According to a trusted source for TmoNews, the Samsung Galaxy S could be arriving for T-Mobile on July 21. While T-Mobile has not confirmed this, it does fall under the "summer" release time frame promised by Samsung back at the smartphone's unveiling in March. As for the other three big carriers in the United States, nothing has been whispered as to when they will get the phone.
Sprint's first-day sales of the HTC Evo 4G phone were good, but not quite as good as the carrier initially stated.
Sprint acknowledged Tuesday that it had overstated launch-date sales of the new Evo smartphone--the first 4G phone available in the United States. Sprint, its exclusive carrier, originally said that sales on Friday were three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices that it sold over their first three days combined.
But Evo sales on launch day were actually in line with the number of Instinct and Pre phones sold over the first three days … Read more
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Hey there! I just need some advice. I really want the new iPhone 4, but I currently have Verizon. My contract is up and I am deciding to move to AT&T. Do you think I should wait for the iPhone to come … Read more
Smartphone maker HTC has bought mobile app developer Abaxia.
Based in Paris, Abaxia creates mobile applications for network carriers and handset manufacturers. The company designs software that allows mobile phone makers to customize and add features to the home screens of their handsets to give them a consistent look and feel. Counting Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, and of course HTC, among its customers, Abaxia said that it has provided software to 60 different handset models.
The acquisition is a way for HTC to boost mobile app development under its own roof.
"The addition of Abaxia deepens and broadens our software … Read more
Before the WWDC 2010 keynote began, my colleague CNET News reporter Ina Fried sent out the following tweet, "My question for #wwdc, How much tougher is life about to get today for the Windows Phone 7 team?"
It's a thought I had as well and now that iPhone 4 has been revealed, I think the answer is pretty clear: Very tough. Not that WP7 wasn't already heading in that direction in the first place.
This marks the second Android-based smartphone for the carrier, following last year's HTC Hero. The Milestone sports a similar design and feature set as the Motorola Droid, which includes a 3.7-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED, but ships with Android 2.1. Other details include an 8GB microSD card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for Cellular South's 3G network.
Also, good news for Cellular South customers, as … Read more
Editors' note: The following is CNET UK's review of the Dell Streak. Once the product is available in the U.S., we will update our Dell Streak product page with a new review specific to U.S. consumers.
If bigger is better, then the Dell Streak is the greatest smartphone in the world. But size isn't everything, and although the Streak's large screen and powerful Android operating system provide heaps of fun, it needs some more polish before it lives up to our Android tablet fantasies.
Mega phone Is the Streak a phone or a tablet? We … Read more
It seems no one was really prepared for the huge demand for the HTC Evo 4G. Not only did Sprint and other retailers run out of the devices, but Qik, the provider for the Evo 4G's video chat app, was also overwhelmed by the phone's popularity and ended up having to temporarily pull the app.
Actually, the problems started early for Qik when customers complained that they couldn't even find the Qik video chat app in the Android Market, but fortunately, Google quickly came up with a workaround so users could discover and download the app from … Read more
We knew the HTC Evo 4G was going to be hot, but we just didn't know how hot. Well, apparently it was hot enough to break records.
Though it wouldn't provide specific numbers, Sprint said on Monday that it sold more Evo 4Gs in a single day than any other phone. Previously, the record was held by the Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre. In fact, Evo 4G sales on launch day were three times the number of Instinct and Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined--pretty impressive.
Unfortunately, the high demand also led … Read more
We know most of you are paying attention to another big news event this Monday morning, but thought some of you (we're talking to you, Android fans) might find this interesting.
We received a package from Samsung this morning and inside was a little UFO-shaped USB speaker system and a simple message on the inside flap of the box that reads, "Samsung Galaxy S. Landing soon."