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ATRIX 4G Available at Radio Shack Aside $50 Trade-In Offers

Radio Shack has entered the fray with the rest of the carriers showing off their stock of the brand new Motorola ATRIX 4G, offering it up at the low low price of $149.99 both online at select stores (aka most of the stores, but you never know!) They've also reminded us that they've got at least the Laptop Dock for utilizing the smartphone to the fullest, offering this up at $329.99 with the purchase of the ATRIX 4G smartphone, this being $150 less than you'd pay for the dock on its own.

Samsung Fascinate, Captivate, and Vibrant First Free Phones Revealed for Best Buy Free Phone Fridays

Tomorrow at Best Buy Canada you'll have the opportunity to participate in Best Buy's "Free Phone Fridays," a promotion where you'll be able to grab any of the phones listed on a particular Friday's list.* *With a three year contract, of course. Is it worth three years of being tied to one single phone? How about if you also participate in their Buy Back program? There might be a glitch in this plan...

B—- I Got an Android [NSFW]

It's Monday and what better way to start off a busy work week than with a little rap about our favorite operating system? NOTE: This is extremely NSFW, and so bad it's hilarious.

Samsung Announces GPS Update for Samsung Captivate, Available today

Just as we got word of the Samsung Galaxy S update for T-Mobile users, it looks like another update for the device, this time on AT&T and not 2.2, will be pushed to users over-the-air. This update is set to improve the Captivate’s GPS performance as well as improving media scanning time, adding the full version of Quickoffice, and addresses Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support. "Samsung Mobile and AT&T are pleased to announce an update for the Samsung Captivate. Below is Samsung Mobile’s official statement regarding the over-the-air update.   An update to improve the Samsung Captivate's GPS performance is now available. Captivate customers will receive a notification on their device that an update is available and will simply need to download the file to update their phone. The updates will be pushed to customers’ devices over the next few weeks.   The update for the Captivate will also improve additional device functions, such as media scanning time, add the full version of Quickoffice and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support." Regarding the Samsung Captivate 2.2 update, it is still expected sometime in the next month or so.

Samsung Galaxy S unlock hack is easiest to date

Samsung's Galaxy S series may be relatively special in the US for being a smartphone launched - in various identikit forms - across multiple carriers at the same time, but what if you want to use your AT&T Captivate on T-Mobile USA's network?  Happily Samsung seem to almost be conspiring against their carrier partners by apparently including unlock codes for the Galaxy S series in files actually on the smartphones themselves. The clever souls over at xda-developers have come up with a tool to extract said-codes from the .BAK files in which they lurk, and have put together a full guide on how to use it.  Since you don't need to root the Galaxy S in order to unlock it, and there's also a relock system, you can even restore the phone to as-delivered condition should you need to send it back to your respective carrier. As ever, doing any modifications of this sort leaves you facing the risk of a bricked handset, but so far reports on the process seem positive.  It works on both the US versions of the Galaxy S - e.g. the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate - as well as the European Galaxy S model. [via TechTicker]