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After a barrage of internet leaks and blurry cams, Verizon has finally come clean about the DROID 3. The Moto-made lineup will become a trilogy on July 14th for a price of $199 on a two-year contract. Your hard earned pesos will score: a 4-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, dual-core processor and a fresh helping of Android 2.3. There’s also the addition of a redesigned keyboard, which now has a fifth row for numbers. As for all of you LTE hopefuls, you won’t find any 4G love here, but if Big Red hasn’t reached your coverage area yet, does it really matter? Full press release after the break.
Galaxy Tab early adopters just might have something to smile about. Our friends over at Sprintfeed have landed an internal Sprint document dating the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab’s Gingerbread update. The document states that on July 5th people will starting seeing notification of an OTA update being available for their tablet. This may not turn your legacy Galaxy Tab into a Galaxy 10.1, but it should at least put a little pep in its step. The plan is for the update to be carried out over a four-day period.
Our friends over at Tmonews have received info on the EVO 3D making its way through the FCC with AWS bands. They’re the first to say this doesn’t mean it will show up on T-Mobile, but stranger things have happened. We’ve seen our share of EVO clones, but would HTC consider bringing this product line to another carrier? If T-Mo pulls this off, an EVO 3D, G2X, and Sensation lineup sounds like enough to make the other carriers a bit envious.
Shortly after releasing their official Kinect SDK for Windows, developers have already started cranking out interesting tools. A gent by the name of Kevin Connolly has put together the Minority Report experience that people visualize when Kinect comes to mind. Thought it is still a work in progress, it is pretty darn cool. Be sure to check out the video after the break. We have to warn you that you may hear his mouse crying in the background, since this could very well be its replacement someday.
While having a conversation with a close Sprint source, we ended up getting some new details on the Now Network’s Q3 lineup. We came away with details on the Samsung Galaxy S II, but also found out there’s another Galaxy S sequel on the way. Our source revealed to us that Sprint has plans to release a follow up to their popular slider the Epic 4G. The Epic 2 and Galaxy S II are set to be a part of Sprint’s Q3 roadmap. This means we can expect to see something between July and September. Our source says they’re expecting Sprint to ride out the EVO 3D as their premiere Android device for the majority of the summer and that we can most likely expect a late August to mid-September release for these devices.
Mimoco seems to be at it again. This time they’ve conjured up some Transformer inspired thumb drives. This wouldn’t have anything to do with a movie coming out next week, would it? Starting at around $23 for 2GB of space and $60 for a 16GB model. The drives will also be preloaded with: digital comics, videos, desktop wallpapers, icons, avatars, and screensavers. You’ll have your choice between Optimus Prime and Megatron, or you could just pick up one of each. Full press release after the break.
There is plenty of anticipation for the official release date of Sprint’s EVO 3D. There has already been mention of the EVO 3D getting a pre-release firmware update to work out a few kinks, but the EVO 3D won’t be alone in its release or software update. Just in case you forgot Sprint’s HTC View 4G goes on sale tomorrow as well and it will be getting a little software love of its own. Our beloved Super Spies sent over another internal document detailing the EVO View 4G’s jump from Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.4. This will add Netflix app support for the WiMAX powered 7-inch tablet, as well as the ability to video chat via Google Talk. Now before you go getting all gussied up for your big web chat date, the memo also notes that HTC’s video chat testing didn’t go too well and this feature will be disabled until the next software update. There is also fixes for Google Maps and email bugs. You can expect to see the OTA update as soon a launch day. Be warned the update can take up to twenty minutes, so you might want to grab a snack while you wait.
It’s probably not a good idea to ask a room full of people to put their cameras away, because you’re going to show them something “super confidential.” However that’s exactly what Nokia CEO Stephen Elop did. Codenamed “Sea Ray” pictured above is the first Nokia phone to officially be running the Windows Phone OS. This device favors Nokia’s N9, but make no mistake about it, its running Windows 7 Mango. We’re gonna chalk this one up as a publicity stunt, either that or Stephen Elop being too gullible for words. Short video along with a couple more still shots after the break.
A little while back Sprint put together a promo aimed directly at T-Mobile customers. They soon tried to sweep things under the rug and claimed the promo was “for all non-Sprint customers.” However we’ve just received an internal document from our beloved Super Spies, which clearly shows they’re keying in on T-Mobile customers and now AT&T customers. The document states that towards the end of this month, Sprint will send out direct mail and email offers targeting T-Mobile and AT&T customers. The special promotion will offer $175 credit for porting over a new business line and a 12% monthly service discount. In addition to a bit of savings, they’re offering two handsets with this sales pitch. New customers will have the chance to pick up a free BlackBerry Style or a Motorola XPRT for $130. Sprint boss Dan Hesse has openly opposed the ATT&T/T-Mobile deal and it appears the company is following their leader’s lead with campaigns like this one. The deal targets customers in: Chicago, Miami, Colorado, Phoenix, Utah, Houston, Tampa, Minnesota, Kansas, East Michigan, Los Angeles, Orlando, New York City, and Dallas/Ft Worth. If your business operates in these areas and you’re looking to switch mobile carries, there’s no time like the present.