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Scott Webster
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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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eBay Expands Android Presence with Sprint ID and Launch of Classifieds Apps

Yesterday saw eBay making a pair of Android-related announcements. First up is the release of their new application, eBay Classifieds, which lets users hunt down jobs, sell that old bicycle, or find a pool guy. In fact, what might seem like a one-trick pony app at first glance is rather rich in details.

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CherryPal Announces 7-Inch Android 2.1 Tablet with Sub-$200 Price Tag

CherryPal has announced their new 7-inch Android 2.1-powered CherryPad today.  Rather than setting their sites on the iPad and trying to take it on, CherryPal sees more benefit in the

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Sprint Official with Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, and LG Optimus S

What an incredible week for Android announcements! After seeing seven devices from Motorola yesterday, the momentum continues with three more phones headed for Sprint. The boys and girls running the Now Network just officially unveiled the Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, and LG Optimus S. We’ve briefly touched on each one of these over the last few day but we’ll give you the details once again.

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Sprint to Announce LG Optimus S for October 31

We’re getting early word that Sprint is set to announce their LG Optimus S handset for availability later this month.  Tagged with a very attractive $49.99 price point, the entry

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Cricket Announces $149 Huawei Ascend for October 27 (No Contract)

Last fall, we were shocked to hear Samsung say that 2010 would see Android phones going for less than $100 on contract. Flash forward a year and we’re getting close to seeing sub-$100 phones without contract!

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U.S. Cellular Launching Samsung Mesmerize October 27

We just received official word from U.S. Cellular that they will be launching their Galaxy S series handset, the Samsung Mesmerize, on October 27th.

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TheStreet: Android Market to Integrate Paypal as Early as October 26th

One big bone of contention for many new Android users is having to use Google Checkout over Paypal for purchasing apps.  It’s not that Checkout is a total hassle to

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Yahoo! Drops Four New Apps into Android Market

We noticed a few other Android blogs mentioning the fact that Yahoo! Finance landed in the Android Market yesterday.  Given the fact that the free app makes it easy to

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EXCLUSIVE: More Details Leaking out for Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform

One of our trusted tipsters has passed along some new Sprint details for a pair of upcoming devices. We felt you’d like to know a little more about the Sanyo Zio and Samsung Transform since we’re expecting them less than a week from now. Yep, look for these two phones on October 10!

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Point Inside 2.0 Brings Free Airport, Mall Maps to Android Devices

Point Inside Inc. is announcing today that the v2.0 of their “Destination Smart Map’ has arrived on Android phones.  What does this mean to you?  Well, how about free, searchable maps

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Nielsen: Android is Most Popular Among Recent Smart Phone Buyers

The Nielsen Company has issued another report that shows Android’s growth continues to skyrocket.  According to their data, roughly one in three (32 percent) smart phones sold over the last

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Rumor: 1.3GHz ZTE Phone Coming to Verizon

Late yesterday afternoon, the Boy Genius Report posted a quick blurb that might perk up your ears. According to their sources, Chinese handset maker ZTE is rumored to be working on some high end devices for Verizon.

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AT&T Adds to Android Arsenal with Trio of Motorola Devices – Bravo, Flipside, and Flipout

AT&T has announced three new Android handsets today, each coming from Motorola. Dubbed the Flipout, Bravo, and Flipside, they are each Android 2.1 phones with the latest release of MOTOBLUR user experience. And keeping with Motorola’s track record, the phones carry unique form factors not found on other carriers.

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LG Scraps Android 2.2 Tablet Plans

South Korean handset maker LG Electronics Inc said yesterday that they were calling off plans to launch an Android 2.2 tablet. According to an unnamed official, Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ is not the best platform for them to launch their first tablet on.

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Skype for Android Rolls Out to All 2.1+ Devices

Big news for Skype and Android users today as the service rolls out to anyone running 2.1 or higher on their handset. No longer exclusive to Verizon, it’s now available to roughly 3 in 4 phones.