broken cover in Korea. The Samsung SHW-M100S has a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and an 800MHz processor, and will apparently land on SK Telecom next month. There's also WiFi 802.11n, GPS, a T-DMB digital TV tuner and a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the media player software can handle DivX files. The worst news, frankly, is that Samsung's TouchWiz UI has made another appearance. No word on whether or not the M100S will make it outside of Korea and to the US or Europe. [gallery] [via Unwired View]
xda-developers, we now know that there are indeed more Android phones coming from HTC. As you might remember, there were some clues on the upcoming devices from HTC on the recently leaked Android 2.1 ROM that we saw running on an HTC Hero. Some of the devices that will run Google's free Mobile OS are, the Legend, Salsa (With QWERTY keyboard), Bravo (not the Passion and/or Dragon), Tide and the Buzz. Out of all this upcoming phones, the Android-based HTC Bravo is the one giving us something great to talk about. Apparently, it will pack the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor as the HTC HD2, and it will be able to capture HD 720p video. The Bravo will also have a nice 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen. SlashGear contacted HTC to comment, but unsurprisingly they did not want to confirm anything. They only said:
We cannot comment on speculation or rumour, but we’re excited about our upcoming roadmap and encourage you to watch this space.[Via SlashGear]
Samsung Behold II. Although not happy with the fact that it will arrive with Android 1.5, they like Samsung products. And who can blame them, Samsung makes nice devices, now we have to find out if the price will be right. The folks over at Engadget got their hands on a Samsung Behold II and did an unboxing. They confirm the Android 1.5, and at first impression, they like the phone so far. But they really don't feel too happy about the 3D cube making its way to the beautiful AMOLED display of this phone. Unfortunately, there isn't an exact price for the phone, just a release date; November 18th, which was confirmed by T-Mobile (check the press release below). As mentioned above, there's no confirmation on the price for this new Android phone. According to many, the price for this Samsung device will be $229.99 with a two year contract. Now that's a lot, especially with new Android phones starting at just $99.99 and the Motorola DROID at $199.99. What do you think? Will you still buy it at that price, having other options out there? Next is the press release from T-Mobile:
T-Mobile USA Launches the Samsung Behold II on November 18 Multimedia Powerhouse Joins Broad Selection of Android-Powered Smartphones for T-Mobile Customers BELLEVUE, Wash., and DALLAS — Nov. 13, 2009 Available exclusively from T-Mobile USA, the Behold II is the first phone from T-Mobile to feature a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen for crisper colors and wider viewing angles, which is paired with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, zoom, flash, five shooting modes and video capabilities. Samsung’s intuitive cube menu also provides quick access to six top multimedia features: music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube™ and Amazon MP3 for music downloads. “With its first-rate multimedia capabilities front and center, the Samsung Behold II adds an exclamation point to T-Mobile’s already impressive Android lineup for the holidays,” said Wendy Piñero-DePencier, vice president, brand and calendar marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The combination of 3G speeds, its high-resolution touch-screen, and access to loads of entertainment features is sure to make the Behold II into a holiday hit.” The Android-powered phone is equipped with Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz™ user interface for easy customization through movable widgets and one-touch access to commonly used features and applications. The Behold II offers three different home screens to organize multiple workspaces with favorite widgets and application shortcuts. “The Behold II raises the bar to the next level to create a rich, customizable set of different user experiences,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “Combined with Samsung’s advanced AMOLED display technology, innovative TouchWiz user interface and the Android platform, users can create and enjoy a mobile experience unique to their needs.” The Behold II features built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube and Google Talk™, as well as thousands of applications and games available for download from Android Market™. The Wi-Fi-enabled Behold II also supports personal e-mail and corporate e-mail with Exchange ActiveSync, as well as instant messaging, and text, picture and video messaging. Additional features include assisted GPS, Bluetooth® 2.1, visual voicemail that allows for easier access and response to voice mail, support for up to 16GB of external memory, and includes a 2GB microSD memory card. With support for T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding 3G network, Behold II customers can take advantage of a reliable wireless connection and fast download speeds when browsing the Web or downloading applications from Android Market. T-Mobile’s 3G network is currently available in 240 cities across the country. By the end of 2009, T-Mobile USA expects its 3G network to be available to reach approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population. The Samsung Behold II will be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com beginning Nov. 18, 2009. — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the wireless leader in offering the broadest selection of Android™-powered smartphones in the United States, today announced that the Samsung Behold® II will be available beginning Nov. 18. The full touch-screen Behold II is a multimedia powerhouse with fast Web and data supported by Wi-Fi® and T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network.
Sprint have outed their first Android smartphone, the Samsung Moment. The Moment has a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen running a 320 x 480 resolution, together with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and EVDO Rev.A. There's also a 3.5mm headphones jack and microSD card slot. There's also GPS with turn-by-turn Sprint Navigation, a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with video recording and flash, and an optical joystick for navigation. Samsung have given the Moment Exchange push-email support, an 800MHz processor and there'll be a 2GB microSD card in the box. The Samsung Moment measures 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.63 inches and tips the scales at 5.67oz; Samsung suggest the battery is good for up to 5.5hrs of talktime. The Samsung Moment will arrive on Sprint from November 1st, priced at $179.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate and $50 instant savings) and with a new two-year agreement. We're meeting up with Sprint later today, so hopefully will be able to score some hands-on with the Moment. Press Release:
Samsung Moment™ Power and Sophistication Samsung Moment™, exclusively from Sprint, is Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovate Android™ platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network (EVDO Rev. A.). Its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, optical joystick and brilliant 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display, with wider viewing angles and crisper colors, will dazzle those who want the freedom to stay connected on the go and enjoy a PC-like experience. Samsung Moment provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, as well as thousands of applications, widgets and games available in Android Market™. It offers access to personal and corporate e-mail, WiFi capability, GPS navigation, accelerometer, full HTML Web browser, stereo Bluetooth®, 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder, expandable memory up to 32GB and access to social networking sites, including Facebook®, Flickr® and TwitterTM. PRODUCTIVITY • Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard • Widescreen 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display • Android Market™ • Accelerometer and proximity sensor • Outlook e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support; E-mail (EAS), POP, IMAP • Access e-mail from such well-known providers as AOL, Windows LiveTM including MSN®, Hotmail® and Yahoo! • Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint on the go to maximize productivity • Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g • Visual Voicemail for quick and easy access to voice mail messages • Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn driving directions, navigate with a 3D map that moves with you ENTERTAINMENT/PERSONALIZATION • Android Market and access to such popular applications as Pandora®, ShopSavvyTM, Twitter, ShazamTM, amazon.com®, USA Today®, Flixster®, PacManTM, CraigslistCheckerTM, MySpaceTM Mobile and thousands of other applications • 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus • Advanced Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology • Sprint’s exclusive sports applications: NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile • Amazon MP3 Store and Media Player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack • Expandable Memory: 2GB MicroSD card included; supports up to 32GB MicroSD card SPECIFICATIONS • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.63 inches; weight 5.67 oz. • Main Display: 3.2-inch AMOLED (320 x 480 pixels) 16M colors • Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.5 hours continuous talk time*Press Release:
Samsung’s First Android-Powered Phone, Samsung Moment™ with Google, Coming Soon to America’s Most Dependable 3G Network Available Nov. 1, Samsung Moment from Sprint features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, brilliant display screen and premium Web experience; Pre-registration for Samsung Moment begins today at www.sprint.com/moment OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and DALLAS – Oct. 7, 2009 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Moment, Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovative Android™ platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network2 (EVDO Rev. A.) and the best value in wireless with the Any Mobile, AnytimeSM calling feature. Samsung Moment represents a new generation of portable Internet access devices and provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, as well as thousands of applications available in Android Market™. Samsung Moment also offers the first Sprint 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, creating crisper colors and wider viewing angles than other display screens. Samsung Moment is powered by an 800 MHz processor, making this device one of the fastest wireless phones available today. Beginning Nov. 1, customers can purchase Samsung Moment through all Sprint channels including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partners. Retail pricing will be $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration for this phone begins today at www.sprint.com/moment. “Sprint is thrilled to add the powerful and sophisticated Samsung Moment to our growing portfolio of Android devices,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. "This is the second Android product that will be available from Sprint this holiday season. With a full QWERTY keyboard, Samsung Moment allows customers to easily access the thousands of applications available in the Android Market. The excitement around Android products confirms Sprint’s decision several years ago to be a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance and lead the Open revolution.” “The launch of Samsung Moment is an exciting realization of our commitment to providing consumers open, powerful and versatile devices,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “With the combination of the Android platform, applications, Web browser and a powerful 800 MHz processor, the user experience options are unlimited.” Leveraging a library of applications As charter members of the Open Handset Alliance™, Sprint and Samsung are closely aligned with the Android community. Through Android Market, Samsung Moment users can download thousands of applications, widgets and games on their phone. Pandora®, ShopSavvyTM, TwitterTM, ShazamTM, amazon.com®, USA Today®, Flixster®, PacManTM, CraigslistCheckerTM, and MySpaceTM Mobile are among the countless well-liked applications already available on Android Market. Additionally, customers can access Sprint Navigation and Sprint exclusive applications NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM already preinstalled on the device. Samsung Moment is a perfect solution for anyone who wants the freedom to stay connected on-the-go and enjoy a PC-like experience. In addition, Sprint recently launched new tools on its developer Web site designed to make it easy for developers to create innovative applications for the Sprint Android-powered devices – http://developer.sprint.com/android. The enhancements will give developers access to Sprint products and services, including location-based services, messaging and geofencing through the Sprint Developer Sandbox. Developers using the site and tools will easily be able to create and test applications for the Android platform on the Sprint network. Application developers will have a chance to learn more about Android at Sprint’s ninth annual developer conference this fall. The Sprint Open Developer Conference, Oct. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif., is open to all attendees and will feature information through speaker sessions and coding camps on developing applications for a range of platforms, including Android. For details, go to http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2009. “The Samsung Moment and the Android platform are helping Sprint drive openness and innovation,” said Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile platforms at Google. “With the Samsung Moment’s built-in suite of Google mobile services, along with thousands of applications on Android Market, Sprint customers can enjoy a unique mobile experience.” Samsung Moment offers simple device navigation through an optical joystick located just below the expansive display. It features Wi-Fi capability, integrated GPS navigation and accelerometer. Additional features include: • 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus • Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology • Expandable memory up to 32GB • Sprint TV® with live and on-demand programming • NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM • Easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook®, Flickr® and TwitterTM • Media player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack • Visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages • Access to personal and corporate email through Active Sync Customers who purchase the new Samsung Moment can also take advantage of Sprint’s newly announced Any Mobile, Anytime feature, which gives customers on the Sprint network unlimited calling to ANY wireless customer in the United States on any carrier anytime by selecting Sprint’s EverythingSM Data plans. This device requires activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data, which includes the Everything Data and Simply Everything Plans. The Simply Everything plan provides nationwide unlimited calling, unlimited text and unlimited data, including email, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, for only $99.99 per month. That’s a savings of $1,200 over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan3. Sprint Everything Data plans with unlimited messaging and data start at just $69.99 for 450 minutes with unlimited night and weekend calling starting at 7 p.m. (All price plans exclude surcharges and taxes.) Both Everything Data and Simply Everything plans are available to existing customers without extending the service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement. The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network4, and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network5, based on square miles. Since 2006, Sprint has invested almost $17 billion in capital to continue improving and expanding network performance. Sprint is also the first national carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Separate from its 3G investment, Sprint has announced plans to extend its 4G leadership by launching the next-generation service in numerous markets in 2009, including the recently launched markets of Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. Sprint is the only wireless carrier to offer Ready Now service with trained retail associates to work one-on-one with customers to personalize their Samsung Moment, set up features and demonstrate how it works before the customer leaves the store. Customers have the choice of sitting down with a Sprint retail associate at the time of purchase or they can schedule an appointment for a later time at www.sprint.com/storelocator
has emerged, the smartphone that was initially tipped to replace the G1 in Q3 2009. The Bigfoot is expected to have a 3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, presumably similar to that the company has used in the Samsung I7500 aka Galaxy. There's also believed to be UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, taking advantage of T-Mobile USA's 3G network, and it seems sensible to assume that it will have WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. A 3-megapixel camera is also expected, and of course there's that full QWERTY keyboard and what look to be some well-placed stereo speakers. According to the BGR's sources, the Samsung Bigfoot is actually set to launch in the very near future. No word on pricing or specific launch dates, however, but if that "really soon" prediction pans out, we shouldn't have too long to wait.
HTC Magic, with a large display, and the controls below the screen, though the Galaxy is a bit thinner than the HTC phones. The Galaxy uses a D-Pad and an "OK" button instead of a trackball. There is another button on the left part of the D-Pad with an arrow on it, which is the like MENU button found on HTC Android phones. There is a small button on the right side that has no markings, and simply acts as the Home button for the phone. ] I would check out the review and hit up the link for more pictures. [Via Phone Arena
HTC Magic and the Samsung I7500 getting up close and personal. The two most-anticipated Android handsets of the year have been compared in a CNET Asia photoshoot, showing that when it comes to measurements and in-hand feel, there really may not be a whole lot in it. Bear in mind that in this photo the I7500 was slightly closer to the camera, and running an early firmware version which led to the AMOLED touchscreen being dimmer than it will be at launch. The I7500 lacks the hardware search button of the Magic, but it has a 3.5mm headphone socket whereas you'll need an adapter to use your own headset with the HTC. Frankly, both look like impressive devices, but the Samsung edges ahead when it comes to specifications. It's the camera that will likely swap most people: at 5-megapixels, with flash and autofocus, it's higher than the 3.2-megapixel sensor in the HTC. [gallery]