XPERIA X10 Android smartphone has been confirmed for a Vodafone UK launch in April 2010. Fresh to the carrier's "coming soon" page, the X10 will have an 8.1-megapixel camera, a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and Sony Ericsson's own Timescape and Mediascape apps for handling social networking and multimedia. The company announced the handset back in November 2009 but would only commit to a European release in the first half of 2010. Various dates were rumored yet came and went; a US launch has been suggested, but that will likely happen in the latter half of this year. No word on pricing from Vodafone UK, but you can register for updates here. [vms 85b952b62c14a3a175a6] [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
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HTC Magic has landed, and it's every bit the slick, sleek Android smartphone we've been secretly wishing for. HTC and Vodafone delivered the Magic over to us this morning, and we've promptly unboxed the whole thing on video for your viewing-pleasure. Of course, since the HTC Magic comes preloaded with Android OS 1.5 "Cupcake", which we know only a limited number of you have had access to, we couldn't resist the opportunity to boot up the Magic and take a quick look at its video capture and on-screen keyboard. These are just snapshot looks, remember; we'll have plenty more video demos with the HTC Magic over the next few days. First impressions are very positive; the Magic feels much better in the hand than the G1, slim and light, and the 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen is bright and responsive. As ever, we're open to suggestions about what you'd like to know, so leave your requests in the comments and we'll try to answer them in our full review. Until then, enjoy the unboxing video! [vms cef6730f9fd03c8125ca] [gallery]
their first Android handset in the shape of the I7500. There's not much we didn't already know about the HTC Magic, but buyers finally have the chance to pick one up on Vodafone Spain at least and, from this weekend, Vodafone UK. We've got all the details here, plus a video unboxing here. As for the I7500, Samsung have taken their long history in cellphones and piped Android into a slick touchscreen body. Unlike the HTC handsets' rather half-hearted cameras, there's the promise of a 5-megapixel snapper, and the whole thing is just 11.9mm thick. Check out the live images and video demo for the full details. Motorola's first devices running Android were also tipped; no official announcement so far, but word is that the hardware QWERTY handsets will reach Verizon Wireless sometime later this year. Finally, software made a splash this week, as Android OS 1.5 "Cupcake" finally reached devices. It brings with it features like an on-screen QWERTY keyboard and direct YouTube uploads, but also its own fair share of controversy as developers blame Vodafone Europe for rushing the launch and not giving them enough time with the official release. [vms f5bb252d13f5f431e4bb]
sneaky early launch of the HTC Magic this week, and the first handsets are being delivered. Our friend Sascha is one of the first to get his hands on the Magic, and he put together an unboxing video of the new Android smartphone. Unlike the white Magic handsets that we've seen the most of in the run up to the launch, Sascha's HTC is black and it certainly suits that color. While in the image above the keys look to be white, in actual fact they're just silver and are reflecting the overhead lighting. Aside from the HTC Magic itself, Vodafone bundle a slip-case (which "feels a little cheap"), a USB cable, power supply and a wired stereo headset. More information on the handset itself in the video below, and you can check out our previous coverage on the Magic for more details. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ha1UABflw[/youtube]
have released the HTC Magic, beating their UK counterpart to launch. The Magic is available now through the carrier's online store, and will be in retail stores from next week, priced between €19 ($25) and €199 $262) depending on tariff. An all-inclusive internet plan, priced at €12 ($16) per month, is mandatory. Both black and white versions of the Magic will be on offer, each with a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, GPS, HSPA and WiFi b/g. The Magic also has Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.2-megapixel camera and 500MB of onboard storage, together with supporting up to 8GB microSD memory cards. As with other Android devices, the Magic has the Google suite of applications, including access to the Android Market, GMail and a full internet browser. More details on tariffs and pricing at the official Vodafone Spain blog; more on the HTC Magic here. [Thanks Tony!]
HTC Magic to land, with what's expected to be a May 5th launch on Vodafone UK, this week has been all about alternative devices from the standard Android smartphone. We kicked off with a video demo of a hacked-together Android netbook, only to find the real thing - or at least the promise of it - in the shape of the Skytone Alpha 680 later. Based on an ARM11 processor, the Alpha 680's specs might have trouble blowing the skin off of custard, but it's enough to run Android "fairly well" including some YouTube viewing. In fact the only real disappointment could be the price: early rumors led us to believe that Skytone were aiming for $100 sticker, a figure new information from the company's co-founder has proved inaccurate. The Alpha 680 will actually come in at around $250, with Skytone's target audience being emerging markets. If you'd rather a more pocketable device, and don't mind giving up the QWERTY keyboard, then Routon's P730 and P760 might fill a niche. The compact MIDs are currently seeing distributors, with the promise of Android to sweeten the deal. Finally, what's tipped as Samsung's first Android handset, the I7500, has broken cover. Bearing an AMOLED touchscreen and the usual UMTS/GPS/WiFi connectivity of Android handsets we've seen already, the I7500 is apparently headed to O2 Germany in June.