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Posted October 06, 2009 - 06:55 PM

Might have to part with my storm for this baby. Waiting on the reviews...

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Rumored Specs:

* Name: Motorola Sholes, Tao, or Droid
* OS: Android 2.0 + Eclair (Google Experience Device*)
* Network: Verizon Wireless CONFIRMED
* Release: Late October or November CONFIRMED
* Screen: 3.7-inch WVGA (854×480) capacitive touchscreen CONFIRMED
* CPU: 600 MHz ARM Cortex
o GPU: PowerVR SGX 530
o ISP: 430 MHz C64x + DSP
* Storage: Either 512 MB or 16 GB
* Camera: 5 megapixel with autofocus and facial recognition
* Battery: 1390 or 1400 mAh
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack CONFIRMED, stereo Bluetooth, MicroSD, USB 2.0, GPS
* World's slimmest QWERTY smartphone at just 13.7mm thick. That's about as thick as an iPhone.

Current Android Features (for the uninformed):

* Open-source smartphone operating system primarily developed by Google
* Over 10,000 apps in the Android Market (recently upgraded with a better UI and screenshots)
* This includes Google Voice
* Multitasking
* Cross-app information exchange (change ringtone based on GPS location, scan QR codes with bar code scanner and the app appears in Android Market, etc.)
* Customizable homescreen (wallpaper, app shortcuts, setting shortcuts, widgets, etc.)
* Homescreen widgets, "always connected" mini-apps that display small amounts of vital info on one of the three homescreen panels.
* Kickass notification system that most tech pundits agree hasn't been surpassed
* Kickass WebKit-based browser (Flash coming in January 2010, rumored to be getting Chrome Sync soon too)
* Best damn GMail client available™
* Text-to-speech and speech-to-text
* Gesture support
* WVGA, HVGA, and QVGA supported
* Universal search, with app developers able to plug in their apps to the system
* Google account required, syncs all contacts, calendars, and mail via push
* Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync supported
* Soft keyboard can be used if a hard keyboard isn't present (or open)
* Video recording and picture taking (recently updated)
* Accelerometer-based app and keyboard rotations for portrait or landscape mode
* VPN Virtual Private Network support

So nice! :rock: :rock: :rock:

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Posted October 07, 2009 - 03:31 PM

looks sick...just got a phone that i love though (enV touch), but maybe when the contract is up i'll look into this

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