It looks like the guys over at Phone Arena have just posted their exhaustive reviews of some of the hottest Android smartphones we have ever heard of, the Sense-powered HTC Hero and the not-that-sensitive Samsung Galaxy I7500. As a whole, HTC’s offering seems to be the real deal with an overall rating 9 out of 10. On the other hand, the Galaxy is rated 7.5 out of 10, which is also sure to attract a lot of users. Check the links below for the full reviews!
If you’re up in Canada and want some screaming deals for some hot Android handsets, Rogers has a barn-burner deal going on with their HTC Dream and Magic phones. At this time, Rogers is selling the Dream (T-Mobile G1) and Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G) for only $79.99 CAD. There’s a catch, of course – if you want the $79.99 price, then get ready to marry Rogers for three years. If you don’t have a problem with this kind of commitment, then strike while the iron is hot and get a sweet Android handset for a pauper’s price. We can only hope that this kind of pricing makes it’s way south of the border.
Source: engadget mobile
The rumor mill has been grinding away with more Android news, and the latest is the alleged announcement to come sometime this week that the Texas computer company Dell will release their Android-based handset in China. Dell’s Android phone will have a full touchscreen and should lack a physical keyboard. BGR claims their source has confirmed a device very similar to their rendering (pictured) and it is unknown what kind of special “tweaks” that Dell may bring to the party. We here at Android Arena will certainly report any news as it becomes available – hopefully coverage of the launch and a rundown of specifications. Good luck, Dell!
It doesn’t have a radical design and it appears to sport the typical slider QWERTY keyboard and full touchscreen, but this engineering sketch is a decent rendering of the Motorola Morrison that will soon come our way and join the Android handset ranks. There are several additional sketches displaying many angles of the device, so check them out here. With a possible price-point of less than $100 (on contract), this Android device from Motorola may just be the bee’s knees while dealing with a tight economy. Do you see a Motorola Morrison in your future?
The Android-powered Samsung Galaxy isn’t just dressed in black anymore. The Galaxy has been spotted in white and will be available on O2 Germany first and then to other European carriers. There is no mention of an exact release date nor any dates for availability in North America, but for those in Germany first and Europe later, having the option of a white Samsung Galaxy at least doubles your choices.
Source: engadget mobile
Just after the release of the Android-powered MyTouch 3G phone on T-Mobile, the popular TeleNav has just announced a turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for the MyTouch 3G. The app is a stand-alone GPS system that features 3D maps, display of local points of interest, gas prices, businesses, restaurant reviews, and more. TeleNav also displays traffic information on streets and highways. The app is available now (Aug. 5) through the Android Market with a 30-day free trial, then for $9.99 per month, $99 per year, and $249.99 for four years. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Source: Android Authority
China Mobile and Dopod will soon be serving up some Android deliciousness before the year is out, compliments of HTC and three of their Android handsets: the Click, Magic, and Hero. PC World got their hands on some pricing information and here is the rundown: Click priced around 3,400 yuan ($500), will be available around Q4 of 2009, and include a pair of changeable front covers; the Hero will be available as soon as late August for 5,600 yuan ($820), will support 3G (TD-SCDMA), and also be carried by China Unicom; no info is available yet on Magic pricing and availability. All in all, Android’s future in China is looking up.
We hope that all the buzz around the Moto Shules for Verizon didn’t make you forget about the other Android goodness that Motorola is said to be working on – the Morrison. Now, it turns out that the Morrison has been spotted inside some kind of a T-Mobile Customer Service system. And while this comes with the image below as a proof, there’s also a rumor, going we will be able to check the phone out on October 21. We are sure this was not the launch date you were hoping to hear, but you know what they say – better late than never… and that applies to Android side-sliders too!
Can’t wait to see a new image of the Android-powered Motorola Shules (or Sholes) for Verizon? Well, PhoneArena has given you this opportunity. The image below is the first live photo of the device. Should we repeat the specs we know? A 3. 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 3.5mm jack, 256 MB RAM and lots of little androids. Check it out!
Thanks to motofan.ru, we have some handset renders that imply a Motorola Android-powered phone headed for Verizon. Code-named “Sholes”, the site alleges that it will arrive in the U.S. on Verizon’s network in October and have the following:
It’s also possible that this device will be friendly to both CDMA and EVDO Rev A. From the rendering, this device looks to appeal to both the consumer and the business professional. We hope that the Sholes comes to fruition.
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