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Verizon Fascinate September 9th $199

So just as expected it looks like the Fascinate will be available on the 9th of September. With the leaked screenshot it looks like you will have to come up with $200 dollars, and a signature on the dotted line to commit yourself into 2 years. Still not confirmed, what the pricing will be full retail if you decide you might want to get this as a pre-paid phone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Take 2 [Video]

So you had to know that once wasn't enough when the hit of the IFA-2010 event, the Galaxy Tab is in the building. After spending some more quality time with the Galaxy Tab, we still have the same positive outlook that we had on our first hands on impressions. So for your viewing pleasure we have, went back and gotten more pictures and videos, enjoy.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 hands-on [Video]

Just the other day we heard the announcement of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and we were really anxious to get our hands on it. Low and behold, we ran across it at IFA-2010. We must say, for a 7 inch 2.2 Android tablet that is said to cost £350 ($539) with 3G and Wi-Fi data access, this tablet looks very compelling when compared to its direct rival the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Huawei Ideos 2.2 Handset Announced

Announced today at IFA-2010 was a little handset called the Ideos, by Huawei. This will be a Vanilla 2.2 Android device that has a 2.8 inch capacitive display with a resolution of 320x240, and 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera without a flash. Providing power to the device is an underpowered 528MHz processor, along with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and micro SD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pricing And Full Spec List

Samsung has been hush-hush on pricing since the Galaxy Tab was announced this morning. Probably, because they are working with carriers to get it at subsidized pricing. This has not kept some stores online from putting it up for pre-order though. The pricing looks like it will be ranging from €699 ($890) to €799 ($1,020) in Europe. In the UK, the retailer Expansys is taking pre-orders at £680 ($1,050). They are saying that the tablet will be available around the 11th of October, and we are thinking that pricing seems a little rich for our blood. It is a little more money than the iPad but, we are really thinking that Samsung is focusing on working with the carriers to get it at a cheaper rate. Anyways, we are still glad to see that it is being sold as a stand alone device and not just as a subsidized device. No mention on the US info yet but in due time we will know. If you would like to see the specifications they are listing about the tablet, hit up the gallery below. [via Android And Me] [gallery]

Samsung Gem Jumps Out Into The Open

Best Buy has a guide that is showing the Samsung Gem, to be coming soon to Verizon. It does appear that this will be a lower end Android handset when you put it up next to the Fascinate and all the other heavy hitting Droid phones.

Adobe Says Not All Froyo Equipped Devices Will Run Flash

Although you suspect, that all 2.2 devices will be able to run Flash 10.1, Adobe says that is not always the case. Devices will be required to have minimum specs to be able to run the plug-in. Adobe's website clearly shows that devices that have a VGA screen, need to at least be running a 550Mhz processor with hardware vector FPU support.

Samsung Favoring Android Over Windows Phone 7 And Bada

Samsung's Mobile Marketing head YH Lee has said that they plan on staying on board with Google and Android, over Windows Phone 7 and their own OS called Bada for the most part. This is probably a blow to Microsoft, being that Samsung has been one of their major handset partners in the past. This goes to show you, that the manufacturers want to be able to customize an already popular platform, to be relevant and at the same time differentiate themselves from the others. We would say this is for sure, that Samsung at no time, plans to stop putting their skins on top of Android.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Commercial Is Live

We thought since all this Galaxy Tab info is coming across the line today with IFA-2010 going on, you might like to see the first Samsung Commercial that has been released. We do not know what kind of jacket pocket this guy pulls this thing out of, but it must have been custom built to have this 7 inch slate fit.

Toshiba Folio 100 Hands-On [Video]

All this Android tablet talk here recently has made us want to get our hands on a lot of these devices, and that time is finally here. Toshiba's Folio 100 compared to Samsung's Galaxy Tab is one huge device. With that being said, we are a tad bit disappointed that it will not make it to the US. Beside that point, the tablet has a 10 inch display with 4 finger muliti-touch, and is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset.
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