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Android-Based Pantech P8000 Appears Headed to AT&T

South Korean handset maker Pantech looks to be cooking up and Android phone with AT&T compatibility. According to documents pieced together by Phone Scoop, a bar-style handset featuring support GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1900 has been confirmed by the FCC as well as the Bluetooth SIG.

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MetroPCS Adds $179 Huawei Ascend to Android Lineup

MetroPCS has bolstered their smart phone lineup with the release of another Android handset, the Huawei Ascend.

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Verizon Considering Family Data, Android Kills Verizon’s RIM Sales

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal reported on by DailyTech, Verizon CEO Daniel Mead talked about the fact that his company may be open to exploring a shared family plan data charge, he gave an interesting reply:

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Feel Like a Millonaire With the Luxury Edition Galaxy Tab

Chalk this one up in the “Why in the world?” column. Samsung has announced a $1000 version of their Galaxy Tab device at the latest “Millionaire Fair” in Amsterdam. For $1000, you would expect that you would be getting some special, limited feature that the other versions of the Tab don’t have. In reality, the kit that you get is a bluetooth handset, and a leather sleeve. That’s it. That’s all. Nothing else spectacular, special or “must-have”.

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The New Android Market in Action (Video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdex2J43Jo[/youtube] There has been lots of buzz about the recent reported revamp of the Android Market, we have been looking for more info to give to you on it, and

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ME WANT HONEYCOMB!!!

Ever since we saw the awesomeness that is the new Motorola tablet that is running Android: Honeycomb in Andy Rubin’s hands last week, we have been shouting the slogan of the fabled cereal from our childhood. We have been craving more info and screen shots to sate our need for the latest Android devices like a fat man craves McDonald’s french fries. This morning, we got our wish!

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New Photo Shows HTC Knight Keyboard

Remember the HTC Knight (aka Evo Shift 4G or Speedy), that’s headed for Sprint? Well, we’ve discovered another photo that gives us a good look at the keyboard on the

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LG Sells 2 Million Optimus Handsets

LG has sold over 2 million Optimus handsets in just 65 days. Looks like their Android bets are paying off nicely!

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LG Star Hands On

Recently Engadget was lucky enough to get their hands on the currently unreleased LG Star. The LG Star is one of the Dual Core Tegra 2 devices rumored to be

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Market Overhaul Rolling Out “Over the Next Two Weeks”

The Android Market team announced a huge overhaul to the Market app tonight that will be rolling out “over the next two weeks.” It features a whole new look, new features, and a big change in the refund policy–but no mention of the long-awaiting web interface to the Market.

Apparently in response to the common critiques of the Market, the new version is aimed at “improving discoverability and merchandising.” New features include:

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Google Demos Maps 5.0 on Nexus S [VIDEO]

The official YouTube account for the Nexus S was just updated with a 2-1/2 minute walkthrough of Google Maps 5.0. Using the new hot Android smart phone, we get to see all the features in the upcoming Maps release, including the 3D buildings.

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Huawei Unveils IDEOS X5, X6 for Australian Market

Earlier this week, Huawei announced a pair of new Android-based smart phones in their IDEOS product line.  Running Android 2.2, the new IDEOS X5 and X6 will ultimately end up

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Motorola Tablet Specs, Honeycomb Screen Shot Leak

You know that really sharp looking Motorola tablet that Andy Rubin had the other day at Dive into Mobile? It looks like he’s not the only guy to have one.

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T-Mobile Commits to 4G Tablet in 2011

As we head into the new year and begin talking about all the wonderful smart phones and tablets in store for consumers. With CES, Mobile World Congress, and CTIA kicking off 2011, we’re going to see plenty of announcements from the various handset makers and carriers. One such carrier, T-Mobile, has committed to a 4G tablet in the coming year.

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Where in the World is HTC?

Their tagline says it all, I guess. HTC has been quiet alright recently. Since the release of the G2, we have not heard much from the manufacturer as far as Android is concerned. We saw this past week that Samsung has taken over the top spot as the largest seller of Android handsets recently, but it seems that this may a short lived rise to the top for Sammy.