Another Round of Smart Phones 4 you – Competing for Your Attention

 17 May 2011 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+
 omar@myddnetwork.com

Phones are getting more complex, more useful, and more numerous by the minute. Just when you thought there’d be nothing out there that could touch Apple’s Jesus Phone, a newer and better model comes along with flashy graphics, cool apps, and a better camera. So how can you hope to stay on top of this onslaught of new mobile technology? Keep it right here.

This time around we take a look at two new smart phones and an old one with a fresh update. Let’s get started with a little something for all of you Android fanatics out there.

LG Revolution

The LG Revolution has been delayed for a little while (okay, so a long while now) but the phone is finally slated to hit Verizon on May 26th. That’s good news for you folks who want cutting edge tech capable of LTE speed with a little Android brainwashing.

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The LG Revolution is a 4.3 inch handheld that comes equipped with an 800 X 480 touch screen. There’s a front and rear facing camera (5MP) as well as dedicated menu, home, and search keys built right in. Inside the phone sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 16GB SD card.

The Revolution will be running on Android 2.2 when it launches and have Microsoft’s Google alternative, Bing, fully integrated. Users will also be able to sync their phones with their Netflix account and stream movies and other digital media right to their mobile. The phone will even be able to handle HD content. Thankfully there’s an HDMI port built right in for your convenience.

Of course the phone will be 4G LTE capable (so keep a close eye on your battery life). And of course, like with other LTE phones you can turn the LTE radio off but what’s the point of harnessing all that speed?

There’s no official word on pricing yet but with solid-yet-not-spectacular spec’s like these I wouldn’t suspect that the Revolution will break the bank.

Unfortunately neither Verizon nor LG has official information on their sites so keep checking back for more.

Motorola Droid X2

The Motorola Droid X2 is one of the most anticipated arrivals of 2011. Details are rather tightly guarded at the moment but certain sources have hinted that the phone will launch very soon. In fact, the Motorola website had help documentation up for the phone even though it hasn’t officially been announced (though the documentation has since disappeared).

Motorola Droid X2

So why all the fuss? The Droid X2 is a 4.3 inch machine that is capable of displaying qHD resolutions thanks to its dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor. That’s some serious firepower for such a small device.

The phone is also rumored to have 512MB of RAM built in and an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash.

The phone will run on an unspecified version of Android (though some sources say it will be Android 2.2.2 with MotoBlur skinned over the top).

Design-wise this phone doesn’t look that drastically different than its predecessor. It’s got the same sleek lines and minimalist feel that Droid lovers go gaga for.

With all the “official” documentation having been pulled from the Internet, it’s probably safe to say that most of this speculation has been dead on.

Still no word on a release date or pricing but it should fall in line with the high-end Android phones that Motorola is currently pumping out.

HTC Inspire

This last tech tidbit isn’t really all that revolutionary. The HTC Inspire is a solid phone that performs well though many don’t really care for its design.

HTC Inspire

AT&T is hoping to broaden the device’s appeal by painting it red and selling it in Radio Shack stores across the country. There are rumors about that these phones will be available for purchase over the counter sometime this summer.

Specs-wise the phone is decent but not overwhelming. It is a 4.3 inch machine with a WVGA display and an 8 megapixel camera on the back. It runs on Android 2.2 and has dedicated home, back, and search buttons in the bezel.

The standard color scheme is a bland gray but will a flashy new paint job really make this handset more or less of a monster?

Keep an eye out at your local AT&T dealer in the months to come if you’re looking to get your hands on one of these.






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