Early Look: Probability-Based Keyboard “qwerted”

Check out this new take on the traditional Android soft keyboard. Rather than just changing the color or general shape of the buttons, qwerted changes the actual size of them based on the probability that they’ll be hit next.  For instance, if you type a ‘c’, the letter ...

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Mplayit: “‘How Many Apps?’ is Wrong Question

I show my G1 off to a lot of people.  I love to wow them with cool apps like Google Sky Map, Plink Art, and Shop Savy.  Invariably the question comes up, “How many apps are there for that phone?”  Thanks to Apple’s marketing efforts, consumers have been brainwashed into ...

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LG Calling on Android to Grow Sales in 2010

LG is expecting Android to help boost sales and grow their smart phone numbers for the coming year.  Although not quite as heavily as Motorola, LG is betting on Android to get them into a double-digit share of the smart phones sold worldwide this year.  Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! ...

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Flurry Pegs Nexus One Sales at 20K in First Week

The estimates are coming in for the first week of Nexus One sales and they’re not terribly surprising.  Mobile analytics firm Flurry has just announced a report which ballparks the handset at 20,000 units sold in the first week.  While this number is considerably smaller than that of ...

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Rumor: Sprint Working with Walmart on WiMax Build Out

Here’s a rumor that we’d like to see play out if only for curiosity’s sake.  According a tipster of ours, Sprint has been working with an unusual partner on a project to help build out their WiMax network.  As we all know the carrier plans to release handsets later this year ...

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Flurry Keeps on Rolling, Raises $7M in Series B Financing

Flurry, Inc., one of the bigger names in mobile application analytics is announcing this morning that they’ve just closed on a Series B financing round of $7 million. Among the investors are venture capital firm InterWest Partners,  Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Union Square Ventures, First ...

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DELYCA’s Digital Reader to Debut Next Month

It looks like Android-based mobile internet devices (MIDs) and ebook readers are going to proliferate the market this year.  We received an email this morning from a company called Delyca who informed us of an ebook reader that they were going to be releasing next month.    Called the ...

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Android App ‘Lookout’ Foils Thieves Plans

Here’s one of those stories that serves as a great endorsement for Android and its applications.  An Oregon man recently had his house broken into and some of his possessions stolen.  Among them was his Motorola Droid.  Unbeknown to the thief, this handset was equipped with an app ...

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Lenovo’s LePhone Turns the Sexy Up to 11

We know it’s not headed for the US anytime soon, but that won’t stop us from fawning over it.  Lenovo’s LePhone is one sexy droid.  Maybe it’s the sleek, polished finished.  Maybe it’s the shiny red paint job.  Maybe it’s the keyboard/docking station that ...

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Wanna Tether Your Nexus One?

So you got your Nexus One this week and now you want to tether that new T-Mobile 3G speed.  Is it possible?  Of course it is.  But not without rooting your handset.  The guys over at (where else?) XDA forums have released an “add-ons pack” for rooted Nexus One phones which ...

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Android 2.1 Voice Input Feature is “Experimental”, Requires Data Connection

We were digging through the user guide for the Nexus One and came across something that we hadn’t seen reported elsewhere.  You know that nifty little feature that comes with Android 2.1 where you can speak instead of typing?  Pretty cool, right?  Did you know that in order to use it, ...

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Slacker Radio 2.0 Features Station Caching For Android App – Listen Anywhere!

It has been a busy few days for the folks at Slacker, Inc. Today they announced the next version of their Slacker Radio 2.0 application for Android phones. This isn’t your typical bug fix and minor update.  For the first time ever, Android users in the US will be able to cache their ...

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T-Mobile and ICD Announce First Mobile Connected Tablet for Busy Families

Remember that  Innovative Converged Devices (ICD) Vega we talked about a few months back?  You know, the one with a Tegra chipset inside?   Well, it’s officially on its way to T-Mobile UK for release later this year.  Touted as a “family hub tablet’, the unit is designed ...

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HTC Unveils New Brew-Based Phone Running Sense (UPDATE)

While a little bit off-topic, we felt compared to share this bit of news with our readers.  The rumors of HTC putting out their own handset running Brew have come to fruition.  We just received an email from HTC’s PR company advising of the newly announced HTC Smart, a new type of ...

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AT&T Confirms Android Plans – 5 Handsets in First Half of 2010

AT&T has finally added their name to the list of carriers officially on board with Android.  Coming not a moment too soon, the nation’s 4th largest carrier announced today that five Android-based handsets are coming in the first half of 2010.  Speaking at the 4th annual AT&T ...

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