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Will Amazon announce next Kindle Fire on September 6?

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

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POLL: Would you consider a prepaid Android smartphone?

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

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Pocket creates #WatchItLater for video discovery

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

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T-Mobile Concord joins carrier’s prepaid roster

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

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Pops changes the notification game, again

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

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Latest Facebook release improves events and photo sharing

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

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Pandora update brings new UI, lyrics, and song history

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

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

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

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Virgin Mobile debuts Samsung Galaxy Reverb for September

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

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LG Intuition will be Verizon’s Optimus Vu

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,

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ZTE Blade III unveiled, doesn’t catch much attention

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.

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Archos 101XS review

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

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

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. 

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U.S. Cellular intros Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G

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

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Gameloft provides first gameplay footage of Wild Blood

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