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Sony Ericsson Arc HD Details – Has 720p Screen and 1080p Video Recording

Remember when we told you about that one rumor? You know, the flagship Sony Ericsson phone packing a 1.5GHz dual-core punch rumor? Well it looks like we have some more details about the device. GSMArena is reporting they received a tip on information for the device. The phone— referred to as the SE Arc HD– is said to come with a 1280 x 720 (720p) screen and support full HD video recording. If you remember from Google’s announcement for the Galaxy Nexus, you’ll remember the Galaxy Nexus runs Ice Cream Sandwich with a native 720p resolution. If you put the pieces together, you can conclude (albeit prematurely) this new SE flagship will also carry Android 4.0. In addition, the phone will come with a noteworthy feature where users will have the ability to capture full resolution shots while recording video. Yes you read that correctly, there is the option to simultaneously take full resolution photos while capturing full 1080p videos! Sounds like SE is ready to take full advantage of ICS considering the sweet treat will have optimized camera settings and hardware acceleration.

We expect to see Sony make a formal announcement of this device in the coming weeks, especially with more and more information leaking out. We’ll certainly keep our eyes and ears open for more leaks.

[via GSM Arena]

TELUS Samsung Galaxy S II X (Hercules) available October 19th?

Telus has put the official “coming soon” label on the Galaxy S II X, aka Hercules. The tentative date is going to be October 19th. No word on price yet, but that’s not very long to wait. As a reminder GSII X has a 4.5-inch (800 x 480) screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1850mAh battery, Android 2.3.5, and could possibly reach peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps. We posted a hands-on with the device back in September. be sure to check it out here.

[via mobilesyrup]

Dell Streak Pro 101DL coming to Softbank January 2012

Count this as one more phone to be added to Softbank’s fall/winter lineup; the Dell Streak Pro 101DL. This looks to be another higher end device with specs including:

  • Android 2.3
  • 4.3-inch super AMOLED screen with 540×960 QHD resolution (Gorilla Glass)
  • 8MP CMOS camera
  • 1.3MP sub camera
  • 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8260 CPU
  • SyncUp compatible
  • Dell Stage 2.0 pre-installed
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • IEEE802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • microSDHC card slot
  • size: 65×126×10.3mm, weight: 140g

Expect this one on shelves sometime in January 2012. Price is still yet to be dermined.

[via TechCrunch]

HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard

The HTC Holiday has been to the FCC recently and while it was there we got a peak at what frequencies it operates on. From the FCC documents, the Holiday is equipped to run on AT&T’s LTE network, so that all but confirms that the Holiday will be joining their network..erhrm..this holiday season.  Toward the end of this past August, we reported a leak of the Holiday; bringing you the specifications. As a refresher, the Holiday will have:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash & capable of 1080p)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

We know that HTC has already prepped a Holiday for South Korea under the moniker Raider, and with all the info and photos available, this powerful phone has got to be near launch. I supposed they may be waiting to have the Holiday’s launch coincide with holiday shopping. *rimshot*

[via FCC]

Sony Ericsson Nozomi Next Flagship Phone with 1.5GHz Dual-Core and 720p Screen?

A week ago we brought you some rumors about Sony Ericsson’s new flagship phone the Nozomi. Today we’ve got a few more spicy details to share with you on this device including a possible release date. Let’s get on with it.

The Nozomi is rumored to be packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (there are no memory card options), a 1750mAh battery, and a 720p (1280 x 720) resolution 4.3-inch screen. Just to get a barb in on Apple, this screen has a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch compared to the iPhone 4’s 326 PPI. It will also come with NFC, though I feel phones with these chips just can’t hit the market fast enough. The Nozomi is currently looking at a March 2012 release. That’s quite a ways away so you’ll have to put this all strictly in the rumor bin for now. One of our readers, Gregory Opera, has really sparked my interest in the Sony Ericsson phone arena. I’ll need to get my hands on one of their phones and judge for myself, but I really like what they are up to lately. Be watching for that soon.

[via xperiablog]

HTC Vigor is Bluetooth 3.0 certified

The HTC Vigor is officially Bluetooth 3.0 certified, having just made its way through Bluetooth SIG. As we detailed in a previous post, the Vigor is rumored to sport a 4.3-inch 1280×720 resolution HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 8MP camera, Sense 3.5, Beats audio, and Gingerbread 2.3.4. Those combined specs will no doubt make the Vigor a heavy hitter when it arrives on Verizon’s store shelves, which by the way, could be as early as October 5th.

[via Softpedia]

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro has Android and Windows 7 – not a dual boot though

viewpad 10pro

Back in February, we were informed of several new devices ViewSonic had up its’ sleeves for tablet devices in 2011. One of which we heard of was the ViewPad 10Pro, which upon early specs, looked to be a dual-booting Android and Windows 7 Pro tablet device. Cool right? Well, not as cool as we had heard, but still nice enough.

At Computex 2011, ViewSonic not only announced its ViewPad 7x, but alsoi the new ViewPad 10Pro which will come with Windows 7 Pro, and Android (looks like Android 2.2 Froyo in the pics), but Android will be accessed by a virtualization program called Bluestacks, which turns Android into a Windows app and runs it in a virtual environment rather than being a true dual-boot. Ah, well, it’s still pretty cool. On top of that, it’s got a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail processor, 32GB onboard storage expandable by MicroSD and USB and 3G built-in. Let us know what you think!

Images and Press Release below.