In trying to keep a handle on the confusion in the market about the Nexus S, Best Buy has released a set of FAQ’s for consumers. Questions answered include where to buy one, availability, pricing, and much, much more. Not a whole lot to say on the subject here as there isn’t really anything we didn’t expect or already know, so be sure to hit the break to check out the FAQ’s for yourself. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
After months of rumors and speculation, Huawei has finally made their official announcement of the X5 and X6 phones. The official announcement was made in Australia, and both devices will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo, with no mention of an upgrade to Android 2.3. According to the press release:
“More than half of all Australians are already using Huawei‟s products, including mobile phones, tablets and wireless dongles, which are customised and rebadged by the operator,” said Mark Treadwell, Head of Devices Marketing, Huawei Australia. “While we will continue to work closely with our key partners, Huawei will now also have a brand of its own.”
“We believe that people have been paying too much for the latest mobile technology and we can give consumers a choice of affordable mobile devices without compromising on innovative design and cutting-edge technology. This is about making high-tech devices within everyone’s reach”
The X5 will come with:
- 3.8″ WVGA screen
- 5MP camera
While the X6 will feature more, such as:
- 4.1″ screen
- Dolby Mobile surround sound
- HDMI port
- 5MP camera w/ HD recording
We currently have no details on pricing. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments, and hit the source link for the full presser (pdf).
Ever wanted to try out the Windows Phone 7 experience, but can’t bring yourself to get a Windows Phone 7 device? Not only can we not blame you, but it looks like xda-developers can help. Xda member seraph1024 has brought some UI magic to the table in the form of an Android / WP7 merge-and-clone, and it actually doesn’t seem half bad. According to xda, the lite version includes:
- Pin to front page tiles
- Remove from front page
- Uninstall apps
- Dark and lite themes
- 4 accent colours (blue, green, red and orange)
- Limited system messages at top of screen
Also, if you’re not interested in replacing your launcher, but still want to try it out, it comes as a standalone application.
Be sure to hit up the source link to find the application thread, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
In the latest “well, duh” news from Sprint, the carrier has stated that a 4G tablet will be coming in 2011. The statement came via an interview between a Sprint executive and Forbes. Paget Alves, the aforementioned executive, neglected to mention where the tablet would be made, but did hint at the idea that Sprint intends to sell tablets running different mobile OSes, not just Android, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab that s currently available, but only running 3G. While any guesses at what other OSes would be on these tablets would be pure speculation, we know that there is plenty of competition out there.
What do you think Sprint’s plans are for these tablets? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
Froyo users, your Gmail app just got a little cooler. Google released an updated version today that runs a lot closer to the desktop version, right down to improved priority mail and a better compose functionality. » Read the rest
Been dying to get your hands on the new Nexus S? Well, your wait time to get your paws on a pre-order just came to a halt if you live in the UK. Carphone Warehouse is now offering up pre-orders of Samsung’s latest and greatest on:
- T-Mobile UK
You can snag the Nexus S for free on 2-year, £35-a-month deals, or for £20 a month you’ll pay between £219.99 and £249.99. Looking for one without a carrier? For a mere £549.99, that dream can become a reality. You’ll also find yourself shelling out the same amount for PAYG service as well, along with the £10 top up cost.
Carphone Warehouse says you’ll see your Nexus S delivered “before the end of December”.
I want to make one thing very, very clear…I’m not being at all sarcastic in my subject line. I have been a very happy Sprint customer for nearly a decade, and I have the utmost respect for them as a carrier. I feel that their successes have greatly outweighed their failures, and I believe that they have a good idea of how to attract new customers and take care of their existing carriers. That said, why the rant? Well, I think they dropped the ball recently, in one BIG area, and that was in their utter failure to market the Epic 4G. Read on, for my take.
Here’s a short one for you. According to the official Twitter account of Samsung India, Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be coming to the Galaxy S line. The tweet sent out states:
@jaiber Yes we will get gingerbeard on GalaxyS ^PC
So, if you’ve got a Galaxy S, this could be great news… unless Samsung decides to change their minds again. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!
Google Instant for Mobile Devices is now available for all users with Android 2.2 or higher. Google Instant supports 28 languages in 40 countries as Google moved this into major release from its beta phase released in November earlier this year. You’ll be able to go to google.com in your mobile browser, and click the “Instant” link under the search field to turn it on. Now Google will link your deepest thoughts with your mobile device for the government to scan your mind before you even know its happening!…Kidding.
[via Google Mobile Blog]
If you’ve got the Sirius Android app, it’s very possible that you’ve been looking for some Howard Stern on there. If you’ve looked, you’ve noticed that he’s strangely missing. Well, there is some good news for Howard Stern fans. He has renewed his contract with Sirius for another five years, for an undisclosed price that he called “very fair.” He does not expect to continue beyond this five-year term, and there is not yet any word on the rest of his staff. And for those of you with the Sirius app on your phone, he DID confirm that his show will be coming to all Sirius mobile apps.
No word on when the show will resume, but it’s likely that Stern will be back on the air — and on your phone — early next year.