Samsung Moment 2 picture leaked ?


The picture above is supposedly the first ever sighting of the Samsung Moment 2. The handset is said to have similar specs to the original Samsung Moment but with Android 2.1 and TouchWIZ 3. Not much else is know though.

Source: Werandroid

HTC beats market expectations, revenues up 19 percent


HTC today announced their Q1 revenues, beating analysts expectations and up 19 percent year-on-year.

The company reported Q1 net profit of NT$5.03 billion, with earnings per share (EPS) of NT$6.42.

However, its Q1 revenues and net profits were down 8 percent and 9.2 percent respectively from Q4 last year.

The company’s revenues rose sharply to NT$16.4 billion in March, an increase of about 60 percent from February and 32.4 percent compared to the same month last year.

According to HTC, the better-than-expected figures prove that it has adopted successful branding strategies.

As most institutional investors had expected the company’s EPS for Q1 to be around NT$5 to NT$5.5, its shares are likely to rise Wednesday, analysts said.

HTC shares closed at NT$381 Tuesday, NT$6.0, or 1.6 percent higher than the closing figure Monday.

Source: CNA

LG-LU2300 live pictures


Remember the mysterious SnapDragon based Android handset from LG named the LG-LU2300? Well, the good folks at Cetizen.com managed to post the first ever live picture of the device. The LU2300 has the following specs:

- SnapDragon SoC
- Android 2.1
- 3.5″ AMOLED touch screen
- WVGA (800X480) resolution
- Sliding-QWERTY keypad
- See the track, spin the pad mounted
- 5Mp camera equipped with 720p Geo-tagging video capture
- Divx HD-class video playback
- GPS
- Wi-fi
- DMB-TV tuner
- Built-in Augmented reality app

The LG-LU2300 is scheduled to ship in April or May in South Korea only.

Source: Cetizen via AndroidGuys

SkyFire for Android screenshots


Here’s a couple of screenshots (from BGR) of the Alpha version of Skyfire on Android that was launched a few days ago. As you can see the UI is slightly different from the Windows Mobile version and packs new features like tabbed browsing and direct access to a web page’s content via an UI overlay.

Acer NeoTouch P300 review


SlashGear has just posted a review of Acer’s latest Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device, the neoTouch P300. There’s frankly not much to say about it other than wonder who is going to buy such a low-end handset.The neoTouch is still powered by the MSMS 7201 SoC that everybody loves to hate, has a resistive WQVGA touchscreen and runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Frankly, any Android handset would be better. Here’s their conclusion:

Not much consumer attraction, then, but as a solid business device the P300 doesn’t break the bank or let you down in day to day functionality. It’s easy to become blinkered when faced with the latest and greatest cellphones day in, day out, and lose track of the fact that, for many buyers, basic features are all that’s really needed. Still, we’d probably look to budget Android devices ourselves; the HTC Hero may not have a hardware keyboard, but it’s only £20 (pre-tax) more. Our lasting concern is the longevity of Windows Mobile 6.5.3 – or, more accurately, the lack of it – since there’s no chance that the neoTouch P300 would see an upgrade to Windows Phone 7 later in the year. Nevertheless, even if superseded, the software will still do everything you asked of the P300 on the day you bought it, and there’s a considerable catalog of third-party apps available through the Windows Marketplace for Mobile that won’t run on a WP7 handset. We’d be happier if the P300 had a little more shaved off the price – a sub-£200 SIM-free smartphone would make for a decent argument – but if your ambitions are merely moderate and you’re dedicated to Exchange then the Acer is a reasonable no-frills budget buy.

Source: SlashGear