Q5 mimics general design of Q10, heads to emerging markets
BlackBerry has revealed a BB10 smartphone aimed at emerging markets, at the same time as announcing the BB10.1 update's availability for the flagship Z10 device. The Q5, a remarkably similar device to the Q10 and leaked last week, provides the same QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen as its more-expensive stablemate, but in a cheaper package.
Motorola Admiral set for Sprint Direct Connect
The Motorola Admiral has leaked ahead of its launch on the Sprint Direct Connect CDMA-based service. The device centers on what is a relatively large (for the category) 3.1-inch display and incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard. If the leak is accurate, it will come with Android 2.3 and will be powered by a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor.
Smartphone to get Snapdragon processor, WinMo 6.5
LG's IQ smartphone, also known as the Monaco, has surfaced with a branding badge for the Canadian carrier Telus, according to images posted by the Mobile Ninjas. The handset reportedly features a Snapdragon processor, WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. An optical trackpad is present to help users navigate the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, which appears to be paired with LG's S-class interface.
Latest smartphones powered by Android and WinMo
While swinging by Samsung's booth at CTIA, Electronista took a closer look at several of the company's latest handsets. The new Moment was on display, along with the previously announced Intrepid. Samsung also placed a single Behold II handset under a glass case to tease visitors, although it was off-limits for handling or demos.
LG debuts new Prada phone
LG Electronics, along with PRADA Group, have announced the second Prada phone with a new slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Confirming earlier reports, the upcoming update to the designer phone is -- due by the end of the year -- is nearly identical to the original, but features a slide-out full metallic silver QWERTY keyboard. The iPhone competitor also offers other new features such as additional on-screen, call and hang-up buttons and addresses other shortcoming in the first version by adding 3G compatibility with video calling, 7.2Mbps HSDPA for connectivity, and a new finer five megapixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens. The company said it also brings Wi-Fi support and a full HTML browser to surf the internet.