Motorola Droid event hosted by Verizon on October 28th

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According to an invitation sent by Verizon to the press, a Motorola Droid event is said to take place on October 28th. So it’s looking like the device is probably going to be officially announced there and be available shortly after (sometime in November).

Source: Engadget

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 hits the FCC, user manual leaks

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Sony Ericsson’s latest (and probably last) Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone the Xperia X2 has hit the FCC who in turn leaked the devices user manual that you can download here. Still no word one when the phone is goign to be avaialbe in the US (if ever). It is normaly launching next month in Europe.

Source FCC via Unwiredview

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (Onyx) is officially announced

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After months of leaks, YouTube videos & early reviews the BlackBerry Bold 9700 (onyx) is now officially announced. The phone runs on the new BlackBerry OS5.0, features a optical treckpad, 360×480 screen, Wifi, 3.2Mpx camera etc.. Several carriers have announced that they are going ot offer the phone worldiwde as soon as November.
T-Mobile announcement with Voice Calling over Wi-Fi : here
AT&T’s announcement: here
The official product site: here
Source: Enagdget

Samsung Moment Android phone unboxed


Engadget has justed posted a picture gallery of the Samsung Moment Android smartphone being unboxed. it should be available on Sprint’s network for $179 on a two-year contract. Not having a custumized UI (TouchWIZ) sucks though IMO.

Source: Engadget

HTC HD2 headed to Orange Romania

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It may not be coming to Orange UK but the Romania Orange clients are sure to get the HTC HD2 in December according to Razvan Sturza, M2M Proposition manager Orange:

“We expect to sell a few thousand units and in December we will launch HTC HD2. This model is in stock but does not have applications Windows Mobile 6.5 installed yet”

And According to the marketing director of Microsoft Romania, Dan Bulucea, sales of Windows Mobile phones in Romania have doubled since last year.

Source: Actuamedia via WMPoweruser

Dell Streak Android 2.0 touchscreen MID leaked and shown on video


Wow Android is really everywhere lately. The long rumored Dell Streak  MID has finally been spotted in the wild and even shown on video. The device runs on top of Android 2.0, has a 5-inch 800×480 capacitive touchscreen, 5Mpix camera with dual-led flash, Wifi, BT, 3G connectivity etc…

Now the last thing I want to know that which CPU/GPU is running inside.

Source: tinhte via SlashGear

Nokia N900 camera and media player demoed on video

Here’s a nice video showing us the camera application on the Nokia N900 and also the the integrated mediaplayer app in action (it supports movies, music and internet radio). If only the device had a capacitive touchscreen… It’s still looks awesome thoguh.

Editing capabilities: Tapping on a photo once gives you a small icon to start the slideshow and tapping again takes you to the photo editing functions. In the editor you can rotate images, crop images, assign tags, share the image, or delete the image. Basic photo editing is nice to have and I like that the software prompts you to save the image with another file name after you make edits so you do not accidentally overwrite your original image. As you can read in the next paragraph there are more editing options available via the upper center menu options.

Options along the center top in the editor include save, save as, rename, mark as favorite, edit image, set as background image, and view and edit metadata details (including geotag data). Selecting to edit the image makes a pop-up appear that lets you flip horizontally or vertically, apply red eye removal (removes red eyes by tapping on the eyes), adjust the brightness and contrast, and resize the image. The ability to resize is essential for me when I want to blog on the go with WordPy and have an image that fits within the Nokia Experts template.

Source: Nokiaexperts

Microsoft Windows Marketplace for Mobile video makes fun of iPhone apps

Microsoft just posted a funny video showing us how and why some applictaion are rejected from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Looks like Microsoft is taking shots at Apple’s abundance of useless apps in the iPhone Appstore in this video.

Source: YouTube

Samsung i5700 Spica hands-on video

Here’s more in-depth hands on video of the Samsung i5700 Spica (also know as the Galaxy Lite). There’s nothing really exciting though given that the device runs the vanila Android UI with no customitions done unlike the HTC Hero, Motorola CLIQ and Samsung Behold II.

Source: Cellularmania

Motorola Calgary pictured live: Verizon’s second Android phone


Once again BGR brings us the goods when it comes to Verizon news. The carrier’s second Android device will apparently be the Motorola Calgary which sport the BLUR UI like the Motorola CLIQ on T-Mobile. The phone is obviously a lower-end model compared to the Motorola Droid and IMO looks even uglier. The phone features 3Mpix camera, sliding-qwerty keyboard, an optical trackpad, GPS, WiFi, Digital Compass etc..

source: BGR