HTC HD2 hitting Vodafone UK on November 13th ?

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According to the screen-cap above, Vodafone UK is set to launch the HTC HD2 on November 13th, 10 days earlier than the latest rumored T-Mobile date. Only time will tell if those dates are indeed true.

Source: WMExperts

mySpot brings Spotify to Windows Mobile

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As you probably already know Spotify is available on Android and the iPhone and we’ve already seen it running on the Nokia N900. Windows Mobile & BlackBerry versions are currently in the works but if you don’t want to wai any longer you can grab mySpot today. This application created by FryWalker over at the XDA forums provides acces to the Spotify service on Windows Mobile.

Features:
> Full implementation of the Spotify search and top list functions
> Choose your own media player – define how each track is played
> Album artwork can also be downloaded as required

Requirements:
> The .NET 2.0 Compact Framework (which should come with Windows Mobile 6.0 and above as standard)
> A Premium Spotify Account
> A media player that supports the ogg audio format

Grab it here

Source: XDA-Devs thanks for the tip Marc

One more Samsung Behold II video

Here’s a thrid video of the soon to be launched Behold II, Samsung‘s first Android phone to have the TouchWIZ UI. The other videos can be seen here.

Source: YouTube

Dell Mini 3ix Android phone hits the FCC


It looks like the Dell Mini 3ix is about to be released in the US. The Company’s first Android phone that launched in China a couple of weeks ago has just passed the FCC regulatory approval. It’s noted that the 3G bands are compatible with AT&T.

Source: FCC via UnwiredView

HTC HD2 hitting T-Mobile UK on November 23rd ?

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Looks like the dates are slipping (this is usually the┬ácase when it comes to operator releases), according to WMPoweruser who contacted T-Mobile UK the HTC HD2 isn’t going to be launch until November 23. In mean time, those who bought the device unlocked are starting to receive their orders.

Source: WMPoweruser

LG announces SnapDragon Android smatphone for Q2 2010

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It’s starting to look like Microsoft & LG’s alliance was nothing but a PR stunt so far (Windows Mobile was/is supposed to LG’s exclusive smartphone OS). LG announced today that they are going to launch a new Android handset equipped with a Qualcomm SnapDragon chipset in South Korea in Q2 2010. No word on the international release though. So let’s recap, The MS/LG deal was announced in February, since then LG hasn’t announced/released any “new” Windows Mobile device (we knew about the GM730/750 & GW550 before Feb 09) but launched the GW620 Android smartphone and is now announcing a SnapDragon Android device. Hey where’s the LG Monaco?

Source: Etnews.kr via SlashGear

Motorola Droid & HTC Droid Eris now on sale

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Verizon’s Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris Android phones are now officially on sale on the carriers website for $199 & $99 respectively. Those prices are obviously associated with a 2 year contract. Head over here for the Motorola Droid and here for the Droid Eris.

Via: Engadget

Acer neoTouch benchmarked: the fastest Windows Phone ever?

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Is the Acer neoTouch the fastest Windows Mobile device ever? Well according to SoloPalmari, who’ve posted Part 1 of their review, that’s how it looks like. Keep in mind that the HTC HD2 was running a pre-released rom though (and we don’t know how it was teste.. Was the TouchFLO/Sense UI disabled before running the benchmarks? etc..).

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What in the rankings, perhaps more striking is the sharp gap between the leader and his immediate pursuer, while the fast HTC HD2, also implemented with QSD chipset Qualcomm MSM 8250 Snapdragon. The difference in overall performance is probably attributable to three reasons. The first is adopted by the different user interface terminals: much lighter is dell’Acero neoTouch. The second reason is the obvious gap in performance by individuals, in our opinion, implementation by dell’HD2 multitouch technology, responsible for a further burden on system resources. Finally an important role can be played by “tuning” the system of two competitors. Note the technical framework: the Acer neoTouch seems designed to “run” more, so much so that in front of a display from the diagonal well below that of its competitor the amperage of the battery is rather greater, in order to offset the strong consumption resulting from the “push” services.

See the video of the HTC HD2 vs Acer neoTouch here

Source: SoloPalmari

HTC HD2 reviewed and loved

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MobilityMinded posted a long review of HTC’s latest and greatest, the HD2. They basically described nearly every feature of the Sense UI (every time with a screenshot of said feature) and concluded by saying what everybody who has touched this phone thinks; It’s the best smartphone HTC has ever made & also the best Windows Mobile device ever.

The HTC HD2 is a very well balanced Windows Phone for various usage scenarios, and with a bulk load of added value not only in terms of technology and hardware but also in terms of software innovations as well. HTC has done an amazing job and set the bars significantly higher.

Head over here to read the whole thing.

Source: MobilityMinded via WMPoweruser

HTC Droid Eris unboxed again


Engadget posted a couple of pictures of their HTC Droid Eris unboxing today. The device was officialy announced today by Verizon for $99 on contract. Similar to Sprint‘s the Verizon Droid Eris is a re-branded/re-designed version of the European HTC Hero.

Source: Engadget

Samsung Behold II hands-on videos

Here are two blury videos of the upcoming Samsung Behold II smartphone which is set to be unveiled by T-Mobile on November 12. The main selling point of the device is the TouchWIZ UI sitting on top of Android (this is a first for Samsung who has only released Android phone with the default interface).

Source: TMOnews via HDBlog.it

Retail HTC HD2 unboxing


Here’s the first unboxing video of a retail HTC HD2. Some lucky guys are already starting to receive their phones:

Source: YouTube via XDA