SIM Technology has presented a custom version of its U1 handset at the MWC. What's so special about it? Well, it was running a fully functional Android OS on a VGA screen. This alone will make a lot of consumers interested in the said device. As for the features, the phone comes with:
This picture was taken from the Google’s demo of its offline Gmail support for mobile devices, and as you can see the given handset features a T-Mobile branding at its top, which is a clear indication that T-Mobile will be its official carrier. Assuming the phone runs Android we suppose this handset is the rumored T-Mobile G2, or HTC Magic.
Vodafone’s HTC Magic that we've mentioned yesterday has been officially announced today. According to the info provided on the Vodafone UK website, the device will be arriving in April. Features include:
Australian carrier Optus will soon be launching T-Mobile's G1 in its homemarket as the HTC Dream. It'll launch on February 16th on plans beginning at AU$59 (about $38) per month. "Dream" is a good choice for a custom name, as this is how the G1 was called before its official announcement.
No, the new Dream G200i is not an HTC handset, it comes from an unnamed manufacturer (Chinese apparently), but supposedly runs Android. We're not quite sure about that, but it would be really nice to know. So, here's what you'll get for some $235 a piece:
Opera has released the final build of its Opera Mini 4.2 browser for the Android platform. The improvements include a number of bug fixes, and the ability to save Web pages on an SD card as well as to access a card for uploading and downloading. Also, double taping on the screen will allow you to zoom in/zoom out Web pages, and there's also a dedicated address bar for URL entries.
Huawei will be joining the Android party quite soon, as it has confirmed plans to show off its first Android-based device at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We'll update you with additional details as soon as we get them. Stay tuned.