Thursday, 15 December 2011

T-Mobile first in U.S. to sell Nokia Windows Phone

T-Mobile will be the first U.S. operator to offer a Nokia phone running Windows Mobile when it starts selling the Lumia 710 early next year.

The operator on Monday announced that the phone would hit the shelves on Jan. 11, just missing the holiday buying season. The Lumia 710, a low-end Smartphone already available in other parts of the world, will cost $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract.

The Lumia 710 will run on T-Mobiles high-speed network, has a 3.7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera and runs on a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes loaded with Nokia Drive, a voice-guided navigation app, and Microsoft apps including Bing Search with voice activation, Xbox Live and the Windows Phone Office Hub.

In an announcement about the phone, T-Mobile said it is targeting the device at people who have wanted a Smartphone but think they are too expensive.

While the Lumia 710 runs Windows Phone 7.5, it’s not the most anticipated Nokia Windows Phone. The Lumia 800, already available outside of the U.S., is a high-end Smartphone from Nokia that has received positive reviews. No U.S. operator has yet announced plans to sell the phone.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Pure Google, pure delight

In the world of Android, we see a lot of new phones - and inevitably, some of them are destined to be forgotten. Samsung's new Galaxy Nexus is not one of those devices.

The Galaxy Nexus, available now in the UK and coming soon to Verizon Wireless, is an exceptional phone, arguably the finest Android handset to date. It's the first device to run Google's just-released Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, and will serve as the flagship phone for the platform. The Nexus name means Google had a close hand in developing the device, and that level of involvement certainly shows.

I've spent several days using the global HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus, which is compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile. Neither carrier has announced plans to sell the phone so far, but you could theoretically buy it unlocked and use it on either network, provided you're willing to pay the unsubsidized off-contract price.

Verizon, which will sell the Nexus, will sell a slightly different model made to run on its LTE 4G networks; that version was not available for review at the time of this publication. Thus far, no U.S. pricing specifics - on contract or off - have been announced. There is also no official release date yet.


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Friday, 2 December 2011

Gingerbread updates begin for Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global through Verizon

Verizon Wireless announced Monday it has begun pushing out updates of Android 2.3, also called Gingerbread, for both the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global by Motorola.The actual download could take a user up to 45 minutes for either device, depending upon network conditions, Verizon said. Then, the actual installation could take up to 10 minutes more, during which time no calls will be possible.

Users can either wait for a notice on their device indicating the upgrade is available, or can initiate the upgrade themselves. Verizon posted instructions for the upgrades on its support site, with a separate set of instructions for the Droid 2 Global  and for the Droid Pro .

Verizon listed a series of enhancements with the upgrade, most of which are the same for both devices. Similar improvements include key shortcuts and new widgets for the user interface. Droid 2 Global gets added device and SD Card encryption as well as enhanced connectivity when roaming on GSM/UMTS networks in Europe and India.Upgrades to Gingerbread were promised by Motorola in May.

An upgrade to Gingerbread for the Droid 2 began in early September, leaving many customers clamoring for upgrades to both the Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro.Gingerbread runs faster than its predecessor, Android 2.2, also called Froyo, and has longer battery life, among other improvements.

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Google's Ice Cream Sandwich -- a new era for Android

Google's Ice Cream Sandwich

Google's Android 4.0 operating system is more than just another upgrade.

Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, marks the start of a new era for Google's mobile platform. The release ushers in the biggest changes the software has seen since the launch of Froyo in 2010 -- maybe even Eclair back in 2009. Nearly every facet of the OS has been made over, and the very core of the Android user experience has been completely reimagined.The more you use Ice Cream Sandwich, the more you realize just how radical a change it represents.

Getting to know Ice Cream Sandwich

The first thing you notice when you start using Ice Cream Sandwich is that Android suddenly seems a lot more friendly. While the OS has always been powerful and versatile, simple human relations weren't exactly its strong suit.

Now, powering up an Android 4.0 device (in my case, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which I've been testing for several days) is like running into an old college buddy who's evolved into a slick professional. He has the same smarts, the same heart and soul you've always appreciated, but now he really has his act together -- and he's dressing better, to boot.

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