Samsung Hennessy clamshell phone is now official

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I really liked the “Galaxy Folder” name, but apparently it will be a different phone all together. Today Samsung outed the Hennessy, which is another clamshell phone. This one is destined for China and probably won’t be available anywhere else.

It will sport two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, 1,500mAh battery, Android 4.1, and dual SIM support for CDMA and GSM radios. Still no word on pricing for availability.

source: Engadget

Galaxy Gear smartwatch now confirmed for Samsung Unpacked Episode 2

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Smarthwatches aren’t selling like hotcakes, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from making them. We already saw a number of models last year and Sony recently introduced the Smartwatch 2. We have already heard rumblings about the Galaxy Gear from Samsung, and we were thinking it would launch alongside the Galaxy Note III at Unpacked Episode 2. Looks like we were right as SamMobile has confirmed it will officially be unveiled at the event.

Unfortunately we really don’t know a lot about the device other than the SM-V700 model number. It will obviously be marketed as a companion device for Galaxy phones, but will it be useful to owners of other Android phones? Hopefully we will see a few more leaks before the September 4th event.

source: SamMobile

More details surface regarding the upcoming LG G Pad tablet

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We got word back in May that LG was looking to re-enter the tablet game sometime during the 3rd quarter of this year. If you remember, LG had the Optimus Pad, which didn’t do so well, and eventually caused LG to stop concentrating on tablets. I guess they just couldn’t stay away as they are readying their next tablet, dubbed the G Pad.

This one will have an 8.3-inch (1920 x 1200) display, a quad-core CPU, and 2GB of RAM. The CPU was unspecified, but I suspect it will be a Snapdragon. There are also plans for it to have both WiFi and cellular options.

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Samsung anti-Apple ads marked a tipping point for the company

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We all know that Apple isn’t too fond of Samsung, and Samsung doesn’t like Apple either. Apparently, the first Samsung ad that made fun of Apple took the company to a whole new level. Samsung Australia’s chief marketing officer Arno Lenior revealed in an interview with AdNews that the first 2011 Samsung ad that ridiculed Apple fans for unquestionably loving everything about the iPhone actually marked a global tipping point for the brand.

Lenior says that the trouble in that is that Samsung’s success will provoke the same ridiculing ads against themselves, something they’ve already seen from Apple. Still, Lenior says that Samsung still considers themselves underdogs, and enjoys being thought of as a “challenger brand.”

Source: AdNews
via: BGR

Focus shifts back to LG as possible Nexus 5 manufacturer

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A few days ago we reported on rumors that Motorola may be the next manufacturer of a Nexus smartphone. Chinese site MyDrivers.com has shifted the focus back to LG as the company tagged to produce the Nexus 5 with a report today indicating the device may be based on the LG G2. There are expected to be some differences though as word is Google will want to keep the price point close to, if not the same as, the Nexus 4, selling for $299 off contract. Read more

Sprint to release purple Samsung Galaxy S 4

Samsung_Galaxy_S_4_Sprint_PurpleSome hugely important news coming from Sprint today— they will be offering a purple variant of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 come August 16. Obviously the phone will still have the same specs as it does on any other carrier, in every other color— 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 on-board. Any of you planning on grabbing the “Purple Mirage” version of the Galaxy S 4? Check out the official presser from Sprint after the break.

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Release date for non pre-ordered Droid ULTRA/MAXX pushed back to August 27

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Verizon’s been having some pretty bad issues with release dates lately, and it looks like we can add 2/3 of the upcoming Droid family to that list. If you didn’t pre-order your Droid ULTRA or MAXX before today, you’ll have to wait 7 days beyond the normal release date of August 20 to get your hands on it. The Droid MINI is still expected to come with a August 29th release date, as originally reported by Verizon.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Verizon finally launches HTC One sign up page

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Would you look at that! Verizon has finally revealed the sign-up page for the HTC One, just in time for a bunch of other great flagship devices to be released in just a few weeks. Unsurprisingly, we still don’t have a formal release date from Big Red— an early leak had said that the phone would come out on August 1. That date has come and gone… The release date was then seemingly pushed to August 15, and now we’re looking at either a launch on August 23 or 29 according to some sources.

Source: Verizon Wireless 

 

Sleeve for Nexus 7 released on Google Play for $29, available in both US and Canada

 

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Just as Google announced that the Nexus 7 would be available to customers in Canada as well as the United States, they simultaneously released a sleeve for the device, which will of course be available in both countries. It’s got a pretty basic design, with a black outside and a gray-cloth interior. A pouch is located on the outside which can hold cables and accessories for the device.

This new case will also fit the older model of the Nexus 7 as well, and is on sale for $29.99— according to the site, it will ship in 1-2 days. The cheapest shipping price is $17.98 which is certainly a bit too pricey for my taste.

Any of you guys planning on getting one?

Source: Google Play

Press images of the clamshell Samsung Galaxy Hennessy SCH-W789 leak

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I know you have been secretly desiring a clamshell phone with Android haven’t you? We have already seen a few leaks of an upcoming Samsung clamshell phone with a model number of SCH-W789. It has been referred to as the Hennessy and the Golden. Now we have a couple of clean press shots to show you. It actually looks like a cool phone, but I am not sure I would want it to be my only device for two solid years. It’s going to have two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, and Android 4.1

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first clamshell Android phone Samsung has offered. They had the SCH-W999 about a year and half ago. That one never made it to the U.S. and I suspect the same result for the SCH-W789. One more pic after the break.

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