I’m still astonished at what you can find these days combing through the FCC’s database. The folks over at Wireless Goodness stumbled upon a filing that appears to be an HTC super secretive 10-inch tablet with LTE radios on board. Though the device is unbranded in the filing, we’re pretty sure we’re looking at the HTC Puccini, leaked back in May. According to the filing, the device will run on the carrier’s 700 MHz and AWS bands. The mix of dual bands suggest AT&T’s LTE network, which we hope will be rolled out in more than just the five cities already supported during their soft launch. As more comes to light on the device we’ll be sure to hand feed it directly to you. You can expect the latest version of Honeycomb to be on board, Sense UI, a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, a 1280 x 800 screen res and who knows, maybe they’ll add the HTC Sribe accessory as well? Wouldn’t that be something? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
News about HTC’s Kingdom has been floating around for months. We discussed the device heavily back in May and June, respectively here and here. We’ve even mistaken it to be the HTC Evo 3D at one point. Well, it looks like more news is on the rise and our friends over at Pocketnow have scooped up a pic of the device sporting Sprint branding and could possibly be dubbed the HTC Hero 4G. In addition, cases/skins for the Kingdom have been spotted over at Qubits’ site along with skins for the HTC Bliss. Hit the break to check out the gel skins and to find more info on the specs of the device. » Read the rest
With CyanogenMod making its way to over 500,000 devices, it was only a matter of time before we saw the custom ROM hit one of the most powerful devices in the industry. That’s right, The Samsung Galaxy S II is going to get a little visit from the CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies fairy. A while back, Sammy sent the CyanogenMod team some devices for the sole purpose of loading that bad boy up on it. As they say, “ask, and you shall receive“. So, if you’re in the market for a new and powerful smartphone, definitely check out the SGII and when you’re bored or Samsung “forgets” to update the device, you’ll always have Cyanogen. Big thanks to the Cyanogen team for all of their blood, sweat and tears. Hit the break and check out the video below of the ROM in action. The word “snappy” is a bit of an understatement. And as always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
Just as was brought to our attention two days ago in this article – Motorola Arix 4G Gingerbread update now rolling out – apparently once again Motorola is soaking another Android device with an update, the DROID X2. Motorola is summoning all the DROID X2 owners out there to sign up , complete a survey, and if chosen they will receive the latest update. As a small portion of the public test out this final version of the update, Motorola will keep a close watch for two days for any possible, but unlikely extreme issues. Gingerbread would definitely be the update DROID X2 owners would be looking for. Hit the link for all the additional information.
Rogers is going to be bringing the first 3D smartphones to Canada, and right now, they’re available for pre-order through Rogers’ website until July 23rd. The Rogers Redboard however doesn’t make it very easy for existing customers to find where exactly to reserve either device, as this is all it says;
UPDATE (July 16, 2011, 9:21 pm): Existing Rogers customers can now reserve their HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D on the Rogers Reservation System until July 23rd. Login to MyRogers and reserve your device today to be amongst the first to experience Canada’s first 3D smartphones. We are glad to offer this exclusive service for Rogers customers. Please reserve yours by July 23rd .
After going to the site myself, I was unable to find any area that allowed a reservation for the HTC or LG 3D smartphones after signing in to my account as going to the ‘MyRogers’ area as stipulated. Hopefully they give a little more direction, as the site isn’t the easiest to navigate around.
Earlier we reported details for certain markets that would be getting 4G LTE. Since then, Verizon issued another press release that brings the total to 28 cities slated for this Thursday, July 21st.
Here is the full updated list as reported by Big Red:
The new cities include Decatur and Huntsville, Ala.;Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.; Augusta, Ga.; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mass.;Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; and Charleston, W.Va.
Of course, it you live in one of the above cities, there is a good chance it is already live as they have been testing for a while now.
The company is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.;Northern New Jersey; Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.
This brings the total number of 4G LTE markets to 102.
Full press release after the break.
We all want more speed, smoothness, and more than enough free memory on our phones. Recently, XDA Recognized Developer, Juwe11, came out with a RAM Optimization script for Android devices. It will find the best balance between free memory, multitasking, speed of launching apps, and system speed.
Juwe11 states that you will notice a considerable difference in speed when switching between apps.
You will need root access and a kernel that supports init.d. Check out the video:
Hit the source link for further instructions from the modification thread.
Tired of paying out upwards of $5, even $10 for a good quality game? Also tired of lite versions of games that, while free, simply don’t quench that gaming thirst? Software company Extent think they have the answer, and they call it GameTanium Mobile.
The service offers up a buffet-style of gaming choices, following a very Netflix-esque profit model. For $4.99 / month, you can gobble up all the games available to you through the service, which (at the moment) is just over 75 options large. While most of the options seem to pertain mostly to extremely casual gamers (Treasures of Montezuma and Farm Frenzy), there are some racing games, even the fairly popular Parachute Panic.
The launch of the service takes place today. While you can get it as a standalone app / service through their website, the final goal of the company seems to be partnerships with carriers. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.
We continue to see news about the Motorola Droid 3 here in the states. Whether it’s an Amazon sale or some news about how the data on it won’t be unlimited anymore, the phone is undeniably in your face. Now, however, we’ve got some interesting news… that has nothing to do with the U.S. of A.. Apparently, Bell Canada has snagged a Droid 3 lookalike – but there’s a catch. This one is sporting 4G. That’s right, we got everything with the Droid 3… except awesome data speeds.
The Motorola XT860 4G has an HSPA+ radio inside that runs on the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. In other words, if you had your hands on one, you would not only be able to enjoy an HSPA+ network, but would be able to roam globally with ease. Everything else is the same as the Droid 3, all the way down to the 4″ screen, dual core CPU, and sweet Gingerbread. While we’re not sure of the price at the moment, you can bet the Mounties will be bringing it soon.
Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.