Author Archives: Stephanie Scala


Samsung Galaxy Tab Rumored to Hit Verizon November 1

According to rumored reports Galaxy Tab will be on sale with Verizon as early as November 1. Other reports have claimed that Galaxy Tab will be available with a 2-year T-Mobile contract for $399, or $649 full price.  However, there was another rumor out Friday suggesting a Sprint version will hit the market but not until November 14.  So will Verizon be the first to get the Tab out there, or T-Mobile? Guess we'll have to wait and see when November 1 hits. [via DroidLife and Boy Genius]

HTC Desire HD may be coming soon

HTC's Desire HD is a phone we'd like to see come to the U.S. as soon as possible! Most likely you've heard of the EVO 4G for Sprint, which is very similar to this phone, but with a few additional perks. With the addition of HTC's Sense 2.0 Cloud features, as well as other recent updates throughout Sense, this phone is sure to leave us drooling for a launch date.

Stolen Droid device causes lockdown in Silicon Valley

An all-out search for a man who allegedly stole a Droid smartphone in Silicon Valley yesterday  had three law enforcement agencies and a sheriff's helicopter out in full force. Apparently the Android device was taken from a pedestrian while out in Palo Alto last night.

Motorola split seems eminent

The Android OS has been doing so well over the past six months, its CEO, Sanjay Jha is starting to speak up about the eminent split. Not surprising to us, as Motorola has been wanting to turn its handset device into an independent company for some time now-first quarter 2011 seems to be their timeframe. The split seems most likely to occur in January or early February, leaving CES and Mobile World Congress trade shows behind them.

Samsung Galaxy I5510 to be released in Europe next month

It was just announced in Europe today, that the Samsung Galaxy I5510 will be available for purchase in November. This QWERTY keyboard slider, featuring Android 2.2 and TouchWiz 3.0, will cost the consumer 389 Euros. But for that price tag, the device offers a 667 MHz processor and 160 MB of internal memory. However, if that isn't impressive enough for consumers, additional features include a 3.2" touch-screen and 3.0 megapixel camera. More tag Other notable features of the Samsung Galaxy I5510 include up-to-date Android software, Wi-Fi with DNL support, FM tuning, and DivX playback, for starters. This phone, by price comparison, has a lot of features that even the most tech-savy people will be sure to enjoy. And even though Sprint appears to have a strong interest in the Windows Phone 7, they have taken a big step towards showing support (and peaked interest) for Android software with this phone. [via IntoMobile]

LG Optimus 5 for Sprint Poses for Leaked Photo

Sprint has got themselves a new, Android 2.2 handset. It offers a 600 MHz processor, packed nicely into this device. It also features a 3.2-inch full touch-screen display, as well as, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera. So where can you find one of these? It should be available at the end of this month.

And how much is this device going to cost you? It will retail for $49.99 (after the mail-in rebate and 2-year renewal contract, of course). Did you expect anything less? Apologizes for the grainy photo. Please be on the lookout for better quality photos and more details to come. [via Boy Genius Report]

Motorola MT716 Brings the Droid and Cliq Together

One hot mama! Motorola's new MT716  is silver, sleek, and absolutely stunning! Its similarity, at first-glance, to the Droid and Droid 2, is apparent, but this one's fully equipped, with even better specs. This baby's got an 8MP camera, with dual LED flash and takes 720P video! It has loads of other amazing features too, like 512 MB of RAM-now who doesn't want that much RAM in their pocket? Let's not forget the front-facing camera, or the full QWERTY keyboard, with a nice trackpad. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is... for now.  This little beauty is a Chinese phone, that runs on a special Android OS port, called oPhone, so there's no telling when (or if) this little magical Motorola device will be rolling out across the nation. But, isn't the anticipation exciting? [via Droid-life]

The On-Going Debate: Google versus Oracle

Google took a stand yesterday, against Oracle, in their continued debate over Java.  Google is trying to clear their name by disproving Oracle's claim that their implementation of the Dalvik virtual machine, in Android, has violated several patents. Google denied the infringement claims, and asked a judge to declare the patents invalid. Google claimed Sun responsible for not upholding their end of the licensing agreement with Java.
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