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Monday, 29.08.11
PHOTOVIEW: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Android 2.3 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:45 CET under 08 - Reviews

Sony Ericsson's recently announced Xperia ray is one of the tinier Android smartphones. It's only 9.4 mm thin but incorporates the market leading design for which Sony Ericsson has become known. Running Android 2.3/Gingerbread, the Xperia ray is powered by a 1 GHz CPU and supports either quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz or quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 800/1900/2100 MHz. Furthermore are Bluetooth, WiFi, aGPS and other Android-typical sensors on board. The Xperia ray comes with a 3.3" scratch resistant mineral glass WVGA "Reality Display" capacitive touchscreen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

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Thursday, 11.08.11
COOPERATION: HTC invests into Beats by Dr. Dre - promises a new era in Mobile Audio
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:30 CET under 01 - General News

HTC today announced a strategic partnership and investment with Beats Electronics LLC, the company redefining the audio market with its iconic Beats by Dr. Dre audio experience. The two fast-growing brands will focus on bringing high performance sound to HTC phones. HTC and Beats have been working together to create superior mobile audio experiences for consumers, which will result in a line of HTC devices integrated with Beats sound innovations, available this fall. Bringing these two great brands together will create superior mobile music and sound experiences, while accelerating HTC's entry into the youth and accessories markets globally.

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Thursday, 04.08.11
PHOTOVIEW: HTC EVO 3D Android 2.3 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:17 CET under 08 - Reviews

HTC's recently announced GSM/UMTS version of the HTC EVO 3D Android 2.3/Gingerbread smartphone delivers the same glasses-free 3D experience as the U.S. version. Stylishly rugged, the European HTC EVO 3D is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (up to 14.4 Mbps)/HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps) at 900/1700/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. The HTC Evo 3D features two 5 megapixel autofocus cameras with an amazing f/2.2 aperture lens which allows to capture 2D photos with up to 5 megapixel and 3D photos with up to 2 megapixel resolution as well as recording 2D/3D HD videos up to 720p.

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Monday, 01.08.11
RUMOR: Nokia to launch its first Microsoft Windows Phone mid of August? No! [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While we know that Microsoft is working with Nokia on the Finish company's first Windows Phone Mango smartphone, neither Microsoft nor Nokia have so far confirmed anything in terms of a planned release date. All we have seen so far are leaked videos of the Nokia Sea Ray. However, following KDDI's earlier announcement to launch the first Mango smartphone anytime August in Japan, it seems Nokia and Microsoft are also preparing something for August. Both companies have just sent out an invitation for a joint-event at this month's GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. According to the invitation, attendees can expect "exciting actions and surprises", which "will make it an an evening to remember".

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UPGRADE: HTC releases Android 2.3/Gingerbread for the HTC Desire - kind of
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:25 CET under 04 - Android News

Early July, HTC promised the long awaited HTC Desire Android 2.3/Gingerbread upgrade for end of July and now, HTC has released something which seems to be the promised update. However, it neither comes over the air nor is it free from footnotes. As a matter of fact, HTC says that the Desire upgrade is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update. Due to memory constraints several applications have been removed from this update and HTC is only offering the ROM upgrade utility (RUU) for customers to download. Furthermore HTC says that this Rom update is for development only and not for general public use.

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