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 phone, and that the glare and over exposed nature of the photo make them impossible to [...]
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 RM media files, and [...]
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.
In related news, T-Mobile USA appears to have admitted to an Android phone announcement coming next week, after the Wall [...]
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.
CNET Crave has posted a brief story on an Android based smartphone mockup that Haier is showing at CommunicAsia in Singapore. Haier claims that the device will have a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, an FM radio, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth.
From the photo of the mockup we can also see that the device is intended to have a trackball for directional control. The fact that it mentions “GPRS” as the only carrier based data standard supported doesn’t bode well for 3G data (though we’d have to assume it had at least EDGE). The reference to [...]
Quoting those popular “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal is saying that T-Mobile USA is going to launch its second Google Android based smartphone next week. The paper is saying that the phone will be known as the “myTouch 3G”, which is what we have been expecting for some time.
The new device is basically a rebadged HTC Magic, which Vodafone and other carriers have been selling in Europe and Asia for some time.
It appears that Garmin-ASUS is giving up on the Garmin developed flavor of the Linux operating system in favor of Android. The company’s G60 smartphone uses a custom build of Linux from before Garmin and ASUS joined forces. Since then, it has announced an intent to develop Android smartphones in addition to its Windows Mobile smartphones.
Garmin-ASUS’ Hektor Tung told CNET that the G60 will be the only device to use that custom Linux system when it becomes available later this year, and that future Linux based devices will be built upon the Android platform.
When asked about the potential of Garmin-Asus’ current Linux platform for future devices, [...]
Google has released a new version of Gmail for Android (and iPhone). The new app features faster auto-completion for addresses on all phones, and supports keyboard shortcuts on Android devices with a physical keyboard.
So G1 users, you have keyboard shortcuts. The rest of you? You just get faster email address auto-completion only.
Google did mention that it did a major overhaul on the base code for Gmail for Android/iPhone, and that the new version will be easier to extend and update in the future.
Go to gmail.com with your phone’s browser to access the updated mail application.
Moto Labs, part of cell phone manufacturer Motorola’s R&D efforts, posted late last month about an Android-based home power use monitoring system it has developed. In a nutshell, the system runs Android and uses external wireless cameras to take photographs of a home’s power meters, uploads the photos to Flickr.com, and then analyzes the photos to determine the power consumption rate – viewable through an online Google Gadget.
You can learn more at the Moto Labs website.
The entire system runs not on a phone, but rather a BeagleBoard – a relatively low cost computer board that [...]
According to Digitimes, Acer chairman JT Wang has said that Acer’s upcoming Android powered netbook computers will actually ship with both Android and Windows pre-loaded in a dual-boot configuration.
To me, that seems to imply that they aren’t going to put as much effort into tweaking Android for netbooks as they could. At least not right away. The company appears to be hedging its bets, and in doing so it gives up the US$25 or $30 savings it could have gained by not loading a Microsoft OS.
This is a bit of a let-down. The company could have offered Android netbooks for a fair percentage cheaper than Windows [...]