LG Star Android smatphone with Tegra 2 chipset in the wild

The Tegra 2 powered Android device that LG talked about a few months ago is now in the wild and is named the LG Star. That thing supposedly has a 4inch screen (and a gigantic bezel..), 8Mpix camera with LED flash capable of shooting 1080P videos, micro-sd slot, it’s running a version onf Android and has a 1500Mha battery. I’m not realy sure that the Tegra 2  is the best solution for a smartphone but it will definitely be interesting to see how it stacks up against the competition from Qualcomm, TI and Samsung. More pictures after the break:

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Five Windows Phone 7 and Samsung Focus compatible micro-sd cards certified by SanDisk

Yesterday I posted about  a Samsung support message claiming that the SanDisk 8GB Class 2 micro-sd was certified for the Windows Phone 7  Samsung Focus handset and that more “Windows Phone 7 Compatible” cards would be released soon. Well, it apparently didn’t take long before Sandisk updates its website with a list of Five WP7 certified micro-sd cards:

- SanDisk microSDHC_8GB
SDSDQY-8192-A11M

- SanDisk microSDHC_16GB
SDSDQY-016G-A11M

- SanDisk microSDHC_32GB
SDSDQ-032G-A11M

- SanDisk microSDHC_4GB
SDSDQ-004G-A11M

-SanDisk microSD_2 GB
SDSDQ-002G-A11M

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LG Quantum officially available on AT&T for $199.99

The LG Quantum, also known as the LG Optimus 7 Q (or LG C900) is now officially on sale at AT&T’s retail stores and in their online store for the price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract.You probably already the know the device’s hardware specifications but be sure to check out my detailed Windows Phone 7 hardware comparison chart here before making your choice.

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HTC 7 Trophy Quadband CDMA version launching on Verizon early next year

Verizon is apparently going to start selling the a new version of the HTC 7 Trophy early next year according to the brochure sent to Microsoft Employees. This new CDMA version of the Windows Phone 7 handset will pack 16GB of internal memory compared to only 8GB in the European version currently on sale and will also feature a Quadband Global Phone radio which means that it will work on GSM networks too. The device is currently only offer for pre-order to Microsoft employees at the price of $199 (aren’t these guys supposed to get them for free?).

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Google’s Eric Schmidt shows off the Nexus S. Gingerbread coming in the next few weeks

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt who took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Fransisco a few minutes ago showed off the Google Nexus S android handset build by Samsung and based on the Galaxy S chassis. Schmidt also announced that the Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread version of the mobile OS will be available in the next weeks and will include the support for NFC chips (near-field-communications to read RFID tags). NFC supportcan only be available if the hardware supports it so it will be interesting to see which handset currently on the market has this hidden feature in it or if the Nexus S will be the only device to support it at launch. The bad news here is that the much needed UI update (with GPU acceleration) doesn’t seem to be part of this OS version and will will have to wait until Honeycomb aka Android 3.0 to see it.
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