Verizon taps Purple Droid Razr with January 23 launch

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You probably heard last week that Verizon announced a purple variation of their popular Droid Razr handset during CES.  What you didn’t get, however, was a price point or launch date.  Today sees those blanks filled in as the carrier puts the Android-powered smartphone on the calendar for ...

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Poll: Ever considered a “rugged” Android?

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Ever thought about an Android phone that can handle drops, water, and dust? Why or why not?

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Dual-core LG Spectrum now on sale at Verizon

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Verizon’s latest Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum, has officially gone on sale today, if only online.  Expected to hit retail stores shortly, the 1.5GHz dual-core handset features a number of high end specs including 4G LTE connectivity.  As a reminder, details include Android 2.3.5 ...

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Virgin Mobile to implement ‘data speed reduction’ (throttling) on March 23

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Speeds will drop down to 256kbps for anyone who exceeds 2.5GB in a month.

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Sony Ericsson announces rocky Q4, ready to start over with new branding

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The joint venture is ready to put a tough 2011 behind them and push forward with renewed efforts.

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Each Kindle Fire generating more than $100 in additional revenue for Amazon

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We’ve learned that even though the Kindle Fire sells for only $199.99 it actually costs slightly more than that to manufacture and sell them.  What normally sounds a little bit silly – selling devices for a loss – is actually turning out to be rather profitable for Amazon. ...

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Sony Ericsson 2012 roadmap surfaces with a dozen Android devices

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Sony Ericsson does not appear content to sit behind Samsung, Motorola, LG, or any other player.

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LG Intros Optimus Pad LTE

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LG today introduced their first Android-powered tablet capable of support LTE networks in the form of the –wait for it– Optimus Pad LTE.  Running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and featuring a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the Optimus Pad LTE also boasts an 8.9-inch 1280 x 720 True HD IPS ...

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Airnbnb debuts Android application

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Search and discover for 100,000+ places to stay in more than 192 countries with Airbnb's official client.

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Oracle: Google earning $10 million a day from Android

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In the ongoing sage that is lawsuits and patent infringements, Oracle has asked the courts to stay or dismiss a Java-related case against Google for upwards of 9 months. In the letter submitted to the courts, Oracle listed what they believe to be Google’s earnings from Android. According ...

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Quad-core HTC Edge gets new code name ahead of MWC

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Just weeks before a rumored announcement, the handset gets a new internal code name.

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Sony Ercisson teases MWC announcements

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If you thought that Sony (Ericsson) was done announcing new smartphones after last week’s CES, you’re sadly mistaken.  It appears that the company still has a few things left up their sleeves for next month’s Mobile World Congress.  A “save the date” email has gone ...

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Samsung considering licensing Blackberry, sources indicate

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According to a hot new rumor from Boy Genius Report‘s Jonathan Geller, Samsung is taking a look at licensing pieces of Blackberry’s OS. In a move that would help Samsung create added features for their Android smartphones, it opens up the idea of integrating Blackberry messenger. ...

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Sprint and HTC begin removing Carrier IQ from handsets

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We learned from Android Central yesterday that the HTC EVO 3D was set to see an updated firmware which included the removal of Carrier IQ’s software.  The controversial feature has been a hot topic over the last few months with many users wanting the ability to opt out of the service.  It ...

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Samsung’s 2012 phones to feature all-day battery Life

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Without a doubt, one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users is the battery life.  Let’s be honest here, Android devices thus far have suffered from some less-than desirable talktime and standby times.  Even with multi-core processors and an increasingly more optimized Android ...

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