In late spring, U.S. Cellular revealed through its Facebook page that it would be bring two Android smartphones, the HTC Desire and Samsung Acclaim, to its lineup this summer, and we now have a release date and pricing for one of those devices.
The Samsung Acclaim will be available July 9 for $99.95 after a mail-in rebate. With the purchase of the phone, the carrier will also give customers a $20 gift card to use toward app purchases in the Android Market.
Google's Android 2.1 operating system powers the Acclaim and the phone has a 3.… Read more
The number of compact and ultracompact digital cameras available from major manufacturers is overwhelming--and it's about to get worse. Before summer's out, most of the companies will have announced a new batch of point-and-shoot models in an attempt to woo you into upgrading or at least penciling them into your holiday shopping budget. Judging by the reader e-mails I receive, none of the current crop seem to have all of the features you desire, so maybe some new options are exactly what's needed.
My fear, though, is it'll just be more of the same, with too … Read more
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Like puzzles? Then you should head over to a new teaser site posted by T-Mobile, and try to guess the name of a new handset that's coming to the carrier in just a couple of days. The page shows portions of a pictogram puzzle, and a countdown to the official announcement. Though the bottom portion of the puzzle is mostly covered up (for now), the top line is pretty easy to figure out. We won't take the fun out of it for you, … Read more
We've always thought there must be people at Samsung who randomly pick a word from the dictionary to name the company's phones. Now we think they must have run out of words.
That's because one of the latest Samsung phones for T-Mobile, announced Wednesday, is called--we kid you not--the Samsung :). Thankfully, Samsung "Smiley" is an acceptable substitute, because otherwise we would have a hard time trying to order the darn thing over the phone ("You know...The Samsung colon with the right bracket?"). What's next, the Samsung :-p ?
The Smiley is, as … Read more
Flash for Android is released, AT&T's love/hate robot relationship, and a new slate of Motorola Droid offerings. Plus voice navigation tips, and a review of Google Voice. All that and more on this week's edition of the Android Atlas Weekly.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 4
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After months of waiting, the Samsung Behold II is finally leaving Android 1.5 Cupcake behind. Unfortunately, however, this update only takes the phone as far as 1.6 Donut. And that's all it's going to get. Yes, you read that right.
Though most Android owners are concerned about 2.1 Eclair and even 2.2 Froyo, this T-Mobile handset is only now seeing last year's Donut. Samsung's official statement on the phone is that it is "not upgradable" beyond 1.6 likely because of unforeseen growth in the platform.
Less than a week after AT&T Samsung announced the Samsung Captivate, more details about the Android-powered smartphone are leaking out. Engadget today posted a hands-on with an early version of the device that offers a few more details beyond what we know already.
As the first Samsung Galaxy S model to land at a U.S. carrier, the Captivate promises many of the same features found in Sammy's original Galaxy S that we saw three months ago at the CTIA show in Las Vegas. Inside you'll find Android 2.1, Samsung's TouchWiz interface, and its … Read more