Author Archives: John Scheible


Motorola XT531 gets FCC approval

Google's new hardware division, I mean Motorola, just got its XT531 budget smartphone into the FCC. The XT531 has already been released in Europe as the Fire XT and in Central and South America as the Spice XT. The smaller phone (now that 4-4.3" is the standard that is) has a pretty impressive spec list for a more economically-friendly phone.

HTC Thunderbolt gets a new Gingerbread build leaked

HTC's Thunderbolt was cutting edge when it launched as the first phone to use Verizon's blazing 4G LTE network. Unfortunately it also launched a version behind with Froyo, and still hasn't received an official update from Verizon. Luckily, as is tradition, test builds have been leaked and the vert latest RUU (HTC's flashable ROM format) is available at XDA.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free with purchase of Samsung HDTV at Best Buy

Want a tablet? How about a FREE tablet? I thought so. Well if you're willing to buy a Samsung 3D HDTV from Best Buy, they'd be happy to give you one. Starting August 21st, you will be able to pick up a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at no cost when you buy either a Samsung 46" Class LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV or 55" Samsung TV with 3D Starter Kit.

HTC Droid Incredible Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update Officially Halted

On Monday, some lucky Droid Incredible users started getting their Gingerbread update pushed to their phones. Today Verizon has confirmed that the update has been halted and delayed. With Gingerbread over half a year old, its been available in custom ROMs for months now. Apparently something in the Sense laden version isn't working out quite right though as the build has been sent back to testing.
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