The Motorola XOOM Revisited: When Crow Tastes Like Chicken

Maybe it was all the late night viewings of this year’s Google I/O on YouTube AND the Honeycomb 3.1 update, but for some inexplicable reason I started longing, nay needing another Honeycomb tablet.  To the Faithful, you know that my initial reaction and review was not altogether kind to ...

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Make free Skype-to-Skype calls and call phones at Skype’s great rates over Wi-Fi or 3G

  Skype users rejoice!  Per Skype’s own security blog the privacy vulnerability for Android has been fixed.  But even more importantly, Skype has now added calling over 3G to the pure Skype app versus Verizon’s exclusive Skype Mobile.  So even though the minutes will still tick ...

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Jajah – Reach Out and Touch a Facebook Friend

  Jajah has just released their new feature for Android users (iOS version soon to follow) to be able to call online Facebook friends anywhere in the world, right out of their phone address books.  The Jajah app has been available in the Android Market for some time but the Facebook ...

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Android, FTW!

Two weeks ago I purchased my wife an iPhone 4 to get her to send/receive text messages  (my new toy by proxy) and I got me a couple of Palm Pre’s via craigslist, as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about for webOS’ coming out party with the just announced HP Pre... Read More

Best Buy offering Nexus S for $99 for new 2yr T-Mobile activations

UPDATE: Per comments below, please keep in mind that you may have to be a Best Buy Rewards Zone member with applicable membership privileges. Well looky here, Best Buy just lowered our favorite Android 2.3 AKA Gingerbread carrier to just $99 with prerequisite 2yr activation.  Seeing as the ...

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Motorola Xoom: Weighed, Measured and Found Wanting

Just this past week, I put my beloved T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab on craigslist in anticipation of getting the first Android 3.0 tablet: the Motorola Xoom courtesy of Verizon Wireless.  As expected, the Tab sold rather quickly and the price offered was right so I naturally saw this as a sign to ...

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Us 2.0

After re-reading this post about Joshua Topolsky’s pitch for a “Continuous Client” and the with recent developments of Google’s announcements of Chrome OS and Android 2.3/3.0, I believe we are just on the edge of Convergence Overlook.  Google is creating two branches of ...

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Verizon Droid Pro Review: Business in the Front/Party in the Back

Finally, I think I have found the phone for me.  No it doesn’t sport dual-core water cooled processors or even a large 1080p display.  But what it does have, it has in spades.  And to prove it, I have moved from the mighty Droid X to the Pro as a daily driver and it has... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Reviewed

After reading about the Samsung Galaxy Tab for what seemed like years (JK, it was only two months) I never thought it would come to the carriers much less to my house. I have owned the Archos and Augen versions of the mythical Android tablet and for my money, I believe Samsung got it right and ...

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StartTalking lets users send texts by voice all without touch

Per this post in the USA Today, the StartTalking by AdelaVoice app is available the Android Market now or you can download here.  According to the presser, the application will allow the sending of text messages with voice even when the screen is dark.  Just start talking. “StartTalking ...

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Calling all Android users on Verizon!

Getting tired of being left behind for the next Android phones or are you like me and just want a new phone ever six months or so?  If so, check this out.  Verizon has just launched a new trade-in service for any phones from any carriers. https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/Home.aspx I just tried it ...

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Android: Open Source or Just an Open Mess?

Those of us who are familiar with the “with Google” stamp on the back of our respective Android phones what does this actually signify?  Is it part of a carrier deal that gives exclusivity to Google premium apps like Gmail and the Android Market, or part of a grander scheme to make ...

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Archos adding a slew of Android tablets including the 101

With two Archos 5 tablets in my rearview mirror, I am definitely looking forward to the new 101.  The nomenclature is shorthand for the 10.1″ screen with 1024×600 resolution. The specs can be found here but the most notable are: – Android 2.2 – ARM Cortex A8 1GHz ...

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Droid X review by your friendly neighborhood AndroidGuy

For the past two years I have had many Android devices, some good some not so good. But what was delivered this week definitely falls into the Good camp. You see I am the proud owner of a new Verizon Droid X made by Motorola. I have been a Moto fan since I first laid... Read More

Quick Fix for Those of us Who Want/Need a Google Voice (Desktop) App

I remember seeing an article where someone had made a Google Voice port using Adobe Air and I finally found it .  So in the meantime, before Google decides to bless us with a dedicated GV app here’s one that should work on Windows and Linux. (Full disclosure:  I am currently running it on ...

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