HTC Rhyme Coming To O2 UK On October 17

We  recently posted that, HTC finally announced its much-awaited HTC Rhyme smartphone. This handset will be available soon to the Verizon subscribers in the US. HTC Rhyme runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset is specially targeted at the female smartphone users. We also have a great news for the folks living the UK. Wireless carrier O2 UK recently tweeted from their official Twitter account that, the recently announced HTC Rhyme will be exclusively available for its subscribers beginning next month.

HTC Rhyme

HTC Rhyme features a 3.7 inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HTC Sense UI 3.5, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera for video calling, etc.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Android Market, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, microSD card, 32 GB expandable memory, 8 GB microSD card bundled, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS, up to 620 minutes of talk-time, up to 340 hours of standby time and a 1600 mAh battery.

The HTC Rhyme will be available in 3 vibrant colors – Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum. O2 subscribers will finally get this handset from October 17th in the UK. This handset is expected to be available for free with a 2 year service agreement.

Motorola Defy+ Announced In the UK

Earlier this month, Motorola announced the new Motorola Defy+ smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Motorola Defy smartphone. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and features a 3.7 inch FWVGA display, 1 GHz processor, 5 mgapixel camera, 3G Connectivity and more. The Motorola Defy+ is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. Motorola recently announced this powerful smartphone in the UK.

Motorola DEFY+, our latest life proof smartphone, delivers the endurance and design strength to keep up with even the most demanding lifestyles, along with the social and entertainment capabilities that put friends and fun in easy reach,said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility. We designed Motorola DEFY+ with all the smartphone features you need for a demanding lifestyle.

motorola defy plus

Motorola Defy+ Specifications

  • 3.7 inch FWVGA touchscreen display
  • 480 × 854 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz OMAP processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • MotoBLUR UI
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • LED flash
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 2 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 2 GB MicroSD card bundled
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Up to 7.1 hours of talk time
  • Up to 16 days of standby time
  • 1700 mAh battery

Motorola Defy+ allows you to access more than 250,000 apps from the Android Market. The price of this handset has not been announced yet. Motorola Defy+ will be available for purchase, starting from September in the UK.

Motorola Announces The Android Powered Motorola Fire In The UK

Earlier this month, Motorola unveiled the entry-level Motorola Fire smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display as well as a four-row QWERTY keyboard. Motorola Fire offers up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 30 days of standby time in 3G mode. Motorola recently announced the availability of this smartphone in the UK.

We are excited about extending our growing smartphone range in UK, and Motorola FIRE opens up new possibilities in the smartphone market. The device’s stylish design and its exciting and versatile social media applications will wow younger, tech-loving users in particular,said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility EMEA.

motorola fire

Motorola Fire Specifications:

  • 2.8 QVGA touchscreen display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Moto Switch user interface
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • E-compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Android Market
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • LED notifications
  • Up to 8 hours of talk time
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • 1420 mAh battery

Motorola Fire will be available in 2 colors – Black and White. This handset allows you to access more than 250,000 apps from the Android Market. Motorola Fire will be available for the purchase in the UK, from the end of September. The price of this handset has not been announced yet.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Now Available In The UK For £239.99

Back in May, Sony Ericsson announced the Android powered Xperia Mini Pro smartphone. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Xperia Mini Pro is already available in most of the European and Asian markets, including India. The folks living in the UK have a reason to cheer, since the Xperia Mini pro is finally available for purchase in the US. You can buy this handset on contract or you can even get the unlocked version.

sony ericsson xperia mini pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro features a 3 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, auto focus, Face detection and Face recognition, HD video recording (720p), VGA Front-facing camera, PlayNow service, 3D games, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi Connectivity, FM radio with RDS, A-GPS, DLNA Certified, Micro USB support, USB High speed 2.0 support, Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation, 320 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB microSD card included, Sony Ericsson Music Player, Android Market, up to 29 hrs music plauback, up to 6 hrs video playback, up to 5 hrs 40 min talk-time, up to 331 hrs stand-by time and a 1200 mAh battery.

T-mobile UK, Vodafone and Orange subscribers can get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a monthly plan starting from £20.42, £20.50 and £20.00 respectively. You can also buy this handset without any contract for £239.99. If you are planning to get this handset, then just head over to this page at Sony Ericsson online store.

HP Pre 3 Up For Pre-Order In the UK

Back in February, HP announced the amazing Pre 3 smartphone. This handset runs on the HP webOS 2.2 Operating System and it comes with a 3.6 inch touchscreen display, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, etc. HP Pre 3 is the successor of the HP’s popular Palm Pre 2 smartphone. This handset was expected to release during this month in the UK, but it was delayed due to some unknown reason.

The folks living in the UK, can now go ahead and pre-order the HP Pre 3 smartphone. Mobiles.co.uk, a popular online retailer is currently taking the pre-orders of this powerful smartphone. This device will be exclusively available for the Orange and T-Mobile customers in the UK. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

hp pre 3

HP Pre 3 features a 3.6 inch touchscreen display sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, HP webOS platform, Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, front-facing camera for video calling and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Active noise cancellation, Mobile hotspot, 512MB DRAM, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, A-GPS, Wifi b/g/n, 3G connectivity, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Mobile Hotspot, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta and a 1230 mAh battery.

Orange customers can get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a minimum monthly plan of £30. On the other hand, T-Mobile UK customers can get this handset for free with a 2 year contract and a £25.54 per month plan. To pre-order the HP Pre 3, head over to this page.

White Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To The UK In Mid-August

Samsung Galaxy S II is the company’s most popular Android smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera and so on. Samsung managed to sell 3 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II in just 55 days. This week, Samsung broke another record by selling 5 million units of this handset in less than 3 months. This is definitely a great news, but the folks living in the UK have an another reason to cheer.

white galaxy s 2

Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available only in Black. But, from the next month, a new shiny white version of the handset will be available for purchase in the UK. Thankfully, there are no changes in the specs. It will come with the same 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, 16 G internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air and a 1650 mAh battery.

The White Samsung Galaxy S II is already up for pre-order in the UK. It comes with a price tag of £492.95 (approx. $800). This handset will release on August 15. To pre-order white Galaxy S II, head over to this page at MobileFun. If you had a choice of selecting the black or white version of the Galaxy S II, which one would you choose?

Samsung Galaxy Tab Gets The Android 2.3 Update In The UK

samsung galaxy tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab is the company’s first tablet device. It was launched during the Q4 of 2011. Samsung has already managed to sell more than 2 million units of this device in just 4 months. This tablet originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Samsung has already rolled out the Android 2.3 update in most of the countries, but Galaxy Tab users in the UK were left behind. Now, Samsung Galaxy Tab owners in the UK has finally started receiving the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 4000mAH battery.

Sadly, the Android 2.3 update is not available via. Over-The-Air (OTA). You will need to manually update the device by connecting it to your computer and then using the Samsung Kies desktop software. Samsung has not released an official statement or complete changelog of this update. If you have faced any issues while installing the update, then let us know in the comments below.

Three UK Offers LG Optimus 3D For Free On Contract

LG Optimus 3D is the company’s first 3D smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Optimus 3D runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA display, 1 GHz Dual-Core processor, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera with 3D recording in HD (720p). This handset is currently available for purchase, exclusively for the Three customers in the UK.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Handsets said The 3D trend is red hot at the moment which is why we’re particularly excited about bringing this handset to our customers. Coupled with Three’s award winning network* our customers will experience a quick and reliable experience when enjoying their 3D content.

lg optimus 3d

LG Optimus 3D comes with a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Dual-Core and Dual-Channel TI OMAP4 processor, Android 2.2 OS (upgradeable to Android 2.3), Glasses-free 3D viewing, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, HDMI 1.4, DLNA connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, 4 GB LP DDR2, 8 GB memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

LG has already promised that, the LG Optimus 3D will get the Android 2.3 update soon. You can directly upload your 3D contents from the handset to the YouTube 3D channel. Optimus 3D is also the world’s first smartphone with the unique tri-dualconfiguration dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. This handset is available for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £45 a month plan. You will also get unlimited data, 2000 any network minutes and 5000 texts. to buy this handset, head over to this page.

Nokia X7 Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Back in April, Nokia announced the Symbian powered Nokia X7 smartphone. This handset runs on the Symbian AnnaOperating System. Nokia X7 is an entertainment device, which comes with a 4 inch AMOLED display, 3G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more.

nokia x7

The latest version of Symbian, also called as Symbian Anna, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard. This handset is currently up for pre-order in the UK. You can get this handset on contract or you can even buy the unlocked version. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Nokia E7 comes with a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Symbian (Anna) OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio, 350 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, 256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, up to 450 hours talk-time, up to 6 hrs 30 min stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia X7 comes with a price tag of £399 (approx. $650) for the unlocked version. You can also get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £25 monthly plan. To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia UK.

Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order In UK

Last month, Nokia announced the Symbian powered Nokia E6 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the Nokia’s popular business phone, the Nokia E72. Nokia E6 runs on the Symbian AnnaOperating System. This handset comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 8 GB internal memory and more.

The latest version of Symbian, also called as Symbian Anna, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard. Nokia E6 is specially targeted at business users. This handset is currently up for pre-order in the UK. You can purchase this handset with a 2 year service agreement or you can even opt for the unlocked version of this handset.

nokia e6 uk

Nokia E6 features a 2.4 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Symbian (Anna) OS, 680 MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1024MB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

Nokia E6 will be available for free with a 2 year service agreement. You can even purchase the unlocked version of this handset for £349 (approx. $570). Nokia E6 will be released at the end of Q2 of 2011. To pre-order this smartphone, head over to this page.