Motorola WX445 is Verizon’s answer to the mediocre Android phone

With all of those nice smartphone (ahem, superphones) out there, would you really buy something that’s sub-par (read: sucks)? In Engadget’s case, the source mentioned that it’s “cheaper looking” than a Palm Pre Plus, and is just “not a very impressive phone.” It has a small 2.5 to 3 inch screen, a terribly small 1170mAh battery, and lastly a flash-less camera with Android 2.1 and MOTOBLUR (possibly the DROID X’s version).

Pass?

Via: Engadget

Samsung Vibrant’s T-Mobile release going early — July 15th

So for whatever reason T-Mobile has decided that the Samsung Vibrant (a Galaxy S phone) is coming on July 15th, for $199 on a 2-year agreement. Maybe it could be that  T-Mobile is trying to dodge the DROID X release by exactly two days?

Whatever the reason, it would be nice if someone (preferably T-Mobile) tells us why.

Source: Twitter (T-Mobile USA official account)

Leaked Apple touchscreen found to be tiny, mysterious

So what’s this, eh? A touchscreen that measures 3cm (1.18 inches)!? Perhaps it is for the iWatch, or a new iPod Nano? Or maybe for a new iPod Shuffle? Whatever it might be, the source of the photo is Taiwanese site Apple.pro, which leaked out the white iPhone 4 and the new Unibody Macbook Pro, so at least we might be looking at something real here.

Via: Mac Rumors

Source: Apple.pro

Samsung Captivate Launching On AT&T July 18th for $199

The 4.0-inch Super AMOLED-wielding Samsung Captivate — in other words a Galaxy S series phone — with a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0 (FroYo coming later) is by far and wide, the first high-end Android phone on AT&T. While we knew how the  Captivate was a pretty nice looking piece of kit, we had no idea when it was coming out.

But we have the answer now.

It’ll come out on July 18th for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement of absolute AT&T hell (you’re welcome for that).

TopGear says “Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport record has something to do with us”

So, Clarkson? Did you need more POWER?

According to a special post on that record-breaking 267.8 mph run in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, TopGear might have had something to do with that speed record, which would be epically awesome, especially if Captain Slow (James May), The Hamster (Richard Hammond), or Jezza (Jeremy Clakson, the boss) were in control of the car. Or maybe when Guniess World Record analysts finished authorizing the record, one of the three blokes tried to break it.

And now I quote TopGear:

Now, we wouldn’t want to give anything away, but you know how TopGear has always been pretty intimately involved with high-speed runs in the Veyron? Remember, for example, James’s blast to 253mph in Series 9?

Well, let’s just say… it would have been a bit strange for us not to have been part of this astonishing record run in some capacity. We’re not saying any more, but keep a close eye on all things TopGear in the coming weeks…

TopGear, Season 15, Episode something-something, here I come!

Borders launches online eBook Store powered by Kobo

Borders has launched itself into the frying pan and into the fire. No, really. The rough eBook market is no place for newcomers, and Borders just got into it with its eBook Store powered by Kobo with Blackberry and Android apps also taking part in the fray. Once you do purchase an eBook from Borders, you can read it on your PC or Mac, as well as your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, or Android-powered mobile phone.

And what’s a new eBook service without a dedicated eBook reader? the Kobo eReader which includes a 6-inch e-ink screen, support for flexible fonts, desktop syncing, bluetooth syncing with a smartphone, 1GB storage and a 4-way d-pad with center selection will be available at retail and online stores. Check out the new Borders site to take a look at everything yourself.

Source: Borders

Motorola officially announces the CHARM on T-Mobile

The Motorola CHARM, which was fondled with through leaked photos, is now official. With a Blackberry look of sorts, the CHARM is running Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR, a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, has a 3 megapixel camera, the famous BACKTRACK pad used on the Backflip from AT&T, 2 microphones for better call quality, and a 2GB microSD card bundled. According to Moto, it’ll be available “this summer” on T-Mobile. Press release after the jump.

Via: Motorola