I just got back to my hotel in Las Vegas after sitting in at the official launch event for Lenovo’s LePhone, its new Android powered smartphone for the Chinese market. It’s quite a good looking device, and features a beautiful 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display in a body that is 60mm wide and only 12mm thick. It has no buttons at all, but makes use of a Palm Pre-like gesture area under the display. The LePhone also features a task manager that looks just like the one Palm’s webOS uses, a card view of running applications. The device looks pretty…

Those three mystery Android devices that kept appearing over the past few weeks have finally been given a name and a destination. The trio include the MT710, the XT701 and the XT800 and all three are slated for launch in China in early 2010. Each handset will land at a different carrier with the MT710 headed to China Mobile as part of its OPhone platform, the XT701 headed to China Unicom, and the XT800 headed to China Telecom. With their 3.7 inch, 854×480 touchscreen displays and 5MP cameras, these handsets are on the fast track to success. Hit the jump…

The Motorola Zeppelin has resurfaced with a couple of nice shots and an unconfirmed release date of, you guessed it, December 25th (China only).  Translated specs include an ARM Cortex A8 processor, a  3.7-inch multitouch screen capable of 720p HD support, HDMI output, Android 2.0, a 5-Megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1.  The phone has a clean look with no physical keyboard and seems to be lacking a physical search button.  It also boasts support for both GSM and CDMA, and rumors state that this device could be the same as the FCC…

Not so long ago we brought you the news that HTC expect to release the ‘Click’ to China late on this year. What we didn’t tell you is that this is allegedly going to grow the company’s revenue stream by up to 11%, and increase overall shipments a whopping 19%. This is some massive growth for HTC in a period of time where the economy may be stabilising, but where it is certainly not buoyant. According to digitimes, their favourite source and Chinese-language website, Economic Daily News (EDN), reports this data from Merrill Lynch analysts. Apparently, the Click will go…

It appears that some poor quality photos of the new Dell mini3i for China have surfaced.  The photo at the right comes from CNBeta.com (via Cloned in China), which also has a photo of the back of the device that shows the Dell logo.  The quality of that pic, however, is even worse…  The story appears to claim that the phone will go on sale on August 31. BoyGeniusReport has also posted what it claims are a few live (and extremely blurry) photos of the mini3i.  On top of the photos, however, the site has also posted a spec list…

Mobile Crunch has discovered a Chinese site that appears to have an official announcement of the release of Dell’s mini3i Android-powered smartphone. The article (in Chinese) indicates that the Dell phone will be released through China Mobile under the OPhone category.  This is not to be mistaken with the Lenovo OPhone that we had previously reported on.  Apparently China Mobile intends on using the term “OPhone” as an umbrella word for all Android devices that it will release.  All China Mobile “OPhones” will be required to support the Chinese homegrown 3G TD-SCDMA standard, which has shown relatively slow adoption. [Editor’s…

DigiTimes, famous for its highly reliable and trusted leaks *cough*, is once again quoting Chinese-language Commercial Times as a source for a possible new Android handset. Apparently, China Unicom, one of China’s mobile network operators, is expected to push out an Android based smartphone sometime in the next month or so. It is affectionately dubbed the Uphone. This may not be complete codswallop as we’ve already reported on two Ophones, one from HTC and another from Lenovo, which are alleged to ship in China sometime this year. However, as with anything originating out of DigiTimes, add a healthy doss of…

Reuters is running a story today that quotes two analysts as stating that Dell is going to start selling its own smartphones in mainland China. Supposedly Dell is working with Chi Mei Communications for the hardware and is working with Red Office for the operating system software. Reuters said that Red Office confirmed that it was working on OS software for Dell. The analysts told Reuters that the smartphones would roll out in China first, followed by the U.S. and Europe. Analyst firm Goldman Sachs wrote in a report: “Our industry checks indicate that Dell, barring any further delays, is…

More pictures of the Ophone have surfaced over at the iloveophone by Sina Blog. This time, however, we can finally see what the Ophone looks like relative to its inspiration; the iPhone and iPhone 3G. In short, it is slightly bigger (1mm), but not enough to notice even when holding them in your own hands. The Ophone is reputed to come with a better spec sheet, including what the iPhone misses out on most: a 5 megapixel camera. With that said, we have not been able to confirm the specifications of the Ophone from Lenovo, so until we hear more…

The Chinese version of Engadget has posted photos of a device called the HKC Pearl running the Android OS.  The interesting thing?  It also appears to run Windows Mobile as well.  We’ve got photos and a video of the phone running Android after the jump. The device appears to feature a 2.8″ QVGA touchscreen display, a trackball for navigation, a 624MHz CPU, 256MB of ROM, and 128MB of RAM.  It also appears to be a quad-band GSM/EDGE device, features WiFi and GPS support, sports a 1250mAh battery, and weighs 128g while measuring 109.1mm x 59mm x 15.5mm in size.  A…