The BGR continues to let lose the Motorola Android push. This time they have live photos of the Motorola Calgary. There is not much to say here other than we hope you enjoy the gallery. However, we can give you a brief rundown of the hardware aspects of the device. Expect a decent QWERTY keyboard along with an equally impressive optical joystick. It also offers a 3.5mm headset jack and a 3 megapixel camera. This should keep many people happy. Topping things off there are the usual components that really make smart-phones what we’ve come to expect today, including GPS,…

Step aside ‘Alex’, your 5 minutes of fame has come to an end. We now welcome ‘Nook’ from Barnes and Noble. We know for a fact they share similar physical specifications including the common 6″ E Ink display along with a 3.5″ LCD Color Touch Screen positioned below, but anyone not sure about the name? Those who grew up reading Dr. Seuss will remember “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and can perhaps recall Theodor Geisel’s Nook who took a look at the book on a hook. Trendy huh? Before we get into the Android stuff, hardware specs…

Not too long ago we brought you the news that Acer will soon be offering the A1 Liquid Android phone with WVGA display. What we didn’t say was availability deadlines or pricing schemes. Well it would now appear as though our favorite source for prices and release details, eXpansys, are listing said device as €379.99 (~$570). Furthermore, the website shows the device as available Saturday 28th November, a little over one month away. Here is what eXpansys had to say about the device: The Acer Liquid ™ is a processor and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ™ 1.6 high definition Android smartphone, combining…

Samsung are really keeping the ball rolling with their new line of Android sporting mobile phones. We’ve already played with the Galaxy and spotted the Galaxy Lite on many occasions. Now it is the turn of the latter to receive its renaming and become reborn as the Samsung i5700 Spica. I’m not really sure what it is about the name Spica, but it conjures up an image of a small, petite device, and Samsung certainly don’t let our imaginations down. As you may already have seen, the Spica is indeed quite small. The proportions of the device are best revealed…

Over at online news website, the Earth Times, there are reports of a company called Sprint Design announcing a dual-screen Google Android-based e-book reader. Going by the name of ‘Alex’, the device offers full Internet browsing over Wi-Fi or mobile networks such as 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. The dual screen technology is called Duet Navigator™ and is patented. The use of the technology comes by way of the larger EPD (electronic paper display) linking to multimedia content in the second smaller color LCD screen. The EPD is actually 6’’ in size while the color LCD is 3.5’’. It comes with…

The website that Verizon has launched for its new Android 2.0 (Eclair) based smartphone, the Motorola Droid, might be a bit cryptic, but it does appear to suggest that the new handset will be announced on October 30th – based on the weird countdown timer it displays. The website takes a number of swipes at the iPhone (“iDon’t have a real keyboard”, “iDon’t run simultaneous apps”, etc) and reveals a few details about the device.  We know it has a 5 megapixel camera and runs Android 2.0, we also know that it will play music, do video, and feature a…

Just last week we spread the news that the Dell Mini 3i could actually be heading to American shores, from where it was first conceived. At a ‘Churchill Club’ event entitled ‘An evening with Michael Dell’, said CEO confirmed that his company would indeed launch this device in 2010. The rumour is that this device will land with AT&T early in New Year, although it does appear that the inbound device may not actually be that similar to the oPhone offering that is available in China. All we have heard for sure is that this device is likely to run…

Europe may have already got over the buzz about the HTC Hero and have their eyes set on newer toys, but the USA is just receiving this little wonder, with Sprint. It is now officially available on their website and has a Flash page to prove it. Some of the highlights that Sprint have opted to market include the 5.0MP camera, the Android Market and the home screen widgets. This is pretty much what we expected, and for good measure Sprint also through in there that the Hero is the first phone on the ‘Now Network’. We are sure all…

Italian online blogging website Android.hdblog.it have managed to get some of the very first images available of the new Samsung Android keyboard. In the images we are able to see similarities between the keyboard aesthetics of this Android version relative to that used on other Samsung devices, such as the Omnia i8910HD. In particular, we can see that there is a landscape and a portrait mode available. The latter opts to go for a non-QWERTY alternative, and revert back to the old-school layout of three letters per key. Naturally, in good open-source manner, Samsung have kept the ability to revert…

Over the last few days, Android developers have had a few pointers and tips from the Android Developers Blog team. In my opinion, Google and the Android development team are particularly adept at providing documentation and read-me support for Android and now developers have improved information on how to support additional screen resolutions and densities in Android. One of the major changes that was introduced in Android 1.6 was support for new screen sizes. It is therefore very important that developers get to grips with how to support the three main categories of screens. small: devices with a screen size…