First press shot of the HTC Amaze (aka Ruby) surfaces

We have already seen pictures of the HTC Amaze (aka Ruby), but now we have a stunning press shot. The Amaze 4G is rumored to launch October 26th on T-Mobile USA, and it’s expected to be available internationally under the same name. There are also rumors that it will land on Telus in Canada within a few weeks.

The Amaze 4G will have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera, and NFC. We have seen it in both black and white, but we are not sure which version T-Mobile will get.

[via pocketnow]

(Leak) South Korean LG Optimus EX “LG-SU880″

It was only yesterday that I had the fortune of telling you about the leaked “Galaxy S II killer”/LG Optimus LTE (LU-6200) with all of its 4.5″ display goodness. Well, today I have yet another leak for you from LG that is said to be heading to the Korean network provider, SK Telecom.

The LG Optimus EX, also known as LG-SU880, has reared its fancy little head along with some specs to go along with it. If you will notice in the photo up top you will see a set of speaker grills, one at the top and one at the bottom. Now I don’t know this for sure but it seems like the phone should be capable of playing true stereo audio while in landscape mode making for a stellar movie watching experience!

As for specs that we do know, it will run on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of which we don’t know the make yet and will have a 4″ WVGA TFT LCD display. Along with the usual smartphone suspects, Wi-Fi b/g/n, bluetooth 3.0, etc. it will run on Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and will come in two flavors, black or white.

Without news on a U.S. launch, we can only keep you posted as it develops, so stay tuned….

[via PocketNow]

Samsung Note is scheduled for “late November” landing in the UK

We recently received word from UK carrier, Clove, that the Samsung Galaxy Note will land in the UK “late November”. The Note is one of Samsung’s latest concoctions with a 5.3″ Super AMOLED display geared toward artist’s and folks who would like a big-ass screen on their smart-phone. (Needless to say I would be the latter).

Due to increased interest in the phone, Clove is currently taking pre-orders and believes the price will be, although unconfirmed, £500($788) + VAT. You can place your order now without being charged and will be given the chance to confirm your order before you are charged and the device is shipped.

Anyone wanting to get their hands on one of theses monsters?

[via Clove]

HTC Hero S press shot for US Cellular

We recently wrote about the HTC Kingdom coming to US Cellular under the title HTC Hero S. The Hero S is supposed to come with a single core 1.2 GHz processor, a 4-inch qHD (540×960) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, and a secondary front-facing cam. The photo above is US Cellular’s first press shot of the Hero S. It’s pictured beside the Motorola Electrify; a US Cellular variant of Sprint’s Photon. The Hero S is also planned for Sprint under the name HTC Evo Design 4G. Alltel is also expected to carry this phone as the Acquire. Obviously the device is attractive to carriers, we’ll see how it fares with the consumers.

[via pocketnow]

Sprint’s Mobile Hotspot Will Be Capped At 5GB Starting October 2nd

We just recently said goodbye to Sprint’s Premier Program and saw a trim to the length of their return policy. Oh yeah, don’t forget they just increased their early termination fees as well. Up next Sprint is putting a 5GB limit on their 3G/4G hotspot usage for new and existing customers. There’s also a nice little overage fee of $.05/MB for you to enjoy as well. Note though, this does not apply to tablet plans or your smartphone’s normal data usage, so you’ll still be able to enjoy your unlimited data. There you have it folks take it as you will. The dominoes just keep on falling. Anyone on Sprint looking to jump ship or are you still happy there?

[via sprintfeed]

Sprint’s EOL list – a Eulogy

Not in cruelty, not in wrath,  EOLs leaked today; the Kyocera and Evo 4G, Sprint has planned to slay.

Ladies and gentleman, tonight we bring sad news. As evidenced by the photo above six phones have been discontinued this evening, two of which are our own; the Kyrocera Echo and the Evo 4G. We remember the  Evo 4G having had a long wonderful life; reaching a ripe old age of one and a half years. In that time it was able to win the hearts and minds  of  many an Android user. The poor Echo however has left us a mere 5 months young, and was looked upon as an outcast by many of the community for its unique dual screen architecture. The world wasn’t ready for you Echo!

While we mourn the loss of these prominent Android devices and pray they may be recycled correctly, we should also find room for happiness. From the plastic and metal of old will rise the shiny new stuff. Customers will again shout  “Shut up and take my money!” and it will be a joyous occasion.

Of Android we discuss, Talk Android.

[via sprintfeed]

AT&T Galaxy S II Kernel Source Released By Samsung

On top of the news that AT&T’s Galaxy II variant is hitting shelves Oct. 2nd, Samsung has also released the kernel source well before the device releases. This doesn’t give everything one might need for a full build, but it’s a good head start for developers to start tinkering way ahead of schedule. Samsung, you’re continuing to make yourself shine in great ways so keep it up! If you want to check the file out you can grab it right from the source link below.

[via samsung]

Samsung Galaxy S II hits AT&T on October 2 for $199

AT&T used Twitter to make the announcement on when their version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will debut. It is going to be on October 2nd, and will be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract and a minimum $15 data plan.

The AT&T version packs a 4.3-inch screen as opposed to Sprint’s Epic Touch 4G and T-Mobile’s version of 4.5-inches.

Full specs include:

  • 4G – HSPA+
  • Android (2.3.4 Gingerbread)
  • GSM Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • UMTS Tri-band( 850/1900/2100MHz)
  • Screen: 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz x 2 (dual core) Exynos
  • Camera: 8MP AF with LED flash + 2MP front facing for chatting
  • Video Record: 1080p Full HD
  • HDMI Out: HDMI via HDTV Smart Adapter with HDCP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery: 1650mAh
  • Sensor: Motion UX, 6-axis gyroscope, proximity, light, noise (Audience A2220)

Check out our hands on at the Samsung launch event last month by our own Joe Sirianni.

Update: AT&T pulled their tweet, so the source link is a retweeted version.

[via twitter]

Entry Level Slider LG Enlighten Available Sept. 29 On Verizon

An entry level slider, the LG Enlighten, will be on sale over at Verizon Sept. 29th for $79.99 on contract, after a $50 rebate. With an 800MHz processor it’s certainly not top tier, but we have to remember not everyone wants a $300 dual-core (even though they may need their mind changed). Add in the sliding keyboard and this phone will do just fine for many. Here are some quick specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 3.2-inch touch screen display (320 x 480)
  • 800 MHz processor for performance and multi-tasking
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with large keys for easy typing
  • Adobe® Flash® 10
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot allows users to share a data connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
  • Wi-Fi connectivity (b/g/n)
  • 2 GB microSD™ card pre-installed

[via androidcentral]

[Leak] T-Mobile Galaxy Tab Plus smiles for the camera

We have pictures of the new T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus, which is the follow up to the Galaxy Tab. This should not be mistaken for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that was unveiled a couple of weeks ago at the IFA Conference in Berlin.

This model will have 4G HSPA+, but we aren’t sure if it will support 21 Mbps or the newer 42 Mbps. We are expecting Android 3.2, since it supports smaller tablets, along with the TouchWiz UI.

More pictures after the break

[via tmonews]