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Facebook and Skype Playing Nice

It was rumored and now it’s fact. Facebook boss Mark “The Zuckster” Zuckerberg  has announced that Facebook is getting Skype video chat. This motion will partner up the biggest social media giant with the biggest VOIP. The new service will be available in the next few weeks. As far as those of you who spend more time on Skype, you’ll be seeing integration as well. Skype version 5.3 will have access to update your Facebook status, as well as the ability to “like” posts and call friends. Sorry smartphone fans, no word on if or when we’ll see this in mobile form, but we’re willing to bank on something soon. They’ve gotta leave something to the imagination right?

EVO 3D Heading to T-Mobile?

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.

A Taste of Sprint’s Q3 Roadmap Detailed

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.

The WebOS and Windows Phone 7 Problem: The Role of the Underdog OS in an Android/iOS Dominated World

Walk into a crowded bar and look around. Seriously, just look. Not discounting the folks holding actual face-to-face conversations (a handsome minority, no doubt), take note of how many people are staring intently at the glowing brick of communication magic in their hands. Now, take note of just how many of those bricks are running Android…or iOs….got it? Good. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Now, try and find a WebOS phone. We dare you. Can’t do it? No problem. Point us towards the first Windows Phone 7 handset you can find and we’ll be happy. Right. Get the picture?

HTC Kingdom Hits FCC

Filed as PH44100, but better known as the HTC Kingdom. HTC’s latest FCC listing has officially outed the royal handset. A few basic specs were given up: 1.2GHz single-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, dual cameras (5mp and front facing 1.3MP) CDMA and WiMAX radio. This pretty much confirms the Kingdom will be showing up on Sprint at some point in time. Though the specs are less than regal, a good price point just might do the trick. We’re expecting to hear something from Sprint around July.

American Airlines Premium Seating to Include Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablets

How do you push a quality product in a market dominated by the competition? That’s easy, you put it in the hands of the people it’s marketed towards. Samsung will be doing just that with their Galaxy 10.1 Tab. Before the year comes to a close Samsung will be partnering with American Airlines to bring their 10-inch Android tablet to premium seating customers. The Galaxy 10.1 will carry a specialized version of Honeycomb, which will be loaded with flight related entertainment, such as American Airlines’ media streaming service. There is even talk of expanding the tablet’s memory. Check out the full press release after the break.

Virgin Mobile Getting the Motorola Triumph This Summer

Prepaid peeps, Virgin Mobile and Motorola have got summertime plans for you! Pictured above is the Motorola Triumph a Froyo packed Android handset that allows you to pay as you go. This one kind of reminds us of something from Motorola’s Droid lineup. As far as specs, you can expect:

  • 1GHz processor and up to 32GB of expandable memory.
  • 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen.
  • 1400mAh battery.
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera for video chat.
  • HDMI out (cable sold separately).
  • Pre-loaded with Virgin Live 2.0.

T-Mobile to be Serving up the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART Sometime Later This Month

T-Mobile and Samsung just keep on cranking them out! AT&T’s potential acquisition has just announced two new Android phones that won’t put a hurting on your pockets. The Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity SMART will both cost you under $100 after their applicable rebates. Take a look at what these budget handsets have to offer:

Samsung Exhibit 4G

  • 1GHz processor
  • 3-megapixel rear facing camera (with flash)
  • Front facing camera for video chat
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4G connectivity via T-Mobile’s HSPA+

Samsung Gravity SMART

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 3-megapixel camera
  • Full slid-eout QWERTY keyboard

Both devices are currently scheduled to release later this month. For more details check out the full press release after the break.

HTC EVO 4G Getting Manual Gingerbread Update Starting June 3rd and OTA on June 6th

Are you an EVO owner feeling a bit of Gingerbread envy? Well friends worry not! Our Super Spies have sent us an internal Sprint document providing details on the HTC EVO 4G’s official Gingerbread update! EVO owners will be able to manually search for the update on June 3rd by checking in their phone’s settings. The OTA update will start rolling out on June the 6th. Customer’s phones will start notifying them that their device needs the latest software version and will ask them if the wish to allow installation. The update is listed as “4.22.651.2,” which also includes a fix for the dreaded Android SMS issue, as well as a fix for syncing multiple Gmail accounts. The entire process should take around ten minutes depending on your connection.

T-Mobile Releasing the HTC Sensation 4G on June 15th for $199

T-Mobile customers the wait is almost over. In just two more weeks the HTC Sensation will finally be available! Priced at $199 on a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate, the Sensation is T-Mobile’s strongest phone to date. In case you didn’t know the Sensation comes loaded with: a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, auto-focus, and 1080p HD video recording. Did we also mention that the Sensation is running Android 2.3 out of the box? Full press release after the break.