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Android App Market is announced, still waiting for the first device

Android App Market is announced, still waiting for the first device - read the full textGoogle clearly haven't been wasting their time recently - they have prepared a new online platform for delivering third-party applications to Android-based handsets, called Android Market. And this new Android Market seems to be just around the corner. Much like the Apple AppStore, the Android...


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# 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor
# Data kit for USB connectivity in the box
# 128MB Internal RAM
# 256MB Internal ROM
# 1GB MicroSD card
# 5 Row QWERTY keypad
# Trackball
# Dedicated camera button
# 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536
# Video playback files - H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP
# Dedicated YouTube Player
# Audio playback files - MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI, REAL AUDIO, OGG
# Wallpaper supports JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF
# Speakerphone (mono, natch)
# Ringtones (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA)
# Bluetooth (class 1)
# Picture Caller ID
# SMS and MMS support (Take that Apple!)
# POP, IMAP, and SMTP, AOL, and GMAIL email
# AIM, MSN, YAHOO, and GTALK messaging
# Quad Band (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
# 3G
# 802.11b & 802.11g
# 1150mAh battery
# Screen size is 3.17″ with HVGA (480 x 320)
# Handset 117 x 55 x 16mm
# 5.6 oz weight
# Sync capable with Google Calendar
# Downloadable content via Android Marketplace
# Google Streetview with built-in compass

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  • 2008-09-01 01:54
  • jxyW

on phone arena there is a specification list for the htc dream and to be honest with you its not all that impressive its totally comparable to the latest group of win mob phone (e.g. htc touch pro,SE XPERIA X1,Eten DX900....)
so unless the operating system is ground breaking (keep in mind win mob 7) its not gonna have that much success (I believe) & hopefully wrong but only time will tell.

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  • 2008-08-31 16:18
  • 3Cet

at the end of the day the OS wars will boil down between Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Symbian. but i prefer the second and the third :)

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  • 2008-08-31 08:00
  • 2A3m

HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola are ready for Android Smartphone.

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  • 2008-08-31 05:53
  • p$Kx

Hey swee you so right hahaha

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  • 2008-08-31 04:44
  • R0KR

thanx sina

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  • 2008-08-31 00:30
  • ni11

& also, Windows PC & Win Mobile only.
All other are dead for me.
Win Mobile 7 will burn them all out.
Because Microsoft copy/pasted all iPhone OS features.

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  • 2008-08-30 21:31
  • nTJx

iPhone lifted up Win Mobile market share.
Thanks Apple, only for this.☺

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  • 2008-08-30 21:27
  • nTJx

this is a new poin of view for mobile devices and its devlopers. the best thing of android is the feature of SDK. HATS OFF GOOGLE.

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  • 2008-08-30 21:11
  • ijyv

> In reply to Sina @ 2008-08-30 20:21 from nTJx - click to readhahah, yea buyers guide, but i'd say symbian could be under pc more than linux, and if you are a google frantic go crazy for Android....

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  • 2008-08-30 20:55
  • 3Cfr

Buyer's guide:
If you have a PC, laptop, tablet, buy a Win Mobile Smartphone or Win Mobile Pocket PC.
If you have a Mac product, buy a iPhone 3G.
If you have a Linux base Computer, buy a Linux base or Symbian cell phone.

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  • 2008-08-30 20:21
  • nTJx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-08-30 12:51 from mD6k - click to readNever say never :) I said a long time as it could be never and you could be right. However, when i was kid I said the same thing about Sonic on Nintendo and Pro evo better than fifa but I'm off topic sorry lol

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  • 2008-08-30 13:00
  • 32BT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-08-30 12:38 from 32BT - click to readApple will never accept Android because they have their own OS (MAC)

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  • 2008-08-30 12:51
  • mD6k

> In reply to Hardeep Singh @ 2008-08-30 12:14 from 2@eN - click to readThis would be the perfect situation for consummers. Some manufacturers (HTC, Samsung) seem to be more keen to Android than others (Nokia, Apple). It will take a long time before Apple accept Adroid on Iphones like they did for Windows on Mac. Nokia will want to keep up on developping OS or give up and concentrate on their devices. Not sure switching OS has a real interest tough, still few people do it with their PCs and a mobile is not a working station yet.

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  • 2008-08-30 12:38
  • 32BT

Now that the Mobile OS wars are hotting up, the devices would become nothing but a commodity, just like a PC, the user would have the choice of booting (or dual booting?) his device with any one of the WM, Android or Symbian OSs.

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  • 2008-08-30 12:14
  • 2@eN

I can't wait to see what this android is but what I already appreciate is the openness to developpers. If developpers find it easy and free then I wish the best to Android. Apple applications are expensive, Microsoft not very friendly, sure there is space for google. The OS market is quite competitive now, I'm not sure there is space for everyone but the future will tell us :)

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  • 2008-08-30 11:19
  • 32BT

judging by all those articles on the internet, i bet that these android-powered devices must be damn expensive.
so i better stick to my cheap old symbian-powered phone until those android phones have an acceptable price.

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  • 2008-08-30 07:51
  • tDx9

yea i would agree with what people are saying that the Android is almost like a open invitation to manufacturers like LG who don really have a consistent os with a market for 3rd party apps, i bet Samsung will be one of the first devices with Android they are everywhere man

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  • 2008-08-30 02:59
  • 04VC

Good point. Google doesn't screw up. Apple's it just works slogan, should be googles. This will work, and it will be better than Apple's horrible little system. And don't dare flame me, I have an iphone

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  • 2008-08-30 01:13
  • jrY$

What do you do when Microsoft release Win Mobile 7?

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  • 2008-08-30 00:15
  • nTJx

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