Samsung released all of the details, and a photo, of its new m900 Moment for Sprint.  The Moment is the first AMOLED touchscreen device on the Sprint network, and it features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.  WiFi and EV-DO Rev. A data are also on-board, of course, and the device even features integration with Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. The 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display features the same half-VGA (320 x 480 pixel) resolution found on most Android devices, and even comes equipped with Microsoft Exchange support built-in.  It measures up at 4.6in…

We should be seeing the official release information for the Samsung Moment for Sprint in a little over an hour, but Samsung released a few bits of information on the upcoming device in a press release that recently went across the wire. The Moment-specific excerpt follows: The Samsung Moment integrates the open and innovative Android platform with Google complete with built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube as well as the thousands of applications built on the Android platform. The Moment is the first Sprint device to include a brilliant 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and…

T-Mobile USA is soon going to roll out a re-styled and slightly upgraded myTouch 3G according to a press release.  The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition will sport a wood grain guitar finish and will be equipped with a real 3.5mm headphone jack, something the original myTouch 3G is missing. No word yet on pricing or an availability date, but it should be ready for the holiday shopping season. I’ll post a photo or two when our media relations friends on the west coast wake up and send them to me…

Well, it looks like the fences have finally been mended.  Google and Verizon announced a new co-development partnership today that will see to the creation of new Android-based smartphones that will be sold by Verizon. The hardware manufacturer(s) to be used was not announced, nor were many actual details released, but we can all expect to learn more when Verizon and Google’s CEO team up for a webcast at 10am this morning. Here’s the link to the webcast page.  I recommend you open it in a new window, as it resizes your browser (very rude). [via MobileBurn]

It seems that those crazy folks at Cellular South are going to upstage Sprint by offering the same HTC Hero, a fantastic device, for a mere $99.99 with contract.  It has also opened up pre-sales for the Hero. The device is offered on a $79.99 unlimited data, voice, and texting plan.  And if you get one of these smartphone plans, you can get a second unlimited smartphone plan for only $39.99.  You still need to buy the second Hero, but that’s a pretty good deal for families. More info available at the Cellular South website.

Today Samsung and T-Mobile USA launched the SGH-T939 Behold II, the first Android device from Samsung to hit the U.S. market.  The Behold II features a sweet looking 3.2-inch AMOLED display, and I am guessing that it has to be the same HVGA unit that is found on the Galaxy. Of course the device supports T-Mobile’s 3G network and WiFi.  It is also of no surprise that the Behold II features Samsung’s widget-based TouchWiz user interface and its 3D cube multimedia menu.  I’m none too excited about that cube menu, however, since it was utterly useless on the Samsung Jet…

Well, T-Mobile USA announced today that the Motorola CLIQ would be available for pre-order on October 19th, which we kinda knew, and that it would cost $199.99 on contract, which we simply cannot believe. Motorola NEEDS this phone to be a big success, and letting T-Mobile price it at $199 is not the way to do it when you can get an iPhone 3Gs for the same price and a Palm Pre for half the price.  Moto needed tis to be a huge seller, and this price is not going to help the device, or Motorola, at all.  Of course,…

T-Mobile USA has placed a teaser page on its website that shows that the Motorola CLIQ, Moto’s first Android handset, will be up for pre-sale starting on October 19th. I think it’s a bit weak to tease people with a date to when you can almost get a CLIQ instead of actually telling people when it will be available, but I guess we’ll have to take what we can get at this point. Update: I had the date as the 18th before.  Been that kind of week, folks…. [via TmoNews]

HTC is now making a firmware image of the 1.6 version of Android available for owners of the Android Dev 1 developer phone.  Since this is the same basic hardware as the T-Mobile G1, it seems suggest that it is possible to run 1.6 on the G1 without a problem, in spite of what we’ve heard earlier.  Whether or not the T-Mobile flavor of 1.6, with all of its extra apps, will fit and be available as an update remains to be seen, though. You can download the firmware here.

Back in March we attended a UK Press Launch for Acer’s up-coming smartphone range. At the time it seemed to focus a lot on Windows Mobile, and this was justified because Acer believed there to be a good level of synchronisation between Windows computer and Windows mobile devices. This is clearly a priority for them. However, during the event I asked some probing questions into the likelihood of Android on an Acer device, and the responses were both agreeable and enlightened. Acer were not too cagey about the matter and since then we’ve reported on how the Philippines based Business…