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Tuesday, 31.01.12
LEAK: HTC Ville appeared briefly on YouTube - confirmed its existence
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:05 CET under 04 - Android News

One of HTC's Mobile World Congress phones, the HTC Ville, had a short presence on YouTube, earlier this afternoon but as expected, the video was taken down later. However, it indeed confirmed that it will look like the previously leaked rendering bellow. Since the video only showed the IMEI number of the prototype and phone number of the leaker, instead of technical information, the specs are still rumors. It's mostly confirmed, that the HTC Ville will come with Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's own UI flavor of HTC Sense, which looked different to any other Sense versions we've seen before. Other specs like the 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, the 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD and the lack of NFC are still rumors.

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THOUGHT: Now that you have an NFC-Enabled Smartphone! What's next?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:18 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Ok, you either already own an NFC-enabled smartphone, like the Google Nexus S or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or you might get one soon, like the recently announced Sony Ericsson Xperia S or Xperia ion, but the big question is what can you do with it? It really seems that 2012 might be the year of NFC and it's expected that the Android phones above won't stay the only one which support NFC but that other manufacturers will also follow as well as it's expected that Windows Phone Tango will also add support for NFC. But then again, the question is left what you can do with your NFC-enabled phone? Quite honestly, out of the box you can't do too much at the moment and it also depends on your location.

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Monday, 30.01.12
STYLE GUIDE: Google asks you to say goodbye to the Android Menu button...
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:29 CET under 04 - Android News

Good call Google aka the Android team. In a recent blog post on Google's own Android Developers blog, Tim Bray, informed Android developers (and end-users) that, in order to provide the most intuitive and consistent user experience in apps, developers should migrate their app designs away from using the Menu button but using the action bar instead. For your background, before Android 3.0/Honeycomb, all Android-powered devices included a dedicated Menu button and developers were able to use the Menu button to display whatever options were relevant to the user, often using the activity's built-in options menu.

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REFRESH: Samsung announces Samsung Galaxy S Advance Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:00 CET under 04 - Android News

The original Samsung Galaxy S was announced nearly two years ago but today, Samsung has announced a refresh which Samsung is going to call the Galaxy S Advance. Now powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA up to 14.4 Mbps, the Galaxy S Advance has been built with power and connectivity in mind. Running on Android 2.3/Gingerbread, the Galaxy S Advance's curved glass design enhances handling of the phone and fits the user's facial form easily and naturally. Its 4.0" Super AMOLED display provides the stunning visuals and photos and videos can be captured with the device's 5 megapixel camera, which finally also comes with a supporting flash LED!

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REVOLUTIONARY: T-Mobile UK cuts caps - launches "The Full Monty" with unlimited Calls, Texts and Internet
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:33 CET under 01 - General News

Most mobile networks around the world which offer some kind of flat tariffs have linked these flat tariffs to a fair use policy and also T-Mobile UK wasn't anything different or better. However, it seems they've changed their mind - according to today's press release because T-Mobile today announced the launch of "The Full Monty", which is indeed - if true - a ground-breaking new mobile phone plan that offers consumers the freedom to make unlimited calls, send unlimited text messages and use as much mobile Internet as they want – with no fair use restrictions. The first of its kind for the UK, The Full Monty plan offers unbeatable value and is available from 1 February.

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Friday, 27.01.12
ENHANCED: Google updates Google Music Manager - adds download functionality to PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:48 CET under 04 - Android News

Not really Android related but because Google Music makes most fun with Android devices, it's good to know that Google has updated its Music Manager PC software and added a new, nifty feature! As you already know, since Google Music went out of Beta, U.S. users can upload up to 20,000 songs to Google Music for free and stream them to any Android device - from smartphone to tablet. Now, Google made sure that the process is just as smooth for users to also retrieve the music from the cloud by rolling-out a new version of its PC Music Manager that allows to download all the songs from Google Music, including all songs users uploaded as well as purchased from the Google Music store.

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SHOWCASE: Apple has Siri - Deutsche Telekom has AskWiki for Android
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:09 CET under 04 - Android News

Recently launched but only announced today, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs has released a software called "AskWiki" which allows to ask questions to Wikipedia! AskWiki is using Android's pre-installed voice recognition feature which allows to speak questions directly into the device to the receive the exact answer from Wikipedia after. The focus of AskWiki is to find short and smart answers for direct questions like "Wann wurde Einstein geboren?" (When was Einstein born?) or "Wer ist der Leiter von BMW?" (Who's the head of BMW?). These questions are then compared and analyzed to the tables and subchapter headlines that appear in Wikipedia articles.

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ENHANCEMENT: Google enhances Windows Phone 7 Search and adds multiple Gmail Calendar Sync
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Google (or Microsoft?) is not yet too keen to bring its mobile services like Google Maps and Google+ as stand-alone apps to Windows Phone, it's at least somehow taking care of its Gmail users. As announced yesterday on Google+ (which Windows Phone users can only read via Windows Phone's Internet Explorer), Google has launched a few new features on Google Sync for its "Windows Phone 7.5+" users. Multiple Calendars is a feature that lets them select which of Google Calendars are synced to Windows Phones. Furthermore, Google has also improved search to look beyond the conversations that are stored locally on Windows Phones so that conversations are found faster.

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Thursday, 26.01.12
ROADMAP: More Quietly - more Brilliant - less Broad! HTC to focus on less but Hero Devices in 2012
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:34 CET under 01 - General News

Right ahead of next month's Mobile World Congress, HTC UK chief Phil Roberson told Mobile Magazine in an interview, that HTC will focus in 2012 on a limited number of high-end devices by only launching a limited number of high-spec devices this year; focusing on a strong second quarter releases. He said that "We (HTC) have to get back to focusing on what made us great - amazing hardware and a great customer experience. We ended 2011 with far more products than we started out with. We tried to do too much. So 2012 is about giving our customers something special. We need to make sure we do not go so far down the line that we segment our products by launching lots of different SKUs."

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Tuesday, 24.01.12
SHOWCASE: SITA and Orange demoing NFC-enabled Airports
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:46 CET under 01 - General News

SITA has taken the air transport industry a step closer to introducing near field communication (NFC) technology with showing its first proof-of-concept which uses the NFC chip inside smartphones. However, while it's expected that more and more smartphones will be NFC enabled in 2012, SITA's proof-of-concept demonstrates a SIM-based passengers' journey through the airport which can become much smoother as they use their NFC-enabled phone to simply "tap and check-in" or "tap and board" their flight. SITA Lab, the technology research arm of IT provider SITA, working on a joint innovation program with Orange Business Services.

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Monday, 23.01.12
RUMOR: Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone to hit Europe later this summer? [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Windows Phone users, rejoice! As British Carphone Warehouse unveiled today, Nokia's new Windows Phone-hero device, the Lumia 900 which Nokia announced earlier this month for the American market, seems to come to Europe as well! Carphone Warehouse has just launched a pre-registration site where interested users can subscribe for more information. While nothing is official yet, Carephone Warehouse expects that the Nokia Lumia 900 will hit the UK anytime in June 2012.  Looking similar to the Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a larger 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack Display and features, at least in the U.S., cutting-edge 4G LTE technology and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery.

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NEWCOMER: ZTE to enter German Smartphone market under its own brand
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:57 CET under 04 - Android News

Not that Chinese ZTE is anyone unknown, far from it. Huawei's strongest competitor is well known for its USB UMTS sticks you might got from your carrier and it's also in the mobile phone and smartphone business. However, so far, ZTE is mostly selling its devices under the carrier names and brands, even if it is already available in certain countries under its own brand. For instance has ZTE already entered the smartphone market in the UK and Spain as well as in Angola where the company's devices are on sale under its own brand. And even in Uzbekistan (see photo bellow from my recent trip to there), ZTE is advertising its brand.

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SURVEY: Tell a major Smartphone and Tablet Manufacturer about your User Experience
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:48 CET under 06 - Site News

Join the::unwired for our first end-user user experience (UX) survey we are hosting for a major smartphone and tablet manufacturer. As mentioned in the previous posting, a manufacturer wants to understand his users better because he "doesn't want to build devices for himself but for you, the end user"! Therefore the survey is about en-user experience and how end users like or dislike certain features. The survey will have up to 15 really shot question which should verify the one or the other manufacturer opinion. This allows all survey participants to direct the manufacturer into the one or the other direction because he's totally open to whatever the final result will be!

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SITE: Let's shape the future of Smartphone and Tablet User Experiences with a Survey
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:34 CET under 06 - Site News

Do you remember my tweet from late December where I wrote that I'm working "on a deal with a manufacturer who wants to hear *your* opinions"? Well, sometimes it takes a little bit longer but as you can imagine, there's a lot of work to be done in the background. Nevertheless, we are almost done now and will have an end-user survey online later today. So what is this survey about? Before Christmas I was contacted by one of the major smartphone and tablet manufacturers and asked if I could host an end user survey for them. As a matter of fact, this manufacturer wants to hear your opinions to improve his devices even further because he "doesn't want to build devices for himself but for you, the end user"!

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Saturday, 21.01.12
APPROVAL: GCF approves Nokia Lumia 800.2 Windows Phone for North America
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:14 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone-hero smartphone for the U.S. is the company's recently announced Nokia Lumia 900, it seems the Lumia 800 is also ready to be launched in North America soon. Steve Ballmer himself already confirmed during this month's CES, that the Lumia 800 will hit the U.S. (contract free) and Canada (from Rogers) and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) just proved Ballmer's statement by certifying the Nokia Lumia 800.2. Unlike the original Lumia 800, which supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz, the Lumia 800.2 supports triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz.

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Thursday, 19.01.12
ENHANCEMENT: Samsung releases Maintenance Release for the Samsung Galaxy Note
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:48 CET under 04 - Android News

Maintenance releases are always appreciated since they add - in most cases - further features and enhancements to smartphones and today's released Samsung Galaxy Note maintenance release is nothing different. The Samsung engineers really took some time to think about how to improve the Android smartphone's overall functionality and user friendliness and the result is a maintenance release for the Note which adds some worth enhancements. From the lock-screen to regional settings in calendar to the keyboard, Samsung really tried to optimized the Galaxy Note as much as possible. Also on-board now is a new torch widget which allows the easy and convenient use of the LED flash as a torch.

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FIX: Nokia releases second of its two promised battery fixes for the Nokia Lumia 800
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As promised back in December, Nokia has released its second software update for the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone which has started to being rolled-out yesterday. The update, which will update the firmware on on the Lumia 800 to version 1600.2483.8106.11500, delivers two key improvements: the expected and necessary battery performance enhancements and WiFi connectivity enhancements. Furthermore it comes with the previously released improved Mailbox notification and improvements for Windows Phone 7.5's "Local Scout" functionality which Microsoft introduced with Windows Phone Mango. Other than that, Nokia hasn't given any further details about the update.

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Tuesday, 17.01.12
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note Android 2.3 Smartphone with Stylus
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:42 CET under 08 - Reviews

Announced back in September last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note is quite a unique Samsung device since it's a mix between a smartphone and a tablet. Officially seen as a smartphone, it comes quite close to a tablet, thanks to its huge 5.3" HD Super AMOLED display. It's powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU, the Galaxy Note is running on Android 2.3/Gingerbread and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA+/HSUPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS and Russian GLONASS. It comes with a 8 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting flash LED on the back and a front-facing 2 megapixel camera for video telephony.

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Friday, 13.01.12
DIVORCE: Beats Electronics and Monster Cable are quitting its partnership
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:00 CET under 01 - General News

Looks like Beats is somewhat unhappy that it designs iconic headsets but Monster is getting the money because, as Businessweek reports, the partnership between Dr. Dre's Beats Audio and Monster is coming to an end. Monster Cable, which has manufactured the headphones under an exclusive license agreement since their debut in 2009, got informed by Beats that Beats has opted not to renew its five-year contract with Monster when it ends late this year. Though both companies publicly say the separation is amicable, the relationship is said to turn sour over financial terms, with divergent views on which side deserves the most credit for the line's success, according to people close to sources.

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Wednesday, 11.01.12
PARTNERSHIP: Intel and Motorola Mobility sign multi-year Partnership - Atom CPUs to power Android
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:52 CET under 04 - Android News

Intel and Motorola Mobility announced that the two companies were entering into a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship that includes smartphones which Motorola will begin shipping later this year using Intel Atom processors and the Android platform. The collaboration, which also covers tablets, will combine Intel's leadership in silicon processor technology and computing innovation with Motorola's mobile device design expertise to deliver products that have the high performance, long battery life and convenience necessary for increasingly mobile lifestyles. The strategic relationship will expand opportunity for continued innovation in these areas as they work closely to leverage Intel's low power system-on-chip (SoC) roadmap for Motorola Mobility's converged mobile device portfolio.

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APPROVAL: GCF approves the HTC Velocity 4G/LTE Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:17 CET under 04 - Android News

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) just approved (and therefore confirmed) HTC's next Android smartphone, the HTC Velocity 4G - another LTE smartphone from HTC. According to the GCF, the Velocity 4G is supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz and dualband LTE at 800/2600 MHz. While the HTC Velocity is not yet announced, it's expected that it will run on Android 2.3/Gingerbread and sporting a 4.5" qHD screen (960×540), a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, an 8 megapixel HD camera and 16 GB inbuilt flash memory which is expected to be expandable.

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Tuesday, 10.01.12
ACCESSORIES: Sony announces smart Bluetooth and NFC accessories for its Xperia S
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:31 CET under 04 - Android News

Together with the announcement of Sony Ericsson Xperia S, Sony has also announced a couple of new accessories to enhance the experience on Android and to bring content to consumers' smartphones in an entirely new way. And since the Xperia S is Sony (Ericsson's) first NFC enabled smartphone, one of the accessories are the "Xperia SmartTags", which allows to switch your smartphone settings with a single swipe. Furthermore Sony announced its "Smart Wireless Headset pro", a Bluetooth headset that does it all as well as a new and now called "SmartWatch", which allows to access apps and smartphone features with a micro display for Android.

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FLAGSHIP: HTC announces HTC Titan II Windows Phone - HTC's first 4G LTE Windows Phone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

At the 2012 CES, yesterday HTC announced the HTC Titan II as the company's first Windows Phone to run on a 4G LTE network. Running on Windows Phone 7.5, the Titan II comes equipped with a brilliant 4.7" Super LCD capacitive WVGA only touchscreen. Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC Titan II also features a massive 16 megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and the Windows Phone typical physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC Titan II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions.

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OFFICIAL: Sony (Ericsson) announces Xperia ion Android Smartphone - first LTE smartphone from Sony
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:41 CET under 04 - Android News

Also yesterday, Sony (Ericsson) announced the Sony Xperia ion, Sony Ericsson's first LTE Android smartphone which will be, for now, exclusively available in the U.S. only. Running Android 2.3 only, the Xperia ion has a 4.6" 720p HD display that provides a visual brilliance for superior viewing experiences. It's powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing and content download, which can be stored on the internal 16 GB flash storage. For photo enthusiasts, Xperia ion features a new Fast Capture innovation which brings the HD 12 megapixel camera from standby mode to first shot in 1.5 seconds. Additionally, both rear- and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities.

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FLAGSHIP: Sony (Ericsson) announces Sony Xperia S - a new Xperia NXT Anroid Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:10 CET under 04 - Android News

Sony, without Ericsson, has yesterday announced the new Sony Xperia S, the first smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series, the next generation smartphones from Sony. The new Xperia S is an Android 2.3 smartphone (upgradeable later to Android 4.0) that delivers a stunning viewing experience with a high resolution screen, Sony HD experiences and a 12 megapixel camera that takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby. Xperia S also comes with a powerful 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor for faster performance. The new Xperia S enables easy connectivity with multiple screens for consumers looking to share and enjoy content on whichever screen best suits their situation.

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OFFICIAL: Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone for the U.S.
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:40 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As expected, yesterday evening Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone which will come for now exclusively to AT&T. It's the first of Nokia's Windows Phone to feature high-speed LTE connectivity. Looking similar to the Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack Display for rich, bright images both indoors and out, faster connection speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery for enjoying content all day. The primary camera includes Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large F2.2 aperture and wide angle 28 mm focal length for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions.

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Monday, 09.01.12
UNVEILED: Huawei announces world's slimmest Android smartphone - the Huawei Ascend P1 S
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:15 CET under 04 - Android News

At today's starting Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Huawei is unveiling the world's slimmest smartphone - the Huawei Ascend P1 S. The device is 6.68 mm thin and features a 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD 960 x 540 touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass. The Ascend P1 S is also the fastest and most compact smartphone in its class with a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 CPU at 1.5 GHz and SGX 540 graphic processor which runs on Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich. Furthermore, Huawei is also unveiling the P1 S' sister model, the Ascend P1 which - as part of the same smartphone series - boasts the same functionality while measuring 7.69 mm.

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Saturday, 07.01.12
CHANGES: Microsoft updates the way it talks about Windows Phone updates - or not (anymore)
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Right in time with its latest Windows Phone update 8108, which Microsoft released earlier this week, Microsoft's Eric Hautala has also announced on the official Windows Phone Blog, that Microsoft is going to change the way it plans to talk to its Windows Phone end-users. As before (with Windows Mobile), Microsoft doesn't see the end-users as its customers but the carriers and device manufacturers and therefore it made the latest update "available to all carriers that request it", not to end-users who might want or need it. But Microsoft is handing over the update decision to its carrier- and manufacturer partners again. Hautala continued to explain that "we [Microsoft] will continue to send out firmware and maintenance updates as needed".

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Thursday, 05.01.12
UNVEILED: Motorola announces two new Android Smartphones - the Motoluxe and Motorola Defy Mini
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:32 CET under 04 - Android News

This spring, Motorola Mobility is adding two new stylish and unique Android 2.3/Gingerbread powered smartphones to its growing budget-friendly smartphone portfolio. The Motorola Motoluxe is a hip, slim touchscreen device while the the Motorola Defy Mini is dustproof and water-resistant, making it the ideal "life proof" phone for active users. And they come in different shapes, sizes and colors. With Google Mobile services preinstalled, users will be able to search for anything with Google Search, chat with friends using Google Talk, or find the way with Google Maps with navigation.

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PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Xtreme S5690 ruggedized Android 2.3 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:41 CET under 08 - Reviews

Announced back September, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover/Xtreme S5690 is powered by a Marvell MG2 CPU at 800 MHz and runs Android 2.3.6/Gingerbread. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, WiFi b/g/n and aGPS. Furthermore it comes with an FM radio. It features a 3.65" HVGA TFT Gorilla Glass scratch resistant multi-touch touchscreen and the 3.0 megapixel autofocus camera on the back comes with a supporting flash LED which can also be used as a stand-alone torch. The ruggedized IP67 certified smartphone is dust and water proof (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and measures 121.5 x 65.9 x 12 mm at a weight of 100 g only.

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Wednesday, 04.01.12
DISCONTINUED: ChevronWP7 Labs reached 10,000 downloads - closes its doors
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:04 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Back in November, ChevronWP7 Labs relaunched after the original ChevronWP7 service was turned-off before - when the developers behind ChevronWP7 agreed with Microsoft to work on a different model to relaunch it again. And now, it looks like ChevronWP7 Labs is also gone - but this time forever (?). Right on new year's eve, it was announced that the ChevronWP7 team and Microsoft agreed to sell 10,000 unlock tokens only (something which was, as far as I know, completely unknown and never said) and that the 10,000th token was sold on January 1st. Since both parties agreed to stop ChevronWP7 Labs at the 10k mark, it's currently impossible to buy new tokens to unlock Windows Phone 7 smartphones which allows to side-load apps.

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PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Car Dock and HDMI Dock
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:00 CET under 08 - Reviews

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google's third Nexus Android smartphone, Samsung has also announced the upcoming launch of some handy accessories which make the use of the Galaxy Nexus even more convenient. For road warriors, Samsung is launching its Galaxy Nexus Card Dock Kit, designed for home and office use is the Galaxy Nexus Desktop Dock and made for the home use is the Galaxy Nexus HDMI Dock. All three docks are able to charge the Galaxy Nexus from an external source, through the inbuilt micro USB port. However, while the HDMI Dock is connecting through the device's micro USB port, the Card Dock and Desktop Dock connects through the 3-pin connector on the right side of the Galaxy Nexus.

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REQUIREMENT: Holo everywhere or how Google asks for support of a common Android 4.0 User Experience
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:04 CET under 04 - Android News

That's an interesting piece of a blog post at Google's Android Developers blog. Adam Powell, an Android Framework engineer who cares about style, explained in yesterday's posting what Google requires from its manufactures. With the release of Android 4.0, Google continued with the Holo system theme family which is further refined since its debut in Android 3.0. Before Android 4.0 the variance in system themes from device to device could make it difficult to design an app with a single predictable look and feel. Therefore, Google set out to improve this situation for the developer community in Ice Cream Sandwich and beyond and made the inclusion of the unmodified Holo theme family a compatibility requirement for devices running Android 4.0 and forward.

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