Archive for Aug 30, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch unveiled for Sprint, launching September 16

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch unveiled for Sprint, launching September 16

So the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II was outed earlier by a slide on one of Samsung's product pages, but now the details are confirmed. Unlike the T-Mobile and AT&T versions, this one will tack on "Epic 4G Touch" to the original Samsung Galaxy S II moniker. It will also be the first of the three to become available, launching on September 16.

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Samsung Galaxy S II unveiled for AT&T, launching September 18

Samsung Galaxy S II unveiled for AT&T, launching September 18

AT&T has confirmed its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II as the big US debut is underway at a press event in NYC. Instead of rebranding the device as the "Attain" as previously rumored, AT&T will simply keep it as the Samsung Galaxy S II. But unlike the other variants for the WiMAX network and for T-Mobile, AT&T's version will not get the screen size boost up to 4.5-inches.

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Samsung Galaxy S II unveiled for T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II unveiled for T-Mobile

T-Mobile has just confirmed that it will be offering the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone on its 4G network. The device is about to be unveiled at the Samsung event in NYC that will mark the big US debut of the popular handset on three of the four major US carriers. We're covering the event live, so be sure to keep it here on SlashGear for all the details.

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Ford announces EVOS Concept at IFA 2011 ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford announces EVOS Concept at IFA 2011 ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford is announcing its EVOS Concept vehicle at IFA 2011. The announcement comes ahead of the official global debut to take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The concept embodies Ford's new global design language and explores future vehicle and powertrain technologies, especially considering the benefits of cloud connectivity.

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Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Mozilla is finally going to launch its popular Firefox web browser on the Android Honeycomb platform. Although Firefox has been available to Android, it has thus far only supported phones and not tablets. This new Firefox for Honeycomb will be an evolution of the phone version with added features that take advantage of the larger screen size.

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HP TouchPad to get one last production run

HP TouchPad to get one last production run

HP has just confirmed that its recently axed TouchPad tablet is getting one last production run. The company announced that it was discontinuing all webOS hardware as it contemplates the platform's future, which led to a $99 fire sale that sparked new demand, so much so that the tablet is now out-of-stock at most retailers.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch confirmed early

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch confirmed early

Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone is about to get its official US debut later this evening. It's set to launch on three of the four major US carriers with the device to vary slightly for each. One of these variants is a WiMAX version called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which has apparently outed itself a bit early.

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ComScore: Android and iOS near 70 percent of US smartphone market share

ComScore: Android and iOS near 70 percent of US smartphone market share

ComScore has issued a new report on the US smartphone market breakdown for the three-month period from April to July 2011. Unsurprisingly, Android and iOS continue their steady climb now reaching a combined market share of nearly 70 percent, while RIM, Microsoft, and Nokia's Symbian continue to slide.

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Wacom Inkling converts ink drawings to digital

Wacom Inkling converts ink drawings to digital

Wacom has long been known in the digital art community for its array of peripherals, especially its digital pen tablets. Drawing with a digital stylus is easier than with a mouse obviously, but still, nothing compares to drawing with a real pen on paper. And that is exactly what Wacom will address with its latest product called the Inkling.

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HP TouchPad could be resurrected after PC spin-off

HP TouchPad could be resurrected after PC spin-off

In an interview with Reuters, HP's PSG (Personal Systems Group) executive vice president Todd Bradley revealed that the company could resurrect the HP TouchPad. The webOS tablet was recently announced to be discontinued along with all other webOS hardware after only about six short weeks on the market. Bradley also reveals that HP's PC business will most likely be spun off as a standalone company than be sold to a rival PC maker.

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Samsung unveils Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y Bada 2.0 phones

Samsung unveils Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y Bada 2.0 phones

Samsung has announced three new smartphones that will be powered by its own proprietary Bada 2.0 operating system. The flagship of this trio is the Wave 3, which was first leaked in Samsung's IFA 2011 Unpacked app, followed by the Wave M that will target the mid-range market and the Wave Y for the entry-level market.

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Rent Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Nymph submarine for $2,500 per day

Rent Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Nymph submarine for $2,500 per day

It would be great to have the kind of money that Sir Richard Branson has at his disposal. The dude has islands, aircraft, ships, and even spacecraft that he toys around with. One of the cooler things that Branson has is his fast Necker Belle luxury catamaran. The catamaran is said to be one of the fastest on the oceans, but the coolest thing about it to me is the Necker Nymph.

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