If you have the same wallet as George Costanza’s (a character in Seinfeld) in the Google Wallet teaser video that Google released last month, it’s time to say goodbye to your fat, overcrowded... wallet and let your phone takes it place–possibly today, as the search giant has been rumored to launch Google Wallet today.

TechCrunch posted a leaked...


A Sony Ericsson representative recently announced that its Xperia series of Android handsets may get software updates to upgrade the phones from their current Android versions to the latest Android... 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) when the latter is released.

The company representative told mobile tech site SoMobile that Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets released in 2011 all have built-in su...


A photo of the Motorola EX225 shown on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) listing of qualified product designs suggests that the handset targets fans and users of the popular social networking... site Facebook.

The photo on the End Product Detail page for the Motorola EX225 shows a full, five-row QWERTY keyboard and what appears to be a dedicated Facebook button at the lower-left corner o...

Dr. Henry Noh holding the original Korean Optimus 3D

LG is planning to bring out in 2012 an updated and slimmer version of the LG Optimus 3D, one of the developers of the 3D handset told Pocket-lint early this week.

Henry Noh, who was on the development... team for the LG Optimus 3D, explained that the current build of LG Optimus 3D isn’t the “ slimmest and sexiest phone on the street” and that they want to make it slimmer.

LG’s main reaso...


Either Samsung Hercules or the HTC Ruby (HTC Amaze 4G)–or both–could possibly be slated for release on T-Mobile on October 15. A leaked timetable has revealed a “major release” scheduled... for that day.

TmoNews received last weekend a leaked photo of a timetable allegedly for internal use by T-Mobile employees.

The partial image of the timetable shows portions of the schedule f...


The Huawei MediaPad is expected to reach store shelves in Germany in early November with a price of EUR399 (US$561), according to

The Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch tablet first... debuted in Singapore several months ago.  Huawei showcased the Huawei MediaPad at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin this month.

It is one of the first tablets to get the...


Lenovo recently showcased its newest tablet designed for professionals and IT managers—the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet–at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin.

Unlike most... other tablets designed for general-purpose or gaming use, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is optimized to help and support on-the-go professionals and IT managers.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet r...


Google has officially announced an updated version of the Google Voice app for Android.  The new version includes, among others, support for Honeycomb tablets.

The update answers the request... of a lot of Honeycomb tablet users for a tablet-optimized version of the Google Voice app. The current version of the Google Voice app is and is now available on the Android Market.



The British will now be able to enjoy Sony Ericsson’s new addition to its Xperia series of Android smartphones–the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray.

The phone is now available on Amazon UK for... US$350 (about GBP350). also plans to make the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray available starting September 9 for US$466 (about GBP330).

Vodafone will also be selling the phone this month, wh...

Beauty and power in one: the Google Nexus S

Last week, Google finally announced the sought-after fix for the annoying Google Voice Search app bug for Nexus S phones. The over-the-air (OTA) update provides Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the Nexus... S (Baseband I9020AUCKF1, Build Number GRK39C).

Paul Wilcox posted on the Google support forum that “an over-the-air update is now starting to roll out that includes a fix for this issue. As with...