Category: Android News


ZTE Smart Tab 7 Spied Loitering at FCC

A ZTE Smart Tab 7 was recently found hanging out in the FCC, giving us an early hint at yet another Android tablet headed for the United States.  Very little is known about the device save for its support for Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth connectivity however the name points to a 7-inch display.  As some of you may know, Vodafone announced a Smart Tab 7 and Smart Tab 10  [Read More…]

Will Amazon Announce Android Tablet on September 28?

It’s been a long wait, but we could finally be less than one week away from Amazon officially entering the Android tablet space.  According to various outlets, Amazon is sending out invitations to a a press event to be held on September 28th at 10:00 AM.  We can’t think of any other reason as to why Amazon would be throwing a media bash so we’re anxious to see  [Read More…]

Patent wars: Verizon jumps into the fray, siding with Samsung against Apple

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Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.

Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to ask  [Read More…]

4G LTE-Ready LG Esteem Spied for MetroPCS

A new LG handset had been uncovered for MetroPCS which looks to bring a bit of high-end class to the no-contract carrier.  Specifications for the yet-announced LG Esteem include a 4.3-inch LCD display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel (720p HD video) camera on the back side. Price is expected to be $ 349.99 with a $ 100 mail-in rebate, which is a rather  [Read More…]

Sprint to Give Away 1,500 Nexus S 4Gs at Open Solutions Conference

Sprint announced today that Samsung will be a premier partner for their 11th annual developer conference, taking place in early November. What does that mean to those who sign up for the three-day event? Well, if you are among the first 1,500 registered attendees, you’ll walk out with a free Nexus S 4G and one month of service.

The Open Solutions Conference gets underway on November 2nd and gives  [Read More…]

Huawei Honor Announced for Select Markets

Huawei officially announced their next Android handset this past weekend, unveiling the Honor for a fourth quarter release.  Specifications include a single-core 1.4GHz processor, a 4-inch (854×480) capacitive display, an 8-megapixel camera, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a sizable 1900mAh battery.  Running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, the Huawei Honor, will be made available in classic black when released in various markets (Asia-Pacific, China, Russia, Middle East) however additional colors  [Read More…]

NenaMark Benchmarks Out Pantech Tablet for AT&T

Benchmarks for an unannounced Pantech P4100 have arrived online, tipping us to a new AT&T tablet. A few specifications were found among the early information including a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor with an Adreno 220 GPU, a display with 1024x720p resolution, and Android 3.2 under the hood. Obviously there’s a lot we don’t know yet, but we’re intrigued to see Pantech becoming a bigger player in the Android space.

T-Mobile announces the HTC Amaze 4G; takes the camera phone to the next level

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T-Mobile has long been one of the more consumer -friendly carriers. They place a huge emphasis on what consumers want. Not only in plan pricing and availability, but in their device portfolio as well. Today yet another T-Mobile device has been announced that aims to tackle one of the biggest consumers desires in a smartphone: a better camera.

Much like the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, the HTC Amaze will  [Read More…]

Bell to Launch White Samsung Galaxy S II Soon

Bell is one of the leading Canadian carriers and they offer a pretty good line-up of Android devices. The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of them, which is sometimes considered as the best Android device of 2011. Anyway, it was launched by Bell in June and now it seems they are planning to launch a little ‘more’ sexier version of the Galaxy S II. I am talking about  [Read More…]

Fusion Garage’s Grid 4 smartphone receives the FCC treatment

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Just in case you thought the folks from Fusion Garage weren’t serious about their whole “Grid” line of the devices, we now have a blatant reminder that they are indeed pushing forth with the idea. The Grid4 smartphone is now in the hands of the FCC, which has given the device a complete tear down.

As a reminder — this device, when released will be coming with a Qualcomm MSM8255, 4-inch 800 x  [Read More…]