Mid-summer Android phone release roundup
You want leaks, we got leaks! In the past couple days news has been coming out of the woodwork about upcoming Android phones, so I'll take a minute and wrap it all up neatly here in one place. Remember, these aren't 100 percent guaranteed dates by any means (cough Thunderbolt cough Droid Charge), but we're pretty confident in them.
First up we have the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC Status for you folks on AT&T. There's no exact date given for these two, but it looks like we'll be seeing them this month, as leaked docs show a July release date at Sam's Club. Both look to be awesome phones, each geared to a different audience. Folks wanting raw power and a 3D screen will love the OMAP4 powered Thrill 4G, and the HTC Status looks like a social networker's dream come true.
T-Mobile subscribers are in for a treat on July 27, when the MyTouch 4G Slide rolls out, again, at Sam's Club. Combine a physical keyboard and a zero shutter lag, backside illuminated wide angle lens camera and great new software, then throw it on the MyTouch 4G for one hell of a nice phone. T-Mobile has the MyTouch 4G Slide pages ready to go, so it's close. (Thanks, Andrew!)
Sprint has some love to share on July 24, with the Samsung Conquer -- the first entry-level Wimax phone from Mr. Hesse and crew. Dual cameras, tri-band CDMA with 800MHz support, and Gingerbread sounds like a great way to have fun this summer. Guess where ... at Sam's Club
One more thing (you thought I forgot, didn't you?). There's another phone that a few of you have been looking forward to called the Droid Bionic that looks to be hitting the shelves on August 4. It's version three of the phone of your dreams -- dual-core OMAP might, LTE speed, and likely the best upgrade from an OG Droid or Droid X that anyone can imagine. We'll be on this one like a hawk, just like you will. At Sam's Club.
It's worth noting that these leaked dates are for Sam's Club (we mentioned that, right?) and not the official carrier stores. That means you might even be seeing these for sale a bit sooner at other retailers or at your carrier's brick and mortar location, something we've seen before. It's going to be another busy summer reviewing Android phones, and that's the way we like it!
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