Our palls at the FCC have leaked a few more details on the coming Android smartphone called the Acer Liquid Metal S120. The smartphone has been rumored for a while so we already know a few details of the thing like it will have a 3.6-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution and an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.
An upcoming LG Android smartphone has been spotted, and it seems it will be in rare company: according to the logos, the big-screen handset will support LTE on Verizon's upcoming 4G network. The unnamed device is, according to Engadget's tipster, a future high end Android phone for Verizon" and will support HD video capture and, judging by what looks to be a front-facing camera, video calls.
We have been seeing the slick and seriously photography oriented Altek Leo 3.5G Android smartphone turn up for a while now with bits of information. The official PR has now been offered up that provides a ship date for the smartphone.
T-Mobile USA and Motorola have announced the Motorola DEFY, exclusive to the carrier and - bizarrely - making its public debut on the Oprah Winfrey Show today. Packing a 3.7-inch WVGA scratch-resistent touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and waterproof/dustproof casing, the DEFY was first spotted in the UK at the start of the month.
Dell's first Android smartphone to reach the US, the Dell Aero, has just hit the virtual shelves. Priced at $99.99 with a new, two-year AT&T agreement, the Dell Aero has a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, triband UMTS/HSPA, WiFi and Bluetooth, and is based on a 624MHz Marvell CPU.
Garmin-Asus have announced their latest smartphone, the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A10, a new Android-based handset which is apparently optimized for pedestrian navigation. The A10 has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen supporting multitouch, 5-megapixel camera, GPS and comes preloaded with mapping data and - optionally - cityXplorer guides to public transit systems.
While the marketing for the A10 is being targeted at those traveling on foot, automobile users aren't left behind either. In the box there's a powered audio mount for the A10, with a loudspeaker for more audible voice navigation prompts. Meanwhile there's also the usual bevy of Android apps together with Microsoft Exchange support and access to the Android Market.
Sprint is continuing to push ahead with their Android-powered handset revolution. This time around, they've got their hands on the world's first Android-powered Push-to-Talk handset. It's going to be utilizing Sprint's Nextel Direct Connect network, so if you're a fan of that kind of thing, this device should be right up your alley. Other than that, the features are just about as standard as they get.
It's got the 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen display; the 5MP camera with flash; MicroSD card slot; WiFi; and EVDO Rev.A. It's also got Bluetooth for all your handset-free talking, and Motorola has taken it upon themselves to pre-load the Opera Mobile Mini web browser, and the Swype keyboard. It's got some means to protect itself from dust, drops, rain, and vibration, all up to par with military specifications. Continue Reading
Cryptographically secure phones aren't new, but their usefulness up until now has been tempered by their generally high pricing and the lack of actual users with the handsets. The Guardian Project plans to change all that, and they're intending to use Android to do it. A Guardian Android device - which could be any Android-compatible handset, merely updated with a new firmware release - would add an anonymous browser, encrypted email, secure voice calls and secure data sync, among other things.
AT&T's first Motorola Android smartphone has been confirmed, and it's the handset we've previously known as the MB300 Backflip. The handset runs the MOTOBLUR social networking interface, and has a distinctive hinge together with a backward-facing QWERTY keyboard.
AT&T have just confirmed that they'll be launching a five-strong Android handset range in the first half of 2010, and Dell have announced that their contribution will the the Dell Mini 3. Exclusive on AT&T in the US, the Dell Mini 3 is a reworked version of the existing Mini 3i which went on sale in China in late 2009.