Archive for June, 2010

iPhone 4 skin, Samsung Vibrant, Fascinate and more

June 30th, 2010

awrapforthat.com unveils a 3M Vinyl based ‘Wrap” for the iPhone 4 claiming to ‘Eliminate reception woes with this easy to apply vinyl skin’.

Does it work? won’t know until you give it a try. Luckily, they’re only $9.99

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Samsung Vibrant may cost $330 off contract. from phandroid.com

You don’t need to be a calculus whiz to piece together the 4 payments of $82.50 seen in the fine print:

†On approved credit. $82.50 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $82.50, required. 0% APR. Taxes & fees additional. Available only at T-Mobile-owned retail stores; see store for details.

We got numerous tips that T-Mobile left this bit on the page and in some cases sent the price live a bit more prominently before quickly pulling it. Now if Verizon, Sprint and AT&T would do us a solid and follow suit on some prices and dates, it would make comparing the various Galaxies an easier task.

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UberGizmo.com delivers a pic of the Samsung Fascinate.

Apparently when the Samsung Fascinate was announced, there was no official image of the device. So this seems to be the only one in existence as of now.

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Samasung Galaxy phones
Samsung has officially stated that: “Galaxy S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2 which will support Adobe Flash 10.1. (via twitter?)

Mozilla Firefox ‘Home’ app for iPhone

June 29th, 2010

We all know how friendly Apple is to developers that try to add functionality to the iPhone that directly conflicts with Apple proprietary bits.

A mobile Firefox (Fennec) would directly compete with Safari on the iPhone.

So Mozilla has created ‘Firefox Home’. This app will sync your Firefox bookmarks to your iPhone/iPod and allow you to access them through ‘Home’. The app also includes ‘Awesome Bar’ capability, making it far easier to locate the webpage you want.

This is not a browser!

The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session. What’s more, it provides Firefox “Awesome Bar” capability that enables people to get to their favorite web sites with minimal typing. Firefox Home provides an amazing “get up and go” experience. It’s encrypted end-to-end. It’s your home on the Web, wherever you are. And, of course, it’s free. Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.

thanks gigaom

EVO 4G gets OTA update

June 28th, 2010

from boygeniusreport.com

The ‘over the air’ update may include performance enhancements to WiFi, various Active Sync enhancements and a rumored solution to the social networking sync bug that wastes your battery.

This is a 21.43 MB file, so it must contain something useful. I wonder when Froyo will be delivered to the EVO?

Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone on Sprint

June 28th, 2010

Sprint may be releasing their second 4G phone with the new Samsung Epic 4G. It comes complete with slide out keyboard and Android 2.1 for the OS.

Specs as listed on Unbeatable.com

The Samsung Epic 4G boasts a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with a capacitive touch screen and underneath this they have also added a slide out keyboard for all the people who dont fancy software keyboards as much. It comes with both a 5 megapixel auto focus digital camera and a front facing camera, as well as a 6-axis accelerometer and 720p video recording. With 3G, 4G WiFi, GPS (for Sat Nav and maps) and Bluetooth connectivity this is a seriously well connected phone.

Sprint press release:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – June 28, 2010 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today introduced the second 4G-capable handset from Sprint, Samsung Epic™ 4G, a Galaxy S™ smartphone and Samsung Mobile’s first 4G Android™-powered device.

“Sprint takes another leap forward today, announcing its second 4G-capable smartphone,” said Steve Elfman, president, Network Operations and Wholesale. “Samsung Epic 4G joins a portfolio of powerful devices offering…

see entire press release

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