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AT&T HTC Aria official: due June 20th [Video]

AT&T have officially announced the HTC Aria, the Android smartphone we've seen leaked in recent weeks.  Set to arrive on AT&T from June 20th, the Aria has a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, HSPA connectivity, Android 2.1 and HTC Sense, along with a 5-megapixel camera. As we've seen in those leaks, it's also a small handset measuring just over 4-inches long and weighing 4.05 ounces; it also has a soft-touch back panel.  The HTC Aria will be priced at $129.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and presuming a new two-year agreement. [youtube rNPF-R5Yrts] [gallery] Press Release: POCKET-SIZED HTC ARIA TO PREMIERE ON NATION’S FASTEST 3G NETWORK Android 2.1 & HTC Sense™ Experience Combined With 7.2 HSPA Speeds Offers Exceptional Mobile Broadband Performance DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 14, 2010 – AT&T* and HTC Corporation (“HTC”) today announced that HTC Aria™, a rich and powerful addition to AT&T’s Android smartphone portfolio, will be available exclusively at AT&T beginning June 20. Pocket-sized and packing the power of the Android 2.1 platform, a five megapixel camera and a bright 3.2 inch HVGA display, HTC Aria offers AT&T customers Android smartphone functionality in an amazingly easy-to-carry design. The combination of 3G speed, a responsive capacitive touch screen and an optical joystick makes HTC Aria an ideal smartphone for mobile broadband. HTC Aria is Wi-Fi capable and qualifying customers will receive access to AT&T Wi-Fi, with more than 20,000 hotspots across the U.S. In addition, HTC Aria is compatible with AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology. This technology provides a considerable boost to 3G speeds when combined with expanded backhaul. The combination of faster wireless networks, smartphones like HTC Aria, and tens of thousands of available innovative mobile apps allows AT&T customers to mobilize virtually everything, from video and music, to social networking, to business applications. “HTC Aria is the first of several smartphones in our Android portfolio to run the 2.1 platform,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you combine the nation’s fastest 3G network, and access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network, HTC Aria will be one of the best Android smartphones available.” HTC Aria features the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which automatically delivers the most-wanted information by bringing it to the forefront of the mobile experience. Featuring the latest version of HTC Sense, HTC Aria offers even more ways to stay connected, including Friend Stream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates in a single, consolidated view. “Its unique combination of compact size and beautiful design instantly separates HTC Aria from the pack of ‘me-too’ smartphones,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America. “But what really differentiates HTC Aria from other smartphones is the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which we are pleased to be bringing to AT&T customers. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC Aria organizes all of your communications in the most human way possible – by person.” A full selection of the newest and most popular Google services can be accessed with HTC Aria. This includes Google search, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and more. With Android Market, customers can also choose from more than 50,000 applications to further personalize the mobile experience. Along with being ultra-small at just over 4 inches long and weighing a mere 4.05 ounces, HTC Aria’s seamless wrap-around soft-touch back cover eliminates sharp edges, making HTC Aria exceptionally convenient to carry and comfortable to hold as well. Featuring the best selection of smartphones and OS, AT&T is ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among smartphone owners. AT&T plans to expand its Android portfolio to include other Android smartphones during the second half of 2010. Pricing and Availability HTC Aria will be available on June 20 at AT&T retail locations nationwide or at http://www.att.com/wireless for $129.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (pay $229.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement required and smartphone data plan required).

Motorola i1 releasing June 20th

Boost Mobile has officially announced the Motorola i1. This Android powered handset will be available on June 2oth. Boost Mobile is a contract less prepaid wireless company, this will be the first Android handset on such a company.

Android 2.1 MID from Sony Ericcson spotted

A new Android MID from Sony Ericsson has seemingly leaked in China, differentiating itself by virtue of a full hardware QWERTY keyboard rather than relying solely on an on-screen 'board.  The photo leak prompted a slug of other tidbits, too, with Engadget being told that the handheld runs a stock Android 2.1 install and has a 5.5-inch touchscreen. Unusually, the original source in China reckons Sony Ericsson have no internal plans to put Android 2.2 on this unnamed handset, though that of course could change by the time it launches.  That's expected to take place this coming fall, with Sony Ericsson currently working on low-level drivers. [via Engadget]

Samsung Galaxy S launches: Europe now, US later in 2010

Having heard talk earlier today about the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and a huge simultaneous roll-out, Samsung themselves have confirmed that the Android 2.1 smartphone has launched in Europe, and will follow on to the rest of the world - US included - later in 2010.  The company also confirms the sizeable carrier pick-up, too; apparently over 100 operators are going to be offering the smartphone. As for the Galaxy S itself, that has a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface, Swype text input and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.  There's also a front-facing camera for video calls, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.  No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] Press Release: Samsung Galaxy S Launches with Industry-leading Technological Innovations More than 100 operators across the globe choose the Samsung Galaxy S as their key smartphone market driver ZURICH, Switzerland – June 2, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of Samsung Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000), a new class of smartphone that will deliver a wealth of intelligent, immersive and integrated experiences for users. The Samsung Galaxy S will change the way people think about smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S has been extremely well received by retailers and operators around the world; in fact over 100 mobile operators across the globe have selected the Galaxy S as their key smartphone market driver. Available across Europe at launch, the Galaxy S will roll out to the rest of the world including the US later this year. “The Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S will set a new standard for smartphones, and the excitement we’ve seen from operators and retailers for this device is testament to that,” said JK Shin, president and head of the Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way. We’re extremely confident that this device is going to be very successful in every market.” As part of Samsung’s drive to democratize the smartphone market, the Galaxy S will be the flagship model of the smartphone range Samsung will introduce this year. It will also offer enhanced opportunities for developers and new revenue streams for operators. JK Shin continued, “Everyone is going to benefit from this revolutionary new device: from the consumer with the phone in their hand, to application developers and the many global operators who have signed up to support the Galaxy S. This truly is a phone for the whole ecosystem.” Featuring Samsung’s dazzlingly bright 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, the Android™-powered Samsung Galaxy S is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. It will introduce people to the concept of the “Smart Life” – a smartphone experience that is simple, organize and integrated; one that enriches the lives of users. The Galaxy S features Samsung’s super-fast TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface (UI), giving users instant access to their mobile lives. Smart Life is further enabled through intuitive, integrative features, including the Swype text input service, the rich augmented reality browser, Layar, and advanced Location Based Service (LBS) capabilities. More than 50,000 applications from Android MarketÔ and Samsung Apps will allow users to extend the benefits and excitement of the smartphone experience even more. Users have access to GoogleÔ mobile services, such as Google SearchÔ, GmailÔ, and Google MapsÔ. Galaxy S Key Features eBook: Provides best-in-class reading experience on the phone. Customizable fonts, easy text search, and intuitive book list management offers convenient and customized reading experience. HD Video: Super fast 1 GHz processor enhances HD video playing and recording features on dazzling Super AMOLD screen. Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler. All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology. Augmented Reality: Shows users’ surroundings and displays information on camera-view. Tele-Atlas POI provides richer information than ever. Swype: Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move. Write and go: Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo. ThinkFree: Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents. Smart Alarm: Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.

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.

Android eviGroup Wallet MID goes up for sale [Video]

eviGroup's Android-based Wallet MID is finally up for sale, and if you've been waiting for a 5-inch touchscreen handheld then here's your chance.  Packing a WVGA 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, WiFi a/g/n and Android 1.5, the Wallet is being positioned as a mobile internet browser, ebook reader and PND; in fact, it comes with a car-kit in the box. Two versions are on offer, a matte finish model for €199 ($246) and a chrome finish version for €219 ($271).  Both have 1GB of storage and a microSD card slot, a 2,000mAh battery estimated for up to 6hrs continuous use or 24hrs standby, miniUSB and 3.5mm headset ports, and a Samsung ARM 6410 533/667MHz processor. [dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdcwxq_wallet_tech[/dailymotion] [gallery] [via SlashGear]

HTC Desire Coming to U.S. Cellular in July

The HTC Desire is still one of the most wanted Android devices available. Many of thought this device will not see the light of day here in the US. Luckily we were all wrong. US Cellar will be releasing the HTC Desire this July.

Garmin-Asus A10 PND-phone gets official

Garmin-Asus' latest Android smartphone has been outed, the 3.2-inch HVGA nuvifone A10.  Targeted at pedestrian navigation users, the A10 obviously comes with GPS but Garmin-Asus also preload mapping data onto the handset rather than leaving it to the whims of the cellular network while you're on the move.

AlessiTAB tablet brings Android home [Video]

Design firm Alessi have turned their hand to electronics with the new Android-based AlessiTAB, a touchscreen home media tablet.  Shown off at an Italian design fair recently and spotted by InfoServi.it, the tablet packs WiFi and a digital TV tuner, together with internet access and digital photo frame functionality.

Motorola Android flip-phone leaks

Images of a new Motorola Android smartphone have leaked, with the unnamed model having a flip cover form-factor similar to the Verizon Motorola Krave ZN4.  The touchscreen handset has a transparent cover and a row of touch-sensitive controls; it's also a MOTOBLUR device, it seems, going from icons on the homescreen. According to IT168, where the images leaked, the phone is in prototype stage.  Interesting it has dual network indicators showing in the status bar, which some are speculating could mean it has dual-3G capabilities for better coverage.  Other tipped specs include a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording. Of course, it could also be a Motorola-styled copy, running a ripped build of the company's Android OS and themed around their popular Ming/Krave design. [gallery] [via Engadget Chinese]
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