T-Mobile UK announced through its twitter channel that it will be offering the HTC Hero as the G1 Touch starting in mid-July.¬† It will be available for free starting at ¬£40 per month on a Flext plan, which includes ¬£225 of credit and unlimited internet browsing. The company highlights the fact that the G1 Touch (and Hero) has a 7 panel wide home screen, which will let users put all of those shiny new HTC Widgets to good use.¬† They also highlight the multi-touch zooming control, which the device sorely needs. You’ll find a couple of images of the G1…

Today Orange UK announced that it will be adding the HTC Hero to its handset portfolio.¬† The phone will be available free to customers who sign up for a 24 month ¬£39.15/mo contract, which includes 1200 network minutes, unlimited text, and internet browsing.¬† It will be available in “early July”, though we’ve been told by other, non-Orange¬†retail sources that the device will officially be available from distributers¬†on July 3rd (though not necessarily through Orange).¬† Below is a video demo of the device that Orange posted.

This text is taken from my piece on the MobileBurn.com website.¬† A full photo gallery that includes¬†4 live photos from MobileBurn’s Russ Jefferies¬†is available at the end of the post. Today HTC launched its third Android powered smartphone, the HTC Hero. The HTC Hero makes use of the new HTC Sense user interface, which makes the Hero the first Android device on the market to sport a custom user interface. For those that follow Android more closely, HTC Sense will be recognized as the “Rosie” user interface that was leaked through some Hero ROMs a few weeks back. I had…

A blog named Mini Suit has posted what it claims to be a live photo of the Motorola Morrison, a QWERTY keyboard slider phone that is supposedly running the Android OS. The post says very little of the device in the photo, and the author doesn’t seem to be that sure of himself, either. In any case, we can see what appears to be a trackball controller and a separate d-pad by the keyboard.¬† We do not see, however, any home, menu, or back keys – though it¬†is possible there are touch sensitive keys on the white face of the…

Today T-Mobile USA unwrapped its new HTC Magic-based myTouch 3G.¬† Specification-wise. the phone is a near clone of the Vodafone model that is been available for some time with the exception of the built-in Microsoft Exchange email support.¬† While we haven’t seen the device itself yet, we are expecting that it lacks the “with Google” branding found on the G1¬†and will be shipping with the same HTC augmented version of Android as seen in some Asian markets. Features of the phone include a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, a music player application with support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, OGG, and…

PMPToday have translated and summarised a recent article originally by non-English website m8cool regarding the SciPhone N12. It is rather strange that this phone was originally going to run a rip-off of our most favourite open-source operating system, Android. Ironic, right? Especially since ripping Android off would surely be more work than just using it. Anyway, allegedly they saw sense in the end. Specification wise, the SciPhone N12 is actually on form, packing a 3.2MP camera and a 3.2-inch touch-screen to view those precious snap shots. Pumping the WiFi, GPS system, Bluetooth, and CMMB TV is a Marvell Monahands (624MHz)…

According to a tweet on by the official T-Mobile UK twitter account, the carrier’s next Android based smartphone will be called the G1Touch.¬† I think this is a very odd name, considering that the original G1 was also touch capable, but I guess that’s why I’m not in marketing. We don’t know if the device will be the new Huawei device recently announced or if it will be the HTC Magic, which we feel is much more likely.¬† In any case, the Huawei U8230 is slated to go on sale with T-Mobile in Europe during the third quarter of 2009….

IDG News reporter Owen Fletcher is reporting that Huawei officials have said that the newly announced Huawei U8230 Android phone will go on sale with T-Mobile networks in Europe during Q3 of this year. The phone is expected to have a 3.5-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and work on a Qualcomm chipset.  Huawei said that it will support UMTS 3G connections, as well.

Back at that Google I/O conference where bucket-loads of HTC Magic phones were given away, Mr. Rubin commented on the fact that there may be as many as 20 new devices by the end of the year that will run Android. Given the current state (G1 and Magic/MyTouch 3G), one may be forgiven for thinking that this might be a tall tale. However, things do seem to be hotting up at the moment at an ever-increasing rate. Not only is the i7500 from Samsung due to land imminently, but there are also a slew of other Android devices that have…

Back in MWC this year, ZTE promised to release the world first low-cost solar powered mobile phone: the Coral 200 Solar. ZTE announced that the device will go on sale in June as little as $40, which was then worth around ¬£28 or ‚ā¨32. At this point there was no word on OS or hardware specifications. Nonetheless, we liked the idea of this phone because not only can 1 hour of sunlight give you 15mins of talk-time, but it can be charged from mains as well. This is a perfect device for the energy conscientious or perhaps even the more…