Sony Ericsson Xperia Mango is Going to be Unveiled

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mango

Reportedly, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mango would be the latest Android-based mobile phone that the Japanese-Swedish handset vendor would aim at unveiling to the world in the very near future. The new device, which is expected to land on shelves as the successor of last year’s Xperia X10 mini pro, has made a few appearances into the wild lately, and a full batch of photos with it can already be seen on the web. Continue reading

The Update For bada 1.2 Software Has Arrived For The Samsung S8500 Wave in India

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Samsung India tweet

Samsung India has announced the availability of bada 1.2 software update for the S8500 Wave smartphone. The announcement was tweeted by the company’s officials a few hours ago. Indian owners of the original S8500 Wave handset have been waiting for almost six months for the update that will bring them T9 Trace keyboard, as well as several important performance improvements and bug fixes. Continue reading

Motorola Shipped 1.4 Million Tablets and 250 Thousand Smartphones on the First Quarter of 2011

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Motorola Mobility financial slide

U.S.-based handset manufacturer Motorola has recently published its Q1 2011 earnings, with the manufacturer seeing an unexpected increase in revenue, as well as a healthy growth when it comes to the number of mobile devices shipped. Motorola reports that it has shipped almost 9.3 million mobile devices, including 4.1 million smartphones and 250,000 tablets.

That’s a substantial increase from last year when the manufacturer shipped 8.5 million mobile devices, but only 2.3 million smartphones. The company’s earnings are also on the rise, as Motorola reported net revenues of $3.0 billion, up 22% from Q1 2010. Mobile devices revenues are also up 30% from Q1 2010 to $2.1 billion.

According to the official report, Motorola Mobility has ended Q1 2011 with a positive operating cash flow of $107 million. “In the first quarter, we reached a major milestone in our history by becoming a new independent, public company. We enhanced our product portfolio by delivering compelling experiences with the launch of Motorola ATRIX and Motorola XOOM, as well as offering unique end-to-end video solutions for the home,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility.

It’s interesting to mention that analysts have predicted that Motorola’s XOOM tablet sales are disappointing and that it may prove to be a total fiasco for the manufacturer. Although some analysts predicted that the company only managed to sell around 25,000 XOOM tablets, the company’s report shows ten times the predicted number of XOOM tablets that have been shipped in Q1 2011.

However, the things might not be as bright as they seem at first glance, as Motorola can only report about the number of devices they ship, but cannot come up with the total number of XOOM tablets that have been actually sold.

To make things clearer, Motorola stated that its inventory stocks are constantly dwindling, which means that people have actually started buying the first Honeycomb tablet available on the market.

Motorola XOOM to Arrive on Sprint’s Shelve on May 8

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Motorola XOOM

Mobile phone carrier Sprint has just confirmed that the Motorola XOOM tablet PC, the very first device in the world to run under the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, would arrive on its shelves on May 8th, with a price tag of $599.99 attached to it.

The new device sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, along with a 1GHz dual-core processor, being capable of providing users with an impressive experience while on the go.

The Motorola XOOM is set to land on Sprint’s shelves only with WiFi connectivity capabilities inside, although a 3G-enabled version is already for sale in the United States.

“Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is the first device to feature Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and a 1GHz dual-core processor, making it a powerful e-reader, media player, portable computing device and so much more,” the carrier notes on its website.

“The Android 3.0 platform is the next generation of Android, designed specifically for tablets, showcasing the latest innovations in widgets, multi-tasking, Web browsing, notifications and customization.”

In addition to the large touchscreen display and the fast application processor, the new Motorola XOOM also arrives on shelves with a rear-facing 5-megapixel photo snapper with HD video recording capabilities, and with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat in Google Talk.

The tablet PC sports 32GB of internal memory, WiFI and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB port, and HDMI port to display HD content on any HDMI-equipped HDTV (HDMI cable sold separately).

“With its large touchscreen display, Motorola XOOM makes it easy to stay connected from anywhere using personal and Exchange corporate email. It also offers access to more than 3 million Google eBooks and apps from Android Market, making it an ideal e-reader,” Sprint notes.

Motorola XOOM sports support for Google Mobile services, including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, as well as tabbed Web browsing, Adobe Flash Player 10.2 (downloadable from Android Market), Google Chrome bookmark sync and incognito mode, and more.

Beginning Sunday, May 8th, 2011, Sprint customers would be able to purchase the Motorola XOOM for $599.99 through Sprint Direct Ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web sales, Telesales and Sprint Business Sales.