New Dell Streaks Available with Android 2.2 and Cherry Red Option


Dell has launched a couple more options for consumers who like the Dell Streak as it now comes in Cherry Red color option, as well as unlocked with Android 2.2! These are, at the moment, only available through Dell US, as we’re sure they’ll begin making this available in other countries very soon. Dell shows these available through their site for $579.99 for the 16GB models unlocked with Froyo, or $678.99 or the 32GB models unlocked with Froyo. The older versions running Android 1.6 are $30 less, but I’d easily say its worth the upgraded OS for another 30 bones, wouldn’t you?

[via Engadget]

Acer to introduce 7″, 10.1″ tablets, shipping April 2011

Sounds like Acer is getting into the tablet game! The flagship Acer tablet sports a  10.1″ screen with 1280×800 screen resolution and dual-core 1GHz processor, as well as an HDMI output. Also, the tablet will have a 5 megapixel rear camera and an “HD” front-facing camera for video calls. The tablet will also feature a Gyroscope for gaming. As for the price, nothing has been confirmed, but this Acer tablet should be shipping in April 2011.

The unnamed 7″ tablet has the same screen resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm process and Flash 10.1 support. From the looks of it, this tablet will be running Android 2.2, or Froyo. There will also be DLNA support as well as 3G connectivity (what carriers?!). This smaller Acer tablet will also reportedly see an April 2011 release date.

[via engadget]

Wifi only Samsung Galaxy Tab held back

According to a tweet from Mr. Jeff Jarvis, the wifi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab has been put on hold, and he’s got the photo to prove it. To quote Jarvis:

Well the wifi Galaxy Tab’s on hold. See this Best Buy pullback.

Looks like those of us holding off for a carrier free option are stuck for now. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

[via Twitter]

Japan carrier DoCoMo to sell Samsung Galaxy Tab on Nov 26th

The Samsung Galaxy Tab continues its march around the globe, planting its next foot in Japan via wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo.  We already knew they intended to sell the Android tablet at the end of the month and now we have a date – November 26th.  So if you reside in the land of the rising sun, get your snazzy cell phone that doubles as a credit card ready to add a new toy to your back pocket.  Press release after the jump.

Galaxy Tab Sales Cross the 600,000 Unit Mark

So, what happens when:

  1. You’re Samsung
  2. You have a wildly successful Galaxy S line of phones that is received across multiple carriers
  3. You use that same model to launch a tablet just before the iPad-filled holiday season

Apparently, you sell 600,000 units in your first 30 days.

Released in mid-October and trickling out through the various carriers, Samsung’s tablet is now available in over 30 countries, and most of the major carriers in North America are offering a variant.

What makes these numbers most impressive is that AT&T just started selling the device and Sprint’s only been selling them for about a week. Given that the market has been clamoring for a legitimate iPad challenger, it’s not surprising that the Galaxy Tab is being well-received, and with Christmas being just over a month away, you can expect to see sales continue to climb.

I’ll take mine on Sprint, please.

[via koreaherald]

Samsung Galaxy Tab on AT&T, Rogers, Bell hacked for voice calls

Remember last week, when some clever hackers at xda-developers got voice calling functional on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, they’re back with more. It would seem that, with the release of the Tab on AT&T comes the voice call hack for the very same tablet, and xda has the inside scoop on how to get it done for yourself.

Of course, just like last time, this isn’t a one-click trick. But, if you’re ready to don your geek hats and bust out with the nerd voice, hit the break for the official instructions. As always, you can hit the source link for the official thread over at xda, and TalkAndroid cannot be held liable to any damage to your device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available at AT&T


AT&T now has the Samsung Galaxy Tab available for purchase. You can grab it online without a contract for $649.99. You’ll be able to hook up data plans for $14.99 with 250MB , or $25 for 2GB. For that difference, I honestly don’t know why anyone would go for the 250MB data plan when you can get 8 times that for another measly $10. 250MB doesn’t go far now a days. But, at least they give you the option I guess.

Head over to pick one up from AT&T online if you’ve been waiting.

[via AT&T]

ViewSonic 10″ G tablet $399 from Staples on Black Friday

If the Galaxy Tab doesn’t tickle your fancy, Staples has a pretty good Black Friday deal for the ViewSonic 10-inch G tablet. It will set you back $400, but you’ll get a tablet with a Tegra 2 chip, Android 2.2 , 512MB of RAM, a 1024 x 600 res.  capacitive screen, 16GB of storage, USB / HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1,  and a 1.3 megapixel camera.

The device wont be available in every store, but you can also get the same deal by ordering online. We’d like to hear from you! Would you pay $400 for a ViewSonic G tablet? Leave us a comment below and let us know.


Galaxy Tab hacked to run Ubuntu

Well that sure didn’t take long. Someone from among the XDA-Developers faithful has successfully installed Ubuntu on a Galaxy Tab. Granted, he did use the same instructions used to install it on a Galaxy S Epic 4G, and it’s really not that surprising that it worked.

However, for those of you that love to install secondary operating systems on your devices, this may be right up your alley. If you want to try this out, check out this thread for instructions and support, but be careful!

[via XDA-Developers]

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes to Bell, data plans start at $20 / month

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, possibly named thus for it’s ability to show up on every carrier in the universe, has now come to carrier Bell. The device won’t be available in all locations, but the company has released a list of where you can pick one up. The Tab comes with all the standard specs, and will have some pretty standard pricing to boot.

According to Bell, you can pick up a Tab for $649.95 without any type of commitment, but with a “Tablet Flex plan”, you’ll receive a $50 bill credit. Data plans include:

  • 500 MB / Month – $20
  • 5 GB / Month – $35

If you find yourself on the lower data plan but end up using more than the allotted amount of internet goodness, you’ll automatically be bumped up to the second plan, rather than paying for overages directly. There is also a “Tablet TV add-on” for $10 / month, which gives you 10 hours of viewing every month, with overages at $1 / hour.

Be sure to hit the source link below for all the information on the Galaxy Tab from Bell, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[Bell via MobileSyrup]

Rant Update – Rogers Wireless Fail in Launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab

rogers galaxy tab fail

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has arrived at Bell Canada and Rogers Wireless, and I’m having a hard time getting one! Honestly, I just want to get one, and have someone at Rogers tell me when and where I can pick one up. That’s all I ask as a customer. In my quest to find the Galaxy Tab, I went to

rogers fail

The page shows that Rogers has it available in stores as of November 16 for purchase, but when I called 3 different locations in my city, each different person I spoke with barely knew what a Samsung Galaxy tab was, never mind when they were to receive them in stock. This left me wondering how Rogers trains their staff, but that’s a whole other story…

Dell Streak in White Available Exclusively at Best Buy in US

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The Dell Streak has shown itself off dressed in white! This is another device in the trend of competing with the popularity of the white iPhone, Dell is looking to have these flying off the shelves at Best Buy stores across the US. The white Dell Streak is available in the store, but can also be per-ordered online and picked up at the nearest Best Buy for your convenience.

The check your local Best Buy for availability, or to purchase it online, check Best Buy here.

Sprint Sends Update out for Samsung Galaxy Tab again – Success


We gave the news a few days ago that the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab was set to receive an OTA update to address some issue particularly with Microsoft Exchange IT Admin Policy issues, however, users reported the update was failing during installation. As it turns our, Sprint is releasing another OTA update to address the following issues, and this update should work this time;

  • SMS Short Code text messages
  • Microsoft Exchange IT Admin policy compliance
  • Text messages sent using Wi-Fi
  • Qik video chat
  • Sprint Zone as trusted source
  • Start up and shut down screens

Let us know if you experience any installation issues with this update in the comments below.

[via Samsung]

New: TalkAndroid Contest Page

We here at TalkAndroid host a lot of giveaways. We love it, too! Our readers are the best out there, and we like to reward you guys with whatever we can. So, we decided to go ahead and put together a page that keeps you informed on all the contests we have going at any point in time. To check it out for yourself, be sure to hit up for the full list, and let us know what you think in the comments!

AT&T’s Galaxy Tab on sale November 21 for $649.99 without a contract

AT&T has formally announced their version of the much-hyped Galaxy Tab, which they will be offering for $649.99 without a contract. They will also be offering “pay as you go” data plans, featuring a 250MB a month option for $14.99, and 2GB for $25 a month.

It seems a bit puzzling that AT&T is selling their contract-free Galaxy Tab for more than Verizon’s, as many were expecting prices to be fairly similar across the board. However, perhaps the fact that AT&T is not requiring a data plan with purchase justifies the slight increase in price. Continue reading after the break for the full presser.