pic, this time of the side. But along with his new leak, the specs have been altered. Instead of a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, it’s a 4.1 inch. And the 8GB of internal storage is coupled with an 8GB microSD card. Then comes the processor, which could either be a 1Ghz Snapdragon, or a 720MHz TI OMAP3630 (the more possible CPU to show up in the final model). Then comes the 8 megapixel camera, which should stay the same. Whatever specs the Shadow has, it’s still going to be a major rocker.
The first prepaid Android phone using Android (1.5 Cupcake, sigh), is a MOTOBLUR sulking, military grade busting, push-to-talk talking Motorola i1 that will be on Boost Mobile’s everything $50 plan. Meaning that data, voice, and text comes down to a sweet $50 a month. The downside is that the handset itself will retail for $349.99, and will only be sold at BestBuy. No word on a launch date, but that will have to be marked as “soon”, right?
Source: The Dude Called Greg Kumparak @ MobileCrunch
Put this in the awesome category of USB drives. The designer, Shu-Chun, has created a concept. Specifically, that is USB drives that are made out of concrete. For example, a 128 gram USB drive will hold 128 GB of storage, then of course there’s the 256 gram version, which indeed holds 256GB of space. That’s just awesome people. And yet it’s a concept. Darn!
Source: Yanko Design
This Motorola Droid Shadow (you can embiggen the photo by clicking on it) was found at a gym. Like, heck yeah it was. Really? Putting the extremely doubtful backstory and all of its poor imagination aside, this really is a photo of the Droid Shadow, complete with an HDMI jack, 8 megapixel camera, Snapdragon processor, and 16GB of storage. Since the handset was left at a Verizon corporate gym, the handset was later locked and returned to the owner, and the latter was the only specs identified by the person who found it. Also suspicious but equally interesting: the only picture taken of it was exactly the same angle as the getting started guide leaked not too long ago, and along comes the new MOTOBLUR UI as well. So far, I’m liking this.
What could possibly be the meaning of a new tweet on Twitter by the official AndroidDevs, which mentions FroYo?
Android 2.2 is being rolled out to a very limited test group. We expect a final build to be available for OTA updates shortly, stay tuned!
Oh, I know! They mean that the final build is for Nexus One owners, even though some of them have already updated to Android 2.2 via OTA — wait, that’s not right. Developing…
UPDATE: Okay, so maybe there isn’t anything to talk about yet; give the Androids some time.
Well, finally there’s a picture (in this case video) that doesn’t make the Bold 9800 the ugliest-looking phone ever made. And this isn’t your normal looking leaked video either; maybe Mr. BlurryCam finally bought a real digital camera with HD 720p video recording? However way you spin it, the music player, web browser, AT&T service screen, interface, and everything else that matters was demoed in the video (including poor multitouch), after the cut. No release date mentioned however; the guy in the video is like The Stig, as the man with fat fingers doesn’t utter a single word.
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According to Monty Wong, vice-president of personal computing systems at HP Taiwan, webOS will be used for HP phones and tablets, but not notebooks. The HP Slate is a tablet, so what gives? WebOS comes to the HP Slate, that’s what. He also pointed out to Digitimes that the Slate will come out before October, and there will be lots of software support at launch. Sounds all in the positive, (except for Steve Ballmer who wanted an iPad competitor) if you ask your 13-year-old tech journalist.
Since Steve Jobs has been at the center of things for a while, it’s no surprise he interacts with all of us more than an already social CEO would. Which is also why the bloke claims that the WWDC 2010 conference, where all new iPhones have graced our wallets, and that the whole gig will be “non-disappointing”. Oh yeah? I’ll be waiting then Steve, just make a reply to that email. Press release below:
Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. This year’s WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.
The five-day event running from June 7 to June 11, is focused on providing advanced content for skilled developers across five key technology tracks: Application Frameworks; Internet & Web; Graphics & Media; Developer Tools; and Core OS. Apple engineers will deliver over 100 solutions-oriented technical sessions and labs. WWDC 2010 gives an incredibly diverse community the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPhone®, iPad™ and Mac® developers from around the world.