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Huawei has let the cat out of the bag and made a pre-announcement regarding its new Android 2.2-powered smartphone, the Ideos U8150. The new handset is expected to be offered at an affordable price point and should feature Froyo, a large 2.8-inch color touchscreen, a 3.2mp shooter, and WiFi. We expect to see the official announcement next week at IFA in Berlin, Germany.
Next week at IFA in Berlin, Germany, ViewSonic is expected to launch two new Android tablets. The ViewPads, as the company has hinted they will be called, will come in both 7-inch and 10-inch flavors. Both devices are expected offer speedy 3G and WiFi connectivity, dual cameras, microSD support, GPS, and a USB port.
It doesn’t get better than this. Amazon has lowered the price of AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Captivate. The smartphone is on sale for $.01 and the activation fee of $36.00 will be credited to your wireless bill. To get this stellar offer, you must sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T.
In South Korea yesterday, Samsung presented its newest phone, the SHW-M130L Galaxy U. The Galaxy U features specs similar to its brethren, the Galaxy S, like a a gorgeous Super AMOLED touchscreen display. The Galaxy U’s display is slightly smaller, though, at 3.7-inches. The Galaxy U also offers an optical trackpad below the display screen. The new handset also offers a speedy 1GHz processor, a 5mp camera with HD video recording, 8GB of on-board storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and T-DMB support.
The phone will retail for 800,000 Won (US$682).
[via Samsung Hub]
Cricket has announced the immediate availability of its new Android smartphone, the Sanyo Zio M6000 by Kyocera. The new Zio features a large and colorful 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, GPS, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. Cricket is offering the Zio for $149.99 with a qualifying plan.
The recently confirmed G2 smartphone that is headed for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network has been captured in the wild, according to the folks over at Engadget. The G2, the successor to T-Mobile’s G1, looks to sport a full four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and possibly an optical trackpad for navigation.
Cricket Wireless in the U.S. announced the pricing and availability of the Kyocera Sanyo Zio M6000 smartphone. The new handset will sport the Android OS, a large 3.5-inch color touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, a zippy 600MHz processor under its hood, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The new Zio retails at $249.99 with a qualifying contract and is available for pre-order today.
Virgin Media in the UK confirmed that its HTC Desire and Wildfire handsets will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update in September. Via its Twitter account, Virgin Media tweeted “MOBILE: HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire – great news, we’re expecting to release OTA updates to 2.2 (Froyo) early Sep :).” Right on schedule with HTC’s statement that Froyo would roll out starting Q3 of this year.
T-Mobile USA is offering its Samsung Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Vibrant, for $99 with a qualifying service agreement. This special rate is for today only, so get this awesome Android phone for a song while you still can.
Popular online video sharing site Vimeo has announced today a new Universal Player for web sites that allows mobile devices, such as Google Android devices and Apple’s iPad and iPhone, to play back Vimeo videos directly from a web browser by making use of Flash or HTML5, as appropriate.
The Universal Player, an embeddable web page video player, will offers Flash support for Android mobile devices as well as HTML5 for iOS devices like Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The Player intelligently configures the video format for the device’s web browser and streams the appropriate video resolution, such as HD, SD, or mobile. The company also announced a new [...]