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Samsung ‘Bigfoot’ still heading to T-Mobile

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Back in May we wrote a piece on the device curiously named ‘Bigfoot’, which was alleged to come from up to four different manufacturers. Well, back then we thought it was Samsung, and the Boy Genius Report would appear to agree with us. A higher resolution image provided by BGR reveals, clearly, the Samsung logo and some funky luminous green trimmings. As things stand, the Bigfoot appears to still be on its way to T-Mobile, packing a 3MP camera, capacitive 3.0″ AMOLED touch screen display, along with HSDPA connectivity. Overall, it looks like a great device, and who knows, perhaps…

Unicom to release UPhone in China?

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DigiTimes, famous for its highly reliable and trusted leaks *cough*, is once again quoting Chinese-language Commercial Times as a source for a possible new Android handset. Apparently, China Unicom, one of China’s mobile network operators, is expected to push out an Android based smartphone sometime in the next month or so. It is affectionately dubbed the Uphone. This may not be complete codswallop as we’ve already reported on two Ophones, one from HTC and another from Lenovo, which are alleged to ship in China sometime this year. However, as with anything originating out of DigiTimes, add a healthy doss of…

myTouch 3G coming in three colors on T-Mobile

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We all knew that T-Mobile USA is sitting pretty on the upcoming HTC Magic/MyTouch/G2/Sapphire/whatever, but thanks to Engadget, we now have some attractive box art images to satisfy our hunger. The designer handywork reveals, for sure, that the device is going to run by the name of myTouch 3G. The slightly modern yet colorful vector grunge artwork is pretty appealing and goes some way in telling us that the myTouch 3G will come in three colors, including ‘merlot’ (a rich dark red), white, and black. If you want to take a look at the sea-horses and humming birds that have…

BenQ to offer Android smartphone and netbook in 2010

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer BenQ announced earlier today that it plans to put out an Android powered smartphone and possibly an Android powered netbook next year.  The announcement was reported by IDG News’ Dan Nysted: The company hopes to market an Android-based smartphone next year, a BenQ representative said, as it attempts to rebuild its name in mobile phones. A netbook based on Android is also in the works, but its makeup hasn’t yet been decided. BenQ made a splash in the smartphone arena when it took over German manufacturer Siemens’ ailing cell phone division.  The company sold phones under the…

General Mobile DSTL1′s Dual-SIM feature in screen shots

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Earlier today General Mobile sent us a bunch of screen shots from its DSTL1 Android powered smartphone.  While the pictures don’t show any 3rd party applications running, you can see how the Android OS itself looks on the WQVGA (240×400 pixel) display that the device uses, as opposed to the half-VGA (480×320 pixel) displays used on the G1 and Magic. From what I can tell, so far, so good. In most all of the screen shots in the gallery, found after the jump, you can see dual signal strength meters as well as other dual-SIM functionality, such as defining separate ringtones…

General Mobile show off the DSTL1 at Computex 2009

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Chinese website Zol has caught General Mobile’s DSTL1 Android smartphone on camera at the Computex 2009 conference. We reported on this device a while back, but to refresh your memory, this device ships with 4GB of storage memory for all your top-notch pictures taken on its 5MP camera. All these will be viewable on the 3inch touch screen. However, the selling factor to most will be the dual-SIM functionality offered by this phone. Other websites are claiming that there is no news on release date, but as far as we’re concerned there is; we expect the DSTL1 to go on…

Garmin-ASUS to offer Android smartphone by Q1, 2010

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From the Computex show in Taiwan, IDG’s Dan Nystedt is reporting that Garmin-ASUS has said that it should have its first Android powered smartphone on the market by the end of Q1, 2010.  It was also noted that an ASUS executive mentioned that the device could actually come out before Q1. Garmin-ASUS is a co-development venture between GPS manufacturer Garmin and electronics manufacturer Asustek.  The company has already launched several smartphones, including the G60, which runs a version of the Linux operating system that forms the core of Android. [via Android Community]

T-Mobile USA: Next Android device coming in early summer 2009

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We received a brief note from T-Mobile USA today highlighting the successes that it has had with the Android platform so far, and talking a wee bit about its next Android powered device. For starters, T-Mo has said that it has sold over 1 million T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) smartphones in the U.S. since its launch last year.  It also mentioned that there are currently over 4,900 applications available in the Android Market for the device. The important bit of information, however, is that the next Android device is going to be offered in the early summer time frame this…

HTC Hero shows up in promotional video

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AndroidCommunity has posted a copy of an HTC Hero promotion video that was found yesterday.  The video doesn’t show much in terms of functionality, but it does show off the wide array of color choices available and the Hero’s very chiseled looking chin. If you pay attention, though, you can get a quick look at the new ‘Rosie’ user interface running on the Hero as well as some new widgets.

Verizon CEO says Android phones by year end, hints at Motorola making them

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At an investors conference today, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that his company will offer Android based smartphones by the end of the year, and he hinted that they will be coming from Motorola, which will be a “major player” in Android by then. McAdam also mentioned that his company would begin offering the Palm Pre and the BlackBerry Storm 2 in roughly 6 month’s time. [via MobileBurn]