Developing: Yes, the release of Windows Phone 7 is quickly approaching. Today, HTC passed a device described as a “Windows Phone” through the FCC. The device has the model number PD26110, and features support for GSM850/1900, and WCDMA bands II and V. Support for WCDMA bands II and V is a good indicator that the device will find a home on AT&T’s network in the United States.
Coincidentally, Engadget just posted some pics of a Windows Phone 7 device from HTC called the Spark. Although FCC filings don’t list a marketing name for the PD26110, we’re pretty confident that the device is the Spark.
We’ll update you as we learn more.
We just posted a link to Amazon where the Samsung Captivate was on sale for a low $100 with two year contract. Well, we now have an even better deal for you – LetsTalk.com is now offering the Samsung Captivate for free with a two year contract, including free shipping.
This deal does require you to sign up for a new 2 year contract with a minimum $60 monthly service plan (900 minutes) plus a data plan, which starts at $15 per month. But if you were already planning on subscribing to a $60 monthly plan, this is a pretty sweet deal.
The Captivate was just released yesterday for $200 with a two year contract, so it’s interesting to see the phone’s price drop so quickly. A year ago, who would have thought that we’d be able to “buy” an Android smartphone with a 1GHz processor and 16GB of internal memory for free?
The Samsung Captivate, AT&T’s latest and greatest Android smartphone, launched quietly this weekend for $200 with a 2 year contract. But why not save yourself a C-Note and head over to Amazon, where the Captivate can be had for $99, with a service plan. Better yet, that price includes Amazon’s instant rebate, so there’s nothing to mail in, and no waiting for a check in the mail. Amazon will also waive the $36 activation fee for qualifying upgrades or new contracts.
Today is a big day for Android lovers on AT&T. The Samsung Captivate is now officially on sale through AT&T’s online store.
The device costs $200 with a two year contract, or $500 month to month. AT&T will also throw in free overnight shipping when you buy online, so if you order now you can get your Captivate early Monday.
It appears that AT&T is jumping on the Android bandwagon after all. Today, the company announced the Samsung Captivate, an Android 2.1-powered smartphone that rocks an impressive 4 inch Super AMOLED display. Other specs include a 1GHz Cortex A8 Samsung application processor, 5MP camera, 16GB of onboard memory and support for up to 32GB of external memory.
The Samsung Captivate is based on Samsung’s Galaxy S design. In fact, AT&T describes the captivate as a “Galaxy S smartphone.”
It appears that Samsung plans to offer the Galaxy S platform worldwide, and will allow carriers to customize the look of the phone’s bezel as well as the placement of hard buttons. The core features of the device, including the 4” SAMOLED screen, 16GB of memory, 5MP camera, 1GHz processor and TouchWiz, appear to be standard features of the platform – at least so far.
Apple’s iPhone 4 preorder problems continue as dawn breaks on the West Coast. Twitter comments focus ire on AT&T.
It’s been a long and frustrating night for some of those eager to preorder an iPhone 4. Some users, including myself, have been able to preorder an iPhone 4 for pickup at an Apple Retail store. Ordering an iPhone 4 for delivery has proven to be quite difficult, however.
However, as of 6:40am PT, it appears that this may no longer be the case, and it has been difficult to avoid the error note above. It’s unclear at this point if the problems stem from AT&T or Apple, although AT&T does seem to be taking the brunt of user’s frustration online.
A few choice comments from Twitter:
8bus – The ordering process for iPhone 4 fails when Apple has to communicate with AT&T’s servers. Just like making a phone call.
alialithinks -Just ordered an iPhone 4 for me and my wife. I have to pick it up from the Apple store though:(
emajik – iPhone 4 = reserved
Jakanapes – oh AT&T, why am I not surprised that you are woefully unprepared to handle the iPhone 4 pre-orders?
kevinallgaier – It took 22 minutes to pre-order my iPhone 4 on att.com this morning… but it’s done!!
PDelahanty – Since the iPhone 4 ordering process hangs at "Please wait while we access your AT&T account information"…I’m blaming AT&T. Again.
Bandido – You know you are desperate when you are happy that the failure pages are showing up a lot quicker when pre-ordering the iphone 4
AndrewDumont – Is anyone else having a hard time pre-ordering the iPhone 4 in the US?It’s unclear at this point
maryvarn – Anyone preorder an iPhone 4 yet? I can’t get past the ATT check.
twonnyc – Just got my iPhone 4 preorder holler!