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Samsung Captivate and Samsung Fascinate Commercials Emerge

Samsung has released promo videos for both the Samsung Captivate and Samsung Fascinate, which are heading to AT&T and Verizon respectively. We already know the pricing for the Captivate: $199.99 on a new, two-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. It's set to launch on July 18th. Unfortunately, Verizon hasn't said anything about the Fascinate's pricing or release date. The commercial itself is really brief and pretty self-explanatory, and is actually the same exact video we showed you about the Samsung Vibrant, for T-Mobile. Just showcases the physical differences in the devices, while the "main gist" of the videos is exactly the same.

Droid X for Verizon Gets Reviewed by SlashGear

By now, everyone should know about Motorola's Droid X. The 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display should be more than enough to get people's attention. Our fine friends over at SlashGear got their hands on the Droid X for Verizon, and they've gone ahead and put up their review of the device. Basically, it's just a bunch of good wrapped in a shiny package.

Android 2.2 Crushes iOS4 in JavaScript Benchmark Tests

There's no doubt about the fact that we love our benchmark tests around here. We see them as great ways to get a feel for the competition, even if those benchmarks are normally Android vs Android. Thanks to Ars Technica, we finally get to see what a real fight is: Apple's iPhone 4 versus a Nexus One. Or, more accurately, Apple's movile Operating System iOS4, versus Google's Android 2.2, or Froyo. They performed two tests: SunSpider and V8, both of which are javascript benchmarks. Despite the results, which you can clearly see below in the graphic, we're sure there's still going to be plenty of people out there who still try to fight them.

HTC Wildfire is Rooted, Not Ready for the Public

Whether or not you were blown away by the HTC Wildfire, doesn't mean that it shouldn't get it its time in the limelight. So, here it is, front and center. Considering the power behind the rooting process, the Wildfire didn't stand much of a chance. Thanks to the treatment from legendary developers courtesy of hacker extraordinare and MoDaCo founder Paul O'Brien.

MOTOROI Doppelganger Heading to T-Mobile After Approval From FCC

The Federal Communications Commission website revealed recently the MB710, which should look pretty familiar around these parts. According to the FCC and all of its tests, the MB710 supports the WCDMA 1700MHz AWS spectrum, which basically indicates that the Magenta-hued wireless carrier here in the States is about to get their hands on some new Motorola Android goodness. (Not that the Charm doesn't count, mind you.)

T-Smart G68 Breaks Cover in China

Android devices just keep popping up all over the place, don't they? And the handsets keep making appearances over in China, too. Recently, a Guangzhou based manufacturer brought a new Android handset to the market. The device in question is called the T-Smart G68. The design of this phone is remarkably simple and common, but that's not a bad thing.

Twidroid Bought by TweetUp, Becomes Twidroyd

Twidroid will now be known as Twidroyd. Why? Because TweetUp Incorporated just bought them. And, if that's not enough, they're actually trying to shy away from any licensing issues that may come up from Lucas Films, considering that whole "droid" part in there. The company said that Twidroyd will become standard on millions of upcoming Android phones from five different manufacturers.

Motorola Pulls Back Their Maintenance Update for Motorola Milestone

The Motorola Milestone, the international version of the original Droid, is getting some update love. Except, well, they're not. Before we get to the bad news, take a gander at what the update was supposed to fix. Stabilization and improvement of the device's overall performance. It fixes force closing issues, bug fixes for the alarm, random reboots, and improved music player functionality with enhancements to the device's audio quality. Also, they have tweaked the proximity sensor to be more accurate during calls to prevent the screen from staying on while you are on the call.

T-Mobile Sidekick to Reincarnate with Android?

You remember the Sidekicks that were offered by T-Mobile, right? It's been awhile since anyone's heard anything about Sidekick, considering it's been discontinued. Well, apparently not all good things stay dead, because rumors have it that the Sidekick line of devices may be reborn -- with Android under the hood.

Droid X Shows Off the Future with Flash 10.1 Demo

Adobe's Flash 10.1 might not be something new to talk about in of itself, simply because there's been plenty of leaks for the Nexus One and even the Droid, but seeing it demoed on the Droid X is still something to get excited about. That's a 4.3-inch screen of beauty. And seeing what the future holds for this device is good. Really, really good.
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