Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

By on June 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM.

Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it will carry a 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet. The device — currently the thinnest tablet on the market — will be available in two capacities, 16GB and 32GB, and will launch in two color schemes: “metallica gray” and “glossy white.” Save for its 4G LTE radio and updated operating system, the tablet is nearly identical to the special edition that we reviewed earlier this month: it offers a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, and a 3-megapixel rear camera. Pre-orders begin on June 8th, and you can pick up the 16GB version for $529.99 or the 32GB model for $629.99 with a new two-year contract. Verizon Wireless also said that it will offer a range of accessories for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, including a full keyboard. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

By on May 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet is now available for pre-order from J&R. The 16GB tablet is priced at $499.99 while the 32GB version will set you back an additional $100. Here’s a quick rundown of its specs: it offers a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, full 1080p HD playback, a 3-megapixel camera capable of recording 720-p video, a 2-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats, and more. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also happens to be the thinnest tablet on the market right now. If you want a deeper dive, be sure to check out our full review of the limited edition version.  J&R doesn’t specify exactly when the tablet will ship, although we’ve heard the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on June 8th. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review

By on May 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review

The BGR team picked up the new and improved Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google’s I/O conference earlier this week, and I have been using it non-stop for the past few days. There’s a lot to discuss here: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the third Android Honeycomb-powered tablet launched by a major OEM in the United States, and Samsung went to great lengths to revise the design and slice off the extra bulk. The unit I have measures just 0.33-inches thick, which makes it the thinnest tablet available on the market today. It’s powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, contains 32GB of storage, and Samsung promises that there will be an Android 3.1 update coming in the “next few weeks.” Is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 the best Honeycomb tablet yet? Check out our gallery below, and then read on to find out!

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Windows Phone 7 suffers second outage this week

By on May 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM.

Windows Phone 7 suffers second outage this week

Microsoft has confirmed that its Windows Phone 7 platform on Friday suffered its second major outage this week. Early on Friday, users began reporting that they could not access Xbox LIVE services from their Windows Phone 7 devices. BGR had independently confirmed the issue on two separate devices, and now Microsoft has acknowledged the outage via its official Windows Phone support team Twitter account. “It’s a new issue that users are unable to access Xbox LIVE features at this time,” a Microsoft official posted to the Twitter account. Earlier this week, Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace suffered an outage that prevented users from accessing the company’s mobile app store during a scheduled maintenance that was extended due to complications. More →

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Sprint's activation systems come crashing down

By on June 4, 2010 at 5:52 PM.

Sprint's activation systems come crashing down

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Sprint seems to be having a great deal of difficulty dealing with all of the rabid EVO 4G fans. Throughout the day we’ve been getting scattered reports sporadic crashes of the activation system, but now we’re hearing that the entire thing has bit the dust and that lots of customers are being sent home with partially activated EVOs. What’s the situation where you are?

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More fail, less Epix; major bug plagues another AT&T / Samsung handset

By on May 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM.

More fail, less Epix; major bug plagues another AT&T / Samsung handset

Ahh the Samsung Impression. It’s arguably the sexiest feature phone AT&T carries right now, with its 3.2-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide out QWERTY, 3 megapixel camera, HTML Web browser and plenty more. Specs aside however, the Impression appears to be the next victim in a still-forming line of Samsung handsets from AT&T stricken with severe bugs. First was the Epix, which was plagued with freezes until a patch fixed the random error and brought on uncontrollable crashes. Next up, the Samsung Impression. If a user enables T9 and then types the letter “I” followed by a space, the handset will crash immediately. “I” of course, happens to be a pretty common letter to be followed by a space. Now, we all know that every phone has bugs. All of them. The issue here is the severity of the bugs plaguing Samsung handsets that available from AT&T. We’re talking about consistent freezing and crashing here, not a random blip or glitch that is easy to pass over. We love the direction Samsung is headed lately on the hardware side of things, but we sincerely hope the combination of Samsung and AT&T doesn’t turn out to spell continued problems where quality control is concerned.

Thanks, Amir!

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Ziphone creator discovers crippling iPhone bug

By on November 4, 2008 at 3:27 PM.

Ziphone creator discovers crippling iPhone bug

If this isn’t the best way to score a job interview, we don’t know what is. Piergiorgio Zambrini, an Italian systems engineer and creator of the widely popular Ziphone application, recently applied for a job as an iPhone security engineer at Apple. Who needs a good interview when you can prove your worth by discovering what is likely one of the most wide-spread security holes in Apple’s product line? Zambrini has discovered what he claims to be a security flaw capable of crashing not only the iPhone, but other Apple devices such as iPods and even computers as well. While he is obviously not releasing sensitive details with regards to the bug, Zambrini claims that the bug involves the audio portion of Apple’s video format and could potentially crash an Apple device whenever a file utilizing the exploit is played. For the time being, Zambrini hasn’t lead anyone to believe that anything overly malicious can be accomplished by exploiting this hole, but an exploit would “immediately send the device into a panic that leads to a lengthy reboot.” Definitely something Apple would rather avoid. Zambrini first contacted Apple about this security issue back in July but he has yet to hear back from them regarding this matter or the position he applied for.

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