Dual-core processors were all the rage at this year's CES. NVIDIA announced availability of their Tegra 2 processors in upcoming "Superphones," and now Qualcomm has stated that their Snapdragon processors will be going dual-core this year.
As our smartphones get smarter, we are continuing to need faster and faster processors to power our devices. However, the main problem with a faster processor is the power draw that comes along with it. Being a somewhat common problem, Qualcomm has developed it's popular Snapdragon processor bringing in super fast speeds with minimal battery drain and now they're adding to its success bringing in a new Snapdragon.
Dell's second-generation Streak is on track for release in March 2011, according to details purportedly leaked from an internal presentation, and is currently being developed under the codename Opus One. According to StreakSmart's anonymous source, the Dell Opus One will keep the 5-inch screen size of the original Streak, but use a higher-resolution panel running at around 1280 x 800.
It's also tipped to have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, perhaps from Qualcomm's new Snapdragon range. Strangely, "Opus One" was the internal codename Motorola gave the Android smartphone that eventually became the Motorola i1.
It's what Pocketables calls a "much-needed and highly refreshing addition to the market." Sounds good to me. This is the Sharp IS01, complete with a 1GHz Snapdragon inside, clamshell housing, and a 3G connection (as long as you're inside Japan.) It's got Wifi capabilities, a unique size and form, and costs less than $250 USD if you buy it from Conics. Jenn K. Lee presents a lovely unboxing of this diamond in the rough (maybe!)
Welcome to the Android Community review of the fabled T-Mobile G2. Truly a lovely little piece of work with a Snapdragon MSM7230 processor, Android 2.2 Froyo, 4G speeds, and what I'll tell you right now is a very nice still camera situation. Before you read this review, I'd like to encourage you to hang a left over to the Unboxing and Hands-On post for the G2, reading there all about the hardware details and feel of the device.
Welcome back to NYC! Our man in the field Vincent Nguyen has his hands on a whole batch of myTouch 4G phones at the New York launch event and we've just gotta show you all about em. Plastic and metal and Snapdragon, oh my! It's 3.8 inches of 4G smartphone loveliness in 4 pretty colors.
The highly popular, insanely powerful HTC EVO 4G has been named one of the top products of 2010 by Popular Mechanics. We are not surprised, since it’s launched in June it has been one of the most reliable, and fast phones on the market. Sprint’s 4G, which is the only company who has a fully functional 4G network, is a wonderful addition to this device making it fast beyond the powers of software.
Japanese carrier KDDI has announced its latest Android smartphone, the Sharp IS03, a 2.1 Eclair based handset with a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8650 processor and 9.6-megapixel camera. The KDDI IS03 has a 3.5-inch iPhone 4 matching 960 x 640 touchscreen with a low-power mode that can show status, missed calls and other information without the backlight being active.
As for connectivity, there's EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and even infrared, together with GPS and an FM transmitter. Japan's 1-Seg mobile digital TV is also supported, with a pull-out antenna on the top of the phone. The KDDI Sharp IS03 will arrive in Japan at the end of November; no word on if Sharp is planning to release a version for the US or Europe.
[via PC Watch]
We know that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that T-Mobile is launching the G2. We've even seen it in pictures now. But, there's something odd about Walmart showing it off on their website. We may be speaking for just ourselves here, but seeing a high profile device, especially one as high profile as the G2 "Blaze" here, listed in full glory (without a picture of its own, though), just seems foreign and unnatural.
August is turning out to be a pretty big month for Android, and not just in the software side of things. With the launch of plenty of Android-based devices, on several networks here in the States, it should come as no surprise that some of the regional carriers out here want to get their hands on some high-profile devices. For one such carrier, US Cellular, the HTC Desire is their device of choice.