Fresh on the heels on the launch of a couple of smartphones starting from the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint up to the iPhone 4, comes the latest offering of T-Mobile – the Samsung Vibrant. Everyone’s already aware that this handset is coming and now it’s gotten official after T-Mobile has announced the Samsung Vibrant mobile phone via Twitter.


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By now, it’s pretty evident that the shortage of Samsung AMOLED displays is taking a huge hit on HTC’s lineup of Android handsets.  The Verizon DROID Incredible has been sold out ever since its launch nearly two months ago and it looks like the supply shortage may continue for a little longer.

Verizon customers who have ordered the handset and were promised a ship date prior to June 28th have been receiving a note from Verizon, explaining that their precious new toy could be delayed for another 7 days.  To make up for the inconvenience, Verizon will be sending out a $25 gift card as a “thank you” for waiting patiently.  I’m sure most customers simply want to get their hands on HTC’s Snapdragon powered superphone, but a $25 gift card is better than nothing.  Verizon and HTC have not indicated when they expect regain control of the supply issue for the Incredible, but we know of a few Verizon customers who placed their order for the handset 2-3 weeks back who were given a ship date of mid July. 


If you have ordered the DROID Incredible from Verizon in the past few weeks, feel free to share your expected shipping date.  We have a feeling that the shortage will be lasting at least until the end of July.

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your recent order of the DROID Incredible by HTC. Due to overwhelming demand for this innovative device, we are currently experiencing inventory delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to resolve this issue.

If your order shipping date was June 28 or prior, you may experience an additional delay of up to 7 business days. We will send an update with tracking information once your device has been shipped. If you have already received your device, please disregard this notice.

Your satisfaction is important to us, so we’re also sending you a $25 Verizon Wireless gift card which may be redeemed online or at any Verizon Wireless retail store as a way of saying “thank you” for your patience in this matter. No additional action on your part is required – we will send the gift card to the address you provided with your order in the next two weeks.

If you have further questions regarding your order, please contact Verizon Wireless customer service by dialing *611 from your mobile or calling 800-922-0204.

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Verizon Fascinate

This kind of should go without saying, but Samsung said it last night, and so shall we: The Galaxy S class of smartphones it just announced — the Sprint Epic 4G, Verizon Fascinate, T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate — all will be "upgradeable to Android 2.2." Sammy couldn’t quite come out and say they will be upgraded — you have to get the carriers involved, natch — but we can’t think of any reason why they wouldn’t be upgraded.

In the interim, we’ve got some good news. We were running some late-night benchmarks on the AT&T Captivate, pitting it against the Motorola Droid X on Neocore. And the Captivate won, hands-down. That’s a big plus for those of you worried about not having Froyo and the JIT at launch. We’re not worried about it, and neither should you be.

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htc droid incredible

According to a tipster, Verizon is sending out letters to everyone waiting for their HTC Droid Incredible, apologizing for an extra seven-day delay for those who ordered on or before June 28.  The letter goes on to say they will be sending out $25.00 gift cards to all who had to wait as a way to express their thanks for your continued patience.

While it doesn’t make the time go by any faster, a few bucks and more importantly the fact that they address and apologize for the issue goes a long way.  I’m sure Verizon wants an Incredible in your hand almost as much as you do.  Follow the link to see the text in it’s entirety. Thanks Andrea!

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XDA-developers has just posted some code from a Windows Phone 7 ROM. It seems it’s the HTC Mondrian. According the leak ROM, the new Mondrian features: 1.3 GHz Scorpion processor (Snapdragon chipset) Both CDMA and GSM 3G support 4.3″ screen WVGA (480×800) Virtual only keyboard Digital compass [via engadget]


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Sprint Epic 4G Galaxy S Phone

We saved the best of the Samsung Galaxy S phones for last: the http://www.androidcentral.com/tags/epic-4gwww.androidcentral.com/tags/epic-4g. It’s similar to its other Galaxy S cousins, but adds in a horizontally sliding QWERTY keyboard and, yes, WiMAX 4G. The slider did add some thickness – but we’re comparing that to the crazy-thing Galaxy phones on the other networks, by its lonesome the Epic 4G doesn’t feel all that chunky or heavy. We obviously haven’t had a chance to do much with the keyboard, but our first take is we’re liking the separation and even the flatness of the keys.

Yeah yeah, talky talky – we make with the pictures after the break!

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Verizon Fascinate

And here comes the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S, which forever shall be known as the Fascinate. It’s going to give the Motorola Droid X a run for its money, no doubt. It’s also launching with Android 2.1 but will get a Froyo update sometime later. Hands-on pictures after the break.

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When cell phone manufacturer HTC unleashes a new mobile phone, it always draws a lot of attention. The most recent handset, the Wildfire is no exception and for it is easy to see why. With all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a Smartphone, its specifications include touch screen technology, 5MP digital camera and Wi-Fi Internet access.


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Many HTC EVO 4G owners may have noticed an OTA update for their handsets yesterday.  The new update (version 1.47.651.1) that Sprint is pushing out to the phone includes improved Wi-Fi performance, a fix to the integrated Facebook Sync feature which should help improve battery life, and a few tweaks to the Exchange Active Sync client.  It may not be the Android 2.2 update that many EVO 4G owners are looking forward to, but that should be the least of your worries.  Apparently, reports of bricked phones has forced HTC and Sprint to pull the update from rolling out to all HTC EVO 4G owners.  Some EVO owners reported that the update would still show up after the installation process and that installing it again would brick their handset.  Also, keep in mind that if you have a rooted HTC EVO 4G, the update would most likely turn your phone into a very fancy paper weight. 

While the vast majority of consumers successfully downloaded and installed the most recent HTC EVO 4G software update, we have received a handful of reports from customers having some issues with the update. In light of this, HTC and Sprint have decided to temporarily halt distribution of this software release until we can investigate further. We expect to be able to resume software updates shortly.

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