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Another Portrait QWERTY Motorola Handset for Sprint

Thanks to a freshly leaked (and blurry) photo, we’re getting our first look at a new Motorola handset headed to Sprint.  Bearing a very XPRT-like form factor, the phone looks

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Grab Your Nook Color! Mighty Eagle Swoops into B&N Stores

Rovio has teamed up with Barnes & Noble to give Nook Color users an exclusive first look at Angry Birds’ location based gaming project: “Magic Places.” Any Nook Color user

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Andy Rubin: Half Million Daily Android Activations and Growing

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android and current Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, tweeted yet another Android milestone this morning.  You do know that the platform is growing, right?

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Wikitude 6.1 Offers Tablet Optimized Augmented Reality

Wikitude, a key player in the Augmented Reality game since the days of the first Android Developers Challenge, has just updated their AR browser.  Available in the Android Market today,

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T-Mobile Announces $199 myTouch 4G Slide for July

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide has officially gone from rumored to confirmed, thanks to a late night press announcement.  If there’s one thing that this $199.99 handset ($50 mail-in-rebate) has, it’s

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RUMOR: Ice Cream Sandwich Flagship to be Google Nexus Prime?

  Take this one with a grain of salt guys, but BGR is reporting that the “Android 4.0″ Ice Cream Sandwich flagship device will be named the ‘Google Nexus Prime’.

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Droid Charge Gingerbread Update Spotted in the Wild

Personally, I’ve always wondered why the Samsung Droid Charge was launched with Froyo instead of Gingerbread. The only logical explanation that comes to mind is that Samsung hadn’t yet perfected TouchWiz to work with 2.3. Those days may be coming to an end, however, as the guys over at VZBuzz have gotten their hands on a video of the Droid Charge running what appears to be the official Gingerbread update. Now, there’s no certainty here, as we don’t even have a release date for the update, but it’s possible that a lucky hacker got their hands on an early release.

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Sprint Announces E! ID Pack for Pop Culture Junkies [VIDEO]

Sprint has announced the release of another ID Pack for their customers, this time centering around pop culture.  Called the E! ID Pack, it helps users keep up with the

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Transdroid Yanked from Android Market, Start of a Crackdown?

In a posting on his blog, Transdroid developer, Eric Kok is reporting that his torrent app has been removed from the Android Market after two years of successful sales.

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Verizon’s First Sliding QWERTY from Samsung Gets Spied

While Verizon and Samsung have already teamed up on a couple of Android smart phones (Fascinate, Continuum), they have yet to offer a sliding QWERTY form factor.  That looks to

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Google Web Market Adds Rating Graphs

As Android continues to mature and grow, it is great to see Google adding little tweaks and improvements to it’s offerings for users. One of our writers noticed on the web based Android Market that Google had added a neat little graph to help you visualize how app reviews scatter out.

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T-Mobile Giving Away $4,000 a Day with ‘4G PayDay’ Trivia Contest

Starting today, and running through October 2nd, T-Mobile is giving their customers the chance to win a daily prize of $4,000 (Get it? 4G’s).  The T-Mobile 4G PayDay contest is

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HTC Officially Announces EVO 3D for Europe

European consumers will soon be able to get their own hands on a EVO 3D as HTC has officially tapped the 3D handset with a July release. This is, for

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Doodle Grub Snakes its Way Into the Android Market

A cute and colorful adaptation of the classic “Snake” game has slithered its way to Android thanks to the guys over at Pixowl Inc. Originally developed for iOS, Doodle Grub’s

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Facebook for Android Gets Updated to 1.6, Adds Video Upload and Pages

Check your Market now, because Facebook for Android just got an update! It is not necessarily a huge one, but it does improve and bring a couple of features to the mobile app: Improved News Feed, Pages Support, and Video Upload.