T-Mobile may have accidentally leaked two upcoming myTouch smartphones from LG after the carrier uploaded a trio of videos to YouTube that appeared to be tutorials. The videos were quickly set to private, but that's not before a snapshot was taken of one of the videos showing the two phones side-by-side.
It's a tough morning for HP in the aftermath of the webOS and PC business announcements yesterday, with a plummeting share price and long-time foe Michael Dell not missing the opportunity to take potshots at the ailing firm. HP may have beaten expectations for the last financial quarter, with net revenues of $31.2bn, but the market has still reacted negatively; the company's share price is down around 20-percent this morning, to around $23.50 a share, the lowest seen since mid-2005. Meanwhile, the Dell CEO has taken to Google+ to call out his old rivals. "They are calling it a separation" he sniped on Google+, "but it feels like a divorce."
As you may or may not know, every device has at least two names - one that its manufacturer gives it, this name sometimes never seeing the light of day, and a second name which a carrier may give it. In the case of the HTC Ruby, we may never see the device be released with the lovely jewel name attached to it - instead today we've got news that this cool futuristic mother of a smartphone will be dubbed "HTC Amaze 4G" for its release on USA carrier T-Mobile, and may well be released right alongside the Samsung Hercules relatively soonish. Sound like a done deal to you?
The last time we spoke about the possibility of a device by the name of HTC Ruby, it was an image reflected in a tablet screen - very strange! Since then, we've gotten word that HTC will be releasing several new handsets by the end of 2011 and our sister-site Android Community has seen the HTC Ruby photographed by Mr Blurrycam. Now we've got a whole boatload of details and some additional leaked photos that you're gonna love.
While this isn't the first time we've heard of such a device, this is the most detail we've had in photos. What we've got here is a dual-screen slider smartphone device made by LG, utilizing some form of Android, and carried by T-Mobile. This device will most than likely use its lower smaller touchscreen to hold a drawer of apps along with whatever else developers find themselves developing into the platform. According to a leaked T-Mobile roadmap discovered back in May, this device will be released on the pink carrier by September 14th, 2011.
It was let known today that on the date of April 30th, 2011, HTC's Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke resigned from the company for personal reasons. Luke had been with the company since November of 2006 at which time he had just left his position as Creative Director at Microsoft. At that time, HTC was little more than a newly emerging Taiwan-based smartphone vendor - now it's one of the most prominent names in the smartphone business worldwide, tending to both Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform and Google's mobile operating system Android. A statement was sent out in which "personal reasons" have been cited as the cause for Luke's parting ways with the business.
In my possession I have HTC's latest attempt at a slider. This here is the myTouch 4G Slide running over on T-Mobile with those super fast 4G speeds. It takes everything you liked about the myTouch 4G and adds those few features we liked in the 3G slide and poof -- we have the myTouch 4G Slide. This bad boy has a dual-core 1.2 Ghz CPU and a slide out QWERTY keyboard to keep you all busy. I must admit though, the camera is pretty neat too. Head on past the break for more details!
T-Mobile's next big phone is all set to launch this month, and that is the myTouch 4G Slide. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the phone this morning and snapped a few photos for everyone to enjoy. The myTouch 4G Slide will launch on July 27th just as recent leaks suggested. I've messed with the myTouch 4G Slide this morning for a while and so far I can tell you that this phone rocks. For more details on the phone here was the official announcement. I have plenty of pictures below so check em out.
HTC has officially commented on yesterday's news that Apple has added a fresh batch of patent infringement allegations to the ongoing legal action between the two companies, telling SlashGear that it "vehemently denies" all of Apple's claims. "HTC is dismayed" the company's general counsel, Grace Lei says, "that Apple has resorted to competition in the courts rather than the market place." As expected, the second set of claims detail HTC's more recent devices, including the EVO 4G and HTC Flyer tablet.
HTC's next big thing will be rolling out on T-Mobile this July 2011, and now we've got a real solid date on this newest in the relatively long line of well-received devices with the same name. Ever hear of the myTouch 3G? Sounds sort of familiar. Also take a look at this review to see what we think of myTouch as it existed in the past. Now for this newest version, we've got a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, lovely construction all around, and a price sitting right at the usual $199.99 we've come to expect from big pink.