Verizon taps Purple Droid Razr with January 23 launch

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You probably heard last week that Verizon announced a purple variation of their popular Droid Razr handset during CES.  What you didn’t get, however, was a price point or launch date.  Today sees those blanks filled in as the carrier puts the Android-powered smartphone on the calendar for ...

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Find Your New Rental with Apartments.com Android App

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Launched earlier this week, the latest make-your-life-easier application in the Android Market comes via Apartments.com. Easy to use and boasting a bunch of handy features, it should make your next apartment search a bit less stressful. Apartment searching Android users now have instant access ...

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Dual-core LG Spectrum now on sale at Verizon

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Verizon’s latest Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum, has officially gone on sale today, if only online.  Expected to hit retail stores shortly, the 1.5GHz dual-core handset features a number of high end specs including 4G LTE connectivity.  As a reminder, details include Android 2.3.5 ...

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A Blurred Vision of a New Casio Android Handset

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We have news from someone in the Android community who was fortunate enough to spend some time in a Casio focus group recently. He came away with a spec list for a new Casio phone that may be of some interest. It was also mentioned that most of these devices were headed to Verizon.

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Virgin Mobile to implement ‘data speed reduction’ (throttling) on March 23

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Speeds will drop down to 256kbps for anyone who exceeds 2.5GB in a month.

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Motorola Opens Pre-Order for Wi-Fi only XYBoard

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After the gentle tide of announcements during the holidays and the crazy undertow of CES, we’re finally starting to see our first wave of devices for 2012. We mentioned during CES that Verizon and Motorola announced the launch of the XYBoard, the successor to the venerable Xoom tablet of ...

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Elektrobit Android Device Platform Wins Technology of the Year Award

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                  This year’s Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR’11 – WinnComm) elected Elektrobit’s Specialized Device Platform as technology of the year during the Wireless Innovation ...

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Each Kindle Fire generating more than $100 in additional revenue for Amazon

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We’ve learned that even though the Kindle Fire sells for only $199.99 it actually costs slightly more than that to manufacture and sell them.  What normally sounds a little bit silly – selling devices for a loss – is actually turning out to be rather profitable for Amazon. ...

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LG Intros Optimus Pad LTE

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LG today introduced their first Android-powered tablet capable of support LTE networks in the form of the –wait for it– Optimus Pad LTE.  Running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and featuring a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the Optimus Pad LTE also boasts an 8.9-inch 1280 x 720 True HD IPS ...

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Airnbnb debuts Android application

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Search and discover for 100,000+ places to stay in more than 192 countries with Airbnb's official client.

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Sony Ercisson teases MWC announcements

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If you thought that Sony (Ericsson) was done announcing new smartphones after last week’s CES, you’re sadly mistaken.  It appears that the company still has a few things left up their sleeves for next month’s Mobile World Congress.  A “save the date” email has gone ...

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Motorola XOOM (WiFi) – Get on Board because the Ice Cream Sandwich Update is happening! (OTA)

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  This morning was just like any other morning: got up early because the dog was barking to let me know that she had done her business in front of the bathroom AGAIN so I could step in it barefoot.  Then I booted up the old XOOM to get my morning on with my fresh... Read More

Motorola Droid 3 is now on sale

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A week ago, Motorola and Verizon officially announced a new flagship device that will be the successor to Droid 3–the Motorola Droid 4. The expected price of the this new phone was also leaked. The Droid 4 will be out soon enough, but if you think it’ll be out of your budget and ...

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Beyond Black and White: Which color phone would you carry?

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More often than not we find ourselves buying a black smartphone with either silver or grey accents.  Sure, there’s the occasional white handset or special edition of an existing handset, but typically it’s the same stuff all around. In light of the recently announced Droid Razr ...

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Super-thin HTC Ville expected to arrive at T-Mobile

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After a weak showing at CES this year, HTC and T-Mobile are rumored to pair for the dual-core Ville.

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