Rumor: Slightly Tweaked Motorola Defy+ Headed to AT&T

Word on the street is that Motorola is tweaking the design and internal specifications of The Defy, a T-Mobile handset released in late 2010.  One such rumored change pertains to the network bands; As it appears, the new model will be supported by AT&T and/or Canadian carriers this time ...

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Halfbrick Studios Releases Free, Ad-Supported Version of Fruit Ninja

How do you follow up one of the most popular slashing games on Android?  You set it free.  That’s essentially what Halfbrick Studios has done today as they released a free, ad-supported version of Fruit Ninja into the Android Market.  So if you haven’t downloaded one of the better ...

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T-Mobile Announces $79.99 Wildfire S for August 3rd

Not to be outdone by AT&T and the announcement of their Nexus S, T-Mobile has just made it known that they have a new phone coming soon, too.  Come August 3rd, the carrier will be offering the HTC Wildfire S, a “stylish and compact” Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset.  Customers ...

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Android Helps AT&T to “Strong Gains” in Second Quarter

AT&T just helped themselves to a pretty nice second quarter, thanks, in part, to a growing Android lineup. How nice? Well, Ma Bell is reporting quarterly (Q2’11) revenue of $31.5 billion, a 2.2 percent year-on-year increase. AT&T sold 5.6 million smart phones, 2 million of which ...

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Samsung, Best Buy Announce $99 Nexus S for AT&T

Samsung and Best Buy Mobile have announced today that the Pure Google phone that is the Nexus S will soon be available for AT&T customers, in an exclusive retail offering.  The Android 2.3-powered handset will run subscribers a very attractive $99 with qualifying two year service agreement ...

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Get Your Own Yellow Jersey with Official Tour de France 2011 Game

Extra Live announced today that the official Tour de France 2011 game has arrived (last week) on Android, just in time for the final stages of its real world counterpart.  Players choose their own team of riders and manage them over the 21 stage race, using real-life cycling tactics and stages ...

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WildTangent Game Service to Include Titles from Glu, Halfbrick, and GameHouse

WildTangent, gearing up for their Android-based game service, just shot us an email with details on some of the more notable participating developers.  Expected to launch with T-Mobile later this year, WildTangent’s game service lets players buy credits called WildCoins which can be used ...

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T-Mobile Announces New Value Plans with Data in Mind

T-Mobile USA announced new ‘Value’ rate plans today, giving customers even more options to choose from. Taking effect this Sunday, July 24th, the plans will be available in single-line and multi-line flavors and should pair up quite nicely with Android smart phones.  T-Mobile ...

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Netflix Adds Additional Android Support – Now at 23 Phones, 1 Tablet

Netflix has quietly grown the number of officially supported Android devices this week, hitting two dozen products.  The makeup is most certainly lopsided at twenty-three handsets and one tablet – a tablet that won’t even be here for a few more weeks.  Ah well, such is life.  While ...

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Digitimes: HTC, Samsung and LG Prepping 42Mbps Smart Phones for T-Mobile

Digitimes is reporting today that HTC, Samsung, and LG are all working on handsets capable of supporting 4G HSPA+ network at speeds of up to 42Mbps.  HTC is expected to deliver their first 42Mbps-ready smart phone at some time in the second half of the year, although we suspect other companies ...

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Samsung Executive: Galaxy S II Arrives in U.S. “Sometime in August”

For those of us living in the United States, the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S II looks to be just a few weeks away.  Speaking to reporters today, Samsung’s president of mobile business and digital imaging, Shin Jong-kyun , said the company plans to release it in the US ...

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Lenovo Pulls Curtain Back on IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablets

Lenovo has announced a pair of new Android-powered tablets today in the IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad. Starting today customers in the United States (other countries to follow) can pre-order one of the devices with shipping to begin for both next month (August). Both feature Android 3.1, 10.1-inch ...

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Lookout Announces Mobile Threat Network, V CAST Integration

Lookout Mobile Security has announced a new platform today designed to help automate the process in which mobile threats are detected.  It’s called the Mobile Threat Network and it is powered by a dataset of more than 700,000 apps that are scanned and analyzed in real time.  Should ...

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Sonos Expands Product Line with Compact PLAY:3

Sonos, Inc., the premier name in wireless music systems and a favorite of ours, is expanding their product line today. Available immediately, customers can now pick up a compact PLAY:3 player with a friendly $299.99 price tag.  Whereas the S5 featured 5 integrated speakers and amps, the PLAY:3 ...

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Review: BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber for Galaxy Tab 10.1

Android tablets are expensive. It doesn’t matter what brand or size you go with, that thing is going to set you back a decent amount of money.  And once you have one, the last thing you want to see happen is for it to get a scratch or scuff.  Yeah, Gorilla Glass is nice for... Read More