Something fishy is going on at HTC that leds some of us to believe that bad information is being leaked on purpose. Perhaps HTC is getting tired of all their phones being leaked well in advance of their official announcements. Two cases have recently popped up showing inaccurate information that has been reported widely by most technology and mobile blogs, including us.
We reported on the HTC Supersonic last week being rumored to possess 4G capabilities. This screen, allegedly of the HTC Supersonic was sent to BGR from a “new tipster”, but there are some odd features. T-Mobile is the carrier listed, they run a GSM network, Sprint was said to be carrying the [...]
Early 2010 may be an exciting time for Android fans on T-Mobile. According to TmoNews, the MyTouch 3G is getting a small refresh with the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack and will be launched on February 10th in black and white. The MyTouch Slide, an HTC Magic with a QWERTY keyboard, will be hitting the shelves on May 17th in black, red and white. Last but not least is an unknown Motorola handset dubbed the Zeppelin, powered by Android, and expected to launch March 10th.
In a speculative short and sweet piece, it would appear as though the G1 is scheduled for an update to Android 2.0 by the end of January and that the G2 will update to 2.0 by the end of March. This news comes via Twitter where a screen-grab has been circulated showing an ‘official internal t-mobile forum’ post by a moderator.
The post itself is not in English and it is possible that these ‘updates’ are only available for the country where this T-Mobile post originated, which is The Netherlands. The moderator who made the post does add ‘dit alles onder voorbehoud’ which means ‘all this with reservation, of course’ but promptly adds a winky smiley face to give the impression he [...]
Back in early October 2009 we covered an interesting story regarding a Fender branded myTouch 3G. Things have now come to fruition with this device and we can expect to see it land on January 20th. A trip to Fender’s website reveals that Eric Clapton is endorsing the phone, and we should find a copy of a number of well known hits such as “Wonderful Tonight,” “Layla,” “My Father’s Eyes” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart” already preloaded onto the device.
The device also comes packed with a number of other songs by artists including Avril Lavigne and Wyclef Jean but for those that like a customized looking device, there [...]
Thy complaints have been heard and the great Google has responded. Effective Thursday, Google has revised the pricing structure for the Nexus One, lowering the upgrade price from $379 down to $279 and issuing a $100 credit to current T-Mobile customers who purchased the Nexus One at the higher price. The change only effects the upgrade price which is offered to current T-Mobile customers. The full retail price of the Nexus One remains $529 and the Nexus One with a new two year T-Mobile contract stays at $179. Now that Google has rectified one issue plaguing the Nexus One, perhaps it can address the much more controversial double ETF or 3G connectivity problems.
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It’s official, Google confirmed the Nexus One at an invite-only press conference on its Mountain View campus today. The Nexus One joins the ranks of HTC’s Android-powered smartphones, bringing the total count to seven. Most of the rumored specs of the Nexus One were confirmed and include:3.7-inch AMOLED display Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1GHz processor a multi-color notification LED under the trackball light and proximity sensors compass, GPS, accelerometer 5-megapixel camera with LED flash support for MPEG4 videos with one click upload to YouTube A2DP Stereo Bluetooth support 3.5mm headphone jack active noise cancellation via two microphones – one on the [...]
Gizmodo got its hands on the internal Google screenshots for the Nexus One which reveal, amongst other things, the pricing and associated T-Mobile calling/data plans. According to the screenshots, the handset will be branded the Nexus One and will retail for $530 unlocked and for $180 with a two year contract with T-Mobile. Those that chose the subsidized pricing will have to sign up for an Even More 500 Individual + Text + Web plan for $79.99. This individual plan is the only plan available for the subsidized Nexus One – current customers will have to switch over to this plan and those wanting to stay on a family plan need not apply. An unusually high early termination fee of [...]
Those rumors linking the “Google Phone” with T-Mobile were spot on. A document from T-Mobile’s internal system appeared today and it confirmed two big rumors about the Google Phone, also known as the Nexus One – Google alone will sell the Nexus One directly from its website and T-Mobile will provide service support including billing, coverage, features, and rate plans. According to TmoNews, the hot new handset is rumored to go on sale through Google’s website only starting at 9AM on January 5th. Hit the jump for a closer look at the internal document.
This one is coming out of left field so read it with a healthy dose of skepticism, but a rumor fresh out AndroidSPIN claims that the T-Mobile G1 will be upgraded to Android 2.0, possibly even Android 2.0.1. Supposedly, OTA updates for both Android versions have been prepared and both updates are already in the hands of a few choice people. The rumor does not specify which update will be rolled out or when the update may occur but we will keep our fingers crossed that Eclair for the G1 will be coming soon.
With a picture here and a rumor there, the Nexus One, aka the “Google phone”, has been slowly unveiled. Today, we can add another piece to the puzzle as a document with the full specifications of this hot, new handset has made its way straight from the halls of Google to the pages of blogs everywhere. Much of these specs have been confirmed by spy shots or hinted at by those lucky few who have had some hands-on time with the handset. Nonetheless, it is nice to see the specs presented in an organized, semi-official-looking manner. Hit the jump to see what the Nexus One has under its hood and some new information on its initial availability.