Amazon announces Kindle Fire HD family

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[singlepic id=109 w=320 h=240 float=center]Amazon today confirmed that they Kindle Fire HD is a reality and it’s coming soon as the successor to last year’s Kindle Fire. The 7-inch 16GB Kindle Fire HD retails for $199 and ships on September 14 while a larger 8.9-inch model will run ...

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Motorola: ‘The new Motorola starts today’

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Motorola wants you to know that despite all the great stuff from the past few years (decades, really), they are just getting going.  Perhaps a result of the Google pairing, or possibly as a result of knowing how many patents they are sitting on, Motorola today promised that today is the start ...

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Amazon partners with Epix

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Amazon has not had much luck when it comes to competition in the movie-streaming business, but this might be changing in the near future because media-provider Epix is now becoming a partner with Amazon Prime. For $79 per year, users get the ability to stream content without additional monthly ...

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In Brief: Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 05)

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[dropcap1 variation=”red”]T[/dropcap1]he guys over at AndroidZoom have released an official Android app called AndroidZoom: Apps Discoverer.  Previously available as a beta client, the app is designed to help users discover new titles, read reviews, and more. [dropcap1 ...

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Five for Friday: Android apps to save you money

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Time for another weekly dose of apps that you need to be checking out.  This time we opted to go for something less timely and unrelated to any social events and instead choose a category that’s always relevant. Who here doesn’t like to save a few bucks every once in a while?  You!? ...

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In Brief: Android stuff worth knowing (Aug 31)

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[dropcap1 variation=”hotpink”]A[/dropcap1] new Kickstarter project called BERO is a 4” Google Android-inspired robot that runs on an open source app via Bluetooth.  Users can move the arms, head, make the robot dance to music and react to smartphone notifications.  Look for these to ...

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Behind the Curtain: A conversation with Stitcher

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You’ve probably learned this by now, but we’re huge fans of podcasts, talk radio, and other “educational” stuff that seems boring to the kids.  Thanks to a myriad of Android apps and platform capabilities, we’ve fallen deeper in love with that type of content. One ...

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Boost adds Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy Rush to lineup

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Boost Mobile has announced a pair of Android-powered smartphones from Samsung, both of which are due in September.  Each is a little different from the next and offers something unique to their pre-paid subscriber base.  Generally speaking, one could consider these two to be on the opposite end ...

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MetroPCS details new 4G plan, Android phone

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MetroPCS has unraveled a bunch of new “goodies” for it’s current and future customers! First on the list, and available as a promotion, is the carrier’s new 4G LTE.  Customers can get unlimited talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for $55/month for a single line. Families can ...

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Sony introduces Xperia SL

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Sony today introduced its next Android smartphone, the Xperia SL, however they weren’t quite ready to divulge its release date, pricing, or expected markets. Specifications for the Xperia SL are right in line with most of today’s Android handsets, and include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm ...

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Tegra 3-powered Optimus Vu global rollout begins September

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LG today announced that the global rollout for the Optimus Vu is set to begin in September.  Initially available in Korea, and then Japan, the handset will soon arrive in parts of Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America.   For the global release, LG has opted for the Tegra 3 ...

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Five for Friday: Android apps based on summer blockbuster movies

With the summer coming to an end in the next few weeks, it’s that time of the year where movie theaters start to empty out a bit.  With school starting and the eventual end of the blockbuster season, we thought we’d put together a list of apps to remind you of your favorite popcorn ...

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An update on OUYA’s exciting Android-based console project: Success!

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  A month ago we wrote on a Kickstarter project called OUYA, an innovative gaming platform designed to bring gamers back to the more family & multiplayer-oriented television. At the time we had expressed our hope that the project flourished, and we’re happy to say that our hope was ...

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Five for Friday: Fantasy football apps for Android

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Gain an edge on your fellow fantasy league brethren with these Android apps.

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HTC could be prepping a Galaxy Note competitor for Verizon

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Could HTC have better luck than LG competing with Samsung in this space?

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