News has been trickling out on the upcoming LG E900 Windows Phone 7 smartphone all month. Today, another interesting tidbit:
The LG E900 will be powered by a Snapdragon QSD8650 SoC, with a processor core running at 1.3GHz. This isn’t a third-gen Snapdragon with two application cores, but it would be the most powerful processor available in a smartphone.
Also, according to Engadget the E900 would include hardware for both UMTS and CDMA 3G connectivity.
Check out video of the LG E900 in operation after the jump.
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We’ve known Windows Live Hotmail was due to receive an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) update for months.
Today, it’s arrived.
The new Exchange service supports Windows Mobile 6, Windows Phone 7, and the Apple iPhone. Android support is not yet official, but it may work with your Android-powered device, so give it a try (Android 2.1 is not supported yet; Microsoft will release a list of tested Android phones soon).
Here are the general settings for configuring your device for Exchange ActiveSync Windows Live Hotmail:
Server / URL: m.hotmail.com
Username: Full email address, for example: email@example.com
Domain: Leave this blank
SSL: Enable this
Certificate:Accept the SSL certificate when prompted
You can find a detailed set of configuration settings instructions for devices here.
Source: Windows Team Blog
Take a look at some of the newest high-end Android smartphones – the HTC EVO 4G or the Motorola Droid X – and you’ll notice a new port we haven’t seen much of before on handhelds: HDMI. Yes, built-in HDMI ports on smartphones is are here, and if forced to wager, we’d bet they’re here to stay.
But you’ll also notice that these ports are not ordinary HDMI. They’re smaller – much smaller – and won’t work with the HDMI cables you already have laying around. No, these are HDMI Type D ports, more commonly known as Micro HDMI. And in order to use them, you’ll need cables with smaller Micro HDMI connectors on one end and standard Type A connectors on the other.
These cables aren’t usually as expensive as standard HDMI cables, even at retail. But, as with all cables, you can save quite a bit if you do a little hunting. Amazon, for example, has a 6-foot DAEC Micro HDMI to HDMI cable for $11 (as of this writing). You can also find great Micro HDMI prices on eBay.
BGR has posted images of an upcoming EVO-style Android smartphone from HTC. The article accompanying the images suggests it’s headed for Verizon Wireless.
The source that provided the photos says the smartphone “makes the Droid 2 look like a kids [sic] toy.”
The unnamed phone has a 8MP camera with a two-LED flash, a kickstand, a microUSB data/charging port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and appears to have a large 4.3-inch screen. BGR also reports – and one image seems to confirm – that the phone has a front-facing camera.
The Pocket PC Central Hands-On Motorola Droid X Review has been posted.