Monthly Archive: December 2013
T-Mobile G2? The good news is that, as expected, the HTC-made smartphone has gone up for preorder for existing T-Mobile customers. $199.99 gets you the G2 - or at least an order form showing that you've paid for one - and delivery is expected to take place by October 6th, the same day that the Android smartphone goes on sale generally. Of course, you could get it a little earlier (we're hearing talk that T-Mobile are targeting the end of September for the start of customer deliveries) giving you a week or so of preening in front of your jealous (or simply uninterested) friends.
Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it seems the South Korean company themselves wanted to get in on the action too. A new demo video has been released - claiming to "objectively present" the 7-inch Froyo slate's capabilities - that runs through the key functionality without resorting to the type of hyperbole you might expect from a certain fruit-themed manufacturer. That includes the Keyboard Dock in action, the custom email and calendar apps Samsung has produced for the Galaxy Tab, and Flash playback in the browser. There's also some time spent on wireless HD streaming, too. Still no pricing or specific release dates, but we're getting pretty excited about this 3G tablet. [youtube tAbsmHMAhrQ]
T-Mobile employees may also pre-order the much hyped device starting tonight at midnight, however, no word yet on how many will be initially available. The internal site reads: From September 24 through October 4, existing T-Mobile customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the T-Mobile G2 with Google at select T-Mobile retail stores, through Care upgrades, and online at http://G2.t-mobile.com. A limited number of G2 smartphones will also be available for employees to pre-order on My T-Mobile. The G2 is scheduled to be available to all customers at select T-Mobile retail stores, Care upgrades, select retail partner locations and online on October 6. The G2 is the successor to the insanely popular first Android phone the G1. Bringing features such as HSPA+, 5-megapixel camera, Android 2.2, Qualcomm MSM 7230 clocked at 800 MHz, GPS, and Bluetooth, the G2 already seems to be a very powerful upgrade. [Via TMONews]
has confirmed that the Android 2.1 update for the XPERIA X10 - which it had previously promised would be released sometime this month - has been delayed, and is now not expected to arrive until the end of October. The company claims to "have had to spend some additional time on the software to really makes sure we roll-out with the right quality and user experience," and will not only be upgrading the X10 but the smaller X10 mini and X10 mini pro. The news comes as a blow to XPERIA users, whose phone was released with 1.6 at a time when rival handsets were already using Android 2.0 firmware. Meanwhile Sony Ericsson are warning that the roll-out will be phased, so it may take several weeks after the initial release before every device gets a bite of the Eclair.
Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro:
- HD video recording with continuous auto-focus for high quality videos
- Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1
- New back up and restore application, with extended content back up
- 5 homescreens for apps, widgets, shortcuts and folders
- Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook and shows when your friends are online
- Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
- New backup and restore application with extended content back up
- Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book
- Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1