Samsung Epic 4G Touch Announced On Sprint For $199.99 On Contract

Sprint seems to want to rename their Galaxy S II variant — as the Epic 4G Touch. Using Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the Touchwiz UI, a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 4G WiMAX connectivity, Samsung’s Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, an 1800 mAh battery, and 16GB of onboard memory. Mobile hotspot is supported up to eight devices, and Sprint’s usual apps, Sprint ID, NASCAR, Swype keyboard, Media Hub for TV and movies, and Kies Air for desktop syncing.

Sprint has setup a waiting page for those interested in getting notifications about the Epic 4G Touch. We’ll have some hands-on time later on. Via: Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S II For AT&T Arrives September 18th

The carrier branding we were used to with the original Galaxy S line seems to have vanished for the new and improved Galaxy S II line. The variant for AT&T will contain a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (instead of the 4.5-inch screen used on the T-Mobile and Sprint versions), Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest Touchwiz UI, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording (LED flash as well), 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, 4G HSPA+ speeds, is 8.89mm thin (being the thinnest “4G” smartphone for each carrier that it is one), and a dual-core C210 1.2GHz processor made by Exynos. More details upcoming. Via: AT&T

T-Mobile Announces Their Samsung Galaxy S II Variant

As usual, T-Mobile sends out their press releases earlier than the other carriers (at least as I’ve seen). The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile will debut in the fall of 2011. Specs include Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the newest Touchwiz UI, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, 4G HSPA+ data speeds, and not much else (due to T-Mobile keeping details pretty tight). According to Samsung, each Galaxy S II device has the following specs: a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, an 8 megapixel back-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording, a Super AMOLED Plus display, 4G HSPA+ capabilities, and finally 16GB internal storage.

We’ll be sure to update this post with additional details from the event.

Update: Due to reasons unknown to the press, T-Mobile was not ready to demo the Galaxy S II on T-Mobile to the press. So it turns out is was not available for a hands-on.

HP Touchpad Will Receive OTA Update In The Future

The HP Touchpad is not at its very last OTA (over-the-air) update, as a spokesperson for HP stated to CNET that the Touchpad will receive an OTA update that as according to official, “HP TouchPad owners can look forward to an over-the-air update that will enhance the platform and add functionality and a growing applications catalog.”

This all adds up to a very nice combination of the QuickOffice HD update, the App Catalog getting updated apps, and now a future OTA update for all of those new fire sale owners, like me.

QuickOffice HD Support Added To HP TouchPad

Despite webOS being a rather unsure matter (and it’s a wonderful OS on my overclocked 1.5GHZ dual-core Touchpad) a dedicated word processing app had been one of the things promised to users from the start, and that promise was kept. QuickOffice HD is now available to all Touchpad owners as an update to the app, for free. It adds document editing and creation, including Microsoft Word and Excel. As you can see above it works like a charm. Via: HP

Samsung Epic 4G Touch press images leaked

Once again, before the Samsung Experience press event in New York City tomorrow, more press shots of the Samsung Galaxy S II get leaked. From the shots you can easily see the 4G WiMAX icon and that the newest edition of Touchwiz and Android 2.3 Gingerbread in action. You can be sure to check the price, release date, and specs of each SGS II phone tomorrow at 6PM, since we’ll be reporting there, live.

Via: PocketNow