Samsung And AT&T Announce The Infuse 4G

Samsung and AT&T have gone ahead and finally announced the Samsung Infuse 4G.

The Samsung Infuse 4G was first shown at CES, and since then both the companies have been mum about it. The Infuse 4G sports a mammoth 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED+ screen, with WVGA (800×480) resolution.


The handset will also be the thinnest ‘4G’ branded handset available on the AT&T network, measuring only 8.99mm thick. The Infuse 4G sports a 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor, along with 512MB of RAM and a microSD card slot (2GB card pre-installed).

The back of the handset sports an 8MP camera with an LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. There is also a 1.3MP camera in the front.   The usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Proximity Sensor, and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present.

Sadly, the Infuse 4G runs on Android 2.2 FroYo, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it.   The handset will also come with a special version of Angry Birds pre-installed with some hidden levels.

The Samsung Infuse 4G will be available at all AT&T stores from May 15, for $199.99 on a two-year contract.

(Press Release)

AT&T Announces The HP Veer 4G

hp veer Last week, we posted that AT&T might announce the white version of the HP Veer smartphone, along with the 4G connectivity. Now, AT&T finally announced the 4G variant of the HP Veer smartphone. HP Veer 4G comes with a touchscreen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of AT&T in the US.

There are no changes in the specs of this handset, except the 4G connectivity. HP Veer 4G is AT&T’s first smartphone to run the latest version of webOS software. The new AT&T billing will help the HP Veer 4G customers to easily purchase their favorite apps on the phone and have the cost added to their monthly AT&T bill.

HP Veer features a 2.57 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 400 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, WebOS, Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, 4G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP and so on

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 8 GB internal memory (~6.1GB available), Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, webOS WebKit browser with Flash support, GPS, Wi-Fi, Facebook integration, up to 5.0 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours of standby time and a 910 mAh battery.

HP Veer 4G will be available in both black and white colors. This handset will be available at AT&T’s company-owned stores and online from May 15th for $99.99 with a two years service agreement. HP Veer 4G comes preloaded with several popular apps including mobile hotspot, which allows the users to share wireless internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Motorola Atrix 4G And HTC Inspire 4G Software Updates To Enable HSUPA Rolling Out Now!

AT&T has started rolling out two new software updates for the HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola Atrix 4G. The software updates for both the handsets mainly aim at removing the cap from the upload speeds.

The Inspire 4G software update brings with some bug fixes, and some email enhancements including automatic configuration for Hotmail, Live and MSN email accounts. The software updates also enables higher upload speeds on the Inspire 4G, for which AT&T has been criticized.


The software update for the Atrix 4G enables higher upload speeds for the handset, and also bumps up the Android version to 2.2.2. Apparently, Motorola is also rolling out another software update for the Atrix 4G. The update in question is this one, which Motorola did not release to the consumers for some reason.

The updates for both the handsets are OTA one, and will be automatically pushed to all Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G handsets. Users can manually check for the update as well, by going to the Settings-> About Phone menu and selecting the Check for update option.

Via AndroidCentral

White HP Veer Coming Soon To AT&T?

Back in February, HP announced the HP Veer smartphone along with the HP Pre 3 and HP TouchPad. HP Veer comes with a touchscreen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY display, similar to the BlackBerry Torch. It is the smallest WebOS smartphone. Recently, the white version of the HP Veer have been surfaced online. This handset is expected to be available on the airwaves of AT&T in the US.

The white version of HP Veer might come with 4G connectivity. This handset is not announced yet, but it is expected to be announced in May. Check out the complete specs of HP Veer below.

hp veer white

HP Veer features a 2.57 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 400 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, WebOS, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with Geotagging and Video Recording, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP, 3.5mm headset jack, 8 GB internal memory, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi and a 910 mAh battery.

The white version of HP Veer might be announced next week or sometime in May. The original HP Veer will be available on the airwaves of O2 in Germany, starting from June.

Motorola Bravo Android 2.2 FroYo Update Rolling Out Now

The AT&T branded Motorola Bravo is all set to receive a major software update from Motorola. The Bravo is similar to the Motorola Defy, except for the difference in radio bands.

Motorola will start rolling out a software update (v37.4.0) for the Bravo, which will update the Android OS of the handset to FroYo (Android 2.2).


While FroYo may not be the latest version of the Android OS, the OS update does bring with it some notable changes. After installing this update, Bravo users can enjoy Flash videos on their handset thanks to Flash 10.1.

The handset can now also act as a Mobile hotspot’ for up to five devices, and can USB tether to a Windows or a Linux desktop via an USB cable.

Along with all this, support for installing apps on the memory card, profiles features, a new task manager, an updated gallery, a bunch of new applications (Files, Latitude, Places, and News etc.) and smart dial function for the dialer are also onboard. The full change-log can be found here.

The update is an OTA one, and will be pushed to all Bravo handsets out there in due course of time.

Apple iPhone 5 Expectations

WWDC is still a couple of months away, but the Internet is already abuzz with rumors regarding the iPhone 5 and the next version of iOS. Rumors suggest that the 5 launch may be pushed back to Fall, this year. However, I doubt this is going to happen. Instead, this year at WWDC the iPhone 5 will take a backseat, and let iOS and OS X Lion grab the spotlight.

iPhone 5

Nevertheless, below is a short list of all the features which the iPhone 5 should hopefully sport :

Slimmer, Faster And Sleeker

With every passing generation, the iPhone gets slimmer, sleeker and faster. The iPhone 5 should be no exception to this rule. Last year, the was the slimmest handset available to consumers. However, fast forward to 2011 and Samsung has managed to launch (err…announce) the Galaxy S II which is thinner than the iPhone 4.

Expect the iPhone 5 to be thinner than the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy S II, when launched. Since the iPhone 4 got a major design over-haul, don’t expect the iPhone 5 to look radically different from its predecessor. The iPhone 5 will sport the same dual-core A5 processor, which powers the iPad 2 and pack 1GB of RAM.


No Antennagate

The iPhone 4 was heavily criticized for its Antennagate‘ issue last year. In fact, the issue was so much over-hyped that Apple had to hold a special press conference regarding it, and even had to give free bumpers to existing iPhone 4 owners. I am more than pretty sure that Apple will make sure that the iPhone 5 does not suffer from the Antennagate issue.

Higher Storage Capacity

Apple did not bump the storage capacity of the iPhone 4, which currently maxes out at 32GB. However, this time around with HD videos becoming a common sight expect the iPhone 5 to come with higher storage capacities.

4G Support

This one remains a big mystery for now. No one knows whether the iPhone 5 will support the latest 4G’ network from AT&T and Verizon or not. According to me, the iPhone 5 won’t come equipped with a 4G-LTE radio. However, it may be very well possible that Apple will launch only one iPhone, which will work on both AT&T and Verizon’s network.

NFC Support

NFC (Near-Field Communication) is sure to catch up with the general consumer in the coming future. Google has already started supporting this new technology with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Nexus S incorporating a NFC chip. Many other industry giants have also showed interest in supporting NFC.

If Apple also starts supporting NFC and the iPhone 5 incorporates a NFC chip, expect this technology to become mainstream by end- 2012.

Bigger Screen

The Internet is abuzz with rumors that the iPhone 5 will sport a bigger 3.75-inch screen, whilst maintaining the same physical size. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 5 will sport a bigger edge-to-edge display, so as to maintain its same physical dimensions.

Steve Jobs had earlier said that a 3.5-inch screen is more than enough for the average consumer. However, times have changed and a 3.5-inch screen barely cuts it. Hopefully, the iPhone 5 will sport a screen bigger than 3.5-inches.

These are the top 5 features/changes which I expect the iPhone 5 will sport. Obviously, this is only the hardware side of the thing and I am pretty sure Apple has some big changes planned for iOS5 including a new notification system and a better home screen.

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Motorola Atrix 4G First Ever Software Update Rolling Out Now!

Motorola has started rolling out a software update for the Atrix 4G. The software update version is 4.1.57 and weighs 17MB in size.

The first ever software update for the Atrix 4G will bring with it a host of performance improvements and bug fixes.


The software update will improve the multimedia experience of the Atrix 4G with Bluetooth accessories and improve compatibility with additional Bluetooth headsets. The performance of the Car Dock application along with the Fingerprint reader at the back of the phone has also been improved.

The display of the handset will also turn off when plugged into the charger. Motorola also states that the battery life of the phone will be improved after installing this software update. The general stability and performance of the Atrix 4G will also improve after the software update.

Sadly, the software update won’t enable HSUPA on the Atrix 4G. AT&T has apparently disabled HSUPA on the Atrix 4G and the Inspire 4G, frustrating its users with very slow upload speeds.

The company has promised to release a software update sometime in the future, which will enable higher upload speeds on the handset.

AT&T Announces The Windows Phone 7 Powered HTC HD7S

htc hd7s HTC recently announced the HTC HD7S smartphone. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7 operating system and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of AT&T in the US. This handset is the AT&T’s version of the highly popular HTC HD7 smartphone. It comes with a large 4.3 inch Super LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB internal memory and so on. HTC HD7S is the second Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone to be available on the airwaves of AT&T, after the HTC Inspire 4G. Check out the complete specs below.

“Combining Windows Phone 7’s integrated entertainment services, including Xbox LIVE and Zune, with the largest screen available on a Windows Phone 7 device as well as outstanding Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW audio, the HTC HD7S is the ultimate mobile entertainment device,” said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. “As an increasingly important part of people’s lives, HTC believes in delivering unparalleled choice to the smartphone market. With the announcement of the HTC HD7S, HTC continues to successfully deliver on this promise.”

HTC HD7S features a 4.3 inch super LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3.5mm headset jack, 16GB of internal memory, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 1230 mAh battery and more.

HTC HD7S comes with the Windows Phone Hubs, which brings together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks. This handset will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. The price of this handset has not been announced yet.

LG Thrill 4G Announced; Sports A Glasses Free 3D Capable Display

LG and AT&T have just announced their latest addition to their line-up of Android handsets the LG Thrill 4G. The handset is basically the AT&T version of the LG Optimus 3D.

The Thrill 4G is powered by a 1GHz dual-core OMAP processor and dual-channel 1GB RAM. The handset features a 4.3-inch glasses free 3D LCD display with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The 3D display can also be toggled to work in 2D only mode.

Preliminary benchmarks suggest that the OMAP processor in the Thrill 4G is powerful than the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset found in the Motorola ATRIX 4G.


The back of the handset sports dual 5MP camera so that the handset can take 3D pictures and record HD videos in 3D as well. LG will also offer users with 3D content via their own LG 3D Space’ service.

“LG is very excited to offer the LG Thrill 4G to the next generation of thrill seekers. We have taken mobile phone technology to the next level with another first to market feature, this time being 3D capabilities,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones.   “This device elevates everyday tasks and entertainment to a new dimension of smartphone performance, giving LG Thrill 4G an edge over other devices in the emerging superphone category.”

The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, DLNA, microSD card slot, FM radio and HDMI-Out. The handset will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo, but LG has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the handset soon after.

Sadly, LG and AT&T have not mentioned anything about the availability and the pricing of the Thrill 4G, except for saying that the phone will be available in the coming months.

AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&TLast week, there was a rumor that Sprint and T-Mobile were working on some kind of a merger. Well, it looks like AT&T has already made a move; it just announced that it will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in a cash and stock deal.

The AT&T deal was completely unexpected, as it was believed that Deutsche Telekom and Sprint were already in talks regarding a merger or an acquisition by Sprint.

According to the terms of the deal, Deutsche Telekom will receive an 8% ownership interest in AT&T and a board seat. The cash payment of the deal amounts to $25 billion. The deal is still pending regulatory approval, and should close in about 12 months.

The combined entity will have close to 130 million subscribers (AT&T’s 95.5 million and T-Mobile’s 34 million). It will be, by far, the largest mobile provider in the US.

This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s future,said Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO. It will improve network quality, and it will bring advanced LTE capabilities to more than 294 million people. Mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, America’s high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.

Check out the official press release by AT&T here