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2 years ago

Cricket announces the Samsung Transfix

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Cricket Communications this morning announced a new phone to its lineup -- the Samsung Transfix.

The QWERTY slider sports a 3.2-inch display and runs Android 2.3 with an 800 MHz processor. It's got a 3.2MP rear camera and is available now for $179. Full press release is after the break.

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2 years ago

Marvel Comics Android app available now

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Here she be, folks -- the official Marvel Comics Android app! You can now get all of your favorite superheroes and villans -- more than 1,400 issues in all, in the safety and comfort of your Android smartphone or tablet.

Your downloads are backed up on Marvel's website, so switching devices won't make you lose what you've purchased. There are free previews available as well. We've got your download links after the break.

Source: Marvel; Thanks, Deathtron5000!

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2 years ago

Rocket Launcher receives a huge face-lift; is it enough to make it a default on your device?

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We took a look at a new launcher to the Market, Rocket Launcher, and while it was quite a unique launcher there was definitely a long way to come. The developers took to our feedback, they read the comments, and they jumped right into making big improvements on the launcher. They are back in action now with correct time and date, ability to add widgets, a new home screen look, and much more. So, whether you were a fan of it originally or not, this is definitely something you will want to check out and see how it works for you. Download links after the break.

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2 years ago

TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 launches on Android devices from Sprint

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TeleNav has been working hard on their latest update and they are now soon ready to release TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1. First up, will be availability to Sprint customers, who can start taking advantage of the newly implemented features such as:

  • New Home Screen - TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 uses a new, unique home screen, called “My Dashboard ™,” for quick and easy access to what on-the-go people need every day. The redesigned interface includes a map of the user’s current location with real-time traffic overlay and customizable “Home” and “Work” buttons to show current drive times based on live traffic.
  • Improved Map Options - TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 also includes smoother and faster map rendering, enhancing features such as live traffic, red light cameras and satellite view map layers. The application includes Multi Routes™, which recommends up to three routes to the destination with distance and estimated drive times based on traffic conditions.
  • New Widgets - Customizable Android widgets have been added for quick access to the information that on-the-go people need and use every day. Three TeleNav widgets are available for download on the Android home screen, including a map of the user’s current location, a one-box search field, and navigation with Home and Work commute times.

TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 will be available later this month at no additional charge with Sprint’s Everything Data and Simply Everything plans, with optional premium features such as lane assist, speed trap, red light camera, speed limit notification and commute reports available for an additional $4.99 per month. Full press release is beyond the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the AT&T Avail from ZTE

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Covering all bases, the AT&T Avail from ZTE will be filling out the Android portion of AT&T's GoPhone Pre-paid services. This device features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 5- megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 OS. Other specs include:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • Wi-Fi capable

Kudos to AT&T for bringing an Android 2.3 device to their pre-paid offerings. If you're looking for more info, the full press release is past the break for you all.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the Pantech Pocket

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Next up in the deluge of Android devices announced by AT&T tonight is the Pantech Pocket -- a unique looking device that AT&T says is focused on messaging and social entertainment.  It's wide 4-inch SVGA (that's 800x600 for those following at home) should make for a nice experience using a touchscreen keyboard, and the mini-tablet form factor should allow for nice browsing and video playback.  Check the specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory:  ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4" SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4" (600x800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

While this may not appeal to everyone, it's nice to see AT&T branching out and trying new things.  Again, the press release is after the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the Samsung DoubleTime

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AT&T hasn't forgotten the cost effective line of devices with their latest unveiling of their Android line up either. The Samsung DoubleTime specs fit that bill nicely, and while you won't be blown away with the specs it's still a worthy device to be picking up as a back up or for those in school.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
  • Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
  • 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution

You are for now at least -- going to be making use of the pink and white color scheme but you get a  3.2 MP digital camera with a camcorder, voice recognition, a dedicated function key for shortcuts and full QWERTY keyboard. Full press release is beyond the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the Samsung Captivate Glide

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AT&T is certainly on a roll this evening, and hot on the heels of the Atrix 2 announcement comes the Samsung Captivate Glide -- a Tegra 2, 1GB RAM, Super AMOLED sliding qwerty with AT&T's 4G speeds.  We've seen this one way back in July, where many thought it would be the Galaxy S II.  We now know that's not the case, and fans of the sliding qwerty form factor (right here!) should be pleased with this one.  The full specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED
  • Dual camera - 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Looks like a nice phone, especially if it hits the sweet spot for pricing.  The full presser is after the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces the Motorola Atrix 2, available Oct. 16 for $99

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AT&T isn't waiting for daylight to start announcing new Android phones, they have busted out a handful, one of which is the Motorola Atrix 2.  It looks like a decent refresh of the original Atrix, with a new body design, faster HSPA+ modem (it supports speeds up to 21Mbps), and ships with  Android 2.3.  We don't have the full specs or parts list, so we don't know if other internals have been changed or not -- though rumors abound as always. 

Specs are as follows:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 2GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540 TFT, with more than  500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

We've got the full press release after the break.

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2 years ago

AT&T Toggle - go ahead, bring your own device to work

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AT&T has announced their latest offering for users looking to bring their own devices to their work environment. AT&T Toggle, as it is called allows your device to contain two worlds essentially -- your work world and your home world all while keeping both worlds safe and secure and making it easy for IT admins to implement:

  • Personal mode: When not working, send text messages to friends, watch TV shows and movies, and play games on your mobile device as you otherwise would. Personal activities remain segregated.
  • Work mode: If it’s time to buckle down and focus on business, employees can enter their work environment. In this mode, users can access corporate email, applications, calendars and more, just as they would on a company-provided device.

The service will allow IT admins to control the corporate side of the device with the capability to update applications, remote wipe and manage company access while the personal side of your device remains unaffected.

The long and short of it, you get to use the device you love to use and businesses save money and know that their data is both compliant to security standards and secure on whatever device it is that you are using. AT&T Toggle can be used on devices running Android 2.2 and higher, and with any service provider. Full press release can be found after the break.

Source: AT&T

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