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.
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 Three.co.uk 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We talked about it, you’ve seen shots of it. Now you can have it. Actually you can have it if you’re in the UK and it’s already September 1st. TalkAndroid has mentioned previously the white GS2 would show up at Clove UK.
Seems we have more information coming in. Samsung has announce that the White Galaxy S II will hit stores September 1st. Hit the link below for the deets.
The release date for the UK version of the HTC EVO 3D has caused some ripples in the water. No real explanation has been given as to why the 3D device from HTC has been pushed back to September. But what we do know is that, Vodafone has decided to drop the EVO 3D from their line-up of Android devices. Vodafone, without hesitation had no problem giving us their reason for dumping the device.
We can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly.
Well it seems there is nothing to be done. So forget all about the possibility of getting your hands on it this month. HTC has confirmed that the device will be available with the following statement:
We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011.
I’m sure HTC has definitely disappointed a number of excited users. Hopefully they get things on track, and get this device to their UK customers in September as quoted above.
This has to be declared Samsung Galaxy S II week. First, pictures surfaced for an AT&T version with a QWERTY slider, then a 2nd slate version appeared. Then out of nowhere, pictures surfaced for the Verizon Wireless version. All of these are expected in August so they have to be hitting the FCC right? We already have news of the Sprint version (might be called the Within) passing, and now here comes one of the possible AT&T versions.
This one bares the model SGH-I777. It does not appear that it has a keyboard and we know that one of these versions could be called the Attain. It has 4G HSPA and NFC. This week might be Galaxy S II week, but it is looking like August might be declared Galaxy S II month, and Samsung will be on their way to selling 10 million units.