HTC Desire C with Beats Audio is official

One day after getting a good look at the HTC Desire C from Vodafone, HTC has made it official. The Desire C is an entry-level phone with a 3.5-inch (480 x 320) display. They didn’t release processor details, but we’re expecting 600 Mhz. Other highlights include a 5MP camera, Beats Audio, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Owners will also be part of the Dropbox partnership in which they will enjoy 25GB of free storage for two years.

It will be available in your choice of black, white, or red and will be available next month on Orange, Three, and T-Mobile UK. TMo will be offering it for free for £15.50 per month for two years or if a commitment is not your cup of tea, you can grab it for £169.99 ($270) contract free.

Full press release and “First Look” video after the break.


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Huawei Ascend D1 Passes Through FCC With Quadband GSM and Pentaband HSPA+

Huawei’s Ascend D1 dual-core smartphone, announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in February along with its two Ascend D Quad siblings, is the first of the three to pass through the FCC. The documentation confirmed quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+/WCDMA. This means the unlocked version should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but as to any official carriers, we won’t know until an announcement. The Ascend D1 seems to be on schedule for a Q2 release, but no word on whether its siblings are still on track. Let’s cross our fingers.

source: fcc
via: engadget

Acer Liquid Glow Visits FCC, Details still on the DL

As duly noted in most of the world, Acer Liquid series devices rarely make visits to the FCC long enough for us to hear about it.  As a surprise to many, the “Liquid Glow” has been spotted showing the E330 nomenclature at the US agency.  We’re still not sure about many of the details regarding the specs on the device other than the obvious fact that it runs ICS 4.0.  We’re unable to extract any frequencies or remote hints of carrier indication at this time.  The company has stamped a 180-day confidentiality seal keeping manuals and photos out of the hands of the masses.   So, it’s hush hush for now.  As Engadget notes, there’s a possibility that the device is an international GSM handset for North American carriers.  And as most of us are aware, Rogers tends to offer quite a line from Acer, so it’s still entirely possible we could see a launch up north.  Stay tuned as we continue to dig a little deeper regarding specs and availability.

source: FCC

 

AT&T’s HTC One X Out Of Stock Online For The Time Being

Well, what did you expect would happen with one of the most popular devices of all time?  The HTC One X is officially “Out of stock” over on AT&T’s website for the time being and that goes for both colors.  No word yet on how long that will be for or if there is a fresh shipment on its way, but we’re confident there is.  For now, you’ll have to do things the old fashioned way by heading into your local AT&T outlet and purchasing it face to face with a sales rep.  Don’t be afraid, you can do it :) If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our initial hands-on and our in depth review of the device and let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: AT&T 1,2

Check Out the Galaxy S III Flip Cover, Spare Battery Charging Dock, and C-Pen on Video

While we told you yesterday that the Galaxy S III would be receiving full accessory treatment we’ve decided to entice you just a little bit more with some video coverage of the accessories in action. The folks over at MobileFun were nice enough to get some video footage of these accessories and thought they’d share it with the world. And we thought we’d share it with you folks.

As we told you before the device will have a cover, spare battery/phone dock, and C-Pen stylus to use. While the wireless charging kit will be delayed until the end of the summer we hope that the videos of the other official accessories in action will be enough to tide you over until they actually become available. As of right now there isn’t word on pricing or word on release dates however it would be expected that we see a release of these items close to the May 30th launch of S III. As soon as we find out we’ll let you know.

 

Check out the videos after the break:


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Win a White DROID RAZR compliments of Motorola and Talk Android [Updated With Winner]

We have another DROID RAZR to give to one of our lucky readers and this time it’s white. We are going to keep this one really simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and tell us what phone you have now. You have until Thursday, May 17 at 11:59pm EST time to enter. We will pick one random winner and make the announcement on Friday, May 18. The winner will be contacted through the email associated with their username. Good Luck!!!

Click here to enter

UPDATE

Congratulations to campbellmnc as our winner. We are sending you an email to the account associated with your username. Just get back to me with your info and we will get it right out to you. Special thanks to Motorola for providing the DROID RAZR’s.

Thank you everyone for playing and be sure to enter our ASUS Transformer Pad Prize Pack giveaway.

Mysterious Samsung SGH-T699 for T-Mobile teased

What you’re looking at above is a leaked user agent string which, at a glance, appears like some dull lines of code. It’s what’s within that code that gets exciting. It looks like T-Mobile US is all set to bring a new phone to market, codenamed the SGH-T699. What we can also see from the code is that the device is set to sport a 720p display and an ARM11 processor in the engine room.

With all the speculation around the Exynos processor and its supposed absence from the US version of the Galaxy S III, could this be the model number for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III variation? Whatever the T699 turns out to be, the good news is that a high end device looks to be on the way to T-Mobile. Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll be sure to bring further news as soon as it breaks.

 

Source : TmoNews

Select Sprint Locations to Open at 8 a.m. this Friday for HTC EVO 4G LTE Launch

Getting excited to pick up the new HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint on Friday? Well if your lucky, your hometown Sprint store may be opening up early at 8 a.m. on Friday giving folks the chance to gain early access to the much anticipated device. Along with the early hours, these locations will also have special device demonstrations for those who are interested, and will be monitoring customer reactions to the device. The growing list of stores that are participating in this early release promotion are as follows:

  • Daly City, CA: 320 Gellert Boulevard
  • New York, NY: 175 Fifth Avenue
  • Arlington, VA: 1101 South Joyce Street, Suite B15
  • Lone Tree, CO: 9992 Commons Street, STE 100
  • Redmond, WA: 148th Ave NE
  • Boston, Mass. : 422 Boylston Street
  • Miami, FL: 12540 SW 120th Street
  • Atlanta, Ga.: 3400 Around Lenox Road
  • Plano, Texas: 1913 Preston Road, Suite 100

We’ve already watched as a couple of these locations were added to the list so be sure to check back with us later as we will continue to add to this list if Sprint announces more participating locations. You may even want to call your local Sprint location to see if they plan on opening early, too.

So who’s getting a new EVO 4G LTE on Friday? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Sprint

 

No HTC One series phone for Verizon, only the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE

If you were patiently waiting to hear news of an official Verizon HTC One series device, it appears that the wait is sadly over. HTC spokesman, Jeff Gordon, has stated that “Verizon is not going to be carrying either of the HTC One devices currently announced”. This isn’t too surprising with Big Red’s recent announcement of their new DROID Incredible 4G LTE which is basically a mini HTC One S gone goth.

Just to recap, the HTC DROID Inc 4G LTE will sport a 4-inch Super LCD Display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 processor, 8 MP camera, LTE and ICS with Sense 4. As you can see, the only major differences between the DROID Inc 4G LTE and the HTC One S is the slightly smaller screen size and the processor being underclocked to 1.2 GHz versus 1.5 GHz in the One S. All and all, the DROID Inc 4G LTE looks to be a fantastic device for One series fans on Big Red. So who is looking to make the DROID Inc 4G LTE their next smartphone? Anyone upset with this move by Verizon? Let us know what you think!

source: androidauthority

Get ICS for the T-Mobile Sensation 4G on May 16th, ICS for the Amaze 4G “In the Coming Weeks”

Back on May 2nd, we told you about the fact that Android 4.0 testing for the Sensation 4G was complete and that the update would be coming “very soon.” Well it appears that this is actually the case as updated documents on T-Mobile‘s web site show that it should be arriving no later than May 16th. The document had this to say:

“Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.”

While it does say optional, you’d have to be out of your mind to not want Google’s newest flavor of Android. Besides Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 you can look forward to the following:


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