Due out this summer, the Restore is a messaging-centric handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a midlevel feature set that includes a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, an MP3 player, and support for various Sprint services (Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Family Locator, and Sprint Football Live).
The Reality features a 3-inch WQVGA touch screen with Samsung's customizable TouchWiz interface, which now includes a Communities widget so users can update their status, post pictures from the phone's 3.2-megapixel camera, and upload videos to YouTube right from the home screen.
In addition, it supports a full range of messaging options--Web mail, mobile e-mail, chat, and Exchange support. The Reality also offers Bluetooth, Visual Voice Mail, support for VZ Navigator, and standard personal organization tools like a calendar, alarm clock, … Read more
Well, we finally got one in, and while we spend the next few days touching it, smelling it, tasting it,and passing it through our lower intestines, I took just a few photos to help you pass the time. Look for a full review soon.
There was good news coming out of Canada yesterday for Android fans, as Rogers Wireless officially released the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Available for $149.99 on select three-year plans, the much-anticipated smartphone features an 8-megapixel camera, a 4-inch WVGA display, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. But as great as the phone is, it offers just Android 1.6 while comparable handsets have Android 2.1.
We just watched a new Samsung video on YouTube promoting the company's 3D TVs, and boy, it's good. At the start, the presenter claims to be able to present vintage art masterpieces in new ways using 3D technology, and the results are hilarious.
Our favorite was "Bathers at Asnieres" by Seurat for its shock factor and use of an Internet meme. We don't want to spoil the fun by describing the gags, so watch it yourself by clicking on the image.
(Source: Crave Asia)
Typically, we only have to look at Japan and Korea to know what cool phones we're missing out on. Today's find is the AMOLED Beam (SPH-W9600), which succeeds the earlier Haptic Beam (SPH-W7900). No prizes there for guessing the display type in use.
The AMOLED Beam has a 3.3-inch WVGA touch screen, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, HSDPA, terrestrial DMB connectivity, support for DivX, video calls and, most importantly, a built-in WVGA projector capable of beaming content up to a maximum screen size of 50 inches.
The phone, however, is available only in Korea, according to Samsung. There's … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S was one of the highlights from CTIA this year, so we don't blame you if you're waiting for it to hit stores. Unfortunately, we still don't have an official release date, but the Galaxy S took another step toward reality Sunday when it dropped by the Federal Communication Commission for a little certification testing. And as Endgadget and others have pointed put, it's equipped with AT&T's 3G bands.
AT&T isn't such a stretch, but keep in mind that even an FCC filing is no guarantee that … Read more
After a handful of missteps and false starts, another over-the-air update for the Motorola Cliq has started rolling out. It's not the Android 2.1 update that many are hoping for, but it is a minor maintenance release with generally undetectable changes.
Designed to improve features like battery life, widget response, GPS, Bluetooth, and touch-screen sensitivity, version 1.4.8 should hit all Cliq handsets this weekend. You should also see fewer "force close" error messages and you'll get support for a couple of new elements, notably .WMA and WAV audio files and Microsoft Office 2007 … Read more