I just got finished posting Todd Haselton’s review of the T-Mobile branded Motorola CLIQ XT on MobileBurn.com.  Todd likes the device in general, and thinks it has more going for it than “a CLIQ without a keyboard” would seem to suggest.  I agree. He was unimpressed with the CLIQ XT’s camera, but really liked the new connected media player application that Motorola has included.  Other wins were the Swype text input system, fast data, and built-in Flash Lite support. You’ll find the full CLIQ XT review here. I’ve added a small gallery after the jump.

The Samsung Galaxy Spica, also known as the Samsung Galaxy Portal or Samsung i5700, depending on where you hail from, is now officially upgraded to Android 2.1. In order to get some Eclair, you will need to connect your device to the Samsung PC Studio 7 software and follow the usual update/upgrade procedures. Alternatively, buying a new one in-store will also do the trick. As far as marketing goes, Samsung are making quite a thing of the upgrade, almost as if you are getting a new phone. Check it out, The Galaxy Spica becomes a highly intuitive communications device offering…

A forum thread over at XDA-Developers reveals that the HTC Desire may not only be available in just Urban Brown, but also in Silver. According to Robert Webbe’s Flickr gallery, HTC Holland will be offering the Silver version of the device for €449 ($620) and those based locally will be able to get their hands on the device from April 9th onwards. As of now, the only place to pick up the device seems to be from an online store called PDAshop.nl. Indeed, pre-orders are being handled exclusively via this merchant. If you are interesting in seeing more of what…

Though Google has yet to make any kind of official announcement, a new version of the Google Nexus One Android smartphone that is compatible with AT&T and Rogers 3G networks is now available on the Google website. You can see it on the order form here. There’s no option to buy the phone with service at this time, but if you have the US$529 required for the unlocked version’s purchase price, and you need that 850/1900MHz 3G goodness, then here’s your chance.

I’ve posted my full review of the Motorola BACKFLIP for AT&T on MobileBurn. Oddly enough, I like the device more now than I did originally, which bodes well for how real world users might react to the phone. I still dislike the large keyboard, and I think the BACKTRACK directional controller’s a bad idea, but the camera is solid, the touchscreen is nice, and the signal reception seemed really good.  MOTOBLUR is good, too, though far from perfect.  But what really bothers me is the fact that you can only install apps that come from the Android Market.  That likely…

The Dell Mini 5 seems to be picking up pace at the moment, and the latest development with this piece of kit includes a host of services from Amazon preinstalled to the hardware. The most interesting of which is a Kindle application. We’re reading inbetween the lines somewhat here as all the picture displays is a bullet point staying “Kindle Book Reader Applications”. Nonetheless, to our ears this can mean only one thing. Of course we are expecting the device to already come with Amazon’s MP3 store preinstalled as this is already the case on a number of other Android…

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…