Will Amazon announce next Kindle Fire on September 6?

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We just received an email from Amazon inviting us to a September 6 press conference. Considering we’re known as an Android site and not just one that covers e-readers or general tech, our interest is piqued. Why would Amazon send us an invitation? It’s no secret that Amazon is ...

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POLL: Would you consider a prepaid Android smartphone?

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The last 24 ours have seen a number of prepaid smartphone announcements from a handful of carriers.  If you are a T-Mobile, Virgin, or Boost Mobile subscriber then you’ll have a new option in the near future.  This got us to wondering – how many of you would consider a prepaid ...

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Pocket creates #WatchItLater for video discovery

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Pocket, one of our favorite ways to keep up with reading long articles and documents, makes it very easy to discover new content.  Try using the hashtag #longreads and you’ll find all sorts of wonderful, things to read in your endless spare time. Now, Pocket has done the same thing for ...

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T-Mobile Concord joins carrier’s prepaid roster

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T-Mobile today announced that they’ve added another Android-based smartphone to their prepaid lineup.  Called the T-Mobile Concord, it’s a manufactured by ZTE and features 3G connectivity.  We’re not sure the user-base is going to mind, considering the $99 price point and ...

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Pops changes the notification game, again

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Remember a while back when we told you about Pops (Notification Themes) and how it changed the way in which you managed notifications?  At the time, it was designed so that you received special, custom notifications for services like Twitter or Facebook.  We liked it quite a bit and thought ...

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Latest Facebook release improves events and photo sharing

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A new version of the Facebook app has made its way into the wild which speeds up and enhances things across a number fronts.  If you like to create and share events then you’ll be happy to know that the app is more to your liking.  Additional details include faster photo sharing as well ...

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Pandora update brings new UI, lyrics, and song history

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The Pandora application for Android has been updated in what seems like the first time in forever. Head to Google Play, Amazon, or wherever to check out the version and you’ll find a brand new user interface.  What’s more, the latest release brings in lyrics, song history, artist ...

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Boost adds Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy Rush to lineup

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Boost Mobile has announced a pair of Android-powered smartphones from Samsung, both of which are due in September.  Each is a little different from the next and offers something unique to their pre-paid subscriber base.  Generally speaking, one could consider these two to be on the opposite end ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts Samsung Galaxy Reverb for September

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Virgin Mobile has added another Android smartphone to their no-contract roster, announcing the Samsung Galaxy Reverb.  Due in September, the handset is a mid-range model with a somewhat reasonable $250 sticker. Details for the Galaxy Reverb include a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.4GHz processor, ...

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LG Intuition will be Verizon’s Optimus Vu

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Verizon is set to carry the LG Optimus Vu in the near term, offering the 5-inch smartphone as the name Intuition   According to a screen grab picked up by Droid Life, the handset will run $199 with a two-year service agreement or $549.99 outright. As a refresher, the Optimus Vu/LG Intuition ...

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ZTE Blade III unveiled, doesn’t catch much attention

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While this isn’t groundbreaking news, it seemed like it was worth getting a chuckle over reporting. Verkkokauppa.com, a Finnish retailer, has revealed the ZTE Blade III, complete with pictures and specs. The device itself looks round and sophisticated, which should appeal to some ZTE fans ...

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Archos 101XS review

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What we liked:  Super thin, lightweight, and sexy in white, the Archos 101XS looks beautiful and feels solid in hand.  It’s the best effort from the company yet and the optional accessories add to the value.  We’re also glad to see the Coverboard included in the box.  Bonus points ...

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ARCHOS Gen10 series announced, hits U.S. in November

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Watch out Asus, Archos is gunning for you and your tablet form factor.  Today, as expected, Archos introduced its next series of Android tablets in the Gen10 ARCHOS 101 XS.  Priced at $399 we’re big fans of the design and think its the best Archos product to date. It’s called the ...

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U.S. Cellular intros Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G

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U.S. Cellular has begun selling a new Android-powered Samsung smartphone online and will later release it in retail stores later in the week. Called the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G, it runs $179.00 after $100 mail-in rebate.  Should you live in a current or prospective 4G LTE market you’ll ...

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Gameloft provides first gameplay footage of Wild Blood

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Gameloft is taking a very slow, controlled approach to their latest game, stringing us along with bite-sized glimpses of Wild Blood. Today sees the developer providing the first in-game footage from the title, a video which we’ve embedded below.  According to the description there is yet ...

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