HTC Thunderbolt Gets A Software Update On Verizon

Verizon recently announced a new software update for the powerful HTC Thunderbolt smartphone. This update was leaked last week through a ROM, but today, Verizon officially announced the update through a pdf on its website. The new software update offers enhanced data connectivity when accessing the Verizon 3G network. It also comes with stability improvements for data centric applications. Check out the complete changelog below.

HTC Thunderbolt


Web Browsing and Data Access:

  • Enhanced data connectivity when accessing the Verizon 3G network

Email and Messaging:

  • SMS and MMS messages are stored properly in the Messaging Application

Additional Device Features:

  • Timing for device activation has been improved
  • Backup Assistantis correctly displayed in the Application menu
  • Stability improvements for data centric applications such as Facebook, KAYAK, Yahoo! Mail, My Verizon and more
  • Accurate location is displayed when accessing the Weather Widget
  • Quickly load GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator

The latest software update is expected to arrive soon. It can be easily downloaded from Over-The-Air (OTA). It is always advised to backup your data before updating the device. For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, head over to this page.

White HP Veer Coming Soon To AT&T?

Back in February, HP announced the HP Veer smartphone along with the HP Pre 3 and HP TouchPad. HP Veer comes with a touchscreen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY display, similar to the BlackBerry Torch. It is the smallest WebOS smartphone. Recently, the white version of the HP Veer have been surfaced online. This handset is expected to be available on the airwaves of AT&T in the US.

The white version of HP Veer might come with 4G connectivity. This handset is not announced yet, but it is expected to be announced in May. Check out the complete specs of HP Veer below.

hp veer white

HP Veer features a 2.57 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 400 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, WebOS, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with Geotagging and Video Recording, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP, 3.5mm headset jack, 8 GB internal memory, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi and a 910 mAh battery.

The white version of HP Veer might be announced next week or sometime in May. The original HP Veer will be available on the airwaves of O2 in Germany, starting from June.

Android 2.3.4 Hitting Nexus S OTA, Brings Gtalk Video Chat

We have a good news for the Nexus S users. Google recently announced that, the Android 2.3.4 update is scheduled to roll out over the next few weeks. Google Nexus S will be the first device to get the Android 2.3.4 update. This update brings the much awaited voice and video chat to the Google Talk, along with some bug fixes and optimizations.

gtalk video chat

The Android 2.3.4 update officially brings the video chat on Google Talk for the first time on Android devices. It uses the same Google Talk solution as on Android Honeycomb tablets. The latest update allows you to voice and video chat with your Google Talk friends, over the Wi-Fi or using the 3G/4G connection.

Google Nexus S and Nexus S 4G owners will be the first ones to get the Google Talk with video and voice chat in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update. This update will also be rolled out to other Android Gingerbread powered devices in the near future. Google has also promised another surprise for the Nexus users. Lets keep our fingers crossed. Until then, check out the video below.

Sprint To Launch Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi On May 8 For $599

Earlier this year, Motorola announced its first tablet device, the Motorola Xoom. It is the first tablet powered by the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Last month, Motorola released the Wi-Fi only version of this amazing tablet on Verizon. And now, Sprint joined the bandwagon and announced the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi for its customers in the US. This device will be available from Sprint beginning on Sunday, May 8th.

motorola xoom

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi features with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Google Chrome bookmark sync and incognito mode, Android Market and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) playback, micro USB 2.0, Corporate Sync, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID, 32GB internal memory, SD card support, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Integrated GPS, up to 10 hour video playback and a 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi comes with a price tag of $599.99 without any contract. This device will be available through Sprint Stores, Web sales, Telesales and Sprint Business Sales from May 8th. Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi allows you to read more than 3 million Google eBooks and access more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games from the Android Market.

Samsung Officially Launches The Nexus S In India For Rs.29,950

Back in December, Google announced the first Android Gingerbread powered device, the Samsung Nexus S. This handset is the successor of the popular Nexus One smartphone. This handset is already available in India from March, but after waiting for almost 5 months, Samsung officially launched this powerful smartphone at an event in Chennai. Samsung Nexus S comes with the 4 inch Super Clear LCD display instead of the Super AMOLED display in India.

The slew of launches on the Android platform represents our commitment to deliver a smarter’, simpler and more intuitive smart phone experience to our consumers. Our entire smart phone strategy hinges on providing consumers with a seamlessly connected experience while at work, home or on the go,said Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile.

google nexus s

Google Nexus S Specifications:

  • 4 inch Super Clear LCD display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz application processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • VGA front Camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity and Light Sensor
  • NFC Capability
  • A-GPS
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Android Market
  • 1500 mAh battery

This handset allows you to access more than 150,000 apps from the Android Market. Samsung Nexus S comes with a price tag of Rs.29,950. Samsung also launched the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Pro, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Pop and Galaxy Pop CDMA in India for Rs.17,040, Rs.13,750, Rs.11,870, Rs.10,290 and Rs.10,500 respectively.

Nokia E7 Now Available At Three UK

Last year, Nokia announced the Symbian^3 powered Nokia E7 at the Nokia World 2010 in London. This handset comes with a large 4 inch touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Nokia E7 is already available in US, Australia and most of the European and Asian countries. But, finally after 7 months, this handset is available for purchase in UK on the airwaves of Three.

Sylvia Chind Head of Hansets said, We are delighted to be stocking another Nokia flagship handset. This feature-packed smartphone comes equipped with a HDMI cable allowing our customers to watch videos on a big screen in the comfort of their own home.

nokia e7

Nokia E7 comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display, 640 x 360 pixels resolution, Symbian^3 Operating System, 680 MHz processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM and so on.

Other features include a MicroSD card slot, 16 GB internal storage, 32 GB expandable storage, MicroUSB 2.0, A-GPS, FM Radio, Music Player, 3.5 mm headset jack, TV-out, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, up to 9 hours talktime, up to 18 days stand-by time and a 1200 mAh battery.

The Nokia E7 is available from £35 a month on contract or £40 a month on The One Plan with All-You-Can-Eat Data, 2000 anytime, any network minutes, 5000 texts. You can select this handset from 5 different colors Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue and Orange.

Verizon Announces The HTC Droid Incredible 2 Smartphone

Verizon Wireless recently announced the HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the the popular HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. It runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and comes with a 4 inch Super LCD display, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and more. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless in the US. Check out the specs below.

htc droid incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2 features a 4 inch Super LCD touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, integrated noise cancellation technology and SRS WOWHD surround sound.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a global ready Android smartphone, which means that, it has both CDMA radio for operation on Verizon’s network in the US and GSM/HSPA radio for operation in more than 200 countries. This handset will be available for purchase from April 28th. HTC Droid Incredible 2 comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a two years service agreement.

Nokia C3 Firmware Updated To Version 08.63

Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its budget phone, the Nokia C3. This handset is quite popular among the youth, since it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, which helps them to stay connected with their friends on the go. Nokia C3 features a 2.4 inch QVGA display, GPRS/EDGE, Opera Mini, Wi-Fi connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and more.

nokia c3

The new firmware update is numbered 08.63 and it comes with application updates, improved features and performance. The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog below.

Nokia C3 Changelog:

  • Improved features and performance
  • Updated applications
  • Better Stability

You can easily check for updates, just by dialing *#0000# on the home screen. To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.

If you find something new, let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more firmware updates.

Lenovo ThinkPad Android Honeycomb Tablet Leaked

The market is already flooded with Android tablets. And now, Lenovo has joined the bandwagon. The company will soon launch its first tablet device. Recently, the leaked pics and specs of this device has been emerged. Lenovo’s first tablet device will be called “Lenovo ThinkPad” and it will be powered by the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Lenovo ThinkPad will have a stylus for hand-drawn notes. Check out the leaked specs below.

lenovo thinkpad

Lenovo ThinkPad Leaked Specs:

  • 10.1 inch touchscreen display
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Tegra 2 processor
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating system
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G connectivity
  • Keyboard booklet and cradle (optional)
  • Pen and digitizor (optional)
  • 8 hours battery life
  • Weighs 1.6 pounds and is 0.55 inches thick
  • 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB version

One of the unique feature of this tablet is the keyboard booklet, which allows you to switch over to the laptop mode. Lenovo ThinkPad is expected to be announced in June and it will be available for purchase from July. Lenovo ThinkPad will be available from $499 for the 16 GB version.

HTC Flyer To Get Android Honeycomb “Shortly After Launch”

Back in February, HTC announced the much-awaited HTC Flyer tablet at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Flyer is the company’s first tablet device. Most of the tablets announced this year runs on the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, but the HTC Flyer runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. Even though, it is powered by the 1.5 GHz processor, why would anyone go ahead and buy a device with outdated operating system?

To solve this problem, HTC has recently mentioned in a tweet that, the HTC Flyer will get the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update shortly after launch. This is definitely a great news for those, who are planning to buy this device, since they won’t have to wait much longer for the Android Honeycomb update.

htc flyer honeycomb

HTC Flyer comes with a 7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz Processor, Android 2.2 OS (upgradable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb), HTC Sense, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivty, 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Multimedia player, 32 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, GPS, Micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0), up to 820 hours stand-by time, up to 4 hours vieo playback and a 4000 mAh battery.

HTC Flyer is already up for pre-order in the UK for £600. This device is expected to be available from May 9th in the US. So, you can expect the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update for the HTC Flyer during late-May or early-June. Stay tuned for more updates.