myTouch 4G Slide Review: Great Android Slider, “4G” HSPA+ Not A Marvel

T-Mobile will be releasing the myTouch 4G Slide as of publish tomorrow. It has the specs of a champion smartphone: a 1.2GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera (which is wide-angled, has rapid fire shooting, HDR, low-light shooting, and finally a wide-aperture lens capable of f2.2), VGA front-facing camera, 3.7-inch Super LCD display, and finally an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is also incredibly cool-looking, and despite not being the slimmest QWERTY smartphone on the market, it still is the perfect size. Check out the review after the break; you know you want to!

LG Thrill 4G/HSPA+ Launching For $99 In The Coming Weeks


The LG Thrill 4G will launch in the coming weeks, and for the specs, is worth every penny of the $99 it will cost on a 2-year agreement with AT&T, using their HSPA/4G network with enhanced-backhaul. Oh, and the specs: a dual-core Texas Instruments 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D TFT LCD screen at 800X480 pixels, Android 2.2 with the LG skin (upgradeable to Android 2.3 by the end of the year), 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage (microSD card support up to 32GB), dual 5 megapixel cameras for recording in 1080p HD in 2D and 720pHD in 3D. There’s also a front-facing VGA camera for video chats and the common FM radio/GPS/WiFi/HDMI-out/DLNA and more. Via: AT&T

Facebook Has An iPad App — Hidden In The Code Of Their iPhone App, Of Course


Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s protests that the iPad is not “mobile enough” to get its own Facebook app, Zuckerberg and Co. have designed and completed a Facebook app for the iPad, which is only usable on jailbroken iPads when run through the iPhone app, where the code for the iPad version is hidden, surprisingly. You can check out MG’s coverage and review (with plenty of screenshots) of the app over at our online buddies site,TechCrunch. Via: TC

Microsoft Has Seeded The Finished Version Of Windows Phone 7 Mango

 Microsoft has made Windows Phone 7 Mango a finished product, according to the Windows Phone Dev Podcast and so has been seeded to developers and manufacturers for use until the August to September time frame for launch, in which case everyone would (and should) be ready with their apps by then. OEMs that will use the update on their current smartphones and upcoming devices include HTC, LG, Samsung, Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE Corporation and Nokia. Microsoft states that Windows phone 7 Mango will add 500 new features to the operating system, whether they be big or small. Via: WP Dev Podcast

Motorola ATRIX 4G Now Has Gingerbread And 1080p HD Playback

Two greats things added to the 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 Motorola Atrix 4G (really HSPA+) on AT&T. One, that Android 2.3.4 with the Motorola UI is available for install, however as a manual download and install, rather than an over-the-air-update (OTA). Second is that 1080p HD video playback is now enabled, so your YouTube vids just got better without any hardware changes. Other improvements pertain to the MotoBlur UI, including faster Webtop browsing. You can also allow non-Market apps to get installed on the Atrix 4G, like Amazon App Store.

All the extra info you’d need are at the source links.

Via: Motorola Atrix 4G Update, release notes

iOS 5 Beta 4 Is First-Ever OTA Download For iOS


Today marks a milestone for all of Apple’s iDevices: An OTA update over 120MB that adds iOS 5 beta 4 to all iOS devices that support it. Along with this update comes a new iTunes beta. Some users report problems with the OTA; however on my iPad 2 update was a quick and painless process.Changes iOS 5 beta 4 are not as important as iOS 5 beta 3 — just minor tweaks and security fixes. So what are you waiting for? Get the .ipsw file via OTA or install it the old-fashioned way through iTunes. Full changelog after the jump. Via: Apple