Xperia Neo Launching with Australian Carrier Telstra

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo; Originally announced at MWC just last week, is set to be launched first with Australian mobile provider Telstra. The Xperia Neo sports features such as a 3.7″ WVGA touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, HSPA and WiFi networks, 1GHz Qualcomm processor and will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) stock upon its release. Unfortunately there’s still no ETA on when we can expect the Xperia Neo to be open for pre-order or purchase, nor has any kind of pricing been announced at this time. The phone looks pretty sweet though, so we’re looking forward to hearing more about this device.

[VIA] TalkAndroid

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HTC's Flyer Tablet Receives Some Unofficial Specs; Android 2.3 with a Stylus?

We’ve been desperately waiting to see some “official” specifications on HTC’s upcoming high-roller tablet, the HTC Flyer. Up until now we haven’t heard much of anything, but thanks to a reported inside source of Amoil, there’s a short list of supposed specs that has emerged. What’s even better is that this tipster noted that HTC has another sweet 10-inch LTE tablet in the works which is due to launch in the second half of 2011. Nice.

So, if you’re wondering how legit these specs actually are? It’s hard to say, but this is how the guessing game goes for new devices, isn’t it?

HTC Flyer Specs:

  • 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Processor
  • Android 2.3 OS
  • Included Stylus(?)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen
  • 1.3 MP Front-Facing Camera
  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • 4GB Flash Storage
  • HDMI Port
  • 3G, DLNA Support

[VIA] Engadget

[VIA] Amobil

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Proves To Be a Worthy Competitor

The newly announced Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was flaunting itself on the CES show floor this week, and after a brief amount of time running through the device, it’s certainly clear that the Arc is a far leap from the dinosaur of a device that is the Xperia X10.

First off, the specs on the Arc are fairly competitive with features such as Android 2.3, 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video recording capability, 4.2″ multi-touch reality display, 512MB of RAM, 1GHz Qualcomm, all running on Sony’s BRAVIA Engine. Saying this device is moderately responsive would be a complete understatement. Gingerbread is extremely snappy, and responsive to the touch. The Arc is available in Midnight Blue or Misty Silver, but personally I think the blue is much more modern and slick looking; Grey phones remind me of the old Treo 600 days.

Check out a short video of the Arc, along with Sony’s Press Release and additional photos below.

[LEFT][INDENT]“Xperia™ arc takes the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson has become known for to a new level. Super slim and light, Xperia™ arc is just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has a extra wide 4.2” multi-touch screen. Created from premium materials and with a stunning arc body, this smartphone is sleek, strong and designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand. The best of Sony technology is inside Xperia™ arc. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector.
Xperia™ arc will launch on the latest version of the Android™ platform providing access to Google Mobile Services and the myriad of applications available on the Android market. Xperia™ smartphones add best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps, email and fast Internet to create the most entertaining smartphone experience.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc – Key features
* Slim, lightweight and strong, with perfect ergonomics
* Extra wide 4.2” multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine to ensure ultimate multimedia and viewing experiences
* Sony Exmor R™ for mobile: for best-in-class low-light photography and video capture
* 8.1 megapixel camera and HD video recording capability
* Android Market™ – thousands of applications to keep you entertained

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q1 in the colours Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.
Check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information:

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc at a glance
* 8.1 megapixel camera
* Up to 2.46x smart zoom
* Aperture f/2.4
* Auto focus
* Face detection
* Flash/LED
* Geo tagging
* Image stabilizer
* Noise suppression
* Send to web
* Smile detection
* Sony Exmor R™ for mobile CMOS sensor
* Touch Focus
* Touch capture
* Video light
* Video recording, HD 720p

* Album art
* Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
* Media player
* Music tones (MP3/AAC)
* PlayNow™ service*
* TrackID™ music recognition application
* * This service may not be available in every market

* Bookmarks
* Google™ search
* NeoReader™ barcode scanner
* Pan & zoom
* Web browser (WebKit)

* Call list
* Conference calls
* Facebook™ application*
* Sony Ericsson Timescape™
* Speakerphone
* Vibrating alert
* * This service may not be available in every market

* Conversations
* Email
* Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
* Instant messaging
* Picture messaging (MMS)
* Predictive text input
* Sound recorder
* Text messaging (SMS)

* Auto rotate
* Keyboards (onscreen, QWERTY)
* Picture wallpaper
* Reality display
* Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
* Touchscreen
* Wallpaper animation

* This service may not be available in every market

* 3D games
* Media browser
* Motion gaming
* Radio (FM)
* Video streaming
* Video viewing
* YouTube™

* Android™ OS
* Alarm clock
* Calculator
* Calendar
* Document readers
* Flight mode
* Infinite button
* Phone book

* 3.5 mm audio jack
* aGPS
* Bluetooth™ technology
* Google Maps™
* Modem
* USB mass storage
* USB support
* Wi-Fi™
* Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation *
* * This service may not be available in every market

Google™ services
* These services may not be available in every market

* Android Market™ Client
* Gmail™
* Google Calendar™
* Google Gallery 3D™
* Google Latitude™
* Google Maps™ with Street View
* Google Media Uploader
* Google Music Player™
* Google Phone-top Search
* Google Search widget
* Google Sync™
* Google Talk™
* Google Voice Search
* Set-up Wizard
* YouTube™

* Sony Mobile Bravia Engine
* 16,777,216 colour TFT
* Capacitive multi-touch
* 4.2 inches
* 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
* Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

* In-Box:
* Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc
* Battery (1500mAh)
* Stereo portable handsfree
* Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
* User documentation

* Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
* Weight: 117 grams
* Phone memory: Up to 512 MB
* Memory card support: up to 32 GB
* Memory card included: microSD™ 8 GB
* Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3
* Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm

Availability and versions
* Networks
* UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
* UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

* Midnight Blue
* Misty Silver”



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LG Revolution Gets 1GHz Qualcomm and Android 2.2


We stopped over to visit LG at CES and got to check out the new LG Revolution Android smartphone. Running with Android 2.2 fairly smoothly on a 4.3″ (480 x 800) capacitive display, this sleek device sports a 1GHz Qualcomm Processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal memory, 1280×720 (720p HD) video capture capabilities, as well as an HDMI-out.

I was a little surprised about how touchy the LG reps were about not actually let me hold the device, even just for pictures, but hands are hands right? More shots below.

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Nvidia's Tegra 2 Processor Showcased with Major Tablets for CES 2011

Nvidia is taking the ranks as the mac-daddy of tablet processors, even above major manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Marvel, and Broadcom. Companies such as Motorola, LG, Asustek, Acer, Toshiba, and HTC plan to present their next-gen tablets featuring Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor at the CES Show in Las Vegas in January, which is extremely exciting considering Honeycomb tablets are not far ahead, said to be due around February and March of 2011. You can bet that we’ll be covering everything we can between these new tablets while we’re out and about at the convention, so be sure to stick with us during that time!

[VIA] Digitimes

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Details on Sony Ericsson's Anzu (Xperia X12) Emerge

It’s a short while since we’ve heard anything new regarding the Sony Ericsson Anzu (Xperia X12), however some new details have emerged that give us a better idea of what to expect for the devices launch. With the Anzu’s launch due for early 2011, we somewhat expected it to come stock with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), unfortunately it’s likely that will not be the case this time around. Currently the Anzu is kicking Android 2.1, and is expected to have an update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) at launch. It sports a 4.3-inch LCD display (854 x 480), an HD camera capable of recording 720p video, and packs an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor. Although right now it’s said to be running a stock Android interface, it’s expected to have some form of SE skin prior to it’s official launch. Rest assured that the Anzu will get a bump from 2.2 to 2.3 after it’s debut, according to Sony. In the meantime, check out an additional picture below.

[LEFT][VIA] Engadget


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Motorola Citrus hits Verizon Stores Tomorrow for $50

Tomorrow Verizon will be launching the Motorola Citrus, the lower-end Android 2.1 device with some unimpressive specs such as a 3-inch 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) display, 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor, 3-megapixel camera, and a measley 100MB of memory. For only $50 you can take ‘er home after signing to a two-year plan and mailing in a $100 rebate. Of course, we don’t expect the Citrus to meet the needs of majority of the DroidNerds out there.

[VIA] Engadget

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ViewSonic announces ViewPad 7 and amp; 10's US Release

We’ve talked about the ViewPad 7, but never heard word of a timeframe for its official release here in the US. ViewSonic finally announced that they would be launching the ViewPad 7 tablet here in the States in November. In case you missed out on the specs of this monster, we’ll run through a few of them.

  • 7″ Display
  • 1024 x 600 Resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM7230 600MHz Processor
  • 802.11b, 802.11g WiFi
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Also, if you remember the ViewPad 7 had a big brother, the ViewPad 10. Sporting an attractive Android/Windows 7 dual-booting OS. Unfortunately we won’t see this beast release until Q1 of 2011. The ViewPad 7 will retail for around $479 and will feature access to the Android Market. (Seriously) If the Galaxy Tab isn’t quite what you’re looking for this holiday season, then give the ViewPad 7 a try.

[VIA] Engadget

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Acer debuts Liquid Metal packed with Breeze UI and Android 2.2

We’ve seen a few leaked images of the Acer Liquid Metal in the past couple weeks, but now, finally, Acer has officially announced the Android 2.2 smartphone. This device is packed full of sweet features, but the one we’re most excited about is Acer’s new interface, Breeze. Breeze allows the user to manage applications much more easily, and enables you to access information even when the screen is locked. Absolutely everything is completely customizable. The Acer Liquid Metal sports other features such as:

  • Qualcomm 7230 800 MHz process for lightning fast navigation
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Wi-Fi HSDPA 14.4Mbps
  • Record video in HD at 720p (30fps)
  • 5MP A/F camera enhanced with LED flash
  • Dolby Surround technology

Liquid Metal is due to launch in the UK first, around mid November for £299. Hopefully we’ll be hearing of the US release sooner than later.

[VIA] Engadget

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Acer Liquid Metal Details from FCC hint a possible AT and amp;T Candidate

As the days progress, we’re hearing more and more details on the upcoming Acer Liquid Metal Android smartphone. With that said, the FCC has provided us with a little more insight regarding this aluminum beast. Powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230-1 processor with Android 2.2, this unit will feature GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA Band II and V which would put it at the top of the list for AT&T. Liquid Metal should be available in the UK around the end of this month, while a US release is still yet to be confirmed.

[VIA] Engadget

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