BGR has obtained some actual, concrete evidence that the Samsung Tab just might be headed for Verizon. The proof? A screenshot of the Galaxy Tab in Verizon’s internal inventory system. Now that is something that makes me excited folks! An awesome network and an awesome device.
As always, information like this can change. Nothing is 100%. As soon as we know more, we will let you guys know.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Appears in Verizon’s Internal Inventory System originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
The long awaited Bing for Android application was unveiled today by Microsoft. The app is extremely sharp and features a daily featured image, just like Bing on the desktop. In addition to this, you can also swipe through seven days’ worth of images. Microsoft’s own voice search also works with Android’s speech-to-text function, and you can use Bing Maps to find your way around town. It is very comprehensive application.
Unfortunately, however, at this point, the app is exclusive to Verizon Wireless and their customers. As such, it is only available in the Verizon Wireless channel of the Android Market. Not really sure if this is a good idea or not, but hey, it’s their plan.
Overall, it seems extremely solid, I know I will be using it from time to time. How soon do you think before it leaks out to all phones?
Update: Bing for Android has already leaked out via XDA-Developers. Get the .APK file here! It works great!
(Updated) Bing for Android Now Available for Verizon Customers Only originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
Android Central has given us some more details about the new Motorola Flipout coming soon to AT&T.
The phone is going to be running Android 2.1 with version 1.5 of Blur, and will have the option to resize widgets, but it doesn’t have the best screen resolution.
With only a 2.8″ screen, the resolution is only about 120 pixels, but coming from Motorola, we can be assured that it’s a quality product, just designed for low-end users. It is; however, running some processor clocked s at 720MHz, so in all, not a bad little device. Very fast.
I should also mention that the device still comes with the standard Android goodies like Google Navigation, even though Yahoo appears to be the default search. Oh, and side-loading isn’t available out-of-the-box, but we all know a little workaround for that, don’t we? (ROOT!)
Source: Android Central
More Details on the Motorola Flipout Leak Out originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
Motorola has announced a trio of new Android-powered handsets for China today, the MT810, XT806, and A1680. Each has their own standout features and help round out the Motorola portfolio, all while bringing back the familiar MING line. You’ll notice from the pictures that these devices use a stylus as part of the input methods. I’d like to see resistive touch screens come stateside, if only through a few models. We’ve seen a slew of product designs here in the U.S. over the last year, why not introduce something new?
MT810: Social Meets Business
- Unique dual-touch system with a transparent cover and second capacitive touch screen
- Allows full navigation functionality by finger or stylus
- Pre-loaded business applications
- 720p HD video capture and playback
XT806: An Internet Powerhouse
- Transparent flip design and a screen with a super-sharp display
- Integrated mobile business applications including QuicknotesTM
- Supports CDMA EVDO and GSM dual-mode/dual-standby
- SHOP4APPS – Motorola’s own app store with over 800 specially selected applications
A1680: Iconic MING Redefined
- Features the classic MING design with a 3.1 inch AMOLED full touch display
- WAPI and Wi-Fi for high speed connectivity
- Intelligent handwriting recognition software with SoftStylusTM handwriting system
- 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and digital zoom
Motorola Unveils Three MING Series Handsets for China originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
Our friend in Poland at Android.com.pl have brought to light the first pictures of the new LG E720. Unfortunately, all we really know so far is that it is stylish, and holds a 5 Megapixel camera, but at least now we have a good deal of photos to peak our interest. From the YouTube video, it looks like either Deutsch Telekom or perhaps even T-Mobile USA is going to be the wireless provider of choice, but as far as release dates, we don’t yet have a final answer. Check out the YouTube video after the break.
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LG E720 Running 2.2 has been spotted in Poland originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
Remember that SmartPad from Toshiba that we told you about last week? Well, it’s back, with a new name and some killer specs. Its name is no longer SmartPad, although that name will likely continue on as a hook for other Toshiba tablets, like the Droid line on Verizon. Toshiba is calling this beauty the Folio 100, and judging from the specs and picture above, I’d say we just found our poster tablet to go up against the iPad.
The Folio will run Android 2.2 (Froyo), sport a gorgeous 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 multitouch widescreen display, 16GB of internal storage, a Tegra 2 processor, a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, along with an SD card reader (up to 32GB). The Folio also brings a 1020mAh battery that boasts up to 7 hours of battery life with mixed use to the table. I know you’re thinking: “What’s the browser like?” Well, it just so happens that the Folio runs Opera Mobile with Flash 10.1 (yeah, we said Flash 10.1). Other specs include a PDF reader, an eBook reader, and an RSS aggregator.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but it’s rumored (and highly likely) that Toshiba will unveil this bad boy at IFA, along with a price tag. This is big news, considering that the Folio’s only real competition at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
I don’t know about you, but I know what’s going on my Christmas wish list! Anyone else excited about this tablet?
Toshiba SmartPad to be called Folio 100, run Froyo originally appeared on AndroidGuys.
We’ve already seen a Samsung Galaxy Tab in the wild with a not-so-subtle CDMA sticker on it, and now BGR has a leaked screenshot that shows the seven-inch tablet headed to Verizon. That certainly sounds like it could be the Samsung i800 tablet we’ve seen on Verizon’s well-leaked roadmap, and we can also say that we’ve heard (but not confirmed) that the Tab will have 512MB of RAM, that the interface is quite smooth but still stuttery in areas, and that battery life is about six hours — but we’d take all that with a grain of salt, since anything can change before release. We’re definitely poking around for more, we’ll let you know.
Samsung Galaxy Tab headed to Verizon? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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The fine people at iFixit have taken the extremely awesome step of tearing down some very retro gear this week, and up first, they’ve got the Magnavox Odyssey 100 which dates from 1975. The gaming console, which boasted two (count them ) games — Tennis and Hockey — was built around four Texas Instruments chips and powered by six C batteries. It was also the first home gaming console, so we were pretty interested in seeing its insides. What struck us in looking at the photos was the most obvious thing: how much emptier it is than modern gadgets. It was also completely dismantled in just seven steps. Hit the source for more photos and keep your eye out for more vintage disassemblies as the week progresses.
iFixit tears apart a Magnavox Odyssey 100, doesn’t find a disco ball inside originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Can’t say this is a surprise, but Motorola posted a note on its support forums today warning Droid X users against upgrading to that leaked Android 2.2 build or any of those custom ROMS that’re out there — they’ll be cut off from the official upgrade when it hits in early September and potentially “stuck on the leaked version.” Ouch. Of course, that’s the risk you take when you start flashing your phone with unofficial firmware, but between this, eFUSE, and those cease and desist letters, it certainly feels like Motorola is decidedly unhappy that anyone would have the gall to hack or tweak one of its handsets, even if the phone in question is the size of a small tank and marketed by aggressive murderous robot hands insisting that it “does” everything one can think of with no restrictions. Contrast that with HTC, which is not only at peace with the hacking community, but even takes the initiative to resolve similar problems.
Of course, no one would care about any of this if Motorola would just release stock Android builds for its devices as soon as they’re ready, but why learn that lesson when it’s possible to waste money developing Blur and adopting painfully annoying staggered OTA rollout schedules at the behest of carriers? That would just be silly.
Motorola says leaked Droid X Android 2.2 build won’t be updated to the official release originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Blackberry Bold 9780 is coming soon, and it will replace Bold 9700. Blackberry Bold 9780 is white and adds more new features.
Wow…So here is the scoop. I had a bb pearl 8100 and some how I was able to create an auto signature with my text messages. All it was "~". Fine great- but now I switched to a new bb Bold 9700 and I cannot stop my text messages from displaying the -~ at then end of each message and it’s making me crazy. Everywhere I read it says that you cannot have an auto signature- you have to edit your auto text so when you type "sig" it populates it for you. Oh BUT NOT FOR ME so why do I? Why can’t I get rid of it? Help me someone please- oh you gods and goddesses of Blackberry’s????????????? I am such a nerd that I am loosing sleep over this…..I know I know. Is it some how saved to my SMS chip- that is the only thing I can think of. Boo Boo for me.:x
Last night I backed up, wiped, and restored successfully my Verizon 8330. Everything seemed to be going great today. Phone was running like it was brand new. However I have realized I am not receiving MMS texts. I can send and receiving BBMs, but I have spoken to people who said they got my texts and responded but I never received their responses. Any thoughts? Thanks, I just found this forum and and extremely thankful.
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