Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is long due for the next update. Since launch of the platform late last year, only one update has been distributed so far that brought the much needed copy and paste feature. Hence, WP7 users are anxious for the next update codenamed "Mango" and possibly rebranded as Windows Phone 7.5, that should bring a whole slew of additional improvements including multi-tasking.
Samsung's struggles with the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab would have been much simplified, many believed, if the company brought out a WiFi-only version of the slate, just as Apple did from the get-go with the iPad. Unfortunately it's taken Samsung five to six months to delivery the Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi (GT-P1010/W16), but at least now we have an official US release date and price.
At a utterly lovely Sprint media event at CTIA 2011, gold and yellow tones abound, Sprint has announced what they hope will be a heavy contender in this massively competitive 2011 season for Android. It began with a lovely floaty Andy video in full 3D, showing him float about, transforming things from flat to 3D. It was instantly apparent that the device would be the next step in the EVO line. The first announcment was the HTC EVO 3D, the first 4G device with a dual-core and 3D capability with no glasses needed.
Sprint and Kyocera joined forces to reveal the very first dual touchscreen Android phone--the Echo--at this evening’s special “Industry First” event hosted by Sprint. Our guys are there live and and ready to bring the scoop. So far a super sized version of the phone has been on stage that unfolded itself to show an amazing dual screen. Their goal is to create a tablet-like device that that can easily fold up and fit into your pocket.
Behold the most massive amount of posts outside the Daily Slash CES 2011 roundup. This is a big weekend and a day's worth of content you might never be able to wrap your eyeball skins around, believe it! To even have a chance, you'll have to start with Chris Davies CES 2011: All-Star Tablet Round-Up and the CES 2011 Complete Android Community Breakdown by yours truly. From there, head over to Ben Bajarin's Verizon iPhone – An Analysis of the Major Questions in preparation for tomorrow's SlashGear Verizon Event Liveblog: Tuesday Jan 11 Live Verizon Press Event (we'll be there to bring it to you DOUBLE live!) Head over next to a personal roundup Goodbye, CES 2011 – It’s been fun by Dylan Bailey over on Android Community, and -Oh! Don't forget your Google Goggles!
The WiFi-only version of Samsung's Galaxy S tablet device, the Tab, has been only rumored about up until now. But Samsung has officially pulled the curtain off the device, and now you'll be happy to know that the 3G-less version of the tablet is coming. Unfortunately though, there's not a lot of information that Samsung is releasing at this point.
Sprint has turned on its 4G WiMAX service in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing high-speed wireless connectivity to four new markets there. San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto and Oakland join the existing 67 markets Sprint and Clearwire serves, just as promised back in late November.
Sprint has officially launched its 4G WiMAX network in New York City, as well as Hartford, New Haven, New Brunswick, Trenton and Tampa, taking its total coverage to 61 markets. Meanwhile Clearwire is pushing out various promotions offering 50-percent off WiMAX service for the first two months in the new areas.