Today Motorola announced two new Android smartphones, the MILESTONE 2 and the DEFY. The Motorola MILESTONE 2 smartphone, which is the non-U.S. version of the Motorola DROID 2 for Verizon Wireless, works on UMTS and GSM networks, but otherwise offers the same basic design and features, including a full QWERTY keyboard and WVGA touchscreen display.  The MILESTONE 2 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. The Motorola DEFY is a ruggedized smartphone that features a 3.7-inch WVGA display and can withstand exposure to both dust and water. The phone offers MOTOBLUR social networking and messaging support, runs on Android 2.1, and include…

ViewSonic officially announced its new 7-inch Android tablet, the ViewPad 7, which also doubles as a smartphone.  The new device sports a massive 7-inch capacitive touchscreen for onscreen navigation and input as well as offering speedy 3G connectivity for voice and data.  The ViewPad 7 is backed by Android 2.2 Froyo and features a front facing VGA camera for internet calling and a 3mp shooter around back.  Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a USB port, and a microSD expansion card slot are also on-board. The ViewPad 7 from Viewsonic is expected retail for no more than £350 ($539) when it goes on…

Samsung’s Galaxy S for Sprint, the Epic 4G, is now on sale.  The WiMAX-enabled smartphone is now available online and in Sprint stores, which open at 8AM today. The Epic 4G features a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, and a massive 4-inch Super AMOLED display. The Samsung Epic 4G costs $249.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, when purchased with a two-year Sprint service agreement.

Today Sony Ericsson announced the new A8i, the company’s first TD-SCDMA 3G device for China, and also its first OPhone 2.0 branded device for Chinese carrier China Mobile. The phone runs on China Mobile’s OMS 2.0 platform, which is based upon Android, and features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 854×480 pixel resolution. The phone works on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network, but also features quad-band GSM/EDGE support for world roaming capability. It measures 117.0 x 59.0 x 14.0mm in size, weighs 136g, and features a microSD memory card slot. Its battery is rated for up to 7.5 hours of…

Today Motorola debuted three new Ming branded smartphones for China.  The three devices, the MT810, XT806, and A1680, are backed by the Android operating system and offer a flip-style form factor that gives its users dual touchscreens for input.  A transparent flip serves as a second touchscreen when the smartphones are in the closed position. The MT810 will run on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 will run on China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 network, and the the A1680 will run on China Unicom’s WCDMA network. More photos after the jump.

Here’s the video portion of the review I’m doing of the Motorola Charm for MobileBurn.com.  The Charm is a cool little Android 2.1 smartphone running MOTOBLUR in a compact, full QWERTY bar form factor. Both parts of the 2 part video are available in the YouTube playlist found below.

Verizon has confirmed that the HTC DROID Incredible is to receive its Froyo update starting today. The new update will include Flash Player 10.1, 3G Mobile HotSpot support, and 720p video recording. For more information and the complete list of benefits go to www.verizonwireless.com/droidincrediblesupport.

This summer’s hot smartphone, the Galaxy S, is finally coming to Verizon Wireless as the Fascinate.  Best Buy has posted some promo material that has the Fascinate as being up for reserve for Best Buy Reward Zone members starting August 27, and on August 29 for the rest of the world. [via IntoMobile]

Huawei has let the cat out of the bag and made a pre-announcement regarding its new Android 2.2-powered smartphone, the Ideos U8150.  The new handset is expected to be offered at an affordable price point and should feature Froyo, a large 2.8-inch color touchscreen, a 3.2mp shooter, and WiFi.  We expect to see the official announcement next week at IFA in Berlin, Germany. [via Pocket-Lint]