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BlackBerry "Pluto" 99xx's Battery Cover Gets Spotted In Vodafone Germany's Systems?

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We definitely haven't heard about the BlackBerry 99xx (below) in a long time. Coming from the BlackBerry OS Forums is this leaked Vodafone Germany system screenshot (above). If you translate "Akkufachdeckel schwarz" that's actually "black berry cover". That's all well and good for now, but I know a few people who are still waiting for this one. Codenamed the Pluto, it's said that this smartphone from RIM will sport the Bold form-factor along with a touchscreen display. Hopefully RIM throw on a touchscreen onto this device as well.

[The Cellular Guru]

T-Mobile USA's Samsung Galaxy Tab Will Cost You $399.99 On a 2-Year and $599.99 Contract-Free

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In case you never believed the rumours up to this point, it's just about official now. T-Mobile USA will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 10th for $399.99 on a 2-year contract and $599.99 contract-free. If you hate the iPad enough then the contract-free price could be right. You do get dual-cameras and Android so maybe that alone is worth it over the $500 16GB iPad.

[TMo News]

Samsung (i400) Continuum Smartphones Gets Officially Announced, Hitting Verizon On Nov. 11th

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A bit ahead of their announcement which is about an hour from Samsung has officially announced their (i400) Continuum smartphone (on the right in the photo above). This will be hitting Verizon in the US starting on November 11th and is the "first mobile with secondary dedicated ticker display". This handset sports a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display, a secondary 1.8-inch display, a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of ROM, 384MB of RAM, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth 3.0 support, and Android 2.1 with the Touchwiz UI. This should be priced at $199 on a 2-year contract and it's only two days away.

[Android Central, BGR]

Microsoft Stores Now Have the WP7-Based Dell Venue Pro Available

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The leak turned out to be true. The WP7-based Dell Venue Pro smartphone is now available through Microsoft for $199.99 on a 2-year T-Mobile USA contract. This is definitely the most interesting Windows Phone 7 handset and sets itself apart from the pack by having a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and a portrait slide-up QWERTY keyboard. The problem with this one now being available is that it's probably sold out at this point. It's only available in stores so you won't find it online. This will be available online on November 15th.


Vodafone To Offer Up the HTC Desire Z In the Future

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People overseas should be rejoicing right about now. Vodafone will be launching the HTC Desire Z in the near future which already has great company since they already have the Desire HD. The Desire Z features a 3.7-inch WVGA display, a 5MP AF camera with 720p HD video recording, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, a microSD card slot, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an aluminum unibody design, the new 800MHz Qualcomm CPU, and Android 2.2 with the Sense UI.


HTC Merge Accessories Are Now In Verizon's Internal Systems

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It's not exactly the biggest news out there but accessories for the Android-based HTC Merge have just been spotted in Verizon's own systems. The good news is that this smartphone should be launching before the end of the year. This leak doesn't give us any dates so you'll still to wait around a bit longer for this one to hit the market.

[Android Central]

HTC Paradise Hits the FCC With AT&T 3G Support, Could Be Cancelled Though

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Phone Scoop has just picked something up at the FCC and it's the HTC Paradise. We haven't heard about this handset for a while now and in case you forgot, it features a 3.2MP camera, a touchscreen display, an optical trackpad, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, an FM radio, a microSD card slot, and the Android OS. This exact model would be running on AT&T's 3G network if it actually does hit the market.

Yes, this has just been spotted at the FCC but it could actually be a handset that has been cancelled at this point. I mean, who's really waiting for this to launch? Check it out at the FCC.

[Android Guys, Into Mobile]

Samsung Unveils 70-Inch "Ultra Definition" 3DTV With 3,840 x 2,160 Resolution

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Samsung has just shown off quite the 3DTV today. The name is unknown right now but it's being shown off with the "Ultra Definition" moniker. It's a 70-inch 3DTV with an insane 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, 240Hz technology, a thin bezel, and smooth motion support. Sadly, you'll still need to wear those lame 3D glasses so it's not all good news.

Motorola DROID 2 Global Won't Be Hitting Verizon Until November 29th?

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Okay, so maybe the Motorola DROID 2 Global won't launch on November 11thAndroid Spin has just picked up a leaked Verizon document that says that it'll actually launch on November 29th. This isn't exactly the worst news out there because Verizon still has a couple of Android handsets on the way (the Samsung Continuum and the Motorola DROID PRo). Trust me when I say, the wait will be over soon.

The DROID 2 Global is said to feature the same look as the DROID 2 along with a 3.7-inch display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1.2GHz CPU, a 5MP AF camera with a dual-LED flash, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (8GB card pre-installed), Flash 10.1 support, dual-band CDMA / quad-band GSM connectivity, and Android 2.2 with the Blur UI. It should be available in two colours: Dark Sapphire and Winter White.

Toshiba Announces Their First Android Phone, 3D Android Phone Headed To Japan Too

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Today, Toshiba announced their first Android phone and it's dubbed the Regza T-01C. This handset is packing quite the spec sheet with a 4-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 854 resolution, a 12.2MP AF camera with 720p HD video recording, GSM connectivity, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.1 support, a microSD card slot, a digital TV tuner, and a slightly waterproof body. This will be available in early 2011, through Japan's NTT DoCoMo for the equivalent of $370 USD.

The other handset that will be hitting the carrier is the LYNX 3D SH-03C, which will be launching in December. This handset is packing a 3.8-inch 3D-capable display, a 9MP camera, a microSD card slot (2GB card in the box), and a one-seg TV tuner. This will be available in three colours: Ink Black, Fairy Blue, and Pure White.

Telus Releasing the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate On November 10th, At Their Event

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At this point we already know that Telus and Samsung are holding an event for the Galaxy S Fascinate on November 10th and it looks like that will be the day where they also release it. The event will definitely be an unveil and a release for the phone so it's a perfect launch event. The worst news about this is that it'll be available in "limited quantities" but I'm sure it'll be easier to find than the Captivate on Rogers.

[Mobile Syrup]

Nokia E7 With Symbian^3 Said To Be Shipping On December 10th

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Nokia has just announced something great if you're a fan of the company. This slider packs the fairly new Symbian^3 OS and will begin shipping on December 10th. As usual, the shipping dates will vary depending on where you are in the world so don't hold your breath on that date. If you like the OS then you should actually love the phone because the specs are actually one of the best in the smartphone world - besides the CPU and the RAM.

The E7 features a 4-inch Clear Black AMOLED display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 256MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP fixed-focus camera with a dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a front-facing VGA camera, an HDMI output, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 3.0 support, GPS, a 1,200mAh battery, and a 680MHz CPU.

[Into Mobile]

Verizon Kicking Off Pre-Sale For the Motorola DROID Pro On Nov. 9th, Release Set On Nov. 18th

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Verizon has just confirmed the pricing and release details for the upcoming Motorola DROID Pro. The world-capable smartphone will be available on November 18th for $179.99 on a 2-year contract and the pre-sale for it will start tomorrow. This smartphone features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of internal storage, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 support, a 5MP AF camera with a dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities, a 1GHZ TI OMAP CPU, a microSD card slot, 2GB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, GPS, and Android 2.2.

Verizon To Launch the Android-Based LG Vortex For Free On a 2-Year Contract Soon

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Engadget Mobile has just picked up this leaked image. This tells us that Verizon will be releasing the Android 2.2 based LG Vortex for free on a 2-year contract - after a $100 mail-in rebate. This handset is definitely the new line of mid-end Android phones that are on the way. The future of dumbphones is now among us.

Future Shop Canada To Offer the BlackBerry Bold 9780 On Rogers For $179, Aka Too Expensive

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Rogers really likes to price their devices a bit more expensive than the other carriers. It looks like Future Shop's Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 will also be a bit more expensive. After finding out that Best Buy would be launching it for $149.99 on a 3-year contract, Future Shop may be pricing it at $179.99 on a 3-year contract. This is definitely way above what Telus is offering it for right now ($99.99) so try to avoid this deal if it's possible.

LG Unveils the 12MP-Toting L-03C and Android 2.2 Based L-04C Handsets, Headed To Japan's NTT DoCoMo

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LG has unveiled two phones today that'll be headed to Japan, via NTT DoCoMo. The first one is pictured above and it's the L-03C cameraphone. It's basically a camera with a 12MP sensor and they slapped the NTT DoCoMo OS on it making it a camera first and a phone second. Other specs include a xenon flash, 720p HD video recording, and a 3-inch WVGA display. This This is actually being touted as the best cameraphone to date and that's pretty much expected. This will be available starting in January 2011.

The other handset that the company unveiled is the L-04C. This one isn't packing an excellent camera on the back though, it's your regular handset. This sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a microSD card slot, a 3.2MP camera, and 3G support. This will be available in February 2011 and will come pre-installed with Android 2.2.

LG L-03C Cameraphone Gets Unveiled: Engadget
LG L-04C Shown Off: Akihabara News

Telus Releases the BlackBerry Bold 9780 For $99.99 Including OS 6.0 and the Webkit Browser

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Finally! The wait is over for the BlackBerry Bold 9780. The first carrier worldwide to release this smartphone is Telus in Canada where it's now available for $99.99 on a 3-year contract and $499.99 contract-free. This smartphone is a slight upgrade over the Bold 9700 including a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.1 support, and OS 6.0 with the Webkit browser. Check it out on Telus and pick one up if you want.

Bell Releases Their Windows Phone 7 Device, the LG Optimus Quantum For $99.95

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Yes, Bell has just got their own Windows Phone 7 handset and it's the LG (C900) Optimus Quantum. This one features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5MP camera, WiFi / Bluetooth support, 16GB of internal storage, and a 1,500mAh battery. This one's available right now for $99.95 on a 3-year contract and $449.95 contract-free. Check it out at the link below.


Telus Releases the WP7-Based HTC Surround and the LG Optimus 7 For $99.99

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As expected, Telus has released their two Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Telus in Canada has joined the Windows Phone 7 party by releasing the HTC Surround and the LG (E900) Optimus 7 for $99.99 on a 3-year contract. The Surround packs a slide-out speaker and is also available for $449.99 contract-free, while the Optimus 7 sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which would definitely get used a bit more. It's also going for $499.99 contract-free. Check them out on Telus (here and here, respectively)


Rogers Releases the WP7-Based Samsung Focus For $199.99

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Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, the Samsung Focus has arrived on time. Rogers has just released the WP7-based Focus and it's 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. This one features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1GHz CPU, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB of internal storage, WiFi / Bluetooth support, GPS, and a 1,500mAh battery. Check it out on Rogers.

Microsoft and T-Mobile USA Release the WP7-Based HTC HD7

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T-Mobile USA's first WP7-based smartphone is the HTC HD7 and it's available right now. Of course, if you buy one it'll cost you $199.99 on a 2-year contract (you can find it cheaper elsewhere). This is pretty much identical (spec-wise) to the HD2 so the only improvement is the OS, which is actually quite a big difference.

Beneath the 4.3-inch display on the HD7, you'll get a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP AF camera with a flash, and WiFi / Bluetooth support. Check it out on the Microsoft Store.


AT&T Now Has the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround Available For You For $199

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If you're willing to purchase a Windows Phone 7 handset right now then you can find the Samsung Focus and the HTC Surround on AT&T's website (here and here, respectively). Both of these handsets pack some pretty great spec sheets and are available right now for $199.99 on 2-year contracts. The Focus packs a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5MP AF camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, 8GB of internal storage, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 / GPS support. The Surround, on the other hand, features a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, 16GB of internal storage, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 support, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities, and a a slide-out speaker.

[WP Central]