Besides the introduction of the Titan II for AT&T, HTC was fairly quiet at CES — no doubt reserving its best devices for either dedicated events or a Mobile World Congress debut next month. We’ve just learned that, somewhat unsurprisingly, T-Mobile will beging carrying the slim, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered HTC Ville this spring. We say somewhat unsurprisingly because on the one hand, T-Mobile has a history of carrying high-end HTC hardware, but on the other hand, the quad-core HTC Edge (Supreme?) is also waiting in the wings. Ville has been leaked as a 1.5GHz dual-core, [...]
We’ve learned that T-Mobile is poised to add a third 42Mbps HSPA+ handset to its lineup, known as the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. Since the Blaze isn’t scheduled to launch until later in the year, details are still scarce: so far all that’s been revealed to us are a dual-core Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm and, predictably, a Super AMOLED display of unknown dimensions. All indications point to this being a successor to the carrier’s version of the Galaxy S II, not the least of which is its model number: SGH-T999, which is the highest number Samsung has ever [...]
It looks like one of Microsoft’s partners got a little too clever with the Christmas card this year, creating a holiday greeting whose central figure happens to be the unannounced Nokia Ace for AT&T. While that reveal by itself may not mean much, the fact that a front-facing camera is visible in this shot suggests that there may well be other differences between this Windows Phone-powered handset and the similar-looking Lumia 800 (besides the rumored addition of LTE).
Thanks to Paul Thurrott, we’ve learned that Ace will be one of three WP7-powered, LTE-capable [...]
We’ve gotten some more information on the upcoming Nokia Ace for AT&T — whose codename for the device is Eloko — including confirmation that it is indeed the Lumia 900 which will be sold globally as Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone. Although we thought that there was a chance Ace would ship with the Tango build of WP7, it’s now been made clear that Mango will be the flavor of choice at launch. The main specs here should sound quite familiar to Microsoft observers: ~4.3-inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, eight-megapixel camera, and a capacious 1830mAh [...]
If there were still any lingering doubts that the Samsung Galaxy Note tabphone is headed stateside to join AT&T’s lineup, these press shots should probably put them to rest. Going by model number SGH-I717, AT&T’s version of the Gingerbread-powered Note — likely to be revealed in a few short days at CES — will reportedly maintain the class-leading 5.3-inch, 1280×800 Super AMOLED display and 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor that have made it unusually popular overseas but swap in a dual-core Snapdragon for LTE compatibility. We’re also [...]
While CES probably isn’t the most exciting trade show for mobile enthusiasts (that honor goes to Mobile World Congress and, to a lesser degree, CTIA), there are always a few notable handsets introduced. Last year saw Verizon roll out its premiere lineup of 4G LTE-capable devices (LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, Motorola Droid Bionic), while AT&T also made a strong showing with some “4G” phones of its own (HTC Inspire 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G). This year’s event should also be heavy on the LTE, with the first true 4G [...]
This is the LG Connect 4G for MetroPCS, a mid-range Android with four-inch WVGA NOVA display and dual-core processor. Supposedly it features a five-megapixel rear camera plus VGA front-facing webcam, along with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD). As its name suggests, it’s an LTE-capable handset, although as its MS840 model number hints, it’s considered lower-end than Metro’s version of the Optimus Black, the MS855 LG Esteem.
What’s most interesting about this phone actually has nothing to do with MetroPCS at all: apparently [...]
Research in Motion is preparing to break out of the four-digit model number mold with the BlackBerry Torch 10000, at least according to a help site maintained by handset-insurer Asurion. Asurion, whose relationships with all of the major carriers certainly give it inside access to their phone roadmaps, lists the Torch 10000 among existing or past devices available from AT&T in an advanced search dropdown menu. Unfortunately there are no search results when the 10000 is selected as a filter.
Now that RIM has forked the Torch family into full touchscreen and QWERTY-slider [...]
We have good reason to believe that the photo above was shot by Samsung’s unannounced, but surely upcoming, Galaxy S III. Its EXIF data tells us that it was taken with a phone whose model number is GT-I9500, the highest, numerically, that the company has ever used. For reference, the original Galaxy S took up the I90xx range, while the Galaxy S II was slotted into the I91xx set of model numbers; the Galaxy Nexus, internationally, goes by model number GT-I9250. Adding further authenticity to the photo is the fact that the same shooter was testing a Galaxy S II back in January, [...]
It seems that Verizon is preparing its DroidDoes minisite for the arrival of the RAZR-esque Motorola DROID4, although as far as we can tell, the content is not actually live yet (the screenshot is purportedly from the mobile site). While not much about the 4 remains unknown save for a price and release date, the near-final looking appearance of the alleged promo page would seem to at least indicate that a launch is close at hand.
Coming just about six months after the DROID3’s debut, the Gingerbread 2.3.5-powered 4 offers a sleeker form factor along with LTE connectivity, [...]
Well here’s a surprise: Motorola appears to be working on a fourth generation of its popular Droid series of Android-powered QWERTY sliders, with Droid 4 EXIF data starting to show up left and right on photo-sharing sites. Unfortunately no one seems to have opened up the Droid 4 to its full resolution — whatever that may be — so we only have resized photos for judging image quality (which seems quite good in these preliminary shots).
According to a poster on Howard Forums, this handset is codenamed Maserati and, like the Droid 3, lacks a D-pad on the keyboard. [...]
It was only a few days ago that we saw the first images of the LG Spectrum, spiritual successor to the LG Revolution — among the premiere batch of Verizon’s 4G LTE handsets — but those tiny photos really didn’t do the phone justice. Luckily we’ve gotten a set of higher quality shots, along with a full rundown of the specs:
– Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 – Android Gingerbread 2.3 – 10.6 millimeters thick – 4.5-inch, 1280×720 IPS LCD – 1GB RAM, 4GB storage plus 16GB microSD – Eight-megapixel, 1080p rear [...]
Those initial rumors have panned out regarding the so-called “Revolution 2” on Verizon: as first reported by Droid-Life, it is indeed the LG Spectrum, which showed up in a Verizon system last month, that will assume the identity of well-known model number VS920. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 720p HD resolution, and HD-capable eight-megapixel camera, the LTE-equipped Spectrum should represent yet another very attractive option in VZW’s winter lineup; between this, the RAZR, Rezound, and Galaxy Nexus — not to mention the DROID4 — there’s not even [...]
With AT&T and T-Mobile having already seen their Samsung Galaxy S II variants show up in special white editions. it was only a matter of time before the Epic 4G Touch on Sprint got the same treatment. What is somewhat surprising is that Epic, the first of the US variants to go on sale, will be the last one to get whited out: it doesn’t look like we can expect this SKU until early next year, after what is likely to be a CES debut.
Any guesses as to when we’ll see the launch of Verizon’s inevitable white Galaxy Nexus?
Now I haven’t been using converged handsets for as long as the true old school folks with an IBM Simon in their collections, but I did wear a Treo 600 — arguably the first modern smartphone — into the ground, so I feel like I have at least enough history with the category to wax philosophic. And having recently picked up an Android device after a long stint with Windows Mobile and a shorter one with the iPhone (while having also played around with Windows Phone, webOS, and BlackBerry to varying degrees), I’m finding that Google’s operating system — [...]
AT&T will be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note stateside early next year as the SGH-I717, we’ve learned. Like the international version of the phone, GT-N7000, AT&T’s Note will be highlighted by a huge 5.3-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution. However, I717 will incorporate at least two important differences as well.
First, and pretty predictably, the Galaxy Note on AT&T will be 4G LTE capable — as we can expect most high-end phones on both Verizon and AT&T to be from now until 5G. Secondly, I717 will be one of the few Samsung handsets [...]
With yesterday’s launch of the LG Optimus LTE on Bell Canada, there was some speculation that the Korean manufacturer could also bring the 720p HD handset to AT&T; after all, the two carriers share the same bandwidth. Well it turns out that the phone long known as P930 is indeed coming stateside as the LG Nitro HD, bringing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, eight-megapixel camera, and support for AT&T’s nascent 4G LTE network (as well as its 4G HSDPA network at 21Mbps).
The 4.5-inch Nitro also packs 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM (plus microSD expansion), Bluetooth 3.0, and [...]
No big surprises here: the Prada Phone by LG 3.0, set to be officially revealed later today at an event in London, has already been pictured in renders, photographed, and even spotted briefly on video. These official press shots, though, give us our best look yet at the 1GHz, dual-core handset, highlighted by its 4.3-inch NOVA display with WVGA resolution and 800cd/m2 brightness.
Besides the TI OMAP4430 CPU, also inside the 8.5-millimeter-thick frame are a 1080p-capable eight-megapixel camera along with a full complement of radios, including 21Mbps HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, [...]
We just got a user’s manual for a purported Symbian Belle-powered device claiming to be the Nokia 803; what we didn’t get were any features or specs to go along with the document. Our immediate reaction upon seeing the rather large camera hump was, of course, that we were looking at the rumored successor to the 12-megapixel Nokia N8 — one of the greatest cameraphones ever made.
Unfortunately, the manual doesn’t go into much detail about the 803’s functionality beyond the basics, although we were able to glean the somewhat-predictable inclusion of [...]
Having been tipped by Nokia itself in an FCC filing — and confirmed last week by The Verge — it’s really no surprise that T-Mobile will be launching the Lumia 710 at an event on Wednesday. Yet with the lower-end of Nokia’s two Windows Phone debuts still offering plenty of sex appeal, we’ll gladly take another look or two, especially when a US carrier has its branding prominently displayed.
T-Mobile will offer the Lumia 710 in both its black and white color SKUs, along with the interchangeable back covers.
The 3.7-inch, Mango-powered 710 [...]
Motorola just launched the Dinara this morning, but because it was shrouded as a China-only handset, no one really noticed. Well the dual-core, 720p, 13-megapixel XT928 is indeed coming to the US, we’ve learned, as the MB886 (and internationally as the XT885/XT920); like the MB860 Atrix and MB865 Atrix 2, Dinara is expected to land on AT&T, although possibly not as an exclusive.
This is the second time in recent memory that the company has quietly revealed the international version of a handset before launching the American variant: we saw the Droid 3 spoiled by the [...]
Apparently this is the HTC Ville, first detailed by BGR as a dual-core, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered waif of a device: at less than a reported eight millimeters thick, it would be HTC’s slimmest smartphone to date. According to the initial report, we’re looking at a Snapdragon Series 4 processor with two cores running at 1.5GHz, a 4.3-inch wraparound Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution, and a 1080p-capable eight-megapixel camera utilizing the higher-quality lens and sensor found on the latest generation of HTC handsets.
As a quick comparison, the iPhone 4/4S is [...]
HTC releases so many phones these days that its regular trademark filings are hardly worth mentioning anymore — but when a potential branding like HTC Supreme passes our desk, we definitely take note. The prolific manufacturer (possibly working on a Facebook-branded phone, we hear) just put Supreme up for protection in Europe, meaning that this would likely be one of its global releases.
With a name like Supreme, we have to immediately think flagship — and that, of course, brings to mind the HTC Edge (to be clear, the supposed HTC Zeta was actually a hoax). Edge is [...]