As of today the Samsung Replenish is available in Onyx Black and Arctic Blue. Now for all you who like a more flashy look to your Android device, on July 24th you’ll be able to pick up the eco-friendly phone in a brightly colored, Raspberry Pink.
This Samsung model, branded by Sprint was initially created to promote commitment to environmental awareness, in part by being made out of 80 percent recycled material. This touch QWERTY device, offers the first (sold separately) solar charging battery cover. You can pick this up at the different retailers and Sprint for $50 w/new 2yr contract.
Note: I attempted to upgrade one of my 5 lines to the original Onyx Black Replenish, since of course this Raspberry version is not yet out. I am able to upgrade one of my additional lines if I choose to for the price of zero dollars. So If you’re due for an upgrade, and are savvy about the environment, this might be for you.
This is phone has been dubbed the Facebook phone. Obviously, of course because of its Facebook integration. Just look at the cute little Facebook button. Certainly a logo known world wide. Three days ago we told our readers that AT&T now is selling the HTC Status for $50. Thats a heck of a deal for a recently released Gingerbread device. And I dare to say that if you’re a Facebook addict, that you’re probably drooling over this price.
The YouTube channel shareatt, has done just that, shared a 15 sec video of specifically how the Facebook button works. See the video below and enjoy!
A class action lawsuit was started against LG claiming that the company failed to remedy various problems and defects with the G2x in an appropriate time frame. Terry Horvarth is the head plaintiff and is seeking to represent a class of those that have purchased the stock Android device.
Now all of a sudden, the Gingerbread update is available through LG’s proprietary Mobile Software Updater, but there has been no official announcement. We have no idea what bugs, if any, will be fixed, nor do we know if this is indeed the final build. It is possible that LG released it to satisfy the unsatisfied or maybe it is a mistake, which would result in it getting pulled shortly.
We at TalkAndroid have received a bit more information on these two devices coming from Sony. The S1 which will be a 9.4” slate tablet, and the S2 which will sport dual 5.5” screens. Sony loves that clamshell dual screen design, don’t they. It’s definitely a unique form factor, which is also seen in their Xperia Play.
The S1 and S2, from what our source has has mentioned, may be on the market sometime the first half of September. Also mentioned was that they will be packed with Honeycomb and it is rumored that they will be available for pre-order in August.
The chairman of the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee, Senator Herb Kohl, is recommending that federal regulators deny the AT&T planned purchase of T-Mobile.
”I have concluded that this acquisition, if permitted to proceed, would likely cause substantial harm to competition and consumers, would be contrary to antitrust law and not in the public interest, and therefore should be blocked by your agencies,” Kohl said on Wednesday.
Many members of Congress wrote a letter to the Justice Department and the FCC expressing concern as well. “We believe that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile would be a troubling backward step in federal public policy–a retrenchment from nearly two decades of promoting competition and open markets to acceptance of a duopoly in the wireless marketplace. “Such industry consolidation could reduce competition and increase consumer costs at a time our country can least afford it.”
We have been hearing about the myTouch 4G Slide for so long that it is hard to believe you can pre-order it now. T-Mobile has it priced at $199, but you can get it at Wirefly, in your choice of black or khaki, for $149. If pre-ordering is not your thing, and you would rather put your hands on it first, you will have that chance on July 27th when it reaches T-Mobile stores.
HTC is promising that the myTouch 4G Slide will have the most advanced camera of any smartphone, plus you get HTC Sense 3.0 and Android Gingerbread. This one looks like a real winner!!
[via wirefly black or khaki]
Virgin Mobile with all its awesome no contract plans has now announced the availability of the Motorola Triumph for a mere $300. This device, we can assume is now Virgin Mobile’s new flagship unit. Sporting the following specs on a no contract unlimited plan, this Android device (although still 2.2) should not be overlooked:
- 4.1-inch WVGA screen
- 0.4 inches thick
- 1GHz Qualcomm processor and up to 32GB of expandable memory
- HDMI out hook-up for flat screen multimedia viewing
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera for video chat
Lookout is quickly becoming the leader in mobile security. Recently, they teamed up with Sprint, and now they are teaming up with Verizon Wireless. Lookout introduced its Mobile Threat Network and Verizon’s V CAST Apps is the first app store to adopt it.
Mobile Threat Network is a platform that automates the mobile threat detection and analysis process, and delivers over-the-air protection to mobile users around the world. Lookout developed the Mobile Security API which extends protection available in the network to any app store or download site.
“We want Verizon V CAST Apps users to continue to feel confident doing anything with their smartphone,” said Todd Murphy, director, Business Development at Verizon Wireless, “Working with Lookout gives not only us, but developers who distribute their apps through V CAST Apps the knowledge that apps in this store are safe from malware and other issues.”
Full press release after the break:
This is where the drum roll would happen.
In an announcement that many have been waiting for with bated breath, Samsung has said that they expect the Galaxy S II to be landing in the US in August. The news comes from a briefing given by none other than the company’s mobile buisness president, Shin Jong-kyun, making the statement as official as official can get. Given the success of the original Galaxy S in the States and the ongoing sales of the Galaxy S II around the world, you can expect some impressive numbers when it launches. Those that are rooting for any particular carrier however, may need to dig deep for some patience, as the Korean manufacturer has not announced which carriers will be launching the device first. That said, if the original Galaxy S launch is anything to go by, we’ll see the big four carriers launch their respective models around the same time, hopefully giving potential buyers plenty of choice, which is good, given the new iPhone’s launch shortly thereafter.
Just as a recap, the Galaxy S II does have some impressive specs, including:
- 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen
- Rear-facing 8MP camera with flash, front-facing 2MP camera
- Dual-core 1.2 GHz Exynos processor
- 1 Gig of RAM
- 16 Gigs of internal memory
- Up to 32 Gig microSD compatibility
These specs do, of course, refer to the original Galaxy S II, which the US carriers may modify a bit, but it’s doubtful they’ll make any drastic changes. Regardless, while HTC currently holds the title for the most powerful American Android smartphone with the EVO 3D, it’s about to get some stiff competition.