We know what you were thinking when the 7.1 mm thin Motorola Droid Razr was first unveiled, “how the heck did they fit everything in there?” We were thinking the same thing, especially when they announced that there would be LTE radios on board. Well, the good folks over at the Engadget Mobile team put together a little “under the hood” look with their go to guy, Francois Simond, who handles everything in the hardware hack dept. Check out his findings below when he cracked that baby open. » Read the rest
We’re getting very close to getting our hands on the first Quad-core Android tablet, the Transformer Prime, as it just cleared the FCC. Rumors have it being officially announced on November 9, so the timing couldn’t be better. This won’t be priced as sweet as the original, but the fact that it has a Quad core, is 8.9mm thick, and the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich, I can’t see how this won’t be as successful.
Along with the FCC comes a complete teardown which give us a really nice look at the NVIDIA Tegra 3. Hit the break for the pics.
Ahh, a geek’s dream. I’m not sure what it is about tear downs, there’s just something about getting down into the nitty gritty of a powerful device and seeing how it works from the inside out. So, without further ado, here is the Motorola Atrix 4G getting its tear down courtesy of the guys over at iFixit.com. Let us know what you think of the process in the comments below. Here are a couple of key points we found interesting in the tear down, but head on over via the source link for more pics and for the entire tear down process.
- A word on wireless connectivity: Although the phone is labeled 4G, the phone does not actually run on 4G (hint: it still doesn’t exist). Data transfer occurs over HSPA+, a classification of evolved 3G. (Im not sure I would agree completely with this, as the ITU has declared evolved 3G is a 4G technology, but I definitely see where they’re coming from)
- The 34.7 gram, 1930 mAh Li-Ion battery will provide up to 530 minutes of talk time on GSM, and up to 540 minutes on WCDMA.
- We haven’t encountered any VOID stickers or things of that sort while taking apart the Atrix, making it appear to be very repair-friendly.
- The LED flanks the 5 MP camera (which is capable of shooting 720p HD video). A software update to be released soon will reportedly allow for full 1080p video capture.
- For enhanced security, the power button has a capacitive fingerprint scanner that can verify your identity from a single swipe of a finger.
- Motorola Atrix 4G Repairability Score: 9 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair) » Read the rest
The Dell Streak 7, one of the more anticipated 7″ tablets to soon make its debut on T-Mobile, gets a tear down. Check out the video below so you can see the inner workings of one of Dell’s latest creations. And while you’re at it, see if you can spot the reason why this bad boy is only running version 2.2 (froyo)? We hope that Dell is wasting no time in working on getting the Streak 7 Honeycomb (3.0) soon, very soon. It would be a crime, in our opinion, to release a device that sports a Tegra 2 Dual Core processor and not grace it with Honeycomb. Hit the break for the video and for more specs on the device. And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest