T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note will be available August 8th for $249

After T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy Note was on its way in the coming weeks we officially have some details about the device. The magenta network will be launching the Galaxy Note on August 8th for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate along with a two-year contract. If you end up going with one of T-Mobile’s Value Plans it’s going to cost you $199.99 up-front and $20 installments thereafter until the Note is completely paid off. I personally think the $299.99 up-front is the better option.

As far as specs go, it’s the same as the Galaxy Note that we have all seen before. It comes with a 5.3″ 800 x 1280 screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 gigs of storage and the 42mbps HSPA+ radio for T-Mobile’s “4G” network. You can check out our review of the AT&T version here.

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Yahoo! Sports Beyond Gold 2012 App Helps you Keep Up to Date with the Olympic Games

If you’re looking to follow the Olympic games that are currently underway in London without your face glued to the television, Yahoo! has got your back. The app they have created will allow users to closely follow Olympic games without having to watch a minute of television. It will allow you to keep up with the news, photos and access to which countries have earned what medals and for which events. The only downside to this application is that there are no video streams whatsoever.

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2011 Sony Xpera Devices Not Getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


The UK Product Manager for Sony Mobile, John Cooper, has recently been taking questions from their customers on Facebook. This has revealed that both the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro will not be receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Owners of these devices are saddened by this news, but Cooper also states that “they are always developing new phones and making sure that they get the latest updates.”

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Pantech Star Q Coming to Verizon 4G LTE Soon

The successor to last years Pantech Breakout, the Pantech Star Q, will be coming to Verizon’s 4G LTE network soon for a low price of $99 on contract.

The device will have Android 4.0.4, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4″ WVGA (800 x 480) display, a 3MP rear camera, a front-facing camera, a 5-row QWERTY keyboard and Bluetooth 4.0. It’s cool too see that the device will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Snapdragon S4 processor, but the display and camera resolution is pretty disappointing. Obviously this isn’t a high end device like the Galaxy S III, but I at least expected a decent camera since 8MP has been the standard for most devices lately.

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HTC One X Possibly Dropping to $99 on AT&T with Contract

An AT&T staff leak on XDA says that the carrier will be cutting the contract price of the HTC One X to $99 on July 29th. That’s half the price of it’s original listing. This might be due to the Galaxy S III‘s extraordinary sales, so HTC may just be trying to get it’s One X back into the spotlight. Nothing has officially been confirmed unless AT&T does pull the trigger on the price drop on July 29th.

Is anyone actually interested in the One X with the Galaxy S III already out and the Galaxy Note 2 possibly on it’s way? Let us know in the comments below!

source: XDA
via: Engadget

Google Talk Issues Affecting Everyone, A Fix is on the Way

You may have been experiencing issues with Google Talk this morning and that’s because Google had a “service outage.” Google explained this morning that they knew about the issue and were working as hard as they could to provide a fix:

“We’re aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users. The affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 7:50 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.”

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Removal of the Universal Search Function for the International Samsung Galaxy S III was Accidental, will be Reinstated in the Coming Days

Recently Samsung rolled out an update for international versions of the Galaxy S III. This update quietly removed the local search function, but as of today Samsung confirmed that it accidentally removed that function. I don’t understand how you could accidentally remove such a large feature. This makes me curious if this accident had anything to deal with the recent injunctions between Apple and Samsung. On the other side of things, it almost does sound like a mistake as a spokeswoman from Samsung told Tech Radar:

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Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Unveiled, Comes Stocked with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Huawei officially announced the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite which will be stocked with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Whether we can expect an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update or not in the future, we don’t know. When it comes to tablets, Huawei isn’t a company that really comes to mind. The tablet does look interesting and with the features that’s been released so far, I’m a little bit curious.

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Google Says Almost Half of the Motorola Purchase Price was in Patents

Google Inc. said that less than half of the $12.4 billion it paid to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. was all devoted to patents and technology. Out of the $12.4 billion, $5.5 billion was devoted to patents and “developed technology,” according to what Google wrote in a document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. $2.6 billion was also devoted to goodwill, which Google said was a financial benefit they expect to receive from the acquisition.

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