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]
It seems that the new Dell Aero smartphone is available for purchase with or without an AT&T contract. But before you get too excited, this little bugger runs atop of Android 1.5. That’s right, Cupcake. Still interested? Well then, the Aero measures 11.6 x 121.92 x 57.9mm in size, features a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch 460×360 pixel display (roughly HVGA’ish), and a 624MHz processor. There’s also support for microSD memory cards, with a 2GB card included. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS are also built-in. It costs $99.99 with a contract, and only $299.99 without. Full specs, and a couple more…
It is becoming a trend for Amazon to start offering good deals for new mobile phones when you purchase through them. We recently reported how phones like the Samsung Vibrant and Captivate were on sale there, and now it is the turn of the Droid 2. Indeed, you can now pick-up this device for only $99.99 providing you sign into a new service plan too. This deal brings the Droid 2 pricing in-line with the non-Android Blackberry Torch. The Torch is often reviewed as a weaker phone so this serves to highlight the great value of this deal for potential…
In slightly better firmware update news from Motorola than what we’ve been getting, the company has stated on its Support Forums that the European version of the Motorola Milestone (the DROID in the U.S.) will get an Android 2.2 Froyo update sometime in Q4 of 2010. [via Arne Hess]
According to a recent post by a Motorola employee on the Motorola Support Forums, Moto has been having a bit more trouble getting OpenGL working on the CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and BackFlip than expected, which is delaying the already long delayed update to Android 2.1 for these devices, which was originally promised for Q2 of 2010. The statement reads as follows: The quality of experience for consumers is a top priority in providing upgrades to our current product portfolio. In working through Android 2.1 upgrades for CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and Backflip, certain hardware configurations have been limiting upgrade capabilities. We…
In South Korea yesterday, Samsung presented its newest phone, the SHW-M130L Galaxy U. The Galaxy U features specs similar to its brethren, the Galaxy S, like a a gorgeous Super AMOLED touchscreen display. The Galaxy U’s display is slightly smaller, though, at 3.7-inches. The Galaxy U also offers an optical trackpad below the display screen. The new handset also offers a speedy 1GHz processor, a 5mp camera with HD video recording, 8GB of on-board storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and T-DMB support. The phone will retail for 800,000 Won (US$682). [via Samsung Hub]