Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Samsung Vibrant 4G for T-Mobile Poses for Photo, Shows Off Android 2.3 [Update]

The Samsung Vibrant 4G has been getting a lot of press lately, but not for the right reasons. The device's feature set should be the focus for potential customers. Instead, suggestive politics and rumors foreshadow this still unannounced device's upcoming availability. For one unnamed tipster, who managed to get some hands-on time with the device, the next generation Vibrant handset from Samsung is all set to bring T-Mobile's 4G network to the handset. That, and an unexpected update to the mobile Operating System.

Motorola i886 for Sprint Available Now for $79.99

Today, Sprint officially unveiled the Motorola i886, a rugged device that's running Android under the hood. Featuring a landscape sliding physical keyboard, and what looks to be a remarkably simple version of Android, the device seem to be a smartphone for those who may not want to focus on all of the features of many Android-based smartphones, but who need to have a device that won't break when it falls out of their hand or pocket.

Hulu Plus Coming Soon to Android Devices

While Android may not be the highest name on the totem when it comes to media consumption, especially for streaming media, we know that it's going to change in the near future. With Netflix on the way, eventually, another heavy hitter in the market that people have been clamoring for is Hulu, and now it's been officially unveiled that the video streaming service is on its way to Android.

HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon Announced at CES 2011

There were plenty of leaks, but the Verizon-branded HTC ThunderBolt is now official, thanks to the wireless carrier's announcement of the device at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The device is exactly what we've expected it to be, and it will indeed be a 4G-enabled device.

Motorola Bionic Heading to Verizon, Packing 4G LTE and qHD Display

Motorola has been on a streak today with their Android devices, especially when we think about high-profile the company is aiming these devices to be. With the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the company touts it as the first smartphone to feature a qHD display. The Bionic, which will be launching on Verizon's network sooner than later, also features the high resolution display, but the obvious difference seems to be the lack of MOTOBLUR functionality between the devices.

Meizu M9 Now Available to Purchasers Outside of China

The Meizu M9 has been a long time coming, but it wasn't too long ago that the device finally launched. The expectation for the device created some pretty long lines, which was made worse by the fact that Meizu's CEO still doesn't have any plans to actually release the device outside of China any time soon. That's not going to stop independent retailers, though, and that's exactly what Hong Kong-based retailer DealExtreme is doing. They are more than happy to sell you the device, as long as you can take a bit of a mark-up in the process.

Notion Ink Adam Tablet Gets Hands-On from SlashGear [Video]

The tablet market is certainly one that's heating up, especially with CES 2011 fully underway. We know there's even more devices coming, most of which will be running Google's mobile Operating System Android. However, one tablet has managed to stand out even dating back to CES 2010, and that's Notion Ink's Adam tablet device. It's gone through plenty of transitions, transformations, and even a few hiccups, but now SlashGear has managed to grab some hands-on time with the device, in its latest iterations, and have some certainly positive things to say about it.

Motorola ATRIX 4G for AT&T Features Dual-Core Processor, qHD Display

HTC and Samsung aren't the only manufacturers jumping onto the AT&T 4G bandwagon, as Motorola is ready to jump into the mix as well. The company has unveiled their brand new Motorola ATRIX 4G, which can be surmised from the title of the device, will be able to access AT&T's 4G network. Not only that, but Motorola's throwing in a dual-core processor under the hood, sweetening the deal significantly.

HTC Inspire 4G Bringing 1Ghz Processor and New Sense UI to AT&T

While HTC's new Sense User Interface (UI) may not be all that new for devices in Europe, it's still a novelty that most Sense users in the United States are waiting patiently for. Thankfully, it looks like HTC is ready to showcase the new proprietary UI, plus the new features, in this neck of the woods. They're unveiling the software with the HTC Inspire 4G, which is set to launch on AT&T in the coming weeks.
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