Motorola Photon 4G Updated with Google Video Chat

Motorola and Sprint are rolling out a system update to the Motorola Photon 4G. Chief among the changes is support for Google Talk with video chat. Photon 4G owners will be able to conduct live, two-way video chats with other Google Talk contacts once the update is installed. Other features added to the Photon 4G include support for Motorola’s LapDock accessory and webtop mode; improved in-car audio quality; improved performance of the panorama shooting mode; and the introduction of international roaming 3G UMTS hotspot functionality for a single Wi-Fi device. Instructions for ...

HTC Hero S Designed For Sprint

The US version of HTC’s Hero S – just released for US Cellular – contains hardware supporting Sprint’s unique network, including WiMAX, and CDMA in the ESMR (old iDEN) band, according to the FCC approval documents for the phone. Much like the Motorola Electrify for US Cellular is essentially the Photon with WiMAX disabled, HTC has done the same for the Hero S. The FCC has approved a version of the Hero S for Sprint with WiMAX, and a distinct variant for US Cellular that FCC documents describe as having WiMAX “operation disabled by software change only.” ...

HTC HD7S for AT&T

Microsoft announced late Thursday that it is now delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to the HTC HD7S. The HD7S is sold by AT&T. Instructions on how to prepare for the update are available from Microsoft’s support site. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Sony Ericsson to Focus Solely on Smartphones in 2012

Sony Ericsson said that it is going to shift its entire cellular phone business to smartphones only starting in 2012. According to Sony Ericsson, smartphones already account for 80% of its sales and its Android phones account for 12% of all worldwide Android sales. The company still makes some feature phones, but will cease doing so come next year. Reports surfaced last week that Sony might buy Ericsson out of the joint venture so that the company can more closely integrate its smartphone products with Sony’s large line of consumer electronics. Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg declined ...

Research In Motion Outs New Bold, Curve BlackBerrys

RIM recently provided details about two unannounced BlackBerry smartphones to developers via its web site. RIM didn’t release full details about the two devices, but provided a peek at their specs. Shared details include NFC (near-field communication) support and RIM’s BlackBerry 7 OS. * Bold 9790: This monoblock smartphone includes a 2.4-inch touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture, 8GB of storage, and a 1.2GHz processor. * Curve 9380: This phone appears to primarily be a touch device, and includes a 3.2-inch display with 320 x 480 pixels. It also has ...

Nokia Offers Nokia Suite Beta Software to Desktops

Nokia has recently renamed its Ovi Suite desktop software and is now offering a new version of it called Nokia Suite Beta 3.2. Aside from the new name, Nokia Suite 3.2 also includes a number of changes to Nokia’s syncing software, including a refreshed look, more device-specific support, better phone management tools, improved sync logs, and more reliable phone update performance. Nokia said that the software also has a lot of under-the-hood improvements, such as bug fixes. The beta software is free to download and use. ...

LG DoublePlay for T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA today announced the LG DoublePlay, a unique Android slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard with a second touch screen placed in between the split keyboard’s halves. The DoublePlay’s main display measures 3.5 inches and the secondary display measures 2 inches. T-Mobile says that the two displays can be operated independently of one another, or in tandem. Other features include a 1GHz SnapDragon processor; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture; and Cloud Text and Group Text for phone-to-phone and PC-to-phone texting. The DoublePlay runs Android ...

LG Enlighten

The smartphone industry nowadays is as lively as it was ever been. LG has just announced the Enlighten, its newest smartphone for Verizon Wireless. It features Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which are now very popular among people who use the internet every day or other important stuff like low fat chicken recipes and chicken cutlet recipes.The new LG Enlighten appears to be a successor to last year’s entry-level Ally. It sports a 3.2-inch, HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) resolution display and an 800MHz processor, and has a full QWERTY keyboard with large keys for ...

New Apple iPhone 4S

Apple’s new iPhone 4S is just last year’s design loaded with a new brain and more memory. It will run your apps faster and Apple’s new iOS5’s Assistant, an artificial intelligence program that listens and interprets your orders, and a new camera.It just looks exactly the same, but there’s plenty of changes inside.The iPhone 4S now has the iPad 2’s dual-core A5 CPU. It also has dual-core graphics, which will allow for faster and more detailed 3D. Apple claims this hardware combination makes the iPhone 4S seven times as fast as the iPhone 4 on games, and ...

LG Optimus 2x

The LG Optimus 2X is a powerhouse of an Android smartphone. Not only do you get to choose from thousands of apps, but thanks to its onboard dual core processor, it’s twice as fast as most phones out there. But that’s not all. It also packs a gorgeous four inch touchscreen, the latest Gingerbread version of the Android operating system and eight megapixel camera too. LessSpeed is at the heart of the LG Optimus 2X. Whilst most phones run on 1Ghz processors, the 2X features a dual core model, that massively boosts its power. It also means that flicking through menus and web is ...

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