LG’s set to announce some new goods today and among those goods is the LG Prada 3.0. The stylish phone not only brings good looks and curvatures, but it also brings a lot of power for which to run Android.
The LG Prada 3.0 features a 4.3 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixel and Gorilla Glass, processing is provided by a dual core 1GHz OMAP 4430 processor and it also features 8GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot.
Other specifications on the LG Prada 3.0 include an 8 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, plus NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ and 802.11n WiFi.
We’ll be on the lookout for its official announcement later on today.
Samsung has recently announced the launch of a very interesting Android phone in China, the SCH-W999. Designed for folks who love things that come in pairs, this phone features dual 3.5″ Super AMOLED (480 x 800) displays, dual SIM slots, dual-mode connectivity (GSM and CDMA2000), and a Qualcomm MSM8660 1.2GHz dual-core processor (okay, the last one isn’t really a pair). What are missing would be dual cameras and perhaps, dual-boot capabilities (now we’re getting ahead of ourselves).
Instead, the SCH-W999 features regular keypad, a five-megapixel rear camera, Android 2.3 with TouchWiz, a HyperSkin back cover (like the Galaxy Nexus), Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, WAPI, and GPS. No word on pricing or if the phone will reach our shores, but a device like this could probably help some folks make the transition from feature to smartphone. But with dual super AMOLED screens and a dual-core processor, don’t expect this phone to come cheap.
Trying to break through Nokia’s Lumia hype, Taiwan’s own Acer has introduced its first handset to run Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), a candybar called Allegro which is set to become available, at least in France, as soon as mid-November.
Acer’s device measures 116 x 59 x 13 mm, it weights 126 grams, and features a 3.6-inch (800 x 480) LCD touchscreen, a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 (single-core) processor, 8GB of built-in storage, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, and a 1,300 mAh battery.
The Allegro will be available in white and dark blue priced at €299.
If you’ve never heard of ITG and their xpPhone before we don’t blame you. The device was launched last year in November and failed to create any waves, but it looks like they have not given up and will be launching the successor to the xpPhone – the rather uninspired xpPhone 2!
In terms of hardware specs, the xpPhone 2 appears to be more like a netbook packed into a smartphone form factor, and will feature a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 2GB of RAM, 112GB of SSD storage, a 4.3” display and is said to be compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8. It also claims to be capable of handling up to 18.5 hours worth of talk time on a single charge.
ITG claims that they favor Windows over more mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MeeGo, etc simply because a greater range of software is available, although with both the iTunes App Store and Android Market brimming with all sorts of apps, perhaps ITG is going with a more enterprise crowd with their xpPhone 2. No word on pricing but the handset is expected to be made available in January of 2012.
Motorola has officially unveiled the DROID RAZR smartphone at today’s press event in NYC. It is indeed faster, stronger, smarter, and thinner. The last one, being true to its RAZR name, measuring in at only 7.1mm thin at its thinnest point.
The Motorola DROID RAZR is now confirmed to sport a 4.3-inch advanced qHD display, which boasts a high contrast ratio and richer color saturation than the iPhone 4S. The display is fully covered with Gorilla Glass and the chassis is indeed made with Kevlar and splash-proof. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 1080p HD video capture.
But besides the faster and more powerful specs, the DROID RAZR also boasts smarter power management with Motorola’s “SmartActions” technology that automatically performs certain actions like turning off your Bluetooth settings once you reach home to help conserve battery life. It can be customized to fit your needs and can extend battery life by 30%. It boasts 12.5 hours of talk time and 8.9 hours of video viewing.
There is also a HD video camera for video chat on the front, and it comes with 32GB of storage, 16GB built in and 16GB via the microSD card slot.
The Motorola DROID RAZR will be priced at $299 with a new two-year service agreement. Pre-orders will start on October 27 with the device to be available in stores starting November.
LG Electronics and T-Mobile have now taken the veil off the DoublePlay, an Android (2.3) smartphone which is claimed to deliver ‘twice the texting and social networking capabilities’ thanks to its dual-display/hardware keyboard combination.
The LG DoublePlay comes with dual displays, with a main 3.5 inch multi-touch touchscreen display and a smaller 2 inch secondary display, which is located in the middle of the slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Other specifications on the LG DoublePlay include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, plus a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash which can record HD video in 1080p, processing is provided by a single core 1GHa Snapdragon processor, there are no details on pricing or when it will be available as yet.
AT&T announced the Pantech Pocket, a slim Android smartphone with a unique form factor. The phone has a 4-inch 800×600 touchscreen, instead of 800×480 found on most Android phones, making it wider and shorter. It runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM.
The Pantech Pocket features a 5 Megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi and a microSD slot for expansion. It has 600MB internal memory.
This week’s CTIA festivities aren’t the same since Samsung and Google decided to postpone their new product announcement that was originally scheduled for today, but now we’re hearing the Ice Cream Sandwich / Nexus party has already been rescheduled.
An inside source tells us the two have moved their plans for the Unpacked event to October 19th in Hong Kong (interested US residents should clear out the evening of Tuesday the 18th, time zones), timed to coincide with the AsiaD: All Things Digital event there next week. Naturally, we’ll be in the house, but with not long to go before the potential date, we’d expect to hear something concrete soon.
Two more weeks to go until Nokia World and we can kick the waiting game to the curb, at least for a little while, to check out a couple of leaked ads that include the Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 device.
Looking quite a bit like the MeeGo-powered N9, the Nokia 800 (aka Sea Ray aka Sun) is rumored to have a 3.7-inch (800 x 480) AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.4 GHz single-core processor, and 16GB of built-in storage space. At Nokia World the Finnish company is likely to announce more than ‘just’ the 800 model, but nothing has been confirmed.
Today seems rife with Nexus announcements. We just reported about the “corrected” specs for the next Nexus phone, and now we’ve got reports about the phone has making an appearance in the wild. A Romanian website, Mobilissimo.ro recently posted up two new images and a video of the phone that is said to be the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime. While the pictures and video of the phone surely look like it could be the same device, we don’t get to see a side profile of the phone to determine whether the phone will be carrying the sexy curve that was shown off in the Unpacked video.
Ice Cream Sandwich looks just like it did in previously leaked photos and videos, so no surprise there – but we can’t wait to get it on our own Android phones. The phone also doesn’t look like it’ll be packing the massive 4.65″ display but then again, the person holding the phone could have big hands. However the screenshots taken by the phone are definitely 720 x 1280 in size, which is testament to the phone’s 720p display (though there’s a possibility the screens were edited – until something is officially announced we can’t say for sure). We can also see that the capacitive buttons are now on the display of the phone itself.
Check out the video demonstration of the new Nexus phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and let us know what you think. Is this the phone you’ve been waiting for?