Apple iPhone getting geared to hit T-Mobile USA too

What do we have here? A white prototype iPhone 4 running on the T-Mobile USA 3G network has been spotted. It looks like the magenta-loving carrier will be getting the Apple iPhone too, just like like Verizon did a few months ago.

Now, the phone hasn’t entered mass production or anything - it’s just a prototype, but this means that we could actually see the next generation iPhone run on T-Mobile USA network as well.

For the uninitiated, T-Mobile uses the rare AWS 3G band (1700Mhz). None of the iPhones released so far has supported that band so what we are seeing here is obviously a new device.

The prototype iPhone 4 is running a test version of the iOS. It includes internal Apple apps such as Apple’s employee directory and Radar app, so it's almost certain that it's the real deal. To further prove this, the device has a new model number - N94. The Verizon version is N92 and the GSM model is N90.

Despite the ongoing AT&T and T-Mobile USA merger that’s pending approval of the US authorities, a T-Mobile version of the iPhone 5 looks pretty certain.

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Optimus 3D, XPERIA Neo, Galaxy S II and more to hit T-Mobile UK

Seven new Android smartphones are now humbly waiting on the T-Mobile UK coming soon page for their release dates to arrive. The LG Optimus Black, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus 3D, HTC ChaCha, Motorola ATRIX and HTC Sensation are all due to hit the UK in the upcoming months.

The super sexy dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II is due to launch in June, but if you don't think its worth the wait, you can the get the LG Optimus Black as soon as next month. Also for June are planned the LG Optimus 3D, Facebook-oriented HTC ChaCha, and the Motorola ATRIX.

Understandably, pricing and plan details are not yet available, but be sure we'll update you as soon as those hit T-Mobile UK's site.

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Nokia W7 and W8 will lead the Windows Phone 7 march

Mobile Review's one-man Nokia rumor mill Eldar Murtazin has pushed out some details regarding the first fruits from the 'Microkia' (Microsoft/Nokia) team up, in the form of two new devices bearing the names W7 and W8.

Not only are they not exactly the most original names but the devices in question will apparently resemble the Nokia X7 and the N8 respectively.

Nokia apparently already has one working Windows Phone prototype in their possession, the W7. This X7 lookalike differs from it's Symbian sibling by its WVGA display, 8MP camera with autofocus and a Qualcomm QSD8250 Chipset. This (or something very similar to this) is most likely going to be the company's first WP7 device. Nokia targets availability by Q4 of this year, but there's a good chance that it might take until Q1 of 2012 to see it in action. In its current state the W7 is quite reminiscent of the HTC Mozart in terms of functionality, at least.

The followup to the W7 is naturally, the W8 and there is far greater speculation as this device won't be making an appearance until Q2 2012. However plans to make this a flagship imaging handset mean it has to have a strong skill set to stand out from the crowd. Using the N8 as the basis this one is said to pack a 12MP camera, a Qualcomm dual-core CPU and an Adreno 320 GPU. Specs are most likely going to change before the official release, but this one certainly looks promising.

In total Nokia plan to push 12 new devices out across 2012 (whether this includes the W7 is unclear) with mentions of the third and fourth WP7 handsets in the lineup consisting of a QWERTY candybar with a touchscreen, akin to the E71 or E6, and a 'cheap' touchscreen device probably mimicking the abilities of the W7 but featuring lesser build quality, and weaker imaging capabilities.

It seems they could try to make a bigger impression with some completely fresh designs to really shout about the birth of the WP7 Nokia but what we actually receive could still impress. Perhaps the concept they mocked up for MWC 2011, (a concept that so well embodied both Nokia and WP7) will make a reappearance as something more tangible soon.

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Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X: Head to head

Ah, the power of dual-core processors – it lets you do cool stuff like buttery-smooth multitasking, exciting 3D portable gaming or Full HD videos. The latest Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II packs the new Exynos chipset, which pairs a couple of Cortex-A9 cores with a Mali-400MP GPU. Sounds like a potent mix – at least on paper, so we’re eager to pit it against one of the first phones to offer Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform - the LG Optimus 2X.

What we have in our hands is a pre-release test unit of the Galaxy S II, successor to one of the best selling Android phones. Ours runs its two CPU cores at 1GHz but Samsung announced that the speed will be bumped up to 1.2GHz.

Once that’s done, the I9100 Galaxy S II would be the most powerful droid – until the competition catches up, which won’t take long judging by our rumor mill. Anyway, we’re going to use the chance to put Samsung’s Exynos chipset head to head with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2. We’ll be using the LG Optimus 2X for the benchmarks, which runs at the same clock speed as our Galaxy S II – 1GHz.

We’re already working on our Galaxy S II preview but until that’s done, we just couldn’t resist testing some of the most interesting new features of Samsung’s latest flagship. Here’s what this comparison will be about.
First off, this is our first encounter with the Super AMOLED Plus technology, which improves on an already excellent screen. We’ll run the new display through several tests to determine how it stacks up against the old one and other leading displays on the market.

Next, we’ll get to the camera department – the Galaxy S II comes with an 8MP still shooter that can capture 1080p FullHD videos. That’s our second encounter with such a beast and we’ll be pitting it against the LG Optimus 2X camera, that’s for sure. A surprising guest star in the camera test is the Sony Ericsson Arc, which we recently reviewed as well.

After that comes the test of what makes the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II tick – the new dual-core Exynos chipset. Just keep in mind the Galaxy S II retail version will have 20% more clock speed for each of the two CPU cores.

Finally, we’ll wrap things up with a real-life performance test – how does the Galaxy S II stack up in real world tasks (we’ll be testing the user interface, web browser and games) against a phone with a Tegra 2 chipset (which is quite popular among new smartphones and even tablets).

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Nokia uncovers the E6 and X7, Symbian Anna update

Say hello to a new business model from Nokia and a new music-minded one too – the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7 just went official. Also, the much awaited Symbian^3 update has arrived and it’s called Anna.

First, let’s talk new models. Both the E6 and the X7 are touch-enabled Symbian^3 handsets, but the X7 is a slate with a 4” touchscreen, while the E6 is a bar with a portrait QWERTY and 2.46” VGA touchscreen. Here's what the Nokia E6 product manager had to say about the new phone.

Nokia E6

The Nokia E6 combines glass and stainless steel in a sleek 115.5 x 59 10.5 mm body and has a taste for BlackBerry blood. It packs quad-band 2G and five-band 3G – a true globe trotter. 3G is enhanced with 10.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA.

Nokia E6 combines touchscreen and portrait QWERTY

The E6 also packs Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 with JoikuSpot Premium preinstalled (app that turns the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot). Nokia have also added enhanced encryption.

The Nokia E6 has an 8MP fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash capable of 720p HD video recording. Unfortunately, the cameras on both phones lack auto focus.

The Nokia E6 has 8GB of memory built into the phone, expandable by microSD cards up to 32GB.

The Nokia E6 also boasts impressive battery live – up to 28 days of standby and nearly 15 hours of talk time (2G numbers).

Nokia X7

The Nokia X7 packs a 4” nHD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass (doesn’t say its ClearBlack though) and has a stainless steel body. It comes with an 8GB microSD card pre-installed and a battery that’s good for up to 50 hours of music or 6 hours of video playback.

Nokia E7 is a big-screened music phone

It’s no slouch when it comes to connectivity though – quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G (including a T-Mobile USA compatible version), Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.

The Nokia X7 packs the same 8MP camera as the E6 - complete with a dual-LED flash and 720p video recording.

The X7 comes with Nokia WH-701 headset in the box – nothing fancy like the X6 had.
Symbian Anna

Both Nokias run the new Symbian Anna – that’s the Symbian^3 update we’ve been waiting for so long. It packs a split-screen keyboard allowing easier text input, an improved browser and enhanced security features too. The redesigned icons are also part of the new UI. Searching has been simplified in Ovi Maps and the app has grown a new public transportation route feature.

The older Symbian^3 models (N8, E7, C7 and C6-01) will be getting getting the Symbian Anna "in the coming months" as an over the air update. For more information on the update, check our extensive blog post.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7 are both expected to launch in Q2. The E6 price is estimated at €345 ($500) and the X7 price at €370 ($550)

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NGP : Sony PlayStation Portable successor - specifications

Sony has unveiled the successor to its popular PlayStation Portable (PSP) console, codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable).

Here are its specifications:

CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)


External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera

Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone

Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

Location: Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches: PS button, Power button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), Shoulder buttons (Right/Left), Right stick, Left stick, START button, SELECT button, Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications: Mobile network connectivity (3G), IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Sony has not announced the price of the device, which is set to make its debut towards the end of 2011.

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Samsung: The Galaxy S II is still set for April launch

Yesterday we got indications that the Samsung Galaxy S II launch will be delayed by as much as a month. But now Samsung stepped up and announced (via Twitter) that the Samsung Galaxy S II flagship will still arrive on time in April to scheduled markets.

Unfortunately, there's no concrete information about which markets will be getting the Galaxy S II first.

The company also said that the device will be "gradually rolled out in each market according to the local launch timetable". It sounds laconic enough. It may mean that the Galaxy S II will hit everywhere, just gradually, not in huge numbers. Or that key European markets will be getting it first. We can only guess.

We're yet to see what's what with the Galaxy S II. As you know it already came in for a preview and we're currently working with it.

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Top 5 Best Android Phones at CES 2011

Top 5 Best Android Phones at CES 2011
CES 2011 was a great success. It was like having a massive geek-gasm, seeing all those awesome smartphones and tablets in one place. If there were two words that one got to hear a lot at CES, they were Android and Tablet.

There were a lot of new tablet announcements, most of them powered by Android. Besides these, there were also many good Android smartphones unveiled at CES by the likes of HTC, Samsung etc. In this article, I will take you through the list of the top 5 best Android smartphones showcased at CES 2011.

LG Optimus 2X
If there is one device which was highly anticipated, with fans dying to finally see it at CES 2011, it was the LG Optimus 2X. It is the first dual core smartphone which comes with a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor.

It has 512 MB RAM and comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo and will launch soon. It has a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display and can record 1080p video as well. It has all the basics in place - GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.

Motorola Atrix 4G
The Motorola Atrix 4G is also a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 toting Android smartphone which runs Android 2.2 Froyo with an Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade in the pipeline. It comes with a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1 GB RAM. It has a 4.0 inch display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It has a 5 MP camera and can record 720p videos at 30 FPS.

It comes with 16 GB internal memory and offers 3G HSDPA connectivity with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS etc. It comes with the Webtop dock, which you can use to convert it into a netbook.

Motorola Droid Bionic
The Droid Bionic was one of the most impressive phones at CES 2011. It comes with a 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and can record 720p videos at 30 FPS.

It is powered by a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 512 MB RAM. It will come with Android 2.2 Froyo but will receive some Gingerbread goodness soon. It comes with both 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.

Samsung Infuse 4G
Ever since the Galaxy S launched, Samsung has become the leader in Android smartphones. The Galaxy S is easily the most popular Android phone yet. At CES 2011, Samsung showcased the Samsung Infuse 4G, which takes it a step further.

It is like an improved, upgraded version of the Galaxy S. It has a huge 4.5 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display with a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. It has 1 GB RAM and comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of Android. It also has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and sports GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
The Xperia Arc was one of the most stylish phones on show at CES 2011. It has a very sleek design and comes packed with power. It has a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. It comes with 16 GB internal storage and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

It has a 4.2 inch LED backlit capacitive display and comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. It can record 720p HD video and includes GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.

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RIM Blackberry Bold Touch Montana Smartphone

Blackberry announced to release a new smartphone namely Blackberry Bold Touch Montana. Blackberry Bold Touch Dakota/Montana has a 2.8 inch touch screen with of 640×480 pixels resolution. It also looks has a compass and motion sensor. While from the previous leaks have known that the Bold Touch will use Snapdragon processor (possibly 1.2 GHz), 512MB RAM, 5MP camera with 720p video recording capabilities. This device has a 6.5GB of storage space remaining.

The Blackberry Bold Touch Montana runs Blackberry 6.1 operating system, wide QWERTY keyboard, Optical Track pad, 5 mega pixels camera with LED and digital zoom and Geo-tagging, 7209 HD video recording, Magnetometer sensor, Accelerometer sensor and Proximity sensor.

The Blackberry Bold Touch Montana will also include Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and ED, GPS with A-GPS, Blackberry Maps, NFC, 32 GB microSD card slot, Java MIDP 2.1 and HTML browser, microUSB 2.0 port and 3.5 mm audio jack.

The upcoming smartphone operates GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / CDMA 800 / 1900 / HSDPA 900 / 2100 / CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Mhz. The touchscreen device support for various types of connectivity options such as GPRS, EDGE, 3G etc., and Near Filed Communication (NFC).

Blackberry Bold Touch Montana Smartphone Features

2.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
5.0 megapixel camera with LED Flash and Geo-tagging
Touch-sensitive controls, & Optical trackpad
Includes Magnetometer, Accelerometer, & Proximity sensors
Provides camera resolution of 2592 x 1944 Pixels & digital zoom
Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, & WMV video formats
MP3, eAAC+, & WMA audio formats support
Up to 32GB microSD card slot support
Edge, GPRS, 3G, & Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, & ED
Runs on BlackBerry 6.1 OS
GPS with A-GPS support, & BlackBerry Maps
Near Field Communication (NFC) support
Instant Messaging
A Wide Qwert Keypad
Can record 720p video
MIDP 2.1, & HTML browser support
768 MB RAM & 8GB internal storage memory
3.5 mm audio jack
MicroUSB 2.0 port

Blackberry Bold Touch Montana/Dakota will be available in Black color and release in August 2011 but there is no price information yet. We will keep track on the update news.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Price, Specs, Review and Features

The latest information about the latest Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson leaked on the internet. The latest Android smartphone will be listed as the Xperia, and named a Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro. Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro is powered by 1GHz processor and it sports a 4.2 inch touchscreen display with 480×854 pixels screen resolution. The Acro is being touted as a rebranded version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, similar but however not identical. According to Xperia Blog, the Acro will have a an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera. Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro equipped with NFC features, TV tuner, and infrared port.

If look from the picture above, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro comes with two versions : the OS-02C which is the GSM version and may be launched by NTT DoCoMo operators and IS11S which is the CDMA version and will be launched by KDDI operator.

Sony Xperia Acro Features & Specifications:
4.2” inch (480×854 pixels) Capacitive Touch Display
8 Megapixel Camera with Exmor-R Sensor
NFC capability
1GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU
Memory Card up to 32GB
Wireless 802.11n + Bluetooth
A-GPS with Compass and Maps
Sony Ericsson Timescape UI
Fm Radio

Price and Release
Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Price in India is not revealed yet and it is expected to be released in Q3 of 2011.
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