Blackberry Curve 9300 Leaks Out, Came With BlackBerry OS 5.0?

So yeah, this is interesting. Jon4lakers as he is usally known is my favorite guy when it comes to gadget videos (especially in his head-to-head matchups!). Anyways, back to my job to delivering you the fine reader, tonight’s 10:29 PM Eastern Time news. The Blackberry Curve 9300 (on the left side) has been leaked out, with only a small trifle of new features. Besides the outdate OS 5.0 making an appearance, the prototype packed some redesigns (reead: different plastics), 3G European bands, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The hands-on video, is at the source link everyone!**

**Oh, and BTW, this is only making RIM look even worse. This is bad publicity if RIM keeps on pumping out outdated and weak phones like these.

Source: TechnoBuffalo

Sprint states Android 2.2 for EVO 4G coming “in the near future”

Sprint EVO 4G? Check. Android 2.2 “FroYo with Sense UI? Check. Sprint stating the Android 2.2 “FroYo will hit the EVO 4G via OTA “sometimes in the near future”? Check. Sprint’s official message about it?

With the Android 2.2 upgrade, customers can expect improvements to include the following benefits: updates to user interface, improved EAS Support, improved browser performance, including Flash 10x Support, voice dialing over Bluetooth and application storage on external memory.

Check, check, annnnnd check. Source link? Check.

Source: Sprint

Motorola DROID X Now On Pre-Order At BestBuy, For $200

The Motorola DROID X is no wimp, that’s for sure. A 1GHz Snapdragon, 4.3-inch WVGA multitouch screen (with multitouch keyboard), Android 2.1 with a pleasant version of MOTOBLUR, 8 megapixel camera for 720p shootin’, and finally Android 2.2 in the works.So it comes as no surprise that BestBuy has outed its usual “no mail-in rebate crap” deal with the DROID X. For $200 (with taxes and excuses like that) on a 2-year Verizon contract you can pre-order the big X now, without any of those pesky “mail-in rebates”. Pfft.

Via: Phandroid

Intel: Your GPU is faster than our CPUs!? Nvidia: Hey buddy, it’s 14x faster.

So to begin another drama by two companies at public war. Intel and NVIDIA are in two seperate businesses. One produces the Core i5 CPU this post was typed on, and another produces the GeForce 310m graphics processor on this exact same laptop. But instead, they’re fighting instead producing more technology to cram into laptops and sending me the review units for a month. No, instead Intel pitted their spanking-new Core i7 960 against a not-new-at-all GTX280. And they found out that NVIDIA’s not-so-new-GPU bested their Core i7 prodigy by being 2.5 times faster on average and up to 14 times faster.

Accordingly, here is NVIDIA’s gloating message:

It’s a rare day in the world of technology when a company you compete with stands up at an important conference and declares that your technology is only up to 14 times faster than theirs.

And so it goes. Nothing really was accomplished here and the meaning of this post is nearly as close as spam. **

**Of course it’s not you fools!

Via: The Nvidia Blog (Official), Portal ACM

Motorola Droid and DROID X getting FroYo’d in “late summer”

So how does late summer sound to you? If it’s hoping that this terrible heat will end in different parts of the world, your techy counterpart might also have something else to say. See genius, according to a leaked Verizon memo the DROID original will find its FroYo in the freezer first at the end of July, than the DROID X in late August. Whatever might come out of this, fingers crossed double, the Droids by Moto will get FroYo (hopefully no puns were intended in this post).

Via: Phone Arena

Android 2.2 FroYo Hits Final Update Status On Nexus One, Users Rejoice

So, you got a Nexus One? No? Then you lose man! Accordingly, and on time, Google has released the source code for Android 2.2 FroYo, making it available to the public and manufacturers like HTC and Motorola. Afterwards, all these companies have to do is format and program the source code to the devices they are publishing the update to, then work with the device’s carrier to push it out. By the end of this summer, all major Android phones will be in FroYo heaven.

And accordingly, once again the Nexus One has gotten its final FroYo build update first via OTA (over-the-air), as build FRF83. Users can also manually update their Sexy Nexy with the official update from Google’s servers, but need to have the FRF50 build first.

Via: XDA-Developers

Before iPhone 4 Morning: At The Apple Store In Lincoln Road!

What’s a short visit to South Beach (more preferably Lincoln Road) without a stop at the Apple Store, pre-iPhone 4 madness? After hopefully scoring a morning interview at the venue with Channel 7, I proceeded to strut the Pentax K-x’s stuff and begin a small photo rampage that will appear in future stories, as well as some extra time with the iPad (all iPhone 3GS units were replaced with iOS 4 models). There was also a large crown hustled behind (in their tents or on the floor) and all around me while the security guards were playing security (read: guards) and playing with iPads (read:at the same time). Throughout the hot 89 degree weather and practical chaos, there was one particular Apple fan (I’ll call him Miami Apple Fanboy) who shouted “7:00 AM!” to one of the guards. As you dear readers might already know, the iPhone 4 launch starts at 7AM Eastern tomorrow. Check out the gallery for some shots, and hit up the line break for some video!

Apple Store Lincoln Road – Pre-iPhone 4 Launch!