leaked images of a Motorola Sholes caught in the wild. Then a DROID look alike, that might end up been a fake, which many believe that is probably a Samsung Omnia 2. And now China Unicom adds a Motorola Sholes XT701 into the mix to make things more exciting. So, according to Androidin, this is the Motorola Sholes XT701, which will be sold by China Unicom in that country. And apparently, will have a 5-megapixel camera instead of the 8-megapixel reported on the leaked pictures. The XT701 is also said to have a 3.7-inch touchscreen and no hardware keyboard. Supposedly, the Motorola XT701 has an FM radio and will run Android 2.1 (check image above), it'll have a 3.5 mm headphone jack and flash. It is also said that the handset will be capable of recording in high-definition, but that's something nobody is sure at the moment. The truth is that with the number of knock-off devices circulating in China we have to be a little suspicious about rumors and leaks like this. There are two more shots below so you can check this phone a little better. And don't forget to let us know what do you think.
TechCrunch reported yesterday that the famous Google Phone was in fact coming in 2010. Today, they have an updated post on the same topic, but saying that the GPhone might end up being just a data-only device with VoIP. We thought all this rumors were over last time when Google’s Andy Rubin, head of the company’s Android development, said that Google was not in the phone-making business. But yesterday's post at TC ended with: "That’s all we have for now. We don’t yet know what the device will look like, how big it will be, or even if it has a physical keyboard. But we do know that Google is getting into the phone building business directly, and doesn’t seem too concerned about competing with all the other device manufacturers building Android phones." Today, the possibility of Google not “competing with customers” by launching their own device, seems a little more logical, since, "technically, it may not be a phone." According to TC, "The GPhone may be a data only, VoIP driven device." They're also claiming talking with a person who hinted towards AT&T to be the provider of data services for the Google Phone. The truth is, no body knows exactly what the future is bringing, or if Google will ever enter the phone market with actual hardware. But it is exciting to read about the rumors that show us the endless possibilities. Head on to the comments section and let us know what is your take on this matter.
SlashGear about the Dell Streak MID, which will use Android as its Operating System. Chinese Commercial Times is claiming that AT&T will be the US carrier of this Dell device, and that it will be built by Qisda. An exact release date was not given, just the year, which is 2010. Now at this point in time, all this is just rumors, but it is kind of weird and funny that the company that hasn't release a single Android device and the company who doesn't want to release an Android phone in the US - at least not yet - join forces to release this device. Maybe it makes sense, maybe I'm just crazy, nevertheless, it is weird. Don't you think? Let us know in the comments what you think is going on. Anyway, the Dell Streak seems to be a nice device, and as far as we know, it sports a 5-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G WWAN connectivity. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a microSD card slot for extra storage, and a 1,300mAh battery. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JHHB1ua88E&feature=player_embedded#[/youtube]
the FCC the images we saw of this phone were rough. But on the second round we actually notice a nice looking phone. This time, we have two videos and more info on the Saygus Vphone running on Android. According to Saygus executives, the Saygus VPhone V1 is expected to launch late on this year or early 2010, and there's no official price just yet. The handset will ship with the Android version 1.6, but will be updated OTA (Over The Air) to Android 2.0 at some time in the near future. This device will be available to Verizon Wireless customers, but it wont be supported by the carrier, but by Saygus themselves since this smartphone is an Open Development Initiative device. The main differentiators, according to Saygus Execs for this phone are that, it will work as a wireless access point and the front-facing camera. This front VGA camera is actually the main reason this phone is important to many people. It will allow for video conferencing on the mobile device, so its users can do video calling, either handset to handset or over VoIP clients that support this device. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdzlS1Fl2c8&feature=player_embedded#[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAJNmwFk2p0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Thanks to forum member djunio for the tip!
Saygus VPhone V1 smartphone that showed up on this site last Thursday, after clearing out from the FCC. If you remember, the pictures that the FCC had of that phone were a lot less than spectacular. This time is different, Saygus came up with some better looking images.