A couple weeks ago we mentioned about the launch of the Motorola Dext- Motorola’s first ever Android powered smartphone. To be available exclusively from Orange in the UK it has been confirmed that the new Android Moto phone will be on sale in Orange retail outlets from tomorrow as wellas in Phones 4U stores from the 8th October.

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Its been a while since Motorola caught our attention but last week they’ve finally taken a step forward to unleash their new and first ever Android powered smartphone – the Motorola Dext (or Cliq if you’re elsewhere not in Europe).

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Due to arrive the UK next month via Orange, not only will the Dext be an Android powered sliding beast but also one with a touch of Motorola customisation. Known as MOTOBLUR (Motorola Blur), the platform aims to act as a social media aggregator syncing with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Picasa and others onto a customizable homescreen that displays info users want from any of the services.

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The first Android phone with flash support has been unveiled. A true iPhone killer this time? Known as the HTC Hero, it is a phone which has been speculated with images leaked previously, now officially revealed and pictured below.

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The new open source Android based HTC Hero sports a 3.2-inch HVGA (480×320) screen, a five megapixel camera with autofocus, AGPS, digital compass, gravity sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack and a dedicated search button. On the inside lies 512MB of storage, expandable by microSD, 288MB of RAM, and a 528MHz Qualcomm processor.

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Due to land with Vodafone soon in Spring is the latest Google Android operating phone from HTC, the HTC Magic. For a start, this new magical phone as you can see doesn’t have any kind of sliding keyboard, its got a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, HDSPA, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera and a G1-style trackball.

Details on pricing and availability of the HTC Magic will of course vary according to local Vodafone markets, but pricing in Spain will be from 99 to 199 Euros, depending on contract. UK will be one of the first markets to receive the Magic in April, then Spain, Germany, France and Italy, the phone will be a timed exclusive with Vodafone.

So here’s a quick summary of the HTC Magic’s main specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201a, 528MHz.
  • Memory: 512MB ROM, 192MB RAM.
  • Dimensions: 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.45-inches.
  • Weight: 4.18 ounces with battery.
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz (no love for the States) with 2Mbps up, 7.2Mbps down; quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz.
  • Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD HVGA 480×320
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, mini USB, and GPS
  • Input: Trackball with Enter button, Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen keyboard (both portrait and landscape)

More images in the gallery below…

[via MobileCrunch]

Related links of interest: Help Centre | Google Phone | Mobile Phone

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Video: Yet more Palm Pre hands on

On February 2, 2009, in Cell Phones, by KLS

Hey folks, I know from your comments sent in to us that you’re all quite excited about the new and upcoming latest Palm Pre. Just this morning we learnt that there were two rather unnoticed features of the Palm Pre just recently discovered, now we’ve got here yet another hands on video for you via TreoCentral. What I like the most about the Palm Pre is its so simple to use and also just look at that stunning HVGA touchscreen display, you’ll see what I mean in the video below.

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