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Sony Xperia Ion Now Available Via AT&T

Written on June 24, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Xperia Ion is Sony's first 4G LTE smartphone with HD

Sony’s Xperia Ion hits the U.S. through AT&T.

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LG Optimus Vu Gets Official: 5-inch, LTE, 1.5 GHz Dual Core CPU

Written on February 19, 2012 by Kristoff Jones

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LG reveals a Galaxy Note rival, the 5-inch, 1.5 GHz dual core Optimus Vu.

LG has officially announced a rival to Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the 5-inch, LTE capable Optimus Vu. The device, which is said to ‘blurs the line between phone and tablet’, boasts a 5-inch (1024 X 768) IPS LCD display with 4:3 aspect ratio.

The pen-friendly smartphone is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 32GB memory, 2080mAh batter and an 8 MP camera. It has full LTE capability and will initially run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread while an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is in the works.

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Motorola Droid Bionic Wrap-Up: Specs, Price, Availability

Written on September 18, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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"The Bionic is a great choice for right now, the best combination of wireless and device speed that we've yet seen on Verizon." --- Engadget

The DROID BIONIC by Motorola is already here, and it’s providing a superb mixture of abilities and features that are not yet seen in other high-end smartphones. This latest Android handset is said to be designed for people who need a tool to help them control most of the aspects of their busy lives — career, social activities, and entertainment. The DROID BIONIC is the first smartphone on Verizon that is jam-packed with a dual-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity, helping you download heavy contents in remarkable speed.

It has an impressive 4.3-inch Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen display, which could give you nothing but the best user experience. But what really makes the DROID BIONIC stand out over its competitors is its accessories pack. The device supports Motorola’s WebTop dock and could even connect to LapDock chassis. It also features a TI OMAP processor, which is proven to be one of the quicker and more efficient chip sets in all mobile devices and computer tablets alike.

Posted after the jump is everything the Motorola Droid Bionic are packing.

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HTC Sensation XE: The New Dual-core Monster

Written on September 15, 2011 by Adam Eve

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HTC is unleasing its new monster with dual-core processor this year -- the Sensation XE.

HTC just announced the Sensation XE, a monster that gathers everything the company has to offer. The device features 4.3-inch qHD S-LCD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and the latest Android and Sense software.

The HTC Sensation XE is based on HTC Sensation’s Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset, but with a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. However, it offers the same 768MB RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and HTC Sense 3.5 UI.

The HTC Sensation XE is the first smartphone to carry the Beats Audio logo, and it will come with new Beats headset and some of its audio magic — bringing in a dramatic improvement in the sonic experience. As for the camera, the device features an 8-megapixel stills and 1080p video recording. There’s also a dual LED flash and a front-facing VGA camera on board. In terms of connectivity, the HTC Sensation XE has a quad-band GSM, dual-band 3G with HSPA support, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and FM Radio. The device also comes with 3.5mm audio jack, MHL-enabled microUSB port and microSD card slot.

HTC’s Sensation XE is expected to hit the stores on Q4 2011, while its price is yet to be disclosed. Meanwhile, bear in mind that the device is not the rumored Runnymede.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone, Officially Reaches U.S Carriers

Written on August 31, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Samsung Galaxy S II variants, slated to be released in mid-September.

Samsung finally announced the arrival of its anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone to three of the largest US carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

The handset will still be featuring some of the internals of Galaxy S II. However, the release versions were not able to access 4G LTE networks. Instead, it will use the HSPA+ on AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint’s WiMAX.

All models come with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 800 x 480 4.3-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Samsung also confirmed that each Galaxy S II handset will be equipped with 16GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB), a microSD card, an 8.0MP rear facing camera with 1080p video recording support, and a 2.0MP front-facing camera.

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LG Posts Source Code of Optimus S Gingerbread

Written on August 30, 2011 by Lulu

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LG reportedly posted a source code of their upcoming Optimus S Gingerbread prior to the roll out.

Based on a report, LG posted a source code for their upcoming Optimus S Android 2.3 — ahead of its formal roll out. But despite the developers’ tidbits for Sprint’s Optimus variant, the carrier has yet to announce a specific date for the Gingerbread OTA release.

The aging Optimus S brings an entry-level feature set that goes along a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen and a 600MHz processor. Unofficial Gingerbread builds already emerged for the device, but users were forced to wait for a stable release.

LG posted the Gingerbread open source files on their global support site. The official Gingerbread release date is set on September this year.

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HTC Pico, Caught in the Wild

Written on August 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Caught on cam! HTC's most affordable Android Gingerbread smartphone, the HTC Pico.

A number of devices are being caught on cam lately. Yesterday, HTC Pico – which is pictured above – made its way on the Internet. The said handset seems to be an entry-level Android smartphone, boasting a 3.2-inch HVGA display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, 600MHz Qualcomm S1 processor, 512MB ROM and 384MB RAM.

HTC Pico also features a 5-megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, and it allows users to control their data consumption. That said, the device is really an affordable Android Gingerbread handset. However, the price and its time of release remains undisclosed. So just keep it posted here at GADG for further update.

The rumored specs for HTC Pico is posted after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover Wrap-up: Specs, Price, Availability

Written on August 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Xcover is not just an ordinary Android 2.3 handset, it is the first Samsung model that could survive a 1 meter water dunking for up to 30mins.

Samsung had once again introduced a new Android smartphone that will surely be a tough competitor for other high-end handsets in the market to date. The Xcover, which is the latest installment in the Galaxy series, possesses some unique features that are not present in other smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is a rugged device that is resistant to dirt, shock, and can even be submerged into a deep water for over 30 minutes.

Being the “toughest” phone to arrive in the market soon, the IP67-certified Galaxy Xcover highlights all the modern functions that every gadget lovers need. Its touch screen is embellished with Gorilla Glass display, preventing the screen from any scratches or scrapes. The phone’s overall design was indeed simple yet stunning, especially with its three easy-to-use buttons.

Find out the full specifications, price, and release date of Samsung Galaxy Xcover after the break.

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ViewSonic Launching a Dual-Boot 10Pro Tablet in US

Written on August 17, 2011 by Lulu

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ViewSonic announced their plan to launch a dual-boot 10pro tablet in the US.

ViewSonic has finally announced its 10pro tablet’s launch plans in the US. The tablet has dual-boot capabilities which enables users to run Windows 7 or Android. The latter OS is limited to Google’s Gingerbread build rather than a Honeycomb 3.x variant, which is currently common to high-end Android tablets sharing the same 10.1 inch display size.

The 10pro integrates Intel’s 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor and 2GB of memory, while the capacitive touchscreen offers 1024 x 600 resolution. The device’ battery is said to last up to eight hours of continuous use. But it is still unclear if both operating systems will provide the same endurance.

Users can choose from any model of Windows 7 Professional with 32GB of storage for $699, or a Windows 7 Home Premium edition with 16GB storage tagged $599. The two models are expected to ship this month alongside a docking station that will sell for $59.

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Vizio Brings 8″ Gingerbread Tablet With $299 Price Tag

Written on August 09, 2011 by Lulu

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Vizio is shipping its 8-inch Gingerbread worth $299.

Vizio finally started shipping its 8-inch Android tablet called Gingerbread that will arrive in the market for $299. The firm’s pre-order page states that, originally, the said tablet was scheduled to arrive on July 18.

Initial reports said that the tablets will cost around $300 even though the pre-order site listed $400. Making these rumors about the pricing inconsistent.

Vizio announced that their tablet will be available through popular retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco and others.

Features of the Vizio Gingerbread are posted after the cut.

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