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Google officially launches Nexus One

5 Jan

The worst kept secret in tech space today got a stamp of ‘officialness’ when Google announced the Nexus One, the latest Android phone. This is the first Android phone that Google will retail on its own via its web store. The device, mnufactured by HTC, is currently available in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore unlocked at $530. In the US, the Nexus One is also available with T-Mobile for $180 with a two-year contract. Google will bring more phones to other carriers with Vodafone and Verizon Wireless lined up for spring this year.

The Nexus One runs on a new version of Android OS called version 2.1 that supports 3D interfaces and comes with a revamped user interface. But there are lot more cooler features on the Nexus One apart from cosmetic changes.

The most crucial addition, we think, is that of universal voice command support across all applications. Basically, where ever there is an option to type text, you can now speak. Like Google Voice Search, all the processing takes place on the server side, which means you will have to be connected to the network at all time.

Google has also partnered with the folks at Cool Iris for the new image gallery application. If you have used Cool Iris on the iPhone, you’d know what to expect – basically cool rendering of your images in a 3-D wall. Other tweaks include five homescreens instead of the default three.

On the hardware front, the Nexus One rocks a 3.7 inch 480×800 pixel touchscreen display, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5.0 MP camera with led flash, 512 MB RAM/ROM and a 1400 mAh battery. It supports quad-band EDGE and 900/1700/2100 MHz HSDPA.

The Nexus One is just the first of many phones that Google will retail on its own. Motorola might be next with a ‘world phone’, which we would like to assume, it would launch with Verizon Wireless.

HTC Nexus One aka Google Phone gets more street cred, poses for its first photoshoot in the wild

14 Dec

One thing that we have learnt from the whole ‘Google Phone’ HTC Nexus One leaks is that it is not a good idea to hand over a secret device to thousands of Twitter-eager, photo-op hungry Googlers.

Starting todays leaks is a bunch of photos of the Nexus One showing of its Palm webOS-like card deck UI, that apparently will show a preview of all homescreens in the new Android OS 2.1. Engadget has a good collection of pics, so head over there to check out the ‘unusually large’ camera on the back.

Those guys have even found an FCC listing for the Nexus One that not only confirms the name but also the fact that it supports UMTS and HSUPA on the 850/1700/1900 that means it will work over both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G networks in the US. However, this also means that it won’t work on most 3G networks outside the US. So folks, join us in our prayers to see a Europe/Asia version of the Nexus One.

Motorola's Andriod Phone Announcement – Blur & Cliq

10 Sep

Sanjay Jha of Motorola has taken the stage and is talking about some of the key market factors like one billion wireless broadband customers globally by end of 2009. The emphasis of the device is on social networking and over the air updates. We believe the Cliq will outsell the Palm Pre in most US markets in the fourth quarter of this year. Based on what we have seen and heard, the capabilities of the Blur UI seem to be better than the Palm Pre’s.Here are some of the highlights from his keynote:

  • Andriod is key and Motorola has done some custom development. Social networking and integration will be a key part of Motorola’s new handsets.
  • The new device runs Motorola’s Blur user interface. Will be available on T-Mobile as Cliq for the holiday season. The device has a keyboard and a touch screen. Colors offered will be titanium and white. The Cliq has 5 MP camera, 24 FPS video, standard headphone jack, full suite of google mobile offerings.
  • The social network capability of the Blur seem to be better than the Palm Pre
  • Motorola expects to announce another device in the coming weeks – also will be available for the upcoming holiday season
  • The Cliq will also be launched in three international markets this year

HTC to launch Android version of Touch Viva for T-Mobile?

9 Aug

After revealing HTC’s Fiesta for AT&T, today we have seen a reliable document that lists yet another Android phone but this time headed for T-Mobile. The document lists the device name as T-Mobile Opal, which also happens to be the codename of the HTC Touch Viva, announced last year. Unfortunately, we do not have any pics or juicy specifications to go along with this breaking leak, but if it is just an Android version of the Touch Viva, you’d probably facing a cheap Android phone with a 2.0 MP shooter, a 2.8 inch QVGA display, 256 MB ROM/128 MB RAM and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Samsung Bigfoot Android phone looks hot like hell!

11 Jun

BGR has got hold of a new picture of the Samsung Bigfoot – one of the many Android phones that will be hitting American carrier T-Mobile this year. If you recall, a leaked T-Mobile roadmap had indicated the Bigfoot among other Android devices including one from Motorola.

The  Bigfoot is expected to have a 3.0 MP shooter, HSDPA connectivity and a capacitive AMOLEd touchscreen. Going with the current trends, it should also have a GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. What remains to be seen is when Samsung offloads this beauty and whether it will be a T-Mobile exclusive or will be washing up on Indian shores as well.

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Motorola Morrison Android device shows up in leaked slide

21 May

We have been hearing Moto’s Co-CEO Sanjay Jha rambling about upcoming Android phones later this year since the past couple of quarters. But it is only now that we can see one peeking out of a leaked presentation slide from American carrier T-Mobile.

While there is very little known about the Android phone aka ‘Morrison’ but it is clear from the tiny picture that it will have a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a generous touchscreen too.

We are been told that Moto will unleash its portfolio of Android devices closer to the end of 2009. All that we can pray for now is these guys can do something cooler than that Rosie UI we saw on Android a couple of days ago. 

Tmo Today via Engadget

T-Mobile G1 V2 brings sexy back!

9 May

Less than a week after T-Mobile’s Android portfolio got leaked, we now have the first picture of the G1 upgrade (courtesy the bounty hunters at BGR) that looks sexy and tempting as hell. Gone is the chin and we have what looks like the perfect looking touchscreen phone on the other side of the iPhone.
BGR reports that this one should be up on the shelves for $148 with a two-year contract on T-Mobile.

Well, no detailed specs available, but like we said when we reported the leaked slide, the juicy bits can’t remain sworn to secrecy for long.


Leaked T-Mobile slide reveals more Android devices

4 May

A leaked slide from American carrier T-Mobile reveals two new Android devices. The slide, which was posted at Tmotoday, refers to a Samsung Houdini and a new version of the HTC G1 called the G1 v2 Bigfoot. While the Samsung could end up as the GT i7500, the Bigfoot appears to be an Android version of the Helio Ocean with its overall oval form-factor and might not have anything to do with HTC at all. With the cat out of the bag, we are sure that treasure hunters would have already started to hunt more details about these two new Android devices. With so many Android devices out there, we are wondering which brand will shower a little Android love on India…

Today's headlines

3 Feb

Idea Cellular set to offer services in five more circles


Seeking a wider presence in the country, Idea Cellular will be rolling out its services in five new circles by the end of this year, reports The Economic Times.

The service provider has already been allotted spectrum in five sectors: Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Kolkata, Assam and the North East, according to an investor presentation filed with the stock exchanges.


In the meanwhile, the company is also planning to launch services in Orissa and Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) by the first and second quarter of the 2009-10 financial year.


STD, ISD calls to become more affordable


According to The Economic Times, consumers will now be able to choose a service provider to make STD and ISD Calls. The Telecom Commission has given its nod to the entry of telecom providers to sell their long distance domestic and international calling facilities to the subscribers individually via calling cards.

The subscribers can now choose from any other carrier apart from the carrier they are with, to use the facility at competitive rates, giving them freedom to choose the lowest tariff. The service can be used on both landlines and mobiles.

The move will enable international telecom players like British Telecom, AT&T, Verizon, France Telecom and Cable & Wireless can sell their long distance calls directly to customers now.

T-Mobile Google G1 Android phone specs, pics leaked

23 Sep

With less than three hours to go before the announcement of the first phone based on Google’s Android operating system, tech blogs are abuzz with leaked specs and pictures of the phone, which will be called Google G1 and will run on T-Mobile’s cellular network. The leaked pictures show off Google’s mobile apps like Maps, GMail, YouTube, Calendar as well as the phone’s homescreen with widgets.

According to TechCrunch, the Google G1 is likely to have the following specifications:

Dimensions: 4.6×2.16×0.63 inches
Weight: 5.6 ounces
Talktime/Standby time: 5 hours/130 hours
Display: 480×320 pixels 65K colours
No A2DP Bluetooth
3.1 MP camera without video recording