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Boost Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Prevail hands-on!

April 5th, 2011

We’re here live at the Boost Mobile’s media event in New York City where the prepaid carrier just announced the Samsung Galaxy Prevail — its first CDMA Android powered smartphone. The Galaxy Prevail runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, and free subscription to Telenav for voice-guided …

Sprint, Verizon Wireless drop Samsung Galaxy Tab to $199.99

April 5th, 2011

Sprint and Verizon Wireless have both dropped the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet with a 7-inch display, to $199.99 with a new two-year contract. Sprint originally launched the Galaxy Tab for $399.99, before dropping the price by $100 in January, and Verizon Wireless’ Galaxy Tab made its debut at …

87% of Android developers think fragmentation is a problem, survey finds

April 4th, 2011

The debate surrounding Android fragmentation continues to draw attention, and the issue resurfaced on Monday following the results of a recent survey. According to Baird analyst William Powers, roughly 87% of Android developers believe that fragmentation is a problem for the Android platform. 57% feel Android’s fragmentation problem is either “huge” or “meaningful,” and about …

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G to launch April 20th, tweets RadioShack

April 1st, 2011

If you’re a member of the T-Mobile family and are intrigued by the new, Android-based Sidekick handset, listen up. RadioShack has taken to Twitter to let its customers know that the device will be on store shelves beginning on April 20th. “The new @TMobile Sidekick 4G comes to The Shack on April 20,” reads the post. “Who’s …

Kyocera Echo pre-orders start at RadioShack

April 1st, 2011

Sprint’s new dual-screen Kyocera Echo is now available for pre-order from RadioShack. The Echo sports two different displays for a total 4.7-inches of touchscreen real estate. The Echo’s second screen can be used to run two applications at once, as a full QWERTY keyboard, or to enhance gameplay. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) powered smartphone is …

Kyocera Echo pre-orders begin at Sprint

March 30th, 2011

The Kyocera Echo, Sprint’s new Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone — with two displays stacked on top of one another, Nintendo DS style — is now available for pre-order. Interested customers can reserve the Echo for $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate, for delivery on April 17th. We went up close with the Echo during CTIA …

Verizon Wireless ‘LTE Smartphone’ now known as Samsung DROID Charge

March 29th, 2011

Remember that vaguely named “LTE Smartphone” being flaunted at CES by both Samsung and Verizon Wireless? According to intel gather by blog PocketNow, it looks like that very same handset will henceforth be known as the DROID Charge. Originally codenamed Stealth, the DROID Charge (also known as the SCH-i510) packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED …

ATRIX 4G and Inspire 4G will get HSUPA next month

March 25th, 2011

BGR has confirmed with AT&T that both the Motorola ATRIX 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G will receive software updates in April that will enable HSUPA. The confirmation follows a report on Friday from enthusiast blog DroidMatters.com, which points out a posting to the same effect on AT&T’s Facebook page. A Motorola representative stated earlier …

LG Optimus 3D passes FCC with T-Mobile 3G bands

March 24th, 2011

T-Mobile customers looking to get in on some trippy googly-eyed 3D action may not have long to wait. The FCC has just passed through a device called the LG P920, also known as the LG Optimus 3D. This new version features support for the AWS/PCS/WCDMA/HSPA bands, suggesting it could launch on T-Mobile in the United …

Hands on with T-Mobile’s Sidekick 4G, again [video]

March 23rd, 2011

We swung by Samsung’s booth at CTIA Wireless on Wednesday to get some more hands-on time with the Sidekick 4G, soon to launch on T-Mobile. Somewhere in the back of our minds we still had the stigma that the Sidekick was a dead messaging phone of yesteryear, but that’s not really the case. The Sidekick …