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Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS' Next LTE Smartphone?

Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS' Next LTE Smartphone? According to SamsungHub, MetroPCS could be getting ready to launch a LTE Android smartphone manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Forte bears strong resemblance to the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, as both phones feature a horizontal QWERTY slider keyboard, 5MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, and what looks like a front facing camera. No word on the screen size of the device, but my guess would be a 4 inch Super AMOLED display. The Forte would have...

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Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS’ Next LTE Smartphone?

Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS’ Next LTE Smartphone? According to SamsungHub, MetroPCS could be getting ready to launch a LTE Android smartphone manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Forte bears strong resemblance to the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, as both phones feature a horizontal QWERTY slider keyboard, 5MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, and what looks like a front facing camera. No word on the screen size of the device, but my guess would be a 4 inch Super AMOLED display. The Forte would have...

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Thrillist for Android App Goes Live

Thrillist for Android App Goes Live Thrillist which has been around on the web and on other mobile platform has finally made its way to the Android Market. The Thrillist  Android app is a pretty useful tool if you're looking for the best places to eat, drink, or shop. The app also lets you search, sort, share, and save millions of hand-picked, local favorites. This ranges from five-star steaks to dollar tacos, rooftop clubs to underground speakeasies, and more. Thrillist for Andr...

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Next Version of Android To Be Called Ice Cream Sandwich

Next Version of Android To Be Called Ice Cream Sandwich Just yesterday, we heard the next version of Android is expected to launch sometime in the summer. At the time, we weren't sure what the name of the OS would be called, and many speculated it would be Ice Cream, falling in line with the alphabetical dessert naming system. However, today, TechCrunch is reporting the name to actually be Ice Cream Sandwich, offering more of a visual differentiation between Android 2.4 and Android 2.2 (Froyo). G...

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Sprint Drops Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, $499 without Contract

Sprint Drops Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, $499 without Contract If you've been wanting to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab for quite some time now but was a bit hesitant to get it due to its high price, well Sprint is giving you the chance to finally take the plunge and get this Android tablet. That's right, Sprint has reduced the price of its Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, and $499 without contract. Take note that if you decide to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab right now, you'd be getting it with Android 2....

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Google Translate Android App Updated, New Cool Feature Added

Google Translate Android App Updated, New Cool Feature Added Are you using Google Translate on your Android phone? In case you haven't downloaded this cool and useful Android app yet, now is the right time to do so. Google Translate Android app was just updated and I'm pretty sure you'd find one of its cool features pretty awesome - on the fly translation from English to Spanish. It's an experimental feature yet, but once this gets formalized - Google Translate Android app will definitely become a pretty a...

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Samsung Vibrant 4G Information Leaks, Features HSPA+, Front Facing Camera, Android 2.2

Samsung Vibrant 4G Information Leaks, Features HSPA+, Front Facing Camera, Android 2.2 The Samsung Vibrant is one of the best high-end smartphones currently offered by T-Mobile, and it looks like Samsung will be providing a successor to the Galaxy S smartphone in the form of a 4G device. According to some leaked docs received by TmoNews, the Samsung Vibrant 4G will be compatible with its 4G HSPA+ network reaching theoretical speeds of 21Mbps. In addition, it will feature a front facing camera and come pre-loaded with the Qik ...

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Will Android 2.4 Launch This Summer?

Will Android 2.4 Launch This Summer? According to a report by Pocket-Lint, Google's next iteration of Android -- Android 2.4 -- could launch as soon as this summer. Specifically, June or July is being reported as possible launch months as an official announcement could take place in May at Google's I/O conference. Rumors of Android 2.4, also known as Ice Cream, began swirling when the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was running an unannounced version of Android 2.4. Sony Ericsson cl...

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T-Mobile Launches Dell Streak 7 Sign-Up Page, Availability Remains a Mystery

T-Mobile Launches Dell Streak 7 Sign-Up Page, Availability Remains a Mystery The new tablet Dell is manufacturing for T-Mobile was introduced at CES 2011, but information regarding pricing and availability remained unknown. Today, we moved one step closer to that pivotal information as T-Mobile launched a teaser page for the Dell Streak 7 allowing for interested consumers to sign up with their email address to receive pertinent information in the future. The 7 inch 4G tablet on T-Mobile launches with Android 2.2 and...

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Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Now Selling For $199 On Contract

Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Now Selling For $199 On Contract In anticipation of the impending onslaught of 4G Android smartphones from various carriers, Sprint has made a proactive move and cut the price of the Samsung Epic 4G. The powerhouse Galaxy S smartphone, with Android 2.1, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, slider QWERTY keyboard, on the Sprint network has been selling for $250 on a two year contract ever since its launch in August, but an announcement via Twitter made consumers aware of a price cha...

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Google Makes Goggles Android App Faster, Smarter and Solves Sudoku Too

Google Makes Goggles Android App Faster, Smarter and Solves Sudoku Too Google has just updated its cool Goggles Android app - making it not only faster but smarter as well. How smarter? Well aside from recognizing product barcodes and QR codes, Google Goggles Android app can now also scan print ads from newspapers and magazines but more interestingly the app is now so smart that it can help you solve Sudoku puzzles as well. In case you're not aware, Google Goggles Android app is a very useful app when you're shoppi...

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Dolphin Browser Mini Android App Updated

Dolphin Browser Mini Android App Updated Recently, the Dolphin Browser Mini Android app was updated to version 1.0. The new version is a major update to the Android app and brings in several new features which were highly requested by current users of the app. For the uninitiated, Dolphin Browser Mini is a good alternative to the default Android mobile web browser with some nice features that the default browser has. Let's go straight to the point and enumerate the new features of Dolp...

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Will Sony Ericsson Launch the Xperia Arc in April?

Will Sony Ericsson Launch the Xperia Arc in April? One of the more exciting smartphones announced at CES 2011 was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc with its 4.2 inch touch screen, 8MP camera, and Android 2.3. Like many of the other smartphones also announced, information about pricing and availability was very vague and limited to Q1 of 2011. Based on an image from the Indonesian Sony Ericsson website, there is a good chance the smartphone will launch in April in at least Indonesia, and possibly o...

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Dan Morrill Dispels Android 3.0 Minimum Processor Requirement Rumor

Dan Morrill Dispels Android 3.0 Minimum Processor Requirement Rumor About four days ago, a rumor surfaced claiming Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, would require tablets, or any other device for that matter, to have a dual-core processor as a minimum hardware requirement. Now, this information scared Galaxy Tab owners because their device doesn't run on a dual-core processor, making the only possible future Android update restricted to Gingerbread. However, Google's Dan Morrill tweeted an important messa...

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Samsung SCH-i520 Announced By Verizon Wireless, Features 4G and 4.3 Inch Touch Screen

Samsung SCH-i520 Announced By Verizon Wireless, Features 4G and 4.3 Inch Touch Screen To round out the last Verizon Wireless 4G smartphone announced today, Samsung has announced the SCH-i520. Interestingly enough, Samsung left out a clever name, like BIONIC, ThunderBolt, or Revolution and instead went ahead with its model number. Perhaps Samsung will reveal a clever/creative name when it officially launches at an unannounced date. The main, standout feature of the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is its display. If you think abou...

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Hulu To Launch Hulu Plus App For Android, No Time Frame Set

Hulu To Launch Hulu Plus App For Android, No Time Frame Set Some great news has come out of the Samsung press conference going on right now. Apparently, Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, demonstrated the Hulu Plus Android app that looks ready to go, but unfortunately, a time frame hasn't been announced. Samsung has done some tremendous work in coercing Hulu to launch an app for the Android OS. With a major online video service entering the Android arena, smartphone owners with large, beautiful screens are ab...

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Verizon Wireless Introduces The LG Revolution

Verizon Wireless Introduces The LG Revolution The LG Revolution is LG's first LTE smartphone on Verizon Wireless and it joins HTC, Motorola, and Samsung in Verizon's lineup of 4G Android devices. The specs are high-end and powerful, but are much of the same from what we've been seeing with the aforementioned manufacturers. In terms of specs it features: Key features: 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadban...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Goes 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Processor, Android 2.2

Samsung Galaxy Tab Goes 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Processor, Android 2.2 The Motorola DROID XOOM won't be launching with a 4G radio, but we know a Verizon Wireless tablet that will! At the Verizon Wireless press conference, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced to be revamped with a slightly better rear facing camera, processor, and a brand new 4G radio. The seven inch TFT LCD Samsung Galaxy Tab still features Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, a 1.3MP camera, WiFi, GPS, Media hub, Social hub, and Android Market acce...

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HTC ThunderBolt Official, Features 1GHz Processor, 32GB Storage, Android 2.2

HTC ThunderBolt Official, Features 1GHz Processor, 32GB Storage, Android 2.2 The 4.3 inch HTC ThunderBolt with a WVGA touch screen and LTE capability is officially announced by Verizon Wireless. The Thunderbolt was one of the highly anticipated and leaked 4G phones in the weeks prior to CES. In addition to its large screen, it sports 32GB microSD included, kick-stand, HTC Sense 2.0 on top of Android 2.2, 720p HD video recording, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP rear facing camera, a front facing camera for video confere...

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Dell Streak 7 4G LTE Android Tablet Launched

Dell Streak 7 4G LTE Android Tablet Launched Dell and T-Mobile just launched the new Dell Streak 7 at CES 2011. Like some of the new Android tablets announced today, the Dell Streak 7 will be a 4G capable Android tablet. As such it was designed specifically for T-Mobile's 4G network. Aren't we tired of so many new tablets coming out this year already? But since this is Dell, we might as well let's take a look at its features and specs. Obviously, the Dell Streak 7 sports a 7-inch touch scr...

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ViewSonic Touts a 4-inch Android Tablet, Also a Phone

ViewSonic Touts a 4-inch Android Tablet, Also a Phone Just how small should a device be before we stop calling them an Android tablet? Well for ViewSonic, it doesn't matter what the size of their tablet is for as long as it has most of the usual features of a regular tablet, they will still call their 4-inch ViewPad 4 and Android tablet. ViewSonic just announced the ViewPad 4, a new Android tablet featuring a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch-screen. Yes, it's almost the same size as your regular phone....

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Sony Ericsson's Newest Android Phone – Xperia ARC!

Sony Ericsson's Newest Android Phone – Xperia ARC! Sony Ericsson just dropped an Xperia Bomb just before CES 2011 officially opens tomorrow - the new Xperia ARC Android 2.3 smartphone. One thing I can say about this smartphone as I look into its official photo - it definitely looks gorgeous. Slim and slender with a solid industrial design, I'm pretty sure business professionals who remained loyal to Sony Ericsson phones will feel right at home with the Xperia Arc. Feature-wise, the Xperia Arc ...

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Google Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Google Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Android 3.0 Honeycomb With the plethora of new tablets being announced at CES 2011, most of them featuring Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, isn't it the right time for Google to say something about Honeycomb? Well, Google just did - gave us a sneak peek into how good Android 3.0 will be via a short video demo. Of course if you have not been reading tech news lately, Android 3.0 is the next version of Google's successful mobile OS. This time the Android platform goes off...

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Motorola Makes The DROID XOOM Tablet Official

Motorola Makes The DROID XOOM Tablet Official The highly anticipated Motorola DROID XOOM tablet is finally official. Motorola was expected to announce the device running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) at CES 2011 for a while now, and in their afternoon keynote presentation, the DROID XOOM was officially unveiled. The DROID XOOM is similar to what many have expected, for instance, it features a 10.1 inch touch screen display, Android 3.0, dual-core 1GHz processor, Mobile Hotspot Capability, 5M...

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Motorola Officially Announces The LTE Capable DROID BIONIC

Motorola Officially Announces The LTE Capable DROID BIONIC You thought AT&T would be the only carrier lucky enough to receive a high-end, awesome, smartphone from Motorola? Well, guess again, as Motorola introduced the DROID BIONIC this afternoon at its keynote presentation. Since it is marketed under the DROID brand, it is going to launch on Verizon Wireless sometime in the early portion of Q2. Unfortunately, pricing hasn't been announced, but we will let you know as soon as the information bec...

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HTC EVO Shift 4G Shows Up In Stores, RadioShack To Offer It Starting Tomorrow

HTC EVO Shift 4G Shows Up In Stores, RadioShack To Offer It Starting Tomorrow If you are looking to purchase a new QWERTY slider phone on Sprint, consider the HTC EVO Shift 4G, which Sprint revealed yesterday. Packed with 4G capability, the HTC EVO Shift is a great smartphone with plenty of features that won't cause you as much as a high-end smartphone. Even though Sprint will not officially launch the device until January 9, Android Central has published images of the smartphone arriving in various retail locations. ...

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Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming Soon

Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming Soon There you go folks. For those who hesitated on getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab because they don't want to be tied up with a two-year service data plans, you can now start saving up for the new Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab. Samsung just announced this at a CES 2011 conference. When it comes to features and design, this new Samsung Galaxy Tab won't be different from the previous 3G model. It will still have a 7-inch TFT display with 1024x600 WSVGA...

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Samsung News: WiFi Only Galaxy Tab Slated For Q1 American Launch, CBS Adds Programming To Media Hub

Samsung News: WiFi Only Galaxy Tab Slated For Q1 American Launch, CBS Adds Programming To Media Hub Just several days ago, Verizon Wireless lowered its Galaxy Tab price from $599 to $499 off contract. If a 3G data plan isn't necessary for you, and you are looking to purchase a Galaxy Tab for just WiFi use without any contract plans, you'll be pleased to know Samsung has announced a WiFi only version for the United States expected to launch in Q1. Pricing has yet to be disclosed by Samsung, but hopefully the giant electronics company offers ...

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