Rogers has now started accepting pre-orders for both the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc each of which will run you $99.99 on a 3 year contract and there is no indication of off-contract pricing yet. The current offer will end on May 2nd, which is the possible indication of the actual release date, or the beginning of a different offer. Rogers also revealed a small surprise it will take both balck and white versions of Xperia Play.
HTC havent told much about the Flyer tablet in MWC, they said its not to choose the OS for the tablet because it didnt have the time to customize it with its sense User Interface. Its finally came to the matter again, it replied to a question in Twitter by saying that it will be offering Honeycomb upgrade when its made available. The statement lacks the specific date of announcement and the users had to wait for the HTCs official announcement of the Honeycomb upgrade.
Sonys Music Unlimited Streaming Service coming to NGP will hit Xperia Play this year and PSP in a week
Sonys streaming subscription service, Music Unlimited, is headed to both the PlayStation and Next Generation Portable and Sony Erricssons Xperia Play. Sony Network Entertainment VP Shawn Layden, who spread the news readily, confirms that the service would be activated on the Play Station Portable in a matter of weeks. Android phones including the infamous PlayStation will get the Music Unlimited this year and SNE will make it happen on NGP too. The company reveals when its beast of portable game station will actually come out.
Amazon wants you to think it does not care about licensing the music that it will let you store in the cloud. The Wall Street Journal cites a pair of anonymous sources who says Amazon wont confirm such a thing. They say Amazon may move to the system that compares users uploaded songs with a database of those tunes its managed to license should the deal go through - a system much like Sonys Music Unlimited, by the sound of it. It shouldnt come as any surprise, than the Journal quotes the Sony Music Chairman Martin Bandier in its final paragraph, told
Asus has introduced its new Eee Pad Transformer Tablet with a full size mobile docking station that allows the device to be used as a notebook. The tablet runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb update with new Asus MyWave User Interface on top on it. A 1GHz Nvidia Tegra2 Processor has 10.1-inch touchscreen display, dual cameras and an HDMI out. The Asus noted that the tablet would be available in 16 GB and 32 GB storage capacities and prices range from $400 and $700 approximately.
Yet another low cost Android tablet seems to be HCLs. The HCL ME tablet, an Android 2.2 Froyo tablet, expected at a starting price of Rs.14,990 according to the reports in Hindu Business Line. It is the same manufacturer bagged to provide the 1 lakh units of Rs.1,500 or $35 for the university students.
Google announced that it will delay the distribution on Android Honeycomb, its newest source code, for the foreseeable future. Designed to run on tablets, the Honeycomb Operating System is already powering Motorolas Xoom tablet and is expected to appear in other devices too. But Google, said Honeycomb is not yet ready for the public release as open source software for the people to tweak and customize their gadgets.
You can now get use of Motorola Droidphone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The latest release of Android 2.3 builds for Droid X and Droid 2 from My Droid World makes it happen for Motorola Droidphones. Droids life got all the details, including videos and complete instructions for your device and downloading the Android OS. Gingerbread brings you the new blue blur, a customizable dock, an app management shortcut, an overhauled camera app, super-fast navigation speeds, and lot of Android apps to use. So, if you are not waiting for the official release, follow the source link below to feed your phone with the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Amazon pushed its own music streaming service, which is conveniently streamed in Amazon Cloud Player. Existing customers can upload 5 GB of their MP3 streaming on cloud space, can be upgraded to 20 GB free by purchasing any MP3 album from them, and additional plans $20 per year and start streaming on your computers and Android devices.
Samsung most ambitious Bada Mobile OS featuring Wave Series of smartphones has bee hacked to run Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) by the guys from a Polish Forum Bada-world.pl. These Polish hackers have managed to boot the Samsung Wave S8500 with Android 2.2.1 ROM of Galaxy S - since both have same hardware.They have also released a video of Samsung Wave S8530 running Android 2.2.1 instead of Bada OS.
Nokia has revealed the evidence of working on a Symbian^3 based phone - Nokia T7-00. This smartphone was spotter by MobileGuruji Blogger, in the OVI Publishing Tools. Even-though there are no images of the smartphone available, we can safely say that the new T7-00 appears to be slotted somewhere between N8, E7 and upcoming X7.
Samsung being a leader in Mobile Phone and TVs, is now boasting that its App Store has has now joined the 100 million download club. Samsung has reached this milestone just after 10 months after it launched, thanks to European market. France had the most number of downloads followed by Germany and Spain, and the three countries combined accounted for 40 percent of all downloads from the store, which now has more than 13,000 apps.