Expect 1.2GHz Snapdragons early 2011, 1.5GHz towards the end

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for the speed junkies among us. The faster Snapdragon mobile processors from Qualcomm are indeed on the way and they could make for some super quick and delicious smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. The bad news is, we still need to wait a bit.

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T-Mobile teases at G2 HSPA + smartphone with Android

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Are you anxious to get your hands on the latest Google-fueled hotness? T-Mobile wants you to look its way, because a teaser site has been set up to promote the upcoming T-Mobile G2. They didn’t get terribly creative with the name, but it is meant to be the official successor to the T-Mobile G1.

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Huawei U8100 is first Android phone from Wind Mobile

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So, you’ve been itching to get your hands on a new Google Android phone, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process, nor do you want to sign a lengthy contract. Wind has you covered, because they’ve just released the Huawei U8100. This touchscreen smartphone is the first Google Android smartphone to be made available through Wind Mobile in Canada and you can get it for just $160.

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Expansys gets exclusive on Acer Stream Android phone

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The latest manufacturer to join forces with Google’s Android OS is Acer and their newest smartphone, the Stream. Unlike so many of its counterparts, its exclusivity isn’t with a specific carrier; it’s with a store. I thought this was a bit of an odd move, but it seems that online store Expansys UK will be the only place you can buy the Acer Stream Android phone when it launches on August 9th.

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Specs leaked for Samsung Galaxy Q Android smartphone

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It’s still a rumored device for now, but this Android 2.2 phone sounds like it could seriously be a hot one. For starters, you get a 3.0-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display to go with the full QWERTY keyboard and optical touchpad. Some people are saying that this lends itself to a slider, but a BlackBerry-esque bar phone could very well be possible too. Remember the Samsung Epix? Maybe like that, but so much newer and nicer.

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Fido offers 8GB iPhone 3GS for $99

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Maybe you’re not interested in having the latest iPhone 4 with five-megapixel camera that takes yellow pictures. Or even having to hold it a certain way to get signal. Maybe you just want to save a few bucks and go for the tried, tested and true model. Although the iPhone 4 has not yet launched in Canada, the iPhone 3GS has been available for ages, and up until now, you could only get the 3GS in 16GB and 32GB flavors.

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First look: HTC Vision smartphone with QWERTY, Android 2.1

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The mysterious HTC Vision smartphone we caught wind of late last month now has a face to it. A leaked photo caught in the wild shows a core design that is largely in line with other HTC touchscreen-equipped smartphones, but you’ll notice that it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well. That’ll add to its thickness, but should aid in your efforts to type out longer email messages.

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Google Android Gingerbread will require 1GHz processors, coming mid-October 2010

Nexus One photo gallery application demo similar in feel to Gingerbread release

Late last week, we heard about the upcoming HTC Vision and how it would come loaded with Google Android Gingerbread right out of the box. Well, we have now learned a little more about this Gingerbread.

One of the bigger surprises coming out of the rumor mill is that it will actually require devices to have at least a 1GHz processor as part of its minimum requirements. If that’s the case, the dual-core 800MHz Vision may not technically reach that benchmark.

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US Cellular to get Samsung Acclaim Android smartphone

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There is a lot of excitement surrounding both the Motorola DROID X from Verizon and the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint, but they’re not the only ones doing the new Android dance. US Cellular is getting in on the mix with the announcement of the new Samsung SCH-r880. Also known as the Samsung Acclaim, this smartphone actually gets loaded up with Google Android 2.1, which is just about as up to date as it gets for smartphones right out of the box. Key features include that 3.2-inch touchscreen and the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Nokia’s Symbian ^3 smartphone OS is not all that

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Symbian^3 is a step in the right direction, compared to the S40 and S60 variants, but it still trails well behind competing platforms. In fact, they say that Symbian ^3 is still “several generations” behind the current competition, meaning it’s already handicapped before it leaves the gate. Sure, it’s more aesthetically pleasing, and yes, the menus look easier to understand than Symbian builds of old. However, this new “flagship” smartphone platform is “inferior to the already existing solutions” and it can only make these other offerings look great by comparison.

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Motorola DROID X smartphone official

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The teaser trailer that we saw yesterday which some believed seemed to reveal more about the DROID X than we originally first saw. Well, some of those “leaks” were correct, and others were not. Verizon Wireless and Motorola hosted a big event earlier today to officially unveil the DROID X and it looks to be quite the hot smartphone. Instead of that “leaked” July 2 launch date, we are looking at a July 15 release for this device. They also revealed the par-for-the-course $199 price point when paired with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.

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Asus Waveface tablet and phone concepts head for the clouds

Asus Waveface Light Concept Photo: Michael Kwan

One of the more prominent themes at this year’s Computex is the push toward cloud-based computing. No matter how much storage you have on your own device, you are inherently limited by some type of capacity. By accessing the clouds, you can have virtually unlimited space to stash your stuff. And therein lies the Waveface concepts from the good people at Asus. Yes, they’re well ensconced in the PC market with their motherboards, notebooks, netbooks, and so on, but they also recognize the importance of looking to the future.

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