T-Mobile has announced the release date of the Motorola Defy Android smartphone via the company’s Twitter account. According to the tweet, the handset will land on the mobile market on November 3rd. You can get the handset at a price of $99.99 under a 2-year T-Mobile contract.
The 3.7-inch display Android-based device is noted for being a rugged phone with its specs and features including an 800 MHz OMAP 3610 processor, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1.25GB memory onboard, and a 1540 mAh battery. The mobile phone will also feature the MotoBLUR 1.5 enhancements. Moreover, it has been confirmed that the Motorola Defy mobile phone will be capable of Wi-Fi calling which allows users to have voice calls over Wi-Fi instead of the usual cellular network. Finally, other goodies are present such CrystalTalk Plus to ensure better call quality, Adobe Flash Lite, and DLNA for sharing media.
The specs may not be as impressive as the other smartphones being released these days, however, the company boasts off its selling feature which is the device’s ability to resist strains including scratches, dust, impact, and water so users will be more comfortable carrying this device with them compared to other fragile Android phones when outdoors. So, what do you think?!? Will you be getting this one?
Research in Motion and Sprint has finally made an official announcement of the BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone. A lot has been waiting for this mobile phone and many are excited to take a peek at this handset which is dabbled into other unconventional form factors. The BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone is slated to have its release date on the 31st of October at a price of $99.99 on a two-year contract.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 is actually RIM’s first QWERTY flip phone and will offer specs and features including – the BlackBerry 6, which is the company’s newest operating system. Moreover, it will come packing with dual high resolution displays, a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, 512MB of RAM, 8GB memory pre-installed which can be enhanced up to 32GB memory chip, 360×400 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi b/g/n/, Stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G over EV-DO rev.A. Features-wise, it will be pre-equipped with universal search, WebKit based- browser, as well as a number of upgrades of apps.
Pre-orders for the Steel Gray variant of the device will start on the 19th of October on Sprint and watch out for the Royal purple in the next month. You can also head over Sprint website to learn more about the product.
Rumors have it that Motorola is actually working on an all new super smartphone which will run by the name Droid Terminator. The Motorola Droid Terminator will be the company’s flagship device which will be released by multiple carriers in 2011 and is anticipated to take on Apple in terms of mobile gaming.
The Motorola Droid Terminator is assumed to offer specs and features including a dual-core processor running on the NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform. The new chipset is thought to run 3D games which are way faster than the usual 3D games offered by other devices. The device will also be powered by Android Gingerbread which the company is waiting for the software to launch. However, the company has issued strict non-disclosure agreements to keep the confidentiality of the phone.
If you’re one interested consumer, don’t expect the handset to arrive yet as it is alleged to have its release date next year after Sanjay Jha will take over the lead as the CEO of Motorola Mobility when the Motorola Mobility split from the rest of the company. Even this upcoming Tegra phone 2 is nicknamed as “Sanja’s baby” prior to defining his moment as the leader. Whoa, looks like we’ll be expecting mobile gaming powerhouse, here! Doesn’t it just get you interested?
LG has unveiled another Android-powered smartphone, the Optimus T, thus expanding the company’s line of devices alongside the One, Chick, and S variant. The LG Optimus T Android phone is slated for a release date during the holiday season and will be on its way to the wireless carrier, T-Mobile.
The latest-entry level LG Optimus T Android phone is targeted towards consumers who are budget conscious. The handset offers specs and features such as 3.2-inch at 320X480 capacitive touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus camera and capable of video capture, and a 2GB memory card slot that can be enhanced further for up to 32GB. Users also get to experience Wi-Fi with Mobile Hotspot option, Bluetooth, and GPS. It will also come with Android 2.2 together with a number of Google services including Gmail, Maps, etc as well as Voice actions to keep consumers connected while on the go. The device also comes pre-installed with Swype technology to allow end-users to text as fast as they can.
The LG Optimus T smartphone will be available exclusively on T-Mobile this holiday season at an undisclosed price, yet. It will be offered in Titanium or Burgundy finish. So, what do you think about this pretty decent smartphone?
Whoa! This week has been incredible as we’ve heard a lot of Android phones airbrushing in the market. And to add up on the mania, we got an addition to the list – the Samsung Transform smartphone. Sprint and Samsung has announced the launch of another Android-based device which is slated for its release date on the 10th of October.
The Samsung Transform smartphone will be among the Samsung handsets to pack the Sprint ID feature thus allowing the consumers to download ID packs which are loaded with a variety of apps, wallpapers, ringtones, and widgets. The ID packs can be loaded up to five on each handset.
Moreover, this powerful device offers specs and features including the following:
- 3.5 HGVA touchscreen display
- 800 MHz processor
- 256MB RAM/ 512MB ROM
- 2GB microSD card slot which can be enhanced up to 32GB
- Android 2.1 OS
- Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash
- VGA camera for video calling
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Stereo Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS and AGPS support
- Access to Sprint Zone
- Social Networking Sites integration
Running Android 2.1, the Samsung Transform is scheduled for an upgrade to 2.2 later this year. Finally, the device is integrated with a lot of Google apps such as Maps, Gmail, Search, and YouTube.
At a price of $149.99 on a two-year contract with a $100 rebate, you’ll be able to get a grip of the Transform which will arrive on October 10 in Sprint outlets as well as retail partners like Radio Shack and Best Buy.
During the CTIA SF, wireless carrier Sprint has announced three devices. One of them is the Sanyo ZIO smartphone by Kyocera. Sprint is actually the second carrier to pick-up the device after Cricket and the Sanyo Zio smartphone will be the first device to feature the Sprint ID.
The Sanyo Zio smartphone is only 0.5 inches thick and weighs in at 3.7 ounces making it one of the lightest Android-based devices in the market. The smartphone offers specs and features including a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 600 MHz Qualcomm processor; 512MB ROM/ 256MB RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera, and is powered by the Android 2.1 operating system. The Zio also packs a 2GB microSD card slot which can be further enhanced alongside 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR. Users can enjoy a couple of Google applications including Gmail on the device, too. The device has a 1130 mAh battery that will give you 4.6 hours of continuous talk time. As for the Sprint ID feature, this will allow consumers to customize and personalize their device more. The Sprint ID packs will actually allow you to put particular theme on a single homescreen.
The handset was released 10th of October. Experience a price-friendly device at a price of $99 with a two-year contract in a black and silver trim.
Motorola has finally unveiled the company’s own enterprise digital assistant – the Motorola ES400S smartphone. The Motorola ES400S mobile phone is actually the first Motorola mobile enterprise handheld device to be distributed under the carrier, Sprint.
Though the handset doesn’t look that much pretty, the Motorola ES400S mobile phone offers extreme ruggedness which can withstand four-foot drops, dust, and bumps, built-in Biometric finger swipe security, customizable enterprise UI, three-axis accelerometer, and barcode reading capabilities. The smartphone is powered by the Mobile 6.5.3 operating system allowing users to enjoy seamless connectivity.
As for its specs and features, you can expect to see the following:
- 3-inch VGA touchscreen at 640 x 480 pixel resolution
- 1GB of ROM; 256MB of RAM
- Can be enhanced up to 32GB memory card
- Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- 3.2 megapixel camera (capable of barcode scanning)
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 3G/EVO Rev-A support
- GSM/ HSPA for international roaming
- VoIP ready
- 1540 mAh battery
If you plan to experience a longer battery life, a 3080 mAh battery is available separately to do so. The handset is expected to have its release date before the end of October through various Sprint channels at a price that will start at $499.99 for qualifying businesses up to $549.99 with a 2-year contract.
At a price of $249 with a $100 mail-in rebate on a contract, you will be able to get a grip on the Motorola R2-D2 Limited Edition. Of course, this smartphone which will be arriving at Verizon Wireless is inspired from the beloved Star Wars character. The handset is slated to have its release date in the 30th of September.
As for the specs and features, the device is just rumored to run 1.2 GHz processor compared to the standard 1 GHz of Droid 2. End users will also get an Android 2.2 operating system plus a 3.7-inch display. And although the detailed specs and features aren’t released yet, it is expected that you get a tons of Star-Wars related content and a custom-made packaging as if the device is encased in a carbonite-like. Moreover, you can get a couple of customized widgets, live wall papers, photos, sound, and a binocular app.
So, are you planning to get one of these? Meanwhile, let’s feast our eyes with photo of the Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Limited Edition phone which surely looks like R2-D2 with its white base design.
Windows Phone 7 smartphones are still making a big fuss in the mobile market. Having said that, another WP7 has been revealed and it’s the HTC T8788 Windows Phone. Despite the handset’s quite-not-catchy name, users will experience a twist in the slider thingy as this device doesn’t reveal a full QWERTY keyboard that you expect in a slider phone. Instead, the mobile phone gets a long speaker. Did you find it stunning? So basically, we can tell that the HTC T8788 Windows phone is made for entertainment purposes which media functionality lovers will love.
The actual specs and features of the phone have not been laid yet along with its release date and what price do we have to shell out for the device. This strangely designed landscape slider will be HTC’s one of the first smartphones to run under Microsoft’s new operating system. This will also be carried out by AT&T. With these, we need to wait longer for further details about the multimedia WinPho 7 in the making. But for the meantime, let’s see what you think about the new HTC T8788 Windows phone?
Nokia has unleashed yet another addition to the Symbian^3 OS family with the Nokia E7 mobile phone. The Nokia E7 cellphone is touted as the best-ever business smartphone in the market.
The Nokia E7 packs specs and features including a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display alongside the ClearBlack display for improved visibility when using the phone under the bright sunlight. Also, it gets a full slide out QWERTY keyboard which will surely aid business end-users when using the phone while working on their documents, reading and editing presentations as well as reviewing spreadsheets. Moreover, the device features Microsoft Exchange and Active Sync which both provide access to corporate emails and other business documents while on the run.
If you think the Nokia E7 is designed hardly just for business use, then you’re wrong as this handset is also jam-packed with multimedia and social networking features which a lot of mobile users are looking for when buying a new device. The Nokia E7 cellphone offers support for HD quality imaging together with HDMI connection and Dolby Digital Plus Surround System. It allows you to capture videos at 720p resolution. With the mobile phone, you get three customizable homescreens which lets you receive live feeds from your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Here’s a quick rundown of the specs and features of the new Nokia E7 Cellphone:
- Dimensions: 123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6 mm
- Mass: 176 grams
- 4-inch AMOLED widescreen display
- Touch and full QWERTY keyboard
- Symbian^3 Operating System
- 350 memory onboard with support for MicroSD card slot for expansion
- 8-megapixel camera with Dual LED flash; captures HD 720p video
- FM Radio, Music Player
- WLAN 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Positioning with GPS, and A-GPS
- Micro-USB 2.0 for easy file transfer
- 1200mAh BL-4D battery which promises talk time of up to 9 hours or 18 days standby time
The Nokia E7 mobile phone which comes in colors including Silver White, Green, Dark Grey, Orange, and Blue is slated to have its release date later this year at a retail price of EUR495. Be sure to check out the phone when it comes available in online stores such a Bestbuy.com.