AccuWeather 2.0 Arrives with Themes, Social Sharing

A brand new version of AccuWeather has arrived in the Android Market this week, bringing some social networking along for the ride.  AccuWeather 2.0 not only gives users a fresh new look and enhanced feature set, but it now allows for social media sharing.  Whether (pun!) you want to show off ...

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What Is The HTC Lavie?

As I was writing the post on HTC CloseConnect this morning, I started poking around the U.S. Patent and Trademarks website.  I happened across a new trademark filing from HTC dated August 4th which sounds like it could be a new Android handset.  The term HTC Lavie was filed at the same time as ...

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HTC Files Trademark for ‘CloseConnect’, Possible NFC Implications

HTC recently filed for a trademark on the terms ‘CloseConnect’ and ‘HTC CloseConnect’, leading many (including us) to believe this might be their branded take on near field communications (NFC).  As some of you might already know, HTC has yet to offer a smart phone with ...

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Rumor: First Ice Cream Sandwich Devices to Arrive in October

According to information passed to Boy Genius Report, the first devices to run Ice Cream Sandwich should be arriving as soon as October.  Google has reportedly pushed the launch up in an effort to subvert any iPhone 5 defectors.  We’ve been expecting to see ICS announced in the next few ...

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Is the Samsung Celox an LTE Version of Galaxy S II?

The first details of an LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S II have begun to come into focus, leading up to a rumored September announcement. According to reports, the handset carries a codename of Celox and features specifications that fall closely in line with other Samsung products of the year, ...

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Verizon, AT&T Putting Foot Down on Illegal Tethering

Verizon and AT&T have had enough of your illegal tethering and they’re not going to sit back any longer.  The two carriers have recently started taking preventative measures to ensure you ultimately pay for those tiered/usage-based data plans and the accompanying tethering options. ...

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Sprint Leak Reveals Upcoming EVO Design 4G, Motorola Admiral

A fresh Sprint leak coming in the middle of the night confirms the name of the upcoming Galaxy S II and also tips the hand on a pair of new devices in the process.  As recently uncovered, the Galaxy S II has been changed from Within to Epic 4G Touch, all but confirming the sliding... Read More

MetroPCS Announces Samsung Admire for Upcoming School Season

MetroPCS announced early this morning that they will be soon offering the Samsung Admire as part of a back-to-school shopping promotion.  The carrier stopped just short of giving a price and actual launch date but did say that it would be the ” perfect choice for first-time smartphone ...

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Motorola Giving Away a Bunch of Photon 4G Handsets in August

Motorola’s PR people just pinged our inbox to tell us about a new contest that the handset maker is holding over the next few weeks.  Called the Lightning Hour, it’s a daily chance for you to win a brand new Photon 4G direct from Motorola.  The contest runs every day from today ...

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Google Updates Search App for Android

Google has released* a new version of the search application today, tossing in a number of minor improvements. Users will notice right away that the interface has received a bit of a makeover which takes its cues from the new Android Market.  Suggestions are now grouped by type with web ...

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Virgin Mobile Ad Counters T-Mobile’s Claims of Wireless Value Leader [VIDEO]

T-Mobile recently began airing a new commercial touting their $49.99 rate plan which includes unlimited data, talk and text, including up to 2 GB of ‘full-speed’ data.  As they see it, it’s the best value you can get in wireless.  Virgin Mobile disagrees and wants you to know ...

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GetJar CMO Heads to Google as Marketing Director for Mobile Applications

GetJar CMO Patrick Mork announced yesterday that he will be leaving the company behind and taking a position at Google.  Mork will become Google’s marketing director for mobile applications come September and we can’t wait for his impact to be felt.  As one who is not shy in his ...

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Huawei Vision Gets Demo’d in YouTube Video [VIDEO]

Huawei has released a YouTube video to help consumers get a better feel for their latest Android handset, the Vision.  The 2:28 minute video (after the break) gives us a solid look at the device and its 3D user interface, which essentially amounts to SPB Mobile Shell.  We’re digging the ...

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HTC Ruby Spied with T-Mobile Branding

The Pocketnow team has obtained a picture of a new HTC handset which is expected to carry the name of Ruby. We can tell from the image that this phone will be offered by T-Mobile when it ultimately arrives. HTC recently indicated that they would be releasing an additional 6-8 phones over the ...

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T-Mobile Hercules Confirmed as Galaxy S II Series Handset

The Samsung Hercules has been identified as a T-Mobile USA variation of the Galaxy S II lineup.  TmoNews obtained some information over the weekend which confirms  some long held suspicions that the Hercules would arrive this summer/fall while other carriers were getting their iterations. ...

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