When we first heard of Motorola’s Triumph, it sounded pretty intriguing: a Blur-less Motorola Android, being sold free-and-clear for about $300 on Virgin Mobile pre-paid. Sure, it doesn’t have dual cores or a 3D display, but the hardware is no slouch, either. Our appreciation for the handset makes this all the more upsetting, as apparently there are a host of problems plaguing some Triumph owners.
One of the two big issues concerns the smartphone’s display. Some users have noted erratic behavior, from a few pixels blinking, to full-screen flickering, all the [...]
If you’re an Android user with simple tastes, Motorola’s Triumph on Virgin Mobile probably caught your eye, with its plain-vanilla Android implementation, straightforward design, and no-contract pricing. We had been anticipating the Triumph for tomorrow, July 19, but as is all too common amongst smartphone releases, the situation is just slightly more complicated.
In a press release last week, Virgin announced that the Triumph would not be available on July 19, but on July 20, instead. This is very important when you look at the main focus of that press release, [...]
For a smartphone that’s not state-of-the-art and lacks any real gimmick, we’ve been paying pretty close attention to the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile. If anything, it’s what the phone lacks that we find so interesting: no custom Android UI, and no contract required. We don’t get to see many phones worth mentioning initially released without carrier subsidies in the States, after all, so we were very interested in seeing how the Triumph would be priced to compensate. We’ve got our answer now, and it’s not too bad.
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After catching a glimpse at the then-unnamed Motorola Triumph for Virgin mobile back in April, the smartphone made its formal debut at Sprint and Motorola’s NYC press event earlier this month. At the time, the best info we had on when to expect the Triumph to go up for sale was simply sometime this summer. Now we’ve been able to pin the release down to a specific day, with the revelation of an advertisement claiming the Triumph will become available on July 19.
The Triumph, you may remember, is a no-nonsense Froyo Android, eschewing user interface customizations in [...]
Motorola looks to be preparing an Android Froyo-powered handset for prepaid carrier and Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile USA. Although the phone resembles several of Moto’s current offerings, including the Droid X, Droid 2, and Atrix, it seems to be a brand new piece of hardware. Most notable here is the fact that unlike the majority of Motorola’s Android devices, this one seems to lack the Blur UI, which has come to meet with very mixed reactions. Also interesting is the fact that three columns of icons are visible on the homescreen of the likely-WVGA display, something [...]
This afternoon in New York City, Sprint and Motorola’s press event has revealed the Photon 4G, just as we were expecting, along with the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile pre-paid.
Available Photon 4G specs match what was earlier leaked: the Android is very Atrix-like, with a qHD display, dual-core Tegra 2, and a gigabyte of RAM; the most obvious difference between the smartphones is the Photon 4G’s screen measures in at 4.3 inches, over the Atrix’s 4.0. Like the Atrix and the re-tooled Bionic, the Photon 4G will support Motorola’s laptop dock. In [...]