Hop-on turns Android?

Posted on October 24, 2008. Filed under: android, Devices, rumors | Tags: , |

The Hop-on company may soon announce their support for Android by releasing devices next year as reported by AndroidCommunity. Official announcement probably in January 2009 at CES.

Hop-on is known for their inexpensive services counting more on Mobile Gaming. It makes sense, considering Android is OPEN SOURCE and FREE

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[via Androidcommunity and AndroidAuthority ]

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zzphone a scam!

Posted on October 15, 2008. Filed under: android, rumors | Tags: , , , , , , , |

this article has been moved to , please check it there…

I’ve written about zzzPhone rolling out their custom built Android Devices. And their plans to release one on 30th November. Now that we’re approaching T-Mobile G1 Android release, I kinda felt curious and searched for some alternatives, that is, those that are scheduled to be released, announced or just some pure speculation about an upcoming Android powered mobile.

I found no official announcements not even speculations. All we can tell right now is OpenHandsetAlliance groups that are device manufacturers will probably announce something.

One thing stood out through out my search, Enter ZZZPhone.


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Nokia Tube out October 2nd

Posted on September 27, 2008. Filed under: News, rumors | Tags: , , , |

Reuters reports that Nokia is set to launch is first actual attempt at challenging iPhone, the Nokia Tube. 

“The phone is extremely important,” said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi. “We have been waiting for the market leader to respond to Apple’s iPhone for a year and a half now. There is a lot of pressure on Nokia.” 

This news is kinda important to us as Android geeks cuz of its capabilities and symbian’s leading market share. Lets wait and watch how this goes…

Demand for a touch screen phone has indeed surged. But its not just a touch screen, its the associated features – _ Multi Touch! Any device that wants to take on iPhone has to challenge it both in terms of Operating experience as well as Hardware capabilities.

[ via Reuters ]


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Gmail free on T-Mobile Android?

Posted on September 22, 2008. Filed under: android, rumors, T-Mobile | Tags: , , , , |

On the eve of T-Mobile’s Android G1 device launch, rumors flying around in very quick succession. This time a blog at CNN reports that T-Mobile is considering plans to allow free Email access which is presumed to be GMail without any dataplan. However this wouldnt be a walk in the park as quoted below

T-Mobile could undercut its own data revenue stream from BlackBerry subscribers if users trade in their Curves and Pearls for the Android phone. But T-Mobile, the No.4 wireless shop, needs an attention-getting strategy like free e-mail to help set itself apart from bigger players like AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) and Sprint (S)  

[ via CNN Blog}

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AndroidMusic Store by Amazon

Posted on September 22, 2008. Filed under: android, rumors, T-Mobile | Tags: , , , , |

A short update to our Rumors catagory on the eve of the launch of T-Mobile’s G1 powered by Android. Appearently Android G1 was spotted in San Francisco bay area sporting a Music Store Application which is comparable to Apple’s iTunes App. 

Ventura Beat says: 

Such an app makes perfect sense. One of the key selling points of the iPhone remains the fact that it is also a great iPod music player. The fact that it can connect and download music directly from the iTunes store on the device, is great for getting music on the go. One thing you cannot yet do through the mobile iTunes store however is buy/rent movies or any other form of video. Our source believes that Amazon’s app will allow for that.

Yea, endless possibilities!

[ via Ventura Beat ]

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T-Mobile Employees receive ‘shhhh’ email

Posted on September 20, 2008. Filed under: android, Google, rumors, T-Mobile | Tags: , , , |

T-Mobile sends out email to its employees to restrain from answering on any rumors/speculations concerning its latest offering HTC’s G1 powered by Android mobile operating system. 

email reads

  • Let customers know information announcing pre-sale, launch dates or details of a T-Mobile device running on the android platform is speculation only.
  • Inform customers that more information on the device will be available on September 23.
Basically they dont want us to believe that we could actually buy one of those cool OS in ugly device in October. By this email, theyre actually scaring/fueling to a new rumor (at this time) that the device might not arrive until the holiday season! 
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T-Mobile HTC Dream for $199

Posted on September 18, 2008. Filed under: android, Carriers, Google, HTC, rumors, T-Mobile | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wall Street Journal reports that the first Android Powered Mobile phone brought out by T-Mobile is going for $199. Its appearently in direct competition with Apple’s iPhone interms of contract.

T-Mobile will be announcing officially on 23rd September.

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Whats really to point out here is if the device has been subsidized by carrier?

HTC, the Taiwanese device manufacturer, will set the price tag at its release in Gulf, Asia. An iPhone in India 8GB costs 31,000 RS. It is incredibly overpriced. Vodafone and Airtel, carriers, probably wanted to sweep the creamy layer first  followed by real market value price cuts. Price cuts arent announced yet, but we should see some change in Q1 2009.


Android would enter India as well as Gulf countries as a GSM mobile device, unlocked! ( this is just speculation by me based on market trends here)

Android Phones should be less expensive than Windows Mobile Devices and Symbian due to the very nature of open free software. How big will be the difference? We should know when other OHA members release their tigers!

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