Coby’s latest in budget slates hit the federal testing tables on Friday, getting the customary teardown and tell-all photo shoot. The Coby Kyros MID7012 comfortably fits a 800Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, WiFi and a microSD card slot into its case. The seven-inch Gingerbread tablet hasn’t landed on Coby’s US website yet, but nimble fingered Googlers can find the slab for about $100.
Coby Kyros MID7012 tablet gets an FCC teardown, flaunts a roomy case originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 23 Oct 2011 03:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
After Tuesday’s Ice Cream Sandwich announcement
in Hong Kong, pushing out a Gingerbread device just doesn’t feel like we’re leaping to the final frontier, but it’s still nice to have on a prepaid plan nonetheless. We’re talking about the ZTE Warp, announced as Boost Mobile’s
latest no-contract Android phone, which sports a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz single-core CPU, and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. You can expect it to hit Boost stores starting November 2nd for $250. Check out the presser below the break and the video, and let’s see what’s out there
Continue reading Boost Mobile announces ZTE Warp, hopes to push its lineup out of impulse on November 2nd for $250
Boost Mobile announces ZTE Warp, hopes to push its lineup out of impulse on November 2nd for $250 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We all knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time — that, of course, is the Motorola Admiral that Sprint sure had a difficult time keeping a secret. But no matter now, as the fleet captain is ready to hook you up with the Now Network’s CDMA-based Direct Connect service online starting October 23rd (November 13th for all sales channels) for $100 on a two-year commitment and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Summing up the specs: the Admiral features a 1.2GHz CPU, 5MP rear camera with 720p HD video capture, rugged 810G mil-spec design, 3G Mobile Hotspot for up to five devices at the same time, a 3.1-inch VGA display and Android 2.3. For a smartphone that you can kick the trash out of, that’s not too shabby. Check out the full press release below.
Continue reading Motorola Admiral to directly connect with Sprint on October 23rd for $100
Motorola Admiral to directly connect with Sprint on October 23rd for $100 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Canadian retailer Future Shop gave us an accidental sneak peek at the tablet last week, but now Kobo is making Vox official, complete with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution AFFS+ display with multi-touch, a 7-hour battery and 8 gigs of internal memory with support for up to 32GB of SD storage. The $200 tablet is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is powered by an 800 MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. There’s also a built-in speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and a variety of pre-loaded apps (naturally you’ll have access to Android Market as well). Vox is listed as in-stock on Kobo’s online store, though you’ll have to wait until October 28th for yours to ship. It’ll also be available at Best Buy and Fry’s Electronics stores in the U.S., and Best Buy, Future Shop and Indigo in Canada. Jump past the break for the PR from Kobo.
Continue reading Kobo quietly launches Vox Android tablet with 7-inch display, Gingerbread, $200 price tag
Kobo quietly launches Vox Android tablet with 7-inch display, Gingerbread, $200 price tag originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Okay, so we’ve already seen Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Nexus S, but that was decidedly… unofficial. We’ve just heard straight from Google’s Gabe Cohen that the Nexus S will definitely be getting ICS. In fact, both he and Matias Duarte think most Gingerbread devices will see an upgrade, saying: “Currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S. Theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.” It’s hardly a surprise and there’s no specific word on timing just yet, but hopefully it won’t take long to move that vanilla Android device up to something with a breaded exterior.
Update: We also asked about whether the Nexus One is getting some ICS love, but there’s no clear plan just yet.
Google confirms Nexus S will get Ice Cream Sandwich — for real this time (Gingerbread devices, too) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Where have all the split-keyboard phones gone? It’s been roughly seven years since the days of the Nokia 6820, a messaging device with an innovative form factor, but handsets with a similar mold have become extreme rarities in the market — if they even make it to the market at all (remember the MotoSplit?). LG’s hoping to gain some ground in this area by officially announcing the DoublePlay, a unique Android 2.3 handset with dual touchscreens and split QWERTY. Here’s the scoop: the DoublePlay’s powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and offers a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of capturing 720p HD video. Where it gets interesting, however, is in the DoublePlay’s design — it uses a 3.5-inch display on top, sliding out to reveal a 2-inch internal screen sandwiched in between both halves of the keyboard. As it turns out, both screens can be used separately or in tandem with each other, depending on your needs. No pricing or availability was specifically announced, but the presser appears to coincide with the 2011 National Texting Championship beginning October 26th, so the phone will likely launch around the same time. Perhaps we have a device here that’ll be a legend in another seven years?
Continue reading LG DoublePlay makes its official intro on T-Mobile, offers dual-screens and split keyboard
LG DoublePlay makes its official intro on T-Mobile, offers dual-screens and split keyboard originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The latest high-end Android phone on AT&T’s lineup definitely looks like a hundred bucks, and fortunately it won’t cost you a penny more — on the contrary, it’ll be a penny less before taxes and fees get involved in the ruckus. We’re talking about the Motorola Atrix 2, announced and shown off last week at CTIA Enterprise & Applications. If you’re anxious to get a new phone and one of them fancy iDevices aren’t doing it for you, this 4.3-inch qHD handset with a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 21Mbps HSPA+, an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video capture and front-facing cam, Android 2.3 and a full gigabyte of RAM will be a stunning option at a midrange price. Envisioning a beautiful future together with the Atrix 2 right now? Check it out (and checkout) at the link below.
Motorola Atrix 2 just a few clicks away from your purchase at AT&T for $100 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Tired of seeing TouchPad
Android demos that you can’t quite get
your hands on
? Buck up buttercup, CyanogenMod
7.1.0′s unique flavor of Gingerbread has finally made its way to HP’s disowned slate; but beware — they’re calling this one the “lower your expectations” edition for a reason. A new video and forum update belabors the point that the alpha is an early, buggy build that is not intended for the general public. However, if you’re brave enough to install CyanogenMod anyway
, you’ll wind up with a neat assortment of usable features, including multiboot support, ten-point multitouch, functional WiFi, camera support for video chat, limited GPU acceleration and a ton of other features that are either working now, or are near completion. The team says there are too many nonfunctional features to properly list at the moment, but advise brave testers to expect app incompatibility and poorly optimized power consumption. Ready to throw caution to the wind? Hit the source link below, as it’s chock full of cautionary tales, installation instructions, and download links.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
CyanogenMod for TouchPad alpha released, is surprisingly functional (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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about to surprise the UK and Netherlands with a new ViewPad? We haven’t heard a single peep about the new tablet until the advert you can see above mysteriously leaked, at which point Viewsonic confirmed to Tablet Test
that the device not only exists, but will be coming out “soon.” The ViewPad 10e gets a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 IPS display (that’s the same size and resolution as the TouchPad
and iPad 2′s
display), a 1.3 megapixel camera and it’s only 9mm (0.35 inches) thick. We don’t know much about what’s on the inside, except to say it’ll be running Gingerbread
solo, rather than the “dual OS” setup of the ViewPad 10pro
. There’s nary a release date to be found, but we do know that when it arrives, it’ll set Europeans back to the tune of €250 (about $340).
ViewSonic ViewPad 10e coming soon to UK and Netherlands? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It seems like only yesterday that we got the full specy treatment from Samsung’s QWERTYriffic Stratosphere — 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 and 5MP rear-facing camera included. There was an important bit of information missing from the proceedings, however — namely a release date. Droid Life has shed some light on that little mystery — according to the site, the LTE handset should start offering up its Gingerbread goodness on Verizon starting October 13th.
Samsung Stratosphere cleared for Verizon landing October 13th originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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