Motorola Quench XT3 Launches in India

India has been slowly, yet consistently, been getting a trickle of Android-based smartphones into their market over the last several months. And, even if people might expect that these handsets would be lesser than the ones found in other markets, it looks like the region isn't slacking all that much. Sure, it may not be as powerful as a handset as, say, the Droid X, but the Motorola Quench XT3 is still a good phone. And, if you're in India, you can now pick one up for yourself.

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits T-Mobile from $400 on Nov 10

Sprint has officially confirmed that its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab will arrive on November 10.  The slate will be priced from $399.99 with a new, two-year agreement - just like Sprint's version - but according to the carrier's press release will also be available with prepaid data plans. That implies there'll be a more expensive version (i.e. with little or no subsidy, as with Verizon's Galaxy Tab) with no long-term agreement to sign. [via SlashGear] Press Release:
T-Mobile to Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab Nov. 10 Galaxy Tab hits stores first at T-Mobile, delivers powerful Web and entertainment experiences Bellevue, Wash. — Oct. 27, 2010 PDT T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced that T-Mobile will be the first to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S. T-Mobile’s first Android™-powered tablet, the Galaxy Tab delivers access to rich content on a seven-inch touch screen for a truly mobile entertainment experience. It is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores and online Nov. 10. Adding fuel to the entertainment experience on the Galaxy Tab is T-Mobile’s super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which delivers a speed boost allowing the 3G-enabled device to load Web pages and videos even faster than in areas of 3G coverage2. The brilliant enhanced TFT screen and sleek, compact form factor allow customers to bring the Galaxy Tab’s multimedia capabilities to life for themselves or to share, combining all their entertainment and communication needs into one device. “Customers want richer, deeper interactions with entertainment and online content through connected, portable mobile broadband devices that are small enough to carry and big enough to share with friends and family,” said Jeremy Korst, director of broadband products and services, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile’s unique offerings on the Galaxy Tab paired with the power of T‑Mobile’s new network allow us to bring a truly differentiated portable entertainment offering to market.” The multimedia experience that makes the Galaxy Tab a powerful choice for entertainment enthusiasts includes the following: Samsung Media Hub Samsung Media Hub offers a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. Customers can share content on up to five Media Hub-enabled devices, watch movies in seconds with Progressive Download, and get access to new release movies – some the day they are released on DVD. Customers can also watch series premieres and their favorite TV shows the day after they air. Samsung worked closely with all of the content providers to ensure that each movie and TV show is optimized to deliver a premium entertainment experience. Qik Video Chat Unlike other video-calling solutions that only work over Wi-Fi, Video Chat on the Galaxy Tab from T-Mobile enables customers to connect with friends and family from wherever they might be through T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. With the Galaxy Tab’s front-facing camera paired with Qik Video Chat, customers can hold video conversations with those who have a Galaxy Tab or other compatible mobile device or PC, or even broadcast their view through the rear-facing camera. Customers also have the option to leave Video Mail using Qik when someone is unavailable. Kindle for Android™ The Kindle for Android application lets customers shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Using Amazon’s Whispersync technology, customers can automatically synchronize the last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across multiple devices. Slacker Radio Slacker is a free, customizable internet radio application with over 130 DJ-programmed genre stations and the ability for customers to create their own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker allows customers to discover new artists and hear their favorite music and provide feedback on what they like and don’t like with the click of a button. Customers can also access detailed artist biographies, in-depth album reviews and album cover art. T-Mobile customers will enjoy a rich, brilliant viewing experience on the Galaxy Tab, which features a WSVGA enhanced TFT display combined with 3D-like graphics and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games. Running on Android 2.2 and with built-in support for T-Mobile’s super-fast mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab’s portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment or experiencing thousands of widgets, games and applications on Android Market™. Beyond entertainment, the Galaxy Tab also offers mobile broadband essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar. In addition, the Galaxy Tab can support up to 32 GB of expandable microSD memory. Customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab can take advantage of T-Mobile’s monthly 5GB or 200MB webConnect mobile broadband plans or the newly launched prepaid mobile broadband offerings. Availability The Galaxy Tab will be available at T-Mobile on Nov. 10. Visit to register for updates.

PayPal leaks Android Market support

In the immortal words of Home Simpson - d'oh. Someone over at PayPal hit the go button too early on the official announcement that PayPal was now supporting the Android Marketplace. Apparently, the announcement was only online for a very short time, but that was long enough for it to be Tweeted and Google to cache the page immortalizing someone's mistake.

Google and Carphone Warehouse working on Nexus Two?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was pretty clear when he said the company "didn't have to" make a second Nexus-series smartphone back in July, but according to UK business paper City AM all that has changed.  It's claimed Google is working with retailer Carphone Warehouse in the UK on the Google Nexus Two.
"It looks like Google is experimenting with the future of its mobile model in the UK. It tried releasing through a single carrier, now it is trying a single retailer.  It could be a solution to the problems it experienced when it tried to sell the Nexus One exclusively through its website. People like to be able to go to a store – this solves that" anonymous source
Unknown at present is who the OEM behind the Google-branded device might be - rumors of Samsung have apparently been debunked - but the sources claim the Nexus Two will run Gingerbread.

ASUS grab Garmin app exclusive on Android

ASUS has apparently secured exclusive rights to use Garmin's PND software on their Android handsets, promising Garmin branding on the devices themselves.  News of the deal follows confirmation that the Garmin-Asus partnership has been dissolved. As part of that move, ASUS will return to single-branding its devices, and Garmin will be free to distribute its software to other vendors.  The company apparently plans to release Garmin PND apps into Apple's App Store and the BlackBerry App World as free downloads.

T-Mobile Set to offer Tethering and WiFi Sharing November 3rd

We know many carriers have a stance on allowing their devices to share it's connection with other devices. Here in the US it's a big deal with carriers rarely just allowing it for free. T-Mobile is going from not offering it on many devices, like the tethering ready G2, this November, for a fee - of course.

PlayStation… Phone? Yes! PlayStation Phone!

So Sony Ericsson is going to blast out a phone branded with none other than the ubiquitous PlayStation marking on it. The greatest controller ever is being applied to a telephone, and not just any telephone, one with Android 3.0 (looking more and more everyday to be the new Gingerbread.) With it there's be a custom Sony Marketplace for games made just for this device, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB or ROM, and a screen ranging from 4.1 to 3.7 inches. That ugly egg thing in the middle is more than likely a multitouch touchpad.

HTC Desire HD gets first OTA update!

HTC's brand new HTC Desire HD has just received a new over-the-air update. The update for this phone is named Software Number 1.32.405.3. It is quite a large update so it is recommended to turn on your wifi connection.