first announced back in February and we even have some hands-on video from MWC2011 of the device, it's a unique smartphone that is for sure. Back in May it was delayed and the last we heard it was slated for a September release. At least it's finally hitting the FCC, we can expect a release shortly I'm assuming.
iFixIt we have a full teardown treatment of the DROID Bionic.
XOOM tablet has suffered the screwless indignities of the teardown, with iFixit taking the 10.1-inch Honeycomb slate apart for the unblinking gaze of the camera. The freshly rooted tablet is unsurprisingly straightforward to open - considering that's something Motorola will be doing a lot of, while replacing the 3G modem with a 4G version later in the year - and reveals what iFixit describes as a blank "mini-PCI interconnect board" which seems to be a placeholder for the 4G modem. Interestingly, the XOOM uses the same Qualcomm MDM6600 3G radio as Verizon's iPhone 4, which as you may remember is potentially world-phone capable (the radio, that is, not the iPhone 4). That could imply that the HSPA+ capable chipset won't be changed out for the GSM versions of the XOOM, merely have its GSM capabilities unlocked through software/firmware. In the end, iFixit have glowing things to say about the XOOM's repairability, though they do warn that there are a lot of screws to get past in order to access all of the different components. For more on the performance of the XOOM, rather than the hardware inside, check out the Android Community XOOM and Honeycomb Review.
PlayStation Phone is real, so we're guessing the handset that has just been torn down in China is a mirage. TGBus didn't stop at snapping the XPERIA Play with some of its predecessors; they also whipped out the screwdrivers and opened the handset up. No great surprises inside, with a Qualcomm MSM7x30 chipset and Broadcom wireless. We're expecting Sony Ericsson to (sheepishly) make this gaming smartphone official at MWC 2011 next month. [via Engadget]
Dell Streak 7 is an interesting sounding little tablet computer that was shown off at CES. The machine has a 7-inch screen and runs Android 2.2. The choice of the older OS was a big question in many minds when the other new tablets at the show were landing with Android 3.0.
this post) They begin by noting the fun aspects of the box - ie the magnets, and get into the fun stuff when they begin by unscrewing the first two Torx T5 screws from underneath the microSD slot cover.
Revue Google TV box has come in for the teardown treatment from iFixit. The set-top box is based around a single Gigabyte mainboard, running Intel's Atom CE4150 1.2GHz processor, and is among the first wave of Google TV devices to reach the market. iFixit praise the set-top box for its straightforward construction - plenty of Phillips-head screws and standardized connectors - and there's plenty of connectivity, too. More info on the Revue here. [via SlashGear]