Tuesday's News Bits

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Tuesday's News Bits
  • eXpansys UK is now receiving pre-orders for Sony Ericsson Rachael, which is actually being called Xperia. However, the phone on the image is indeed the Rachael, while the features list shows that Android would be the operating system of the device. Other specifications revealed are a 4-inch touchscreen, 8MP camera, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi and dual-band 3G. (source: eXpansys.com)

  • Yet another set of XPERIA X2 live images has leaked (the WM-powered one). This time, we have a few close-up photos and  some that compare the smartphone with its predecessor, the X1. As the source points out, frequent image leaks often mean the official announcement isn’t too far, so stay tuned! (source: BGR)

  • Sprint seems to be planning an event on August 6. According to a leaked image, Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, is to reveal some details regarding the carrier’s green initiatives, as well as make “several important announcements”. Can’t wait! (source: MobileCrunch)

  • The upstream speed of iPhone 3GS is limited to 384kbps. At least, that’s what Macworld informs of. Although AT&T has planned to upgrade its network, boosting upstream speeds to somewhere between 500kbps and 800kbps, the hardware of the 3GS seems to be limited at just 384kbps, thus it would not take full advantage of the carrier’s network. (source: Macworld via DSLReports)



1. surethom

Posts: 1716; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

4inch is to big 3.8 max, if this does run Android lets hope the camera & video are better than the 5 mega pixel Samsung i7500

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think a 4" display is cool, as long as the phone itself stays thin.... the Toshiba G01 is 4.1" and that phone doesn't seem like a monster... a larger screen would make easier browsing of the web as well as an awesome in-flight movie screen substitute for the garbage they show on planes... lol.

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

yeah cuz a fifth of an inch matters......the bigger the better. n good point lol

3. deepak_nr

Posts: 26; Member since: May 31, 2009

This ph has most of everything one needs, however if only Sony Eric can equip this unit with an FM Transmitter(Found in N97, Arena), it will be truly unbeatable and Whip competition out of place. Come on SE don't come up with excuses if you are keen to make a come back,,,

4. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

FM transmitter? That pretty much tops the pointless feature list.

8. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

second to the virtual compass!

11. deepak_nr

Posts: 26; Member since: May 31, 2009

It lets one play music from phone on the Car stereo, Hi Fi or any music device with an Fm player Without the need to connect with wires (this cool feature is found in N97, Arena & SE W980) if you have never used it or seen it work- you have no idea how good/useful it is LOL!!

5. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I still dunno about Rachael, I've only seen videos of the UI, but nothing major, like a hands on vid. I mean, why start pre-orders if the phone is still pretty new to most, besides a couple pictures and a UI leak?

7. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

buy a phone wit no preview? duh S.E.

9. MrMojo

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 10, 2009

News release is for publicity sake, which SE desperately needs if it wants to get profitable! If phone doesn't do well, it'll be an embarrassment since it's losing money and people are grumbling are their phones (i.e. features/functions/quality/PRICEY)!! Let's wait for actual release with actual specs instead of "OOH! AHH!" over the press release!!

10. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009


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