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More Images Of the Samsung (i400) Continuum, Some Specs Mentioned Too!

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Pictured beside the Verizon Samsung Fascinate (left) is the upcoming Samsung (i400) Continuum (right). This smartphone was leaked yesterday and is another smartphone to look out for. It's running the Android OS and sports a small "Ticker" OLED secondary display at the bottom for a bunch of notifications. When this launches, it'll be the fifth Galaxy S smartphone available in the US and it'll likely cost anywhere between $150 and $200 on a 2-year contract (I'm betting on $200). Specs are still unknown but it reportedly features a Super AMOLED 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5MP camera, Bing is the default search engine, and Android 2.1 with the Touchwiz UI. Head on over to Android Central for a bunch of other pictures.

[Android Central]

Entry-Level Samsung T249 Hits T-Mobile For Just $10

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T-Mobile has just released their latest handset, the Samsung T249, which is an entry-level device. It packs a 1.3MP camera along with Bluetooth support. This handset is definitely affordable at $9.99 on a 2-year contract and $99.99 contract-free. Check it out on T-Mobile.

[Phone Arena]

Verizon Leak Says They Have a Lot On the Way For the Holiday Season

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There was a leak today and the faucet is definitely still running. This is a huge leak regarding Verizon's upcoming devices and they're all below for you via Engadget. Before you scroll down I'll just mention the best / worst parts.

The Storm 3 reportedly isn't headed to Verizon anymore and that might be good / bad news depending on whoever you are. The rest of the BlackBerry line-up will reportedly be updated in October so maybe that means the OS 6.0 update is on the way. The Continuum - just like we heard this morning - should be available in late October or maybe in early November. The Motorola DROID Pro is reportedly also going to hit the carrier in late October / early November - this will be the Global Edition of the DROID 2. The Motorola Venus is apparently going to launch October and will sport a BlackBerry-style. This smartphone will sport a 1GHz CPU along with the Android OS. The LG enV Pro is apparently going to launch in November with Android and a 1GHz CPU. The HTC Merge that has been leaking out lately is reportedly also going to be available in the next month or so with a 1GHz CPU and it's another global handset. Clearly, it's reportedly going to be a big month for Verizon.

Last, but not least, there's the Motorola Stingray tablet which will sport a 10-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, CDMA connectivity, upgradeable to (4G) LTE support, and Android 3.0 "Gingerbread". There's also talk of a bunch of hubs, so you can check that out below.

The BlackBerry 9570 Storm3 has been canceled. It could still launch somewhere, but it won't be on Verizon, apparently -- and considering that it was shaping up to be an ever-so-slightly-retuned Storm2, we can't say we blame them.

The Tour, Bold 9650, and Curve 3G will all get updates in October. "Known issues" and the like.

Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum on tap for late October. We'd heard from our other source that it'd be on tap for early November, but either way, the wait shouldn't be a long one. It's got a 1GHz processor and is known internally by the codename "Garnett."

Motorola Venus in October. This is an interesting one -- Verizon bills it as having "BlackBerry look and feel" with a QWERTY keyboard up front below the screen, possibly mimicking T-Mobile's Charm, but higher-end thanks to a 1GHz processor and both CDMA and GSM / HSPA radios on top of Froyo.

Motorola Droid Pro tentatively scheduled for late October or early November. It's listed as having a 1.3GHz processor, Froyo, global radios, and Flash 10. We still have every reason to believe this is the phone we've been calling the Droid 2 World Edition (or Global Edition), but it's unclear whether it'll replace the Droid 2 altogether.

HTC Merge / Lexicon / Lexikon coming in late October / early November, too. Don't be fooled: all of these code names refer to the same device, and even Verizon's communication uses both "Merge" and "Lexicon" interchangeably. As expected, it's a global phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon.

LG enV Pro -- with Android -- coming in November. In all likelihood, this is the phone we referred to as the enV Touch 2 back in August. It'll maintain the enV Touch form factor and feature a 1GHz processor plus a global radio, making it the best enV (and frankly, possibly the best Android phone from LG anywhere in the world) to date.

Motorola Stingray tablet in Q1 of 2011. Now this is interesting. We'd previously thought the Stingray would be a smaller tablet, but it now seems it'll be a full 10 inches with Android 3.0 Gingerbread, 16GB of on-board storage, and Tegra 2. Oh, but that's not the best part: it'll also be "hardware upgradeable to LTE," initially launching with CDMA alone. Whether that means you'll need to purchase and insert some sort of module or something, we're not exactly sure.

FiveSpot next month, three USB modems for LTE in November, LTE MiFi after that. After a few fleeting rumors that it had been deep-sixed, it seems that the ZTE-sourced FiveSpot mobile hotspot will finally launch on October 7. We'll then get a trio of USB LTE modems in November from LG, Pantech, and Novatel -- perfect for Verizon's first round of commercial LTE launches -- and an LTE MiFi (from Novatel, naturally) either in the fourth quarter or first quarter. The "initial launch" of it will be domestic only, presumably meaning no GSM support.

[Phandroid, Engadget]

WP7-Based HTC Spark Gets Pictured A Bunch Of Times

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It looks like the HTC Spark is the next Windows Phone 7 handset to leak out in a bunch of photos. Of course, this is expected since the WP7 launch should be sometime in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the official spec sheet (rumoured one - which could be true - here) for this handset is still unknown so we'll have to wait just a little bit longer for those oh-so-important pieces of information.

[Engadget, Boy Genius]

BlackBerry Torch Also Available On Telus For $199.99

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Telus has become the second carrier in Canada to release the BlackBerry Torch. This smartphone is arguably RIM's best one yet and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, an optical trackpad, a slide-up QWERTY keyboard, and OS 6.0 with the new Webkit browser. This is available for $199.99 on a 3-year contract, $499.99 on a 2-year contract, $549.99 on a 1-year contract, and $599.99 contract-free. Check it out on Telus.

[Phone Arena]

Samsung (i400) Continuum Headed To Verizon With Galaxy S Branding, Packs Two Displays!

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An exclusive coming from Engadget has just broke the news on what the Samsung (i400) Continuum will be. First of all, it's running Android and it's headed to Verizon with the Galaxy S branding (the party continues). This smartphone actually packs two displays on the front, the primary large display and a smaller secondary OLED display at the bottom. Apparently, it's being called the "Ticker" so you'll get notifications, weather, and even some RSS updates. Specs are unknown right now but it seems to sport a microSD card slot on the side. This could be Verizon's next flagship device - launch date is unknown right now.


Radio Shack Getting the T-Mobile G2 "First" On October 3rd With (Cheaper) $149 Price Tag

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Radio Shack or The Shack will be launching the T-Mobile G2 for just $149.99 on a 2-year contract which is already a sweet deal. They've sweetened that deal by getting said smartphone on October 3rd which is a few days before T-Mobile and other stores get it. Looks like there is one more reason to step into that store.


T-Mobile's Cliq 2 Codenamed the Motorola "Begonia", Could Launch On November 1st

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T-Mobile is said to be launching the Cliq 2 in the near future and apparently it's going by the codename "Begonia". This handset is said to feature a new slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G hotspot functionalities, WiFi calling, and Android 2.2 with Blur. Clearly, no specs have been leaked yet but if this is true the rumour pegs it for a November 1st launch. That's just about a month away, so hopefully the price is right.

[Engadget Mobile]

Toshiba Announces the Satellite C660 Notebook, Launching In Q4

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Toshiba has just announced their latest notebook, the Satellite C660. This notebook is headed to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East sometime in Q4 of this year. Specs include a 15.6-inch display, up to an AMD Athlon II / Intel Core i3 CPU, integrated graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 640GB HDD, and a multitouch trackpad. This laptop will have a pro model that will be running Windows 7 Professional along with a different black casing and a non-reflective screen, but those are just about the only differences. Sorry, the price wasn't mentioned but hopefully we find it out soon.