Clues Implicate Nexus Prime In Samsung’s Unpacked Event At CTIA

Clues may have surfaced about the device Samsung will showcase for their Unpacked event at the CTIA next month and the prime suspect seems to be the Nexus Prime. Check out this image of finalists from the CTIA 2011 Hot for the Holidays Awards and notice especially the “Gamer & Entertainment Enthusiast” category where “a product to be announced from Samsung” is cryptically listed. Let’s now consider that the event takes place on October 11th, the same month as the rumored release of Ice Cream Sandwich, the very Android OS that the next Nexus device will run and of which will pack a very gamer-friendly 4.65-inch display (720p HD resolution) and 1.5 GHz dual core processor.

Do we have winner? Maybe, although these details hardly amount to a smoking gun. What do you think?

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Samsung To Hold Unpacked Event October 11th AT CTIA

Samsung will hold an Unpacked event on October 11th at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications show being held in San Diego. Some are speculating that Samsung may be preparing an American launch of the Galaxy Note, a device Samsung just showed at the IFA conference in Berlin earlier this month. Others hope Google’s Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus) may get the spotlight at the event. It’s way too early to do much more than guess at this point, but stay with us as we track this and other developments from the trade show next month.

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Hands-On Sprint’s Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (Video)

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The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (boy that’s a mouthful) has finally arrived and is dressed to impress.  Today at Samsung’s GSII launch event in New York Talk Android was able to get a hands-on look at the hardware and software that’s currently driving this device to be one of hottest and sexiest (sorry TechCrunch) devices of the year.  Samsung brought their A-game today when they released the device on three of the four major carriers in the US.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived and it’s only a matter of weeks until we can stick this slim thin bad boy in our pockets.  And although the device was already announced before the event here and here, it’s just not the same unless you can hold this power horse in your hand and play with it.  The device is slated for a Sept 16th release date, making Sprint the official first carrier to launch it and will be available for $199 on contract.  Hit the break for the full list of features and to check out some hands-on pics. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  
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Hands-On AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II (Video)

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And the Samsung Galaxy S II news just keeps on rolling in.  Talk Android was present at Samsung’s launch event in New York and we were able to get a quick hands-on look at AT&T’s version of the popular Galaxy S II device.  And as you can imagine, the device is super thin (8.89 mm) with a beautiful and vibrant Super AMOLED Plus display.  However, unlike its brethren over at Sprint and T-Mobile, the device is only sporting a 4.3-inch screen.  This is most likely because its big brother, the Infuse 4G, already has a 4.5-inch touch display.  Nevertheless, the device is still impressive and is sure to be a must have handset or this year.  This is as close as you’re going to get to the original Galaxy S II released overseas.  Hit the break for the full list of specs and some hands-on shots of the device.  
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Look But No Touch On T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II (Hercules)

As we’ve been touting all day, Samsung finally revealed their US variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II and Talk Android was there to cover it like a warm blanket on cold winter night. Devices were released on three of the four major carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T & Sprint).  However, T-Mobile was the only carrier to slap any hand that came near the device’s plastic casing.  As per their sales team, T-Mobile will most likely be holding their own launch event “some time in the fall” where they’ll unveil official specs, a release date and the official name of the device.  It’s speculated that the device’s software  wasn’t ready yet, but we’ll give T-Mo the benefit of the doubt here.

However, based just on appearances, and what we pretty much already know, the device seems to be on par with the AT&T and Sprint version.  Expect the massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Samsung’s Exynos  1.2 dual-core CPU (C210).  In addition, and there’s no fighting it, expect TouchWiz to run over Android 2.3 Gingerbread.  It’s too bad we couldn’t get our paws on this one, as Im kind of favoring its rounded edges which gives the device an overall big Nexus S feel, only abnormally thinner.  Hit the break to check out a few shots of the impressive handset and to check out the behind the scenes glass look.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  
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Samsung Galaxy S II Launch Event In New York Slide Shows

Today Samsung unveiled their highly popular Galaxy S II device for three of the four major carriers.  Their event in New York kicked off with a bang as AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint opened the curtain on what appears to be the biggest smartphone of the year thus far.  And when we say big, we mean big.  Aside from the AT&T version, which sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, all other devices are sporting a whopping 4.5-inch display.  Check out the slides of the main points in the presentation for the US version of the Galaxy S II and note the new features added which the original Galaxy S II device doesn’t have.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Stay tuned for quick looks and hands on coming shortly.  
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TalkAndroid will be covering the Samsung Galaxy S II event tonight in NYC starting 6 PM EST

Craving all that new Samsung Galaxy S II goodness in the states? Fortunately for you, the reader, our very own Joseph Sirianni will be covering the event, and will be bringing you more photos and videos than you can shake a phone at. Be sure to hit the website tonight (8/30/11) starting at 6PM EST to see what’s abuzz in the Samsung world, as well as get some sneak peeks at the GSII! Let us know what you’d like to see covered at tonight’s event below, and keep your eyes glued to!

HTC’s London “See What’s Next” Event Isn’t For Android Devices After All

When HTC announced a “See What’s Next” event in London on Sept 1st, speculation began on what “phone treats” the Taiwanese giant had in store. It now appears that while HTC will be unveiling two new phones, neither of them will be Android based but will be running the latest Windows Phone OS, Mango.

The HTC Eternity, a Mango phone with a 3.7-inch display, is reportedly heading to AT&T while the HTC Omega, a 4.5-inch Mango, is slated for T-Mobile USA. Additional phone specifications are spotty right now but it’s worth noting that the Eternity is being listed as having a 3.7-inch display while early reports were saying it was going to be a full inch larger at 4.7″.

There are no exact launch dates at this time but don’t be surprised if they come sooner than expected. Microsoft knows what’s at stake here and will put its considerable weight into getting a Mango based phone into as many hands as possible. With a little luck, Microsoft might actually make more money from its Windows Phone platform next quarter than it does from Android.

Now that would be something worth holding a press conference for.

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HTC Will Hold A London Meet Up Event, Says To Come Out And “See What’s Next”

If you’re going to be in the London area in a couple of weeks and want to experience “a few phone treats” then HTC has got a little something for you.   The Taiwanese giant is holding a meet-up event on Thursday, Sept 1st from 6:30pm-11:00pm.  The company issued the public invite via its official UK Facebook page.  As the company touts to “come see what’s next”, one has to wonder what’s in store for us.  Is it possible we could see devices like the HTC Ruby or the Puccini tablet aka the Jetstream?  There’s only one way to find out, be there or be square.   Hit the break for more info and feel free to leave your predictions in the comments below.  
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