LG Optimus 2 Graces LG Web Site

LG has revealed details of the LG Optimus 2 on its web site. This follow-up device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 3.2-inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixels. The Optimus 2 is powered by an 800MHz processor and supports CDMA EVDO Rev. A networks in the 800/1900MHz bands. Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video capture; Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, GPS, and Wi-Fi; and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. LG didn’t say which network will offer the Optimus 2, but its spectrum support earmarks it for a U.S. CDMA carrier. The Optimus 2 appears on the ...

RIM puts all BlackBerry PlayBook models on sale

Following the holiday sales that saw the BlackBerry PlayBook fall to as low as $199 for the 16GB model, RIM is now offering all three versions of the beleaguered tablet for the same $299 price. That’s right, you can get the 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB models for up to $400 off of their original prices. Why one would opt to purchase the lower capacity models instead of just shooting for the big gun right away is anyone’s guess, but head on over to RIM’s online store by February 4 (or until stock runs out) to take advantage of the deal – if you are interested. ...

HTC Flyer (Wi-Fi) tablet gets upgraded to Android 3.2 Honeycomb

The 3G-equipped version of the HTC Flyer tablet and the 4G-ready variant known as the EVO View 4G sold on Sprint may have been upgraded to Android 3.2 Honeycomb already, but now the Wi-Fi-only version of the 7-inch tablet is getting in on the action. Though this isn’t the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that everyone would rather have, the update does bring a proper tablet operating system to the Flyer, along with a new version of HTC’s Sense interface for tablets. Also included are various performance improvements and support for HTC’s Scribe pen input. Users ...

HTC Releases Bootloader Unlock Tool for More Devices

HTC has made the tools available on its developer web site that will allow users of HTC Android devices to unlock the bootloader of their phones. Earlier this year, HTC committed to providing such tools to its Android users and has slowly been making good on that promise. “All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices,” said the company. Once unlocked, owners ...

HTC offers bootloader unlock tool for all smartphones released after September 2011

HTC has announced that the tool that it provides to unlock the bootloaders of its Android smartphones has been updated to work with all models released after September 2011. This means that owners of the HTC Vivid, Rezound, and other recent models can now unlock their bootloaders and load custom software on the devices. As with previous versions of the unlock tool, use of it will void a phone’s warranty, and users need to have the Android SDK installed on their computer for it to work. The company says that it is still working to provide unlock options for other models released prior ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE for Verizon finally gets a taste of TouchWiz

The Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had Samsung’s TouchWiz interface since August, but the LTE version of the tablet offered by Verizon Wireless is just now getting the custom interface and associated mini-apps. In addition to Samsung’s special treatment of Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the update brings DiVX video support, Bluetooth 3.0, and Samsung’s own AllShare DLNA media sharing. The update is listed as coming soon and should be hitting users’ tablets in the near future. Samsung says that the much more interesting upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream ...

Nokia, Samsung, HTC rumored to announce LTE Windows Phone smartphones at CES

The one thing that is notoriously missing (well, one of the things) from any Windows Phone smartphone on the market is true 4G network support. Specifically, we talking about support for LTE networks. Microsoft and its partners have promised that will change in 2012, and if today’s rumors have any weight, we could see LTE-equipped Windows Phone smartphones from HTC, Samsung, and Nokia at the CES trade show in early January. Tweet Vote on HN ...

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