Rumor: Motorola Opus One Renamed to ‘i1′

The eagle-eyed chaps over at Engadget just picked up on another Android-based Motorola handset that passed through the FCC. Doing their best impression of Encyclopedia Brown, they’re guessing that the handset with the model name of ‘i1′ is the same we’ve previously ...

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Beta Test This: Swype!

Swype, the gesture-based virtual keyboard that to date has only been legitimately available to OEMs, just sent beta testing invitations out to Android users who’d previously provided their email address to them. The beta, starting today, March 5, is limited to a small number of ...

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Demo of Gigabyte’s EB10 e-Reader [VIDEO]

It appears Gigabyte wants in on some of that hot e-reader action that seems to be all the rage these days.  Check out a demo unit of the EB10 which runs Android 1.5 with a 667MHz processor developed by Samsung.  This isn’t some hidden Android like the Barnes & Noble nook either, ...

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Resolved Kogan Promises $200 HD Pad

It’s been a while since we last checked in on Ruslan Kogan, the brains behind the just-about-released Kogan Agora Pro.  With a launch only a few weeks away, the Australian electronics maker pulled their Android handset back and quietly went off the radar.  So what is Ruslan up to now?  ...

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HTC Desire, Legend Slated For April 1 Release On Amazon UK

HTC’s two new hottest phones have made an appearance on Amazon UK!  It looks like the HTC Desire and HTC Legend are going on sale April 1st, 2010.  The Legend will run you $600, while the Desire (which I desire) is going for a whopping $800.  Hopefully we will have prices that are a ...

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Like Your Nexus One? Don’t Wear Your Skinny Jeans!

Attention Nexus One users: do not sit on your Nexus One! The Nexus seen above, owned by Crave UK, just randomly cracked while being charged. According to HTC’s technical support, the damage seen above could not be caused by charging, but by “putting a phone in a tight pair of jeans and sitting ...

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Adobe Adds Features to Photoshop.com Mobile 1.1

Adobe has just announced the release of their Photoshop.com Mobile 1.1 and it comes only a few short months after the initial launch.  Among the changes to the photo editing software are Contrast and Brightness editing tools and a handful of effects.  Users can now tweak their pictures directly ...

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MLB At Bat 2010 Available for Android

The official for Major League Baseball is in the Android Market and the initial response is positive.  Although it’s not quite the home run some were hoping for, it’s still a solid offering.   The only notable omission we’ve heard complaints about is live video.  Much like ...

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Leaked 2.1 Droid Eris Rom Ported to HTC Hero

While this might not exactly constitute news to everyone, it is certainly something many people will be interested in. Apparently the leaked Android 2.1 Droid Eris Rom we told you about last night has already been ported to the HTC Hero! It didn’t take XDA long at all! If your interested ...

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Opinion: What Does Verizon’s Nexus One Mean for Sprint?

Neowin, with help from their inside informant, reported that Verizon will be getting the Nexus One on March 23rd. With the CDMA version of the phone spotted passing through the FCC, this date seems very likely. However, with all this excitement comes more questions. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, ...

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Quick Look: Scan2pdf Mobile (Video Demo and Review)

Scan2pdf Mobile has become one of my favorite apps. I’m a professor, and I give my students a lot of electronic readings. Scan2PDF mobile has made my semester so much easier. In this video,  I demo it and show how simple it is to use. There is one minor bug, and I show you why... Read More

Microsoft Tag Reader Available for Android

In its bizarre fight against an already established technology like QR Codes, Microsoft released today its Tag Reader for Android.  As opposed to QR Codes which is an international standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2006) to encode information in 2D barcodes, Microsoft uses its own proprietary technology ...

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BIC Concert Lighter App Arrives

In pointless-apps-that-get-thousands-of-downloads news, BIC has announced their famous Concert Light application has arrived for Android.  With the app, users can experience BIC’s authentic flick sound and choose from various lighter designs to use on their Android handset. Concert mode ...

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Download This: PortaPayments

PortaPayments is a brilliant little idea: it’s an Android app that creates QR codes for PayPal payments. Scanning one of these QR codes takes you to PayPal with the recipient and amount all filled out. Manually approve the payment and you’re done. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and ...

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Yelp’s Got New Features: Bookmark Sync + Draft Support

Yelp for Android arrived in December and has since been updated with some of the great features iPhone users are accustomed to. For those who have never used the service Yelp is a great way to review, discuss, and check out what businesses are good… and maybe not so good in your area! ...

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