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Qualcomm introduces 5th-generation Gobi network chip

With Nvidia announcing a compete smartphone platform and nipping at the market leader's metaphorical heels, Qualcomm isn't intent on slowing down for a minute. Earlier today benchmarks for the next generation of Snapdragon processor were released, and now the networking architecture to match has been unveiled. Qualcomm's Gobi framework, intended to match the Snapdragon system on a chip hardware spec, should be coming to phones and tablets later this year.

Is AT&T capping upload speeds on 4G phones?

There's a movement of angry Atrix fans who think that AT&T is capping upload speeds dramatically on the Atrix 4G. Comparing the new Motorola handset, users can see by using apps like SpeedTest that the Atrix 4G is not only uploading data slower than the iPhone on the same network (to the tune of 4-10 times slower) but is also dropping calls more often (a shock considering the iPhone 4's penchant at reception issues). Users of both phones pay the same cost in data rates, but the Atrix 4G is being clocked by users at uploading no faster than 300 kpbs. Does the evidence show that AT&T is capping upload speeds?

Samsung Galaxy S now Available in Germany

This phone is making its way around the world, this time it lands in Germany. If you live in Germany you can now preorder the Samsung Galaxy S. this is without a doubt one of the best Android devices to be released in the near future.

LG introduces in Korea its First Android phone the Andro-1 LG-KH5200

LG's first Android in South Korea will be called either Andro-1 or LG-KH5200. The company has yet to make it's way stateside but they have several Android phones in different markets around the world. It has a 3-inch touchscreen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, HSDPA, EDGE, GRPS, Social Networking, 2MP Camera, Radio Tuner and MicroSD input and Android 1.5.

T-Mobile Pulse Mini Announced For Europe Video

The battle for the small phone market is on. First there was HTC's Tattoo, the Sony announced the Mini X10 And Mini Pro with a keyboard. Now the Pulse Mini enters and it is bringing a weapon to the battle, a stylus.

GeeksPhone One Android smartphone with TV Tuner

Spanish firm GeeksPhone have unveiled their first Android smartphone, and if you weren't looking closely you could easily think they'd been taking part in the Andromnia project.  The GeeksPhone One is a Samsung-lookalike with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera and - something HTC inexplicably left off of the Hero - a front-facing camera for video calls.  A microSD card slot and integrated DVB-T TV tuner are useful additions too.  Bizarrely, they've decided to use a resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen; we can only assume it's a cost-saving exercise. The results of that exercise, in fact, is an estimated price tag of between €250 and €300 ($352-$422); that's reasonable for an unlocked GSM device.  We'll have to wait and see how well Android 1.5 Cupcake runs on its 625MHz PXA310 processor, and whether the resistive display slows things down; the GeeksPhone One is set to arrive in Europe this fall. [gallery] [via Engadget Spanish]

Archos Android-based Internet Media Tablet MID coming

Archos have announced plans to develop an Internet Media Tablet that will use the Android platform for wireless connectivity, voice and applications.  Based on Texas Instruments' OMAP 3 platform, the device - which has been described as ultra-thin at just 10mm- will support high-definition video playback as well as run the standard applications available for download through the Android Market. In effect, Archos are creating the first Android MID.  That means a high-resolution 5-inch touchscreen, DivX playback, TiVo-style video recording with possibly DVB-SH digital TV, full-screen Adobe Flash and Flash video support, and large-capacity storage.  Archos appear to be using a traditional hard-drive, as in their current Internet Media Tablet range, with up to 500GB mentioned.  Battery life should be good for 7hrs video playback, and the device will have 3.5G/7.2Mbps HSUPA. TI are providing the OMAP3440 applications processor (for "laptop-like" performance), connectivity and analog products, and that Archos is aiming to get the device to the market fast.  The Archos Android Internet Media Tablet - which is yet to have a definite name - is expected to launch in Q3 2009.  [Thanks Charbax!] Press Release:
ARCHOS combines its multimedia framework and Android telephony stack to deliver a new type of breakthrough Internet Media Tablet The new IMT will integrate voice capabilities to deliver robust, powerful mobile phone tablets addressing both entertainment and communications needs DALLAS and IGNY, France, Feb. 9  -- Providing new ways for consumers to access feature-rich content and connect with others, ARCHOS, an award-winning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player market, announced plans to extend its product line with a new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) combined with a mobile phone, by merging Google's Android telephony stack and the ARCHOS' multimedia framework. This new IMT will also incorporate the OMAP(TM) 3 platform from Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) . Android provides the IMT with all the functionalities of a premium smartphone and access to its fast-developing applications environment with ARCHOS' rich and proven multimedia framework will deliver the best entertainment and web-browsing experience. With the integration of voice, ARCHOS is looking to expand beyond portable media players to provide solutions for the converged space, where a foundation in high-quality video content delivery is a benefit. In addition to Android functionality and voice support, the new ARCHOS' IMT will offer: ARCHOS selected TI's OMAP 3 applications processor, connectivity and analog products not only for offering low-power, high performance solutions, but to leverage the company's experience in developing compelling, highly-competitive products based on the Android telephony platform. The level of software investment made by TI on the Android platform allows ARCHOS to quickly and cost effectively deliver an Android-based device that supports advanced features such as the newly integrated voice capabilities. "ARCHOS was proud to announce the introduction of its ARCHOS 5 HSDPA IMT last year with SFR. We are continuing to advance our efforts in the IMT space with the introduction of this new product," said Henri Crohas, CEO and ARCHOS founder. "Support for an Android-based device represents a historical opportunity for ARCHOS to combine all the best of our IMTs with a phone in a single device delivering high quality video and a full web experience in true mobility." "TI remains committed to helping ARCHOS advance its product line and deliver a new class of devices that builds on a history of delivering rich multimedia experiences," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager for TI's OMAP platform business unit. "The OMAP 3 platform, with its support for the Android OS, is a powerful tool to support HD video, high quality multimedia and connectivity anytime and anywhere. ARCHOS' use of TI technologies, including connectivity and analog solutions, helps to push the boundaries with new products and as we see today, new business models, to be a leading innovator with its new IMTs." ARCHOS is marrying its rich digital media history with voice functionality to tackle new markets. ARCHOS' new Android-based IMT with voice functionality will be released in 3Q 2009. ARCHOS released the first pocket-sized HD-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000 and since that time has revolutionised consumer electronics devices. The company invented the portable media player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to Portable Media Players. ARCHOS have also introduced the Internet Media Tablet range - the 5, 5g and 7 - offering users instant, uncompromising access to the internet, media content and TV. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ISIN Code FR0000182479. .www.archos.com Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to .www.ti.com OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Inc. All other registered trademarks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.