Samsung has been pretty quiet when it came to new info on its Galaxy Tab line of tablets while everyone else has been announcing or releasing their own. Today that all ended as Samsung announced two new editions of its Galaxy Tab line, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1– and both look to give the iPad 2 and all other tablets a strong run for your money.
T-Mobile Brings The Heat At CTIA- Announces 4G Packing LG G2X and Adds More Details on Sidekick 4G and LG G-Slate
While they may soon become AT&T, until that finally happens T-Mobile is still going strong, today taking the wraps off a new impressive 4G phone for its already loaded 4G lineup, the LG G2X, and finally sharing some more info on two of their very anticipated new devices: the Sidekick 4G and LG G-Slate tablet. Let’s get to it! Read the rest of this entry
Looking for a new phone anytime soon? Well then we’ve got you covered. We’re live here in beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida home of CTIA 2011– one of the biggest tech shows in the US and the place where a whole bunch of the phones and tablets you’ll see in AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile stores very soon are announced. A lot has already been announced by carriers like Sprint and AT&T— but trust us, that was just the tip of the iceberg.
So keep your browser locked here for the next couple of days as we bring you everything you’re gonna want and need to know from CTIA 2011.
And make sure to follow us on Twitter, @teenstalktech, for all the latest tweets from the show!
AT&T isnt the only one making news in this day before CTIA. Sprint– who plans to have a crazy CTIA of their own— has today officially announced that before Spring is out they will be bringing the Samsung Nexus S to their 4G network with the appropriately named Nexus S 4G.
Beyond packing that Sprint 4G goodness this is pretty much the same Nexus S that was announced last year, though it’s still a pretty solid phone nonetheless with specs like a 4 inch high-res “Contour Display” with anti-fingerprint coating (in other words– a really nice, sharp screen that will make every thing on it look nice and clear. Oh, and the screen itself is curved — yes, curved– so that the phone will feel more natural in your hand particularly when your using it as a phone), 1 GHZ Samsung Hummingbird processor (for keeping things running fast and smooth), 5 megapixel rear camera with flash and second front camera for video chat (like the Epic 4G), 16 GB of built-in storage, WiFi (with support for the latest N networks), GPS and of course the latest and greatest version of Android for phones: Android 2.3 “Gingerbread.”
The Nexus S 4G will be available “this Spring” (so most likely very soon considering its almost April) for $200 with a new year contract and data plan.
Sure we’ve still got a day before CTIA officially begins, but as we saw yesterday AT&T isn’t waiting for nobody to make major news. Following yesterdays blockbuster announcement of their buying of T-Mobile, AT&T has announced today that they are bringing two new smartphones to their already impressive smartphone lineup: the Windows Phone 7 running HTC HD7S and what is nothing short of an absolute beast, the LG Thrill 4G WITH a glasses-free 3D screen.
Looking for a new AT&T phone anytime soon? If so, then you’re for sure gonna wanna learn more about these two.
While the big US cell phone show, CTIA 2011, isn’t expected to kick off officially until Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile have officially begun what looks to be an incredibly week for new cell phones with the announcement that AT&T will be buying T-Mobile. You read that right– AT&T is buying T-Mobile for an incredible $39 billion.
Now beyond having all of T-Mobile’s 34 million customers join AT&T to create one of the largest networks in the world at 130 million people, you’re probably wondering right now what this all exactly means to you (and this goes double for anyone with T-Mobile). To be honest, for the next 12 months or so, probably not a whole lot as this deal still needs to clear all the federal and regulatory laws needed for such a massive merger (something which isn’t guaranteed to happen either). Assuming it does pass though here is what we’re looking at.
Looking for a new Sprint phone? If we were you we’d hold off on that for a few more days. With CTIA 2011 (CTIA is where a lot of the new cell phones for the US are announced, kinda like CES just completely focused on cell phones and tablets) set to kick off next Tuesday, Sprint has sent out invites for an “exclusive event.”
Now we’re sure you wondering right now: what does this all mean, and more importantly what new device(s) are they about to show off? Well, if the rumors are any indication, Sprint is about to unveil some seriously insane and awesome stuff. Rumors have been saying the event (which is slated to run an insane 2 and a half hours!) will include the next generation of the incredibly popular EVO 4G (which just so happens to have been announced at CTIA last year) possibly called the EVO 3D (yes, that would mean this phone would pack 3D!), an HTC EVO View 4G tablet (possibly an Android tablet with 10 inch screen), and a Sprint 4G version of Samsung’s Nexus S. Yeah, things look to be incredible indeed.
We’ll be live all week next week from CTIA in Orlando and will be at Sprint’s event, so make sure to check back here for everything you’re gonna want and need to know.
While we all keep waiting for HTC and Verizon to release their highly anticipated 4G beast– the ThunderBolt first announced at CES in January and said to be coming any day now– new info has come out on another very impressive HTC/Verizon Droid: the successor to the extremely popular Droid Incredible. AndroidSPIN has gotten hold of some pix and specs of the new, unannounced device and wow does it look nice.
Specs here include a 4 inch high-res Super LCD screen (read: really nice screen), 1 GHZ processor with 768 MB of RAM (for excellent speed– this is the same as on AT&T’s HTC Inspire 4G which we found to be incredibly fast), 8 megapixel back camera with flash and HD video recording AND a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video chat (like on the ThunderBolt), and last but not least– Android 2.3 Gingerbread possibly with HTC Sense (about time we see phones with this latest and greatest version of Android come out).
For now this is all just rumors, and both HTC and Verizon have not commented or confirmed any of this (and obviously they haven’t shared other important details like if will also have 4G, when it will come out, and how much it will cost). If we had to guess we should learn more next week at CTIA 2011 in Orlando (which we’ll be at live!)– so if you’re looking for a new Verizon Droid, try to wait it out for another week or so.
One more shot of the back of the phone after the break.
Pics and info via AndroidSPIN
We know, a lot of you want a new BlackBerry. You want to BBM your friends who all seem to have one. Thing is, you look at a phone like an iPhone, Droid or Windows Phone 7 and really want something, well, faster, with a cool OS, a lot of apps, and that is well, more 2011. If this describes your dream BlackBerry, then listen up, as thanks to BGR a whole bunch of info on four (count’em FOUR!) new BlackBerrys– major updates to the Bold, Curve, Storm and Torch lines– have come out and they look incredible!
The Dell Aero– coming soon to AT&T
AT&T was pretty busy during CTIA last week, definitely making some big waves. We already saw AT&T and Palm announce that the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus would be coming AT&T’s way, but that wasn’t all, not by a long shot– they also revealed their second official Android phone (this not including the Nexus One that just came out with support for AT&T 3G), together with Dell called the Dell Aero (yes, Dell the computer company).
So what is the Dell Aero? According to AT&T– not only is it an Android phone, but the lightest Android phone out there. Design and specs wise, it looks to be pretty solid as well:
- A thin, sleek all touchscreen design with a 3.5 inch touchscreen with nHD resolution (or what looks to be a solid screen that should be fine for doing all your tasks from viewing texts to watching videos)
- 5 megapixel camera with flash and built-in integration with Facebook, TwitPic, Flickr, Picassa and YouTube— For direct uploading of your pix and videos to your social network site of choice, straight from your phone.
- WiFi, GPS and 3G
Unfortunately, that appears to be all AT&T is saying on the Aero right now, and we don’t yet know other details such as price, release date or even what version of Android it is running (though whatever version it is, we know AT&T and Dell customized it pretty strongly as you can see in the pic above which looks nothing like the stock Android homescreen we’ve seen on phones like the Droid and Nexus One), but we’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we find out.
One more pic of the Aero’s customized menu after the break.
Pix and info from AT&T