Motorola Xoom to cost $800?!

No, that is not a typo; a recent post over at AndroidCentral containing information from an apparently reliable tipster regarding the MAP (minimum advertised price) has just hit the tubes.  According to the screenshots provided by the tipster, the MAP for the Motorola Xoom appears to be $799, quite a bit higher than anticipated.  The screenshots details information on the HTC Thunderbolt’s MAP as well, coming in at a much more acceptable $249.  Hit the link to find out more.

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[Rumor] Samsung to announce Galaxy S 2 devices at MWC?

Despite the “rumor” classification, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Samsung will in fact be releasing the next iteration of it’s exceedingly popular Galaxy S line of smart phones at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The upgrade, according to the KoreaHerald, is expected to include the new SuperAMOLED Plus display, Google Android 2.3, and a dual-core SoC to top it all off . No word on whether this will be a dual-core version of Samsung’s sexy Hummingbird platform, or something altogether new. Hit the jump for some quotes directly from Shin Jong-kyun, alpha dog in the Samsung mobile division.

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CES: Honeycomb – Not just for your tablet!


It’s finally here; Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was announced (teased) and extensively demoed on Motorola’s flagship tablet, the XOOM, earlier this week at CES.  the community immediately fell in love with the reimagined tablet interface, but one question hung about the techno-sphere like a latent fart: WHAT ABOUT MY PHONE?!  Thankfully, we have a little more information regarding the usage of Android 3.0 on smartphones thanks to none other than Matias Duarte, head of interface and design for Google’s Android OS.  The guys over at Engaget were kind enough to record the interview with Mr. Duarte, and the from what we’ve seen so far, Android 3.0 is THE milestone update we’ve craved.  Hit the link for some key new features (impressions included)as well as a video of the interview courteoussey of Engaget.
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The Marvelous Mytosis of Motorola is complete!

After an eternity in the electronics field (some 80 years), Motorola has successfully completed the split into two seperately-traded companies, Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc. respectively.  The split comes as a result of the company’s desire to more accurately satisfy the growing demands of the ever-changing consumer and business technology markets.  The company goes on to state that it was partially motivated to split by the desire to offer investors more pointed investment markets, instead of a single, convoluted entity.  It’s going to be interesting to see where Motorola Mobility decides to take the DROID brand, and wether or not they intent to re-invent existing Motorola mobile product lines.  Hit the link for more information on the two individual entities.

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Motorola Gets All Enigmatic-like

The next step in Motorola’s marketing campaign is an incredibly vague counter on the main mobile landing page of their official site.  In bold letters, Motorola beckons; “Ready to skip a generation?”  Just below their siren song a counter can be found, currently just under 15 days left to tick away.  Honeycomb promises to be a major milestone release (tablet-wise, anyways) for Google’s Android OS.

Here’s to hoping that countdown isn’t counting down to something more sinister (or boring).

The Galaxy Tab to run between $200 and $400?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung executive Hankil Yoon, informed them that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be running for a very reasonable $200-$400 price range. This is all dependent on subsidies of course. If the price can be reduced to $200 on a 2 year contract and $499 without, then Samsung has a winner. It may seem hard to compete with the iPad at a similar price off contract, however the Samsung Galaxy Tab is better in every way. Dual cameras, Flash 10.1, almost half the weight, smaller more portable size, but still packing a big enough screen to enjoy games, E-Reading, and web browsing. This thing is a winner so far in our books, though we do need to get our hands on one to make sure we like this thing in real life as much as we do from afar. Would you sign a 2 year contract for a $200 Galaxy Tab or would you prefer to pay full price? Read more of this post

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab revealed, on paper it bests the iPad in almost every way

Today is the launch of, well lets be honest, the iPad’s first real competitor. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was unveiled today in Berlin Germany and there is a lot to like about this device. In fact, there is so much to like about the device I went with the semi-controversial title stating that the Galaxy Tab is in fact better than the iPad. Well that is on paper at least. So what does this thing come with? Read on after the break for the full spec list… Read more of this post

Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video shows up, actually looks good

And there it is folks, the very first official teaser video for the Galaxy Tab showed up on the web today. I must say, though the video is only 19 seconds, this teaser is amazing! I am so pumped to see this come to fruition. Lets run down the details of the video and what we can expect… Read more of this post

Samsung’s Galaxy S tablet spotted, caught on a pretty blurry camera

As we wait for Samsung to make their official announcements about the Galaxy S tablet AKA Galaxy Tab, we will be searching for clues. Today the first clue has emerged. Someone riding on a public transport is using what looks to be the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It has a 7″ screen according to the guy using it, but he wasn’t able to give too many more details. The tablet looked pretty small, but it also looked quite thick for its size. The Galaxy Tab for those who don’t know yet, is an Android tablet running OS 2.1, has an 800×480 resolution display, and has Samsung’s Hummingbird processor inside. There are very few, if any, official details about the device, but Samsung is supposed to announce it very soon. So if you want to whet your appetite, check out the video after the break…

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BGR scoops up Verizon roadmap, Droids, Tablets, LTE, and more

BGR picked up on a road map that seems to be quite huge. Not just a ‘maybe’ here and a ‘maybe’ there, but some devices with some fairly detailed specs.  According to BGR, Verizon is expecting to get a new ‘Droid Pro’ in November, new Android world phones from both HTC and Samsung before the end of the year, a Samsung tablet this year, a Motorola tablet next year, a new LTE MiFi with hotspot sharing with up to 10 poeple, and more. Check out BGR’s official queue up after the break…

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