Samsung Within/Galaxy S II For Sprint Seen Chilling In Blurry Fashion

Well, will you take a look at that? My fellow geeks at Thisismynext have busted open another exclusive (don’t be surprised, it just happens for them) and took a short but blurry look at the Samsung Galaxy S II variant for Sprint, which in the recent months was dubbed the Samsung Within. As all reports of US-bound Galaxy S II go, the new line of Galaxy S II devices will all have Android 2.3.4 with Touchwiz 4.0, an 8 megapixel camera and front-facing, and the dual-core 1GHz to 1.2GHz ARMv7 setup seen in the European model, as well as possibly coming in every carrier’s flavor of “4G”. In this case, we (and by “we”, I mean “I”) cannot wait for the Galaxy S II to launch here in the States. It’s just boss.

HTC Status Review: It’s The Facebook Phone You May Want

At first, it was called the HTC Cha Cha in Europe. Now when brought to the United States’ shores on AT&T’s 3G network, the Cha Cha is called the HTC Status. It will retail for a mere $50 on a 2-year contract, and brings along Android 2.3.3 with Sense UI, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, 800MHz processor, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Moreover, it has a 2.6-inch LCD touchscreen, something that I’ll talk about later in the review, which obviously is after the break.

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.4, Which “Fixes” The JailBreakMe Exploit

Time to get iTunes fired up and upgrade to iOS 4.3.4 (unless you’re an iOS 5 user, like me). It seems to patch the security exploit that allowed for the one-tap jailbreaking method/PDF exploit called JailBreakMe. Otherwise, wait until there’s an actual update with some new bug fix or feature and keep your jailbroken iDevice. Oh, and for Verizon iPhone users, this updated is called iOS 4.2.9. You know, just an FYI. Via: Apple

Google+ Now Has 10 Million Users After 2 Weeks And 1 Billion Shares Everyday

Two weeks into Google+ being Google+, and 10 million users have already registered for the service (keep in mind Facebook has 750 million). With a massive update coming soon, user-requested features will add to the stability of the social networking service, along with updates to the Android app and the iOS app debuting. According to the Google CEO on his Google+ post, Larry Page states that 1 billion items are shared and received on Google+ everyday. For a social networking so new, this is quite an amazing feat.

myTouch 4G Slide Hands-On!

Courtesy of our happy FedEx Man, the myTouch 4G Slide is available for testing, and is on our desk. Upon opening the box, the speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor was amazing quick when booting into the homescreen and into setup. The 8 megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash and 1080pHD video along with an HDR mode is incredibly sharp, and likewise goes for the tad-too-small-for-our-tastes 3.7-inch multitouch WVGA Super LCD screen, which is bright, sharp, and has deep blacks with a high contrast. And despite T-Mobile using our least favorite 4G technology, HSPA+, it’s still pretty fast, and reaching 10MBps downloads off of it is pretty easy in our area. As for the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, its well-placed keys and comfy buttons make it easy to use and to punch out long, not short, emails, Google+ posts, or tweets. In fact, it’s the best keyboard I’ve ever used on a smartphone, a title I previously bestowed upon the T-Mobile G2 and Sidekick 4G, both also on T-Mobile.

Within the next few days a full review will be up for the myTouch 4G Slide on LaptopMemo, but in the meantime, enjoy the few shots of the smartphone that right off the bat looks like T-Mobile’s greatest below!

myTouch 4G Slide Shots

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