Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming To AT&T For $650, US Cellular $399 to $599

It is indeed so. The Galaxy Tab is an overpriced Android tablet. The last version besides the unannounced Wi-Fi version is the AT&T model, which launches on the 21st for $650 and has $15 and $25 pay-as-you-go data plans at 250MB and 2GB, respectively. On the flipside, US Cellular will launch their version of the Tab with $14.99 for 200MB or $54.99 for 5GB with tethering enabled data plans, and $399 on-contract or $599 off for the Galaxy Tab itself. Hit past the cut for the press releases.

Facebook Makes Its ‘Minimal Messaging’ Program Official

That’s right. There’s GMail, YMail, and FMail (not exactly). It’s a “modern messaging product” as according to Mark Zuckerberg, and it handles Facebook IMs, messages, SMS, and email, but it’s not email. It’ll still have FB email addresses, but it’s still not an email client. In fact, it’s a sort of super messaging program that is also minimal.

Essentially it’s messaging with email. And it’s not revolutionary, and it doesn’t allows for IMAP forwarding (like let’s say, to Gmail) bt Facebook states it’s coming. So sending emails from Facebook is more like sending messages to email addresses, and therefore Fmail is Fail Mail, because it doesn’t exist. In the meantime, email with your Facebook launches in the next few weeks; it’ll roll out much like the New Twitter did.

Google May Choose Motorola’s MOTOPAD For Android 3.0 — home of trusted insider Eldar Murtazin (who still can’t speak proper English) — is claiming that just how Android 2.0 was chosen by Google to debut on the Motorola DROID, Android 3.0 will debut on the uninspired (at least in naming) MotoPad — a sure moniker for a tablet, which by the way, would be 7-inches and to Steve would also be “DOA”.

Will You Even Bother With Fmail?

Today is the launch of Fmail today may signify two things: one, Gmail has an actual competitor, and two: most of you (or maybe just me) won’t care. The most Fmail could be is a service that allows you to get your own email address (i.e [email protected]) and use it with your friends and on Facebook could take it up a notch and design a completely new site that’s only dedicated to mail — then allow me to forward all of the Fmail to Gmail (you can obviously see I’m not leaving the Google camp anytime soon).

Or Zuckerberg could unveil a totally radical, totally new concept which would kill Gmail — wait — words like Gmail “killer” are completely overrated. The word “killer” in fact is the essence of “hype” another word that’s completely useless.  In fact Fmail (or whatever it might be called) is something that should be watched. You know, maybe it’ll be interesting, or another intrusion of your privacy, or just email for Facebook users. That makes sense.

Note: Obviously this is slow news day on LaptopMemo. Get used it it sometimes.

Samsung i9100 may be dual-core Galaxy 2 for Q1 2011?

After the Sony Ericsson Anzu, supposedly-in-the-know-well-known-product-tester Eldar Murtazin, mentioned that the Samsung i9100 is “so technically advanced” due to a dual-core processor, this matching up perfectly with the recent leaks by the dudes I’ve met at Engadget of a dual-core Galaxy S 2 launching in Q1 2011.

Possible results for the i9100 is a Touchwiz device with dual-core support on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, or a Touchwiz-skinned handset that is based off the upcoming Nexus S (it looks real enough now, doesn’t it?). Otherwise, I’d personally expect and want a proper Nexus S smartphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the “Pure Google” experience.

P.S.: Pure Google? Google, BestBuy, T-Mobile, and Samsung has run out of names for marketing.

Why Netflix Hasn’t Been On Android, But Is Coming Early Next Year

This has always been slightly controversial among the Android fanboys and simple users alike: “Where the heck is the Netflix app on my Android phone?”. Well, according to Netflix, it’ll appear on “select Android devices,” and the reasons being for the long delay and all is that, “The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android.” That makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s actually a fact that Windows Phone 7 and iOS have baked-in DRM solutions, while Android has never heard such a thing.

This also means that when I write about the specs of a new Android phone, Netlifx will have to be included, because it’s a “featured feature”. And that’s more work. Darn you, DRM. Via: The Netflix Blog