T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II initial hands on and unboxing [Video]

The final U.S. carrier to debut the Samsung Galaxy S II is T-Mobile which will take place on October 12, but thankfully, a review unit landed on my doorstep, so we can give you a quick preview. The big difference with the T-Mobile version is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor for T-Mobile AWS compatibility, as opposed to the Exynos 1.2GHz CPU. There is a lot of concern that performance will suffer, but my initial thought is worrying is a waste of time because it appears to be very snappy.

Full specs:

  • 4.52-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED plus display
  • 1.5GHz dual-code Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera with 1080p recording, 2MP front facing
  • 16GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 1850mAH battery
  • 0.37x 5.11 x 2.71 inches; 4.77 ounces
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps support
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wifi, with Wifi Direct
  • NFC
  • Touchwiz 4
  • Android 2.3.5

I will post a full review after I spend more time with it, but for now, take a look at the initial hands on video after the break.

Unboxing: Sprint Samsung Conquer 4G [video]

The Sprint Samsung Conquer 4G: a great little mid-range Android device, running on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. While this little ditty hasn’t been released yet, that doesn’t mean that we here at TalkAndroid can’t get our hands on it. This little guy sports an HVGA resolution screen, Android 2.3, a 1GHz CPU, and 3.2 MP camera on the back (plus a front-facing camera as well), and is sure to get the job done. Be sure to hit the break below to check out our unboxing of the device, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Unboxing: Verizon Samsung Droid Charge [video]

The Droid Charge is, by far, one of the most popular devices in Samsung’s lineup. Running on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network and complete with Android 2.2, a 4.3″ display, 1GHz CPU, and 8MP camera, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be. If you’ve been dying to take a look at this device without having to go all the way down the street (who wants to do that?) to your local Verizon store, then hit the break to check out our unboxing of this little nugget of gold. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Unboxing: T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G [video]

People have been talking for awhile about the new Samsung Exhibit 4G on T-Mobile. It’s a pretty popular phone, with its 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and Android 2.3 installed. That’s not to mention the front-facing camera and HSPA+ capabilities to pull max bandwidth from the carrier. Well, we got our hands on one, and today we’re unboxing this little beauty for all to see. Be sure to check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts on this device in the comments.

Unboxing – Verizon Motorola Droid X2

The Motorola Droid X2 from Verizon has been crazy popular since it came out a couple of months ago. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on it yet, that’s okay… because we did that part for you. Today, we’ll be going through a quick unboxing and look at the X2, and later we’ll be giving you a full review, complete with a rundown of some benchmark tests and carrier comparisons.

Be sure to check out the video below, and let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.

Unboxing the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G [video]

Dying for a look at the new Samsung Infuse 4G on AT&T? Well, fear not, my friends, as we have an exclusive, pre-launch look at AT&T’s latest and greatest Android phone. We’ll be going through a quick unboxing below after the break, and be on the lookout for a full review on this puppy in the next day or so! The Infuse 4G sports:

  • 4.5-inch super AMOLED screen
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • RM Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front camera

So, what are you waiting for? Hit the break and check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments!

LG Optimus 2X hands-on video

Lately, it seems dual-core devices are all the hype in the Android world. LGGermany has brought us a hands-on video of the upcoming dual-core LG Optimus 2X, which showcases just how fast this device is.

Check out this video to see how fast the device scrolls through apps and contacts. The custom UI is also shown in this video, which draws similarities with the UI on Samsung Galaxy S devices. The LG Optimus 2X will be released in Germany in March or April.

[via youtube]

Motorola CLIQ 2 officially announced for T-Mobile Jan 19 2011


Motorola has officially announced the CLIQ 2 at CES, and it will officially launch on January 19th 2011 with T-Mobile. Price will be $99.00 after rebate. This device seems to be aimed at business use as it includes several options to make it enterprise friendly unlike the former original CLIQ. Also, this device is considered to be a “middle market” type device, as you can see below in the specs, it gets fairly blown away by other smartphones announcements at CES like the Motorola Droid Bionic.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 will have the following features;

  • Motoblur social connectivity
  • Android 2.2
  • an “ultra-fast” 1GHz processor
  • a 3.7″ display
  • 5 MP camera with LED flash
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • DLNA-enabled, allowing users to stream and share content on other DLNA-enabled devices.
  • Business-oriented features like LinkedIn integration, Quickoffice, Froyo’s enterprise security features such as remote locate and SD card wipe.
  • Device and SD card encryption are expected to be available in early 2011.

Droid 2 Global Orders Already Delivering To Customers


A couple days ago we reported that you could find the Droid 2 Global available for pre-order on Verizon’s website, and it looks like those who ordered one are already starting to receive them! Talk about fast shipping! For any who haven’t seen, Motorola has released a video announcing the Droid 2 Global here.

The Droid 2 Global has several features which put it above many other smartphones on the market such as;

  • 1.2GHz CPU
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • mobile hot spot capabilities
  • up to 40GB of storage
  • SIM card included and pre-installed
  • International chargers also included
  • 8GB SD card included
  • VPN app pre-installed
  • SIM Manager pre-installed
  • Keyboard flatter than original D2

You can check out a gallery of photos showing the Droid 2 Global being un-boxed at the link below.

[via Droid-Life]

Hands-On Look at the New Samsung Continuum from Verizon

samsung continuum

As most people have heard today, Samsung has announced the Samsung Continuum Android smartphone to be launched through Verizon Wireless. The announcement came at the Samsung Event in NYC earlier this evening, and attendees were given an opportunity to get their hands on the device, and get us some details.

The Continuum is the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy S family of devices, sporting a sleek gloss black casing, with a 3.4 inch Super AMOLED screen, 1 GHz processor, and Android 2.1. I know, I know…why didn’t they launch with Froyo? They did state the Continuum will be updated soon.

$99 Android Tablet at Walgreens Online!

Maylong M-150 Android Tablet

Add Walgreens to the latest to offer tablets at a ridiculously cheap price. In fact, based on user feedback, you’d be better off grabbing one of these for an eBook reader, cause the price at Walgreens online is only $99 US!

The tablet is the Maylong M-150 running Android 1.6. Users have reported that shipping is about 2-5 business days, and for the price, it’s worth every penny. I mean, what can you really expect for a 7 inch tablet?

See the T-Mobile Comet Fly on November 3rd!

T-Mobile Comet

T-Mobile Comet (Huawei Ideos) is making its debut on November 3rd at T-Mobile sporting Android 2.2, and it looks pretty sweet for a small form factor! It just may even fit in those slimtight Emo jeans you can’t let go of!

The Comet comes complete with a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3 megapixel camera and swype keyboard functionality.

Unboxing & first impressions of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on AT&T

With so much buzz about the Galaxy S and with a new Droid phone coming out every other week, it’s easy to forget that there are other Android phones out there.

One of those phones hasn’t gotten much buzz around the web is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The X10 has a pretty stout spec list:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 4in TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 480 x 854 screen resolution
  • 8.1 MP Camera with LED flash
  • 1GB built in memory

Not to shabby eh? Hardware-wise, this phone is neck and neck with the latest and greatest Android phones that are currently available. But with all good, there must be some bad and in this case, that bad is the fact that this sexy-hardware phone is packing old-school Android 1.6. I know, I can hear your sighs and mutterings of “WTF” from here, I’m muttering that too. Sony Ericsson knows this and have said that the X10 will be getting some 2.1 goodness (I know, not 2.2, again “WTF”) in Q3 (or Q4 depending on your market) of this year.

Sprint Epic 4G unboxing & first impressions

Here it is folks, the one you’ve all (Sprint customers) have been waiting for, the Samsung Epic 4G. This is number three out of four of the Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, the other two being the AT&T Captivate and the T-Mobile Vibrant. The fourth US-Galaxy S phone will be the Verizon Fascinate, but not much has been said about the device.

Unlike the Captivate and Vibrant, which are truly the same phone with different shells, the Epic 4G does sport a few features that the others don’t: