T-Mobile Announces The myTouch And myTouch Q Smartphones

We have already seen the leaked pics of T-Mobile’s upcoming smartphones. Today, the wireless carrier finally announced two new smartphones, the myTouch and myTouch Q. The 2011 variant of these handsets were manufactured by LG. However, the new 2012 variant is made by none other than popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. These specs of both the handsets are almost similar, except slide-out QWERTY keyboard attached to the myTouch Q smartphone. Google has already unveiled the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Sadly, myTouch and myTouch Q will be shipped with the out-dated version of Android OS. Yes, we are talking about the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA, said:
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that runs on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value. The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use.”

T-Mobile myTouch features a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display with Swype virtual keyboard, 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.4 GHz single-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack and much more. This handset will be available in black and dark red colors.

T-Mobile myTouch Q comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, Google Play Store, 4G Connectivity and so on. This device will be available in black and white colors.

The T-Mobile mYTouch and myTouch Q comes with the new Genius button 4.0, which allows the users to access the new Genius web search, featuring new voice-command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch and the ability to make dinner reservations. These handsets will go on sale from August 8 in the US. T-Mobile my Touch and myTouch Q can be purchased for just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.

Motorola Unveils The Android Powered Motosmart In The UK

Motorola recently announced the Android powered Motorola Motosmart smartphone. This entry-level handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the UK. The Motorola Motosmart runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset is not expected to get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the near future. The Motorola Motosmart comes with the latest version of MotoSwitch which organizes your playlist, contacts and apps according to the most frequently used apps and contacts.

Victoria McManus, marketing director, UK & Nordics, Motorola Mobility, said:
“Simply put, Motosmart makes life easier. You don’t have to worry about complicated settings and hard-to-follow instructions. Just turn this smartphone on and get instant access to the people and things in your life that matter most.”

Motorola Motosmart features a 3.5-inch display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Android 2.3. Gingerbread OS, 3 megapixel rear camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, 165 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, MotoCast, up to 8 hours of talk-time, up to 20 days of stand-by time and a 1400 mAH battery.

This handset allows you to access more than 500,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store. Motorola Motosmart will be available for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £7 monthly plan. You can also get this device without any contract for just £99.99 on pay as you go. This handset will go on sale from the end of this month. Check out the promo video below.

Motorola Unveils The Android Powered Defy Pro With QWERTY Keyboard

Motorola recently announced the new Motorola Defy Pro smartphone. It is the first device in the Motorola Defy family, which comes with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola Defy Pro is a dust-proof, water-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone. It runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset allows you to print documents straight from the phone, thanks to MotoPrint.

Edson Bortolli, Products Director, Motorola Mobility Brazil, said:
“You’re constantly on the go, whether running to the office or running around town. Finally, there’s a smartphone designed to keep up with your work and personal life. Motorola DEFY PRO is ready for anything and will never let you down.”

Motorola Defy Pro features a 2.7 inch Gorilla Glass display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, QuickOffice, MotoPrint, Wi-Fi hotspot and much more.

Motorola Defy Pro comes with a new user interface, which organizes your contacts and apps according to the most frequently used apps and contacts. This handset features an instrumental dashboards with three different views – Outdoor view, Hiking view and workout view. It prioritizes the weather, phone’s compass, pedometer, calorie count and stopwatch as per the view selected by the user.

This handset allows you to access more than 500,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store. The Motorola Defy Pro will be available only in Black color. This handset will go on sale from July 15 in Brazil. Motorola has not yet announced the price, complete specs and worldwide availability of this handset. Stay tuned for more updates!

Unlocked Sony Xperia S, P And Sola Goes On Sale In The US

Back in January, Sony announced the Sony Xperia S smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. Next month, Sony announced the Xperia P at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Later in March, the company announced the unique Xperia Sola with “Floating Touch” technology.

The Sony Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia Sola runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Xperia S has already received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. However, the Xperia P and Xperia Sola are scheduled to get this update in the coming weeks. These smartphones are already available for purchase in most of the European and Asian markets. However, the folks living the US were left behind. Sony online store and Newegg has finally started selling the unlocked version of these devices in the US. If you are planning to get one of these, then check out the complete specs below.

Sony Xperia S:

sony xperia s

Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, GPS with aGPS, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 7 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 450 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia P:

Sony Xperia S features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, Timescape UI, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera, USB 2.0, 32 GB eMMC, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), up to 80 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Sola:

sony xperia sola

Sony Xperia Sola features a 3.7 inch Reality display, sporting a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor, Floating Touch, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Facebook inside Xperia, DLNA Certified, Native USB tethering, NFC (Near Field communication), 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, Micro USB support, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 40 hrs of music playback time, up to 6 hrs of video playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1320 mAh battery.

[ Buy Sony Xperia S for $469.99 ]

[ Buy Sony Xperia P for $388.99 ]

[ Buy Sony Xperia Sola for $299.99 ]

Karbonn Launches The Android Powered A5, A7 And A9 Smartphones

Along with the Karbonn Smart Tab 1, the company also launched 3 new Android powered smartphones, the Karbonn A5, A7 and A9. The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, however the entry-level Karbonn A5, A7 and A9 runs on the old Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System. These handsets comes with Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity and dual-SIM capabilities. Check out the complete specs below.

Pradeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said:
“Karbonn Mobiles aims to massify technology and is envisioned as a brand which is here to stay. We wish to solidify our positioning as a major player in the technologically advanced networked devices market, and intend to make engaged mobility solutions a reality for the consumers around the world. Through our endeavors we also wish to bring pioneering technologies to the consumers in the country, wherein we intend to make an effort for creating an engaged value system for greater masses, thus bringing them greater technology.”

Karbonn A5 features a 8.9 cms HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store and a 1420 mAh battery.

Karbonn A7 comes with a 8.9 cms WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 5 megapixel with dual-LED flash, front facing camera for video calls, GPRS/EDGE, FM Radio, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1420 mAh battery.

Karbonn A9 features a 9.7 cms WVGA display, sporting a resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, 3 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1600 mAh battery.

The Karbonn A5 comes with a price tag of Rs.5,790, while the Karbonn A7 is available for Rs7,490. On the other hand, the powerful among the three devices, Karbonn A9 can be purchased for Rs.9,490.

Motorola Atrix HD For AT&T Revealed

Last month, we have seen the leaked pics of the Motorola’s upcoming smartphone with the codename “Dinara”. Now, the company has finally revealed the real name as well as the complete specs of this device on their official website. The new smartphone is called as the Motorola Atrix HD and it will be exclusively available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. This handset is the successor of the popular Motorola Atrix 2 smartphone.

Fortunately, the Motorola Atrix HD runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System out of the box. So you won’t have to wait for months to get the latest OS on your device. This handset might also get the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the near future. It comes with a 4.5 inch HD ColorBoost display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This device is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The Motorola Atrix HD comes pre-loaded with SMARTACTIONS app that intelligently automates the routine and suggests ways to personalize your phone.

Apart from the specs mentioned above, this device features a 3.5 mm audio jack, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 4G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, MicroUSB 2.0, A-GPS, HDMI port, mobile hotspot functionality, Google Play Store and a 1780 mAh Li-Ion polymer battery.

This handset measures 69.9 x 133.5 x 8.4 mm and weighs 140 grams. The Motorola Atrix HD is expected to be announced by the end of this month. Stay tuned for more updates!

Samsung Galaxy Chat Announced; Comes With Android 4.0, QWERTY Keyboard

Samsung recently announced a new mid-range smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Chat. This handset comes with a touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard, similar to the previously launched Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos and HTC ChaCha. The interesting part is the Operating System. The Samsung Galaxy Chat runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. This handset is specially targeted at the youth looking for a great smartphone with touchscreen display as well as a hardware QWERTY keyboard.

The Galaxy Chat is the first smartphone to launch with the Android 4.0 as well as a full QWERTY keypad. However, other mid-range smartphone such as the Sony Xperia Mini Pro with slide-out QWERTY keypad have already been upgraded from Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to the latest Android 4.0 ICS. This handset is preloaded with Game Hub which offers the most popular social games. Sounds interesting? If yes, then check out the complete specs below.

The Samsung Galaxy Chat features a 3 inch QVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, Android 4.0 ICS OS, full QWERTY keyboard, TouchWiz UI, 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Google Play Store and a 1200 mAh battery. Sadly, Samsung hasn’t yet provided any information regarding the processor speed and RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Chat comes with a dedicated Samsung ChatOn key which allows you to share text, animations and images with your friends from any phone platform. This handset is also pre-loaded with the Samsung’s AllShare Play and S Planner app which allows you to play multimedia from other connected devices and manage your schedule in an easy way respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Chat will go on sale in Spain from this month, followed by Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia in the coming weeks. Samsung has not yet revealed the price of this device. However, the price is expected to be around $200.

Virgin Mobile Launches HTC One V In The US For $199.99

HTC One V was announced along with its big brothers, the HTC One X and HTC One S at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The One X and One S is already available for purchase in the US. However, the launch of this smartphone was delayed. Last month, HTC announced that the HTC One V will available for purchase from a variety of carriers in the summer of 2012. Today, Virgin Mobile went ahead and finally launched the HTC One V for its subscribers in the US.

Jeff Auman, vice president, Virgin Mobile USA, said,
“This terrific handset for under $200, combined with our no-contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans starting at $35 per month, is an ideal alternative to postpaid offers and to other smartphones on the market. ‘A Higher Calling’ demands that we continue to expand our already stellar smartphone lineup, and we’re delighted to add this device from the HTC One series.”

HTC One V features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, A-GPS, up to 7.2 hours of talktime, up to 10 days of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 120.3mm x 59.7mm x 9.24mm and weighs just 115 grams.

The HTC One V is available for just $199.99. This handset can be used with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk plans starting at just $35 per month. It offers 300 minutes, unlimited messaging and unlimited data. You can easily get this handset from Virgin Mobile’s online store as well as from your local retailer. On the other hand, national retailers such as Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart will start selling this device from July. To get this handset right now, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.29,900

Back in 2010, Samsung announced the world’s first smartphone with built-in pico projector. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Beam I8520. After the company’s earlier efforts at releasing a phone with a projector has failed miserably, Samsung went ahead and unveiled a new projector phone with the same name, but a different model number. The Samsung Galaxy Beam I8530 was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

The built-in nHD projector on this handset is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50 inch wide. The Samsung Galaxy Beam runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. It might also get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months. However, you should not expect this device to get the recently announced Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update. Samsung India’s online store is currently taking pre-orders of this unique smartphone. Planning to buy one? Don’t forget to check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Beam features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Samsung Touchwiz 4 UI, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, built-in nHD projector, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, up to 760 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Beam is currently up for pre-order in India for Rs.29,900 (apprx. $525). This handset is expected to go on sale in early-July. To pre-order the Galaxy Beam, head over to this page at Samsung India eStore.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus Price Drops To $349.99

Earlier today, Google unveiled the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS along with the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q at the Google I/O 2012 event in San Francisco. Apart from unveiling these amazing products and services, Google has also reduced the price of its popular smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is the third Nexus branded phone from Google and the second Nexus phone manufactured by Samsung. The Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to ship with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Now, it will be the first smartphone to get the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in mid-July.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core application processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), 5 megapixel camera with zero-shutter lag, auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Google Play Store, HTML5 Web browser, 4G LTE connectivity, Mobile Hotspot capability, Bluetooth 3.0, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB on-board memory, Face Unlock, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 1850 mAh battery.

Last year, Samsung Galaxy Nexus was launched with a price-tag of $649. However, the price was later reduced to $400. Now, Google went ahead and further reduced the price of this device to just $349.99 without any service agreements. Since, this device will get the Jelly Bean update in mid-July, this is a great deal for the those who are planning to get a new smartphone in the coming days. To get this device, head over to this page.