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Play with T-Mobile G1 right now thanks to emulator site


You won’t be able to actually go hands-on with the new G1 until October 22nd, but thanks to a new website by T-Mobile you won’t have to wait that long to start playing with it’s Google Android-based operating system.

Just head on over to the G1 site here and select “Emulator” and you’ll be presented with a [mostly] fully functioning virtual G1 (some screens aren’t working but there’s enough that is to give you a pretty decent idea what it will be like to use the G1.

[Via Engadget]


T-Mobile sells out of Android-based G1

The highly anticipated HTC G1 phone on T-Mobile, the first Google Android-based handset to go on sale, won’t be available until October 22nd but has already apparently sold out.

According to T-Mobile even after tripling production on the G1 there were so many pre-sales for the device that it has sold out. You can still order it but you won’t be able to get it right at launch.

Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our Oct. 22 launch date, and have sold through them all. However, to accommodate additional T-Mobile customers who want to pre-order a device, they now have the opportunity to place a pre-order through Oct. 21, for delivery at a later date. Also, people can still pre-register on the T-Mobile G1 Web site to be notified prior to launch where they can purchase the device beginning Oct. 22.

For more info on the G1 check out T-Mobile’s dedicated site here.

[Via Gizmodo]

Android coming to T-Mobile this year, ‘big and bulky’ compared to iPhone


The New York Times reported today that T-Mobile will be the first carrier to offer a handset based on Google’s Android platform.

The handset, made by HTC and called the Dream, could be out as early as October, possibly sooner if the FCC clears it earlier than expected.

The Dream will have both an iPhone-like touchscreen as well as hardware controls, and feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Silicon Alley Insider was able to do an early review of the Dream and says that the the video below is pretty accurate but in comparison to the iPhone it is “big and bulky” and the user interface that is less intuitive.

Google also appears ready to [finally] update it’s SDK to the unlucky masses who weren’t among the 50 winners of the developers contest held earlier this year and who have been given early access to updated SDK builds.

[Via Electronista]

HTC Touch Diamond coming to Sprint later this year?

According to a photo that was posted at the SprintUsers.com forum (not pictured here), the HTC Touch Diamond (also known as the MP6950) will be coming to Sprint on September 2nd.

The same photo shows off a few other handsets allegedly coming to Sprint and their release dates:

July 27th:

  • LG Rumor in Blue
  • Palm Treo 800W
  • Blackberry Curve in Red

August 17th:

  • MotoRAZR VE20
  • Novatel EX720 Express Card Refresh
  • Sierra AirCard 595 PC Card Refresh
  • Katana Eclipse by Sanyo (SCP-6750)

September 2nd:

  • M320 by Samsung
  • M220 by Samsung
  • Motorola Renegade V950
  • MP6950 by HTC
  • Motorola i365

HTC unveils Touch Pro

htc_touch_pro Smartphone maker HTC today officially announced the Touch Pro (aka “HTC Raphael”).

The Touch Pro looks similar to the recently announce HTC Touch Diamond and features a slide out keyboard and touchscreen display running Windows Mobile 6.1 and HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface.

Other specs of the Touch Pro include:

  • Support for HSPA and Wi-Fi
  • 2.8-inch VGA display
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 512MB of ROM
  • 288MB of RAM
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD slot
  • GPS
  • 1350 mAh battery with 8 hours of talk time

Look for the Touch Pro to release in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in late summer, then come to North and Latin America later this year.

No pricing info just yet.

For more info check out the product page here.

[Via Gizmodo]

Google demos Android UI, HTC Dream phone

Google has made a few tweaks to it’s upcoming Android mobile phone operating system and at AllThingsD they showed it off running on what some believed was a prototype of the “Dream” touchscreen phone by HTC.

The Android user interface looks a bit more iPhone-like (which isn’t a bad thing) and features a couple of new things like multiple home screens and an always visible tray/dock that will hold shortcuts to commonly used applications.

To see the updated Android OS in action check out these videos:

[Via Electronista]

HTC Touch Dual coming to Best Buy this weekend

htc_touch If you’ve been eager to get your hands on the HTC Touch handset this weekend you’ll have your chance as the handset will be coming to “select” Best Buy locations across the country this weekend.

The Touch will be the first handset to ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 pre-installed and its features will include:

  • TouchFLO touchscreen interface
  • 16-key keypad and slide-out 20-key keyboard and
  • HSDPA, 3G, and GPRS/EDGE/GSM support
  • Live HTC Home screen featuring time, weather info, quick launcher and one-touch ring tone settings
  • 2 megapixel camera for taking photos and videos, and a second camera for video calls

The Touch will go for $549.99 unlocked.

For more info check out the product page here.

[Via Engadget]

HTC boosts Touch Diamond shipments by 50%

HTC has announced that they will be boosting shipments of their upcoming Touch Diamond handset by 50%, in anticipation for the likely demand for the product.

Originally planning on shipping 2 million, after the increase that means they are expected to ship roughly 3 million units.

HTC head Peter Chou said that the original Touch handset took 11 months to sell 3 million units but he believes that the Touch Diamond will only take 7 months to sell that same volume.

Look for the Touch Diamond to hit beginning Europe next month and spread to the rest of the world in the second half of this year.

[Via Electronista]

HTC Touch Diamond officially announced


Looks like the leaked photos of the HTC Touch Diamond were real. This morning HTC held a press conference to officially introduce the handset.

The Touch Diamond uses a new interface technology HTC is calling TouchFLO 3D which heavily emphasizes one-touch browsing and single-finger dialing.

Features of the Touch Diamond will include:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system
  • VGA screen
  • Quad-band HSDPA 7.2
  • Accelerometer that can rotate pictures as you rotate the phone
  • One-touch music playback with animated music browser
  • Heavily-animated weather forecast app
  • Opera web browser that reformats the screen when zooming
  • Youtube app and content playback
  • No normal headphone jack–instead it will use HTC’s proprietary USB dongle

No pricing info yet but if you live in Europe looks like you’ll have first dibs on it thanks to carrier Orange.

Check out a video of the Touch Diamond on the product page here.

[Via Engadget]

Photos of upcoming HTC Touch Diamond leaked


The upcoming HTC Touch Diamond has been leaked thanks to NewsMobile (here’s the page translated to English).

The Touch Diamond is a sequel to the original HTC Touch phone though it will be a bit taller and narrower than the original.

The Touch Diamond is also expected to have features like:

  • 4GB of built-in storage
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus
  • Video camera in the front for video calls
  • 3G support
  • 640 x 480 screen
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system
  • FM radio
  • Wi-Fi
  • microSD card slot

No release date was leaked along with the pictures but since HTC has a press conference scheduled for May 6th official info may be coming out then.

[Via Electronista]