Beta Review: Swype

The onslaught of touch-only Androids hitting the market has created a bit of dilemma for me. You see unfortunately, I was blessed with fingers that may as well be physically allergic to on-screen keyboards. I’d literally take a T9 keypad over those ridiculous on-screen “mock ...

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Beta Test This: Swype!

Swype, the gesture-based virtual keyboard that to date has only been legitimately available to OEMs, just sent beta testing invitations out to Android users who’d previously provided their email address to them. The beta, starting today, March 5, is limited to a small number of ...

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HTC Desire, Legend Slated For April 1 Release On Amazon UK

HTC’s two new hottest phones have made an appearance on Amazon UK!  It looks like the HTC Desire and HTC Legend are going on sale April 1st, 2010.  The Legend will run you $600, while the Desire (which I desire) is going for a whopping $800.  Hopefully we will have prices that are a ...

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Like Your Nexus One? Don’t Wear Your Skinny Jeans!

Attention Nexus One users: do not sit on your Nexus One! The Nexus seen above, owned by Crave UK, just randomly cracked while being charged. According to HTC’s technical support, the damage seen above could not be caused by charging, but by “putting a phone in a tight pair of jeans and sitting ...

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Leaked 2.1 Droid Eris Rom Ported to HTC Hero

While this might not exactly constitute news to everyone, it is certainly something many people will be interested in. Apparently the leaked Android 2.1 Droid Eris Rom we told you about last night has already been ported to the HTC Hero! It didn’t take XDA long at all! If your interested ...

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Opinion: What Does Verizon’s Nexus One Mean for Sprint?

Neowin, with help from their inside informant, reported that Verizon will be getting the Nexus One on March 23rd. With the CDMA version of the phone spotted passing through the FCC, this date seems very likely. However, with all this excitement comes more questions. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, ...

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Quick Look: Scan2pdf Mobile (Video Demo and Review)

Scan2pdf Mobile has become one of my favorite apps. I’m a professor, and I give my students a lot of electronic readings. Scan2PDF mobile has made my semester so much easier. In this video,  I demo it and show how simple it is to use. There is one minor bug, and I show you why... Read More

Microsoft Tag Reader Available for Android

In its bizarre fight against an already established technology like QR Codes, Microsoft released today its Tag Reader for Android.  As opposed to QR Codes which is an international standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2006) to encode information in 2D barcodes, Microsoft uses its own proprietary technology ...

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Download This: PortaPayments

PortaPayments is a brilliant little idea: it’s an Android app that creates QR codes for PayPal payments. Scanning one of these QR codes takes you to PayPal with the recipient and amount all filled out. Manually approve the payment and you’re done. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and ...

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Yelp’s Got New Features: Bookmark Sync + Draft Support

Yelp for Android arrived in December and has since been updated with some of the great features iPhone users are accustomed to. For those who have never used the service Yelp is a great way to review, discuss, and check out what businesses are good… and maybe not so good in your area! ...

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Yet More Android Business Models

Last September brought you five blog posts outlining 40 business models worth considering with Android. Here, find another 9, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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HTC Sense 2.1 Leaked For Droid Eris

Well folks, the kids over at XDA Developers are at it again! According to the team over at Android Central, earlier this evening HTC Sense 2.1 was leaked via XDA for the Droid Eris! From the picture and what I am reading in the forums, it looks to possibly be legit. This one is still... Read More

Google Really is Giving Away Free Nexus One and Droid Handsets to Developers

Last night I was both very pleasantly surprised and somewhat scared when I got email with the following snippet: “Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our developer device seeding program. You ...

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Motorola HS1001 Cordless Phone Coming This Summer, Engadget Gets a Look

It seems those Android home phone rumors that surfaced a few months back just might be coming to fruition. Earlier today it was announced that Motorola will be bringing the Motorola HS1001 Android Cordless Phone to the US this summer.  Made by the company Binatone, the device will be branded ...

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MOTOBLUR Handsets Coming To Canada

We have some good news this morning for Canadians. According to the team over at Boy Genius Report, MOTOBLUR will be coming to all three major Canadian carriers in the form of the Motorola DEXT, the Motorola BACKFLIP, and the Motorola QUENCH tablet. Unfortunately we do not have any news on who ...

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