After an agonizing wait, we now know Verizon's plans for the Tab, right from the source itself. The tablet will be available three weeks from now, on the 11th of November, and the full retail price is to be $599.99 - although VZW has not disclosed any on-contract price. An optional $20/mo 1 GB tariff is alluded to but it is unclear whether or not this will bring with it a discount to the Tab's sticker price. If the MiFi iPad plan is any indication, this $20 monthly option may be a rolling 30 day contract without any device subsidy, but that is wait-and-see right now.
Just in time for the discontinuation of the original myTouch, the rumored myTouch HD has been made official, albeit with a slight name change (HD has been dropped). And the device is rocking some pretty impressive specs, which may just be enough to draw people away from the G2:
- Next generation 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
- 5 megapixel camera with 720p capture
- Front facing camera for video calling over Wi-Fi and 3G
- 3.8" WVGA screen
- Genius Button
- Android 2.2 (possibly with Espresso UI)
- HSPA+ capabilities
Unfortunately, despite the awesome specs we have available, there's no word on pricing, and the only information we have on a release date is "in time for the holidays." But, right now, the only question on my mind is: when can I pre-order this beast?
Rain, shine, or literally freakin' tornado in the part of the country which isn’t supposed to have such weather, Android Police is there. As promised, I attended the press event thrown by Samsung on Thursday, during which they were to announce their "latest Android-powered device" as well as their new Media Hub service.
While the fact that Samsung was to announce a tablet device was officially a secret, we all pretty much knew the mystery device was going to be the Galaxy Tab.
Samsung also took the occasion to announce the launch of their new website, which went live the day of the event.
Let's face it: browsing the Android Market on your desktop currently sucks. For one thing, there aren't any categories - just "Top Free" and "Top Paid." For another, there's no search!
On your phone, the situation isn't much better - you can search, which is good if you know what you're looking for in advance but you still can't filter those results. And discovering new apps is just downright horrible.
This is where sites like AppBrain come in. They spider the Android Market, slice and dice it, and provide better ways of finding your next favorite app.
Today, AppBrain released a new version of the site, making finding new apps even more powerful.
In exactly a week, on June 23rd, the 4 giants of the Android world - Motorola, Verizon, Google, and Adobe are set to announce something really great, dubbed "the next generation of Droid" at a special invitation-only press event in New York.
However, noting the presence of Adobe, it makes us wonder whether something much-much bigger is coming, i.e. the announcement of Froyo release dates or at least a promise that the new Droid generation will be running Google's newest 2.2 OS.
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The mobile sphere is abuzz with the rumors of a possible HTC Supersonic announcement tomorrow, all caused by a tiny note Sprint posted in the member area on Sprint.com. Here is a screenshot (courtesy of Sprint Forums):
According to other users who have talked to various Sprint customer service reps, Supersonic is indeed "coming very very soon", which seems to only confirm the rumor. Of course, nothing is 100% until we tune into the announcement… the time of which is currently unknown.
It is also not clear what exactly "tomorrow" means here, mostly because Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint, is scheduled as the keynote speaker for the 2nd day of the 2010 CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas, which happens to be Wednesday, not Tuesday as some are mistakenly reporting.