Tattoo will hit the network. We already know quite a bit about the Tattoo.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
preorder on October 19. Another key bit of info we still lack is exactly how much the device will cost. A good guess would be in the $199 and up range. The $199 price point is very popular for providers trying to compete with the iPhone. The official launch date for the device has not yet been revealed.
BusinessWeek is already reporting that Motorola is set to release ten new Android phones in the next six to ten months. A report released from a Global Equities Research analyst is the source of the claim. The phones are expected to be sold to mobile users for $39 to $399. An Android device at $39 would certainly be a big deal and put pressure on other phone makers. There is no speculation on what carriers would get the phones, but we can bet that all of the major carriers and many of the smaller ones have their eye on Android devices. There has been no official confirmation from Motorola on this story.
Good Technology, your products had better really live up to their name. Good has announced that its enterprise messaging application is now compatible with Android devices.
SDK for the latest version of Android dubbed donut.
spent some playtime with the Motorola CLIQ last week, shortly after the company announced their first Android device, Orange and Motorola UK invited us to the launch event for the Motorola DEXT. Same device, different name; that means the same 3.1-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display, the same wireless connectivity and the same 5-megapixel camera. It was also an opportunity to see how the DEXT stacks up next to the HTC Hero, currently my regular phone and one we rated highly in our review. The Hero seems better put together than the DEXT - albeit the latter was a pre-production model, and that could all change when the commercial devices appear - but of course the Motorola has that tactile QWERTY keyboard in a chassis not that much thicker than the HTC's. The Motorola DEXT will arrive on Orange in the first full week of October, priced at free with a new £35 ($58) contract that includes unlimited data, messaging and sat-nav access. Check out my first-impressions of MOTOBLUR - and how it compares to HTC Sense - over at SlashGear. [vms f2ff029a833cccc778fd] [gallery]
Archos 5 PMP was undoubtedly the star of the French company's launch event yesterday, but they couldn't help but tease with another new device. The Archos Phone Tablet is, as the name suggests, a PMP/cellphone hybrid; in this case, it runs Android on a 1GHz ARM Cortex CPU, with integrated 3.5G for voice and data access. According to the scant information Archos gave us, the Phone Tablet will have a smaller display than the Archos 5 - 4.3-inches versus 4.8-inches - but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480. It will measure just 10mm thick, and we were also shown an image of the rear of the Phone Tablet that indicated a camera; there also appears to be a front-mounted camera, likely for video calls. We'd also expect to see a fair chunk of flash storage in there - the Archos 5 packs up to 64GB - for media use. Archos have been close-lipped on when exactly we might expect to see the Phone Tablet arrive, but we'll not argue with another Android-based smartphone.
Archos announced their much-anticipated Android-based PMP, the touchscreen Archos 5 Internet Tablet. Packing a 4.8-inch resistive touchscreen, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of flash storage or 160GB or 500GB of hard-drive based storage, the Archos 5 has a custom UI designed by the company to sit on top of Android. Both local and streaming network content is supported, and the Archos 5 also has the usual Android web browser for internet access. Since the PMP lacks integrated 3G, Archos have made it straightforward to tether your cellphone via Bluetooth when there's no WiFi around; you can also use the Bluetooth to hook up a keyboard and mouse, while Archos also offer HDMI docks that will output 720p HD video (and browsing at 1,280 x 720 resolution) on your TV. An optional DVR Dock allows you to record TV or other video directly onto the Archos 5; pricing for the PMP itself ranges from $250 to $440. For hands-on first-impressions of the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet check out our SlashGear post. [vms be180185cac7d243c5eb] [gallery]