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HTC Merge – New Android Phone Sneaks into Verizon Inventory System

A new device has shown up in Verizon’s inventory system known as the HTC Merge. Details about the device are extremely sketchy at this point, with literally nothing coming out of either Verizon or HTC.

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Motorola’s Droid 2 “Digits” Ad Hits Internet [VIDEO]

The first commercial for the Droid 2 has arrived  online in standard YouTube fashion.  Called “Digits”, it’s very much like the ad leaked a few months back.  The 30 second

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China Telecom to get Moto XT806?

Motorola just keeps pumpin’ them out, don’t they? The Droid X, Charm, Droid 2, and now the XT806, a flip touchscreen device that popped up in a Chinese regulatory website.

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Entry Level Dell Blaze Spotted

The chaps over at AndroidSPIN have posted the first look at what is being called the Dell Blaze. As explained by their source, the phone is sized similarly to a Palm Pixi which means that it’s rather small. The only other detail to share at this point is that it runs Android 1.5 under the hood.

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Recent Trademark Filings Hint at T-Mobile’s Future

I decided to poke around the US Trademarks website this morning to see if I could glean anything about T-Mobile’s upcoming projects or handsets. Every once in a while I will do this to see if I can confirm rumors or substantiate a claim. So did I find anything today? You bet. Looking back over the last three months or so, we can see that the carrier is definitely working on something around a successor to the beloved G1.

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Official TweetDeck Beta Released!

The wait is over,  TweetDeck for Android is now available officially as a beta. TweetDeck posted this on their blog today (follow the link on how to get TweetDeck). I’ve been

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4.1-Inch Dell Thunder Caught on Film, On Track for 2010 Release [UPDATE]

It has been roughly four months since we last heard, or talked about, the Dell Thunder. In fact, everything we’ve ever covered on this phone was in one post. As

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Sony Getting On Board the Android Gravy Train

The boys over at Sony have been busy little bees it seems like these days.  First we had the leak about the Android powered Sony gaming phone, and now we

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Google Mobile Announces Voice Actions and Release of Chrome to Phone

Like the Mighty Casey at Bat, we swung hard at the pitch that Google gave us about the big announcements that had for us today at their presser from the

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Sony Working on Android Gaming Handset

It looks like gaming on Android is going to get an injection from none other than the Sony corporation.  Engadget is reporting that Sony is currently in heavy development of

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AGTN Tonight: Kevin Purdy, a Give-Away, and You!

Dear listeners, you complete us. So tune in tonight at 10PM Eastern, 7PM Pacific, for the Android Guys Thursday Night podcast, this week with special guest Kevin Purdy of Lifehacker. We’ll talk

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Vodafone Caves to Demand, Rolling Froyo Out in “Seven to Ten Days” Sans Bloatware

The masses have spoken. Last week Vodafone pushed out an update to their Desire handset and anxious subscribers gobbled it up, assuming it was Android 2.2. Instead, it was a modified version of Android 2.1 replete with a bunch of Vodafone 360 branded apps and services. Needless to say, people got slightly mad. So they took to their complaints direct the carrier’s front door. Vodafone has decided to adopt a different strategy going forward.

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Analysis of the Android Trojan

Jon Oberheide, the security expert who managed to get his hands on the first trojan for Android, has published an analysis of the code that gives us a better idea

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Android Flip Phone from Motorola Spotted

Motorola’s MOTODEV site has a new addition, an Android-powered flip phone called the Ming A1680. Traditionally the Ming series has only been available in China, with a single model, the

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R2D2 Droid 2 Spied, Yeah He’s Awesome

Verizon’s Droid 2 goes on sale today, but we get the feeling that some of you are holding out for the R2D2 edition, even without a clue as to what he looks like. Well, now you do. Thanks to twitter user @r2d2central, we see that the phone very much resembles Artoo on the back.