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Motorola Launches Android Powered Motorola i1

Motorola recently announced its Android powered smartphone, Motorola i1 on the airwaves of wireless carrier Sprint. Motorola i1 is the world’s first push-to-talk Android powered smartphone. Motorola i1 is also the first iDEN device which includes some amazing features such as 3.1 inches touch screen, Wi-Fi, optimized web browsing with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser and a push-to-talk experience.

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Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio. With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer iDEN users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich smartphone with push-to-talk, whether it’s for work or play, said Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices.

As the first Nextel Direct Connect Android smartphone, Motorola i1 with Wi-Fi offers a powerful tool for our customers with access to thousands of applications in the Android Market. With rugged durability, a full touchscreen and 5.0 megapixel camera, Motorola i1 gives push-to-talk customers a compelling smartphone that can withstand some of the harshest environments, said Fared Adib, vice president Product Development, Sprint.

Motorola i1 is a powerful smartphone that runs on Android operating system. It features a 3.1 inches touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, VGA video recording, audio and video player, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, document viewer and much more.

This handset will be available in North America during summer. The price of this handset is not announced yet. You can pre-register this handset at Sprint’s website.

Sprint Unveils A New Eco Friendly LG Remarq

LG Electronics recently launched the new eco-friendly phone LG Remarq on the airwaves of the wireless carrier Sprint. This handset is made from 87 percent of recyclable materials and 19 percent of recycled plastic. This handset features a slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, 16GB expandable memory and much more.

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Our research shows that consumers are passionate about making eco-friendly choices when purchasing their mobile phones. We’re continually finding new ways to weave recyclable alternatives throughout our product line-up, continuing to show our commitment to change, said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president, LG Mobile Phones.

LG Remarq gives the eco-minded consumer a way to stay connected with the people who matter most at an incredible price. Sprint continues to lead the U.S. wireless industry with our commitment to environmental initiatives and products, said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president-Product Development.

LG Remarq comes with a QVGA display, slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, audio and video player, microSD card slot, 16GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, IM and easy access to social networking sites.

This handset will be available from May 9. You can get this eco-friendly phone for free after a $20 mail-in rebate and a 2 years contract from the carrier.

Sprint’s First 4G Smartphone HTC EVO 4G Unveiled

We already knew that Sprint would announce the rumored HTC Supersonic at the CTIA 2010. As expected, Sprint unveiled the handset at the event, but this device is now officially known as HTC EVO 4G. The rumors regarding the handset coming with WiMax connectivity options was found to be true, since the new HTC EVO 4G has a 4G connectivity.

HTC EVO 4G is the Sprint’s first smartphone which has a 4G connectivity. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and so on. Check out the complete specs of this device below.

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HTC EVO 4G is a powerful smartphone powered by Android 2.1 operating system and runs on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It has a 4.3 inches WVGA display with 800×480 pixels resolution, 4G connectivity, 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR, 1.3MP front-facing camera, high-quality video streaming, MicroSD card slots, 32GB expandable memory, Digital compass, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, A-GPS and more.

This device is expected to be available during summer on the airwaves of Sprint. The price and availability of this handset is not available yet.

Meet Skiff: The Newest and Largest e-Reader By Sprint

In the world of Kindles and Nooks, Sprint is about to make its mark with a new kind of e-reader called Skiff. With an 11.5 inch display, Skiff will be the largest e-reader so far and would offer a 1200 x 1600 display resolution. This high-resolution will make it easier for people to read books, magazines and newspapers.

Here are some other technical specs for the Skiff:

  • 4 GB of internal memory.
  • Dimensions: 9 x 11 x 0.2 inches
  • SD Card slot and USB port.
  • One week of average battery life.
  • Built-in speaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Runs on Sprint 3G network and Wi-Fi.
  • Full touchscreen.

Skiff will be the first e-reader geared towards newspapers rather than focusing only on books and magazines. Due to smaller screens and extra thickness, Kindle and Nook simply don’t cut it for reading newspapers. Skiff is also expected to be more durable with a metal foil display and the thinnest device with 0.26 inches of thickness. With 174 pixels per inch (ppi), it will provide the highest reading quality amongst all the e-readers.

No details have been provided yet about the price of the device or the downloadable content. The device would most probably be revealed at the CES show in Vegas later this week. A 360 view of the Skiff is available here.

Palm Pre to get WebOS 1.3.5 today!

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Palm Pre users are in for a surprise – Sprint, the only company that has it on sale in the US, stated in it’s website that WebOS 1.3.5, build 194, will be available over-the-air from December 28, 2009. Sprint has said that the new update will have the following features:

  • Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage areas.
  • QCELP capability fix to allow play and audio of video sent via MMS.
  • Launch Google Maps or Sprint Nav when tapping an address from contacts.
  • Minimized package of MR size through binary difference. Customers can now download over 2G connections if necessary.

The last statement basically removes the app storage limit, which earlier prevented users to install more than a couple dozen apps on the device.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available On Sprint

Recently, RIM launched BlackBerry Curve 8530 on wireless carrier Sprint. This handset comes with full QWERTY keyboard and a 2 mega-pixel camera. This device is available for purchase at a price tag of $50 upon signing of a two-year contract agreement.

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This device runs on BlackBerry OS 5.0 and comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 256 MB RAM memory, dedicated multimedia keys, 2 mega-pixel camera, upto 32 GB external storage capacity, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on. It comes with support for social networking site such as Facebook, MySpace and Flicker.

This handset also includes BlackBerry Push Technology, which offers support for up to 10 business and personal email accounts. You can even view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files in this device.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Specs

  • Voice-Activated Dialing allows you to look up contacts, place phone calls and access key information from the device
  • Speakerphone for easy hands-free operation
  • Basic productivity tools to view and update the calendar, schedule appointments, check the task list and more while on the go
  • Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
  • Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
  • Sprint Music StoreSM allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone
  • Sprint NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
  • Media player with BlackBerry Media Sync, Roxio Media Manager, so users can play downloaded music, video and audio files

Are you planning to buy this device? Please let us know your views regarding this handset in the comments.

Sprint HTC Hero and Samsung Moment to Get Android 2.1 Update

Sprint has just clarified that the Android phones, HTC Hero and Samsung Moment will be receiving an Android 2.1 update and not the Android 2.0 as originally planned. A recent tweet from the official Sprint account made the announcement a few hours ago.

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This new developments definitely makes sense as Android 2.1 has lots of new features which would make the experience better on the phone. However, the updates will be rolled out in the first half of 2010, so this could mean it could be as early as January 2010 or as late as June 2010.

If you cannot wait that long, you can download Android 2.1 for HTC Hero right now. You might as well see some leaked pictures of HTC Hero running Android 2.1.

Sprint to launch Instinct HD

Sprint, a wireless and wireline telecom service provider   is geared up to launch Samsung Instinct HD on its network.

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Samsung Instinct HD is the   successor   of Samsung Instinct.   Instinct HD comes with a 5 Mega pixel camera, camcorder and much more. Its   TV-out HD connection will allow users to play videos/photos on an HD capable auxiliary device.

This   phone also comes with full Opera Mobile 9.7 browser for enhanced browsing experience and along with this, users can avail high-speed connectivity of Sprint’s 3G network (EVDO Rev.A).

Other features include a WiFi connectivity, light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor with haptic feedback.

Samsung Instinct HD will be available from 11 October 2009 in all the   Sprint company-owned retailers for USD 249.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a USD 100 mail-in rebate. You can pre-order it from the coming Sunday from Samsung Instinct HD at Best Buy Mobile.

(via press release)

Samsung InstinctQ Pictures Leaked

Pictures of Samsung InstinctQ, first spotted at Wi-Fi certification, were leaked by Phandroid. The device as speculated is bound by Sprint network and rumored to be released by October 11th.

The Qin Samsung InstinctQ stands for QWERTY. The keys on the QWERTY keypad seems to be placed distinctively for better typing experience. Besides from the QWERTY keypad, it sports Home, Menu, Back, Call, End and  Dpad.

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The device looks quite promising and would love to lay my hands on it. Watch this space for Phone specifications.

[via Phandroid]

Palm Pre takes on the iPhone in new ad

Sometime back in past, I remember, Blackberry released an ad attacking on Apple iPhone. The ad went like this a black-berry(fruit) dashes into an eaten apple and the apple falls.’ Apple replied to that ad a black-berry(fruit again) dashes into Apple and it burts’. I couldn’t make a connect to the ads and now its too blur in my mind to know it.

So now this time around when i am blogging about this so that the memory doesn’t go blurr again, its Palm Pre trying to hit on iPhone.  The Sprint guys who are very smart in calculations calculated its the time first generation iPhone contracts are coming to an end. So now they want users to change their contracts and shift to sprint Palm Pre.

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Alright. I am really impressed by Palm Pre. But does it have potential to beat iPhone in terms of applications? Okay you can run multiple applications but what’s the use when you don’t have applications to run?

Are they making fun of them?

Palm Pre To Hit Markets On June 6

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Palm Pre is ready to debut on June 6 under its initial exclusive carrier: the Sprint CDMA network in the United States. Palm Pre comes with mind blowing hardware and its new Operating system called Palm webOS.

Hardware:

Palm comes with 3.1-inch touchscreen, just like the Iphone. The sliding QWERT keyboard is slightly curvy and the Phone goes slightly smaller than Iphone when the keyboard closed. It comes with a nice 3.1 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash. Palm is the the first mobile phone to use Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor.

The Pre will be available in two versions:

  • EV-DO Rev. A and 802.11b/g, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP
  • 3G GSM in place of EV-DO

The big turn off for me is, it doesn’t come with a microSD slot. That means memory is not expandable and will have to stick to the 8GB provided. On the sides, it has 3.5mm headphone jack along with volume up/down buttons and large speaker on the back side.   It comes with MicroUSB port which will let you charge phone/transfer files from your workplace.

Software:

Palm_webOS_Launcher Palm is implementing in its webOS, the           operating system it’s developed based on Linux.

webOS is designed for use with a touch screen-based graphical user interface. It includes a suite of applications for personal information management and makes use of a number of web technologies such as HTML 5, JavaScript, and CSS.

The OS supports multitasking and users will be able to perform more than one tasks at a time.

The Palm Pre will be available across the US on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.