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PSP Go Gets A Slight Processor Bump

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According to the latest news, the sliding screen, etc. is not the only new feature in the PSP Go. The processor is actually 40% faster than the original. The PSP-3000 contained a 333MHz CPU, meanwhile the PSP Go reportedly has a 480MHz CPU. We don't know what it'll be used for yet, but the CPU bump shouldn't be taken as a bad thing.


HTC Touch Pro 2 Delayed Until August 12

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It was rumoured to be July 22nd, but it looks like the HTC Touch Pro 2 won't launch until August 12th, according to TmoNews. The delay is unknown at this point, but this would make it a week after the Android-based myTouch 3G. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is set to be the best Windows Mobile phone to-date, so just wait patiently for it.


LG Planning iPhone Competitor, Scheduled For This Fall

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According to LG's wireless chief, Ahn Seung-kwon, LG will be launching a handset that will "specifically target the iPhone." He didn't mention anything about the handset, except that it will launch this Fall and will be filed under their Black Label series, joining the likes of the LG Arena and Viewty.

He also mentioned that they are planning to launch a third Prada touchscreen phone and a new luxury brand. Again, he mentioned LG's plan to take over second place in the word cellphone market share by 2012. They plan to do this by launching more smartphones than usual, since that is one of their weaker points. Do you think they can do it? I think they could if they launch some powerful Android smartphones because Windows Mobile has let them down in the past.


HTC Hero Passes Through FCC and Gets US 3G Support

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There's not really much to say, but the HTC Hero has just creeped past the FCC adding 3G support in the process. This is the first time we're hearing about American 3G on the Hero, but we all knew it would get it, right? "For the record, Bands II and V are 1900 and 850MHz, respectively, which is exactly the combo AT&T subscribers would need to flip the switch on high-speed data." We'll see which carriers launch the Hero soon.

Update on July 15th: Those 3G bands would also be compatible for Rogers 3G, so, go Canada!


Vobis Computer Launching Dual-Touchscreen HIGHSCREEN PP5420 Android Handset Next Week in Russia

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Woah! What is this!? Why it's Vobis Computer's HIGHSCREEN PP5420 handset. Besides, the absurd capital letters, it runs Android 1.5 Cupcake and has a dual-touchscreen display. This handset will launch in Russia next week with dual-band 900/2100MHz HSPA support, a microSD card slot, TV output, a 3MP AF camera, WiFi b/g, and GPS. The main display is a 3-inch WQVGA panel and the smaller one is a 1.15-inch OLED panel with a 128 x 96 resolution.

Other features include: a VGA camera on the front for video calls, a Qualcomm 528MHz CPU, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, an FM radio, and a mini USB connector. It will hit Russia next week for €360 ($507 USD). There has been no word whether it will launch anywhere else, but it's pretty awesome isn't it? Gotta love the open-source Android.

[Slash Gear]

Archos 2 / 3 Vision and Clipper Get Priced and Dated; Archos 9 Coming to America This Fall

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We've seen this PMP somewhere before and it was 3 weeks ago. The Archos 2 Vision has: a 2-inch touchscreen display, 8 / 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and FM radio support. The Archos 3 Vision, on the other hand, has: a 3-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of storage (possibly 16GB as well), a microSD card slot, and an FM transmitter. The party will also be joined by the Archos Clipper which is a small 2GB PMP intended to take on the iPod Shuffle. The Clipper, 2 Vision, and 3 Vision will hit UK for £19.99 ($33 USD), £49.99 ($82 USD), and £89.99 ($147 USD), respectively. They will all be available in the UK this August. Archos also plans to release a 4 and 7-inch version of these PMPs later this Fall.

We also saw this Archos 9 tablet 3 weeks ago. This 8.9-inch tablet device is running Windows 7 and will hit America this Fall! Up to this point, the price still hasn't been mentioned.

[Slash Gear (Archos 2 / 3 Vision, Clipper), Crunch Gear (Archos 9)]

Toshiba TG01 Spotted on Orange UK's Website

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That's right, the Toshiba TG01 has just made it on Orange UK's official website. It is pegged with a "coming soon" badge, so could that mean July 9th? Maybe. Probably? All I know is that this 4.1-inch Toshiba TG01 runs WinMo 6.1 with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. Okay fine, maybe the WinMo thing was a bad idea, but I'm sure they couldn't go wrong with the processor.

Update: It looks like the TG01 has just been pulled from Orange UK's website, so that was pretty short-lived.


Samsung Omnia II Launching in Austria With Windows Mobile 6.5 This September

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It looks that Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade everyone has been waiting for will come no later than this September. Microsoft has just mentioned that the Samsung Omnia II will be running Windows Mobile 6.5 out-of-the-box and will be available this late September in Austria, thanks to Mobilkom Austria. The Omnia II has the largest OLED (3.7-inches) display ever on a mobile device, so it'll be sure to picture everything quite nicely for you. The Omnia II also has: an 800MHz CPU, a 5MP AF camera with D1 video recording, 7.2Mbps HSDPA / 5.76 HSUPA support, 16GB of internal storage, support for up to 32GB microSD cards, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and WiFi. The price has not been mentioned, but hopefully we'll find that out soon.

[GSM Arena]

Samsung Gravity 2 Passes FCC, 3G-Equipped and Headed To T-Mobile

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And this confirms it! The Samsung T469 aka Gravity 2 has just passed through the FCC. As of right now, the Gravity 2 has: 3G connectivity, a 2MP camera, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, and a QWERTY keyboard. The FCC also approved 2 colours of this device: a Berry Mauve and Pumpkin. It's headed to T-Mobile, and looks like it could still make its rumoured July 15th release date (here and here).

[Mobile Roar, Phone Arena]