Caught on camera last week by German site Chip Online, the Etna was caught at a Vodafone stand and packs a 3-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. There's also a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, but beyond that the Etna is a mystery. We'd be very surprised should it turn out not to have WiFi b/g, 3G HSPA and GPS, and we don't think a digital compass and accelerometer are too much to ask either. Of course, this could well be the LG GW620, tipped back in July, but since that rumor lacked an image it's difficult to conclusively tie the two together. No word from either LG or Vodafone as to specific release dates, pricing or anything else, so it's a case of wait and see. [via IntoMobile]
Monthly Archive: May 2013
finally released their official app into the Android Market, meaning that premium subscribers to the music streaming service can now access tracks on the move. As promised, the app delivers on-device database browsing, playlist creation and offline playback. The offline playback means that playlist contents are cached, and can be replayed while the Android device is temporarily without a 3G or WiFi signal or indeed switched to airplane mode. A third-party app delivering catalog access was released back in August, but removed at the request of the company themselves. Spotify Mobile for Android (and the iPhone/iPod touch app, which has also been released today) is available for download now, and requires a subscription to Spotify Premium. That costs £9.99 per month ($18); currently Spotify is only available in the UK, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Spain, though a US launch has been tipped for as early as the end of 2009. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALGPknOsiU[/youtube] [via SlashGear]
Juicy Development has announced that its Talk Radio app originally developed for the iPhone is now available on Android platforms. The app uses the location aware nature of Android devices to locate top talk radio stations in your area.
Huawei Pulse for T-Mobile. The Pulse is the first Android device offered for prepay consumers on the UK T-Mobile network. The device has a 3.2MP camera and ships with a 2GB microSD card. The handset also has GPS goodness and works on the HSDPA/HSUPS network.
Samsung i7500, otherwise known as the Galaxy, for a while. The handset is the first one with Android to come from Motorola and one of the only things we were left wondering is when the handset would be available. O2 announced today that the i7500 is now available in stores and via phone sales. “O2 has become the home of smartphones and launching our first Android-powered phone with Samsung is a key part of this,” said Steve Alder, General Manager Devices, Telefónica Europe. “What I love about the Samsung Galaxy is the great user experience and the fantastic range of apps it brings to even more customers.” In case you live in a cave out in the woods somewhere, I'll run down the specs for you quickly. The handset runs Android and has the Qualcomm 7200A chipset with an ARM 528Mhz CPU. The screen is a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 AMOLED and the phone operates on the HSDPA 7.2Mbps network. The i7500 is an O2 exclusive in the UK for the first four weeks of availability and can be had for free on plans starting at £45 monthly.