If you’re hankering for a quick look at the new Google Android G1 phone, a full manual has already leaked. You can download it from one of many sites:
Your phone will play the following music file formats:
• M4A (iTunes AAC, DRM-free)
• WMA (8)
• OGG Vorbis
T-Mobile abandons the frills with their latest Sidekick, which is named simply “the Sidekick.” Even so, this Sidekick has progressed a ton since the original Sidekick in 2002. The Sidekick sports a 400×240 WQVGA screen, a 2 megapixel camera, video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD slot. The Sidekick is also the first Sidekick to come with customizable shells, which are available from SidekickShells for $14.99. With a 2 year T-Mobile contract, the Sidekick will only set you back $149. For a review of the new Sidekick, click here!
BGR received some leaked T-Mobile snapshots that depict the Sidekick 2008 (nicknamed the Sidekick Gecko), which will launch on July 31st. Despite the rather lame name, the Sidekick 2008 boasts some nice features. The Sidekick 2008 will have Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.6″ WQVGA screen, video recording, and stereo A2DP Bluetooth. You will also be able to customize your Sidekick 2008 via customizable shells. No word on pricing, but since the Sidekick 2008 is an entry-level phone, it will probably be around $200.
Here are the first glimpses of T-Mobile’s sleek Shadow II. A revised version of the original Shadow phone, the Shadow II has a refined design with smoother edges and a new glossy overlay on top of the keys. The Shadow II is also rumoured to have Hotspot@Home support. Information is scarce, but I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated.
Virgin Mobile ventures over to the dark side of smartphones with the Kyocera Wild Card. While not the most equipped smarphone, what the Kyocera lacks in specifications, it makes up for in class. The flip phone has a QWERTY keypad, dual screens, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a WAP browser. Unfortunately, the screen size is only 128 x 160, so any browsing you do will put a bit of strain on your eyes. Still, for $99, we’re not complaining. Official press release here.