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Last month we broke the news that Boost Mobile had its eye on a couple new Androids to add to its lineup: the LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Replenish. Shortly thereafter, we brought you the first press shots of the pair as they would arrive adorned with Boost badging. We didn’t have a very precise idea of when either phone would likely arrive at the carrier, but it turns out, for the Replenish at least, we didn’t have to wait very long at all to learn the full story of the phone’s release; Boost Mobile announced today that it will start carrying the Replenish [...]
If you are among those who considered the environment when purchasing the Sprint Samsung Replenish you should now get passed your frustration regarding updates: the phone is getting its Android 2.3 Gingerbread refresh over-the-air.
Don’t worry if the update notification hasn’t reached your particular Replenish just yet. The roll-out process will be done in stages so it might take a little bit of waiting for it to show up. Once there, make sure you apply the update as it will not only bring you a newer version of Android but also lots of other stuff. There’s [...]
We’ve heard that LG’s Optimus Black will be coming to yet another carrier, and the Samsung Replenish will soon find a home away from Sprint, with both models on-track for joining Boost Mobile’s stable of Androids. Considering it only has three such selections at the moment, taking on two more will go a long way towards giving it a decent spread of handsets. We still don’t have any new information on the release plans for the pair to share with you, but now we’ve got a couple press shots showing off what the Black and Replenish will look like when they do [...]
Boost Mobile looks like it could be planning to add a couple new handsets to its selection of Android devices, already consisting of the ZTE Warp, Samsung Transform Ultra, and Samsung Prevail. We hear that the carrier may soon be augmenting that list with the LG Optimus Black and Samsung Replenish.
We’ve seen signs pointing to the arrival of the LG Optimus Black on a whole bunch of smaller carriers in the States. Model numbers tell the tale of Blacks for US Cellular, Alltel, and Virgin Mobile, and we’ve managed to get a look at US Cellular’s version, called the [...]
The environment-friendly Samsung Replenish has been out for a couple of months now and has already received its ED23 update fixing the phone’s status LED, email sync over Bluetooth, and communication speeds when roaming with a different provider.
According to the image above, the Replenish will allegedly get a new update on July 18, bumping the revision number to EF27. It will bring some additional LED alert enhancements, an alert prior to roaming activation as well as well as a fix for the issue of the ##RTN# attribute zeroing out after the ED23 update. If everything goes [...]
Earlier this year Apple considered that Samsung is ripping it off by copying its iPhone design and applying it to a couple of its own smartphones. Cupertino claimed to take a look at Samsung’s upcoming models and the Korean company instantly responded demanding the same, plus adding in a couple of patents to raise the stakes.
If the original complaint referred to designs of the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones, Apple has amended it to add an [...]
Sprint has kicked-off sales of the Samsung Replenish, the Android smartphone that claims to be the environmentally-conscious choice. The phone is constructed at least partly out of recycled materials, the main contributor towards its “green” status, but you have the option to get even more earth-friendly with optional components like a battery cover with integrated solar panel. Sprint is marking the phone’s release with an early software update, containing bug fixes and security enhancements.
Admittedly, the Replenish isn’t for everyone, as even the [...]
The Samsung Replenish will be a “green” smartphone coming to Sprint early next week and the Korean manufacturer already made the source public ahead of the smartphone’s availability.
With the source out, ROM Chefs and enthusiasts can dismantle, take a look inside, extract, rebuild and release customs ROMs and stand-alone packages just in time for when the Replenish will be physically out. While the specs are modest — packing a 600Mhz CPU, 2.8-inch QVGA screen, two-megapixel camera and a QWERTY keyboard — the smartphone is both “green” [...]
Sprint will be introducing a “green” Android smartphone tomorrow, and it turns out to be that Droid Pro-like handset we’ve seen a few times in leaked photos. First tipped in promotional material for sales reps, the Samsung Replenish SPH-m580 is a Froyo-powered portrait QWERTY candybar featuring a 600MHz CPU, QVGA display of unknown size, and two-megapixel fixed-focus camera. Perhaps its most interesting feature — which is not pictured above — is an optional solar panel cover which presumably powers the phone via sunlight.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is [...]
Samsung looks to be bringing back the Blackjack form factor with an upcoming Android-powered QWERTY candybar for Sprint, if the images here are authentic (and representative of shipping hardware). Actually, the tall screen on this unnamed model makes it appear more similar to Verizon’s Motorola Droid Pro, and we suspect that’s exactly the handset Sammy is targeting with what has usually been considered a business-oriented body style. Even though the photos are pretty blurry, the screen closeup below looks to be in the neighborhood of HVGA resolution — which would be [...]
Early last month we saw an unannounced Android-powered candybar QWERTY from Samsung which looked to be headed to Sprint (not the Galaxy Pro, which we saw earlier this month), and now that same handset has reappeared in a less-blurry, full body shot. Besides the general form factor, this unnamed device appears to be quite a bit different than the Pro, with a display in portrait orientation and what appear to be heavily-domed keys. The obvious comparison here is to the Motorola Droid Pro on Verizon, which positions itself at the crossroads of work and leisure.
Still no word on a [...]
Samsung has just put one of its latest phones through the ringer of FCC-mandated testing, and today the agency has published those documents. Though the phone’s model number, B7510B, hasn’t popped up on our radar yet, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this could be the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Pro.
The B7510B designation is more in line with past phones from the Omnia line, but surely we’re not looking forward to another of those on the way. The phone also popped up in certifications published by the WiFi Alliance recently, though those [...]
Samsung is continuing to develop on its Galaxy series of smartphones with the latest being the just announced Galaxy Pro, a direct hit at the BlackBerry and its market with a new candy-bar QWERTY form factor.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Pro at Samsung SEA Forum held in Singapore. It will most likely sport an 800MHz CPU, 2.8-inch HVGA (480 x 320) capacitive landscape touchscreen display, three-megapixel camera (sans flash unfortunately), Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 3.0. The four-row QWERTY Android will be powered by Google’s 2.2 Froyo version of the mobile platform — [...]
First hearing about the Samsung Replenish on April Fools’ Day didn’t exactly seem like a good omen, especially considering how we had nothing to go on but the phone’s name. It’s now looking like the Replenish is anything but a prank, with internal screenshots from Sprint revealing the phone to be some sort of environmentally-conscious “green” model.
Uncovered by Android Central, the Sprint screen-grabs reveal the company’s URL-management system, and show a request to set up URLs in advance of the Replenish’s arrival. According to [...]
Thanks to several filings and public databases, we’ve been able to piece together nearly the entire spec sheet for Sprint’s upcoming “green” Android handset, the Samsung Replenish. While the components sound strictly low- to mid-range, Replenish will offer at least one unique feature: an optional solar cover to provide environmentally-friendly power.
The first step in investigating any handset is determining its model number, and because Samsung already offers a pair of green feature phones on Sprint – the m560 Reclaim and m570 Restore — the [...]