Andrew Kim’s ‘HTC 1’ is the best concept Android phone ever designed

The HTC 1 is the only phone that I wish HTC could make, besides a high-end slidey Android. A new Sense UI looks like a cleaner and higher-end approach to skinning with Synergy-like actions (combined messaging) with a large Helvetica interface that looks streamlined. The HTC 1, if ever built, would include stereo speakers (at the top and bottom of the handset), a kickstand which is actually the bottom portion of the casing (epic!), and the from-the-future concept of a built-in UV light that kills germs on the surface of the phone while you charge it up. The entire glory of Andrew Kim’s design concept of the sexiest Android phone to date is at the “source” link.

Source: Design Fabulous

This Week On LaptopMemo: Summer Vacation Edition?

Clearly this week on LaptopMemo was nothing short of fresh, new tech news, while on summer vacation with family in Old Bridge, New Jersey with 2 acres of land to spare. So above is a shot of the front yard, using the Lumix DMC-G10 that’ll appear later on the site.
Otherwise, here’s what’s what in this week of mobile tech:

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).


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, 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