New Dual-core Snapdragon Chips to Run Android at 1.2GHz

It seems like nearly every Android phone that gets announced these days comes with a Snapdragon processor running at a blazing fast 1GHz speed.  After last year’s 528MHz becoming the norm, the current  benchmark is considerably faster.  But what about later this year?  What can we expect ...

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Acer Liquid e Ferrari: “World’s Most Exclusive Smartphone”

Acer has announced the availability of a limited edition version of their Liquid e handset.  Called the Liquid Ferrari, it’s a glossy, sexed up looking Liquid e with a few special features added in. With a shiny Ferrari F1 red  finish, the smart phone includes exclusive content, including ...

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EXCLUSIVE: First Look at HTC Aria?

One of tipsters just passed along a few screen shots for an HTC device headed for AT&T.  They have been pretty solid in the past so we’re inclined to believe them this time around.  Here’s what they knows about the device from their brief experience with it.  The phone runs ...

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Qik Responds: Core Capability of 2-way Video Chat to be Free

We received an email late this evening from Qik co-founder Bhaskar Roy who wanted to clear the air on the recent rumor that their video chat service will run an extra $5 per month.  He told us “the core features of 2-way video chat and live video sharing from phone to phones, web, desktop ...

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And Here Come the Droid 2 Leaks

Verizon and Motorola are gearing up for a hot summer with a pair of devices due shortly.  The first ‘known’ device is the Droid Shadow which has seen its share of leaks recently. The other… well that would be the follow up to the Droid, silly!

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Rumor Has It Samsung and T-Mobile Up to Something Big…

…And we think we already know what it is.  Remember back a few weeks ago when we thought we knew what T-Mobile’s Project Emerald was?  At the time we purported that it was related to the Samsung Galaxy S arriving on the carrier.  After doing some digging around and reading we ...

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Sprint to Release Motorola i1 Next Month for $150

PhoneDog is reporting that the Motorola i1 will be arriving at Sprint’s doorstep on June 20th with a $149.99 price tag attached to it.  The ruggedized phone  is designed to withstand pretty much anything you can throw at it and features a 3.1-inch screen with a 5 megapixel camera.  ...

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Skype Intends to “Set the Bar on Mobile Video Calling”

As we gear up for the release of the HTC EVO 4G, software developers, and fans, are turning their focus to the front-facing camera and the possibilities that rest within.  Just this week we’ve seen mentions of Fring and Qik for taking advantage of the camera.  What about another software ...

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Exclusive: Samsung i897 in the Wild (AT&T)

As we reported here earlier this week, the Samsung i897 looks to be AT&T’s first serious attempt at releasing an Android phone. In terms of specs, it appears to be almost identical to the Galaxy S with its 4-inch AMOLED screen, Android 2.1, and 5-megapixel camera. Our source for a few ...

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DMCA Notice Wipes 35 Tetris Clones Off Android Market

A cease and desist order sent to Google on behalf of The Tetris Company LLC has resulted in 35 Tetris clones being pulled from the Android Market.  The developer behind FallingBlocks was among the first to feel the fallout as they took to Slashdot to air their complaint. “… I have ...

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Facebook Releases SDK for Android

Has ex-Googler Erick Tseng already started making an impact with his new employer?  Facebook has unleashed a beta version of their Facebook SDK for Android which was privately demonstrated at last week’s Google I/O conference.  The company plans to provide not only the SDK but also ...

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Google Buzz for Mobile Now Works on All Android Handsets

Google has announced today that their Google Buzz service is now available on all Android handsets.  Up until now Buzz was only available to users with 2.0 or higher.  While this might not be the same as having a handy widget available on your desktop, it’s a big step forward.  Simply ...

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AT&T Looking to Hire Senior Software Engineer

AT&T has a posting over on CrunchBoard which shows the carrier looking to hire a software engineer to help develop and market Android-related devices. The position they are filling is based out of the Santa Clara office and duties would include designing and implementing leading-edge mobile ...

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Fring is First to Market with Video Calling for Android

Fring is only too excited to share the news today that they are the first company in the world to offer video calling over IP for Android phones. They believe this could change the way people call each other, shop, and kiss their loved ones goodnight. With the HTC EVO 4G and Dell Streak both... ...

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NYMag.com app Debuts in Android Market

NYMag.com, the online version of New York magazine, has launched their first Android application featuring content from their five popular blogs. Fans of Daily Intel (news), Vulture (entertainment), The Cut, (fashion), Grub Street (food), and The Sports Section will be happy to see all five ...

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