Best Buy Mobile announces free smartphone promotion through Saturday

By on April 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM.

Best Buy Mobile announces free smartphone promotion through Saturday

Best Buy Mobile announced a new, free smartphone promotion that will run over the next few days. From Friday, April 29th through Saturday, April 30th, the big box retailer will offer the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, the Samsung Captivate from AT&T, and the BlackBerry Curve 3G from Sprint for free with a new contract. Best Buy also said that it will carry the white iPhone 4 online and in stores starting on the 30th. Similarly, it will offer the Google Nexus S 4G for Sprint beginning on May 8th. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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AT&T intros spring smartphone sale

By on March 28, 2011 at 11:28 PM.

AT&T intros spring smartphone sale

On Monday AT&T announced its spring smartphone sale that includes five current smartphones all priced below $100. AT&T is selling the Samsung Captivate, which sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.2 (Froyo), and a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, for $99.99. Similarly, it’s selling the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the Samsung Focus, and the LG Quantum for $49.99 each. Lastly, the BlackBerry Curve 3G is on sale for just $29.99. You’ll need to sign on for a new two-year contract with AT&T to take advantage of the sale price, and AT&T says the offers are available both online and in company-owned retail stores nationwide. It’s unclear how long the sale will last. Hit the jump for the full release, which includes descriptions of each phone. More →

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Froyo goes live for AT&T’s Samsung Captivate

By on February 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM.

Froyo goes live for AT&T’s Samsung Captivate

Sprint subscribers may have just been driven further into a frenzy by Samsung’s botched Froyo update for the Epic 4G, but Galaxy S users subscribed to AT&T will still be next to have a crack at the update they’ve been waiting for. Time will only tell, however, if this update will roll out smoothly or if it will suffer the same fate as its Epic counterpart. Samsung lists the following as key changes in the update:

  • USB Tethering
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Flash 10.1 Support
  • Enhanced Microsoft Exchange Support (Auto-Discovery, Global Address list look-up, Increased Security Features,  and Exchange Calendars)
  • Speed and Performance Optimizations
  • Ability to Install Apps Directly to SDcard

More information and instructions on how to obtain and install the update can be found via the read link below. More →

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AT&T’s Samsung Captivate finally gets Android 2.2 Froyo update [updated]

By on February 17, 2011 at 3:05 AM.

AT&T’s Samsung Captivate finally gets Android 2.2 Froyo update [updated]

If there are any Samsung Captivate owners out there who haven’t yet thrown their devices out a window due to frustration, today is your lucky day. Samsung has finally made an Android 2.2 Froyo update available for AT&T’s Galaxy S phone despite the fact that three new versions of Android have been unveiled since Google first took the wraps off Froyo last year. As long as AT&T and Samsung took to make this update available, we’re expecting a rock solid build free of any major bugs — anything less would be just plain sad at this point. Captivate owners can hit the read link below to begin the update process.

UPDATE: In a cruel twist of fate, it looks like Samsung pulled the update. Captivate owners, you may now feel free to smash your phones on the ground out of frustration (don’t really do that). More →

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Amazon issues ‘Best of 2010′ lists; Kindle tops electronics, Captivate wins wireless

By on December 30, 2010 at 8:33 PM.

Amazon issues ‘Best of 2010′ lists; Kindle tops electronics, Captivate wins wireless

Amazon released its “Best of 2010″ lists on Thursday, highlighting the major retailer’s best-selling, most wished-for and most gifted products of the year. In the best-selling category, Amazon’s own Kindle topped the electronics category. This was a foregone conclusion, of course, as Amazon announced earlier this week that the Kindle is now the best-selling product of all time on Amazon.com. AT&T’s Samsung Captivate was Amazon’s best-selling device in the Wireless & Accessories category, reaffirming Android’s remarkable growth in 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops was Amazon’s best-selling video game, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro topped the computer category and Sherlock Holmes was the company’s most streamed movie of 2010. Hit the break for Amazon’s full press release. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S sales top 9.3 million

By on December 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S sales top 9.3 million

In a statement earlier this week, Samsung announced that global sales of its popular Galaxy S line of Android phones have reached 9.3 million units. Samsung also stated that sales in its home country of South Korea have topped the 2 million mark, making the Galaxy S more popular than Apple’s iPhone, which has sold roughly 1.8 million units to date. Samsung announced in October that Galaxy S sales had surpassed 7 million units worldwide, and it said sales would reach 10 million units before the year was out. Samsung may end up falling just short of its projections, but the Galaxy S is still wildly successful — in fact, it’s the most popular Android line in the world right now. Samsung stated earlier this month that it had sold over 1 million Galaxy Tab units as of the end of November, making its first Android tablet a success as well. More →

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Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

By on December 1, 2010 at 1:20 AM.

Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

AT&T’s Captivate and T-Mobile’s Vibrant are among several Samsung Galaxy S-branded smartphones that have been plagued by GPS issues since they launched. While this isn’t the first time the manufacturer has issued a supposed fix, Samsung today announced the availability of a new app called GPS Restore — which has the sole purpose of restoring a device’s GPS settings to their original state. We’re not sure how this would help resolve any issues, unless Samsung is suggesting that some carrier tweaks are responsible for the problems. In any case, owners of with the Captivate or the Vibrant will undoubtedly be happy to give Samsung’s new GPS Restore app a whirl. Simply search the Android Market for “GPSSamsungRestore” to give it a go. More →

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AT&T delivers U-verse mobile app to Android phones

By on October 18, 2010 at 7:36 PM.

AT&T delivers U-verse mobile app to Android phones

Android fans on AT&T have gotten the short end of the stick more times than we can count. It took far too long for AT&T to hop on board the Android bus and now that the wheels are going round and round, AT&T subscribers are still forced to deal with a less-than-stellar handset selection compared to the competition. In an effort to make amends, AT&T today announced the availability of its U-verse mobile app for Android handsets. The app gives Android users the ability to schedule recordings on their DVR boxes remotely. U-verse mobile can also download and play TV shows and movies that have already been recorded on a user’s DVR. AT&T’s U-verse app for Android is available immediately for the Samsung Captivate and HTC Aria, with versions for the Motorola FLIPSIDE and Motorola BRAVO set to follow soon. Unfortunately, the app is not available for the ancient OS build still residing on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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