T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Available Nov 16th

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For all of you wanting to get your hands on a honeycomb device but not wanting an 8.9-inch or 10.1-inch device, you’re in luck.  Well, if you’re on T-Mobile you are anyway.  T-Mobile has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with a release date of Nov 16th and a price tag of $249.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2yr contract.  The device sports Android 3.2 Honeycomb with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 3 meg camera (come on!), 2 meg front facing cam and of course Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.  As the name implies, the device will sport a 7-inch capacitive touch display with a 1024 x 600 res which should render beautifully on a small device like this.  And though the original device was WiFi only, this baby comes with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ technology (broadband data plan required).  For more information check out T-Mo’s page where you can sign up for updates on the device and don’t forget to check out the full press release after the break.   » Read the rest

U.S. Cellular Offers Samsung Repp and Trade-In Offer

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U.S. Cellular is offering the Samsung Repp as one of their newest offerings to the masses. The Repp sports a 3.2″ HVGA LCD touchscreen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3 MP Camera/Camcorder, and is Wi-Fi capable.

Now even though this isn’t a powerhouse phone. It will get most ordinary tasks done and play some decent games as well. The big picture here is, they are offering to buy your old phone for up to $150.  So if you’re in need of a new phone that just fits your basic needs and need to save a little cash, check out U.S Cellular, they may be able to help.

Check out the source to see all the details for the Repp as well as the trade-In offer. Does this look like an enticing offer to you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

[Via U.S. Cellular, Trade in]

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD Poses for Some Close-Ups

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Just a couple days ago we brought you some info on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc HD. I am only adding Ericsson because the device has it printed on the front, who knows what will happen by launch time. Anyway, we got some better images for you and these ones show a little better close-up of the HD display.

The Xperia Arc HD is said to wear a 4.3-inch HD screen boasting a 720p resolution. I know it’s hard to tell how good the screen is based on these images but I imagine Sony would try to pull out all the stops for an upcoming flagship HD device, and with pixel density like that  you can safely assume this thing looks damn good. Add that with the 1.5GHz dual-core processor and you have some serious competition for this month’s handset releases.

Although the photo shows the device running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, it is still believed to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich. Given the phone is still months away from release this isn’t all that unbelievable. If it doesn’t, I’m sure it will see an update shortly after release.

So, whats your thoughts on this new HD device so far?

[via Unwired View]

[Leak] US Cellular to Launch New 4G Network With Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab?

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If there is any truth to the latest rumor that was fed to Phandroid, US Cellular appears to be gaining clout with device manufacturers. A tipster, said to be an employee at US Cellular, has provided an internal document showing a couple of impressive upcoming devices made by Samsung. If you have already studied the picture above I am sure you can guess what they are. Yep.. you’re right! You’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Not too shabby for a small time carrier if you ask me.

Another thing the document mentions is US Cellular’s 4G network, which is all ready to go,  just has no devices yet to support it. My guess is that the devices shown in the document are going to be the first to bat once US Cellular throws the 4G pitch. By the looks of things, US Cellular may be planning to play with the big dogs in 2012. Welcome to the majors? We shall see my friends.

[via Phandroid]

PayPal Updates Android App, Brings NFC Capabilities

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A new update for the PayPal app hit the Android Market earlier today and with it brings some pretty cool improvements. The whole in-app experience received a bit of a face lift, improving the UI and making navigation easier on both tablets and smartphones. A new widget has been added  that not only allows easy access, but allows you to make payments through NFC as long as your device has the required chip. This NFC integration makes transferring money a cinch, simply type in the amount you want to transfer and then tap the two NFC enabled devices together. Easy as that. Kinda makes the Galaxy Nexus sound even MORE tempting, huh?

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Amazon Kindle Fire with 8.9-Inch Display On the Horizon

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It looks like Amazon is at it again. After announcing the first Kindle Fire, there are strong indications of a second version on the way. Contrary to a 10.1-inch display as most expected, the second Kindle Fire version will likely have an 8.9-inch display. The Verge reports LGD and CPT, which supplies the displays for the first Kindle Fire are preparing production capacities for 8.9-inch displays found in what will be the second version as well. Amazon is certainly pulling no strings with their intention to be a major player in the tablet war by having multiple versions of its crown jewel.

[via The Verge]

First Quad-Core Device Revealed, The HTC Edge

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Well I’ll be damned if TechCrunch doesn’t find this device “sexy”.  The Quad-Core processor race is on and it looks like HTC might be taking the lead with what they’re dubbing the “HTC Edge”.  The folks over at PocketNow have received, from a reliable source, a pic of the device and say it should have all of the typical bells and whistles.  The device touts a whopping 4.7-inch screen with 720p res, 1GB of RAM, an 8 meg camera with a 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens all wrapped up in a device just a hair over 10 mm thin.  And of course, the game changer is the supposed AP30 Tegra 3 CPU by none other than Nvidia, housing four 1.5 GHz cores.  ”Wow” is right.

The device is said to most likely house 32 GB of internal storage and Bluetooth 4.0.  And of course, we can expect Beats Audio to be on board for crystal clear sound when playing audio.  It’s also possible the device will release with a number of HTC’s new reported services like the HTC Listen Music Store, Bookstore and Gaming Hub.  And to top it all off, the device could be the first to rock the new HTC Sense 4.0.  No word yet as to whether or not the handset will come with LTE radios on board, as of now we’re told there is support for 21 Mbps HSPA.  Neither was there word as to what version of Android the handset will ship with.  Ice Cream Sandwich perhaps?  We’ll see.  We should expect the new device and others to follow sometime around late 1st quarter or early 2nd quarter of 2012.  Maybe we’ll see something at CES?  Thoughts anyone?

[via PocketNow]

Verizon To Give Customers Double Data LTE Data Plans

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Well look what we have here! As if the announcement back in October wasn’t enough, our friends at Android Central report Verizon Wireless has another trick up their sleeves. As of November 8th, new and existing customers will be able to have double data plans. What does this mean? Essentially you’re getting twice the amount of data as your monthly allowance for one price. That means you will get 4 GB of data for $30 (as opposed to 2 GB for the same price), 10 GB for $50, and 20 GB for $80.

While this isn’t an unlimited data offering, it is certainly enticing to say the least. Any bump up in data allowance per month is always appreciated, especially from the most frugal of Android users. Expect to see many new and existing VZW customers to take advantage of this great deal, especially since VZW has more and more markets lined up for LTE. AT&T, Sprint, & T-Mobile, your move?

[via Android Central]

Droid 4 Rears Its Pretty Head In Multiple Verizon Databases, Launch Coming Soon?

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Well, just when you Droid 3 owners got your device all tucked in and settled for the night, we’ve got more news of the Droid 4′s release.  It’s possible the release is coming soon as it’s popping up on a couple of different Verizon internal databases.  The Razr like device with a physical qwerty could be Vz’s big December kickoff which would be just in time for the holidays.  It seems to be Verizon’s MO, when the device shows up in these particular databases, to be released within a month or two and since Verizon’s calendar for December seems wide open, it’s likely it could be launched then.  For now, we’ll just continue to speculate however, stay tuned as we keep an eye out for this one.  If you’ve been salivating over a Droid Razr but are not sure you can part with your precious physical qwerty, then this one’s for you friend.

[via Droid Life]