T-Mobile is expanding their myTouch line with the new myTouch and the myTouch Q, both made by LG. The myTouch is sporting a 3.8-inch screen while the Q has a 3.5-inch screen and a slide out keyboard. Both devices are running Gingerbread with a 1GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood, a 5-MP camera, 720p video recording, and the myTouch adds in a front facing camera. These latest myTouch devices are also geared toward helping new smartphone owners get accustomed to their device in including quick tips, instructional videos, and a setup wizard. No pricing or release date was mentioned, but they are expected to hit before the holiday season. Both will have access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network with the myTouch available in white or black and the Q in either gray or violet. Hit up the break for the full press release.
If you are on Verizon Wireless, you might want to head over to V CAST Apps and check out Facetones by Vringo which was just released. Facetones integrates with Facebook, and it creates an automated slideshow from your Facebook news feed.
“We are pleased to announce the launch of Facetones in the United States in V CAST Apps from Verizon Wireless,” said Andrew Perlman, president of Vringo. “Facetones brings an exciting new range of social interaction for mobile users by allowing them to experience a visually exciting video slideshow every time they call a friend.”
Verizon Wireless customers can find Facetones in V CAST Apps in the Social Networking & IM channel. It will run you $0.99 for a monthly subscription or a one-time purchase of $2.99 for unlimited use on all Verizon Wireless Android smartphones.
Full press release after the break:
You might have seen a few reports of Best Buy dropping the price of the HTC Flyer to $99, and that it’s only available in stores since it’s sold out online. We just wanted to let you know that one of our readers reported that they are putting up signs saying that Bestbuy.com had the incorrect price and they will not honor it.
We are not saying that you won’t be able to grab one. You might find a store that is “out of the loop,” so you could get lucky, but it looks like this hot deal is over before it began.
Now that the Apple announcement is out of the way, we can concentrate on a really innovative device. We’ve heard a lot about the specs of the Nexus Prime, but BRG just scooped the “real” specs before next Tuesday’s annoucement. It will be called the Galaxy Nexus as Nexus Prime is the codename.
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 9mm thin
- 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
- TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB of built-in storage
- 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
- 1080p HD video capture support
- LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- 1,750 mAh battery
Any Google Shopper users out there? It looks like yesterday’s update to the app has brought in the +1 feature for your favorite products. There is also an added feature to save products to your shopping list to check back on later while you shop and a new “pamper” category. The pamper area lets you search for offers on spas and salons in your area (come on I know you have all been waiting for this). I have’t played with this app myself, but I’m going to check it out. Hit up the break for a QR code and link to the market. Let us know what you think.
Everyone already knows about the Samsung Unpacked Event next Tuesday at CTIA in San Diego. Of course our very own Stacy Bruce will be there as we see the unveiling of the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung just released the app for the event which doesn’t offer much for now, but if you remember, they released the same app for the IFA show in Berlin, and our great Android development community was able to find some hidden goodies like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7.
During the event, the app will feature video content, press releases, and a live stream of the announcement for those of you that can’t be there. As always stay glued to TalkAndroid because we will give you all the details as it happens.
We all knew that the flood gates were going to open on lake Prime after Samsung released their teaser video for the upcoming Nexus phone. A fellow fanatic dove straight in to pull out something we know your just gonna love. Reddit member, Greyhaven7, who refers to himself as a graphic artist (and we completely agree) has cleaned up the image of the phone seen in the teaser video revealing what looks somewhat similar to the Hero. By removing the curved ray of light using photoshop, Greyhaven7 was able to pull out a perfect side shot of the long awaited vanilla Android device showing everyone an image that they really wanted in the first place. This is what he had to say about it:
I believe that the screen’s curve is much LESS extreme than Samsung’s teaser video might lead us to believe. If you look closely, there is a light-gray bevel at the far ends (by the top and bottom of the phone) that the blue line heavily overlaps in the middle.
I’ve done my best with Photoshop to “undo” the overlay and clean up the background to reveal a better approximation of what the phone probably looks like under that glowing blue line.
We eagerly await next Tuesday in San Diego where we will be first hand to get some face time with the new nexus device. Stay tuned as we anticipate some great features and will report back with details and images as soon as we get them!
Citizens of Droid RAZR Rumorville, feast heartily on this piece of news that may lend some legitimacy to the efforts of Motorola in joining their two most identifiable brands. Following a week that was kicked off by Motorola staking official claim on the MotorolaRAZR.com domain (a full seven years after its actual inception), the company has now begun to buy up a mighty arsenal of Moto/Droid/RAZR related URLs.
Check out the company’s newest registrations purchased through Corporation Service Company (a brand protection service).
A look at development on the Android platform is inspiring to say the least, but one cannot discount those crazy webOS developers either. Our brothers in Linux have once again brought Android onto the HP TouchPad, except this time running inside of a webOS card. It’s pretty much a guarantee that the card is serving as a virtual environment, which definitely bogs down the performance of Android, but this is an impressive achievement regardless. With the continuing development of a webOS/Android dual-boot, this latest advancement just goes to show that Android is destined to make a stable appearance on the TouchPad.
[via android central]
The HTC Runnymede or HTC Sensation XL or whatever the heck it’s going to be called is once again the hot topic of the day, mostly because HTC is set to launch their London event tomorrow. In recent news, a device passing through the blessed hands of the FCC, dubbed the HTC PI39200, received its flying colors and sports bands for AT&T’s network. No guarantee that’s where it will end up, but we’re keeping our eyes out, nonetheless, for an American bound Beats device. The handset is said to sport Gingerbread 2.3.4, Sense 3.5, a 4.7-inch WVGA touch display, a single core 1.5 GHz CPU, 16GB of on board storage and 768 MB of RAM. In addition, it will sport an 8 meg camera, 1.3 meg front facer and come paired with a bundle of Beats headphones.