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postheadericon T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support

So what do you think of the first touchscreen Sidekick? A desperate attempt to keep an archaic brand alive with unrelated hardware or a modern retelling of a successful retail story? Either way, T-Mobile’s keeping the popular name alive, albeit with an Android 2.2 foundation and Samsung-built guts. The new slider mechanism, which replaces the popular 180-degree swivel that was the hallmark of Sidekick devices, has now been treated to a neat video demo, where it’s assured upwards thrust gives us cause to be cautiously optimistic. Phone Scoop has also received confirmation that Android’s built-in mobile hotspot and USB tethering functions will be supported on the new device, along with MicroSD memory expansion — 1GB of storage on board will be supplemented with a 2GB card in the box — WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Video follows after the break.

[Thanks, Brandon and Timothy]

Continue reading T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support

T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon HTC Arrive up for $50 pre-order at Wirefly, requires new Sprint account and two-year contract

HTC’s first Windows Phone 7 QWERTY slider handset is a mere five days away from its launch on Sprint, but already there’s an online retailer keen to undercut everyone else for your business. Wirefly is currently offering the HTC Arrive (aka the 7 Pro outside the US) for $49.99 in upfront costs when bought in conjunction with a new two-year service plan from Sprint on, importantly, a new account. Eligible upgraders will have to shell out $149.99 for the privilege, though that’s still less than Sprint’s own $199.99 pricing. If you find it any cheaper elsewhere, do make sure to let us know.

HTC Arrive up for $50 pre-order at Wirefly, requires new Sprint account and two-year contract originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device said to be just an ‘old prototype’

Get your hopes up about that Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 slider that surfaced over the weekend? Well, then we’re afraid we’ve got a bit of bad news. According to Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin, it’s just an “old prototype that was canceled last year.” As we mentioned previously, however, that shouldn’t exactly come as a huge surprise, considering that Sony Ericsson has repeatedly stated that a move to Windows Phone 7 is highly unlikely given the company’s commitment to Android, and given the fact that we’ve already heard of a since-scrapped WP7 prototype that sounds suspiciously like the one pictured above.

Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device said to be just an ‘old prototype’ originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 13:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Pre 2 available for $150 through Verizon on February 17th

Call it The Curious Case of the Pre 2: If you check the handset out on HP’s site, it will cost you $100 after rebate (under contract of course). But if you wander over to Verizon’s little piece of the Interwebs, the same phone has just been announced for $150 (new contract price) after rebate. So, let’s suppose for a moment that you had a choice between the two — which would you pick? That’s what we thought. Available on February 17, check out the mind-bending PR after the break for more details.

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Pre 2 available for $150 through Verizon on February 17th originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro first hands-on! (updated with video)

Amazing! Sony Ericsson actually managed to keep something secret from us. The Xperia Pro is the one handset from its MWC presser today that wasn’t known about in advance, but we’re damn happy to see it anyhow. It features a well-spaced QWERTY keyboard that slides out much in the same way as the gamepad would on the Xperia Play. We did notice there were some software issues on our demo devices — the Sony Ericsson-customized Android 2.3 installation was nowhere near as smooth as what we’ve seen on the Xperia Arc previously, so maybe SE will need a bit more time to fashion out its software here. Physically, the Pro is compact and seems decently well built — we did find the oddly placed power button and teeny tiny volume controls a bit of a bother to locate and operate, however. Obviously, this is a big step up in size from the Xperia X10 Mini Pro, but thickness is kept mercifully in check. It doesn’t feel significantly thicker in the hand than phones that lack its hardware keyboard. We’ll have video of the device for you very shortly, but for now, enjoy the hands-on shots below.

Update: Video now embedded after the break.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro first hands-on! (updated with video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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