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ZipCar launches Android App to Help You Own a Car, One Hour at a Time

For those of you city dwellers who do not own a vehicle, but would like to have access to one from time to time, Zip Car offers you just that with the ability to rent a vehicle for an hour or a day. I first saw the Zip Car model when visiting home in Boston, and I thought it was a great idea, but it was lacking a mobile way to reserve a vehicle. Oh sure, if you own an iPhone, you could use the app there, but since I like having control of the things I own, I of course use Android. Well, Zip Car heard the feedback of no mobile app on the Android platform, and have released a beta app for use with Google’s mobile OS.

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Sonos, Where Have You Been All My Life? (Sonos App and Hardware Review)

Before I begin my gushing discourse of the love I have for Sonos and it’s newly minted Android controller app, I have to diclose the fact that Sonos sent me a review unit to use, of which that I do not have to return to them. So simply put, I have to disclose that they gave me free stuff. That being said, they did not need to buy my love whatsoever, because using Sonos for me is like sitting a fat man down to a 15 course meal, with some magic thrown on top that makes it feel like he never gets full.

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Samsung, AT&T Announce $199.99 Infuse 4G For May 15

Exactly four months from the day they first announced the handset, Samsung and AT&T have officially given customers a firm price and launch date for the Infuse 4G.  Look for

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AGTN Droidcast #51 Tonight with Sonos and T-Mobile

We are preparing for another big AGTNFTW Droidcast this evening.  Special guests from Sonos and T-Mobile are headlining the show tonight.  The T-Mobile KMOBS challenge will be a big topic

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Taptu 1.4 Arrives with Tablets In Mind

News and RSS reader Taptu just dropped version 1.4 in the Android Market bringing a completely new experience with it. Designed with 3.0 tablets in mind, Taptu takes advantage of

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Google Earth Gets Honeycomb Optimization

An update to the Google Earth app for Android today adds enhanced support for Honeycomb tablets. As detailed on the Google Blog, the application adds features such as full textured

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Barnes & Noble Expected to Announce Another Nook on May 24

Barnes & Noble is expected to announce another device in their NOOK lineup later this month, possibly more powerful than its predecessors.  Although the full details remain hazy at this

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Another Report Projecting Android Apps Eclipsing iOS in August

Just one week after Distimo projected a summer time frame for Android app outnumbering Apple’s, market research firm research2guidance is predicting something very similar. After crunching numbers and consulting the crystal ball,

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Sprint Unveils Relay ID Pack for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users

Following quickly on the heels of the Green ID pack, Sprint announces another bundle of like-minded applications for niche users. Called the Relay ID pack,this collection of apps, widgets, and

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Gameloft Shows Off 8 New Android Titles [VIDEO]

Say what you will about Gameloft’s policies, it’s hard to deny their ability to churn out compelling games.  Really, what bugs us most is that their full library is not

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Sprint Debuts Business-Minded Motorola XPRT

Sprint just pulled the curtain back on their first Android smart phone to feature enterprise-class security, the Motorola XPRT. Powered by Android 2.2 , the phone runs Motoblur and comes with

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Sprint Announces Rugged, Push-to-Talk Motorola Titanium

Sprint and Motorola have just announced the successor to the last year’s push-to-talk i1 with the Android 2.1-powered Titanium.  Built with the same military-grade specifications as its predecessor, the Titanium

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New Release Dates for Trio of Verizon Android Phones

After missing their original, albeit unconfirmed, launch dates, three of Verizon’s upcoming Android handsets are now expected to arrive over next few weeks.  According to Droid-Life the Droid X2 and

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Rumor: HTC Testing a Female-Centric Android Handset

Word on the street is that HTC is conducting a focus group with female users, trying to put together a knockout Android phone targeted at the ladies.  According to ThisIsMyNext,

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Tablet-Optimized Feedly 2.0 Arrives with Simplicity, Elegance

Feedly 2.0 is now in the Android Market and it’s a thing of beauty.  In fact, after one day of usage, we’re ready to call it one of the best