From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Sprint Releases Samsung Epic 4G Update

by Johan on September 30, 2010

Sprint has finally released an update for the Samsung Epic 4G. This new update fixes the slow 3G upload speeds experienced by the cell phone. The software will be automatically downloaded to your phone since this is a recommended update. The update will be pushed out in stages from 9/30 12AM EST and will be rolled out to users over several days. It will take approximately 7-8 minutes to download and 7-8 minutes to install. Issues addressed in this firmware update include:

* Wi-Fi standby battery drain
* Amazon MP3 cannot be downloaded in 4G
* Large emails lag in upload speeds
* Increased 3G upload speeds


T-Mobile Releases Samsung T249 Slider Phone

by Isaiah on September 30, 2010

T-Mobile has released another budget-friendly phone from Samsung namely the T249. Coming in a vertical slider form factor, the handset sports a 176 x 220 TFT display, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 100MB of internal memory, a microSD/SDHC card slot, a music/video player, Bluetooth, a microUSB port and supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) network. If you’re interested, the T249 will set you back $9.99 after rebate with a 2-year contract agreement. [T-Mobile]

Samsung Dual SIM Star Duos Hits India

by Johan on September 30, 2010

Folks in India are now able to purchase the Samsung Dual SIM Star Duos, which is actually the first dual-SIM phone supporting 3G and 2G dual-active standby. The phone also has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 3 page extended menu with TouchWiz 2.0 UI, a 5MP camera with Power LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, DNSe audio enhancing technology, SNS support, FindMusic service to identify songs, Document viewer, an FM radio, 9 regional language support, a 250MB internal memory and a microSD card slot (up to 16GB). The Samsung Dual SIM Star Duos is priced at Rs. 12,300 (US$273). [Slashphone]

Android-based Motorola i886 iDEN Phone

by Johan on September 30, 2010

Motorola today introduced the Android-based Motorola i886 iDEN phone that features a full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, an accelerometer, Push-to-Talk, Bluetooth, a web browser, a 2MP camera with video recording, and a microSD card support. The FCC has recently approved the Motorola i886, so we will see this handset in the US market very soon. Stay tuned for more updates. [UnwiredView]

Fly DS105 Budget-Friendly Dual SIM Phone

by Isaiah on September 29, 2010

Another budget-friendly dual SIM phone has recently entered the Russian market, this time from Fly called the DS105. Priced at just 990 Rubles (about $33), this candybar phone sports a 1.43-inch 128 x 128 TFT LCD display, dual SIM card slots, a microSD card slot (up to 2GB), a music player, an FM radio, a LED flashlight, an 850mAh battery and supports GSM (900/1900 MHz) network. [Fly]

Vodafone 945 Android Smartphone

by Johan on September 29, 2010

Vodafone has decided to release their secondary Android-powered smartphone namely the Vodafone 945. Powered by Android 2.1 OS, the phone features a 3.2-inch WQVGA (240 × 400 resolution) capacitive touchscreen display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a GPS support, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, and a 300MB of internal memory, which is expandable via a microSD memory card slot. The Vodafone 945 Android smartphone is available in black or silver. [UnwiredView]

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