Cricket Launches Gingerbread-Powered Huawei Ascend II

Remember the Huawei Ascend? It launched on Cricket Wireless in October of last year, along with a few other regional carriers. Well, it looks like Huawei has put the finishing touches on the successor to the Ascend, which they're calling, creatively enough, the Ascend II. It's packing a ...

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First Look at LG’s Optimus Pro

There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that says Android phones with portrait QWERTY keyboards should have a “Pro” surname.  Motorola has the Droid Pro, Samsung has the Galaxy Pro, and now, LG has the Optimus Pro. The team at AndroidWorld (Italy) tell us that the C660, pictured ...

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Rumor: U.S. Debut of Galaxy S2 Being Held up By Carriers

For all the success that Samsung has been having around the world with the Galaxy S 2, you’d have thought that the US carriers would be foaming at the mouth to begin selling the device.  Much like last year’s Galaxy S, the handset maker plans to offer the smart phone across most ...

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Verizon Planning to Offer HTC Thunderbolt for Free

With the HTC Thunderbolt launched a few months ago for $249, there is word today that people who have been waiting for the price to come down are soon going to be pleased. How much is the Thunderbolt going to be discounted? How does getting Verizon's first LTE enabled handset for free sound?

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RUMOR: Ice Cream Sandwich Flagship to be Google Nexus Prime?

  Take this one with a grain of salt guys, but BGR is reporting that the “Android 4.0″ Ice Cream Sandwich flagship device will be named the ‘Google Nexus Prime’.

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail Review

If you are in the market for an inexpensive Android device, you might want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. The Samsung Galaxy Prevail is only $180 on Boost Mobile.

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TeleNav v6.2 Now Available for Select T-Mobile Handsets

Our friends at TeleNav sent over an email to us this afternoon to share some news for T-Mobile customers.  Some of you will find that you are able update your navigation software to the latest version, 6.2.  This release features some pretty cool options including multiple search suggestions, ...

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U.S. Cellular Launches Moto Xoom

That's right, the Xoom is no longer a Verizon exclusive. U.S. Cellular began selling the Android 3.1 tablet today, and it's sure to bring business up a notch. After a quick first glance, it appears to be exactly the same as the Verizon Xoom. I did make one note, however: the U.S. Cellular ...

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Moto Atrix to see Gingerbread in July?

I think I may be hallucinating, or at least seeing double, as there is more news about another handset getting a promised upgrade on time, well, sort of on time. News is being reported that the Moto Atrix on the AT&T network is going to get it's production build of gingerbread.

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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 ...

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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 showcases a lot of current and upcoming tech with consumers sometimes being able to get their hands on new items sooner ...

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Verizon’s Next Honeycomb Tablet leaked, XOOM 2?

Now it looks like Vzw has something new and big up their sleeves. Our friends over at Droid-Life spotted a video on YouTube that's actually a Verizon ad showing of the next Honeycomb tablet. The video was made private, but they were smart enough to save a screenshot. It's neither the Motorola ...

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Panasonic Unveils Rugged 10.1-inch Toughbook Tablet

Panasonic announced an enterprise-grade Android tablet today, expecting it to land in the market later this year.  Called the Toughbook tablet”, it will be rugged and durable and offer consumers a 10.1-inch screen and integrated active stylus support.  Perfect for business users who work ...

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First Custom ROM Available for the XOOM!

Well it’s been quite a wait, but finally the first custom ROM for the Motorola Xoom is available.  You’ll have to head over at the XDA developers forum to grab it – thank member bigrushdog while you’re there. Team Tiamat (the same guys that brought us those blistering ...

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Get Your Newspaper Fix with PressReader

About two weeks into playing with my Motorola XOOM, I realized that my Android usage was starkly different on tablet than it is on a handset.   The types of applications I was using on a 10-inch tablet were more geared to consumption of data.  Be it magazines, books, web, or news apps, I ...

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