Own or plan on owning an Atrix HD? Well, there’s a good possibility that you’re going to need some extra juice to go along with it considering the lack of a removable battery. Case manufacturer PowerSkin has revealed their newest case for the new Atrix HD to help consumers who need protection and extra battery life. PowerSkin’s cases are easy to install, high quality, and they provide the protection and backup power that you need. [Read more...]
Being one of the most anticipated phones of 2012, if not all time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of hype to live up to as it finally made its way over to the US. In a world of emerging quad core tablets and phones, the dual core system stays strong while manufacturers and consumers believe that Android is not yet optimized to fully utilize the larger number of cores. With the recent release of Jelly Bean we’re starting to see just how smooth Android has become while being able to use all of the hardware for an enhanced experience. Being the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S II is no easy job, and we’re here to tell you if it lives up to the hype of causing all of our news feeds to be filled with BS rumors for months.
If you want a smartphone that can hold its own against a drop to the ground or a slip into a puddle, AT&T’s new Samsung Rugby Smart might be worth looking in to, especially if you’re on a budget. This rugged device is [Read more...]
As of yesterday you can now get your hands- you’re going to need both- on the massive AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note.
In case you haven’t heard, the Galaxy Note caught a lot of attention for its size, sporting a monstrous 5.3 inch screen. Though the size of the device dances on the line between phone and tablet, its definitely designed and [Read more...]
Last week we wrote an article anticipating the release of CyanogenMod 9 for the Samsung Galaxy S II. That wait is coming to an end and early builds of CyanogenMod 9 are starting to roll out. It’s not perfect, but it’s running exceptionally well for being this early in development. We gave it a test drive on our SGSII and have been impressed with the progress made so far. [Read more...]
AT&T decided to make the release date of their new 3D-LG-4G phone, the Thrill, officially confirmed via their Twitter feed yesterday. So, we have this device to look forward to on September 4th.
In case you didn’t know, the device will run Android 2.2 Froyo (but will be able to upgrade into Gingerbread later on), have a 4.3 inch WVGA 3D display and a 1GHz dual-core, dual-channel RAM processor for the 3D capabilites.
It’ll have a 1.3MP front facing camera and a 5MP camera in back with 720p video capture; photos and videos will be able to be converted into 3D as well and have unique features such as ‘no shake’ for the vids. The phone will be 100 bucks on contract. .
Even though the HTC Status (or “Facebook Phone”) has only been out for a little over a month, it may have already overstayed its welcome. Rumor has it that the Status will be getting the boot from AT&T.
According to TechCrunch, “multiple sources” have confirmed that the carrier will be bailing on the phone because of underselling of the product. This may not come as a shock to some (or anyone) since the phone sort of took off as a dud at the start. The “Facebook”-ness of the phone relied solely on the ability to update smoothly with their Blackberry style keyboard, and the dedicated Facebook button at the bottom of the page. Apparently, the phone is difficult to navigate, overwhelmed by Sense, and in my opinion kind of pointless. The audience they were aiming for was probably aiming themselves for a better gadget anyway.
AT&T released an official statement contradicting these rumors though, saying, “The HTC Status is a great product and our plans for it to be part of our portfolio haven’t changed.”
We’ll see, we’ll see.
If the HTC Status- or “Facebook Phone” as it’s more often referred to- caught your interest, you should be happy to hear that a release date and price has been officially confirmed by AT&T.
The phone with integrated facebook features and the first dedicated Facebook button will be coming July 17th, for 50 bucks on contract. It’s got a 2.6 inch 480×320 display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, HTC Sense, 5 mega-pixel camera, and a blackberry-style keyboard. Pre-order starts today.
Another 4G 3D phone is being tossed into the market, this time by LG under AT&T’s network.
The phone, named the LG Thrill 4G, will run Android 2.2 Froyo and will be able to upgrade into Gingerbread later on. The phone will have a 4.3 inch WVGA 3D display and a 1GHz dual-core, dual-channel RAM processor for the 3D capabilites. The phone will not require glasses to see the 3D and will be preloaded with two 3D games: “Let’s Golf 2″ and “NOVA.”
It’ll have a 1.3MP front facing camera and dual 5MP cameras in back with 720p video capture; photos and videos will be able to be converted into 3D as well and have unique features such as ‘no shake’ for the vids.
Also available for the phone is YouTube and mSpot- 3D of course on both- and an HDMI port and micro usb cable.
Naturally, no one has said when its coming or how much it’ll cost.
UPDATE: Thanks to the quick feedback from our Facebook community, It would appear the following information (and original post) is false and the SGSII continues to elude the US in an attempt to keep AT&T users with out-of-date phones. Alright, so that was a little overboard, although we received confirmation from an owner of a Infuse 4G with the same phone and dock down to the placement of the power icon. We’re still crossing our fingers for some more information on the SGSII Superphone and when – if – it gets released to AT&T.
AT&T users: Rejoice! It would appear we have an “official” confirmation from Samsung that the Samsung Galaxy S II, which has been released in Europe for a few months, now will be making its way onto AT&T sooner than later. A small gallery of professional quality shots from Samsung Mobile’s Facebook shows the “Samsung Galaxy S II Desktop Dock” with the SGS II resting in the stand stamped the oh-so-familiar AT&T logo. The design for the phone has been changed up a little bit (much like the Fascinate and the Captivate are both Galaxy S but different carriers) and looks similar to a few of the later Samsung phones.