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Samsung Officially Unveils the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9

  Say what you want about Samsung, but they just continue pumping out mobile products left and right. While we have known about these Galaxy Tabs for awhile, since they

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Amazon Appstore Launches, Features “Test Driving” and Angry Birds Rio

Amazon has just launched their Android application store, dubbing it the “Amazon Appstore.” While some may argue that there is no need for another Android app store, the online shopping

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4.3″ HTC Pyramid Shows Up Once Again, Next To the Desire HD

So, HTC is producing dual-cores as well now. We’ve seen the Evo 3D, the second mainstream 3D-phone, and now the Pyramid shows up as well, next to the Desire HD.

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MediaHub Announces Direct Bill With AT&T

We received an email press release dealing with MediaHub and AT&T.  We have already seen how Google Checkout lets you bill directly to your AT&T bill, and now, MediaHub has

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T-Mobile Announces G2x With Tegra Zone, Available This Spring

T-Mobile is starting a habit of rebranding devices to almost naked Android. This time, they’ve chosen the Optimus 2X, a new dual-core beast from LG. Being a big Android purist,

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PowerSkin Cases for Android are here!

PowerSkin is showing off their silicone cases at the CTIA this week, and if you aren’t aware, these are a hot little item. They can essentially double your battery life by using a built-in backup battery inside the case. A press release from PowerSkin describes the cases as:

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Springpad Gets Smarter with App Update

Springpad, which bills itself as “the smart note app,” released an app update today that makes it even smarter, adding in features to integrate with other apps on your phone

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Android’s Version of the World’s Most Expensive App

Anyone have about USD $13,000 lying around collecting dust? Do you really want to make a phone call on that airplane while you are in the air? Well, great news! Now you can. According to their press release, SafeCell has made their infamous “most expensive app on iOS” available on Android, allowing you to use your device on that private jet you have in your backyard. A quote from the press release:

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Cobra Electronics Announces Availability of Cobra iRadar for Android

he industry’s most advanced smart detection system, providing Cobra customers with personal safety, driving peace-of-mind, and near real-time safety information updates. The system uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to communicate between an advanced, dash-mounted radar/laser detector and the Cobra iRadar app, which is free and easily downloaded to an Android smartphone. When connected, the app displays radar/laser alerts, allows the user to control detector settings, and alerts the driver to upcoming photo enforcement areas using the AURA™ Camera & Driving Hazard Database. The Cobra iRadar platform consists of:

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Xobni for Gmail Arrives in Private Beta; Xobni for Android and iPhone Moving to Beta Soon

Many of us are already familiar with Xobni, the social networking integration tool, and now, a private beta for its highly-anticipated product for Gmail and Google Apps – Xobni for Gmail, has been announced. The product is free and helps users find and easily manage contacts. Xobni will move its Android and iPhone apps into beta for users to test within 90 days. People interested in testing any of these new products can request access to the beta versions on Xobni’s website.

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Sprint Update Brings Froyo and ID Packs To New Devices

According to a press release, Sprint will be releasing an OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Samsung Epic 4G. No, its not Gingerbread (Android 2.3), it just

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PlayOn Doesn’t Want You to Miss a Minute of March Madness

March Madness is a crazy time for Basketball fans everywhere, and thanks to PlayOn, you won’t miss a minute of the action. According to prweb, PlayOn allows you to stream the games to nearly every Android device running at least 2.2 (They have also added support for iOS, GoogleTV, Roku, and some gaming devices.)

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Best Buy Launches Sprint Nexus S Pre-Orders Today

Boy Genius is reporting today that Best Buy has announced that they will be begin to take pre-orders for the Sprint version of the Nexus S starting today. There is no word on what the final pricing is going to be for the Gingerbread handset, but Boy Genius confirmed by contacting a Best Buy store that a deposit of $50 will guarantee you a phone on launch, which will be applied to the final purchase price. BGR also reports that the Sprint version is identical to the T-Mo version, but slightly thicker because of the CDMA and WiMAX radios. More information as we get it on the Sprint Nexus S.

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Adobe AIR Updated for 3.0

More good news for those of you who are proud owners of devices running 3.0. Adobe has updated their AIP app to provide official support of 3.0, giving you more awesomeness on your Honeycomb device. The full update list taken from the market:

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AT&T Statement: “T-Mobile Customers Will Have To Replace 3G Handsets After Merge”

This is getting a bit concerning, Yahoo Finance is reporting that AT&T has made a statement saying that T-Mo customers who have 3G handsets will need to have their devices replaced if the recently announced merger goes through. The reason being that once the acquisition is finalized, AT&T plans on reconfiguring how the current T-Mo towers work, re-purposing them for 4G service in an effort to increase the speed of their network overall.