We breathed a collective sigh of relief when AT&T finally decided that its users could be trusted with their smartphones after all, and announced intentions to start letting them enable non-Market app installs. The carrier said that the first of its existing devices that would be able to see this feature enabled would be the HTC Inspire 4G, Aria, and Samsung Captivate, with sideloading coming in the form of an OTA update. There’s more than one way to unlock such capabilities, though, as we’re seeing with Motorola’s release yesterday of a simple app to bring [...]
It was just a little over a week ago when Motorola began soliciting owners of its Bravo smartphone to help the company test out the eagerly-awaited Froyo upgrade for the model. Things apparently went very well during that round of testing, as Motorola is already sending the finished Android 2.2 update to all of its Bravo users, going out OTA now.
It’s surprising to see such a short window pass between the start of this testing and Motorola pushing out the update; we must just be used to the drawn-out testing cycle that seems to accompany releases for too many other phones. [...]
We haven’t had much to say about Motorola’s Bravo since it arrived at AT&T last fall. The phone’s been stuck on Android 2.1 since its release, but things are looking up for the speedy little smartphone, as Motorola’s announced that it has a Froyo update nearly ready, and it’s soliciting the help of Bravo owners to help it test things out.
When we reviewed the Bravo, we found it to be an exceptionally high-performing mid-level Android, with a nice, crisp screen and decent battery life. Its smoothed-out form factor may not be as [...]
The Motorola Bravo MB520 is AT&T’s newest Android 2.1 device that was launched alongside another mid-range Android, the Flipside. The ergonomic feel of the Bravo’s design will charm anyone that has ever had a phone slip out of their hand. The included MotoBlur 1.5 will appeal to the social networking addict by simplifying ways to update status and share media. In this review we will cover the hardware, software and overall experience that the Bravo has to offer. Read on to learn more.
The Bravo comes in an eco-friendly package that [...]
In this video we go through the software of the Motorola Bravo. Like many AT&T handsets this phone has a large amount of proprietary AT&T software. The Bravo is running Android 2.1 along with the MotoBlur 1.5 user interface. The best programs bundled with this device are DLNA, Swype keyboard, and Social Networking.
Stay tuned for the final review coming up shortly and in case you missed it check out the unboxing and hardware tours.
This is the hardware tour of the Motorola Bravo MB520. In this video we go through the hardware of this sleek new Android 2.1 phone. Some of the best features are the 3.7 inch FWVGA glass screen and huge 1540mAh battery. Motorola states that the phone is capable of delivering 408 minutes of talk time and 238 hours of standby time on a single charge. Everything is powered by an 800MHz Texas Instrument OMAP 3610 processor along with 512MB of RAM and 2GB of ROM. AT&T and Motorola have included a 2GB micro SD card, the Bravo will support up to a 32GB card.
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In this video we unbox the new Motorola Bravo (MB520) running Android 2.1 on AT&T’s network. The Bravo is utilizing Motorola’s proprietary Android user interface; MotoBlur 1.5. The first impressions of the device are rather good. The rounded form factor makes it feel comfortable in hand.
Included in the box is nothing to spectacular; a charging/sync cable, wall charger, battery, battery cover, and of course the Motorola Bravo itself. You can pick up a Bravo on the AT&T website for $129.99 with a qualifying 2 year agreement, or $429.99 out right. Stay tuned [...]