LG issued an announcement yesterday that it was working with Ennio Morricone on a collaboration that would produce ringtones for LG devices. Morricone is a composer that has created music for a number of movies and TV shows. During the announcement about the ringtones, LG let slip a bit of info on the Optimus 2X Android smartphone that we didn’t know.
Broadcom has unveiled a new platform aimed at Android smartphones for the mass-market. The new platform is called the BCM2157 and it was revealed this week. The platform supports Android 2.2 and has high-end smartphone features for more affordable Android smartphones including things like hot-spot mobile function, multitouch screens and a lot more.
Acer's smartphone may be the smallest Android device the company has announced today, but it also has a pretty huge display for a cellphone. The unnamed handset has a 4.8-inch 1024 x 480 touchscreen, which Acer reckons makes it "100-percent smartphone, 100-percent tablet"; poor math aside, there's a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and a 2-megapixel camera up front for video calls.
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