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Samsung prepares to bare new Galaxy and Ativ devices during Premiere 2013

Samsung is preparing to unveil new Galaxy and Ativ devices during the Samsung Premiere 2013 event. The information comes from their official announcement at Samsung Mobile Press, where some details about Premiere 2013 are also revealed.

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The event will take place on Thursday, June 20th at Earls Court in London. 18:00 is when the company will open the doors, but the event itself is slated to begin at 19:00. Meanwhile, Samsung and tech fans in general may catch the livestreaming feed of the unveiling at Samsung’s official Youtube page at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile.

No other details were disclosed by the announcement, but sections of images of three devices were previewed in the teaser poster. Those familiar with Samsung products will know that Galaxy is Samsung’s brand name for its Android-based smartphones and tablets while Ativ pertains to its Windows-based devices.

It is possible that Samsung’s unveiling would include the Galaxy S4 Mini. The smaller version of Samsung’s Android flagship smartphone for this year has been much rumored, and has been expected to be released sometime in July. A few days ago, the Galaxy S4 Mini was even spotted in an alleged leak on Samsung’s apps page in the United Kingdom. Its appearance on said page fuelled the speculation that the South Korean electronics giant is preparing for a European launch of the device.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s Ativ device may be a follow-up to last year’s Ativ S smartphone, which was based on Windows Phone. The Ativ S, it would be remembered did not meet the success it set out to gain. Currently, Nokia is still recognized as the more popular phone company that makes phones based on Windows Phone OS.

It bears mentioning that Samsung Premiere 2013 is scheduled a week after the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held on June 10 to 14 in San Francisco, California. The Samsung event likewise precedes Microsoft BUILD Conference, which takes place on June 26 to June 28 at The Moscone Center.

via theverge, thenextweb

T-Mobile Holding An Event In New York City On October 29th

It turns out that T-Mobile is doing their own event on October 29th in New York City, which turns out to be the same day that Google is doing their Playground event, where we will most likely be seeing a new Nexus phone, and possibly one or two tablets. Keep in mind that this is a T-Mobile event, as Google’s event starts in the morning. That said, you shouldn’t be disappointed if there is no sort of “T-Mobile Nexus” handset at this upcoming event. Aside from that, any sort of new GSM Nexus should be a pentaband anyway, so sure it’ll be T-Mobile just as much as it will be AT&T, or even GSM for the rest of the world that gets the device. What we should be expecting though, is a lot of Galaxy Note 2 news, along with some other T-Mobile Android phone from earlier this year, including some newer but also less impressive devices.

At the T-Mobile event we should also be seeing some news on a bunch of new Windows Phone hardware, including the HTC 8X, which is supposedly going to be a really good handset. We should also be seeing the Nokia Lumia 810, which was seen a couple weeks ago in San Diego for the CTIA MobileCon event. Microsoft is also finally getting ready to show off Windows Phone 8 on October 29th in San Francisco (there really is a lot of events going on on that day in the mobile space, isn’t there?).

I’m excited to see what gets revealed at all three of these events this month!

source: android central

Motorola RAZR i Event Now Available For Viewing

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Motorola and Intel hosted an event last week to unveil Motorola’s brand new first Intel-powered smartphone. If you missed it, there’s no need to worry. The entire event is now available online as a VoD, so you’ll be able to catch up on the entire event fairly easily. To get you up to speed, the RAZR i is essentially the international version of the Droid RAZR M, and boasts of a whopping 2GHZ Atom CPU, along with a 4.3 edge to edge display. You can watch the entire video below, if you’d like. I’d say this is one of the more less exciting events in the past month, but what they have to show is still pretty cool. It’s not everyday you see an Intel powered smartphone (or an edge to edge display).

What do you guys think of the Droid Razr i so far? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear your opinion on the handset!

GigaOM Reveals Speakers for Roadmap: Design in the Age of Connectedness

The technology media company GigaOM has announced the speakers who will be giving talks during the yearly RoadMap conference.

Slated to be held on November 5 in San Francisco, California, the event will feature the following speakers: Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject and chief creative officer at Jawbone, who will deliver a lecture called “Design wants to be free;” Evan Williams, CEO of The Obvious Corporation, who will talk about “Lessons on democratized distribution;” Tony Fadell, founder and CEO of Nest Labs, who will discuss “Disrupting dinosaurs with design;” Steven Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution, who will tackle “The future of web sharing;” and Paul Mascarenas, CTO and vice president at Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation, who will deliver a speech on “Cars as a next generation platform.”

Also in the lineup is Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram, who has a piece on “The beautiful, emotional, and social web;” George Blankenship, vice president for worldwide sales and ownership experience at Tesla Motors, who will discuss “Re-inventing the store in the Internet era;” and lastly, David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr, who will talk about “Positive spaces and the Tumblr ecosystem.”

The theme of the conference is “Design in the Age of Connectedness,” and the guest speakers in general will examine the effects of connectedness on various aspects like design, user interface, and user experience. The gathering will raise issues such as how the visual experience of services like Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr focus on beauty and minimalism. Likewise, it will touch on how developers are incorporating technologies based on touch, voice, as well as sensors on platforms like cars and the human body. Furthermore, retailing, which connectedness is turning into a more “personalized, mobile and frictionless” experience, will be discussed.

The conference will be open to a limited number of participants. Those who are interested in keeping updated about the event may use the #RoadMapConf hashtag and follow @GigaOM on Twitter.

via gigaom

New HTC Handset Shows Up In Verizon Inventory Listing

Over the past few months, a few HTC devices have surfaced along with one that we only know by its model number, the HTC 6435. This handset first showed up in July when someone discovered a few GLBenchmark scores. The GLBenchmark data indicated that the screen would be sporting a 1794 x 1080 resolution. This lead to many thinking that this could very well be a 5 inch device. The handset appears to be running on a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor with an Adreno 225 GPU. Just this past week, some other images leaked of a new HTC device that a few people thought was the 6435. This new handset looks like it may be headed to Verizon based on some visual speculations.


The newest bit of information that was released about this handset (HTC 6435) is a listing that has shown up on Verizon’s inventory system. Various sources are believing that this could indicate the handset being only 2 to 6 weeks from being available to the public. There is a press event scheduled for September 19th in New York City too. I think this timing may just work out well for Verizon and HTC to reveal this new handset at the event. Hopefully we’ll also be seeing that rumored HTC tablet too.

source: Talk Android

Possible Chances of An Amazon Smartphone?

Right before Amazon’s press event is getting ready to take place today in Santa Monica, word has begun coming out of the woodwork that Amazon has confirmed a phone to be in works. Yes, an Amazon phone. The Verge is reporting that a number of sources were able to verify the existence of the Amazon phone model and some sources are even saying that it’s going to be revealed at today’s event. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares with the designs of devices we have right now. Obviously we can all assume the standard touch capabilities but will it be as powerful and as slick as most Android phones are? I’m kind of excited to see what this is all about personally. Currently, I personally don’t think think that the Amazon App Store is much good with its minimal amount of apps and low quality apps, but if we were to get an Amazon smartphone put on the market, I can only imagine how much better the Amazon App Store would become after developers jump on board the Amazon bandwagon. Once we started seeing things like Facebook get put on the Amazon App Store (granted that it’s well developed), surely this has a lot of potential. Hey, this could even eventually lead to an Amazon operating system. They seem to piggy back off of Android right now, but there’s no doubt that Amazon would love to create their own operating system. More competition the better.

Indications are that the phone is still currently in development, but Amazon may have a demo unit that is working pretty well. Thus it may just be ready for us to see at a press event. Other sources have been saying that the handset will be running a forked version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, similar to what the Amazon Kindle Fire is currently running. There hasn’t been anymore details on the handset aside from that, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long if this handset will be revealed at Amazon’s press event.

The question is though, would the consumer be interested in a Amazon smartphone? I think so. It’s surely not going to be as popular as Android currently is with 1.3 million new Android handsets getting activated per day, but I do think that Amazon has a lot of potential with this, especially from their large Kindle Fire followers. Hopefully Amazon will be telling us more about this project that they’ve kept secret for so long at the press event later today. I wouldn’t mind hearing how the handset was spec’d and what hardware is in the device. Maybe it’ll have a Qualcomm processor or even the Nvidia Tegra 3. Whatever the case, I’m pretty excited to see what they’ll be bringing to the show today and can’t wait to see what they’ll have.

Stay tuned with The Droid Guy and we’ll make sure to keep you updated with new devices from Amazon today!

Is anyone else interested in a Amazon smartphone? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear your opinion on the matter!

source: Talk Android

Apple Inviting Press To September 12th Event; Will iPhone 5 Sell Well With The Android Uprising?

Apple has just recently sent out various invites to the media this morning for an event that will be taking place on September 12th. As you’ve probably guessed already, this event is expected to be the full unveiling of the iPhone 5 or “new” iPhone. It’s also possible that we’ll be able to hear about the heavily rumored 7 inch iPad or more commonly known as a 7 inch iPod if you want to get technical.

For those in the Apple side of things, you’re probably rejoicing right now and planning to sell your iPhone 4S. Those on the Android side of things, let me assure you, this does not mean the end of the world is near is it may seem like once the media sees their new device(s). It’s obvious that Apple will sell a record amount of iPhone’s, as usual, but if you think about it, it’s just the same old operating system that many of us decided long ago, it was better to go with the constantly evolving Android operating system. It’s likely that we’ll be seeing the new iPhone with LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity (which if it does, Samsung swears they will be suing Apple as soon as possible). It’s also likely that we won’t be seeing any sort of NFC (near field communication) in the handset. We’re expecting the screen size to measure around 4 inches with a tweaked color scheme and/or design. Knowing Apple though, they’ll probably stick with their old design aside from changing a few minor details. I’m kind of laughing as we Android users already get LTE connectivity and NFC devices in a monthly basis. It’s too bad Apple is behind in this area (hey, even though Apple does not have NFC tech yet, it’s still something we get to brag about!).

While we wait for the Apple event to take place, there is a truck load of announcements for Android coming up over the next week as various companies rush to release their products before the next iPhone hits retailers and store shelves. Motorola’s event is tomorrow with Amazon’s coming up on Thursday and HTC’s coming up on the 19th. Even though we all know that the iPhone 5 will obviously set new records again this year, I kind of wonder if Apple will have trouble selling the handset to an extent. With Samsung reporting that they’re selling crazy amounts of Galaxy S III’s and already have tons of pre-orders for the Galaxy Note II, I’m not sure how well Apple is going to do in this area.

I also wonder how well their 7 inch iPad will sell if they decide to announce that. Amazon already has a crazy lineup in store for consumers, and when it comes to the 7 inch tablet market, we all know who rules it. I just think that Apple may have a hard time breaking into the market as much as they did last year with all of this new technology from Android and Amazon.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

source: Droid Life

HTC Holding United States Event On September 19th; New Devices Possibly To Be Revealed

HTC is revealing a lot of new devices and I think we can now expect more devices to be revealed as HTC is getting ready to unleash an arsenal of new handsets and devices in just a couple of weeks. Just this afternoon Android Central had received a “Save the Date” reminder (as you can see above) and has invited them to an event in New York City on September 19th. As someone that’s not a huge fan of HTC, this event really doesn’t have me very excited. Honestly, I’m more excited over the Intel event in London and even the iPhone 5 release. I guess the only thing I am looking forward to seeing is HTC’s rumored tablet. Still, what you might find interested is that Android Central’s sister website, WPCentral, has also received this same “Save the Date” invitation. That’s really odd because it’s mainly all about Windows Phone. Does this mean HTC could be hinting at some new Windows Phone 8 devices along with their Android lineup that they have to reveal? I think so as Windows Phone Central has been hearing rumors of a HTC “Accord” or “8X” over the past few days. We’ll just have to see what far that goes at the event on the 19th.

That aside, if we go to the Android side of things, as I mentioned earlier we could be seeing an iMac-themed tablet. If you’ve seen the rumors and photo leaks about it, it looks fairly interesting. I’m not sure how well it’ll turn out when it comes to Apple’s patents, but it will be interesting to see an HTC tablet running Sense 4.1. We’re also supposedly supposed to see a Verizon-bound 1080p 5 inch devices that will sort of be competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. At least, that’s what rumors have been saying. Whatever the case is with these devices, I’m hoping that we’ll be seeing some good devices instead of the standard iterations of the iPhone or some other Android manufacturer’s phone. While we won’t be at the event, we’ll make sure to keep you guys updated as to what’s happening at the event.

Does anyone else have any rumors that’s supposed to show up at the event? Do you have any hopes on devices that HTC will be revealing and/or releasing at the event? I know a lot of us are looked forward to seeing that iMac-themed tablet but, are you looking forward to a 5 inch smartphone from HTC? It sounds interesting and if it’s supposed to be competing with Samsung Electronics’s Galaxy Note II, it’ll be really interesting to see how it’ll compete. I wouldn’t mind seeing Sense 4.1 vs TouchWiz. That would d be pretty amazing. Again, if you have heard any other rumors for the event, let us know and we’ll be sure to take a look into it!

Whatever your opinion on the event is, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

source: Android Central

Samsung & AT&T Have An Announcement Coming Soon

It looks as if we will be seeing some sort of an announcement in a few days from Samsung and AT&T.

According to the invitation both companies will be holding an event in New York City on May 5th that will include both product demonstrations and executive remarks.  What they have up there sleeves at this event we are not quite sure yet, but hopefully it will be some stellar news like the Samsung Galaxy S II.

TDG will be there as we are with all the Samsung events to give you the goodness as it happens.

HTC Pyramid Making Its Premier In UK

Early this week, we had mentioned that the HTC Pyramid should be making its debut overseas at HTC’s event on April 12th in London. According to new information, it seems that the Pyramid will be released under the name HTC Sensation, which HTC had claimed back in January.

The HTC Pyramid, is similar to the EVO 3D, and will have a 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3, and a 4.3″ qHD touch display. Even though it should be appearing at the event in London, it is rumored that we should not see the actual release in till some time this summer.  Which carrier the Pyramid will be launched on, along with price, are still a mystery to us,but hopefully we will learn more this Tuesday at the event in London.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming HTC Pyramid/Sensation.

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Sneak Peek at Future HTC Devices At London Event

It seems that HTC is sending out invitations for an event in London on April 12th, which just happens to coincide with Microsoft’s Mix 2011 developers conference. At this point not much is known regarding what all HTC will be showing off, but we are guessing that since it has been awhile since HTC debuted a Window’s phone that we may be seeing a few of those. Also HTC could also be debuting their HTC Pyramid along with the EVO 3D that we have been patiently waiting on a release date for.

The HTC Pyramid is said to have a dual core processor, dual cameras (8 mp in back, 1.3 in front), 4.3″ qHD display, and 768 MB of Ram. Rumor is that it is to have a May release date and be heading for Magenta. While the EVO 3D  is to launch this summer on Sprint. The EVO 3D is to feature Android 2.3, 4.3″ display, Dual Lens on a 5 mp camera, and of course the highlight, 3D capable with out the need for those funny glasses.

I am sure as the day gets closer we will gather a few more details concerning the London event, and even if HTC is able to keep it all top secret, the 12th is only ten days away. We will be sure to pass on any details that we gather between now and then. In the mean time do you think we will see the EVO 3D and Pyramid at this event? Let us know what you think.

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HTC Source

TDG Live From The Samsung Unpacked Event #mwc11

8:02PM Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 announced

8:01PM Kim Titus faked technical difficulties
8:00PM Kim Titus back onstage

7:57pm: Sybase guy onstage

7:52PM: Cisco is announcing the next generation hotspot solution tomorrow at MWC

7:49PM Ray Smets announced the official launch of the Cisco Webex and Cisco Mobile apps optimized for Samsung Galaxy S2

7:49PM: Ray Smets from Cisco is on stage now

7:48PM supports Cisco web ex and Cisco mobil is a wifi calling solution

7:47PM Andrew going over security and encryption

7:44PM Samsung calls it “Meaningful Evolution”

7:43pm Game hub has premium and social games all optimized for the Samsung Galaxy S2

7:42PM Music Hub 10million songs 32 different countries, songs, artists, lyrics, bass enhancement and 5.1 channel

7:42PM: dual core processing 3.2gigapixels per second. Special qualities only developed for the Galaxy S 2

7:40PM Wondering when they are going to do Galaxy Tab 2

7:39PM Samsung Galaxy S2 will feature a Google translation widget

7:38PM the voice command sound like Sylvie Barak

7:36PM Samsung has partnered with Vlingo to make voice commander even more effective on the Samsung Galaxy S 2

7:35PM I think a viewsonic Lorikeet was just on the “Amy from England” video

7:33PM Not earth shattering but Samsung Galaxy S2 has a “lost phone management phone feature” Remote lock, text on the display. Can make phone ring and track location and limit the numbers that can be called from the number.  When the SIM card is replaced a notification will be sent to a txt message number of your choice

7:32PM Samsung Kies 2.0 is an upgrade from 1.5 and available to everyone.  Now you can sync your s2 and pc over the air
7:31PM: 8megapixel camera with LED Flash

7:30pm: Andrew Coughlin on stage now talking about display, and video

7:30PM Ok the kitty cat video was a little… um lame

7:28PM Samsung Galaxy S2 will be available with NFC or without

7:28PM Thomas Richter reveals the Samsung Galaxy S2 will have NFC

7:26PM: David Wadhawani with Adobe onstage now

7:24PM: Thomas Richter talking about the various hubs and how Cassandra can use them to help her “Fashion Magazine” business

7:22PM: 4.3″ display

Live From The Sprint Event

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We are live from New York for tonights big Sprint shindig. We will keep you updated as the night unfolds and the impossible becomes possible

Is the Kyocera Echo Sprint’s Big Announcement?

Sprint's Dan Hesse on stage at CTIA: File Photo: Thedroidguy.com/Thedroidguy LLC

Someone pinch me it seems the Huffington Post has been acquired by AOL and Sprint’s big announcement is the Kyocera Echo.

Mobile, tech and Android media along with industry analysts were invited to an invite only event in New York City Monday evening. We will be n hand as CEO Dan Hesse and master illusionist and world record holder David Blaine present Sprint in another Industry first.  We are very excited about this “Industry first” because until just a few hours ago Sprint had done a really good job of keeping the best kept secret in mobile so far.

Typically when we get one of these invitations we know exactly what the device is going to be or we have at least a good idea.  With this Sprint event everyone was speculating from the LG 3D phone, to an HTC tablet, to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G for Sprint. Anyone of these could, we guess, be considered an Industry first.

Tonight, Bloomberg is reporting that the Industry first is the announcement of the Kyocera Echo Android device. They have received this information from an anonymous source familiar with the companies plans.

As we said above David Blaine and Dan Hesse are involved in this product launch which according to the invitation the two of them will show you that the “impossible is possible”. Not much has been leaked on the internet about the capabilities of the Kyocera Echo, perhaps it’s 3D and will hit the market before the LG 3D Android device does. Perhaps Bloomberg has it wrong?

We’ll know later tonight.

Source: Bloomberg & Sprint