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Earlier today we reported on the official unveiling of the mystery Motorola phone previously known as the Zeppelin.  Now being called the CLIQ XT/Quench, Engadget has been lovely enough to shoot a video for us on the new device.  Showing off Motoblur, which seems to be a love/hate relationship with users right now the phone has a solid look to it and interchangeable backs allowing for user customization.  The screen looks very responsive and the OS is running seen running smoothly. A detail previously unknown is that the device comes preloaded with Swype text input which is a fantastic feature…

Motorola have gone all official on the device codenamed Zeppelin, recently announcing it as the Motorola Cliq XT in America and the Motorola Quench everywhere else. The Cliq XT is a fairly good looking device and offers everything one would expect of a mid to high-end smartphone device. The highlights include a 3.1-inch touchscreen high resolution display (expected to be 480 x 320 pixels) along with pinch and zoom muilti-touch capabilities. There is also a 5MP camera offering auto focus and LED flash, as well as a navigation touchpad and a dual-mic noise cancellation system. Naturally there is support for…

MWC is underway in Barcelona and the Android news continues to flow. Samsung have just announced a phone codenamed Halo, also known as the I8520. This phone clearly follows the same naming scheme as some other higher end Samsung devices such as the Symbian based I8910HD. The Halo I8520 is very similar to its Symbian counterpart aside from two important differences. First, the Halo will offer Android 2.1, but second, it will feature a DLP Pico Projector. Aside from this is will offer a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 3.5mm headphone jack, a-GPS, 8MP camera with autoflash along with the…

I was at last night’s Sony Ericsson event in Barcelona where the company released the Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro.  The mini is a scaled down version of the X10 that sports a QVGA display in a very compact form factor.  The mini pro takes the mini’s design and adds a slide out 4-row keyboard to it. Both devices come in two band configurations (HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900), one of which is capable of supporting AT&T’s network. They both have a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera, GPS and geo-tagging support, Bluetooth stereo,…

I just spent a bit of time with the brand new Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 (specs here), the company’s first Android-powered smartphone.  I’ve posted the photos and video, along with some of my thoughts, on MobileBurn.com – but you can see the video and a few photos right here. But do click through for the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 story on MobileBurn for the full gallery and notes.

The much anticipated Dell Mini 5 recently landed in Engadget’s hands and they wasted no time in snapping photos and shooting a nice video of the boot up sequence for the half tablet half phone hybrid.  Noted in our previous coverage, the interesting aspect of this device is that it is in between a phone and a tablet in size and is trying to satisfy both forms which has not yet been done successfully.  It is a bit disappointing that nobody has taken a photo of it while held up to the face or ear because it may be a…

I just received the full specs for the new Garmin-ASUS A50. For starters, the phone supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and will be available to carriers with some grouping of the following UMTS 3G bands: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz. That would mean it could support 3G on EU networks, T-Mobile USA’s AWS 3G network, or AT&T’s 3G network – depending on what the carrier wished for. Don’t expect to see a version built with all of those bands supported, though. The OS is Android 1.6 with Garmin-ASUS’ custom Breeze UI on top.  The phone runs a 600MHz Qualcomm 7227 CPU, features 256MB of RAM as…

Today Garmin-ASUS unveiled its first Android powered smartphone, the A50.  The A50 includes Garmin’s own navigation system, which offers voice guided turn-by-turn navigation for both drivers and pedestrians and ships with a car mount in the box. The company claims that location based features are tied into most every aspect of the A50, including email, text messaging, and photos.  I used the original nuvifone G60 quite extensively, and it provided great location based service tie-ins, so I have high hopes for the A50. In terms of core specs, the Garmin-ASUS A50 sports a large 3.5-inch half-VGA (320 x 480 pixel)…

T-Mobile has just officially launched a new versions of the myTouch 3G with new hardware and software.  For clarity’s sake, let’s just call it the myTouch 3G 2010 since T-Mobile has decided to muddy the naming waters by using the exact same name – just as it does with its Sidekick line. So, the myTouch 3G 2010 features a new 3.5mm headphone jack, more RAM (288MB), and ships with an 8GB microSD memory card now.  It also features the Swype text input system, which is a personal favorite of mine.  Check out my video to see how it works. The…

The coveted Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will hit Play.com towards the end of March, slightly earlier than when it is scheduled to land with Vodafone. The X10 is set to go on sale for £500 GBP which equates to around $781 USD. This will provide a completely unlocked, debranded and SIM free device for users to do to as they wish. This is quite a steep price to pay for the device but not out of line with what we were expecting, especially when compared to weaker devices (hardware wise) such as the iPhone 3GS. Play.com list the phone as…