Motorola DROID 2 Global Final Details Surface, Some Details Missing

A handy chart whipped up in Photoshop by Motorola and leaked by Droid-Life compares the DROID 2 Global to the iPhone 4 and the two other big Androids on Verizon: the Samsung Fascinate and DROID Incredible. First off, the Droid 2 Global contains that meaty 1.2 GHz processor, comes in “Dark Sapphire” or “Winter White” and still has the same 3.7-inch, 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen display. Other features include Android 2.2, Dual Band CDMA, Quad Band GSM and Tri Band UMTS for usage almost anywhere in the world with the right SIM card.

And here’s some more specs:

• Remote wipe of device and SD card
• Document editing with QuickOffice
• Inbox filtering
• Invite attendees to meetings using GAL
• Free/busy lookups for meeting participants
• 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
• Dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM
• Physical keyboard and virtual Swype keyboard
• 8GB internal memory plus 8GB pre-installed SD card
• Android 2.2
• 3 UI profiles
• 3G mobile hotspot capability
• Flash 10.1

And still we’ll need a release date and price; those details are missing Verizon and we all want them soon.

Remember The Notion Ink Adam? Good, It’s Got Some Improvements

If you’re one of the few that still think the Notion Ink Adam isn’t vaporware and is in fact getting released, then continue reading. This time the Adam is due to ship this month, and comes in two screen options: an LCD model and a Pixel Qi trans-reflective LCD variant; both of which contain a CPU/GPU team of 1GHz dual-core Arm Cortex-A9 processor and Nvidia Tegra 2 graphics. Connectivity will be addressed, so it’ll feature 2 USB ports, a micro USB port, an HDMI-out port, a microSD card slot, and SIM card slot. Not bad.

And if you were wondering which version of Android it would use, 2.2 FroYo is the answer. That’s some almighty good looking non-vaporware, if I do say so myself. Via: Notion Ink

Sprint taking HTC 7 Pro pre-orders on December 8th, employees only

So this is rather interesting. You have The Samsung Mobile Event on the 8th, you have Windows Phone  7 launching on the 8th, you have several Android devices like the MyTouch 4G launching on the previous week, and if what Sprint is confirming is true, pre-orders for the HTC 7 Pro for Microsoft employees starts on December 8th. I’m just saying, 8 seems to be rather popular.

This rumor/confirmation seems real enough, as Microsoft said no CDMA Windows Phone 7 phones until 2011, and Sprint themselves stating no HTC 7 Pro until sometimes in 2011. Either way, I wouldn’t mind seeing it in action, rather than a non-functional hardware prototype when it was announced.

Via: MSNerd (Twitter), BGR

NPD: Apple Overtakes RIM, Android Pummels Both

While the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the U.S, Android is now the most dominating platform. RIM, creator of the Blackberry line saw its share go down by 6 points leaving it at 22 percent, while Apple saw a rise by about 1 point, to make it 23 percent. In the above chart, RIM on a year to-year basis is seen to have dropped dramatically, while Apple much less so. Android as a platform on the other hand, saw a surge to have 44% of handsets using Google’s operating system.

This proves that Android is moving faster at the pace of quarters than anyone might have perceived, and as for RIM, let’s just say they don’t look to well. Via: NPD

Samsung Official Busts And Crushes Nexus S Rumor

If you remember the saga that is the Samsung Continuum on November 8th then a rumor turning it into the Nexus S or Nexus Two, a Korean site by the name of danawa.com quotes a Samsung official stating that the entire rumor is a false alarm, especially when Giz created the mockup above representing what was seen in person. This begs to be argued with, because Google did deny they were in the process of making the Nexus One — when they were making the Nexus One. In the same way Facebook denies a Facebook Phone, but they’re holding a mobile event in a few days (although it really doesn’t look like they’re making one).

But now, the only way to figure this all out is to follow LaptopMemo from the November 8th press event and see what happens, right?

Sprint 4G Arrives In New York City, Makes Geeks Feel Warm Inside

Since most of the geek tech blogging population resides in New York City, then the recent rollout of Sprint 4G to the area will make all of them feel giddy. On the 6th of November I’ll be in the Big Apple for a week, enjoying 4G on WiMAX on an Epic 4G test unit lovingly loaned by Samsung, which I’ll post results to in the final review. Sprint also shared their intense love of 4G to Hartford; CT, New Haven; CT, New Brunswick; NJ, Trenton; NJ, and Tampa; FL. Since both the Epic and EVO 4G have a mandatory 4G add-on for month-to-month service, you can start using 4G right about now.

And if you don’t reside in the aformentioned cities, then Sprint president of 4G Matt Carter stated that “Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Denver and Washington DC to name a few” will be rolled out at the end of the year.

Via: Sprint