Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi edition landing April 10th for $349.99 [updated]

By on April 6, 2011 at 2:51 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi edition landing April 10th for $349.99 [updated]

Samsung confirmed Wednesday that the Wi-Fi-only version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab will be available through retail stores and online beginning on April 10th for $349.99. The Galaxy Tab’s other features remain unchanged: it runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), has a 3-megapixel rear camera, a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and comes with 16GB of internal storage. The 7-inch display has a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, and the device comes with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support out of the box. “We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other.” Samsung says the device will initially be available from CompUSA, TigerDirect, and Circuit City first, although more retailers will likely be announced in the near future. Hit the jump for the full release.

UPDATE: Samsung reached out on Thursday to note that its press release mistakenly stated that the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab contains 32GB of internal storage. The correct spec is 16GB, and this post has been updated to reflect the device’s proper storage capacity. More →

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U.S. Cellular jumps on Galaxy Tab bandwagon

By on October 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM.

U.S. Cellular jumps on Galaxy Tab bandwagon

It looks like regional carrier U.S. Cellular will throw its proverbial hat in the Samsung-ring and offer its customers the Galaxy Tab Android device. Most of us, by now, are familiar with the device’s spec sheet — Android 2.2, Flash 10.1, and 7-inch display — what we’re really interested in is the price and launch date of the device; all things the press release lacks. Hit the jump to read what you already know about the Tab and we’ll reach out to U.S. Cellular for a comment on the date and price. More →

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Adobe demos Flash 10.1 on Motorola DROID 2

By on August 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM.

Adobe demos Flash 10.1 on Motorola DROID 2

Adobe has just thrown up a quick blog post that demos Adobe Flash 10.1 running on the Motorola DROID 2. The post contains a video that boasts, “the DROID 2 is the first Android phone to ship with Flash 10.1 installed right out of the box,” and demos several sites running Flash. The three minute video pretty much speaks for itself. Hit the read link to see the D2 in action and let us know what you think! DROIIIIID. More →

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Adobe demos Flash 10.1 running on DROID X

By on July 6, 2010 at 1:46 PM.

Adobe demos Flash 10.1 running on DROID X

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In a brief blog post, and two-plus minute video, Adobe, Inc. demoed Flash 10.1 running on the yet-to-be released Motorola DROID X. Adobe Sr. Technology Evangelist, Ted Patrick, demoed a quick Flash game and an AP World Cup application. At the end of the video Patrick reiterates that Flash player 10.1 and Android 2.2 will be coming to the DROID X in “late summer.” Hit the jump to check out the video.

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All Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2, Flash 10.1

By on June 30, 2010 at 5:53 AM.

All Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2, Flash 10.1

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Here’s some good news for those of you thinking about picking up a Galaxy S variant. Samsung, by way of the tweet, has officially stated that: “Galaxy S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2 which will support Adobe Flash 10.1.” Not really much else that needs to be said. The Gally S can be found on AT&T as the Captivate, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular as the Fascinate, and T-Mobile as the Vibrant in the coming months. Who’s excited? More →

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Original DROID to get Froyo and Flash before the DROID X?

By on June 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM.

Original DROID to get Froyo and Flash before the DROID X?

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A leaked internal memo purportedly from Verizon Wireless suggests that the original DROID will receive Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 support before its bigger brother, the DROID X. The memo lists late July as the target date for the DROID 2.2 update and late August as the target date for the DROID X. That is one whole month of Flash and Froyo time for DROID owners, while the DROID X owners sit on the sidelines with Android 2.1. DROID X owners can console themselves with the fact that these dates are unconfirmed and often subject to change. Hopefully, the gap between the updates will narrow and both handsets will get Android 2.2 around the beginning of August. Fingers crossed.

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Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile is ready to go

By on June 22, 2010 at 7:41 AM.

Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile is ready to go

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Hey Flash fans, the day has finally come. Today, Adobe announced the release of Flash 10.1 for all Android smartphones running Android OS 2.2 (Froyo). Not an Android user? No problem. Adobe goes on to write: “Flash Player 10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to be pre-installed on smart phones, tablets and other devices in the coming months.” Adobe also touted Flash 10.1′s optimization towards touch input, accelerometer recognition (for viewing Flash content in portrait mode), and smart zooming. All sounds good to us! Hit up the bounce for a list of partnered content providers and the rest of the release. More →

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 up for grabs

By on June 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 up for grabs

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It’s been a long time coming, but Flash Player 10.1 has finally been released. For Windows users with relatively new rigs this means that you’ll be able to put less of a strain on your system when watching streaming videos thanks to hardware acceleration for H.264 video. Sadly the Mac-specific version released today still lacks this feature, but it will be made available just as soon as Adobe is finished polishing up the “Gala” edition of Flash Player 10.1. More →

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Motorola planning a 2GHz Android superphone

By on June 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM.

Motorola planning a 2GHz Android superphone

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Apparently during his speech to Execute Club, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha talked about more than video calling in future devices. According to ConceivablyTech, Jha also said that before the year’s end his company plans on launching an Android superphone powered by a 2GHz processor. While this alone is more than enough to whet our appetites, Jha wasn’t too keen on saying more. So it’s a good thing then that a different Motorola exec was willing to talk under the condition of anonymity. According to the mysterious one, the handset Jha was talking about will feature an NVIDIA Tegra GPU, camera with “more than 5 megapixels” and HD video recording, HD display, 720p out, Flash 10.1 and gyroscope. This might sound like a bit of a fanboy’s fantasy phone, but we’re willing to keep the faith. How about you?

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Dell Streak available in the U.S. next month for $500

By on June 2, 2010 at 6:20 PM.

Dell Streak available in the U.S. next month for $500

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We told those pesky grey marketers that they’d better get a move on if they were hoping to make a few quick bucks importing the Dell Streak into the U.S. Today at D8, Dell announced that it will be bringing its gargantuan 5″ Android smartphone/tablet to the U.S. on or around the end of July. At that time, $500 will get you unlocked Streak complete with a 5″ WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of internal memory, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, and 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1. It will be available directly from dell.com More →

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Dell Streak gets official in the UK

By on May 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM.

Dell Streak gets official in the UK

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As if resident of the UK didn’t already have a line-up of handsets to chose from that would make even the most reserved American green with envy, today Dell announced that it and O2 will be releasing the Dell Streak in early June. A giant amongst smartphones, the Streak features a 5″ WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 16GB of internal memory, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. To debut with Android 1.6, Dell says the Streak has been “designed with the future in mind” and will be subject to OTA updates which will bring Adobe Flash 10.1, Android 2.2 “Froyo”, and video chat apps to the Streak before the year’s end. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the Dell Streak will be available online and in stores from O2, at Carphone Warehouse, and later “later in the month at Dell.co.uk.” Oh, anyone whose thinking of making an easy buck brining these bad boys over to the US better move fast — it’s coming here “later this summer.” Click through for the press release.

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Dell Lightning, Flash, Thunder and Smoke leak out

By on April 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM.

Dell Lightning, Flash, Thunder and Smoke leak out

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Dell might not currently be putting its best foot forward when it comes to smartphones, but man does it ever look to have plans when it comes to Windows Phone 7 and Android. Engadget was sent some slides of the Texas company’s Lightning, Flash and Thunder and do they ever strike our fancy. Just like nature, let’s start off with some Lightning. Running WP7, it is a vertical QWERTY slider with a 4.1″ WVGA AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, 802.11b/g/n, 8GB microSD card, 1GB ROM / 512MB RAM and 1GHz processor. Network-wise, the Lighting will be able to run on both AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G networks with downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, although unfortunately you’re going to have to choose one or the other. Then there’s the Thunder. Equipped with Android 2.1 Eclair and Dell’s social medial-friendly “Stage” UI overlay, its specs closely mirror the Lightning’s except in lieu of a full-QWERTY keypad it has an 8 megapixel camera. Throw in support for Flash 10.1 and a Hulu app and it looks like Dell has a real winner on its hands. Then again, who knows what the competition will come out with by the time it’s released in Q4 on various HSDPA networks like AT&T. Next up is the Flash. Featuring Android 2.2 “Froyo” with Stage UI, it is going to be positioned as a mid-range smartphone upon its release in 2011. It has a 3.5″ WVGA touchscreen display, a feature-packed 5 megapixel camera, support for microSD cards up to 64GB, Wi-Fi, TV-out, Bluetooth 3.0, 512MB ROM / RAM, AT&T-friendly tri-band HSPA that peaks at 14.4Mbps down all powered by an 800MHz processor. Finally there’s the Smoke. Another Froyo device and the most affordable of the bunch, the stretched-out Smoke has a 2.8″ QVGA display (likely a typo on Dell’s part), QWERTY keypad, 800MHz processor, 5 megapixel shooter, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 14.4Mbps HSDPA and sports dual-microphones

Doesn’t the future look lovely? You can find a few of the pics after the break.

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Adobe CEO: Flash 10.1 for Android, BlackBerry and webOS delayed to 2H 2010

By on April 18, 2010 at 3:18 PM.

Adobe CEO: Flash 10.1 for Android, BlackBerry and webOS delayed to 2H 2010

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How this flew under the radar for nearly a week is beyond us, but the launch of Flash 10.1 for Android, BlackBerry and webOS has been pushed back to the second-half of this year. This news comes straight from the mouth of Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen who casually slipped in news of the delayed release while discussing the formal launch of Creative Suite 5 with FOX Business. It’s definitely the sort of news that can run a lot of people’s lazy Sunday afternoons, but there is a consolation prize: Narayen said we’re going to see flash on tablet devices, presumably running Android and Chrome. Click on through the break to check out the video.

[Via Engadget]
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