RIM Says BlackBerry 10 Phones Won’t Arrive Until Late 2012

Research In Motion today indicated during its quarterly earnings press call that its next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphones will not appear until “the latter part of calendar 2012.” RIM had previously suggested that they’d reach the market in the first half of 2012, so the delay is a significant one. RIM said the reason for the delay is that it is waiting for the availability of certain dual-core processors, which won’t reach mass production until mid-2012. RIM is currently transitioning its BlackBerries from BB6/7 to BB10, which will merge features of the current ...

T-Mobile adds Wi-Fi calling to HTC Amaze 4G with software update

T-Mobile is delivering a software update to the HTC Amaze 4G today that adds a number of improvements to the device, including Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling, which has been available on other T-Mobile phones for some time, allows users to make phone calls over their own Wi-Fi network, saving their plan’s minutes for when they are away from home. The Wi-Fi calling feature is also useful for those that live in areas where T-Mobile’s network is not especially strong. The update is being delivered to users in stages, and users should get notifications on their phones when it is ready ...

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 video tour

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 are the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE versions of Motorola’s XOOM 2 tablets that are sold in Europe. They offer very similar specs apart from their screen sizes and the fact that the 10.1 inch model comes equipped with a stylus and supports handwriting recognition. Both feature dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and feature 16 or 32GB of internal storage (a 64GB 10.1 model is also available). They go on sale starting on December 20 starting at a cost of $429.99 for the 16GB 8.2-inch model and $529.99 for the 16GB 10.1-inch model. ...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi

The codenamed Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi (potentially the Arc HD) is getting more sightings than a Hollywood A-list star and this time we’re able to see it in all its glory.The latest spy snaps sent to GMSArena suggest it will be packing a 4.3-inch LCD display, with a 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution, with a matte finish and a stylish clear button block. Inside it will house a dual core processor, rumoured to be 1.5GHz Scorpion cores, and 1GB of RAM.You’ll also be greeted with a HDMI port, a 12 megapixel camera packing FullHD video recording, a front facing snapper and either ...

Nokia Lumia 800 4G coming to Verizon, AT&T

Nokia’s well-received Lumia 800 Windows Phone might be graced with a 4G upgrade ahead of a potential launch in the US on AT&T and Verizon.CNET reports that the rejuvenated Finnish smartphone giant is in talks with the major carriers, but both are insisting that the device is 4G compatible.Nokia is now testing a 4G version of the Lumia 800, alongside Verizon and AT&T, according to the reports.The only caveat to the plan is that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system does not yet support next generation LTE mobile internet ...

Huawei Ascend II Gains Access

Cricket Communications today announced that owners of the Huawei Ascend II can now use the Muve Music service. Customers wishing to use Muve Music will need to update to the Muve Music plan, which offers the music downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, as well as unlimited messaging, unlimited 3G data, unlimited mobile video, and nationwide voice for $65 per month. The Ascend II is an Android smartphone that has a 3.5-inch display and Gingerbread. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Toshiba to offer 10-inch Excite Android tablet in January

Toshiba is readying its latest Android tablet, the Excite, for January, according to the electronics maker’s Canadian webpage. The Excite is the successor to the Thrive tablet and will offer 10 inches of touchscreen real estate to its users. The tablet will also come loaded with Google’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system which is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Texas Instruments. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera for video and photo taking as well as a 2 megapixel user facing camera for video chats. The Excite offers both built-in WiFi and Bluetooth ...

Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T passes the FCC

AT&T users that are looking to get a new Android device should take note, as the FCC is showing that Samsung’s Galaxy Note may be headed to the nation’s #2 carrier. The smartphone tablet hybrid features a massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display, with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution for viewing pictures and video. The device also offers Google’s Android Gingerbread OS, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, and a main 8 megapixel camera that is backed up by a 2 megapixel user-facing camera for video chats. The Galaxy Note on the FCC site shows support for AT&T’s ...

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