Engadget has been sent in a plethora of screen shots detailing what appears to be AT&T’s entire holiday lineup. The site details that the 7-inch, Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Tab will debut on Ma’ Bell and will be shipping “prior to December.” AT&T will also be offering the Samsung Cetus — a Windows Phone 7 device — along with three other WP7 devices in time for the holiday buying season. News of two new, mysterious devices dubbed the Samsung Focus and the HTC Surround was also reported. Lastly, AT&T will launch that BlackBerry Torch 9800 in both white and red in the not-to-distant future. Sound of AT&T faithful, what on this list excites you most? More →
It seems as though the mobile phone stork delivered a set of twins to Engadget… smartphone twins that is. The blog was gifted with two Dell Thunder Android smartphone prototypes, and they’ve done the honor of shedding some light on just what we’re looking at. The Thunder will pack a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with Qualcomm Adreno graphics (think Nexus One), 4.1-inch touch-screen display, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, and (possibly) a front-facing VGA camera. The two units were sporting different operating systems and screen resolutions. One unit was running a developer build of Android 1.6 while the other was running Android 2.1. As mentioned above, the screen resolutions on the two units are also not identical, one has a resolution of 800 x 600 and the other 1,280 x 768. The gang found evidence in the software of a CDMA test suite, indicating the potential for a Verizon or Sprint model, and one unit had AT&T’s HSPA 3G bands while the other had T-Mobile’s AWS 3G bands. Furthermore, the device has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1,400 mAh battery, and micro-SD card slot. The Thunder’s glass screen is also slightly beveled, which Engadget described as “as useless as it is cool.” So if you like Dell hardware, and the Streak is too much phone for you, what do you think about the Thunder? More →
Fresh out of the rumor oven, still warm. Engadget is reporting that the Motorola DROID 2 could launch on Verizon Wireless as soon as August 12th. The tech site quotes a “trusted source” who also detailed that the 12th could be some sort of “soft launch” — as a full DROID creepy commercial media blitz is not set to kick off until the 26th. There was also mention of a Star Wars special edition DROID 2 with a picture of R2-D2 on the back of the phone. If the report is accurate, August 12th is just 23 days away… who’s excited? More →
Engadget reported a little while ago that RadioShack stores would be going through a name change — from RadioShack to simply The Shack. Apparently RadioShack corporate won’t change their name but in an effort to refresh and update their brand image (we suppose no one actually buys radios at RadioShack anymore) they’re going to be slowly transitioning existing stores to the new name starting this week. There’s also word of some abnormally-sized laptop stunt prop somewhere in the mix but we won’t bore you guys with the details on that.