via Samsung Blog]
crossing the FCC, suggesting a US release is in the works. Already on sale in Europe in 8GB and 16GB versions for some time now, the Android 2.1 PMP has a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 resistive touchscreen. There's also WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and a microSD slot, together with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear. [via GottaBeMobile]
already unboxed the handset, and featured a quick hands-on, but now it's time for the official review from SlashGear.
just launched on Cricket, it looks like MetroPCS wanted to get in on the action as well. Unfortunately, they weren't able to match the Cricket price. However, the device, as should be expected, is the exact same. Featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA display, and WiFi connectivity, the Ascend may not be the brightest Android star, but it's certainly not the worst.
passing through the FCC, though right now very little is known about the handset. The HTC PB92300 is, we're guessing, an Android device, since it has both front and rear cameras; that's not something Windows Phone 7 is set up to deal with right now. Otherwise, the only other confirmed hardware is Bluetooth, WiFi and GSM/EDGE support for the 850 and 1900 bands. HTC has applied for confidentiality until May 15 2011, so we might not see this particular handset - whatever it turns out to be - until Q2 next year. Update: We couldn't get that bright yellow color out of our heads, and so dug around for some shots of the HTC Aria (PB92110) with its battery out. Mojeng provided, and it looks as though this new FCC sticker has the same distinctive cut-outs as the Aria's (shown below). We already know HTC is bringing out a European-spec version, the HTC Gratia, but it's unclear if this is the new phone's label or otherwise. [via Wireless Goodness]
black Novel ereader tablet has gone up for sale at QVC, though it's more expensive than originally expected. The company first said the Novel - which has a 9-inch color LCD touchscreen - would be $199.99, but the retailer is listing it for $213.80. That gets you WiFi b/g, 2GB of onboard storage and a 4GB microSD card, as well as a leatherette case. No sign of which Android OS version the tablet is running, however, nor what CPU is inside. [via The Digital Reader]