Samsung Galaxy S 4G

DROID Charge Hands-On and Unboxing

How would you like to take a closer look at the newest fabulous addition to the 4G LTE family at Verizon? We just happen to have Samsung's DROID Charge sitting here in a box and we'd love to let you have a look! It's a fat phone with hard plastic chassis, four physical buttons up front, a diamond-shaped housing for a camera in the back, and ultra-fast speeds inside*. The display is a gigantic 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, and you can take that all the way to the bank - brightness and viewing angles galore! So sharp you're going to cut your eyes open on it!

Samsung Droid Charge eyes Droid lineup

Samsung looks to add to Verizon's line of Droid handsets with the Droid Charge that sports a clever new red eye icon. As the exclusive licensee of the Droid name from Lucasfilm, Verizon has been adding to the Droid brand with phones from Motorola and HTC. The Droid Charge, originally code named the Samsung Stealth V, has identical specs to the Galaxy S but brings a larger, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and 4G LTE speed to the mix. The Charge has a single core 1Ghz processor and the same 8mp camera used in the Samsung Fuse 4g, and capable of shooting full 1080p HD video. The Droid Line originally launched under Verizon with the Motorola Droid. Motorola has since expanded it's robot reach with the Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2, and Motorola Droid Pro. HTC wasn't about to be left out and camera along in between with the HTC Droid Eris and Droid Incredible. Now, the Droid family grows against with Samsung's Droid Charge. But what's really interesting is how Samsung is pushing their own, more ornate version of the iconic Droid Red Eye that Motorola launched. HTC wasn't privy to adding the red eye to their marketing, but Samsung has managed to use it with flair. Did Samsung just change it enough to get away with it or are they being allowed to under the terms of their deal with Verizon? Kinda much ado about nothing since it's the phone that really matters, but it's just one of those things that make you go "hmmmmmm." [via PocketNow]

T-Mobile assures customers, answers questions about the merger

T-Mobile has come out with assurances that customers of both AT&T and T-Mobile will see improved performance and more widespread 4G LTE deployment with the merger of both companies. C.O.O. Jim Alling explains that merging both companies allows for deployment of a "robust" 4G LTE network to 95% of the US population. Without the merger, neither company could accomplish this goal within the same time-frame. Alling also promises improved voice and data performance almost immediately after the networks are integrated.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review

Behold a rather familiar customer upgraded to meet the needs of the ravenous hoards of Galaxy S users across the country. This is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and if you're still reading this paragraph, you've quite obviously never picked this phone up with your own hands. It's a nearly perfect replica of the Samsung Vibrant that you may well be rather familiar with save for a couple of differences: a front-facing camera and a super odd super awesome back cover with a dash of pazaazz, making it look like a lighting mistake whenever I take photo - every time!

Samsung Vibrant passes FCC

Samsung has gotten the green light from the FCC for the Samsung Vibrant to operate in AT&Ts 3G spectrum. The repackaged Galaxy S 4G, may be a phone that will be used to transition T-Mobile customers over to Ma Bell as it's model designation points to a Get More network pedigree (Model SGH-T959P). The speculation is that this phone is part of a fast track strategy to move towards the AT&T-Mobile merger, and which starts with T-Mobile customers being allowed to roam AT&T's network with phones that support AT&Ts spectrum. And while FCC approval is widely believed to be a long way off, the roaming agreement will happen regardless.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G unlocked at XDA

With the results of JD Power's customer satisfaction survey being most unkind for T-Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S 4G fans may want to try and bring their phone elsewhere. Thanks to XDA developer SanFranX415, users can. All they need is root access, a hex editor, and plenty of patience to find the unlock code buried deep in the Android OS. There's a thread here that will walk users through the process, but it's always important to remember that having to root a phone may cause your warranty to be voided.

Galaxy S 4G Launch Also Brings Direct Billing for Samsung Media Hub

Oh you pink devil, you, T-Mobile, and your direct billing. Everyone knows that instant purchases are the building block of a great united states of credit cards, and because of that, hooray for the future! Holding hands with the availability launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Mobile will be announcing access to direct billing for Samsung's Media Hub TV and Movie content service, charging the money directly to your T-Mobile account. You'll be able to download your favorite movies and TV shows on your brand spanking new Galaxy S 4G and have the option to flip the bill directly onto your T-Mobile service bill.
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