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ShapeService’s IM+ v4.0 Adds Support for Push Notification

The all-in-one instant messaging application that is IM+ has just seen a sizable update, bringing it to v4.0. The app, available in both free (ad-supported) and Pro ($4.99) editions, lets

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Verizon to Launch 16 GB Motorola XOOM?

If a leaked internal Verizon screenshot is to be believed, it looks like Motorola is working on a more affordable 16 GB model of the  Motorola XOOM for the carrier.

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Hasbro to Bring Their Characters to Life on Android

As a dad with kids who are as fascinated as I am with cool electronic toys, I am always on the lookout for apps that they can play and interact with as an alternative to just using them for gaming. During my morning rounds of the press releases for the day, I came across a presser from Hasbro and Ruckus Mobile Media, talking about how the two are coming together to bring characters from Hasbro like Tonka Chuck, My Little Pony and Transformers Prime to Android devices.

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UK to get Galaxy S 2 May 1

It has been interesting to see the release process for the Galaxy line of devices from Samsung, releasing first in the UK and other overseas destinations (excluding Japan and China which seem to get all the cool toys first). Samsung has announced today that they are keeping in that tradition by reporting via press release that they will be releasing the Galaxy S 2 on May 1st in the UK. Successor to the very popular line of Galaxy handsets, the S 2 brings with it more processing power via a dual core processor, plus an upgrade to the Super AMOLED screens, called Super AMOLED Plus. As far as the flavor of Android, we know it is Gingerbread, but it is sure to be “touchwiz-ed” out.

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NDrive 11 Announced With Significant Improvements, Enhancements [CONTEST]

Earlier this week NDrive announced the next iteration of their navigation system, NDrive 11. Looking like a brand new title altogether, the app features new menus, buttons, and symbols. Further,

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Toshiba Android Tablet Coming Soon to Best Buy

2011 is the year of tablets, with a lot of big companies bringing good tablets to the market. Joining PC makers like Acer and ASUS is Toshiba, with a new tablet officially

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CyanogenMod 7 Released

The release version of CyanogenMod 7, the Gingerbread-based version of the popular custom ROM available for more than two dozen devices, is available tonight, after iterating through four release candidates

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Acer Announces Competitvley Priced Honeycomb Tablet Pre-Order Open Now

One of the biggest issues that I have had with tablets like the Xoom is that while they are awesome eye candy, and I certainly want one, I believe Motorola

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New AllSport GPS Mobile Apps for Google Android Phones by Trimble

Fitness Buff? Cycling Fanatic? Walking Enthusiast?  Trimble AllSport GPS Mobile App has you covered!  The app has incorporated more than 20 fitness stats as well as calorie burn to help

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Parlor.fm Releases Voice-Controlled Networking App

Would you like to actually “chat” in a chat room?   Are you job hunting or just wanting to talk sports?  If these fit into you’re lifestyle you may be in

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T-Mobile G2 getting Gingerbread this summer?

Last year, T-Mobile USA launched the T-Mobile G2, which is a true successor to the first Android powered phone known as the T-mobile G1. The T-Mobile G2 is an amazing

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Urban Airship Launches In-App Purchases for Android

One of the major sources of revenue friction for developers has been the lack of a mechanism for in-app purchases within Android applications.  Google recently announced that in-app purchases were

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HTC first-quarter profit triples, thanks to Android

There is no doubt that HTC is one of the leading mobile phone brands in the world. They have created some amazing handsets like HTC Desire, HTC Hero and many

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VZW to drop 1 yr contracts?

Word around the net is indicating that Big Red, aka Verizon Wireless, will be dropping their 1 yr customer agreements beginning April 17, 2011.  Including those who are “employee liable

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Google Releases New Android Tools for Google Apps Admins

Google today announced on their Enterprise blog that they have added 3 more Android based tools for administrators of companies who make use of Google’s enterprise suite of web apps.