Windows Phone 8 to launch this fall with only four OEMs: Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei all powered by Qualcomm

What I have been predicting for more than a year has finally been confirmed today when Microsoft announced that all the future Windows Phone 8 handsets launching this fall will be powered by Qualcomm‘s SnapDragon S4 Plus / MSM8930 or MSM8960 SoC with the Adreno 225 or Adreno 305 GPU, which seems to once again be the only certified chipset partner for the platform. What is more surprising though is that only four OEMs are on board this time around: Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei. The rest are ..well..nowhere to been seen and frankly we shouldn’t care given the total lack of creativity and effort that was demonstrated in the past. For more Windows Phone features info hit the link after the break.

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T-Mobile Pulse available now in the UK

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Well, it looks like T-Mobile UK one-upped T-Mobile NL and is lanching the Pulse (Huawei TouchPhone 8220) Android phone right about now free on contract or £176.16 pay-as-you-go. Head over here & here for more details.

Via Engadget

T-Mobile Pulse launching on October 12 in the Netherlands

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According to T-Mobile’s NL site the Pulse (Huawei TouchPhone 8220) Android smartphone is launching there on October 12. Strange that we haven’t seen any pre/review besides Engadget’s quick hands-on during IFA a couple weeks ago. Here’s the full specs list:

* Dimensions: 112 x 56.2 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 135 grams
* Talk time: up to 480 minutes
* Standby time: up to 750 hours
* Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA to 7.2mbps/GSM/GPRS
* Screen: TFT Touch Screen with 65,000 colors
* Camera: 5.0 megapixel
* Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 MHz
* E-mail
* Internal Memory: 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
* Games
* Hands-free speakerphone
* HTML browser
* MP3 ringtones
* MP3 Player
* Polyphonic ringtones
* Integrated GPS receiver
* Video / Audio player
* Extensive calendar
* Vibra
* USB connection

Source T-Mobile.nl via Phandroid

T-Mobile Pulse video hands-on

The boys over at Engadget got a chance to handle T-Mobile’s newly announced Android handset. The Pulse is the first Android devices with a screen bigger than 3.2″ (it’s 3.5″) but still retains the same resolution as all other Android phones. T-Mobile slapped their own custom UI on the phone. Check it out:

Source: Engadget

T-Mobile Pulse Android phone heading to T-Mobile UK in October

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Remeber the T-Mobile Pulse Android phone that hit the FCC a couple days ago ? Well T-Mobile UK just announced that are getting it this October. Here’s the Press Release:

Available from October, the T-Mobile Pulse is the first Android handset available on a pay-as-you-go tariff, the company said, and is intended to be a more affordable mass-market device than the earlier G1 and G2 Touch models.

The Pulse has a large 3.5in touch screen plus a mini trackball for navigation, and weighs about 130g. It supports HSDPA/HSUPA and Wi-Fi network connections, plus Bluetooth, and has built-in GPS capability. The phone is manufactured exclusively for T-Mobile by telecoms firm Huawei.

But its most significant features, according to T-Mobile, are a new user interface called Canvas, and the ability to download applications straight from the Android Market.

“With Canvas, you have the space and freedom to customise your home screen, just like a PC desktop. Your photos and email can be just a click away,” said Nicola Shenton, head of handset and device marketing at T-Mobile UK.

Shenton predicted strong future growth in Android-based devices, because the platform is so flexible and delivers an experience not currently available on other platforms.

“We predict there will be 18 to 20 Android devices by the end of this year, and by 2013 we expect it will outstrip all other devices, including Apple’s iPhone, because of the openness of the platform,” she said.

However, Shenton added that T-Mobile is not planning to abandon other platforms just yet, but that Android is expected to slowly eat away their market share.

Applications are now driving the market forward, according to Shenton, who pointed to increased take-up of quality paid-for applications and business-focused software from Android Market.

In addition to the usual Android applications such as Google Mail and Google Maps, T-Mobile has pre-loaded the Pulse with RoadSync from Dataviz, which lets users synchronise email with Microsoft Exchange servers, plus a trial version of the Documents To Go application suite and the TeleNav navigation tool.

The Pulse has a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera, 2GB of internal memory, plus a micro SD card slot for adding storage. The handset has a quoted battery life of 300 hours on standby and 210 minutes of talktime.

Pricing for the Pulse is £179.99 on pay-as-you-go, but the handset will also be available on monthly contracts, T-Mobile said.

Source: Leakdroid & Techcrunch

T-Mobile Pulse Android phone approved by the FCC

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The Huawei mobile T-Mobile Pulse (Touchphone 8220) smartphone has just passed through the FCC. Not much is known besides the fact that it runs Android has a touchscreen and all the standard features you would expect (WiFi/BT/GPS connectivity, 3MPx camera a 1500Mha battery). Size wise, it measures 116×62.8×13.0 mm & weights 140 grams .

Source: FCC via CellPhoneSignal