T-Mobile’s Huawei 4G tablet spotted in the wild

What we have here is the 7″ Huawei 4G tablet headed to T-Mobile; fully loaded with IPS WVGA 1280 x 800 screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, Flash 10.3, 16GB of internal memory, dual-cameras and a 4100mAh battery. What’s more, there are a lot of rumors going around that the tablet may sell for $199 (on contract). While you should of course take that with a grain of salt, it would make sense after the announcement of the $199 Kindle Fire. The 7″ market has certainly had a new bar set for price point. Expect to hear more about this one at next month’s CTIA event.

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HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard

The HTC Holiday has been to the FCC recently and while it was there we got a peak at what frequencies it operates on. From the FCC documents, the Holiday is equipped to run on AT&T’s LTE network, so that all but confirms that the Holiday will be joining their network..erhrm..this holiday season.  Toward the end of this past August, we reported a leak of the Holiday; bringing you the specifications. As a refresher, the Holiday will have:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash & capable of 1080p)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

We know that HTC has already prepped a Holiday for South Korea under the moniker Raider, and with all the info and photos available, this powerful phone has got to be near launch. I supposed they may be waiting to have the Holiday’s launch coincide with holiday shopping. *rimshot*

[via FCC]

Clove UK now taking Experia Pro pre-orders, shipping October 6th

It was back in July when we watched the Sony Experia Pro gain approval from the FCC. It seems the official launch is right around the corner as British online retailer, Clove, listed the device up for pre-order and should be shipping October 6th. It will cost £322 ($524) off contract and comes in three flavors, black, red, or silver. Bearing a resemblance to the Xperia Play, the Pro will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard instead of gaming controls. Inside the device you will find a 1Ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 512MB of RAM, and up to 32 GB of microSD card storage. The 8MP camera is capable of 3D panoramic photos in 720p and takes HD video that can be transferred to a T.V. through the phone’s HDMI output.

Pre-order available now from Clove Technology.

[via androidcentral]

Verizon Nexus Prime system app list shows no bloatware and possible facial recognition lockscreen

We know some sort of variant of the Nexus Prime will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich on Verizon first. The big question is if it will be a true Nexus device with no bloatware? Our friends over at MyDroidLife have the system app list and guess what? No bloatware. We know the phone is made by Samsung so what about TouchWiz? It’s also missing in action. It looks like Verizon may have a full stock Android experience.

Also on the app list is Facelock.apk. This could be some sort of facial recognition for the lock screen. Of course we will find out all the details on October 11 at CTIA 2011 in San Diego, but I am sure more stuff will leak before than. Stay tuned.

November can’t come soon enough. Who’s going to miss City Id?

Full app list after the break.

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Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade now officially available

The wait is finally over! Motorola Xoom owners can now upgrade their tablet to the blazing fast speeds of 4G LTE. Beginning today, you can send in your device for the free upgrade and expect to have it back within six business days. I know it’s no fun being without your tab for almost a week, but will be worth the wait since 4G connectivity is a vast improvement over 3G speeds. I highly recommend the upgrade and it’s free!

If you have already signed up on Verizon’s website for email alerts you should check your inbox. Reports say the notice has already been sent out. If you haven’t received a notification yet be sure to check your junk/spam inbox for details on how to get 4G’d. If you haven’t signed up for the alerts head to Verizon’s website for complete instructions on how to get your upgrade.

If you have been waiting for the pre-baked 4G version of the Xoom it will be launching on October 13th for $499.

Full press release after the break.

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Samsung Stratosphere’s Full Specs Show Up, Gets Compared To Other Devices As Well

It looks like we’re still underway for a launch of the anticipated Samsung Stratosphere, which should be hitting Verizon’s network on Oct 6th.  However, it’s certainly not the device we all thought it would be.  We’re sorry to have to shoot down the hopes for anyone who thought this was going to be Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the fact of the matter is that we’re here to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me Android.  Thanks to our friends over at Droid Life, a comparison sheet has been made available by Verizon showing the Stratosphere along side a few other devices with full spec layouts and all.  Though the device won’t be as nice as a GSII, it’s still something to consider, especially if you’re bent on having that physical keyboard.

The device will sport LTE speeds, a 1 GHz single-core CPU, Gingerbread 2.3, a 5 meg camera, 512 MB of RAM and a 4-inch Super AMOLED display.  We’re expecting the device to come in around $149.99’ish since Verizon is touting the handset as a “mid-tier” smartphone.  If that’s the case, then I’d definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a 4G LTE device on a dime.  And though some of those specs might seem like yesterday’s, you can’t beat what you’re getting both inside and out for that price point.  But we’ll let you be the judge.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break for the full spec sheet and comparison to other devices in Verizon’s lineup.   Read more

HTC Rhyme Hitting Target Exclusively At Target On Sept. 30th With $50 Trade-in

A tip from phandroid reports that Target Mobile will be exclusively selling the HTC Rhyme (aka HTC Bliss) tomorrow the 30th. During their exclusive third-party period of three weeks, Target Mobile will also be offering a “Trade and Save” deal taking off $50 bucks off by trading in qualified phone up to Oct. 8th. This will take the final price of the Rhyme down to $149.99 on contract. Don’t forget, the Rhyme is supposed to be a winner with the ladies that comes with a glowing charm that lights up when you get a notification on the phone. Come on, you know you want that charm. Anyone going to be grabbing one?

[via phandroid]

U.S. Cellular announces the HTC Wildfire S, Hero S and Flyer will be available next month

It was outed back in July, and now it’s official. U.S Cellular announced the HTC Wildfire S, the HTC Hero S, and the HTC Flyer will be available next month.

The HTC Hero S has Android 2.3, a 4-inch Super LCD qHD touchscreen, 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front facing camera. Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and data plan.

The HTC Wildfire S will have Android 2.3, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and 5MP camera. It will be available in grey and purple and will cost $79.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and data plan.

The HTC Flyer is a 7-inch tablet with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon single-core processor. It has 32GB of storage and you can take notes with the optional HTC Scribe pen. It will run you $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and a $54.99 data plan.

Unfortunately they didn’t provide dates so stay tuned.

Full press release after the break:

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LTE Goes Live In Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto While Pricing On Rogers Upcoming LTE Devices Are Revealed

If you happen to live in any of Canada’s three largest provinces and fall under the umbrella of the Rogers network, you’re certainly in for a treat.  LTE went live in a number of markets and the carrier is now touting LTE service availability for over 5.5 million Canadians.  That’s pretty big if you ask us.  Among these regions, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto can now join the ranks of those experiencing the blazing fast speeds of LTE.  And up until now, the only device available for the service was the Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S.  Well, all of that is about to change. Thanks to our friends over at MobileSyrup, a complete pricing guide has been revealed, exposing a pretty hefty line up being added to the Rogers arsenal.  Among the elite, customers will now be able to get their hands on the upcoming HTC Jetstream, an LTE tablet with WiFi connectivity, a 10″ capacitive touch display, 32 GB of storage and a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU all topped with Honeycomb 3.1. You can also bet your bottom dollar you’ll be able to get a hold of the HTC Scribe digital pen accessory for the perfect blend of functionality and freaking awesomeness.  Expect to be able bring this device home with you on October 18th.

In addition to the JetStream, the ever popular and world-wide known device, the Samsung Galaxy S II, will also join the ranks of LTE devices available “in the coming weeks”.  Rumor has it that another LTE enabled HTC handset could make it to Rogers as well along with the super ridiculously thin Galaxy Tab 8.9.  And thanks to our friends, once again over at MobileSyrup, full price plans have been revealed for their various agreements, one such being a 3-year contract, ouch!  Hit the break to check out the full pricing scheme, courtesy of a tipster, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Read more

Google Requesting Protection For Android Plans During AT&T, T-Mobile Antitrust Trial

Looks like Google is looking out for numero uno while the AT&T and T-Mobile antitrust trail is taking place.  Can you blame them?  In an effort to keep and protect proprietary information from leaking out or getting into the hands of their competitors, they’ve filed a motion to forbid any disclosure regarding its plans for Android.  The motion was filed by Google yesterday in hopes that a judge will grant their request in order to protect any possible release of confidential information.  If this information were to leak out, it could be extremely harmful to Google’s business plans and strategy for the Android operating system.

Apparently, while conducting the antitrust investigation between AT&T and T-Mobile, Google supplied the DOJ with sensitive material and is now taking precautionary measures in keeping that information private.  We can certainly think of a few companies off the top of our heads who would love to get their hands on information like that.  However, Google is pretty adamant in ensuring that certain information is not revealed during the hearing.  The proceedings were provoked when the DOJ stepped in last month and filed its own suit against the acquisition claiming that it will surely hinder competition.  Only time will tell what happens as this begins to unfold.  But one thing is for certain, Google is going to do whatever it takes to ensure its secrets stay secret.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

[via Zdnet]