References to seven unannounced HTC devices - including at least one, the HTC Legend, first spotted on the leaked 2010 HTC roadmap from late December 2009 - have been spotted in HTC user agent profiles, complete with keyboard and display details. CellPassion caught mention of the seven devices while digging through one of HTC's sites; in addition to the Legend, which is expected to replace the HTC Hero, there's also a version of the HTC Tattoo with a QWERTY keyboard.
Mention of an HTC smartphone for Sprint, the HTC A9292, that apparently packs WiMAX had us scratching our heads earlier in the month, but according to Engadget it does have potential. Their "trusted source" has been spilling some details about the handset - apparently codenamed Supersonic - which will supposedly run Android 2.1 with HTC Sense and have a 4.3-inch display in a "svelte shell".
You'd think CES 2010 would sate even the most gluttonous of gadget-hounds, but apparently there's still room for a leak or two. Sprint's 2010 device line-up has apparently been leaked, with phoneArena's tipster providing them with details of handsets ranging from an HTC WiMAX candybar (codenamed A9292) through the Palm C40 (a different device from the existing Pre and Pixi) and the BlackBerry Tour 2 9650 (the sequel to the current Tour).
Sprint have announced their latest 4G WiMAX modem, the Sierra Wireless Overdrive, and it's basically a MiFi on steroids. Like the MiFi, the Overdrive can connect to up to five WiFi clients simultaneously; unlike it, though, it's sharing out a high-speed WiMAX connection that's theoretically 10 times faster than regular 3G speeds.
Lenovo's CES 2010 range has been revealed, and heading the attack is the new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. A new series of 13, 14 and 15 inch machines, the Edge line-up is targeted at home buyers together with small and medium business users. First up will be the 13.3-inch Edge using AMD's Turion and Athlon Neo dual core processors, but Intel CULV Core 2 Duo and regular Core 2 Duo CPUs will also be on offer across the range. There's also optional Bluetooth, WiMAX and 3G to go along with the standard WiFi.
MSI have announced two new models in the X-Slim range of waifish ultraportables. The MSI X-Slim X350 and X-Slim X600 Pro pack 13.4-inch and 15.6-inch LCD LED-backlit displays respectively, along with Intel Core 2 Duo processors and HDMI outputs. The X600 Pro also squeezes in ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 graphics (the X350 makes do with Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics) and gets optional WiMAX and twice the RAM: up to 4GB compared to the smaller model's 2GB maximum.
Further details of ASUS' upcoming ebook reader have emerged, after executives from the company apparently confirmed that WiFi, 3G and WiMAX versions will be announced before the year is out. The ebook readers will apparently begin reaching carrier partners in the US and Europe come March 2010, with the executives claiming that prices will be "competitive" with what's on offer from Amazon and Sony.
Navigation firm Mio is planning to use Android for certain models in their next-gen PND line-up. The Mio MiBuddy range will offer both Android models - complete with GPS navigation, media playback and internet access - and versions using the existing Windows CE-based OS of Mio's current PND range. While specific hardware details and model numbers are yet to be confirmed, Mio has revealed that the Android models will have WiFi and Bluetooth; future versions may add WiMAX.
It packs all the grace of an FM radio, but the NEC Aterm WM3300R distinguishes itself not by aesthetics but by packing a WiMAX radio and WiFi router into a palm-sized device. Basically a MiFi but for WiMAX rather than 3G connections, the WM3300R offers up to 40Mbps downlinks and up to 10Mbps uplinks, together with a removable 1,880mAh Li-Ion battery.
The whole Clearwire/Clear/WiMAX/Sprint/XOHM branding situation was never all that straightforward to begin with; let's face it, consumers want to know exactly what they should be asking for when they go into the store. Now Clearwire are seemingly intending to make things easier - or upset the whole situation once more, perhaps - with a fresh new relaunch as CLEAR. The new name apparently signifies the switch from "pre-WiMAX service" to true 4G WiMAX, and brings with it a fresh boost of speed.
Motorola has announced two new WiMAX products, a desktop base-station which shares WiMAX over WiFi and supports VoIP - the Motorola CPEi 725 - and a USB dongle, the USBw 200. The two products - which will go on sale via WiMAX carriers, rather than directly to consumers - enable both deskbound and mobile workers to take advantage of the next-gen high speed networks slowly spreading across the US.
The CPEi 725 is perhaps the most interesting of the two new products, and has twin WiMAX antennas to support the 2.5GHz band. As well as WiFi it has an analog voice adapter port for plugging in a handset and using the WiMAX connection for VoIP calls. As for the WiFi side of the equation, there are MIMO antennas for improved coverage.
Alternatively, the Motorola USBw 200 is a USB dongle intended for a single user. It will be available in 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz versions, and has a "power boost" system for better connectivity with reduced draw; in fact, it requires just 1.5W, which means the notebook you're using it with should last even longer.