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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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Recent Trademark Filings Hint at T-Mobile’s Future

I decided to poke around the US Trademarks website this morning to see if I could glean anything about T-Mobile’s upcoming projects or handsets. Every once in a while I will do this to see if I can confirm rumors or substantiate a claim. So did I find anything today? You bet. Looking back over the last three months or so, we can see that the carrier is definitely working on something around a successor to the beloved G1.

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4.1-Inch Dell Thunder Caught on Film, On Track for 2010 Release [UPDATE]

It has been roughly four months since we last heard, or talked about, the Dell Thunder. In fact, everything we’ve ever covered on this phone was in one post. As

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Vodafone Caves to Demand, Rolling Froyo Out in “Seven to Ten Days” Sans Bloatware

The masses have spoken. Last week Vodafone pushed out an update to their Desire handset and anxious subscribers gobbled it up, assuming it was Android 2.2. Instead, it was a modified version of Android 2.1 replete with a bunch of Vodafone 360 branded apps and services. Needless to say, people got slightly mad. So they took to their complaints direct the carrier’s front door. Vodafone has decided to adopt a different strategy going forward.

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R2D2 Droid 2 Spied, Yeah He’s Awesome

Verizon’s Droid 2 goes on sale today, but we get the feeling that some of you are holding out for the R2D2 edition, even without a clue as to what he looks like. Well, now you do. Thanks to twitter user @r2d2central, we see that the phone very much resembles Artoo on the back.

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Samsung Epic 4G Arrives August 31st, Order Yours Tomorrow!

Sprint has tapped their Samsung Galaxy S series phone, the Epic 4G, with an August 31st launch date. The 4G capable handset will come with a $249.99 price tag ($100 mail-in rebate) and will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart.

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Sprint Breaks Down the Difference Between Epic 4G and EVO 4G [VIDEO]

Sprint just published a video online a few moments ago that helps customers figure out which new 4G capable phone is right for them. The two minute clip does show some of the better selling features between the two devices such as the display type and media streaming.

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Samsung Announces Official Galaxy S Series Accessories

Samsung has announced the availability of their official premium accessories for the Galaxy S smart phone portfolio of handsets, including the Vibrant and Captivate. These accessories include a desktop dock, vehicle dock and backup battery charging system, and multiple protective case options.

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Nightshade Labs Announces Smart Lock 2.0 with Parental Controls [VIDEO]

Earlier today Nightshade Labs pushed out an updated version of their Smart Lock software to the Android Market. Smart Lock 2.0 features improved security for Android devices and now offers three locking modes – Smart Lock Classic, Child Lock, and No Lock.

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HTC Releases Source Code for Droid Incredible, EVO 4G

Today brings welcome news to Droid Incredible and EVO 4G owners who like to dabble in rooting and ROM-flashing.  HTC has released the source code for the two popular super

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US Cellular Taps Desire for August 27th Release

U.S. Cellular has announced this morning that the Android 2.1-powered HTC Desire will be available effective August 27.  For those new to Android, the Desire features a 1GHz processor, a

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Dyzplatic Android Mini Collectibles Due Back in Stock

So you decided to grab yourself an Android collectible figure for yourself your friend but found they were no longer in stock. What the heck do you do now? Just be patient, that’s all. According to Dyzplastic, the highly-sought-after collectibles will be back in stock tomorrow. But wait, it gets better!

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PSA: Milestone Available Today from Cellular South

Cellular South is announcing today that the Motorola Milestone is now available as part of their handset lineup. Some of our readers might recall the privately owned wireless provider had been teasing us with the phone for a few months, starting back in May.

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NAMCO Brings Popular “Crush the Castle” to Android

Namco Networks, of PAC-MAN fame, have announced this week that their popular Crush the Castle is coming to Android. If you haven’t heard of the game before, it’s a simple premise: Load your trebuchet up, aim at the castle, and crush it.

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Dell Streak Gets $300 Price Tag with 2-Year AT&T Contract, Released This Week

After months of hype and anticipation, the Dell Streak phablet has finally gotten an official price tag. Starting as early as this coming Thursday (12th), the 5-inch behemoth will run $299 (with two-year AT&T contract) or $549 (contract-free), depending on your approach.

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Teaser Site for R2-D2 Edition Droid 2 Goes Live, @DroidLanding Resurfaces

Verizon has opened up a teaser site for the R2-D2 flavored version of the finally-announced Droid 2.  With nothing more than an outline image of our favorite Astromech glowing in