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Huawei Ascend G615 announced with quad-core and 4.5-inch HD display

Huawei has more than just a few smartphones in the works early on here in 2013. While they only showed off two at CES, it's apparent that they have multiple mid-range and high end smartphone coming soon. We've mentioned a few already this month but today Huawei just announced the Ascend G615. A quad-core mid-range phone with a 4.5-inch HD display and more.

Motorola MILESTONE for O2 Germany Upgrading to Android 2.2 in September

Apparently, the MILESTONE missed the initial Android 2.2 bus. But, hey, at least it's getting it at all, right? We had actually heard rumors (which spurred from Motorola themselves, mind you) that the MILESTONE might not be getting upgraded to Android 2.2 at all. But, that's not the case for the MILESTONE that's branded with O2 Germany's decal.

O2 Germany listing the Motorola MILESTONE for €550

So, many of you reading this post are already enjoying the Verizon DROID by Motorola, good for you! But people in Germany are getting ready to get some DROID love too, in the form of the Motorola MILESTONE of course. Lets not act surprised, after all, we already knew that O2 Germany was getting ready to launch the new Motorola Android smartphone. Soon, the GSM version of the DROID, the Motorola MILESTONE will be arriving to Germany, and O2’s site in that country is already telling the world about it. The MILESTONE is now being listed on said site for the price of €549.99 ($816). Now, from what we can tell from O2's Germany site, the MILESTONE is available to order now. But, when will it ship? Well, we’re not sure, but if we belive the rumors, it should be really soon. One interest bit of info on O2's site is that the MILESTONE comes with an 8GB microSD card, and, as we all know, the Motorola DROID on Verizon comes with a 16GB card. Why the MILESTONE has half of the GB as the Verizon DROID? We don't know, however in the MILESTONE’s case, Western Europe mapping data for use with Motorola’s own MOTONAV turn-by-turn directions comes preloaded on that 8GB microSD card. If you live in Germany - or even here in the US - and want to know more about the Motorola DROID/MILESTONE, read our AndroidCommunity full review by clicking here.

Motorola’s GSM DROID, the MILESTONE coming to Germany via o2, adds multitouch [Video]

While here in the US, Verizon is having a blast with their Motorola DROID pre-release, across the pond, in Germany, people are also getting excited about the same Motorola device, but in Europe, it will be called the MILESTONE. So far, there is no word whether the Motorola MILESTONE is an exclusive to O2 in general, or just in Germany. And nobody is saying if it will be available on other carriers. O2 will have the MILESTONE in Germany, but that's not all the good news for our cousins from Europe. The thing is, apparently, the GSM version of the Motorola DROID, will have multitouch support in Android 2.0. Now why would the MILESTONE have multitouch capabilities and the CDMA version - the Verizon DROID - won't is a mystery. Mobile-Review’s Eldar Murtazin has posted a video of the Motorola MILESTONE in action - check it out below. If you pay attention to the video, you'll notice that it doesn’t appear to have that function added or modified by Eldar. Maybe it was a decision made by Motorola? Well, anyway, according to the leaks, the handset will arrive on O2 Germany as soon as November 9th. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiGZ_0Fblk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

White Samsung Galaxy I7500 spotted in wild

It's been a while since we've heard much news about the Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500, so it's a pleasure to see these live photos of the white version of the handset.  Rumored for some time, but until now unsighted in the wild, the images landed in the grateful hands of Arne over at the::unwired. According to his tipster, the white Galaxy you see here will be identical, feature-wise, to its black counterpart.  That means Android OS 1.5 Cupcake, quadband GSM, triband UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and GPS, together with a 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera.  The Galaxy's 3.5mm headphone socket isn't such a big deal now that the Hero has arrived with the same thing, but it's still something we're glad to see. Worth noting is that, no matter how much we might like it to be, this isn't a leak of the Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Lite, just a white version of the original Android smartphone.  Nothing definite regarding launch, but it's tipped to hit O2 Germany first before spreading to other European carriers.

Samsung I7500 official

O2 Germany have officially announced the Samsung I7500 Android cellphone, the first device for both Samsung and the carrier.  Tipped over the weekend, the I7500 has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, together with a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen running at 320 x 480.

Other specs include GPS, WiFi b/g and HSPA, together with 40GB of storage (8GB internal; up to 32GB via a microSD card).  There's also Bluetooth 2.0, a 1,500mAh battery and the usual bevy of Google applications and access to the Android Market.  The whole thing measures 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm, and still finds room for a 3.5mm headphone socket and microUSB port. The Samsung I7500 will be available exclusively from O2 in Germany from June 2009.  Pricing for the handset itself has not been announced, but the carrier has confirmed that no specific tariffs or service plans will be required; buyers will be able to choose any from O2's range. Live hands on video demo of Samsung i7500 Android phone: [vms f5bb252d13f5f431e4bb] [gallery] Press Release:
O2 exclusively launches: the first Android mobile phone with Google Services from Samsung  Samsung I7500 with 5 megapixel camera and brilliant touch display  Simple and intuitive use  Access to Google Mail, Google Maps and the Android market by one click MUNICH. Telefónica O2 Germany strongly expands its mobile phone product range for the mobile internet. The first Android lifestyle mobile phone with Google Services from Samsung kicks off the new offer. The Samsung I7500 is the first Android mobile phone provided by a leading brand manufacturer and will be exclusively available from O2 as of June 2009. In addition to the form factor and design with mere 11.9 mm thickness, it primarily stands out by its simple and intuitive use. The mobile internet offers a great experience for beginners and professional users alike. The Samsung I7500 combines an expandable Android platform with first-class equipment: a brilliant touch screen display, and a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and GPS. “The Samsung I7500 offers our customers the best internet experience based on the Android platform provided by Google“, says Lutz Schüler, Managing Director Marketing and Sales for Telefónica O2 Germany. “The Samsung I7500 kicks off a series of exciting devices for the mobile web which we will launch in the next couple of months. There is something for everyone: from beginners to heavy users. And, we put our focus on strong brands, simple use and design.” Classic applications from the PC world can be comfortably accessed by one click on the big touch screen when users are on the move. Thanks to the open platform of the Google operating system, users are able to optimally customize the device to their own requirements. A variety of applications and services is available in the Android market. The contact to friends is guaranteed by integrated and freely available Web 2.0 applications like Facebook, Flickr and Instant Messaging. Customers are always up to date anywhere they go due to the automatic synchronization of emails, contacts and appointments of Google accounts. All other popular email accounts can also be accessed. The integrated GPS receiver enables the comprehensive use of Google Maps: local positioning, detailed route description and simple navigation. The application Wikitude available in the Android market allows customers to access details of unknown sights via photos on the web. The combination of a camera, GPS and an internet browser turns into a personal and interactive guide. As the first Android mobile phone, the Samsung I7500 offers a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash. The big 3.2“ AMOLED display ensures the brilliant representation of photos and videos and reduces the battery power due to the energy-saving technology. The battery has generous dimensions (1500 mAh) and ensures that users enjoy long calls and access to the web. The device also includes WLAN (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. Supporting various multimedia codec formats the I7500 is a multimedia all-rounder. With ist memory capacity of up to 40 GB it offers enough space for pictures, music and videos. The Samsung I7500 will be exclusively available in all O2 Shops, the specialized trade or on the internet from June 2009. The device can be combined with all tariffs and data packages.

Android Community Week in Review: Week 17 2009

As we wait for the HTC Magic to land, with what's expected to be a May 5th launch on Vodafone UK, this week has been all about alternative devices from the standard Android smartphone. We kicked off with a video demo of a hacked-together Android netbook, only to find the real thing - or at least the promise of it - in the shape of the Skytone Alpha 680 later. Based on an ARM11 processor, the Alpha 680's specs might have trouble blowing the skin off of custard, but it's enough to run Android "fairly well" including some YouTube viewing. In fact the only real disappointment could be the price: early rumors led us to believe that Skytone were aiming for $100 sticker, a figure new information from the company's co-founder has proved inaccurate. The Alpha 680 will actually come in at around $250, with Skytone's target audience being emerging markets. If you'd rather a more pocketable device, and don't mind giving up the QWERTY keyboard, then Routon's P730 and P760 might fill a niche. The compact MIDs are currently seeing distributors, with the promise of Android to sweeten the deal. Finally, what's tipped as Samsung's first Android handset, the I7500, has broken cover. Bearing an AMOLED touchscreen and the usual UMTS/GPS/WiFi connectivity of Android handsets we've seen already, the I7500 is apparently headed to O2 Germany in June.

Samsung I7500 landing O2 Germany in June?

According to Bild am Somtag, you're looking at the the Samsung I7500, set to be the third Android-based cellphone after the T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic.  The German-language site claims the touchscreen handset has an 11.9mm thick case, 5-megapixel camera and 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED display. Other specs are suggested as an LED flash, standard 3.5mm headphone jack and WiFi.  Under the hood there's apparently Qualcomm's 528MHz MSM7200A processor, Bluetooth, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSPA, plus 8GB of onboard storage.  It's tipped to hit carrier O2 Germany in June, priced at around €300 ($397). No confirmation from Samsung nor O2 Germany, unsurprisingly.  The photo is obviously a mock-up, and one we're only moderately convinced by; the inconsistent width along the title bar is just one problem. [via OLED-Display]