After the low cost $150 2.8" capacitive Huawei IDEOS U8150 (also known as Huawei Ascend?), Huawei is now also bringing larger screen perhaps a bit higher end X5 at 3.8" and X6 at 4.1" screen sizes, also including a 1Ghz processor and a HDMI output. It will be interesting to see at what prices those are going to be sold at unlocked, if Huawei plans to provide cheaper alternatives to the high end Android phones.
- Huawei Brings Ideos X5 and X6 Android Phones to Australia (pocketnow.com)
- Huawei announce two new Android phones: the Ideos X5 and X6 (mobilecrunch.com)
- Huawei Ideos X5 Preview: First Look (brighthub.com)
- Huawei Ideos X6 Review: First Look (brighthub.com)
- Huawei IDEOS X6 smartphone: 4.1″, HDMI and HSPA+ (slashgear.com)
- Huawei IDEOS X6 and X5: Stock Android 2.2 (FroYo) on surprisingly high end hardware [HSPA+, Snapdragon] (intomobile.com)
Charlie Kindel is the General Manager of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Developer Ecosystem. He tells us about some of the features of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform. You can watch Charlie Kindel's Q&A at LeWeb 2010 here.
Nicole of Netbooknews reports from the LG Optimus press conference in Taiwan. The phone is a 480x320 3.2" Android phone to retail unlocked for about $332 in Taiwan. It uses the 600Mhz ARM11 Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.
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Watch my video of Windows Phone 7 filmed last february featuring a demonstration of the OS by Windows Phone 7 product manager Erik Helgerson. Smart phones are the new PC, the fastest growing consumer electronics segment, within a year or two, more smart phones will be sold worldwide each year than PCs and Laptops. This is why Microsoft is trying very hard to bring this new smart phone OS, based on Windows CE 7, they seem to be even suing Android manufacturers like Motorola for not using it.
- Developers Shun Windows Phone 7 (lockergnome.com)
- Video: Hands-on guide to using Windows Phone 7 (en.onsoftware.com)
- Morgan Stanley:Windows Phone 7 Is A Pivotal Release For Microsoft's Strategic Positioning (wmpoweruser.com)
- Windows Phone Marketplace will have 2000 apps at launch of Windows Phone 7 (geek.com)
Quick overview of the HTC Wildfire, 259€ smart phone as presented at the T Mobile booth at IFA. Sorry about the manual focus set to infinity, I still forgot to put it back to auto after filming the fireworks.
ARM11 based 7" capacitive Android 2.2 tablet. They will launch this for 399€. I previously unveiled this design at Computex as the 7" capacitive Foxconn Qualcomm MSM7227 based Android tablet: http://armdevices.net/2010/06/04/foxconn-7-capacitive-android-tablet/
Here's my review of the Dell Streak, 5" capacitive Qualcomm Snapdragon powered Android Tablet, as posted by JKKmobile.com a few minutes after I first tried to use his unit at the recent Computex in Taiwan.
The 4.8" to 5" Android Tablet is in my opinion the coolest and the best size for a Tablet because it is the largest possible screen that fits in most pockets, thus this form factor Android tablet can be carried around everywhere with the largest screen size for web browsing and watching videos and launching apps always available.
Archos created and has been selling this form factor since 2003 with their release of the Archos AV300, back then the first large screen PMP device. Since 2005, Archos released the first WiFi enabled touch screen embedded Linux Qtopia based PMA430 and for over 9 months, the Android based Archos 5 Internet Tablet has been available on the market at $249 in Radio Shack.
The release of the Dell Streak is a good thing for Archos as it popularizes the form factor. Also, I believe Archos has some advantages even with their 9 month old Android product such as pricing with a 9 month old pricing that is at about half the launch price of the Dell Streak, support for all video codecs and high profile H264, larger storage capacities up to 500GB, HDMI output, USB host and a bunch of other features. Also, Archos is expected to release 45nm based OMAP3640 Android tablet devices by September, thus further improving on the features and on the price/value performance.
Acer is launching this new 3.7" AMOLED, 1ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon based Android 2.1 phone with the new customized Acer user interface layer on top of Android.
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- Video: Acer gets all official with their 1GHz Snapdragon- and Android-powered Stream (mobilecrunch.com)
- Acer Stream preview at Computex 2010 (engadget.com)
- Acer's Android-powered Stream gets official, gets handled, lives up to its name with DLNA support (video) (engadget.com)
- Acer Stream gets official: AMOLED, 1GHz and HDMI [Video] (Chris Davies/Android Community) (techmeme.com)
At Computex 2010, Qualcomm announced the sampling of their third generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, it's a 45nm process, dual-core 1.2ghz. Here's an interview with Mark Frankel, product manager of the Snapdragon processors at Qualcomm.
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- Qualcomm readies dual-core processors for smartphones (infoworld.com)
- Qualcomm Ups the Game with Faster Smartphone Processor (wired.com)
- Dual-core Snapdragon offers 1080p video encoding (linuxfordevices.com)
- With Arrival of Mobile Dual Core Chips, Wintel Needs to Worry (gigaom.com)
- Qualcomm ships first dual-core Snapdragon chipsets clocking 1.2GHz (engadget.com)
- Qualcomm spits out 3rd gen Snapdragon (go.theregister.com)
- Qualcomm's Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.2GHz Chips - Seen In A Smartphone Near You Soon [Qualcomm] (gizmodo.com)