Sony Teases a Dark Silver Version of the Xperia S, Says ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled’

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Sony just announced the Xperia S will get a color makeover resulting in a dark silver edition of the device, currently you can only purchase it in black and white. The new color should be welcomed by those who want something out of the ordinary and refuse to get another black phone.

The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 32GB internal storage, 12MP Exmor R camera, NFC and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony says the dark silver version of the Xperia S will be available in the next few weeks, but did not give an exact date other than to “keep our eyes peeled.”

source: Sony Blog

HTC ‘Proto’ Launching This Fall With Specs Slightly Better than the One V

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Word is trickling in about a new HTC model that is expected to debut later this year: codenamed ‘Proto.’ The device appears to be a refreshed One V, but we’re not sure how HTC will position it. It very well could be a new device in the One series. The Proto is only 9.62mm thick and has a 4-inch WVGA SLCD display. Compared to the HTC One V, this is a slight bump in specs but nothing to impressive. The One V has a 3.7-inch display, a 5MP camera, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and 7.2Mbps HSPA. In terms of processor speed, the HTC One V has only a single-core processor, and the Proto will have a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 (lower-end Snapdragon S4) rated for 1Ghz, a welcomed upgrade for you One V users out there. The Proto is supposed to have Beats Audio in tow, but we’re unsure if the recent realignment between Beats and HTC, will have an adverse affect.

So tell me, are you excited for the HTC ‘Proto’? Sounds like a great mid ranged device to me!

source: The Verge

Sony Xperia S all set for Canadian debut (or is it?)

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Sony
has really upped its game this year as it looks to go toe-to-toe with Android kingpins Samsung, HTC and Motorola. The latest flagship device, the Xperia S, was revealed to the world at the CES show back in January and the device is picking up critical acclaim throughout the tech world. It seemed this morning that Canada would be the next country to pick up the device as the Sony Mobile Facebook page posted the above image early this morning.  The admittedly genuine looking advert suggested that Xperia S is ‘coming soon’ to Rogers Canada  however all may not be as it seems. Just as quickly as the image was posted it disappeared again in a cloud of mystery.

Canadian tech site MobileSyrup contacted Rogers who confirmed that while the device will certainly be compatible with its network, there are no specific plans to offer it directly. It looks like any Canadian Xperia S fans might need to pick up this new flagship device sim-free.

Just in case you’d forgotten, The Xperia S boasts a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3″ 720p display, and a market leading 12MP camera. The device ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread however Ice Cream Sandwich will follow shortly thereafter. Definitely a device worth getting your hands, whether it’s sim-free or otherwise!

source : mobilesyrup

HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update “Anticipated To Be Coming Soon” (Again)

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We can’t blame you if you’re a Thunderbolt owner and still a little PO’d at the failed OTA attempt to push Gingerbread your way. HTC and Verizon want to make it up to you.  Word on the Twit over at @HTC revealed the following:

“VZW & HTC anticipate the update being available soon.  You will be notified directly on your device when it is ready to d’load”

Here’s to hoping “soon’ is within the next couple of weeks and that all of the bugs will be squashed when the release rolls out.  Talk Android will be keeping our ears open and or eyes peeled when word breaks of the OTA hitting devices.  At that time you’ll be the first to know.  Though it’s not required, your best bet for a successful download is to wait until you are sitting pretty in a WiFi hotspot.  Good luck and don’t forget to report back when the OTA hits your device.  Enjoy.

[via Android Central]

HTC Amaze (Ruby) “coming soon” to Telus

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Not only is the HTC Amaze going to be available here in the states on Oct. 12th, it will soon land in Canada as well. Telus has just listed the high-end phone as “coming soon” on the Canadian carrier’s website. If you will recall, the Amaze was being called the “Ruby” for a while and has some pretty gem-like specs to boot. Adorning a qHD Super LCD powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor running Android 2.3.4. and HTC Sense. There is an 8MP camera with smile detection and dedicated camera and camcorder buttons on the side. The Amaze will come with NFC capability and will allow users to make mobile payments in the near future. A very feature-packed phone, we suspect it will be a major success.

This is going to be a great Android phone so be sure to check it out in the coming weeks.

[via Telusmobility]

LG Enlighten Still Marked As “Coming Soon” For Verizon

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The August 25th release date for the LG Enlighten has come and gone without it hitting the shelves at Verizon. A Verizon catalog shot has been captured over at Android Central showing the Enlighten is still being promoted as coming soon. Better than nothing right? If you’re looking for a entry-level slider, here’s a quick recap of the specs: Gingerbread, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch (480 x 320) screen, a 3.2MP camera, 150MB internal memory, and a 2GB microSD card. Not much to get excited about unless it shows up for free on contract sign up. Thoughts on this one?

[via androidcentral]

What Android Devices Are the TalkAndroid Staff Most Looking Forward To?

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The last few months have seen a lot of announcements with regard to upcoming Android devices. We saw a lot of great stuff at CES, and will undoubtedly see a lot more at Mobile World Congress in the upcoming weeks. So, with all the upcoming devices that will be launching in the near future, what is your local TalkAndroid staff looking most forward to, and why? Read on. » Read the rest

MobiTV Coming Soon to Android

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So, along with the Slingplayer Mobile app, there’s apparently some more tasty media happenings in store for the Android. Well known mobile television provider MobiTVhas announced development on an Android extension of their software.

Currently offered on the iPhone as the second-highest revenue generating application in the Apple app store, its services are offered for subscribers for $10 per month. These services include live news, sports coverage, and access to more than 200 on-demand shows. Beyond the iPhone, MobiTV is also found as Verizon’s mobile TV app of choice, and has some channels offered as Sprint’s Premier channels on SprintTV.

All said, there are more than 10 million users of MobiTV, according to the service’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Nooney.
Later this year, fellow Androiders, we’ll have yet another media option in the Market’s growing stable of other such apps. And correct me if I’m wrong, but a choice is always for the better.

[via: MobiTV Blog]