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QWERTY-toting HTC Vision leaks: Desire with a keyboard)

A new HTC smartphone has been spotted in the wild, and answering the prayers of many it's a hardware QWERTY device running Android.  The handset - believed to be the HTC Vision first described back in May - has a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 1GHz processor and a slide-out QWERTY 'board, and was caught by njuskalo.hr. There's also HTC's Sense UI and a large optical trackpad.  We're guessing they keyboard layout isn't finalised, as some of the function keys show generic icons rather than specific links to apps as they normally might.  According to the earlier leaks, the HTC Vision will basically be the HTC Desire with a physical keyboard, not something we'd be disappointed in seeing whatsoever. [via Engadget]

Acer beTouch E120 and E130 Android phones debut

Acer has outed its latest two Android smartphones, the beTouch E120 and beTouch E130, though disappointingly they both run Android 1.6 Donut.  The Acer beTouch E120 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen while the Acer beTouch E130 has a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keybaord; both have a 3.2-megapixel camera, dualband 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. There's also a microSD card slot, GPS, an FM radio, accelerometer and digital compass, together with the usual suite of Google apps.  We're not expecting dramatic performance, however, thanks to the 416MHz processor. The beTouch E120 will drop in mid-July 2010, while the beTouch E130 will follow in August 2010.  No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] Press Release: Two new ways to say Android: Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130 London, 15th June 2010 – Trendy, youthful, and attractive, the Acer beTouch line now has two new models that feature the freedom and excitement guaranteed by the Android operating system. Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130 are intended for those who want to get their hands on the best technologies, but without having to compromise their individuality. Whether you are a traditionalist or always on the cutting edge, the beTouch line can satisfy your smartphone cravings! The renewed Acer beTouch line integrates all the main Google Applications: • Enjoy real access to the Internet through the Android browser for an easy zoom control, bookmarking, and multiple pages opening; • Discover all types of useful applications: check the latest videos from your friends on YouTube, find your way around and where your friends are thanks to Google Maps coupled with Latitude, comfortably check your emails with the Android email application • Android Market with 20,000 applications for limitless personalisation. In addition to easy messaging, pictures, music & radio, the beTouch E120 and the beTouchE130 offer a full set of features: Including 3G+, high speed browing and download (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS pre-installed. And to make them the perfect companions, they also feature a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, for quick and easy shooting of unexpected moments, and a Radio FM to never miss a bit of your favorite shows even when you’re on the move. The 1500 mAh battery will allow you to keep up with long hours of web surfing, calls with friends and listning to music. For music and social network addicts, there just had to be Acer Spinlets for music streaming and UrFooz for SN aggregation. Acer beTouch E120 Beautiful to look at, easy to use The beTouch E120 is a device that combines a 2.8” touchscreen with 5-way navi key for incomparable usability. Ideal for beginners just getting into the world of intelligent phones and looking for a “smartphone experience” at an affordable price. Its compact for meet the needs of those who want a good-looking product to make a positive impression, but that at the same time is easy to use. Navigating the menus will be easy and fun thanks to the intuitive user interface, while the widgets enable you the utmost personalisation. Thanks to integrated Facebook and Twidroid applications, you will have your community in your pocket and at your fingertips, because beTouch E120 never leaves you alone. And with the slot for the MicroSD card (up to 32GB), the space you need to archive multimedia content like music, photos, and videos is multiplied, so you never have to give up anything! It will be available in black or white from mid July 2010. Acer beTouch E130 The perfect combination of tradition and innovation The beTouch E130 stands out for its thin format and sophisticated design. An example of style and functionality: compact, linear, and professional. Even its dimensions are convenient - at just 11.5mm and 109 gr, it is perfect for practically any pocket. Conceived for those who want to enter the fantastic world of touchscreens but without giving up on the convenience of a traditional keyboard. In fact, under the 2.6” screen, the beTouch E130 hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The keys have been sized and positioned to allow maximum comfort, guaranteeing precision in typing: texting, or writing emails will be even easier and faster. Browsing will be fast and fluid: the beTouch E130 is the perfect device to manage professional and personal email accounts at the same time with readable attachments. It’s compatible with all popular email services as well as Microsoft Exchange servers (through Roadsync). And to be always updated it offers the possibility to synchronize your contacts to the web (through Google Contact Sync). Packed with Facebook, Twidroid and Google applications it will assure users to easily post and share their messages, pictures or music to the web. It will be available in black or white from August 2010.

Droid 2 Finally Exposed – Video

Up until now all we’ve seen of the droid 2 is a blurry picture that didn’t even show the entire front of the device. Now we finally get a clear look at the full handset. There’s even a video of the boot screen and you can clearly see that it has a full QWERTY keyboard. It looks almost identical to the original droid that we all know and love.

Shadow is now Droid X?

Lately this has been the most leaked upcoming Android phone around the web. Out of all the leaked pictures and information, there hasn’t been any solid evidence of any of these claims until now. Our friend over at Phandroid has just received a few new screenshots of the highly anticipated Motorola Shadow. First off, the new name is Droid X, this is a change from Droid Xtreme that we‘ve heard in recent leaks of the device.

Metro PCS’s First Android Phone

Looks like everyone is catching Android fever, Metro PCS will soon have their first Android based phone. Yesterday there was a rumor that Metro PCS may have an Android phone in the making. What a difference a day makes? Earlier today, Androidguys managed to get some pictures of the device.

Acer Android beTouch E130 – Video

The first thing that jumps out about this phone is its BlackBerry like form factor. This device will surely make traditional BB users feel right at home (with the exception of being an Android device). This phone is made by Acer and is called the beTouch E130.

Motorola FLIPOUT gets official [Video]

After weeks of rumor and leaks, Motorola have officially announced the Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR, their latest Android handset to bear a full QWERTY keyboard.  The rotating smartphone runs Android 2.1 and has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera and 3G UMTS. MOTOBLUR has seen a few tweaks, with a new Battery Manager and Data Manager, along with the same Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social networking integration as before.  There are also new, customizable filters on the various social network widgets. There's also 512MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, a 3.5-inch headphone socket and a 1170mAh battery.  The whole thing measures a compact 67 x 67 x 17 mm and will go on sale "in certain regions around the world" later this quarter. [youtube 7uUBuev_LtA] [gallery] Press Release: Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR Fact Sheet Pivot in Style Accessorize your life with a smartphone that’s destined to turn heads. Introducing Motorola FLIPOUTTM with MOTOBLUR™– an innovative phone that’s as unique as you are. The touch screen’s pivot design exposes a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate number row, transforming the phone from compact and pocketable to a charming social package. Stay in control with enhanced features on MOTOBLUR, including customizable filters for your Happenings and Messages widgets. Stylish, Compact, Vibrantly Colored The incredibly compact, square build makes FLIPOUT a fun smartphone that travels comfortably in purse, pocket or palm. With multiple colored battery door options included, customize your color to match your mood – or your outfit. And with the latest version of MOTOBLUR, Motorola FLIPOUT works harder to keep you connected to the people that matter most. Enhance Your Social Status MOTOBLUR, the only service that syncs all your friends, emails, messages, Facebook®, MySpace, TwitterTM feeds and happenings with continuous updates and back-ups, just got better. The enhanced version of MOTOBLUR allows you to take control of your Happenings and Messages widgets with the option to filter out updates and messages you don’t want, making it easier to follow who and what really matters. With seven home screens and the option to move and resize pre-loaded widgets, you can customize FLIPOUT however you’d like. The new, enhanced MOTOBLUR also brings you device management done right. Take charge of your charge with Battery Manager, a new feature that helps you manage your phone’s power consumption. Spend less time worrying about running out of juice and more time using it. FLIPOUT’s new Data Manager helps you manage your data usage. As always, MOTOBLUR comes fully integrated with GPS tracking and remote data wipe. So, while you may lose your phone, you won’t lose the contacts and data that keep you connected. Best of the Rest Motorola FLIPOUT allows you to experience the best of Google and the Web with multi-touch support including pinch to zoom, as well as full suite of Google services including: Google Search, Google MapsTM for Mobile and access to thousands of apps on Android Market™, GmailTM and more. With the latest version of MOTOBLUR, get your personal and corporate email pushed to you and have easy access to your work directory. Socialize With Ease Packed full of features, Motorola FLIPOUT lets you hear and be heard. Don’t miss another call or conversation on Motorola FLIPOUT with CrystalTalkTM PLUS. Using a proprietary Motorola process of microphone and speaker configuration, CrystalTalkTM PLUS adds a second microphone improving voice quality even further while filtering out background noise. Additional features include a 3 MP camera, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures, gallery mode for tagging and labeling photos and instant upload access to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & Photobucket. Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR will be available in certain regions around the world beginning in Q2 2010. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide due June 2nd for $180

T-Mobile USA has confirmed availability and pricing for the myTouch 3G Slide, the latest full QWERTY Android smartphone to hit the network.  The HTC-made handset will go on sale in T-Mobile stores come June 2nd, priced at $179.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebated) assuming you sign two years of your cellular life away. Meanwhile the carrier are promising "additional availability" and "an expanded marketing campaign" from June 16th.  Three color versions of the handset will be sold - black, white and red - and each will require both a voice and data plan. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide has a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen together with dualband 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, quadband GSM and Bluetooth.  There’s a 5-megapixel camera and T-Mobile drop an 8GB microSD card in the box too; a copy of DoubleTwist is provided for media management.

Bell Introduces the Motorola DEXT

Canadian carrier Bell has just released the Motorola Dext, you may know this device as the Motorola Cliq. Bell had announced in the past that this phone will be due in the first half of this year, they are cutting it real close but it’s finally been released.

U.S. Cellular confirms Samsung Acclaim

U.S Cellular is a small regional company but they are building quite an impressive lineup of Android devices. They are already scheduled to release the HTC Desire now they have confirmed the release of the Samsung Acclaim. This will be another Android 2.1 handset.
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