A leaked Lenovo roadmap shows what smartphones the company has in store for the rest of the year, including three devices in September, one in October, and one in November. Five devices in three months means the company is definitely trying to create a strong portfolio going into the holidays.
A seasonal T-Mobile roadmap has leaked to the masses today, outing several upcoming LTE-capable devices for the nation’s fourth largest carrier. The swath of listed devices include T-Mobile’s self-branded Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot, capable of accessing the provider’s as-of-yet nonfunctional LTE network. Also on the list are several smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (known internationally as the Galaxy S III mini), the Galaxy S III LTE and the all-new BlackBerry Z10.
Inside Samsung’s booth at CES 2013, the company’s AMOLED display roadmap was spotted, effectively outing its plans to release a 5-inch 1080p display at some point in Q1 of this year. Interestingly, the same board shows current HD screens matching the sizes of both the currently manufactured Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. And while no devices have been officially announced sporting a 5-inch 1080p display (440ppi), that sized screen would line up nicely with the projected specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV.
With 2013 already upon us, Verizon isn’t shy in touting it’s 4G dominance by announcing its LTE network is now available in 473 markets that includes 273.5 million potential customers. While their network is available to about 89% of the US footprint, Verizon plans on providing the service on every US market by mid year. To my surprise, Verizon is also planning on making sure their LTE network will be available everywhere that their 3G network hits by the end of the year. An amazing accomplishment indeed if they are able to hit that goal.
Also, according to Verizon reps: “This year, the company also will continue to work with rural communications companies through LTE in Rural America, helping them to build and operate a 4G LTE network in their areas.”
Glad to see Verizon isn’t hitting the breaks on providing their customers with the best experience possible.
We all love Android here, but there comes a point where all of us at one time or another are waiting and wondering when the latest software update will finally make its way to our device. Thanks to an anonymous Verizon employee, we now have a leaked list of upcoming Android handsets that can expect to receive ICS very soon. Here is the breakdown:
- HTC Rezound – OTA update available May 9
- Motorola RAZR – OTA update available May 21
- Motorola RAZR MAXX – OTA update available May 21
- Motorola Xoom 4G – TBA, awaiting approval
- Motorola Xoom 3G – TBA, awaiting approval
The tipster goes on to say that Big Red pushes out its OTA over a 14 day period from the release date, “in batches“, so no worries if you don’t see the update on the exact day listed. Hit the source link below for more details.
While Verizon always has a stacked Android lineup, it has to ensure it has the latest and greatest devices by keeping things fresh and up to date. To that end, it looks like Big Red is all set for its Summer and Fall lineup for 2012. For starters, it does indeed plan on carrying a version of the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, which we’ll assume will be a 4G LTE variant and will likely arrive this summer. As a follow-up, Verizon does indeed plan on carrying yet additional Motorola DROID RAZR models, perhaps models that have a bigger screen in HD and no capacative buttons? Finally, Verizon does indeed plan on carrying a phablet-type device, but not from Samsung. Instead, HTC is reportedly working on a device with a monstrous 5-inch screen with 1080P display, a quad-core Krait CPU and an Adreno 320 GPU, HTC Sense 5 and a Scribe pen.
Well, it looks like those of you needing to upgrade your phones this year will have at least a few good options of throwing down some of your hard earned coins. You folks excited at the idea of what’s to come from Verizon?
Electronic giant Fujitsu has teased a number of intriguing devices as it unveiled it’s 2012 product portfolio during a press conference in Japan. Amidst a series of Ultrabooks, Ultrathin displays and Windows 8 devices sit 2 particularly interesting devices.
First up is the imaginatively titled ‘Mainstream Android Media tablet’ which is slated for a June 2012 arrival. No headline specs have been hinted at this point however the reference to ‘mainstream’ may suggest that Fujitsu aims to take on the popular Transformer, Xoom and Galaxy Tab Android tablets. The tablet is set to bolster Fujitsu’s foray into the Android Tablet market signalled by the announcement of the Stylistic M350/CA2.
Second up, slating a September arrival, is the ‘New detachable Performance Slate’ which seems, judging by the pictured detachable keyboard, to be going head-to-head with the Asus Transformer Prime. More interestingly, the performance slate does not make reference to the Operating System it will run. Given that the roadmap shows off both Android and Windows 8 devices, is it possible that we may be looking at one of the first dual-boot, Android Jelly Bean tablets?
Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid as we bring more news on these new devices as the details break.
source : notebookitalia
If you were to walk into any local wireless carrier in search for a tablet, you would find a plethora of 3G and some 4G devices to chose from. Of all the manufacturers who make those wireless radio-packing tabs, as hard as you looked, you will not see one 3G or 4G tablet made by Sony (unless you’re in Japan and you’re looking at the Tablet S or P) – all Sony tabs are currently WiFi only. According to a recently leaked AT&T roadmap, those stats are soon about to change with a mysterious 3G enabled tablet code named the Crystal.
We don’t really know much about this upcoming tablet other than it will be restricted to HSPA+ networks, yes that unfortunately means no LTE. According to the roadmap, we should see the Crystal sometime within the first quarter for $409.99, and you can expect that price to reflect the required signing of a two year contract.
So what is the Sony Crystal tablet going to look like? Good question, but since there are no rumors of Sony building any new and improved hardware it’s thought to possibly be a revamped Tablet S. On the other hand, Sony could have a tight seal on an all new tablet design and we could be pleasantly surprised come Mobile World Congress, as that would be the most likely place for the Crystal’s unveiling. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
I know everyone is excited to hear something official on the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless. Although we do have some news, nothing is concrete.
The latest Verizon roadmap (pictured above) shows w/o of 11/21 for the Galaxy Nexus. This can be taken two ways. There is some speculation that it means “web only”, but I think it means “week of”. We’re also told that this document is a work-in-progres so it isn’t final.