WSJ: Google getting into hardware business with entertainment device

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Here we go again! Google is rumored once more to be getting into the hardware business. A new Wall Street Journal report tells us that Google has been working on a consumer electronics device with a home music streaming system set to debut later in the year. According to their source, Google ...

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Qualcomm pulls in record-breaking revenue in first quarter

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Mobile hardware monolith Qualcomm reported their first quarter earnings yesterday with an understandable amount of gusto. Despite a venerable position in the market and years of growth and experience, Qualcomm managed to bring in enough profit at $4.7 billion to break their company record. ...

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Touch Clockworkmod Recovery released for a number of devices, courtesy of Koush

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Clockworkmod is without doubt the most useful tool for rooters and ROM installers, providing detailed functions like backup and restore, wiping options, and of course installing ROMs. As awesome as it may be, it can be a bit of a pain to navigate around all those options, as you have to do it ...

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How about a fresh batch of Samsung rumors?

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We've got conflicting reports as to when Samsung will announce the Galaxy S III. We've also got some rumors over some plans for later in the year.

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U.S. Cellular trims $100 off all smartphones

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U.S. Cellular today announced that they have trimmed $100 off all their smartphones, including the Android stuff you all love. Deals include the Motorola Electrify for $149.99 as well as the Samsung Repp and Huawei Ascend II for just a penny each. And like the year-end deals that the carrier ...

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Sony Ericsson announces rocky Q4, ready to start over with new branding

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The joint venture is ready to put a tough 2011 behind them and push forward with renewed efforts.

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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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Sony Smartwatch to be Launched in Conjunction with Xperia S

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It seems that smart watches are a bit of a theme at this year’s CES. Motorola debuted an MP3-focused smart watch (though not Android based), and earlier today we told you about the I’m Watch. As an upgrade to the LiveView that they released last year, Sony revealed the SmartWatch ...

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Verizon and Trend Micro debut a Mobile Security Application

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Verizon Wireless announced today that Trend Micro™ Mobile Security Personal Edition is now available in Verizon Apps (formerly V CAST Apps) on select Verizon Wireless Android devices.  Trend Micro is a global cloud security leader, they have over  20 years experience in protecting data.

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Sony Ericsson dates ICS update for select models

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Sony Ericsson has become the latest hardware maker to put provide detailed behind plans for an Android 4.0 update across select products.  Specifically, the company has outlined the starting time frame for Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for the 2011 Xperia line.  Essentially the newer models will ...

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U.S. Cellular drops all smartphones under $100 for last-minute shoppers

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Last-minute Christmas shoppers looking to score a deal on U.S. Cellular handsets are in luck as the carrier just announced a promotion which drops the price of all smartphones.  Effective now and running through December 25th, all Android handsets are available for $99.99 or less, including the ...

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Stay warm this winter with T-Mobile’s blazing fast 4G handsets

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Looking back over 2011 one might say that T-Mobile had a pretty rough go at things. With the whole buyout deal and the lack of an iPhone 4S hanging over the carrier, some blogs would have you believe that things are pretty dark over in their neck of the woods.  We’re here to tell you... ...

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Xoom receives software update, sadly not ICS

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The Motorola Xoom has received a minor software update. While it's not ICS, it enables pay-as-you-go plans for Xoom users.

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Put a Kindle Coaster or Tablet Coaster under your tree this year

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NewPCGadgets, the guys behind the incredibly simple yet handy Smartphone Coasters, recently reached out to us to alert us to their new Kindle Coasters.  Looking much like a larger version of the Smartphone Coasters, it is designed to hold not only the Kindle Fire, but all other models in the ...

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MOTOACTV arrives in UK on December 1

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Motorola today announced that the Bluetooth-connected, Android-powered, Dick Tracy-esque watch that is the MOTOACTV will be on sale in the UK starting December.  For a suggest price of £249.99, consumers will be able to pick up the device, a wrist strap, a clip, the SF200 sports headset ...

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