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B&N Starts Shipping NOOKcolor, Update Due Next Week for NOOK 3G

Barnes & Noble just shot over an email advising that the their new NOOKcolor eReader has already begun shipping.  Running Android 2.1 and looking very awesome, the new color eReader

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The Great White North Gets Galaxy 550 on Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile, feeling left behind, finally decided to get more new Android powered smartphones. Virgin just announced they are ready to release the Samsung Galaxy 550. The Galaxy 550 sports

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Google Adds Support for Rating Places, Hotpot to Maps 4.7

Shortly after we went on the air last night for our weekly podcast, we noticed users in our chat room talking about the new 4.7 release of Google Maps. At the time, Google had not yet updated their mobile blog with the details. Later we found out what the new version offers, and as it turns out, it’s pretty nifty.

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PanDigital Novel eReader in Kmart Black Friday Ad

We just published news of the Augen tablet in Kmart Black Friday when we realized that we overlooked a technicality. The PanDigital Novel eReader is also listed in the ad with a $139.99 price tag.

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Augen Tablet Spotted in Kmart Black Friday Ad for $139.99

The Kmart Black Friday ad just landed online, and there’s but a tiny bit of Android to be had. Remember the 7-inch Augen tablet that turned heads back in the summer? Kmart is shaving $40 off the price to entice buyers on November 26th.

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Sprint’s ‘Lights’ TV Commercial Brings Holiday Awkwardness [VIDEO]

If you haven’t been watching TV lately, Sprint’s recent television commercials have been providing bite sized, 30-second clips of awkward situations worthy of The Office. Touting their rate plans and features, the ads don’t mention any specific phone, rather they focus on the carrier’s unlimited text, web & calling option.

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HTC submits trademark for “EVO shift 4G”

It appears as though HTC has gone the route of a series of branded phone lines to help users want their phones. We’ve got the Desire and the Desire HD,

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7 goes on sale for $600 on Amazon.com

Do you want an Android tablet with Froyo, a 600MHz ARM processor, and a 7-inch touchscreen? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 has gone

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Eric Schmidt Shows Nexus S; Gingerbread Coming “In The Next Few Weeks”

It was rumored that Google CEO Eric Schmidt would bring us some Gingerbread news at his Web 2.0 Summit appearance today. Well, sure enough, Android 2.3 made an appearance. Not

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LG Steps up to the Plate Again with VZW “Vortex”

The list of Android smartphone that didn’t really make the bill seems to be increasing at a much slower rate recently. The hardware manufacturers have all had a little time

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ATT Drops Galaxy Tab Pricing, Details

The ducks, by which I of course mean Galaxy Tab’s, are coming into row in time for the holiday blitz. Following suit with their competitors, ATT has released their pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Sharp’s 3D Android Smartphone in Action

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gUNF9MkGKE[/youtube] The 3D craze has made it’s way to Android, as we reported it would a short time ago here on Android Guys.  The above video was taken from a

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Orbitz Releases Android App

Orbitz recently dropped their first native Android application, Orbitz – Hotels, Flights, Cars, into the Android Market. The free travel booking app lets users search and book flights, hotels and rental cars, view trips and flight status, and find nearby hotels.

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Priceline Brings Hotel Negotiator to Android

Keep a close eye on your Android phone. We’re not trying to scare anyone here but William Shatner is lurking about. Priceline.com has just announced that they’ve released Hotel Negotiator for all Android handsets .

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Pulse News Reader Goes Free

You may remember us interviewing Alphonso Labs about their slick visual newsreader called Pulse a while back on AGTN.  We recommended the app highly, because it is such a joy