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White Samsung Galaxy S Arrives in Germany

It's been just over a month since the white Galaxy S from Samsung landed in the United Kingdom, and now it looks like those in Germany who wished hard enough to get their own version can sigh a sigh of relief. Samsung has just revealed that the device has just been launched in that region. It's available from Samsung directly, or you can purchase the device from Amazon Germany, unlocked, and for a cheaper price tag.

Samsung W899 is twin Super AMOLED touchscreen clamshell

Samsung has outed a new dual Super AMOLED clamshell smartphone, the Samsung W899, running Android 2.2 on a 1GHz processor. Initially destined for China, the W899 packs CDMA/EVDO and GSM/UMTS connectivity, WiFi and mobile hotspot functionality, but its most interesting feature is the fact that it has a 3.3-inch touchscreen on both the outside and inside of the flip. That means users will be able to choose between on-screen controls or the physical numeric keypad on the inside. There's also a 5-megapixel camera, GPS and a microSD card slot. It measures 17.55mm thick, and will be available on China Telecom; no word on when - or if - the Samsung W899 might make it to North America or Europe. [via OLED-Display]

Samsung Galaxy S for Vodafone Officially Gets Android 2.2 Update

If you picked up a Samsung Galaxy S, despite the fact that the device didn't launch with Android 2.2 under the hood, it looks like all of your waiting is officially over. Samsung is managing to keep right on track with their "end of November" time frame, where they said that all Galaxy S owners (at least internationally) would have their update to Android 2.2 available to them. Vodafone customers are now part of the FroYo community.

Gingerbread Laden Phone with Huge Display to be Samsung “Flagship” for Early 2011 [UPDATES: Pic 2, Name?]

So our pals over at Engadget have been given a "1st Half Flagship" deck image here with some rather interesting news on it. It appears to be a giant phone with "ultra sleek design", running Android (2.3) Gingerbread, and toting either a 4.3" or 4.5" WVGA sAMOLED2 screen. The guesses appear to be that the little s before AMOLED2 might mean SUPER, and it's unclear as to why two different screen sizes are listed on the same page. The phone boasts 1080p playback and recording, it's a "Universal e-book Reader," and it's got a massively awesome 8 Megapixel photo camera with LED flash.

Samsung Continuum Hands-On

So, Samsung's event this evening wasn't everything that some people out there may have wanted, but at least we definitely know the Continuum is coming, and now we've got some hands-on time with the device. There's nothing here that we haven't heard before: it's still featuring the 1GHz processor under the hood, and you'll still get that interesting Ticker 1.8-inch display underneath the main one, where all your notifications will be proudly displayed.

Samsung Continuum for Verizon gets in-wild play

Leaked details of a new Samsung Galaxy S family phone, the Verizon Continuum, have emerged, and it's a curious development from the carrier's existing Samsung Fascinate.  The Continuum SCH-i400 has twin touchscreens on its front - one regular panel that Android Central believe to be Super AMOLED, and a smaller, narrow OLED touchscreen at the bottom known as the "Ticker". That Ticker can be used for news, weather, RSS or other alerts, phone notifications, time/date and as shortcut controls; it'll also work as a media playback control bar, and show new Facebook updates.  Swiping from side to side shows different control panes. Meanwhile there's a 5-megapixel camera, externally-accessed microSD card slot, dedicated camera key and TouchWiz; Verizon have also switched out Google for Bing, which is likely to disappoint a few people.  No word on how much this will cost, nor when it will arrive, but it's certainly a curious device.

Samsung Fascinate on sale Sept 8 for $199.99

Verizon's Samsung Fascinate, one of the Samsung Galaxy S family, has been given an official price tag and release date.  In fact, the Super AMOLED smartphone has two dates: it'll go up for sale online on Wednesday September 8th, and then in Verizon stores on Thursday September 9th. Either way it will be priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate.  The smartphone has EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, a 5-megapixel camera and 3G hotspot functionality. [via SlashGear] Press Release: Samsung Fascinate™, a Galaxy S™ Smartphone, Available Tomorrow on the Verizon Wireless Network IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Fascinate™, a Galaxy S™ smartphone exclusively from Verizon, will be available online on Sept. 8 and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Sept. 9 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Powered by Android 2.1™, the Fascinate refines customers' social networking experiences with its Super AMOLED™ Screen Technology, advanced touch screen capabilities, Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, and virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology. Additionally, the Fascinate comes pre-loaded with Amazon's Kindle for Android app, and it boasts an array of accessories, including: Charging Cradle – Doubles as a phone charger and includes a micro USB wall adapter so customers can view movies, display digital photos, and listen to music. It can also be used as a desktop speakerphone to make hands-free calls, and it comes preloaded with the Samsung "Desk Home" application, which allows customers to switch brightness levels from day to night and provides one-touch access to Samsung Widgets and Bing Voice Search. The charging cradle is available for $29.99. Car Dock – Attachable to the windshield or dashboard, the car dock displays turn-by-turn GPS navigation instructions, rotates freely between landscape and portrait modes, and features a preloaded Samsung "Car Home" application, giving customers access to everything the "Desk Home" app can do while on the go. The car dock is available for $39.99. Backup Battery Charging System – Includes a 1500 mAH battery, battery charger and Y-cable for charging a phone and spare battery simultaneously. It is available for $39.99. Pricing and Plan Information Verizon Wireless customers who purchase the Samsung Fascinate will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Samsung Fascinate customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access). For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Samsung Fascinate for Verizon Shown Off in Standard Samsung Promo Video

First, there was the promotional video for the Samsung Galaxy S -- the device that started it all, basically. It showcased all of the great features of the device, like its four-inch Super AMOLED display, and how easy it is to use the Swype keyboard. It did a good job of making people want the phone. Soon after, with the launches of the Galaxy S variants scheduled for release here in the States, promo videos started showing up of each specific device. Now it looks like the Fascinate is next in line.

Samsung Fascinate Training Documents Hit the Internet

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. After informing you that the Samsung Galaxy S variant for Verizon has been hitting warehouses around the country, and now a suspected release date gets tipped for September 9th, we now have the training documents from Verizon making their way onto the Internet. Basically, ladies and gentlemen, we can start counting down the days until this Super AMOLED-toting handset makes its debut on the largest wireless carrier here in the States.

Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile GPS Fix Coming in September

The Samsung Galaxy S variant for T-Mobile, the Vibrant, is known to have some issues with its GPS. In fact, it's not the only US-based Galaxy S with the problem. Luckily though, Samsung has admitted to the situation, and have been diligent about getting a fix out the door to alleviate the problem. They've even gone as far as to issue a statement about it, and have promised a software fix by the early weeks of September.
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