Windows Phone 7 must be close, because the leaks keep on coming. Another Samsung smartphone has poked its head into the wild, believed to be the Samsung Cetus i917 headed to AT&T's clammy clutches. Packing the usual WP7 hardware into a glossy black casing that's a little more discrete than HTC's two-tone Schubert/Mozart, we're guessing that means the previously spotted prototype was indeed just a model used for internal testing.
Samsung's first Windows Phone 7 device just broke cover, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. And, just as we had imagined it would be, it's a device that can definitely work well to steal some of our attention, even for just a bit. Also not surprising, is the fact that it's going to be on par with their already released, well-received Galaxy S devices. So if you would, please welcome the Samsung Cetus into existence.
Salt-cellars at the ready, but online phone comparison site Omio reckons they've got the scoop on some key UK handsets set to debut in the second half of 2010. Billed as freshly leaked from an unspecified UK retailer, the roadmap contains such gems as the HTC Vision and hitherto-unheard-of HTC Ace arriving alongside the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 in October, while November will see HTC's first Windows Phone 7 device together with the QWERTY-blessed Nokia E7 and Samsung i8700 Cetus.
The Windows Phone 7 devices just keep on coming today. No word on what the deal is, but we're certainly not complaining. After all, with the unveiling of the Samsung Cetus, we feel like we can safely say that these devices don't look half bad. Of course, that's from a purely physical outlook, as we've not had any hands-on time with the devices, and that will certainly tell us if these devices are worthy of a second look.
There’s little doubt now that the HTC One line of smartphones will continue after the HTC One (M8). HTC’s micro-blogging personality at Sina Weibo - HTC Life - has released a trip of images that, paired with comments - suggest they’re off to the races again. This next device will be ever-so-slightly more blunt than its predecessor, and won’t be entirely unlike the most recent "Desire."
XML profiles of two rumored Nokia handsets have been spotted online, for the Nokia E7 - tipped to be the N8-style QWERTY phone leaked a few months back - and the Nokia C6-01. Both run Symbian^3 with a 640 x 360 display, WiFi and Bluetooth, with the C6-01 expected to have an 8-megapixel camera.
We already knew that AT&T was going to be the premiere partner for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch later this year, but this is almost getting ridiculous. Coming off a wave of devices last week, now we're getting to see what else HTC is working on. The model number is T8788, and it's a landscape slider that holds a little surprise under that expansive display. There's no word on what the device will be called when it hits the market in the near future, though.
Rumored specifications for the so-called HTC Desire HD, formerly tipped as the HTC Ace, have emerged, with one UK retailer suggesting the handset will arrive in October 2010. According to SuperEtrader, the Desire HD will have a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 8-megapixel camera; in other words, it's a European version (and presumably 3G-only) of the HTC EVO 4G.
It's BlackBerry leak time again, and today it's a trio of new RIM devices that have made their way in video form to Salomondrin. His anonymous tipster has sent hands-on overviews of the BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell, BlackBerry 9800 Slider and the BlackBerry 9300 (which basically adds 3G to the 8520).
Video demos after the cut