Motorola Atrix 4G launching on Feb. 22nd


AT&T is pushing the Motorola Atrix 4G up a few days ahead of schedule and making it available February 22nd rather than the originally stated date of March 6th. Sweetness! Pricing should stay the same at $199.00 on a 2-year contract, and the dock extra of course.

The Motorola Atrix 4G was one of the most highly praised devices this year, and though it seems we’ve been hearing about it for sometime now, the patience is about to pay off!

Here’s another look at the Motorola Atrix 4G hands on to refresh our memories, and possibly make us ready to set aside some cash next week!.

[via BGR]

Samsung and T-Mobile teaming up to provide affordable Android smartphones

At Mobile World Congress, T-Mobile announced two new Android smartphones manufactured by Samsung that will be significantly cheaper than some of the popular Android smartphones of today.

The Samsung Galaxy Mini will essentially be a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Galaxy S 4G. The Galaxy Mini will feature a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 600MHz processor, 150MB of internal storage, microSDHC support and ship with Android 2.2, aka Froyo.

The T-Mobile Move is an even smaller Android alternative, sporting a tiny 2.8-inch 320 x 240-pixel display, a 2-megapixel camera, 150MB of internal storage and microSDHC support.

Release dates for these budget Android phones have not yet been confirmed. However, T-Mobile did confirm that the devices will launch this spring and will each cost between $50 and $75 with a new contract.

[via bgr]

HTC Revolver heading to AT&T in Q3 2011 – running Honeycomb

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At CES this year, Google’s Matias Duarte had an interview with Engadget where he stated that Honeycomb will make its way to smartphones. Now we are finally ‘possibly’ seeing that come to light as we have leaked images and specs for the HTC Revolver which apparently is supposed to be running Honeycomb.

This device will be the new HTC flagship smartphone, featuring a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, 16GB onbaord storage, 1GB RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera on the back, with a 3 megapixel front facing camera. We don’t have pricing or an exact date for release, but this should be headed to AT&T in Q3 2011.

[via Engadget]

New HTC devices launching on several UK carriers

After HTC had a HUGE day at MWC in Barcelona, we now have several UK carriers jumping on the HTC train. Three and O2 announced on their Twitter pages that they’ll be launching the HTC Desire S, while Orange and Vodafone will be adding the Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha (a facebook phone) in Q2 of this year.

Three in the UK will also be carrying the HTC Flyer tablet, and thus far is the only carrier to announce the launch. Surprising we haven’t heard anything from T-Mobile UK yet.

[via O2 on TwitterThreeUK on Twitterconorfromorange on TwitterVodafoneUK on TwitterThree Media Centre]

Australian version of Nexus S will not have Super AMOLED display

For those of you in Australia looking to pick up a Google Nexus S when it becomes available on Vodafone, there’s some bad news. The Nexus S to be distributed in Australia will not have a Super AMOLED display, instead sporting a Super LCD display.

Vodafone announced earlier this week that it’d be carrying the Nexus S in 24 countries, though it hasn’t been determined whether other countries will have to settle for the downgraded Nexus S screen. However, the Super AMOLED version of the phone appeared on a Vodafone Germany preview site. Perhaps the situation will vary from country to country.

Despite the screen issue, Australian users will still enjoy the following features of the Google Nexus S:

  • 4 inch touch screen
  • 5.0 megapixel with HD Video recording (720p)
  • Integrated Google services including:
  • Search™, Talk™, Maps™ Gmail™ and YouTube™2
  • Access to 100,000+ Android™ Market Apps
  • Latest Google updates using Google update service
  • Built-in GPS with Google Maps Navigation
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Wi-Fi, USB and Stereo Bluetooth connectivity
  • Front-facing video call camera
  • 16GB Internal Memory

[via Vodafone]

AT&T bring Gaming Platform to Android

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With AT&T’s commitment to bring more focus to its Android customers, and potential new customers, AT&T will develop a new gaming platform specifically for Android devices. They won’t be doing this alone, as they’ll be partnering with existing Android gaming platform OpenFeint to deliver the goods to AT&T’s 65 million registered users.

AT&T commented that they currently have a community of over 15,000 developers already contributing to the new Android gaming platform, however didn’t comment on when this will be available to AT&T’s Android community.

We’ll keep you all informed!

[via WSJ]

Samsung Gives Word on Which European Carriers Will Offer the Nexus S

We know that Vodafone will be carrying the Nexus S in Europe in Australia, but that’s pretty much all we know about the Nexus S so far. Until today, nothing else had been announced about where we might see the new Nexus flagship device. But word is dropping now that the following carriers will supply it in the following markets:

  • Germany: The Phone House
  • Switzerland: Swisscom – the price starts from 49 CHF
  • Austria: A1
  • France: SFR – which is co-owned by Vodafone and Vivendi
  • Russia: Available mid-March on unknown carrier for around 27,990 rubles

If you live in one of those countries and you’re looking to snag a Nexus S, keep watch on these carriers in the next few months and you should see them become available.

[via IntoMobile]

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G only $149 at Radio Shack Feb 23

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Radio Shack is getting ready for a sale of the new T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G. You’ll be able to grab one of these for only $149.00 on February 23rd 2011 at Radio Shack locations. A 2 year contract is required to get the sale price, but you’ll also get a $20 instant access credit to boot.

Pretty sweet deals! Check out the specs for a refresher.

  • Cortex A8 Hummingbird 1GHz processor
  • 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen
  • Android 2.2
  • ST-Ericsson M5720 HSPA+ 4G modem capable of giving 21 Mbps
  • Front-facing-camera
  • 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording

[via tmonews]

Fascinate Sees a Leaked, Rooted Froyo in EB01

If you live in the US and you have a Galaxy S phone, I know what’s on your mind: “When am I getting Froyo?” If it’s any comfort, several of us here at TalkAndroid are right there in the same boat with you. We reported recently that my Epic 4G may get Froyo soon, but for those of you with a Verizon Fascinate, you may have some options available to you via a recent leak. Android Central is reporting that a rooted, leaked version of Froyo is available, so if you’ve been looking for an option, hit the source link to read all about it.

[via Android Central]

Samsung Gem Arrives on Alltel

Samsung Mobile issued a press release this morning letting us know that their Gem will be landing on Alltel Wireless. We’ve seen this phone in the headlines a bit recently, but didn’t know exactly where it would land. BlueGrass Cellular announced it recently, but other than that, a lot was up in the air. Well today, we have another official word.

As a CDMA device, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see it land on Sprint or Verizon, but no word has been given to that effect yet. If it’s going to wind up anywhere else, I expect we’ll know next week at Mobile World Congress. In the meantime, you will find the Samsung Gem available through Alltel Wireless, free after a $50 mail-in rebate. Full press release below.

Verizon Wireless to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Playstation Phone)

xperia play verizon

Wirefly, an online wireless dealer, is reporting that they have information suggesting that the Xperia Play phone we just heard officially announced at the superbowl will be landing on Verizon Wireless. Sony is expected to make an announcement for this at MWC 2011 starting on Feb 13th 2011. Until then, we’ll have to sit and wait a bit more.

Here’s a reminder on the specs;

  • Gingerbread OS (2.3)
  • HSDPA Technology
  • 4-Inch Multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
  • Screen is powered by a Bravia engine for improved video playback (unconfirmed)
  • Qualcomm MSM8655 Chipset (unconfirmed)
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 With EDR
  • FM Receiver and Transmitter
  • 3.5 mm Head Phone Jack
  • 5 Meg Camera With LED Flash
  • VGA Front Facing Camera
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Micro USB Port
  • External Stereo Speakers

[via BGR, Wirefly]