Mysterious Samsung SGH-T699 for T-Mobile teased

What you’re looking at above is a leaked user agent string which, at a glance, appears like some dull lines of code. It’s what’s within that code that gets exciting. It looks like T-Mobile US is all set to bring a new phone to market, codenamed the SGH-T699. What we can also see from the code is that the device is set to sport a 720p display and an ARM11 processor in the engine room.

With all the speculation around the Exynos processor and its supposed absence from the US version of the Galaxy S III, could this be the model number for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III variation? Whatever the T699 turns out to be, the good news is that a high end device looks to be on the way to T-Mobile. Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll be sure to bring further news as soon as it breaks.


Source : TmoNews

Select Sprint Locations to Open at 8 a.m. this Friday for HTC EVO 4G LTE Launch

Getting excited to pick up the new HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint on Friday? Well if your lucky, your hometown Sprint store may be opening up early at 8 a.m. on Friday giving folks the chance to gain early access to the much anticipated device. Along with the early hours, these locations will also have special device demonstrations for those who are interested, and will be monitoring customer reactions to the device. The growing list of stores that are participating in this early release promotion are as follows:

  • Daly City, CA: 320 Gellert Boulevard
  • New York, NY: 175 Fifth Avenue
  • Arlington, VA: 1101 South Joyce Street, Suite B15
  • Lone Tree, CO: 9992 Commons Street, STE 100
  • Redmond, WA: 148th Ave NE
  • Boston, Mass. : 422 Boylston Street
  • Miami, FL: 12540 SW 120th Street
  • Atlanta, Ga.: 3400 Around Lenox Road
  • Plano, Texas: 1913 Preston Road, Suite 100

We’ve already watched as a couple of these locations were added to the list so be sure to check back with us later as we will continue to add to this list if Sprint announces more participating locations. You may even want to call your local Sprint location to see if they plan on opening early, too.

So who’s getting a new EVO 4G LTE on Friday? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Sprint


No HTC One series phone for Verizon, only the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE

If you were patiently waiting to hear news of an official Verizon HTC One series device, it appears that the wait is sadly over. HTC spokesman, Jeff Gordon, has stated that “Verizon is not going to be carrying either of the HTC One devices currently announced”. This isn’t too surprising with Big Red’s recent announcement of their new DROID Incredible 4G LTE which is basically a mini HTC One S gone goth.

Just to recap, the HTC DROID Inc 4G LTE will sport a 4-inch Super LCD Display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 processor, 8 MP camera, LTE and ICS with Sense 4. As you can see, the only major differences between the DROID Inc 4G LTE and the HTC One S is the slightly smaller screen size and the processor being underclocked to 1.2 GHz versus 1.5 GHz in the One S. All and all, the DROID Inc 4G LTE looks to be a fantastic device for One series fans on Big Red. So who is looking to make the DROID Inc 4G LTE their next smartphone? Anyone upset with this move by Verizon? Let us know what you think!

source: androidauthority

Get ICS for the T-Mobile Sensation 4G on May 16th, ICS for the Amaze 4G “In the Coming Weeks”

Back on May 2nd, we told you about the fact that Android 4.0 testing for the Sensation 4G was complete and that the update would be coming “very soon.” Well it appears that this is actually the case as updated documents on T-Mobile‘s web site show that it should be arriving no later than May 16th. The document had this to say:

“Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.”

While it does say optional, you’d have to be out of your mind to not want Google’s newest flavor of Android. Besides Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 you can look forward to the following:

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Check Out Pictures From the Four U.S. Galaxy S III Variants

That’s right folks you read the title right. You can check out pictures from all four U.S. S III variant devices. This shows proof that AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are expecting to carry the device. While Verizon chose to skip out on the Galaxy S II they are not making that same mistake with the S III. Let it be known that these are pictures taken from each of the devices and not pictures of the devices with the carrier branding. The 8 MP pictures aren’t anything to be too excited about as both subject matter and quality aren’t well, that exciting. But hey, it’s always fun to check out the possible picture quality you’ll be getting if you purchase the device. Enjoy!


Pictures after the break:

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Droid Razr Maxx Now Only $199 from Verizon Wireless

Last week we mentioned the possibility of Verizon dropping the Droid Razr Maxx price by $100 based off of some new marketing material that emerged. Well folks, looks like the price change has already gone into effect as the device is now listed on the VZW website for only $199.99 on a new 2-year contract or $169.99 plus a $30 upgrade fee for current Verizon customers. Currently the reigning champion in the LTE battery life arena, now is the perfect time to snatch up this 3300mAh power house.

One thing needs to be mentioned, though, if you are the type of person who likes to have the latest and greatest it’s safe to say that this discount is a sure sign of a new Motorola device just around the corner. As it went with the OG Razr, as soon as the Razr went on sale the Razr Maxx was released shortly thereafter. Therefore, this Razr Maxx discount could possibly lead to the announcement of the Razr HD but that is purely just speculation at this point. Anyway, regardless of what’s next, the Razr Maxx is still a pretty sweet device but if you are still on the fence about it be sure to read our full review and extensive battery test. If you have already made up your mind then click through the source link below for more information.

source: Verizon


LG Spectrum Update coming, Still no Ice Cream Sandwich

All of you LG Spectrum owners will soon have an update available for your Android device. This latest update version, VS920V6 is on deck to be pushed to your Verizon Wireless handsets. Unfortunately you won’t yet be seeing that sought after Android 4.0 update just yet. But the laundry list of updates in this version are worth noting. You will be graced with plenty of bloatware updates, updates to Google Play, Gmail, Talk and YouTube, and more. The file size is 127mb, so you could be spending some time updating depending on your network coverage of course.

So if you just can’t wait for that notification icon to pop-up, you can manually check for updates by going to the following location on your Spectrum: Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates. Once that is complete you can douple check your software version by checking the ‘About Phone’ section: Home screen > Menu > Settings > About phone. You should see that you’ve been updated to firmware version VS920V6.

Happy Updating!

source: verizon



T-Mobile Bringing Another BOGO with Magenta Deal Days Next Weekend

One of the things I love about T-Mobile is that if you’re interested in purchasing a new smartphone on the network but want to get it for a great deal you never have to wait too long for T-Mo to break out a buy one get one deal.  Between May 18th and May 26th you can snag several devices as part of the offer such as the T-Mobile MyTouch & MyTouch Q, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Blaze 4g, Exhibit II 4G and the HTC Amaze 4G for you and a loved one perhaps? Of course, the deal is only valid for a new two year agreement on the network and will most likely require a mail in rebate.  We’re still digging a little to find out whether or not the One S is going to be a part of the offer as well as whether or not one has the option to upgrade if you’re currently on the network already.  Stay tuned.

source: TmoNews



Vodafone Shows The World The First Peek Of Upcoming HTC Desire C Smartphone Through Leaked Press Shot

Ladies and gentlemen, the newest addition to the HTC Desire family has just been outed officially. Vodafone of Portugal has revealed the HTC Desire C through a “leaked” press shot in its May catalog. As you can see, this gorgeous black slab of Beats Audio-powered goodness features a 3.5-inch screen, a 600MHz processor, 4GB of internal memory, a 5MP camera, a rumored 1,230mAh battery and yes– a heaping scoop of Android 4.0. Now that we see the smartphone in plain view, it shouldn’t be too long before we see it arrive in stores.

source: GSM Arena

Fujitsu Creates Device To Turn Ordinary Smartphone Camera Into 3D Camera


3D phones unlike 3D televisions have been a dud to say the least. While we suspect the 3D phenomenon in smartphones will die off slowly but surely, Fujitsu is aiming to generate interest in 3D technology for smartphones cool again by creating a device that converts a standard smartphone camera to a 3D camera. The method behind how the device works is pretty simple too. Basically the device uses a series of mirrors to split the field of vision of your phone’s camera in two, which creates the same sort of dual separation that’s done by a pair of image sensors in proper 3D cameras. While that lets a normal 2D camera capture all the data needed to create a 3D image, the technique requires a good deal of image processing to extract full-frame pictures from the compressed, distorted output of Fujitsu’s device and then combine the pair to form a finished, 3D picture, ready to be viewed on an external 3D display.

The device itself is definitely intriguing, but is a bit impractical for now. The device comes in at 57 x 14 x 14 mm, so it’s heftier than a typical smartphone and it’s something that the average person wouldn’t carry around most of the time. But it’s still a great alternative for creating 3D photos, so the hope is we’ll see a renewed adoption or growth of 3D technology.

We’ll get to see the device in full detail once Fujitsu demonstrates the technology at the International Symposium of Consumer Electronics in June.

source: pocketnow