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I Spied an Unreleased Motorola Smartphone, But Which?

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Best Buy Mobile Announces “Free Phone Fridays” for Month of October

Best Buy has announced a new promotion that will occur every Friday in October that will have a phone on each major U.S. carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) on

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Nationite Announces Android-Powered Rocktab

We just received a press release from Nationite announcing their new Rocktab Android tablet. Now, before you start salivating about a hot new tablet with Honeycomb, a 20-inch screen and a

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VOTE NOW: Would an Amazon Store be Good or Bad for Android?

The Amazon store for Android apps is practically a certainty at this point.  NDA’s are being sent out, facts and figures are being whispered, and tech blogs are going crazy.

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We’re almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we’re not completely sold on the tablet – yet. Looking forward with the assumption that the store launches in the near future, let’s examine a few reasons as to why it’s good for Android in genera

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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn’t make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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Developer’s Spotlight: Launcher Pro’s Federico Carnales

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus. Swiping between screens is a real breeze, fast and fluid. Overall, it makes the

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NTT DoCoMo to Begin Testing eBook Service with Android Phones

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced earlier today that they will be conducting trials for their e-book distribution service starting in late October and wrapping in late December.

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Shots of Verizon-Branded HTC Merge Hit Web, Bing Safely in Tow

While this is a news from a couple days ago, it is still important.  Photos of the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z have surfaced again. It appears to

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Amazon to Release Android Tablet Alongside App Store?

Last week we spoke of an email mobile developers were receiving from Amazon, and speculated the purpose of this email to be regarding the development of an Amazon Android Application

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Droid 2 FM Radio Revealed

Didn’t know the Droid 2 had an FM Radio? Yeah, neither did we, but thanks to some clever folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now listen to your favorite radio

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New Android Game “Kamikaze Race” to Integrate Cross-Platform Play

Until recently, cross-platform gaming seemed unthinkable.  However,  thanks to OpenFeint, it’s now possible. A new game is set for release in early October that integrates OpenFeint for cross-platform competition. Not

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AT&T Training on Galaxy Tab, a La Cart Pricing Revealed

We got a tip earlier this morning from an A&T source of ours who tells us that the carrier has been conducting training for the Galaxy Tab.  According to them,

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Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term. At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying. A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to “power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future”.

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Sharp Announces Pair of ‘Galapagos’ Tablets [VIDEO]

Sharp has officially joined the Android tablet party.  The company unveiled a pair of Android-based ‘Galapagos’ devices today at a Tokyo event.  One model features a 10.8-inch LCD display (1366×800)