HTC event in New York City today, the manufacturer announced its latest and greatest Verizon 4G LTE phone, the HTC Rezound. The phone has been leaked to blazes and back, but it's good to finally get confirmation on this piece of high-end hardware. The 1.5Ghz dual-core Gingerbread smartphone is HTC's first with a 720p display, stretching 1280 x 720 pixels across a 4.3-inch screen. The Rezound was previously codenamed the Vigor.
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Motorola XOOM 2 and 8.2-inch Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both being confirmed today. Each packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, splash-resilience and a pair of cameras - 1.3-megapixels upfront, 5-megapixels on the back - the only real disappointment is that they run Android 3.2 Honeycomb rather than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Inside, each packs 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of storage. There are various preloaded business apps on the bigger tablet, while the Media Edition gets Motorola's music/video streaming app preloaded. The Media Edition also boasts 178-degree viewing angles. The XOOM 2 is 253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm and 599g, 100g less than its first-gen predecessor, while the XOOM 2 Media Edition is 139 mm x 216 mm x 8.99 mm and 386g. Both have Gorilla Glass. No word on pricing, but they'll each arrive in the UK midway through November. [youtube x16LUdsMPqw] [gallery] [via SlashGear]
using LTE technology, is still in its infancy. But it gets an important boost today with the announcement of the very first smartphones to take advantage of the speedy new infrastructure: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. Both Android Gingerbread phones will arrive online and at retail locations on November 6th. The Skyrocket is a slightly rebranded version of the Galaxy S II LTE, already introduced by Samsung. It'll feature a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display running at 800 x 480, and an unspecified 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (probably the same TI OMAP found in similar models). An 8 megapixel rear and two megapixel front camera round out the package, with a roomy 16GB of on-board storage. A launch price of $249.99 ($50 more than the current AT&T Galaxy S II) will make a purchase choice largely contingent upon LTE availability in your area. The HTC Vivid also has a 4.5-incxh display, but it bumps the resolution up to qHD 960 x 540. A 1.2 GHz dual-core processor compliments an 8 megapixel 1080p rear shooter - no front-facing camera is mentioned in the press release, but you can see it in the press photo. The same 16GB of internal memory adorns the inside. The Vivid will retail fro $199, and like the Skyrocket, it requires a two-year contract.The Vivid appears to be the final name for the HTC Holiday, and is almost certainly the second device that HTC alluded to in its earnings report, the first being the HTC Rezound. November 6th will also see AT&T rollout LTE services to Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Georgia, which join Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio as the only markets currently supported. The company is planning to release more LTE smartphones in more markets next year. [gallery]
HTC Rezound (codenamed Vigor) headed to Verizon Wireless with 4G LTE. This is just a guess, but most likely that is what they'll have in store for everyone.
Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's everything you need to know about the new phone and the new operating system.
Galaxy Nexus missed its Prime moniker are in luck: it looks like the tablet formerly known as the Transformer 2 will get it instead. Asus has pot together a landing page for the "Eee Pad Transformer Prime", thrilling Android tablet fans and children of the 80s together in one fell swoop. The page is quick to point out the tablet's Nvidia Tegra 3 "Kal-El" quad-core processor and thin new design.
DROID RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Since Verizon customers at least may soon have to make a hard choice, we've put up a direct comparison between the two devices. Which one will reign supreme at the top of the Android heap?
a joint event in Hong Kong late Tuesday night / early Wednesday morning Google and Samsung will announce the Galaxy Nexus, the next Android developer phone and the very first device to run Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich". We can confirm the specifications and details early.
joint event with Verizon in New York City. The Gingerbread-powered device revives a classic Motorola nomenclature: they're calling it the DROID RAZR after the drool-inducing flip phone of years past. The skinny 4.3-inch slate will be Motorola's new flagship phone after the somewhat underwhelming BIONIC, and one of the most high-profile phones to use Verizon's 4G LTE network. Chief among the new features is an armored Kevlar construction, a first in a mainstream phone.
already tweeted the release date for the much-leaked Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and now they may have given us our very first official look at the front of the Ice Cream Sandwich developer phone. A flyer promoting the November local launch date shows the Galaxy Nexus in all its glory, along with yet another set of specifications. The hardware lines up with previous spy videos and mock-ups.