HTC Vigor Heading To Radio Shack Oct. 20th, Samsung Stratosphere Oct. 6th

We previously reported to you that the HTC Vigor was to be branded as the Droid Incredible HD, said to launch on Oct 13th. Whether or not that’s true, another tip from Droid Life is listing an HTC Vigor for an Oct. 20th direct fill date over at Radio Shack. As always, this stuff will hang out in Rumorville until we hear it directly from the source, with only about a month left to find out the facts. The Samsung Stratosphere is also listed here showing a direct fill date of Oct. 6th. Stay tuned as this should be an interesting Fall season this year for Android.

[via droidlife]

HTC Rhyme And Samsung Stratosphere Shows Up In Verizon’s Device Management, Pantech Breakout $149 On Contract

Thanks to Droid Life we’ve got a shot of Verizon’s Device Management System showing the HTC Rhyme, the phone with the girl-friendly charm, will be coming with 3G. You can also see the Samsung Stratosphere, basically an Epic 4G with a slider, so both of these devices are very real and should be coming soon. Down below you’ll also see the Pantech Breakout coming in at $149.99 on contract. What’s also pretty awesome is the full retail price listed at $359.99. That’s a heck of a price for a 4G device even if it’s not high tier.

[via droidlife]

Lode Runner X Exclusively Launching For The Xperia PLAY

Ahh, love it when a classic comes back to life.  The good folks over at Tozai Games, current holders of the popular game’s license, are bringing the addicting Lode Runner version directly to an Xperia Play near you.  We’ve got to thank Sony Ericsson for teaming up with Tozai Games to bring us yet again another time killer.  Lode Runner X, as it will be called, should be arriving on devices some time later this year.  Here’s to hoping it doesn’t dissapoint and stays true to the classic.  Hit the break for another screen shot and to check out an interview with Scott Tsumura of Tozai Games.  As always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Read more

LG LU6200 Leaks Sporting a 4.5″ HD Screen, an LTE Radio And a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU

LG is looking to step back on the scene with what could easily be their next flagship device to harness the power of making people drool.  Pictures have surfaced revealing a handset dubbed the LG LU6200 and unfortunately will be only South Korea bound for the moment.  But a US version could very well be in the works.  I’ve got to say, I haven’t seen something this sexy from LG since the G2X on T-Mobile.  The device is rumored to sport a whopping 4.5″ HD display (1280 x 720 res), utilize the AH-IPS display technology and rock the latest version of Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU.  In addition, we could see 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU.  And thanks to the info leaked back in mid August along with some LTE radios installed, it’s a sure bet that this baby is heading to Verizon.

We should be seeing speeds upwards of somewhere in the 75Mbps range and no that is not a typo.  Add NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi along with DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting) technology and now it’s a party.  On the exterior, we’re looking at an 8 meg camera, 1.3 meg front facing for video chatting and an 1830 mAh battery.  All this in a slim and sleek form factor weighing in at 123 grams and just around 10.5mm’s thin.  We hope to see this monster arrive just in time for the holidays.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  One has to consider how difficult it’s definitely going to be in choosing a new smartphone this winter.  Good luck.

[via gsmarena]

LTE-Advanced will be in Verizon’s future

Verizon is already well on the way to complete domination of LTE in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that they are already working on standards for LTE-Advanced. Praveen Arteya, director of network technology at Verizon’s LTE Innovation Center, said that is too early to test LTE-Advanced or research potential speeds and features. but it is in the long term plan. Expected speeds will mostly likely hit 100 Mbit/s in motion and 1 Gbit/s stationary.

For now it’s all about the present LTE network, which as of yesterday covers 143 markets. They are also working internally on voice over LTE with vendor partners. and they will continue testing the voice standard in two of its pre-commercial markets through 2012.

[via lightreading]

Samsung Illusion shows up on Flickr

We have heard about the Samsung Illusion, but there hasn’t been a lot of info. Samsung just posted another picture of it on Flickr with a tiny bit (I mean really tiny) of details:

Samsung mobile phones have been awarded a “green” certificate by one of the most reliable establishment in the US. Samsung announced on September 15 that its two mobile phone models including Ever Green phone (SGH-A667) and Illusion phone (SCH-I110) won a certificate of SPC (Sustainable Product Certification) by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the US, an independent product safety certification organization, expanding its “green” phone line-up into three which also include Replenish (SPH-M580).

Nothing is official, but we are still expecting an 800MHz or 1GHz processor, a 480 x 320 screen, and a 3 to 5MP camera. The rumor is it will be available September 29th for $100 or less. The screen in the picture above shows a date of 10/06, so that could wind up being the release. Either way, both rumored dates are on a Thursday, which is the normal release day for Verizon Wireless. I seriously doubt you will have to stand in line for this one.

[via flickr]

Droid Bionic Arena Scavenger Hunt Winners Page FINALLY Goes Live

While I was getting locked and loaded to rant about Verizon pulling down the Bionic Area page after the scavenger hunt AR game was over, I noticed Level 2 on the site is now open to see who has won (I was starting to think they were going to keep it a secret). They have listed the confirmed winners as well as the ones still pending approval.  There is also a stats page showing the total prizes that were found within the game, but more interesting, a link to download the game. There is a little note at the bottom that, though the game has concluded, to download it anyway to see what’s next. This hints they may do a scavenger hunt like this again in the future. Be sure to go check it out from the source link below.

[via droiddoes]

Amazon is offering $50 gift cards with the purchase of any Verizon Wireless phone, Including the DROID Bionic

If you are thinking of opening a new line with Verizon Wireless, you might want to take a look at Amazon. Starting today they are offering a $50 Amazon.com gift with the purchase of any Verizon phone or mobile broadband device.

The deal includes the very hot DROID Bionic, and right now they are offering it for $179.99 for new lines. That means you are essentially getting it for $129.99. If you plan on getting accessories, it works out, because you can use your gift card towards them.

The deal ends on September 26th.

[via verizon]

CM7 Boots Up On Droid Bionic After Only A Week (VIDEO)

Nice! Only after about a week since the Droid Bionic’s release and cvpcs has already gotten CM7 to boot up on it. As he mentions in the YouTube description, there are still a ton of bugs (no radio, charging, camera, or audio) and graphics aren’t perfect. What is working though is the touchscreen and accelerometer. Who cares, this is a really quick start and big thanks to @cvpcs for getting this rocking so far. We can expect this probably won’t take long to be fully working so stay tuned and be sure to check out the video below.

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[via twitter]

[Leak] HTC Bliss will be HTC Rhyme, Press shots surface

We told you last week that we thought the HTC Bliss would actually be the HTC Rhyme. It looks like that rumor is true, and we have the 1st press shots. You will also notice that it has HTC’s Sense 3.5 skin.

In the past, the photos of the Rhyme (Bliss) have been green, but the phone in these photos don’t appear to be heading to the U.S. as you will notice the Singapore weather widget. It is still likely Verizon’s version will be green.

You will also notice the date on the display shows September 20th which happens to be when HTC plans on making an announcement in New York City. Stay tuned.

To see more pictures hit the source link.

[via htcinside]