Author: Dakota Torres
HTC Droid Incredible. The race will be this Saturday and Verizon is giving away six Droid Incredibles which will run Android 2.2 OS to the winners. Full details after the break. There were 50 spots in the challenge, but unfortunately the regristation is over so you'll just have to watch others compete. Contestants will have to complete various tasks while running through Seattle to win either first, second, or third place prizes. The first-place team will receive $3,000, two Droid Incredibles, and a two $125 Verizon gift cards. The second-place team will receive $1,500, two Droid Incredibles, and a two gift cards as well. Third will receive $500 along with the phones and gift cards. Sounds like a pretty cool contest and kind of like the show Amazing Race shown on ABC. I would have definitely entered if I was in the Seattle area, who doesn't want a lil bit of a challenge plus the opportunity to win some cash and phones. You can check out the full details on Verizon's website. Via [Verizon Urban Challenge]
myTouch 4G while they are preparing for the review. It's benchmarking suggests that its the fastest Android smartphone around. They decided to pit it up against another recently released Android smartphone called the HTC Desire HD. What's interesting, is the results from the test. Both have the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor paired with 768MB of RAM, but when tested, the MyTouch 4G came out decently far ahead.
Viewpad 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are the two Android tablets. They both run different versions of Froyo and have different price tags, but will be going up against not only the industry-leading iPad, but themselves as well.
Viewpad 7. The ViewPad 10 can run either Android OS or Windows 7. The ViewPad 10 has a Intel 1.66GHz Atom N455 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. The display measures 1024 x 600 and features multi-touch gestures. This slate also comes built with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 ports, a headphone socket and a 1.3-megapixel camera, together with a microSD card reader.
Samsung Galaxy Tab will be coming to T-Mobile for $400 on November 10, We learn that Samsung has teamed up with Financial Times, Gameloft, and WHSmith to bring exclusive content to the Tab. Samsung teamed up with the Financial times to create the first Android and HTML5-based app for the tablet. The app will allow users to download the daily FT and have access to FT videos and the latest market updates. The Financial times requires,like most other industry news outlets, users to pay for a membership to access their content, but it wasn't mentioned on whether or not Tab users would be required to pay for access to the content.