Samsung Stratosphere Is Verizon’s First 4G LTE QWERTY Handset For $149.99 On October 13th


Verizon has a new smartphone — again — that they’d like to let us all know about. It’s the Samsung Stratosphere, a QWERTY slide-out keyboard handset with a 1GHZ Hummingbird processor, 4G LTE connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, mobile hotspot capability and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s usual added “enhancements”. Something that make the Statosphere unqiue is that it’s a rather inexpensive 4G LTE device — $149.99 on 2-agreement. It will launch this Thursday, on the 13th of October.

Apple’s iPhone 4S Hits 1 Million Pre-Orders In 24 Hours — That’s Right

 Announce a new iPhone with an intelligent AI called Siri that backs it up and iOS 5 with iCloud. Include with said iPhone a high-quality 8 megapixel camera with 1080pHD video recording, a front-facing camera, an Apple A5 processor, the classic 3.5-inch Retina display, world phone capability, as well as Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T versions, and what do you get?

Apple sold 1 million iPhone 4S units in 24 hours. Beat that. PR after the break.

T-Mobile Springboard And Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablets Coming To T-Mobile This Holiday Season


This is the T-Mobile Springboard tablet, manufactured by Huawei. The Springboard aims to be one of the two new tablets unveiled this morning by T-Mobile via a press release, complete with a 7-inch multitouch HD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, SD card slot with support of up to 32GB memory, support for Blockbuster TVs and move show rentals, mutliple T-Mobile apps, and has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and video recorder with 720p for HD video capture, as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Next on the release list the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G edition, using HSPA+ speeds and has the exact same specs seen in all models prior that I’ve covered and reviewed here on LaptopMemo. Both tablets are due to launch “in time for the holdiays”. Press releases after the break.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Now Available For All Android 2.1+ Devices

20111007-164800.jpgIt’s finally here, fellow Minecrafters — the Pocket Edition optimized for Android devices that are not the Xperia Play, precisely all Android 2.1+ handsets. There is a demo available for those wondering if it’s worth the $6.99 to purchase it from the Android Market versus the much better and full-featured PC and Mac versions. Check it out at the source link. Via: Android Market

Samsung And Google Have Postponed The Galaxy Nexus Launch

WELL.

That was unexpected. The upcoming Galaxy Nexus launch planned next week will not be at CTIA fall after all. The event is currently being rescheduled, which is pretty much a bummer, if I do say so myself. What entices journalists and tech-savvy consumers so much about the Galaxy Nexus is that it will usher in the next iteration of Android, that being version 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich along with a tablet version of the OS which will unify both the tablet and smartphone experiences, along with top-notch specs like a 1280×720 screen with the latest camera specs and dual-core processors. Here’s Samsung’s statement on the matter:

“Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”

Via: Stuff.tv

iPhone 4S Now Available For Pre-Orders, Unlocked Models Coming In November

The new iPhone 4S, available on Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T goes on pre-order today for $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB). WHile these models make the iPhone 4S a “world phone”, keep in mind the new unlocked models that debut in November which are priced at $649, $749, or $849, for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions will only work on GSM carriers, not CDMA ones (the handset must be first activated on a CDMA carrier like Sprint or Verizon). Some of the main specs include an Apple 5 dual-core processor, a new 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, iOS 5, that wonderful 3.5-inch Retina display, and finally Siri, the new voice-controlled artificial intelligence system. Via: Apple Store

HTC Sensation XL Announced

This is quite a big one. The HTC Sensation XL (obviously extra large) is an HTC Sensation 4G that has Beats Audio built-in and comes with a pair of headphones, along with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4.7-inch Super LCD display, HSPA+, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080pHD video recording, and then some. It only comes in white, as seen above, and will launch in Asia and in Europe, but no American launch is planned at the moment — at least we don’t know one is. PR after the break.