We've practically been counting down the days until Samsung's Galaxy S II event, which was originally scheduled for Monday, August 29, but now it looks like we'll have to add at least one more day to the count. Thanks to Hurricane Irene, New York City has been declared in a state of emergency and over 250,000 people have been evacuated, thus forcing Sammy to postpone the event at least one day, to Tuesday, August 30th.
Yesterday we highlighted a deal with VZW's first LTE phone, the HTC ThunderBolt. If the TBolt isn't your cup of tea, then Amazon Wireless has come through with yet another amazing deal on an LTE phone: the Samsung Droid Charge.
The Charge is still the only Droid branded phone infused with 4G LTE, and now you can get it for basically nothing when you sign up for new service with Big Red.
Here's a bit of good news for our friends across the pond: Gameloft just launched a new subscription service called the "Gameloft Club" that lets you score a new game title every week for just £0.99. All you have to do is head over to the Gameloft UK website, join the Gameloft Club, and register for the service using your "Android HD" device by hitting the "Club Buy 99p" link next to any applicable game.
Have you ever been out-and-about and suddenly realized that you needed to order a computer from Dell? Well, you'll never have to deal with the panic that can ensue from such a situation ever again -- now you can just grab your Android phone, fire up the official Dell app, and order away!
You can basically order anything Dell related from the app; everything from TVs to laptops, cameras, printers, and monitors, all on the go.
The US Open Tennis Championship is set to kick of on August 29, and if you want to keep up with all of the happenings of the event, the US Tennis Association has teamed up with IBM to bring an official app to Android.
The app features everything you need to stay in the loop:
- Live video streaming during Labor Day and Finals weekend
- On-demand video of highlights, press conferences, and analysis
- All the latest news
- US Open radio with live streaming
- Daily schedules
- Photos, draws, and Twitter coverage
The app is free in the Android Market, hit the links below to grab it.
We've been talking about Gingerbread for the Droid Incredible and its on-again-off-again status quite a bit lately, but after the official support docs showed up on VZW's site, we had confirmation of what we knew all along: the update is alive and kicking. It was rumored that it would start rolling out OTA-style earlier in the week but was delayed for unknown reasons, leaving Incredible owners without their cookie-filled upgrade just a little bit longer.
We've already covered a couple of Fantasy Football apps for the NFL fans, but what about those who are more into college ball? For you, there's ESPN Bowl Bound 2011, an app that puts all the latest news, videos, stats, photos, and tweets about your favorite team right on your handheld.
Some of the key features Bowl Bound include
- Real times stats, news, and charts
- Game highlights and interviews
- Weekly projections from Brad Edwards and Mark Schlabach for all 35 bowl games
- Aggregated Twitter feed from top EPSN College football analysts
- Weekly rankings
- Customizable according to your favorite time, so you can always show your colors
- ...and more.
It looks like Sammy has some big news for us in the coming weeks -- we already know we're going to hear about the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Note at the IFA conference beginning September 1st, but now we're hearing rumors that Sammy will also unveil LTE versions of the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 8.9, both rocking upgraded specs from their non-LTE counterparts.
The LTE Galaxy S II is said to have a larger, 4.5-inch display along with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (no word on whether it's an Exynos, but we assume that it is) along with the first ever LTE/WCDMA/GSM multi-band radio.
If you've been considering making the jump to Verizon's ultra-fast 4G LTE network, then I can think of no better time to make that commitment than now, as you can score the HTC ThunderBolt for one cent from Amazon Wireless. Like always, signing up with Big Red for two years is a requisite to get that price, but it still saves you $250 over the retail front.
- 4.3 Inch TFT display
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- 768MB RAM
- 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front
- 8GB built-in storage
- 4G LTE
- Android 2.2
So there you go -- a 4G LTE phone for a penny.
Earlier today it was announced that the Droid 3 had officially been rooted. As previously stated, the process doesn't look all that difficult as long as you have ADB set up and ready to go. Now this process is even easier, though, as a 1-click solution has become available! That's not the best part, either -- P3Droid seems to think that this method should work on all Moto phones running Gingerbread.