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Dell Streak 7 headed for CES launch as ad storyboard leaks

24 Dec

The Dell Streak with its 5.0-inch display might come across as a confused gadget (Is it a smartphone or an Internet Tablet? Answer: Probably neither.) but there is no mistaking the upcoming Streak 7. While it was known for sometime now that Dell will launch a 7.0-inch tablet, but now we have the entire storyboard of its (proposed?) ad campaign. While there is not much to gather from the storyboard apart from the fact that it will feature a graphics card (really? a card?) and a fast processor. We expect the Streak 7 to make its debut at the upcoming CES show in January. Now comes the big question – will it be good enough to take on this year’s Galaxy Tab and next year’s Motopad?

SOURCE: Engadget

Sony Ericsson Anzu X12 gets a preview months before official announcement

17 Nov

Eldar Murtazin and his band of merrymen have done it again! Not patient enough to give Sony Ericsson a chance to announce their upcoming XPERIA X10 successor, they have put up a detailed preview of the XPERIA X12 aka Anzu on Mobile Review.

According to them, the X12 will be launched in early-2011 and will run on Android 2.2. It will eventually be upgraded to Android 2.3 aka Gingerbreak later in the summer. While the X12 will be the X10’s successor with its 4.3-inch display and 12.0 MP shooter, they are not impressed by the overall product. The display is not at par with S-AMOLED and S-LCD displays found in most high-end smartphones these days. Also, it runs on Qualcomm’s MSM7230 chipset with a processor clocked at 800 MHz, while most of its competitors will be packing multi-core processors next year that can do real 1080p HD video recording.

The X12 would be just about at par with the current Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Desire HD and won’t be able to compete with Samsung and HTC products of 2011. Seems like another case of a Sony Ericsson project getting delayed to us.

SOURCE: Mobile Review

Unannounced LG Android superphone with NVIDIA Tegra 2 leaked

16 Nov

Look what the cat brought in – pics of LG’s unannounced flagship multimedia monster Android superphone, slated for an early 2011 launch. Internally known as the Star, it is claimed to be the first Android smartphone with a dualcore processor from NVDIA – the Tegra 2. It also has a 4.0-inch display and an 8.0 MP camera that can shoot videos in full HD (1080p) and is expected to run an almost virgin Android UI. We expect it to make a headline at next year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Head over to Engadget for some more shots of the superphone.

SOURCE: Engadget Mobile

Nexus S gets the hands on treatment

12 Nov

It did not take long for this one to turn from rumour to a full fledged leak. Barely two hours after the first pic of the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus S, was snapped from a Best Buy flyer, Engadget has received the first live hands on pics of the Google phone. Yes, it is made by Samsung (GT I9020), yes, it looks similar to the Galaxy S, yes, it is Google branded and yes, it will run Gingerbread Android 2.3.

SOURCE: Engadget

Nokia X2-01 leaked

3 Nov

Nokia never ceases amusing us or should we say confusing us. At a time when we were still struggling to get our heads around its many platforms (Symbian S40, S60 3rd edition, S60 5th edition, Symbian^1, Symbian^3, Symbian^4 and MeeGo) and its naming schemes (C6-00, C6-01…), the Nokia X2-01 takes the cake for being the most challenging product of them all. First, the name – X2-01 – does not really tell how it is different from the X2-00. Does it have a better camera? Or a slide-out QWERTY? You can only make wild guesses from the name.



It is not until you see the picture that you realise it is a QWERTY keypad version of the X2-00. But wait, doesn’t it remind you about the C3? Of course, it does! But then this one belongs to the X-series so probably Nokia might offer some music related stuff with it.


On the specs front, it is claimed the X2-01 has a 3.0 MP camera (the X2-00 has 5.0 MP while the C3 has a 2.0 MP camera) and like the X2-00 and the C3, the X2-01 also runs on Symbian S40 platform. It does not have Wi-Fi support and going merely by the X2-00’s specs, it is unlikely to have 3G connectivity either. The C3 has Wi-Fi.


Now the big question is, how will Nokia position the X2-01. Will it be below the C3 (considering it does not have Wi-Fi) or above it (the X2-01 has a better camera)? We shall get our answer when Nokia officially announces the phone.


SOURCE: Mobile Review

The Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone is real, poses for the camera

27 Oct

We are crying tears of joy. A dream everyone of us had for the past couple of years is finally about to come true. A dream to fuse Sony PSP with a cellphone to get the PlayStation Phone. Yeah, rumours about such a device have existed for a long time but today, Engadget brings the first live shots of the PS Phone.


The PS Phone is expected to run on the latest version of Android called Gingerbread and will sport a Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset with a 1 GHz processor. It will also have 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM and a display that would range between 3.7 and 4.1-inches.


The controls are very PSP-like and the pad in the centre is said to be a touchpad with multi-touch support. It is unknown when the device will be launched, but considering that the Gingerbread Man has arrived at Googleplex, it should not take long. We can expect an announcement latest by the first quarter of next year if it is not made before the holiday shopping season itself.


What is really unknown at this point is the kind of games we will get to see on this device. Well, for that we will have to wait for some more time. Till then head over to Engadget Mobile for more pics.


SOURCE: Engadget Mobile

HTC shows off its first WP7 smartphone, the HD7

11 Oct

The Windows Phone 7 launch event has not begun yet and we have the third high profile WP7 smartphone in our midst already. After the LG Optimus 7 and the Samsung Omnia 7, here’s the HTC HD7. It is basically the same as the HD2 – 4.3-inch display, 5.0 MP camera and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1 GHz processor. The only thing new is the 16 GB internal flash memory and of course, the new operating system. Follow us on Twitter (@cellpassion) for live updates from the launch press conference.

SOURCE: Mobile Crunch