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Verizon Set to Offer Tiered Data on July 7

Verizon is ready to add their name to the growing list of carriers offering tiered data plans come next month. According to information passed to Droid-Life, Verizon will be offering

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June 30th Thunderbolt Update Brings Gingerbread, Skype

Our friends over at Phandroid have gotten their hands on what appears to be a leaked document from Verzion, and it brings good news for Thunderbolt owners. The Thunderbolt is set to receive an update on June 30th that not only gives users the latest and greatest in the form of Android 2.3.4, but it also includes Skype video chat, which was originally supposed to launch with the device.

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HTC ChaCha Passes FCC, Launching June 17?

I for one am not a fan of the “Facebook Phone” concept, but it looks like HTC is set on it, as their ChaCha device just passed through the FCC. The AT&T version looks slightly different from the European version, but that’s expected.

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HTC Sensation Officially Hits Three UK

The HTC Sensation is one of the hottest Android devices available in the market at the moment, and mobile enthusiasts are calling it the best HTC device ever. It’s currently available in USA via T-Mobile and in UK via Vodafone only, but it looks like Vodafone is not alone anymore.

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Adobe Updates Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5

Adobe has announced updates to their Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software today, making it even easier for developers to write once, deploy (nearly) everywhere. These latest releases can

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Pocket Legends Shows How to Create an In-Game Mobile Flash Mob

Spacetime Studios and “Bug Droid” were at it again during an E3 invasion in which they gave away over 11,000 Xperia Play themed vanity items to an in-game mob of

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Good Sign That the LTE Version of the XOOM is Coming Soon

Some good news for those of you who have been either waiting to buy a XOOM, or be able to trade your current device in to get the 4G upgrade from Verizon. Droid Life is reporting that they were given the image pictured to the left, talking about the LTE version of the XOOM being put into the Verizon listing system. Which, according to the article, is a good sign that a LTE XOOM is readying for a release date!

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Ivona Paving the Way to Have Snoop Dogg Give Provide Spoken Turn-by-Turn Directions

I know that all of you out there that use Google Navigation frequently have been longing for the ability to change the voice pack that comes with the app. Now there is a 3rd party company called Ivona that has released a text to speech app that allows you to install more pleasing voices to sooth you during your hectic commute.

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Sony Ericsson Details Gingerbread for Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson has offered up additional details for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 today, keeping it on track for an early August release.  According to the SE

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MyTouch 4G Slide Surfaces in Clearer Photos

Ahh, the MyTouch 4G Slide. We first heard about it via that leaked T-Mo roadmap, with last month, with the codename “Doubleshot”. As we learned more, we got a blurry look at the actual device just a few weeks ago. Well, the MT4GS has posed for another photo op, and this time we actually get a good look at what’s shaping up to be a nice little device.

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3.1 Delays: Tale of An Angry UK Xoom Owner

Just a few months ago, I attended “The Gadget Show Live”, a kind of exhibition here in the UK based on a tech tv show called “The Gadget Show”. It

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Huawei Announces 7-inch Honeycomb Tablet ‘MediaPad’

Huawei has officially announced their MediaPad today, a 7-inch, dual-core Honeycomb tablet.   Specifications include a dual-core 1.2GHz  processor, a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and HSPA+

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Available Now!

The long awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally available.The Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s successor to the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab.You might have seen the Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier back at Google I/O when everyone who attended the keynote received a limited edition version. At any rate, the Tab 10.1 is now available at Best Buy, as well as other retailers across the country.

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Sony Ericsson Duo Leaked, Dual-Core CPU?

We’ve been hearing a bit more than normal about our friends from Sony Ericsson. First there was the announcement that they’ll be incorporating NFC chips into future devices, and now this. We’ve gotten our hands on a photo of what’s being dubbed as the Xperia Duo. We don’t have any real specs at the moment, other than the fact that it’ll be packing a dual-core processor and what appears to be a rather large screen.

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Galaxy On Fire 2 THD Now Available

A great example of future mobile gaming can be found in the graphically stunning Galaxy On Fire 2 by FISHLAB Entertainment GmbH. Originally released to Sony’s Xperia Play (a single core device), the promise of it coming to Tegra devices quickly became a reality. Introducing Galaxy On Fire 2 THD!