Motorola Unveils Android Powered SPICE

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Motorola recently unveiled a new Android powered device, the Motorola SPICE. It has a capacitive touchscreen display as well as full QWERTY keyboard. This handset looks quite similar to RIM’s flagship product, the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Motorola SPICE comes with a large capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support and pinch-to-zoom, along with BACTRACK for one-handed use.

Motorola SPICE features a 3.0 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixel resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1 operating system, 528MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera with 8x Digital Zoom and Fixed Focus, 3G connectivity Wi-Fi, MP3 player and more.

Other features include 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, A-GPS, up to 230 hours stand-by time, up to 7 hours talk-time and 1170 mAh battery.

Motorola SPICE is manufactured by using 25% post consumer recycled plastics. It allows you to download more than 80,000 apps from the Android Market. The price of this handset is not announced yet. Motorola SPICE will be available in Q4 2010.

Virgin Mobile Offers Samsung Intercept For $249.99

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Last month we posted that Samsung Intercept will be launched on the airwaves of Virgin Mobile in October, and now the Android powered smartphone is officially announced by the wireless carrier. Samsung Intercept is the first Android device launched on the airwaves of Virgin Mobile.

As smartphone users come up for contract renewal and examine their monthly costs, they will start to wonder why they are paying more each month when they can get similar services from Virgin Mobile at a fraction of the price. With the Samsung Intercept on Android, Virgin Mobile is leading its customers into new, eagerly awaited territory while expanding our potential customer base,said Bob Stohrer, vice president-Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA.

Samsung Intercept features a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 operating system, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Optical trackpad, Wi-Fi, access to the Amazon MP3 store, Bar code scanner, Virgin Mobile Live and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, contact and calendar sync via ActiveSync, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, full integration of Google Apps, dedicated keys for quick access to social networking, up to 5.5 hours talk time and up to 550 hours stand-by time.

Samsung Intercept will be available for just $249.99 without any contract. You can also sign-up for the Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk plans which offers e-mail, data and Web along with 300, 1200 or unlimited voices minutes per month for $25, $40 and $60 respectively. This handset will be available from mid-October at major retailers or you can even purchase it online.

Sprint Announces Android Powered Samsung Transform

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Sprint and Samsung Samsung Mobile recently launched the Android powered smartphone, the Samsung Transform. This handset was announced at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference in San Francisco. It is the first Android powered devices to coincide with the rollout of Sprint ID, a user-friendly new means of personalizing Android phones.

Samsung Mobile is proud to offer consumers a phone that is truly customizable to fit the personality and style of everyone to make this handset as unique as they are. Samsung Transform is a powerful Android device, complete with front-facing camera, that takes the mobile experience to the next level with a full suite of features and the personalization options available from Android and the new Sprint ID service,said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile.

Samsung Transform features a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1 operating system, 800 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, front-facing VGA camera, access to social networking sites Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and access to Google mobile services including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Search and YouTube.

Other features include Stereo Bluetooth, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Visual Voicemail, Sprint Zone, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint TV, MP3 Player, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 2GB micro SD card included, up to 6 hours of talk time and 1500mAH Standard Lithium battery.

Samsung Transform allows you to access more than 80,000 applications available in Android Market. This handset comes with a price tag of $149.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. This handset will be available from October 10, in all Sprint retail channels or you can also purchase it online.

Sprint Unveils Sanyo Zio With Sprint ID

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Sprint recently launched the Android powered Sanyo Zio, manufactured by Kyocera. This handset features the Sprint ID, which allows Zio users to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers.

We are confident that Zio’s blend of style, functionality and affordability will make the virtually unlimited customization and personalization of Android available to entirely new groups of consumers who were intimidated by the technology or price of previous smartphones. Zio humanizes the technology and puts the power of Android in a sleek, attractive device,said Yasuhiro Oishi, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc.

Sanyo Zio features a 3.5 inch WVGA touchscreen display with virtual QWERTY keyboard, 480 x 800 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 operating system, Sprint ID, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video playback, MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 512MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 2GB microSD card included.

Other features include an intuitive trackball for easy navigation, Wi-Fi connectivity, Sprint Zone, Sprint Music Plus, Visual voicemail, GPS, upto 4.6 hours of talk time, 1130 mAH battery. Sanyo Zio will be available only in one color – Black with Silver trim.

Sanyo Zio comes with a price tag of $99.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. This handset will be available from October 10, in all Sprint retail channels or you can also purchase it online.

Sprint Announces Entry-Level Sanyo Vero Phone

Sprint and Kyocera today announced the entry-level Sanyo Vero phone. This handset is ideal for those, who are seeking a phone that is intuitive and easy to use, specially the youngsters. It has some user-friendly features like a huge keypad, a vibrant 2.4 inch QVGA display, strong battery life and a large-font option for easy reading.

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“So much attention being paid to the growing market for smartphones, but there remains a robust demand for an extremely affordable handset like Vero that looks good and does a fantastic job with the basics like calls and messaging. Vero’s combination of features and value make itideally suited to seniors, kids and anyone who wants a dependable, affordable communication tool,” said Yasuhiro Oishi, vice president of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc.

Sanyo Vero features a 1.92 inch QVGA TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 1.3 megapixel camera with digital zoom, 2.5 mm headset jack, SMS Threaded text messaging, Stereo Bluetooth, 36 built-in ring tones as well as polyphonic ring tones, Easy-to-use keypad, large number fonts, Speakerphone with dedicated access key, Parental Controls, up to 5.2 hours of continuous talk time and 840 mAH lithium ion battery

This handset is available only in Graphite color and it comes with a price tag of $9.99 with a new two-year contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. This handset will be available for purchase from next month.

Tata Docomo Unveils One Touch Net Phone

Tata Docomo recently announced their first handset, the Alcatel One Touch Net mobile phone, which integrates the Tata Docomo’s Dive-In mobile services and allows you to access them with a single touch of a button.

“The OneTouch Net is an affordable solution targeted at the digital youth who want to stay connected to the Internet and information services on their mobile phones. A suite of Yahoo!’s leading products are pre-loaded and directly integrated into the device-this phone has an ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and a special optical track-pad, and is designed for easy navigation, communication and Internet services,” Mr. Deepak Gulati, President of GSM and 3G at Tata Teleservices Limited, said.

“As part of Yahoo!’s commitment to deliver engaging mobile services to consumers in India, we partnered with Tata Docomo and Alcatel to offer consumers a personally relevant Yahoo! experience. This partnership enables Yahoo! to spur mobile growth in emerging markets and provide consumers a highly-discoverable and truly compelling Internet experience, encompassing communication, content and search services to connect consumers with the people and things that matter most,” said Mr. Vishal Maheshwari, Head APAC, Mobile and BD, Yahoo!

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Alcatel One Touch Net phone comes with a 2.4 inch display with 240×320 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, GPRS/EDGE Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with Digital Zoom, MP3 Player, FM Radio, Stereo Bluetooth 2.0, microSD card slot, 80MB internal memory, 8GB expandable memory and more.

The OneTouch Net will also provide easy access to Tata Docomo services like My Song, Call Me Tunes, Buddy Chat, My Talkies, Astro Portal, Funzone, Song Book and much more through customized keys on the OneTouch Net handset.

Tata Docomo will offer various Yahoo! services on the Alcatel OneTouch Net Phone such as Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Contacts and Calendar, Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Social Pulse, Flickr and so on. This handset is available in two catchy colors – a vibrant White and Lavender and a sleek Black and Silver. It comes with a price tag of Rs.5,500.

Orange Unveils Android Powered San Francisco

Orange today unveiled an entry-level Android powered handset, the San Francisco. This is the first Android powered device in the series of Orange-branded affordable devices. It features a 3.5 inch OLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and so on.

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Phil Roberson, Director of Devices, said, “The San Francisco is the first in a series of affordable Android devices we have planned for Orange. Combining its great functionality with our pay as you go price plans, really does offer users tremendous value for money”.

San Francisco is powered by Android 2.1 operating system and runs on the 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor. Other features include a 3.5 inch OLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Bluetooth, USB, SatNav, Multimedia player, FM Radio, 150MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email, Orange Wednesdays, up to 4 hrs talk time and much more.

This handset is priced at just £99 (approx. $150) with the Orange pay as you go Dolphin plan. When you top up by £10 on pay as you go Dolphin, you not only get the inclusive internet, but you also get 300 free texts and £10 credit. This handset will be available next week at Orange shops, Orange telesales or you can even purchase it online.

Samsung Unveils Xcover 271 (B2710) Rugged Phone

Samsung recently unveiled a new rugged phone in the Xcover range of phone, the Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710). The rugged phone protects the handset against shock, dust, water and drops. Samsung Xcover 271 is an IP67 certified device and it is the highest rating ever received by a Samsung handset. This phone works even after being submerged in the water for up to 30 minutes.

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Samsung Xcover 271 comes with some great features such as 3G Connectivity, 2 inch display, loudspeaker, torch, video calling capabilities, digital compass, pedometer, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, audio and video player and so on. It also has an built-in GPS receiver which supports Google Maps.

This handset has 30MB of internal memory and the storage can be expanded with the help of microSD card. Samsung Xcover 271 has an amazing battery life, which delivers up to 19 hours of talk time on 2G networks and up to 7 hours talk time on 3G networks. This handset is expected to be released next month in Sweden and comes with a price tag of 1,700 kronor (approx. $240).

Motorola Shows Milestone 2 In A Video

Motorola recently posted a two minutes video on YouTube, featuring its latest smartphone, the Motorola Milestone2. This device is the GSM version of the popular smartphone, Motorola Droid 2. This powerful device runs on the Android 2.2 Operating System and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8GB internal memory, 1GHz processor and much more.

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Motorola Milestone 2 has a powerful 1GHz processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, MOTOBLUR and runs on the latest Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. It comes with different connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and MicroUSB. It has 8GB internal memory and expandable upto 32GB. You can play different audio and video files with the help of in-built multimedia player.

It also comes with Adobe Flash player which allows you to watch media-rich contents on the go. This powerful device is packed with an amazing 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, using which you can easily record videos in HD (720p) quality. We will have to wait till the official announcement for price and availability of this device. Until then, check out the video below.

Motorola MOTO KEY Leaked Specs Emerge

MOTO KEY is a low end QWERTY phone which is specially targeted at the text-savvy and online social networking crazy teens. This handset is said to be the rival of the Nokia’s latest low end QWERTY phone, the Nokia C3. It has a 3 megapixel camera, GPRS/EGDE connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and it runs on the Motorola’s proprietary OS. This handset is expected to be announced soon. Check out the leaked specs of MOTO KEY below.

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MOTO KEY Leaked Specs

  • 2.3 inch QVGA display
  • Dimensions: 61×109×12.35 mm
  • Frequencies: Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • Weight: 102.2 gm
  • QWERTY keypad
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 50 MB internal memory
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • 3.0 megapixel camera
  • FM radio
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Talktime: 200 mins
  • Standby: 250 hrs
  • 930 mAh battery

The images of this handset is not available yet. The availability of this device is still unknown, but the price is expected to be around Rs.5000 (approx. $110)