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PSA: Milestone Available Today from Cellular South

Cellular South is announcing today that the Motorola Milestone is now available as part of their handset lineup. Some of our readers might recall the privately owned wireless provider had been teasing us with the phone for a few months, starting back in May.

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Viliv S5 Tablet Running Froyo

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DNjK5GKngU[/youtube] The above video shows the progress that the Android community has made on porting Android to the Viliv S5 Tablet.  As you can see, Android is pretty responsive and

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NAMCO Brings Popular “Crush the Castle” to Android

Namco Networks, of PAC-MAN fame, have announced this week that their popular Crush the Castle is coming to Android. If you haven’t heard of the game before, it’s a simple premise: Load your trebuchet up, aim at the castle, and crush it.

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Dell Streak Gets $300 Price Tag with 2-Year AT&T Contract, Released This Week

After months of hype and anticipation, the Dell Streak phablet has finally gotten an official price tag. Starting as early as this coming Thursday (12th), the 5-inch behemoth will run $299 (with two-year AT&T contract) or $549 (contract-free), depending on your approach.

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Short Video of Tweetdeck Beta Surfaces

With the public beta of Tweetdeck for Android going live some time this week, I am starting to feel all giddy inside as I look forward to tweeting using what

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Report: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab to Debut Next Month

We have known for a while that Samsung’s 7-inch Android-based tablet (supposedly known as the Galaxy Tab) would be rolling out sometime in the third quarter of 2010.  Now, thanks

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Teaser Site for R2-D2 Edition Droid 2 Goes Live, @DroidLanding Resurfaces

Verizon has opened up a teaser site for the R2-D2 flavored version of the finally-announced Droid 2.  With nothing more than an outline image of our favorite Astromech glowing in

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One Click Lag Fix for Galaxy S Phones

The power of the Android community continues to amaze me, as there is now a one-click fix for the lag issues we have been hearing about with the Galaxy S

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Best Buy’s Rocketfish Tablet Expected to Run Android

Best Buy recently announced a strategic relationship with Clearwire, which should see the retail giant providing 4G mobile broadband service under the Best Buy Connect brand. As part of the deal, Best Buy will offer a one stop shop and support for mobile broadband devices to take advantage of the speedy 4G network. One such device is likely to be the newly-twitter-leaked Rocketfish tablet.

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Motorola Introduces Us to Droid 2 [VIDEO]

Motorola has taken to YouTube to show off their latest creation, the Droid 2. What, you didn’t hear? There’s another Android-powered phone headed for Verizon! Check out the one minute clip below to see all the great features that make up the Droid 2… as if you needed to see it in video form.

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Android’s First SMS Trojan is in the Wild

Kaspersky Lab has announced that they have identified Android’s first  Trojan-SMS malware, which they’ve named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a. Disguised as a simple media player, it has already infected an unknown number of mobile devices.

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Sprint is “Going the Distance” Giving away 10 Epic 4G handsets

To promote Sprint’s second 4G Smartphone, they have teamed up with Warner Brothers Entertainment and decided to give away a Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G handset to 10 lucky winners.

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Droid 2 Official for August 12th, R2D2 Version Arrives in September

The worst kept secret of the summer, the Droid 2, is now official. Starting tomorrow, August 11th, customers can begin pre-ordering the successor to arguably the most successful Android phone to date. The cost falls right in line with pretty much everything else we’ve seen this summer at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Thursday the 12th will see the phone go full-on with an advertising blitz likely to start this weekend.

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Motorola Charm Expected to Run $189 [UPDATE 2]

The next Android-powered handset from T-Mobile, the Motorola Charm, has yet to be officially tapped with a price tag or release date. Rumors have been circulating for weeks that the launch will happen in a couple of weeks with August 25th mentioned time and again. We’ve seen hints that the phone will be part of T-Mobile’s back to school promotion possibly with a free-after-rebate deal. But let’s assume the phone isn’t part of a sale. What would the cost be?

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HTC Glacier GPU Benchmarks Suggest Dual CPU up to 1.5 GHz [Project Emerald]

AlienBabelTech is back at it this week with some more HTC Glacier benchmark details. While last time around we were treated to the CPU scores of the previously unknown device, this time we are looking at the GPU performance. And perform it does. According to figures posted on the benchmarking site, this handset could be rocking a Qualcomm dual-core QSD8672 chipset. In other words, it may be running a dual-core processor up to 1.5GHz.