Dragon speech-to-text SDK on all major platforms
Nuance Communications, Inc. announced it is adding developer support for Windows Phone and a three tiered service structure to its NDEV Mobile Developer Program. The company's Dragon Mobile SDK is now available for all major mobile platforms, including Windows Phone 7.1+, iOS 4.0+ and Android 2.1+. A HTTP web services interface is also available. In addition, the company said all three service tiers will have access to eight new languages for voice recognition.
Handset first arriving in the UK
Acer's Liquid Stream smartphone is scheduled to be launched in the UK on August 9, according to a listing for the UK electronics retailer Expansys. The device, which first appeared in May, features a 1GHz Snapdragon powering Android 2.1. The UI is presented on a 3.7-inch OLED touchscreen with 800x480 resolution.
Tablet ships for just $199
Witstech has fulfilled its promise of a dual-boot tablet, the A81-E, which allows users to run either Android 2.1 or Windows CE 6.0. Running both operating systems allows users to take advantage of Google's range of apps and Microsoft's Office Mobile suite. The device is based on the A81 introduced last year, with both models sharing a 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 and a seven-inch 800x480 touchscreen.
Moto Charm, Samsung Supersonic priced at T-Mobile
A leaked pricing sheet for T-Mobile has revealed two new handsets are due soon at the carrier, including the Motorola Charm and Samsung Supersonic. According to T-MoNews, the former is a candybar with a full portrait hardware QWERTY keyboard, the MOTOBLUR interface and Android 2.1. The sheet reveals pricing will be set at $270 as a standalone, or $75 after a $75 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract.
Update available as OTA download in the UK
HTC has finally posted an official Android 2.1 update for unlocked, SIM-free Hero handsets in several European countries. Reports suggest the update is being distributed as an over-the-air download in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and Serbia.
Update available directly from Sprint site
Sprint appears to have quietly released the Android 2.1 update for Samsung's Moment smartphone, according to several posts on Sprint's community site. Although the carrier still lists build CL14 on the corresponding support page, the download link actually directs to an updater for Android 2.1 build DE03.
LG Ally coming to Verizon on May 20, specs out
A leaked Verizon page shows that the LG Ally will arrive at the provider on May 20th. Courtesy of BGR, the news also confirms the device's specs, which include a 600MHz CPU and 256MB of RAM. Android 2.1 will be preloaded, though the interface will be influenced by LG with its Weather+Time and Socialite widgets.