LG is launching its first Android smartphone for the Korean market, the KH5200, on South Korean carrier KT.  But don’t get too excited, this isn’t really anything new. In fact, this just appears to be a re-badged GW620, which we’ve all seen before. It features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a small’ish 3-inch HVGA resolution touchscreen display, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera.

For those that were not aware that Gigabyte make anything other than motherboards, think again. Within Asia they are familiar with the mobile phone manufacturing industry and are now looking to get their hands dirty with Android. Expected for release in north America, the ‘Codfish’ is set to land with Android 1.6. Despite the clear oversight with the odd name, the bigger problem here has to be the version choice of Android. Indeed, Android 1.6 seems rather dated now compared to the bells and whistles many of us are already using with Android 2.1. According to PointGPhone, who took the…

Every time I read about a new Android device, I cast my eye over the vital and make a decision about how excited to get. Due to my preferences and what I perceive the market wants, for me this always includes OS version, camera, but most importantly, processor. You will understand then when I say I like the new LU2300 by LG, almost out of principle. This device sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720P videos, and Android 2.1. Naturally the Korean market expects nice screens too, so a WVGA AMOLED display is…

The HTC Incredible looks to be Verizon’s first Android 2.1 device. It offers the amazing Snapdragon CPU and 256MB of memory to support the newest version of Android, which has HTC’s Sense UI overlaid successfully on top. An interesting addition to the device is what appears to be an optical pointer, and camera enthusiasts can rest assured given the dual LED camera flashes. In terms of screen, we’re not 100% sure if it is a 3.5 or 3.7 WVGA device, or whether the screen is AMOLED based. Now we’re re-familiar with the device, it’s great news to hear that it…

This video is far more interesting than my last post’s.  Here we have Todd Haselton of our sister site MobileBurn.com checking out the new Motorola DEVOUR that Verizon sent him yesterday. The DEVOUR is an Android 1.6 device that is very much like the Motorola CLIQ for T-Mobile in terms of basic specs and functionality.

While we were covering the 2010 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona last week, I had Russ Jefferies run over to the Acer booth to get some hands on time with the “new” Acer Liquid e.  I use quotes around new because this device is basically a regular Liquid that got an OS update and some new colors.  The video is below:

Rick Osterloh, VP of Android Software & MOTOBLUR services has been caught seemingly in his own cubicle, showing off the Motorola Devour in a nice 7 minute long video.  The video shows the attractive form factor and well spaced keyboard along with features of MOTOBLUR and Motorola’s new Moto Phone Portal.  The portal allows you to view media files from your phone directly on your computer all over a WiFi connection.  We hope to see this great feature ported to other popular Motorola devices such as the DROID in the near future. The Devour is set to launch exclusively with…

Russell and I spent a few minutes checking out the T-Mobile Pulse mini at the 2010 Mobile World Congress event.  The Pulse mini is an Android 2.1 smartphone with a QVGA resistive touchscreen display that is also marketed as the Huawei U8110 (it is made by Huawei). Check out the video to see the interesting homescreen system on the Pulse Mini.  You’ll find more photos of the phone after the jump. [via MobileBurn]

AT&T are looking to release five Android based handsets in the first couple of quarters this year. However, things are starting to hot up right now as we’re expecting to see the Motorola Backflip land on Sunday 7th March and will cost $100 along with a contract. For your money you get Motorola’s social UI called Motoblur along with a 3.1-inch touch screen and 5MP camera. The Backflip aquired its name because of the glorified D-pad touch-panel on the back of this device. We’re not totally sold that this is a useful addition but will wait on the consumer verdict….

Acer BeTouch E400

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Yesterday at MWC Acer announced its BeTouch E400. This device is clearly a mid-range device but for its operating system, it runs Android 2.1 (Éclair) straight from the word go. There is no need to upgrade this puppy over the air (OTA) once you buy it to receive the most recent version of Android. Acer have managed to incorporate some Acer-specific widgets and software, not least of which is free music streaming. The device also comes with Facebook and Twitter pre-installed and integrated into the device as standard. This will certainly make the phone an attractive option for the price…