Samsung has launched a new phone in India called Samsung Xcover E2370 which has a standby time of 67 days, yes you heard it right, the Samsung Xcover will not require charging for over 2 months if you do not use it.
Xcover E2370 also has a talktime of over 22 hours, which is pretty decent too. The Samsung Xcover E2370 also has a VGA camera which can record videos too. For music lovers, you can listen to your favorite FM stations using the inbuilt FM radio.
Xcover’s memory though is a letdown with only 5MB internal memory with microSD card support which is only expandable to 2GB. The phone also has an IP54 rating which means that it is water and dust resistant.
Samsung has not yet disclosed the pricing for the Xcover E2370, but it is expected to launch at an affordable price in India.
With Android 2.2 Froyo out of the way, Google has already begun developing the next generation Android OS dubbed Android 3.0 Gingerbread which is expected to be released in Q4 2010.
If you are excited about Gingerbread, here is a catch that might make older handset users cringe. According to a French website WebDevOnLinux, Google will be imposing a minimum configuration for running the next release of Android.
The minimum configuration will be a 1GHz processor, 512MB Ram and 3.5 inches or more screen size. This new requirements will mean that older Android handsets will not be able to use Gingerbread unless they root it.
Nevertheless, the newer handsets being released these days meet these minimum requirements. Just make sure that they follow these requirements, or else you will not be able to use Gingerbread in the future. You can also take a look at the Top 10 Android Handsets in the Market before you make your decision.
T-Mobile had announced that they are going to unveil Samsung Vibrant on June 28, however, they have revealed the specifications of the device earlier than the actual announcement.
Samsung Vibrant does pack in a lot of power with a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor which is optimized for superior media viewing and game play. Vibrant also has a 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screen display and has a 5MP camera with digital zoom and autofocus and can also record HD videos.
The initial specs of the device look good, however, I still cannot understand why mobile manufacturers are stuck with a 5MP camera when there are devices out there with an 8MP camera and 12MP camera.
Price and availability of Samsung Vibrant is not available yet and will revealed on June 28 by T-Mobile. More details about Samsung Vibrant will follow shortly.
(T-Mobile via BGR)
The next biggest Android phone from Motorola named the Droid X is now available for pre-orders at Best Buy. In a press release statement Best Buy has said that the Motorola Droid X will be available for pre-orders at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile for $199 (no rebates) with a 2 year plan with Verizon Wireless.
The Verizon DROID X by Motorola features Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, 4.3-inch screen and 720P HD video recording and playback. Android 2.2 will arrive to customers on the DROID X later this summer. The DROID X is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with 2-year activation, with no mail-in rebate hassle.
So if you have been waiting to get this baby in your hands, head over to Best Buy and book your device right away.
A few days earlier, we reported that Nokia will be ditching the Symbian platform and using MeeGo for newer phones and development.
However, we have got a clarification from the folks at Symbian who have said that they will continue partnering with Nokia and delivering operating system for all its upcoming X Series, C Series and E Series smartphones.
Here is a statement from Symbian on this issue:
Symbian will be working with Nokia to deliver the operating system for all its upcoming Xseries, Cseries and Eseries smartphones. The move to evolve these series demonstrates the global demand for quality smartphones, but at an affordable price. This appetite for smartphones based on the Symbian platform remains undoubtedly high. In Q1, 260,000 smartphones containing Symbian’s software were sold each day. We look forward to continuing to meet this level of demand, while delivering exceptional quality, to such a broad global audience moving forward. We will also be continuing to provide the maximum level of service to all of the device manufacturers who have chosen Symbian for their vast variety of products.
More details on this from Symbian is awaited, we will update this post or do another one once we have got further information from the folks at Symbian.
T-Mobile has been teasing its users with clues for something big coming up soon for few days now. They also revealed a lot of clues on their new site http://t-mobileclue.com/ and finally announced that the Samsung Vibrant will be coming to T-mobile in the next 3 days.
The clue which was posted on the clue website, was cracked by the folks at TMO News to reveal that Samsung Vibrant was the answer to the clue (see image below).
According to TMO, the Samsung Vibrant announcement may come on June 28th or June 29th, however, the release date for the new Samsung phone will be around July 21st. Samsung Vibrant is rumored to be name for the Samsung Galaxy S phone which runs on Android and has some awesome features and specifications.
T-Mobile will be officially announcing the phone on its site on June 28th, we will keep you posted about the juicy details whenever that happens.
Nokia has launched another low-end phone in India, the Nokia 2690 for Rs. 2,750. Nokia 2690 has a VGA camera and expandable memory slot.
Nokia has a launched a new low-end handset in the Indian market. The Nokia 2690 is a low-priced handset which comes with some nice features.
Nokia 2690 has a 1.2 inch display and a VGA camera with up-to 8GB expandable memory. The device will be sold in 4 colors which include Graphite, White Silver, Hot Pink and Blue.
Nokia 2690 also has Bluetooth connectivity along with GPRS and EDGE support. If you are a music buff you can use the phone to play FM Radio too.
Nokia 2690 is also lightweight and weight only 80.7gm. You can purchase a Nokia 2690 for Rs. 2,750 only.
HTC has confirmed through a tweet that the HTC Desire will be launching in US market in August. The carriers for HTC Desire have not yet been disclosed though, that information will be available somewhere close to launch.
HTC Desire is one of the most anticipated Android based phone and was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in February. The phone has some stunning specs and will possibly run on Android 2.2 Froyo.
We will keep an eye on the release date and carrier details and update whenever they become available.
Do you ever wonder how a upcoming mobile phone would gain some attention without being there? Well, one of the ways is to leak images and videos of the device in action. This has been by far one of the biggest way to create hype over a device, and the Samsung Galaxy S PRO is no exception.
According to the leaked images, the Samsung Galaxy S PRO is a 4G device and will be coming soon to Sprint. The Galaxy S PRO also has a full 5 row QWERTY keyboard and will ship with Android 2.1. The phone also has a 5MP camera with LED flash.
The release date for the device is not yet known, but it will definitely a part of the Sprint 4G network.
(Android Community via BGR)
iPhone 4 was announced by Steve Jobs at WWDC 2010 opening keynote, with pricing and availability of the device being disclosed too. iPhone 4 will sell in stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart starting June 24th, the official launch date.
However, if you cannot wait till June 24th you can start pre-ordering iPhone 4 starting tomorrow. Customers can start pre-ordering the iPhone 4 at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the US.
Right now, there is no announcement as to whether Apple will also take pre-orders for the iPhone 4 online, we will update when it goes live.
iPhone 4 will sell for $199 for the 16GB version and 32GB for $299, the device will go on sale in five countries starting June 24 which include the US, France, Germany, UK and Japan. The device will also start selling in 18 more countries in July 2010.
Several countries carriers have already been confirmed. You can view the providers who will sell the iPhone 4 in your country by reading Confirmed Official Network Providers for Apple iPhone 4.