Samsung Omnia 7 Leaks Out Early, Brings 4-Inch Super AMOLED To The Scene

It’s not like anyone didn’t know it existed, but it just hadn’t been made official yet. The Samsung Omnia 7 runs Windows Phone 7, has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display at 800 x 480 resolution, one 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 at its silicon core, 8GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS, possibly bands for AT&T, and a 5 megapixel cam that can do 720p video all the way to the bank at 25fps. Hit up the official Samsung Russia site before they take it down, because Windows Phone 7 is supposed to launch in the sates in a few hours, not right now.

Via: Samsung Russia

Rovio Mobile Gets Angry About Angry Birds Appearing On Windows Phone 7 Site

Let’s just say they’re not pleased. Rovio Mobile, Finnish-based developer for the wildly popular, inhumanely-brilliant game Angry Birds for iPhone, and upcoming this week, Android, recently stated in a tweet that they are not committed to building a Windows Phone 7 version of the game. They are open to any relevant mobile OS, but Microsoft used their icon without permission, implying that Rovio would build the game for the Microsoft platform. Keep in mind that Windows Phone 7 launches tomorrow officially in the U.S, and that the stunt is part of let’s say for now, a marketing boost.

Via: @RovioMobile (1), (2)

Update: After sending a statement to TechFlash Microsoft officially states: “It appears information was mistakenly posted to Microsoft’s website, and has been removed.” And the logo’s been removed. That’s all for now folks.

Android Market Features Seen In Froyo Moving Over To Eclair Devices, Silently?

A few user reports at always Android-focused blog Android Central has uncovered a new version of the Android Market that is silently updating itself on Android 2.1 phones, mainly the Milestones, Vibrant and Fascinate, but even reports for the Android 1.6-wielding XPERIA X10 and Android 2.1 myTouch 3G Slide surface, mentioning that native Android 2.2 “Froyo” features like automatic updating, update all, and the Market widget have appeared on their devices.

While I do have a Android 2.1 update1 Samsung Fascinate unit with me now, I have yet to receive the stealth update. In the meantime, I’ll report back with any findings.

Via: Android Central

LaCie MosKeyto Review: This Is Tiny

The USB 2.0 flash drive that is really small? While in its storage casing, it measures 16mm, out of it and into your laptop, a mere 6mm, the LaCie MosKeyto is one the most portable USB 2.0 flash sticks you can find, weighing in at 10 grams. Coming in 4GB to 8GB versions, while a 16GB variant is in development, the only thing wrong to say with the MosKeyto is that USB 3.0 could have possibly been included, besides the slightly high price. Check out past the break to see the full (micro) review!

What Will Make Android ‘Open’ Again? And What Happens If It Doesn’t?

Android is an open-source operating system. That’s a fact. There is also another very little known fact about Android: It is losing its ‘openness’ and carriers along with manufacturers, are tipping the scales, and taking in profits.

Take Verizon for example: They have the DROID line of phones, all robotic, high-end, sporting 1GHz processors and up to 8 megapixel cameras. But they load their useless carrier apps onto them, mainly V Cast junk that I have not dared open once. Honestly, who wants this crap?

Nokia N8 Ripped To Shreds By iFixit, And They Really Like It

The Nokia N8, Symbian^3 comeback kid for Nokia, was given the ceremonial “teardown” by none other than ripping-to-shreds-website iFixit. They gave it an 8 out of 10, meaning that 10, being the easiest to dismantle is the highest; an 8 isn’t too shabby. They also found out that the non-user replaceable battery is actually pretty easy to remove. Hit up the teardown at the source link!

Via: iFixit

WSJ Gets Very Confident That Verizon Will Get The iPhone

In a recent news revision today on the Wall Street Journal, they have put to rest (or at least try to) the ideas that yesterday’s iPhone-to-Verzion leak is in fact, completely correct, by saying this in a paragraph by editing a portion of the previous statement:

AT&T Inc. is about to lose its lock on the iPhone.

Apple Inc. is making a version of its iPhone that Verizon Wireless will sell early next year, according to people familiar with the matter, ending an exclusive deal with AT&T and sharpening the competition with Google Inc.-based phones.

Whereas yesterday they previously said:

Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple.

So there it is. Either WSJ is completely spot on, or there will be a lot of “swallowing your words like a traditional publisher” talk. Or perhaps WSJ can figure out where is my white iPhone 4? Via: WSJ