Grab the VIZIO Tablet for $298 at either Walmart or Amazon

It may not the be the greatest tablet in the world, but if you want a tablet with an infra-Red blaster, you might want to know that both Amazon and Walmart have already cut their price on the VIZIO Tablet to $298. The accompanied remote app covers at least 95% of devices in the US market.

Other features include Android 2.3, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB built-in storage (Micro SD slot for additional), front camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

[via Walmart and Amazon]

Droid X could get Gingerbread update to fix bugs by mid-August

The Droid X Gingerbread update has been one big disaster. It is full of  bugs, and it most likely caused Gingerbread update delays with other phones like the DROID 2, Global, and Pro. One the plus side, the update did bring better performance and a nicer version of Blur (or whatever you want to call Motorola’s UI), but there were too many bugs that made people wish they never updated.

The good news is that Verizon and Motorola are expecting a fix to be ready by mid-August.

We have forwarded your information to Motorola. They were able to duplicate the issue on their end.

As of 7/29/11 we have learned that it will be corrected with MR6 update. At this point, a target release date for this update is mid-August.

As soon as more information becomes available, we will be sure to post it here.

In the interim, if are turning the device off to avoid notification tones during your slumber, you may want to put the device on silent until we get the resolution.

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[via VZW forums]

Sharp shows off Galapagos A01SH 7-inch Honeycomb tablet

Sharp and EAccess unveiled a new 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2 called the Galapagos Ao1SH. It features:

  • 7-inch 1024 X 600 display
  • 42Mbps 3G
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • 8GB memory, expandable via microSDHC

The Galapagos is expected to launch sooner rather than later, but no details were revealed. It is also likely it could come to the US as it recently passed through the FCC.

[via electronista]

Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE is coming to Verizon Wireless, What is it?

It seems that Verizon is getting ready for the launch of the Samsung Stratosphere. We know this because a support page has been created for it on the Verizon website, but the actual page itself is not visible yet. The above screen shot is the page that loads when a URL is in the system, but not loaded. You get a completely different web page when a link is not in the system whatsoever.

The only thing we know at this point is that the Stratosphere will be 4G LTE, but the big question is if this is going to be the Samsung Galaxy S II, which was rumored to be called the Function or possibly the Fascinate II. To me, the Stratosphere is a perfect name, but if it is the Galaxy S II, don’t expect it before the Bionic because Sanjay Jha said last week that the Bionic would be the first dual-core 4G LTE phone on Verizon.

The only other possibility is that it could be the leaked slider that we showed you a few weeks ago. If the Stratosphere is going to launch this month, I would expect it to be this device or it really isn’t a 4G LTE device.

[via droid-life] Confirms White Samsung Galaxy II

Talk of a the white Samsung Galaxy S II has been all the craze this week in the mobile tech arena.  Now, we have full fledged confirmation of its arrival.  The visual went up on and is sporting full frontal, side and backside pics of the device.  I’ve never really been a fan of white devices but they’re beginning to grow on me.  The white SGSII definitely brings a sharp elegance to the table for those wanting to steer clear of the average black slate.  All the standard innards are still there for the S II, just now available in white.  Hit the break for the source link which will take you to Three’s “Coming Soon” page to check it out for yourself and don’t forget to check out the eye candy below as well.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Grab any version of the Nexus S for FREE today only at Best Buy

Best Buy Mobile is running an exclusive sale for one day only, and it is a dandy. You can grab the Nexus S for free, and to top it off, we are talking all three carriers that it is available on – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. It can be either as a new contract or an upgrade. Sure the Nexus Prime is around the corner, but for those that are budget minded and don’t need the latest device, the Nexus S will take care of your needs. It was released 9 months ago, and it is still one of the best Android phones out there simply because it is a Google experience device.

You have until 11:59 CST tonight to make you decision.

Press release after the break

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Sprint employees start training on the Samsung Conquer 4G; Still on tap for August 21

The above Sprint training document includes some selling points for the upcoming Samsung Conquer 4G. It doesn’t show us anything new, but it should mean the launch will be sooner rather than later.

If you are not familiar with the Conquer, it has a 1GHz processor, a 3.5-inch display, Android 2.3, 32GB memory, Swype, and Sprint ID.

The latest news we had for a launch date is August 21st, and this target still looks good. I will be surprised if they push it any further considering they are already training on it.

[via androidcentral]

Verizon MAP list shows DROID Bionic, HTC Vigor, and a new LG LTE device

The latest minimum advertised price (MAP) list from Verizon Wireless leaked which shows some interesting stuff. Lets start with the boring: The DROID Bionic (MOTXT875) is on the list and we already know it will be available this September.

Now lets move on to the HTC ADR6425 which we know as the HTC Vigor. We showed you this beast last week, and it is rumored to have a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon and 720p (1280 x 720) resolution.

The next device we need to look at is the LG-VS920 which might be a Revolution 2 because the original Revolution has a model of LG-VS910. It already passed bluetooth certification and it will have LTE capabilities. It could even be a 3D version of the Revolution, but that is just a guess.

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AT&T’s first LTE smartphone could be the Motorola MB865

Last week we showed you leaked pictures of what looks to be a high end Motorola phone that could be a follow up to the Atrix on AT&T. It looks like this phone is real, and MB865 is the model number. It could be called the Atrix 2 or Atrix HD.

A tipster who has access to AT&T’s computers has evidence of the phone undergoing testing, and it is possible it will be one of the first LTE phones to land on AT&T. According to the informant, all the phone numbers assigned to this handset are for area codes that will be part of AT&T’s initial LTE launch.

This is good news for AT&T customers. We will continue to try to dig up more, but expect this phone to be dual core, and it is very possible that it will have a 720p (1280 x 720) screen.

[via pocketnow]

Fido To Add Samsung Galaxy Q, LG Optimus 2X And Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro To The Lineup

Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless in Canada has announced that they’ll be adding a few hefty smartphones to the lineup, sparing nothing in the spec department.  Among their arsenal of handsets, they’ll now have the privileged and honor of adding devices like the LG Optimus 2X, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy Q.  No word yet on pricing, however, according to Android Central, providers of the pics above and below, we could expect the devices to come in around the $100 mark.  This is due in part as a result of the carrier usually not selling devices above that price tag.  Sounds like a deal to us.  Stay tuned to TA as we dig a little deeper and retrieve the final word as far as release dates and pricing go.  And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break for another screen shot and confirmation.  
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