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Motorola announced a new smartphone that is designed with business users in mind. This smartphone features a touch screen as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola PRO+  is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). In addition to various apps and security features that are designed with business users in mind, the Motorola PRO+ also offers fun features such as a music player, Gallery, Adobe Flash Player 10.3, and more. The Motorola PRO+ will be available in Asia and Europe starting in October. Motorola Mobility Delivers the Smartphone that Works and Plays as Hard as You Do: Motorola PRO+ A powerful smartphone optimized for business but fun enough to use for your... Read more...
We've known about the upcoming announcement and launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for US carriers for a little while now. It has been assumed that Samsung would make a variant of this phone for all four of the top U.S. carriers. Now, one of America's largest carriers, Verizon Wireless, has confirmed that it will not carry the Samsung Galaxy S II. Reportedly, Verizon Wireless has chosen not to offer this highly anticipated smartphone because it doesn't want to overwhelm customers with smartphones and because the carrier is already offering another Samsung phone, the Droid Charge. A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirmed the carrier will not be offering the smartphone, and said, "We... Read more...
Thanks to a leaked image, we're learning more about an upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone known as the HTC Omega. Based on the picture, the Omega will be a white and silver handset. It appears to have an aluminum construction. Omega is likely a codename. Reports suggest the phone could be known as the HTC Radar when it ships with a carrier. The smartphone is expected to have a 3.8-inch SLCD display, 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, DLNA compatibility, and micro-HDMI output. The phone is also expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera. HTC has a press event scheduled for September 1. We're expecting the Omega... Read more...
Samsung will use a new naming strategy when it shows off a new line of Galaxy branded phones at the IFA Conference in Berlin early next month. New models will utilize a combination of letters and tags to describe the phones. In the meantime, Samsung has provided a few details about four upcoming models: the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y, and the Galaxy Y Pro. All of the new smartphones are expected to ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Samsung Galaxy W is expected to include a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen display. This phone will likely support HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M Pro will target professional users with a BlackBerry-like... Read more...
Soon, T-Mobile customers will be able to get their hands on the carrier’s first 4G BlackBerry smartphone. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is currently available for preorder for T-Mobile business customers. The phone is expected to be available in stores on Aug. 31. This 4G-capable BlackBerry boasts of being the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever, measuring 10.5mm thick. The phone also features a 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry 7 OS, and T-Mobile’s new MobileLife Family Organizer application. T-Mobile Launches the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Its First 4G BlackBerry Smartphone Featuring the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, the smartphone will be T-Mobile’s fastest BlackBerry to... Read more...
A settlement has been reached in the "Kramer v B2Mobile, LLC and LeadClick Media, Inc." case in which cell phone owners may be eligible to receive up to $100 in compensation for receiving text spam. It could be the easiest C-note you ever 'earned,' only don't get your hopes up, there's a good chance you'll receive nothing at all. On the bright side, the guilty party will still be punished, so there's your consolation prize. Let us explain. Details of the proposed settlement are up on TextAdClass.com (bring a PDF reader). Under terms of the settlement, B2Mobile and LeadClick Media legally deny any wrongdoing, but have agreed to pay a combined $12.2 million to make the case go away. Of that money,... Read more...
Rumor after rumor has suggested that Apple will be releasing a new iPhone at some point in the relatively near future. Depending on who you listen to, the latest iPhone could be announced as early as this month. Now, a new rumor suggests that Google may push up the release date of its next version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, in an effort to better compete with the iPhone. When Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said it would be available sometime this year. Rumors then suggested the release would be near Thanksgiving in order to enable Google, manufacturers, and carriers to take advantage of the holiday shopping season. If Google moves the release up, the latest version... Read more...
Information about RIM’s first QNX smartphone, codenamed the BlackBerry Colt, have been leaked. The Colt is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2012. This new smartphone is said to have a single-core processor and lack BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration—two key features that are likely to be a disappointment to users. At a time where most high-end smartphones are moving to dual-core processors, the Colt seems to be lagging behind. Although details could change before the phone is released, BGR’s source said the internal testing that’s happening right now with the Colt is with a single-core chip. If you’ll recall, the BlackBerry PlayBook launched without... Read more...
Sprint appears to be prepping an aggressive lineup of smartphones for this fall. According to a leaked report, the Now Network will be getting a few new high-end smartphones this fall. We knew the Galaxy S II from Samsung is headed to Sprint, but until now, most reports have called this phone the Samsung Within. New information suggests Sprint may be sticking with the Epic naming and could call the upcoming Galaxy S II the Epic 4G Touch. Reports also suggest that there will be two new smartphones from Motorola and HTC. They will be known as the HTC EVO Design 4G and the Motorola Admiral. Notice the Admiral doesn’t have 4G in the name, which might suggest it could launch without 4G capabilities.... Read more...
Samsung and U.S. Cellular recently announced the availability of the Samsung Character. This new phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen and 1.3 MP camera. The Character runs on Samsung TouchWiz Lite. The phone can be personalized using easyedge to download wallpapers and ringtones and through the Native Music Player with MicroSD support. The phone is available in blue and grey. Samsung Mobile Introduces The Samsung Character™ With U.S. Cellular The Samsung Character™ is an innovative and easy-to-use handset. Equipped with a touchscreen, slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a 1.3 MP camera, the Samsung Character™ is built for consumers looking for a... Read more...
Touted as America's first glasses-free 3D-capable 4G device, the HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3-inch, qHD (Quarter High Definition) 3D display as well as dual rear-facing cameras, that can capture 3D images and video. Even if you're not interested in this phone's 3D capabilities though, its specs and horsepower may still be attractive. The EVO 3D runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a dual-core, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G connectivity capabilities, 4GB of internal memory, and 1GB of RAM. With the combination of a dual-core mobile processor, a high-res screen, and 1GB of RAM, this phone has the power, speed and good looks that are demanded of high-end smartphones today... HTC... Read more...
Touted as America's first glasses-free 3D 4G device, the HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3-inch, qHD (Quarter High Definition) 3D display as well as dual rear-facing cameras that can capture 3D images and video. Even if you're not interested in this phone's 3D capabilities though, its specs and power under the hood may attract you. The EVO 3D runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G connectivity capabilities, 4GB of internal memory, and 1GB of RAM. With the combination of a dual-core mobile processor and 1GB of RAM, this phone has the power and speed that is demanded of high-end smartphone users today. In addition to Android 2.3, HTC includes... Read more...
T-Mobile recently revealed new Value plans that claim to give users unlimited data, but there's a catch: after you reach your allotment, you'll surf the Web at reduced speeds for the rest of the billing cycle. The good news however, is that you won't be limited to the amount of surfing you can do (provided you have enough patience) and you won't have to worry about overage charges. The new Value plans offer single-line and multiline options. There are also various data packages to choose from including unlimited data with 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data. T-Mobile says the new plans are designed to help customers save money. What do you think? Will you sign up for one of the new plans on... Read more...
In April, we learned that Motorola's hot new Droid Bionic smartphone for Verizon Wireless might not be available as early as initially hoped. At that time, all estimates pointed to a summer launch. Now, summer is in full swing and sure enough, Verizon Wireless has launched a special sign-up page for the Droid Bionic. Although we still don’t know when the phone will actually make its debut, the fact that Verizon Wireless is starting to promote the phone is a good sign that the phone should be launching soon. By entering your email address on the Droid Bionic sign-up page, Verizon Wireless says you'll be among the first to know about the details and launch dates surrounding the phone. If... Read more...
AT&T and Pantech introduced the new Pantech Pursuit II smartphone. This phone features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 2MP camera. The phone also has the Brew Mobile Platform, a full HTML browser, and social media widgets. The Pantech Pursuit II will be available on July 17 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract and plan. New Feature-Packed Pantech Pursuit™ II Arrives for AT&T Customers Pocket-Friendly Quick Messaging Phone Available for $49.99 Starting July 17 Dallas, Texas, July 08, 2011 Key Facts Ideal for customers looking for a simple yet feature-rich messaging device, the Pantech Pursuit™ II will... Read more...
Verizon Wireless is continuing to expand the Droid smartphone lineup. Today, the wireless carrier introduced the DROID 3 by Motorola. This smartphone claims to be the world’s thinnest full QWERTY smartphone. In addition to its keyboard, the DROID 3 features a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera, Android 2.3, 4-inch qHD display, and Mobile Hotspot capabilities. The DROID 3 by Motorola is currently available online and will be available in Verizon Wireless stores by July 14 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. VERIZON WIRELESS INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION DROID DELIVERING POWER AND PERFORMANCE: THE DROID 3 BY MOTOROLA Full Keyboard, No Compromises; DROID 3 by Motorola... Read more...
In many smartphone reviews here at HotHardware, we've said we wish carriers would leave bloatware off of the phones or, at the very least, allow users to uninstall the bloatware. It appears Sprint has heard our (and many others') request. The new HTC EVO 3D from Sprint actually lets users uninstall many (but not all) of the programs that come preinstalled on the smartphone. What's even better is that this is not an oversight on the part of Sprint or HTC—it's intentional. In fact, it appears that Sprint intends to allow bloatware to be uninstalled from future Android devices as well. We can only hope this becomes a trend and that other carriers follow suit. In the meantime, unless you have... Read more...
AT&T confirmed that it is getting the new HTC Status this summer. The HTC Status is a phone designed specifically with Facebook and social networking in mind. In fact, the phone has a dedicated button that lets you share pictures and other content with friends on Facebook quickly and easily. The button lets you share music, photos, location and status updates. The HTC Status also has a chat widget that lets you see when your friends are online.  “HTC Status brings a Facebook experience to people who want to share their experiences with their friends faster and easier than ever before,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, HTC Americas. “With a dedicated Facebook... Read more...
T-Mobile is adding the myTouch 4G Slide to its smartphone lineup. In addition to traditional phone capabilities, this phone aims to replace your point and shoot digital camera with its "high-end digital camera capabilities" which include an 8 megapixel sensor, zero shutter lag, a backside illuminated sensor, and other premium digital camera features. With features such as SweepShot (for capturing panoramic images), ClearShot HDR, and BurstShot, the camera certainly offers features that we haven't seen on other smartphones. The myTouch 4G Slide is expected to be available in July. New T-Mobile myTouch 4G® Slide Delivers Most Advanced Camera of Any Smartphone Latest myTouch device offers premium... Read more...
In addition to the Android-Powered Photon 4G we showed you earlier, Sprint, along with its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, are teaming up with Motorola to launch more than 10 new Motorola devices in 2011. The Motorola TRIUMPH will be the first Virgin Mobile USA device from Motorola. This smartphone features a 1GHz processor, 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, two cameras, a slim design (less than 0.4 inches thick), HD-Video (720p) capture and HDMI output. Earlier this week, Sprint and Motorola also debuted the Motorola XPRT, which is the first Motorola smartphone powered by Android from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international... Read more...
Although we knew HTC's EVO View 4G tablet and EVO 3D smartphone were headed to Sprint at some point, we didn't know an official date. Now we do: On June 24, you'll be able to get your hands on the HTC EVO 3D ($199.99) and HTC EVO View 4G ($399.99), assuming you're willing to commit to a two-year contract. Although June 24 isn't too far away, if you want assurance that you'll get the phone on launch day, you can preorder either of the upcoming devices by visiting a Sprint store. Current Sprint Premier customers will get the chance to purchase the HTC EVO 3D online three days before the national launch while supplies are available.         Two Newest Members of... Read more...
AT&T isn't the only wireless carrier who's hoping to attract new customers with a budget-friendly smartphone. T-Mobile and Samsung are teaming up to offer two new Android-powered smartphones, the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART for less than $100 (after rebate and with a contract). The Samsung Exhibit 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 1GHz processor. As its name suggests, the phone can connect to T-Mobile's 4G network for theoretical peak download speeds of 21Mbps. The Samsung Gravity SMART runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and features a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This phone also has a 3.2-inch touch-screen display and Swype for easy input. The Samsung Exhibit... Read more...
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