U.S. Cellular get the Galaxy Tab too

U.S. Cellular has become the latest North American carrier to promise to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab, following in the footsteps of Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.  The carrier is yet to announce pricing or availability, but we're guessing it'll drop sometime in November 2010. Otherwise this is the same Tab we've seen before, with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi b/g/n and GPS.  More info here. Press Release:
Samsung Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Tab™ with U.S. Cellular® Mobile tablet will feature 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2™ platform, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat support DALLAS – October 28, 2010 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No.1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ with U.S. Cellular®. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is designed for people who want a premium mobile entertainment experience on the go, but don’t want to be weighed down by a bulky device. Weighing only 13 ounces and 12 millimeters thin, the Galaxy Tab fits conveniently in a pocket or purse. The Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and 1.3 megapixel front and 3 megapixel rear-facing cameras and is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like Samsung’s Galaxy S™ smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application, which syncs a users Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. Services like Google Maps™ Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps™, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Key features: 7-inch enhanced TFT display with WSVGA resolution – Offers brighter colors and clearer pictures and delivers 1024 x 600 resolution whether watching a movie or reading a book Rear-facing, 3MP camera and camcorder – AutoFocus captures DVD quality video Front-facing, 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder – Enables video chat with other people who have video conferencing capabilities (applications available in Android Market™). · Corporate Email – Supports Android 2.2 Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts · Wi-Fi® connectivity (802.11 b/g/n) and Wireless Hotspot support · Built-in 2 GB internal memory with 16 GB pre-installed microSD™ expandable to 32 GB · 4,000 mAh Battery – Provides ample power to watch movies, share content and surf the Web · Ultra thin at 12 millimeters and weighing 13 ounces – For users who don’t want to be weighed down by adding a mobile tablet to their pocket or purse Samsung Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive daily activities, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages · Customizable touch screen menu with drag-and-drop widgets For additional information about the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.

Droidthing helps you find the perfect Android device

There are so many Android devices on the market today that it can be hard for the people that are new to Android to find the perfect device. Rather than having to run down the devices that you like for a pal that wants a new Android phone or tablet, you can now just send them to a site called droidthing.

Sharp IS01 on sale in US

Sharp's IS01 clamshell Android MID has gone up for sale in the US, courtesy of importer Conics.  They have the 1GHz Snapdragon MID up at $246; that gets you a 5-inch 960 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and dual cameras. Unfortunately the 3G functionality doesn't work, since it uses a Japanese 3G radio.  Still, it's a cheap MID and a good way to get a hardware QWERTY keyboard on an Android device. [via Pocketables]

DROID 2 Update 2.3.20 being pushed soon

We all love updates to our devices, weather it's a major OS update or a simple update with little features and bug improvements. Well the 2.3.20 update for the DROID 2 that we heard about last week is finally ready to be pushed to devices.

Napster for Android – with Offline Playback

One filesharing titan goes down, another one rises up. But this one's an old monster, Napster! I remember back when Napster was the first program I ever used to download music, way before it was possible to pay for digital files. Now look at the world. Napster had their hand slapped a bunch of years ago, but file pirating didn't stop, in fact it got bigger, lots bigger. What happened to Napster though, you might ask? They didn't fizzle, they made some deals with the music industry and their back, with the exact same logo, on your Android, and they've got offline content.

T-Mobile USA myTouch 4G Hands-on Look

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