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Windows XP Phone: Half Tablet, Half Phone

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Here is a first look at the Windows XP Phone’s Touch Screen Interface:

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Gizmodo has posted the configuration:

Configuration
• CPU: AMD Super Mobile CPU
• Memory: 512M/1G
• SSD: 8G/16G/32G/64G
• HDD: 30G/60G/80G/120G
• LCD: 4.8′ TFT Touch-screen LCD 800*480
• Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
• Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA (HSDPA/HSUPA)
• CDMA/CDMA2000 1X/CDMA1X EVDO,TD-SCDMA,TD-HSDPA
• Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g,WiMax(optional),Buletooth,Stand-alone GPS
• Camera Specifications:CMOS, 300k/1.3 Million
• Ports: 1 x earphone jack, 1 x microphone jack,Docking Connector (includes VGA output signal ), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
• Battery: Removable Lithium-ion
• Talk time: about 5 hours,Stand by time: about 5 days
• Real life: about 7 hours(Standard), about 12 hours(Large)
• Talk time: Standby time,Operation time may vary depending different usage.
• Weight: 400g (include battery)

I am all for the half tablet half phone aspect of the XP Phone, but I only hope there is no blue screen death anywhere on this phone.

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HTC Droid Eris Will Be The Cheaper Step-Brother of the Motorola Droid

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Lets face it. The media has been eating up the Motorola Droid.  Although, the next phone in Verizon’s Droid line-up will be the HTC Droid Eris:

This phone looks pretty good, I will say that. One of the few things we know about this phone is that it will be $99, which is $100 less than its older brother, the Motorola Droid.

We do know, however, that the HTC Eris will feature Wi-Fi and 5MP camera, which is comparable to the Droid.  I just hope that the lower price will give this phone a boost because the Motorola Droid looks badass

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Droid, HTC, Verizon

Motorola Droid Demo Video Displays Features, Crappy Acting

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

This deserves a post of its own:

I am really looking forward to it simply because Verizon has been lacking in their phone selection for some time now…and it’s about time they stop sucking a big one.

Here is basically everything the Droid can do:

With DROID by Motorola, you can:

· Zip through the Web: Access the Internet at 3G speeds via the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network or from any Wi-Fi hotspot. The multi-window HTML browser with a massive processor delivers the Web the way you expect.

· See it all in cinema-style: View the Web, e-mail, Google Maps™, videos and more in widescreen on a brilliant 3.7″ high-resolution screen. Boasting a width of 854 pixels to reduce the need for side-to-side panning and more than 400,000 pixels total, DROID has more than twice that of the leading competitor.

· Run multiple applications at once: Customize your DROID with thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets available on Android Market™. Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time to juggle the universe and your apps.

· Perform Google Search™ at the speed of sound: Simply tell DROID what you’re looking for using voice-activated search, and it will serve up Google search results based on your location. If you want more, simply type what you’re looking for into the search bar on the home screen and DROID will also search content on your phone, such as apps and contacts, and the Web.

· Capture moments: Snap digital camera-quality photos with a 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works, such as a dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization, or capture your friend’s antics in 16 million colors with DVD-quality video capture and playback. Store it all on the included 16 GB memory card, so you always have it on hand.

· Multi-task like a master: Keep tabs on all your messages with integrated Gmail™ and Exchange e-mail pushed directly to you, but don’t let them get in your way. With the handy Android notification panel, go straight to the message or simply ignore it, and get back to the task at hand. And, a smart dictionary learns as you type and automatically includes your contacts.

· Get where you need to go with Google Maps Navigation (Beta): DROID is the first device with Google Maps Navigation, providing turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps. It’s powered by Google and connected to the Internet. Use voice shortcuts and simply say “Navigate to [your destination],” and you’ll be on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.

Pre-loaded Applications and Enhancements to Google Mobile Services:

· Google Maps: With layers in Google Maps, view geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia, and transit lines, right on the map.

· Gmail: Multiple accounts support and undo for common operations.

· YouTube™: One-touch recording and playback from homescreen widget or app, one-touch sharing with friends, and the ability to view your own uploaded videos and high-resolution videos.

· Google Talk™: Easily switch between chats, search your chat history, and preview pictures and videos sent by links.

· Android Market: Browse and download applications created by third-party developers.

· Calendar: Ability to see who has R.S.V.P.’d to your meeting invitations.

· Amazon MP3 Store: Download the latest tracks over the air.

· Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail: Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.

Pricing and Availability:

· DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

[Via Verizon]

 

Motorola Droid Makes Its Debut November 6th, $200 Price Tag; UPDATE

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Verizon had their Droid event today- and we now have a release date and price tag.  Coming to Verizon November 6th for $200.

Info, specs, and reviews of this phone had been highly available (leaked) thanks to Verizon’s and Motorola’s highly trained marketing team.  But we do know for sure when it’s coming out and for how much….I think that’s what’s most important.

 

UPDATE: PHOTOS FROM ENDGADGET

I am sorry, but this thing looks badass

LG’s Transparent Display Brings You One Step Closer To Being Tony Stark

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Lets face it.  We all want to be Tony Stark…and after we saw his house in Iron Man….we all wanted his amazing HUD like displays in every piece of glass we’ve ever come in contact with.

Now we’re in luck, thanks to LG:

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This stunning piece of concept glory was featured at FPD 2009 in Japan, but didn’t come with much in the area of details because this is about all we know.  It is 15 inches and in full color.  Other than needing to tape a sheet of paper behind it so you can see whats actually on the screen, this thing makes our dreams of becoming Tony Stark that much closer to being a reality.

[via Endgadget.com]

Categories: Computers, Display, LG, Tony Stark

Verizon HTC Droid Eris…Is Already Obsolete

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

According to BGR, the Droid Eris going to run Android 1.5 on a 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, which means that once Android 2.0 comes out and is running on Moto’s OMAP3, the Eris is going to be instantly worthless.

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I truly hope that Verizon and HTC are handling this situation with great care….as it would be dumb not to.  We will have to see how this all pans out.  I’m looking forward to a great show.

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Droid, Tech, Verizon

Android 2.0 Launched; SDK Support; One More Step Complete In Google’s Plan For World Domination

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Android 2.0 has been launched officially and with some VERY NICE new features.  Heres the release video:

The highlights from the video/release include:

Searchable SMS, Exchange support, more in-depth camera controls, a better keyboard with full multitouch, a revamped browser with a better UI and HTML5 support….New contact setup, Bluetooth with full 2.1 and new profiles and better support for multiple screen sizes, like WVGA (800×480) & FWVGA (854×480)

Being a Verizon customer, I have been excited to hear rumors of the Android 2.0 window of exclusivity that Verizon might have, but I will say that they are doing some exciting things with Android and I know I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Oh, and yes, Google does have plans to take over the world…just you wait.

[via Gizmodo.com]

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Google, Verizon