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AT&T's Samsung Captivate gets hype video

July 9th, 2010

Nine days before release, the Super AMOLED packing Samsung Captivate — from AT&T — has been given its very own hype video. The 2:21 short emphasizes the gorgeous display that accompanies all Galaxy S devices, as well as the speed and versatility of the device. The Captivate will be available for purchase from Ma’ Bell on July 18th for …

Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

July 9th, 2010

Employing a play-on-words from Wednesday’s Ars Technica article — titled “Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks” — blog Carrypad has put MeeGo through the same Sunpsider JavaScript tests both iOS 4 and Android 2.2 were subjected to. The results? iOS 4 – 10.9 seconds, Android 2.2 – 5.8 second, MeeGo – 4.2 seconds. Now, to be …

Motorola CHARM specifications

July 9th, 2010

Wednesday, T-Mobile and Motorola officially announced an Android 2.1 handset named the CHARM. While the press release was nice, it did lack a certain level of detail that we prefer. Yesterday, Moto put up the official specs page for the CHARM, so with further ado, here is the extended spec sheet: WCDMA 1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (Category …

comScore: Android gains 4 points in U.S. smartphone market share, Samsung top overall OEM

July 8th, 2010

Today, analytics company comScore released their report on the “leading mobile original equipment manufacturers and smartphone operating system platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers age 13 and older” for May of 2010. Let’s start with smartphone operating systems. comScore’s findings are as follows: RIM 41.7% (-0.4%), Apple 24.4% (-1.0%), …

iPhone 4 bursts into flames, burns hand

July 8th, 2010

One of our very close AT&T sources just sent us in these images. Yes, it’s a fried iPhone 4. Apparently a customer brought the phone into the store to try and get help with it, although it’s pretty evident that the phone is unrepairable. It’s the first time our guy has seen this happen (us …

Apple iPhone developer boasts: $1,400 in revenue from iAds in one day

July 8th, 2010

iPhone developer Jason Ting has a hot app. He is the first to market with an application that will activate the iPhone 4’s built in LED camera flash, turning your smartphone into a flashlight. Now, while the flashlight application itself isn’t all that exciting (although it was downloaded over 9,000 times in one day) this …

Samsung Captivate to launch on AT&T July 18th, $199

July 8th, 2010

AT&T has just announced that the Samsung Captivate — Ma’ Bell’s version of the Galaxy S — will be available for purchase on July the 18th (T-minus 10 days). The Captivate sports a: 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, and Android 2.1. The …

Ubuntu shoehorned on to Nexus One

July 8th, 2010

If you really love Linux, and are a Nexus One owner, nexusonehacks.net has a tutorial for you. The site’s founder has managed to get Ubuntu linux running on top of Android 2.2 on his rooted Nexus One handset. The site provides a video walkthrough of what Ubuntu will look like on the Sexy Nexy as …

T-Mobile U.K. iPhone 4 pricing gets pictured

July 8th, 2010

Pocket-lint was sent an image that appears to detail exactly what T-Mobile U.K. customers will have to pay for a shiny new iPhone 4. T-Mo users over the pond can pick up an iP4 for somewhere between £349 ($530) and free, depending on which iPhone model and monthly plan you select (although not shown, Pocket-lint …