U.S Cellular To Launch Its Own Galaxy S Phone, The Mesmerize

If you live in a state where U.S Cellular is offered, and prefer their CDMA service, then you’ll be in luck for the Samsung Mesmerize, a Galaxy S phone. Its specs match that of most other Galaxy S devices, with a Super AMOLED display (4-inch), 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, SWYPE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and micro-SD card slot. The official presser that arrived in our inbox this afternoon also came with a handy note; that it’ll ship with Android 2.1 on October 27 and get upgraded to 2.2 “later this year”. Full press release, after the jump.

Angry Birds Getting Ready To Rumble Next Week On Android, Sans Beta

This just in: a group of “Angry Birds” are about to completely demolished your work ethics, and perhaps will become the most-used app on your Android smartphone? What is it? It’s Angry Birds, you fool. Besides the strickly awesome-looking stuffed toy line and now the Android release, Rovio Mobile has remarked on their official Twitter account that they’re getting ready for a full release next week, and need to iron out some multitasking bugs on Android.

Full enjoyment of Angry Birds on Android beginning in 5….4…3…2..1.
Via: Rovio Mobile (Twitter)

More Windows Phone 7 Phones Lea, I Just Wonder If I’ll Ever Get To See One

Seriously. HTC Mondrian. LG Optimus — whatever. All these Windows Phone 7 handsets leak, and not one of them are released. All of that is due to change in NYC this month, but I still wonder when HTC, LG, or Samsung, will move a leg and start getting these devices out. And send me a review unit of each of course.

Anyways, above is a 13-minute saga of the next leaked Windows Phone 7 phone (sorry for that pun), the Samsung GT-i8700, aka Omnia 7, successor to the dreadful Omnia II I reviewed (you can find it in the reviews section). Enjoy.

Via: SlashGear, Mobility Digest

Motorola DROID Pro: It’s Like Business And Android. In Harmony.

The Motorola DROID Pro is well — unexpected and surprising? A Blackberry-esque keyboard, Android 2.2, is a global-phone, and can utilize Verizon’s CDMA bands at the same time. Whether or not it has a touchscreen, none of us know, but more on this as it develops.

Update: Motorola CEO Sanjay Jah has gone up on stage (possibly at CTIA 2010) and remarked that the DROID Pro is real, will be coming in the first week of November, and has a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 3.1-inch display, and 1GHz processor

Via: BGR

Google Goggles Now Available On iPhone 4 And 3GS

Google Goggles — an image searching app — after a year of release on Android, is now part of the iOS4 App store, and is compatible with iPhone 4s and the old 3GS. A quick recap of what the heck Goggles is: You can search products, places of interests, logos, and just about anything else, and find the exact match on Google. Essentially if you don’t know what something is, instead of Google, you Goggle.

Via: Google Mobile Blog

Skype For Android Finally Released As A Proper App, But With No 3G Calling

So, Skype. YOu’ve finally given us the Skype app, which allows for all good Skype things you do in the desktop (sans video calling) on an Android 2.1 and up phone, but without any 3G access (for now)?

What do you have to say for yourselves?

Anywho, the app works properly over Wi-Fi, and can be download form Skype.com/m or the Android Market. The app does have some issues with Samsung Galaxy S phones, which appropriately, Skype is bug squashing.

Via: BusinessWire

Medal Of Honor (Open Beta) Review

I have to give props to EA on this one. They’ve taken actual U.S servicemen, spent what could only be described as millions on Medal Of Honor, a reboot of the entire franchise, and what have they come up with? Well, let’s go over the recipe for instant gaming success:

  1. Produce a game that sparks controversy (i.e saying “Taliban” in the multiplayer, then changed to Opposing Forces)
  2. Make the game as realistic (yet fun) as possible.
  3. Make it fun. And add a tint of adrenaline.
  4. Release an open beta more than a week before release to get your scores and buying decisions made up.
  5. Invent an awesome cast of characters; especially one with a super beard and Oakley sunglasses.

According to DICE, if this doesn’t work, they might not be able to make another Medal Of Honor. I think it will work; as of now it is the most pre-ordered title in the entire franchise.

T-Mobile MyTouch Announced With Froyo In Tow, HD Video, And 1GHz Snapdragon

The T-Mobile MyTouch — yes only MyTouch — is now official thanks to T-Mobile. This smartphone, using Android 2.2 on a T-Mobile inspired UI, has a 3.8-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel primary camera with 720p capture, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a next-gen-out-of-this-world MSM8255 Snapdragon processor running at 1GHz. The MyTouch also has a snazzy front-facing cam for use over Qik or Yahoo! Messenger, either on the T-Mobile HSPA+ data connections or Wi-Fi. While I don’t have a release date for this slippery sucker yet or pricing (according to the documents that were left in my Gmail), but according to T-Mobile, it’ll be out “in time for the holidays” in any one of four colors: white, black, plum, and red.

A press release is after the “more” link, but what the heck, who cares about press releases? Video calling over 3G!? Heck yes!