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HTC Mozart (aka Euro HTC Schubert) Windows Phone 7 handset leaks

HTC Mozart (aka Euro HTC Schubert) Windows Phone 7 handset leaks

HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 7 device has had another in-the-wild sighting, this time courtesy of ROM hacker Xmoo, though there's some confusion over what the prototype is actually called.  The Windows Phone 7 device looks just like the HTC Schubert spotted earlier in the week, but is labelled as the HTC Mozart.

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Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate. Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out. After the cut, details of hardware and software changes - including Notion Ink's take on iTunes - plans for Adam's launch and pricing for all four versions, and what's down the line in terms of follow-up hardware.

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Motorola DROID 2 arrives on virtual shelves

Motorola DROID 2 arrives on virtual shelves

No great surprise, given Verizon told us it would be happening yesterday, but Motorola's DROID 2 Android smartphone has gone up for sale on the carrier's site.  Priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the Android 2.2 handset has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, and WiFi.

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Sprint OTA fix for premature EVO 4G Froyo update goes live

Sprint OTA fix for premature EVO 4G Froyo update goes live

Sprint's EVO 4G is getting an official fix for those users who jumped on the prematurely-posted Android 2.2 Froyo update a week ago.  The fix takes the 3.26.561.3 release - which many discovered to be unstable and have battery life problems - to 3.26.561.6, which is said to be more suited to everyday use.

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Motorola DROID gets Android 2.2 Froyo update

Motorola DROID gets Android 2.2 Froyo update

Motorola's MOTOBLUR devices are still generally waiting for an Android upgrade, but in the meantime the original Motorola DROID has seen a second significant version update.  Multiple tips have dropped suggesting that Motorola is pushing out an OTA update to Android 2.2 Froyo, bringing with it speed and stability increases.

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Verizon Motorola DROID 2 gets official: pre-sales from August 11th

Verizon Motorola DROID 2 gets official: pre-sales from August 11th

It's taken a while, but Verizon has finally officially announced the Motorola DROID 2.  Set to go on presale from August 11th, the DROID 2 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.2 and a 3.7-inch display, together with Flash 10.1 support, 3G mobile hotspot functionality and a 5-megapixel camera.

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Competing in a Heated Android Market

Competing in a Heated Android Market

As an analyst, I’m frequently asked for advice on buying different phones. I’m happy to give it, but when I “review” phones I am typically looking at it from more of a strategic angle. In other words, I’m trying to determine “how does this help/hurt the vendor/carrier,” not “is this a good phone, per se.” You’d be surprised at how many terrible phones sell well, and how many fine phones falter. It’s my job to help vendors and carriers navigate these dynamics. With that in mind, here’s my mid-year update on Android and the challenges vendors face when licensing it.

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Verizon roadmap tips Motorola DROID Pro, Samsung & Moto tablets and LTE MiFi

Verizon roadmap tips Motorola DROID Pro, Samsung & Moto tablets and LTE MiFi

Details of Verizon's roadmap covering not only the rest of 2010 but partial details of 2011 and even 2012 have leaked, tipping a 1.3GHz Motorola Android phone, various tablets and LTE handsets and MiFi mobile hotspots.  However, the information - provided to BGR by a source at Verizon Wireless - makes no mention of a CDMA iPhone 4.  Instead, the de-facto flagship is the Motorola DROID Pro, a 4-inch Android smartphone with 1.3GHz processor and global wireless, apparently due to arrive in November this year.

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AT&T Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 arrives August 15th for $130

AT&T Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 arrives August 15th for $130

Sony Style's teaser page has hatched into the launch of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, with the Android smartphone set to hit AT&T's airwaves from Sunday, August 15th.  Priced at $129.99 with a new, two-year AT&T plan, though not currently available to order online, the smartphone runs Android 1.6 with a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an 8.1-megapixel camera with LED flash.

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T-Mobile confirm BlackBerry Curve 3G is on the way

T-Mobile confirm BlackBerry Curve 3G is on the way

T-Mobile USA has confirmed that it will be offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G, the new RIM smartphone officially announced earlier today.  As we've seen with the Rogers version, the Curve 9300 has 3G, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, together with a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 display, QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad and fixed-focus 2-megapixel camera.

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HTC Desire HD and WP7 HTC Schubert caught on video

HTC Desire HD and WP7 HTC Schubert caught on video

Two unannounced HTC smartphones have shown up in the wild, with the HTC Desire HD making its first video appearance while a Windows Phone 7 handset, codenamed the HTC Schubert, has also taken a turn in front of the camera.  The Schubert is believed to be, like the Legend, hewn from a single aluminum block, and is said to be en route as one of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets on the market.

Video demos after the cut

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets official

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets official

Having been spotted up for sale on Rogers' site last week, and in the wild many times before that, it hardly comes as a surprise to see RIM make the BlackBerry Curve 3G official.  The new messaging smartphone has a 2-megapixel camera, dual-band UMTS/HSPA and a 2.8-inch QVGA display.  It's also BlackBerry 6 "ready", which means the Curve 3G 9300 will run BlackBerry 5 at release and will likely see an OS 6 release later in 2010.

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