Pantech Offering Android 4.0 to Burst and Element
Pantech has made the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system update available for both its Burst smartphone and Element tablet. The upgrade includes all the standard improvements inherent in Ice Cream Sandwich, such as face unlock and the holo theme. Changes specific to the Burst include new self-portrait and panorama capture modes in the camera, and a time-lapse recording function in the video camera. Both devices are sold by AT&T. The update must be downloaded and installed through a laptop or desktop computer.
BlackBerry Priv Runs Android, Costs $699, Ships November 6
BlackBerry today made the Priv, its first Android smartphone, available for preorder. The device is a vertical slider that includes a touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Verizon Kicks Off Sales of HTC Desire 530
Verizon Wireless has followed T-Mobile in making the HTC Desire 530 available for sale. The stand-out feature of the Desire 530 is the unique "micro splash" effect applied to the polycarbonate rear shell.
Google Camera Adds Timer, Aspect Ratio Picker
Google has pushed out an update to the stand-alone Google Camera application for Android devices and added several new functions. The latest version of Google Camera now includes a timer for taking time-delayed shots, and lets users capture snapshots whilst also recording video.
Verizon Selling the LG K4 for $120
Verizon Wireless added the LG K4 to its smartphone roster today. The phone is available online for $120, or $5 per month on an installment plan.
HTC to Sell Low-Cost Desire 530 In US This Month
HTC today said several U.S. carriers will soon offer its Desire 530 smartphone.