Monday, 14 June 2010

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Droid 2 and Droid X Ads Leaked

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 09:01 AM PDT

More Droid 2 and X goodies has been leaked to Droid-Life. This time around, the promotional ad has made their way into their possession. These ads appear to be Verizon's commercial scripts that could air within the next few months. We all know Verizon is arguably the best at marketing Android-based phones.

"'Does' used to do a lot. Now it does even more. Now it does Email Exchange, so you can be hooked up to everything thing you need to do. Now it does 1.0GHz speed on a sleeker, more intuitive keyboard. It does and does and does. And the only thing it doesn't do is ask for time off."

These ads follow the tradition of VZW's "Droid Does" campaign. The Droid 2 has a new clock of 1GHZ, the initial rumors said it will come with a 720MHZ CPU. This might make a few of you happy. The Droid X will featured as a multimedia powerhouse, there’s a new "Eagle Eye app". The Eagle Eye app is an NFL app that should look awesome on that huge 4.3" screen. Hopefully it will be able to stream live NFL games.

Also, there's a "Media Mogul" commercial, this commercial highlights the Droid X's ability to control every media device in your home. Essentially, makes your handset into a universal remote controller. The first of these commercials is expected to air next month. Keep your eyes peeled for them, they should be very interesting.


Droid X and Droid 2 Slides Showcase Commercial Details

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 08:53 AM PDT

We’re only in the middle of June, and while we’re all still riding the coat-tails of the EVO 4G’s launch, most of us are already looking forward to what’s coming next. For some on the Verizon network, that means the Droid X (formerly known as the Droid Xtreme and Droid Shadow), or the Droid 2. Rumors have it that they could be launched, both of them, in July, while a fresh rumor suggests that the Droid X will be launching in July, while the Droid 2 would see official release in August. Either way, we’re still aching for more details, and while these slides outlining the commercials showcasing the devices share some insight, they aren’t as in-depth as we’d like.

The first slide, which outlines the “Digits” commercial, focuses on the Droid 2’s new-fangled ability to rock Exchange Email. Good news for all those business types out there, for sure. The other point to take away from this? The Droid 2 has a 1GHz processor, too, apparently. At least, that’s one of the bullet points to the commercial, so we certainly hope that’s still a feature.

The other two slides focus on the Droid X. One focuses on an NFL application, called “Eagle Eye.” It’s purpose is to talk up the device’s 4.3-inch screen, and the fact that if you download this application, you’ll be watching the NFL on a giant screen, with unbelievable quality. As for the last slide, which is all about “Media Mogul,” centers around an application called EyeCon. It’s standard on the Droid X, it would seem, and it’s designed to make your Android-based handset the manager of all your multimedia devices in your home. Basically, you’d have a mobile media center, right there on your phone.

Anyone out there now even more excited about these devices? Or, are you waiting for some more pictures, hands-on video, and an official release date? We’re wondering if those 1GHz processors are going to stick around, considering we keep hearing conflicting reports, especially about the Droid 2. We hope Motorola’s focusing on the high-end with these devices, especially if Ninjablur is going to be something they want to attract customers. As soon as we know more, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Which device do you want?

[via Droid-Life]


SlingPlayer for Android pre-registration page goes live

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Sling Media have launched a pre-registration page for those Android users who’d like access to the Android version of the SlingPlayer app as soon as it’s available.  The app – the beta of which we tested last month – allows Sling users to view their streamed TV and DVR content across WiFi or 3G networks.

Sling haven’t yet said exactly how long it will be before the app is released, and nor have they confirmed what sort of price will be attached.  The iPhone version of SlingPlayer retails for around $30, but Sling will likely push out a limited beta of the Android client for bug testing before it goes on sale.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android demo:


(Rumor) Samsung Galaxy “Tape”: Early Specs Revealed

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 07:47 AM PDT

More news of the latest member of Samsung's Galaxy family is starting to flow in. this time around a Vietnamese site by the name of Tinh Te, is claiming to have information on a few specs. If they are true this will be a pretty impressive tablet. Samsung has a history of being able to deliver hardware pretty quick so the wait for this slate may not be as long as most.

Some of the rumored specs include Android 2.2, yes folks, this may very well be the first Froyo powered Android tablet. Also, there's a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD slot that can handle up to 32GB. That would bring the grand total to 48 GB which is enough for all your movies and music. The 4,000mAh battery should be enough to last you throughout the day.

From the leaked picture, there appears to be a front facing camera. This tablet should come with the GPU from the Galaxy S and the DLNA capabilities. There was no mention of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi but I fully expect them to be included.


AT&T HTC Aria official: due June 20th [Video]

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 06:13 AM PDT

AT&T have officially announced the HTC Aria, the Android smartphone we’ve seen leaked in recent weeks.  Set to arrive on AT&T from June 20th, the Aria has a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, HSPA connectivity, Android 2.1 and HTC Sense, along with a 5-megapixel camera.

As we’ve seen in those leaks, it’s also a small handset measuring just over 4-inches long and weighing 4.05 ounces; it also has a soft-touch back panel.  The HTC Aria will be priced at $129.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and presuming a new two-year agreement.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Press Release:


Android 2.1 & HTC Sense™ Experience Combined With 7.2 HSPA Speeds Offers Exceptional Mobile Broadband Performance

DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 14, 2010 – AT&T* and HTC Corporation ("HTC") today announced that HTC Aria™, a rich and powerful addition to AT&T's Android smartphone portfolio, will be available exclusively at AT&T beginning June 20. Pocket-sized and packing the power of the Android 2.1 platform, a five megapixel camera and a bright 3.2 inch HVGA display, HTC Aria offers AT&T customers Android smartphone functionality in an amazingly easy-to-carry design. The combination of 3G speed, a responsive capacitive touch screen and an optical joystick makes HTC Aria an ideal smartphone for mobile broadband.

HTC Aria is Wi-Fi capable and qualifying customers will receive access to AT&T Wi-Fi, with more than 20,000 hotspots across the U.S. In addition, HTC Aria is compatible with AT&T's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology. This technology provides a considerable boost to 3G speeds when combined with expanded backhaul. The combination of faster wireless networks, smartphones like HTC Aria, and tens of thousands of available innovative mobile apps allows AT&T customers to mobilize virtually everything, from video and music, to social networking, to business applications.

"HTC Aria is the first of several smartphones in our Android portfolio to run the 2.1 platform," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "When you combine the nation's fastest 3G network, and access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi network, HTC Aria will be one of the best Android smartphones available."

HTC Aria features the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which automatically delivers the most-wanted information by bringing it to the forefront of the mobile experience. Featuring the latest version of HTC Sense, HTC Aria offers even more ways to stay connected, including Friend Stream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates in a single, consolidated view.

"Its unique combination of compact size and beautiful design instantly separates HTC Aria from the pack of 'me-too' smartphones," said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America. "But what really differentiates HTC Aria from other smartphones is the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which we are pleased to be bringing to AT&T customers. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC Aria organizes all of your communications in the most human way possible – by person."

A full selection of the newest and most popular Google services can be accessed with HTC Aria. This includes Google search, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and more. With Android Market, customers can also choose from more than 50,000 applications to further personalize the mobile experience.

Along with being ultra-small at just over 4 inches long and weighing a mere 4.05 ounces, HTC Aria's seamless wrap-around soft-touch back cover eliminates sharp edges, making HTC Aria exceptionally convenient to carry and comfortable to hold as well.

Featuring the best selection of smartphones and OS, AT&T is ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among smartphone owners. AT&T plans to expand its Android portfolio to include other Android smartphones during the second half of 2010.

Pricing and Availability
HTC Aria will be available on June 20 at AT&T retail locations nationwide or at for $129.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (pay $229.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement required and smartphone data plan required).


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