We won't lie; the HTC Incredible is one of the devices we're particularly looking forward to this quarter. Packing similar specs to the Google Nexus One, only with a higher resolution, 8-megapixel camera and HTC's Sense UI, Verizon have just confirmed that the Android smartphone go up for preorder on April 29th as the Droid Incredible by HTC.
Samsung seem to be leading the charge when it comes to cellphones with integrated pico-projectors, with yet another new model from the company. The Samsung AMOLED Beam SPH-W9600 has a 3.3-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and a 9 lumen projector module capable of up to 50-inch images.
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The HTC Desire is the company's second-strike in what they hope will be a one-two sucker punch for the Android competition. Following on from the excellent HTC Legend, the Desire borrows plenty from Google's Nexus One but packages it with HTC Sense for arguably better out-of-the-box usability. It makes for a tricky argument, however; HTC manufacture both smartphones, and have been accused by some of purposefully building the Desire to a price by snipping away at the spec sheet. We've got two questions, then: is the HTC Desire any good, and does it hold its own against the Google Nexus One? To find out, check the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Cowon's reputation for strong audio performance and well-constructed PMPs has left us eagerly anticipating the company's new J3 mediaplayer, and while we've still to listen to the end result, from a style point of view the J3 certainly packs a punch. Fresh to Cowon's site, the J3 has a 3.3-inch 16m color AMOLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP support), T-DMB and a TV-out connection, together with a microSD card slot and their own JetEffect 3.0 and BBE+ DSP.
What's that you say, 32GB of Zune HD storage simply insufficient for your A/V needs? Simmer down, Microsoft hear your plaintive, ear-splitting cries and it looks like they're responding in the most obvious way: with a Zune HD 64.
While the HTC Legend was a shiny, unibody wonder, the undoubtable star of Mobile World Congress last month was the HTC Desire. Instantly dubbed "the Nexus One with Sense", the Android 2.1 smartphone has just arrived on the SlashGear doorstep demanding its unboxing video privileges. Who are we to turn down a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 5-megapixel camera? Check out the unboxing, plus a first-look comparison with the Nexus One, after the cut.
When is WVGA not WVGA? When it's the display resolution of the Google Nexus One, apparently. For anyone who has wondered why text and sharp-edged graphics on their Google smartphone look unduly fuzzy, the answer might be in the AMOLED display technology. According to Luke Hutchison (and his trusty magnifier), the PenTile tech used in the panel results in less than the number of true RGB pixels you'd expect from what's billed as an 480 x 800 display. Instead, he thinks Nexus One owners are getting more like 392 x 653.
Samsung have announced their latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, and it's running Android 2.1. The Galaxy S GT-I9000 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display running at WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, together with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, 1GHz processor and the company's own custom UI and "social hub" for integrating social networking functionality.
Inbric's M1 MID certainly got the geeks talking when it was announced late last year, but after a successful CES showing the Android-based device has seemingly gone into stealth mode. NetbookNews decided to storm the Inbrics HQ in Seoul to find out where the project is up to, and it turns out the M1 has had one or two updates since we saw it last. Chief among those is a processor boost, with the M1 MID now running at 1GHz thanks to a Samsung C110 CPU of the same family that you'd find in the iPhone.