There is absolutely no hiding the fact that Samsung is making the Galaxy S II its number one priority right now, however, you just can’t help it to step back for a moment and see how the original model paved the way for it. Sure it’s over a year old and its specs are regarded to be as mid-range by now, but nevertheless, there are always different ways to bring the spotlight back to it.
Interestingly enough, it appears that the original model is getting a slight refresh in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus – and boy does that plus mean more! Specifically, it retains the shell and design of the original, but underneath it all, it’s packing some beefier specs to perk up the interest of some people. From the looks of it, the Galaxy S Plus features a faster 1.4GHz single-core processor, larger 1,650 mAh battery, and it runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread right from the start.
Obviously, recent buyers of the original model (and its variants) might be crying right now knowing that this one is coming to market. As it stands for right now, Vodafone is going to be the exclusive carrier for the handset, but it’ll be interesting to see how Samsung plays out its cards in bringing this device to other markets. In fact, Vodafone is selling the handset for free on plans that start at £30 per month.
Although it might not compete with the likes of some dual-core packing smartphones out there, it will easily nestle into the mid-range market for those who don’t want something too high-end. Any takers?
Phone manufacturers finally seem to be opening up to more aggressive colors outside of the norm, as Vodafone UK will be the exclusive carrier for the red Sony Ericsson Xxperia Neo smartphone.
Sony Ericsson is not the first company to welcome additional colors to their lineup, as HTC just recently released a red version of their HTC Inspire
4G. The Xperia Neo comes preloaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It features a 3.7-inch capacitive display and a 1GHz processor under the hood.
It actually looks quite nice as the whole phone has been given the red paint job where as other phones with bold colors usually stick them on the back. The Xperia Neo is available now and it will not burn a hole in your pocket. Tell us what you think of the red look in the comments below.
Even though it’s still getting its fair share of the latest version of Android, owners of Vodafone’s Google Nexus One have been waiting patiently for the software update for Gingerbread to arrive – while others have been reaping its benefits for a while now.
Well, good news for them because they’re finally seeing that highly anticipated Gingerbread update being pushed out via an over-the-air process. Of course, owners should start receiving that timely notification to bring the handset up to Android 2.3.4, but if not, they can always check for it manually under the Android settings menu. Naturally, these Vodafone Nexus One owners can now experience all of the goodies that come along with Gingerbread – like its updated interface, keyboard, SIP calling, and much more.
Again, it goes to show that there is still some love being given to the aging handset, but as we’ve learned throughout its life, you can’t keep a good handset out of the loop.
This beauty of a smartphone will no doubt attract customers from all walks of life, especially when it’s priced at free on monthly plans that start at £35, which provides you with 900 anytime minutes, unlimited texts, and 750MB of data. Naturally, the high-end specs in tow undoubtedly complements its overall stature, but we all know that the most up-to-date version of the Sense UI will likely be one of its highlights as well.
Although it’s unlikely to forget about a device of this caliber, the HTC Sensation features a 4.3” touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
With that in mind, what’s stopping you from picking one up at this point?
Not everyone necessarily requires the plethora of features offered by some of today’s modern high-end smartphones, but for those who prefer something much simpler, then the Vodafone Smart might be something right up your alley.
Essentially a rebranded Huawei U8160 for Vodafone, this budget-friendly Android 2.2 Froyo powered smartphone should suffice most people who want to get their feet wet with the open platform.
Some of its features include a 2.8” QVGA touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, aGPS, and an accelerometer. Available in either black and white, the handset also offers additional personalization since “customers will be able to personalize their phone, creating their own one-off covers on the web.”
Luckily, the handset is priced at €90 ($128) as a pay-as-you-go model through some of Vodafone’s markets – such as Germany, Italy, UK, and others.
We bet the mobile lovers in the UK are a happy bunch, as it’s strongly rumored that no less than four UK carriers will offer the newly-announced HTC Sensation.
It’s reported that Vodafone will enjoy a month-long exclusive period from May to June, as the lads at Pocket-lint were informed that Orange and the British T-Mo will join Voda in offering this quite sensational handset from June onwards. Even better, Three’s subscribers don’t have to feel left out from the party, as it’s officially announced that the carrier is to offer the HTC Sensation in the summer months, though an exact date is not available at the moment.
Yesterday was an exciting day for pretty much everyone who has a soft spot for monstrous phones and beautiful UIs, so if you want to relive the memories from this event, you may want to go this way for the announcement of the handset and also check our HTC Sensation Hands-on.
As of now, T-Mobile is set to be the only US carrier to offer this handset, which will be renamed theHTC Sensation 4G in the States. It’s confirmed this phone will hit the shelves in the US during the summer.
With identical specs as the Motorola DROID Pro, but the European 3G frequencies front and center, the Motorola PRO is coming to Europe at a yet-undisclosed time and price.
The business-oriented handset sports a 3.1″ display with 320×480 pixels, 1GHz TI OMAP3 chipset, 512MB RAM/2GB ROM, and a 5MP camera with dual LED flash. The main added value here is, of course, the physical portrait QWERTY keyboard beneath the screen for the suit types.
The enterprise orientation of the Motorola PRO is further affirmed by the AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support, as well as device and SD card encryption.
The Motorola PRO will be hitting Europe with Android 2.2 Froyo, and there will be a desktop dock, sold separately, to charge it, use as an alarm clock or have a local weather reading on display, as well as play music or use it as a picture frame when docked.
Vodafone customers are eagerly waiting to finally fetch themselves the Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered Google Nexus S – and they’re only getting closer to that reality.
Today, the carrier announced that they’ll be offering the profound handsets on contract in 24 countries – though, they didn’t quite let out any information regarding its pricing. However, it is known that customers will be able to choose from either the original all black version or the new white one. In any event, Vodafone is actually the first carrier to carry the handset and offer subsidized pricing on it.
Right now, their register page for the handset is live which will allow potential buyers the opportunity to receive the latest news surrounding the handset.
If you’ve been itching to experience all the new features surrounding Android 2.3 Gingerbread, then you’re more than likely expected to pick up the Google Nexus S. However, it’s not as easy as one would imagine since it’s nearly impossible finding one outside of the US.
Not only is Vodafone going to be offering the highly prized smartphone shortly, but it appears that a handful of carriers around the world will be selling the device in the coming weeks. From the looks of it all, Vodafone & Phone House in Germany, Vodafone Australia, Swisscom from CHF49 in Switzerland, A1 in Austria, Vodafone Czech Republic, and SFR France are all in line to receive the handset. So if you happen to live in any of those regions, just make sure to follow those carriers closely to know when the highly anticipated Android 2.3 smartphone will be released.
With its imminent launch in a variety of markets, it’ll undoubtedly be placed in the spotlight once again now that we’re heading straight into MWC.
It sure had its time, but when there are so many new handsets bracing for their eventual release, the HTC Desire is swiftly beginning to show its age. However, we’ve already been greeted with a leaked rendered shot of what’s believed to be nothing more than its successor – the HTC Desire 2.
Now, an actual photo of the Android powered handset was snapped recently and quickly resembles the one found with the rendered shot. Meanwhile, we’re beginning to hear the subtle rumblings about its high flying specs – which include things like a Super AMOLED display and running Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread. And as you can visually see from the photo, we’re greeted to a front facing camera and capacitive buttons; as opposed to the physical ones with the original.
Furthermore, the handset has already made its way apparently into the inventory system over at Vodafone Germany – which could indicate a potential release in the not too distant future. With MWC right around the corner, it’d be the perfect opportunity to see this one make its presence known.