The Vigor’s been popping on and off the radar for some time. First, it showed up on a Dutch retailer’s site, then spy shots showed up online and now official looking press shots have come up to the surface, indicating an almost imminent release/announcement.
No fresh information on specs and the original rumours still stand: 1.5GHz dual core, 1GB RAM, a 720p HD display and that new fangled Beats Audio. Not much else to say, but we’re hoping this will turn up somehow in HTC’s September 20th event.
When it comes to manufacturer’s faux pas it doesn’t get any bigger than this. Samsung’s legal department sent a Cease and Desist letter to a person claiming to be in possession of leaked Nexus Prime firmware. Sammy, quite rightly of course, wants its property back as it is indeed Samsung’s unique property and hasn’t yet been released to the public.
So there you have it. The Nexus Prime is indeed being made by Samsung, dashing dreams of a newborn Nexus One everywhere. At least, judging by the Nexus S’ success, it’ll sell well this time round. You can find details of the initial rumours here with more evidence to support the purported 4.5″ HD screen here. You can also take a look at the letter right here, down below.
Thought the Nexus 3 rumors were nothing but stoner’s conjecture? Did you think some drunk techie was having a laugh after one too many shots? Think again.
Hitachi have revealed a new IPS display that does glasses free 3D and has a 720p resolution. Same as the Nexus 3 (or Prime)’s rumoured “massive” 720p display. It’s become quite believable now, hasn’t it? And how does this work, I hear you ask. Take a look at the image above. Starting from the bottom we find the backlight, IPS display and a lenticular lens barrier instead of the parallew tech used in the 3DS. Want to drool some more? The resolution is 1280 by 720 pixels. That’s more pixels than my laptop and a pixel density on par with the iPhone 4’s Retina Display as it matches the iPhone’s 326 dpi.
What else can we squeeze from this bit of new? The chances of Samsung being the manufacturer are significantly slimmer as Samsung is famous for its in-house tech and AMOLED displays. I very much doubt they’d throw it all away and use a competitor’s display in Android’s flagship phone. My perwonql bet is on HTC, whose Nexus One was a far better and better loved device than Samsung’s rehashed Galaxy S, the Nexus S.
So, an Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich, a 720p HD glassesless 3D display? A a 720p HD glassesless 3D ‘Retina’ display? Yes please.