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.
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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.
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 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.
Honestly, you sit around waiting for one Motorola tablet and a few drop into your lap at once. SlashGear reader Dion flagged up three new Motorola devices seemingly headed for the Chinese market, including one which looks to be the touchscreen handset formerly known as the Sholes: the Motorola XT701, the MT710 and finally the XT800. All three run Android and have sizeable 3.7-inch 854 x 480 displays like the Motorola DROID.
Acer's first Android smartphone - and indeed the first Android handset to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor - has begun shipping in the UK. The Acer Liquid A1 is currently in stock at retailers Expansys and Clove, priced at £339.99 ($556) and £328.99 ($538) respectively.