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Samsung sells 600,000 Galaxy Tab units worldwide

November 22nd, 2010

If you build it, they will come. According to a report from Korean newspaper The Korean Herald, Samsung has confirmed global sales numbers for its virgin tablet offering. In its first month of availability, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab has sold 600,000 units — likely making it the most popular Android tablet in the world. …

HTC Knight is a 4G QWERTY slider, runs Android 2.2

November 20th, 2010

We just received some more information on the device known as the HTC Knight. In addition to a3.7-inch display, the HTC Knight will, in fact, sport a sliding QWERTY keyboard and 4G connectivity. The phone will also rock an 8-megapixel camera, and most excitingly, will possibly be powered by a dual core processor. Our source saw …

Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 (Anzu) gets manhandled ahead of announcement

November 17th, 2010

In typical Mobile-review.com fashion, the Russian blog we all know and love has managed to get its hands on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X12 well ahead of any official announcement from the manufacturer. The Xperia X12, codenamed Anzu, will feature a 4.3-inch 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen, a 12-megapixel camera with HD video capture and playback, Android …

LG Optimus One sales top 1 million units

November 16th, 2010

LG announced Tuesday that sales of its entry level Optimus One smartphone hit 1 million units within the first 40 days of availability. The LG Optimus One is an affordable smartphone powered by version 2.2 of Google’s popular Android operating system. With the device, LG shows us once again that there is still very high …

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 hits Amazon for $120 over MSRP

November 16th, 2010

In a peculiar turn of events, Amazon has made ViewSonic’s upcoming ViewPad 7 tablet available for pre-order. No, that’s not the peculiar part. Amazon — an online retailer known for retail prices so low that countless brick and mortar retailers have been forced out of business — is charging $120 over MSRP for the upcoming …

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab goes on sale November 21st, $649.99

November 15th, 2010

AT&T and Samsung today announced pricing and release details for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch Android tablet will go on sale November 21st and will cost $649.99 with no commitment. Two pay-as-you-go data plans will be available to customers looking for 3G connectivity — a $14.99 option for 250MB and $24.99 for 2GB. Data …

Verizon adds LG Vortex, Cosmos to phone lineup

November 15th, 2010

Today, via two separate press releases, Verizon announced the addition of the LG Vortex — a full-touchscreen, Android 2.2 smartphone — and the LG Cosmos — a full-QWERTY messaging phone — to its handset lineup. The Vortex will boast a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with haptic feedback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.2 megapixel camera, micro-SD card slot (with support for up …

Motorola DROID 2 to get profiles, USB tethering via update

November 10th, 2010

According to a well connected Android enthusiast with a solid track record, Motorola’s DROID 2 is on the verge of a software update that will bring with it some solid new functionality. While no information is currently available along the lines of a release date for the new OS build, two attractive new features have …

LG Vortex hits Verizon Wireless soon; free on contract

November 9th, 2010

As Verizon Wireless continues to expand its Android lineup beyond DROID-branded devices, we’re seeing some nice inexpensive options from Big Red… and it doesn’t get any less expensive than free. We’ve known for some time that the LG Vortex — a CDMA version of the T-Mobile Optimus T — was on its way to to …

Live from Samsung’s mobile event

November 8th, 2010

That’s right boys and girls — BGR is here live at Samsung’s mobile event in New York City. The stage has been set for the second, more official unveiling of the Continuum Galaxy S handset and we’re waiting at the ready. Sure there have been plenty of Continuum–related leaks, but things get real tonight, and …