Motorola Charm With Android 2.1 And New Motoblur Coming This Summer

Motorola today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola CHARM™, a touch screen smartphone that packs a social networking punch with Android™ 2.1, MOTOBLURTM enhancements, a compact design and a BACKTRACK™ feature that makes screen navigation even more intuitive. Motorola CHARM is expected to be available this summer exclusively in the U.S. for customers of T-Mobile USA, Inc. “Motorola strives to provide an increased customizable user experience, which is enabled by our latest enhancements to MOTOBLUR and featured on the new Motorola CHARM,” said Jean Pierre Le Cannellier, vice president, Americas Marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Combine that with a compact design, easy handling and all the features you would expect from a smartphone, and we believe that CHARM with MOTOBLUR adds the social ability and workability consumers are looking for.” Motorola CHARM provides consumers all the features of a smartphone with the intuitive navigation of a 2.8 inch touch screen – all in a compact, pocketable design that makes messaging a snap using the combination of a full QWERTY keyboard and touch screen. The BACKTRACK navigation pad, located on the back of the smartphone directly behind the home screen, is similar to a laptop touch panel and enables an unobstructed view of the Web, texts, e-mails and news feeds. Plus, with Android 2.1 and enhanced MOTOBLUR features, CHARM offers new customization and filtering options. “Being social with friends and family comes naturally for T-Mobile customers, and we think mobilizing their social experiences should be effortless,” said Saj Sahay, director of product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the new Motorola CHARM and enhancements to the Android and MOTOBLUR experience, we’re bringing more social skills to our broad portfolio of Android-powered smartphones.” Motorola CHARM will be the first device in the U.S. to feature an enhanced version of MOTOBLUR built on Android 2.1, which syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more in easy to manage streams — from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter™, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR now allows for even greater customization, providing users more options to follow who and what really matters.
MOTOBLUR filters can be selected from a single social networking account, contacts, group or messaging account so that users can select only the information they want to stream live to the Happenings and Messages widgets. Users can move and resize pre-loaded home screen widgets to personalize up to seven home screen panels for an even more custom experience. Lastly, consumers can manage their phone’s battery consumption by selecting different power modes to conserve battery.
Contacts in MOTOBLUR are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail and social network accounts. MOTOBLUR will continue to provide convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary. In addition, one user name and password brings back contacts, messages and connectivity to previously configured networks and e-mail providers.
Last, but not least, Moto Phone Portal enables you to access and manage your phone’s data from any browser through a USB or Wi-Fi connection. Edit content and view important phone information while at home or on-the-go. Leave pictures on a friend’s PC, share a video at the local Internet café or share a presentation during an important business meeting.
Additional features on Motorola CHARM include:

  • Adobe® Flash® enabled Web browsing experience to view most of today’s content-rich sites
  • Full suite of Google™ services including: Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and access to thousands of apps on Android Market™
  • Pinch to zoom functionality and two-finger swipe to easily surf the Web and sort through photos
  • Capture sharp photos with a 3MP camera and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures
  • One-touch social media uploads to Facebook®, MySpace, PicasaTM and PhotoBucket®
  • CrystalTalkTM PLUS for enhanced audio and call quality with a second microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise
  • Corporate email pushed immediately to the device for instant inbox updates


Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR is expected to be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers this summer. For more information on Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR, please visit here. To view images please visit here.

Android OS powered Samsung Galaxy S2 Could Sport 2 GHz Processor, 4.3 inch Display

Samsung Galaxy  S2  with Google Android OS 3.0

“Various iterations of the Samsung Galaxy S will hit the U.S. market soon, and the first details on its replacement have already leaked out. The Galaxy S2 will supposedly be a significant upgrade, with a very fast processor and large screen.According to an unconfirmed report, this cutting-edge smartphone will debut running Android OS 3.0 on a 2 GHz processor, a chip twice as fast as the ones in common use today. It will have 1 GB of RAM and a 4 GB ROM. This device will allegedly include 32 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD memory card slot potentially giving it 32 GB more capacity. An image of the Galaxy S2 that has leaked out shows that it will have a tablet shape. It will reportedly be built around a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 2 Touchscreen with a resolution of 1280×720. Support for this new resolution is supposed to be added to Android OS 3.0. In addition to high-speed cellular wireless networking, this model — AKA the Samsung i9200 — is going to feature Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and an A-GPS receiver. The leaked specifications list includes an 8 MPx camera with FullHD (1080p) video recording, while the leaked image apparently shows a front-facing camera. It will also reportedly boast an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. According to the early reports that are coming out of Russia, the Samsung Galaxy S2 isn’t expected to be unveiled before early 2011.” via

Web browsing on Android 2.2 on the Nexus One is up to 3x faster than iOS 4 on iPhone 4

jsiphone1 Benchmark: Web  browsing on Android 2.2 on the Nexus One is up to 3x faster than iOS 4  on iPhone 4

“Android 2.2 is fast. Stupid fast. Crazy fast. I’ve only been using it since Sunday, but I can say without hesitation that my Nexus One literally feels like a new mobile phone. I’m not alone in that regard. Ars.Technica performed the age old SunSpider, and the new school V8 benchmarks on both Android 2.2 running on a Nexus One, and iOS 4 running on the iPhone 4. The results … well when it comes to the V8 benchmark Android 2.2 is over 3x faster than the iPhone. And for SunSpider it’s almost 2x faster. If I had an iPhone 4 with me I’d make a comparison video, but since I don’t I’m making a small request to internet users around the world, who just so happen to have a Nexus One and an iPhone 4, to load something up on YouTube.” via