The Daily Slash: July 19th 2010

Jul 19, 2010
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Is it Monday already? Wait, that can't be how that saying goes. Anyway, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, we're glad to have you. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got Samsung pulling the Android 1.6 update from the Behold II, Netflix is heading North, and Sharp wants you to love the Sidekick. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a release date for Rock Band 3. So, sit tight, and get to reading, because there's no time like the present.

The Best of R3 Media

T-Mobile Pulls Android 1.6 Update for Behold II: Well, this is very, verycurious. Truth be told, there were a lot of folks out there that weren't very pleased with Samsung telling them that their device, as good as it was, wasn't good enough for that prodigal update to Android 2.x. So, instead, they decided to give them Android 1.6, which would at least give them access to a lot more Google-based features. So, that went out all well and good -- but apparently there were some problems fused with the update, because now T-Mobile has pulled it, saying that a signal issue present in the update was forcing them to pull the update. It's only bad when you realize that T-Mobile, nor Samsung, are saying when the new update will be released. So, keep on waiting if you haven't received it yet -- it may be awhile. Or tomorrow. [via Android Community]

Netflix is Goin' to Canada, eh? This is seriously some pretty exciting news for Canadians. After all, it's Netflix! And, you get to watch an awesome screensaver on your huge TV while you wait! Awesome, right? Well, it's no joke. Netflix has officially announced that beginning this Fall, the company will be bringing streaming movies and streaming TV shows to their TVs. As far as we can tell, it'll work on everything that runs Netflix 'round these parts, but there's no word on pricing quite yet. [via SlashGear]

Sharp FX Brings Sidekick Goodness Without the Sidekick: Today, the Sharp FX was announced. It's set to launch on July 25th, and it's going to cost $100 after a mail-in rebate and after you sign over your life for two years. What's great about it, is the fact that it's a messaging heavy device, with design inspiration ripped right from the Sidekick line of yesteryear. Oh, but that's okay, because it's Sharp, and that was their thing back in the day. It gets strange when you realize that it was actually manufactured by PCD, and they manufactured the Quickfire, too. Which, ironically enough, was a rip-off of the Sidekick, too. But, we won't get into that. If you like messaging devices, then this full QWERTY keyboard device is probably perfect for you. Oh, and you have to be on AT&T, too. That's important. [via PhoneMag]

The Dredge 'Net

Rock Band 3 Launching October 26: This one's a quick one. Rock Band 3 is launching, officially, on October 26th. Are you excited yet? Did you forget that you get to play on a keyboard? If you did, here's your friendly reminder: you get to play with a keyboard. And yes, there's a pro mode, so you'll actually get to learn how to use it, too. The same goes for the other instruments, too, but that's not exciting. So, yeah, October 26th. [via Joystiq]


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