Philips V808 Headed to China Mobile, Lacking Key Features

Sorry, but we have to throw some cold water all over your Philips V808 hopes.  We just learned of this handset a few days ago so it’s not exactly like we’ve been built up for a long time.  Engadget Mobile is reporting that this device is headed to China Mobile and will run the ...

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Official Facebook App Right Around the Corner

The Hatfield and McCoy feud that is Google and Facebook seems to have cooled a tad.  Well, by that we mean the official Facebook app is coming to Android shortly.  Perhaps even in the next few days. We’ve seen some excellent Facebook titles for Android so far in apps like Bloo and ...

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Pictures of Android-Based Philips V808 Emerge

The handset rumors and leaks keep coming.  This time, we’re looking at the Philips V808.    Although the pictures don’t show it at all, this is being reported as being Android-based and pretty much finished.  In fact, the folks at pconline.com.cn are expected to be reviewing it ...

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Sprint to Have Android in 2009

Not a terrible ground breaking news article to pass along, but it’s news to some of you.  Speaking at the Brainstorm: Tech conference today, Sprint CEO Dan Hessee confirmed that at least one Android device will arrive in 2009. It has been widely assumed that Sprint would be the next ...

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Have You Been Listening?

If you don’t mind, we’d like to take this opportunity to plug our podcasts and interviews.  For nearly 2 months, we’ve been hosting a weekly show with members of the Android universe.   Typically held on Monday nights at 10:30PM EST, we discuss recent Android happenings as ...

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Froogloid’s Key Ring App Now Free

One of the more convenient apps we’ve come across for Android, Key Ring, is now free.  Froogloid’s app removes the need to carry around membership cards or keep tags on their key chain.  You can scan barcodes directly off of club cards or enter them manually.  As of right now, ...

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TMOApps.com and the T-Mobile AppPack Sneak Out (Grab Sherpa Now!)

Looks like T-Mobile has their own opinion as to what apps their new users ought to check out first.  An email being passed around to T-Mobile employees known as “Champions” reveals details surrounding the new “AppPack” set to launch with the new myTouch 3G. With 9 ...

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Expansys Outs Sony Ericsson Rachael as Xperia 3,

The Sony Ericsson Rachael handset has become all but official now, thanks to Expansys.  Somehow the web retailer puts phones up for pre-order before the handset makers even go public with announcements.  They’ve done it again, outting the Rachael as the Xperia 3 handset. Not only are we ...

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T-Mobile G1 Wins “Highly Commended” in Global Mobile Awards

The “clunky” and “not very sexy” T-Mobile G1 has won “Highly Commended“  in the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.  Well, it tied the Nokia E71 to be fair for the runner up spot.  Both handsets were ‘highly commended’ and come in right behind ...

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Minor Update to Android Fixes Bugs

We recently learned that both minor and major updates were due out this year for Android users. It appears as if the minor update has started rolling out. We’re hearing reports from some of you guys that you’ve woken up to a system notice. After going through the update, we’re ...

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Digging up the LG GW620 “Eve” Handset

Of all the founding handset makers in the Open Handset Alliance, none has been keeping their plans under wraps better than LG.  Up until now, we’ve heard nothing officially from their camp in regards to upcoming handsets.  In fact, the only thing we could scrape together was the recent ...

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Android Around the World: Bouygues Telecom Starts Selling Samsung Galaxy

The Samsung i7500 Galaxy handset has gone on sale in France.  Available on a 2-year contract via Bouygues Telecom, the phone is selling for €139 which comes out to about $195 US dollars.  This puts it in the same ballpark as the previous Android handsets we’ve seen. This marks the ...

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Former Googler Puts New Twist on Mobile Search with Aloqa

The former head of Google Product Marketing thinks mobile search isn’t effective enough so he decided to take the CEO position of a startup called Aloqa.  The company has announced their Android app today and will be demonstrating it at MobileBeat.  Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! ...

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Android 2.0 Due Late Summer? [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Skip to bottom to see the latest on this subject. While everyone is just getting used to Cupcake (Android 1.5), the team behind The Weather Channel app is already working with the Android 2.0 SDK. In today’s Q&A interview with Traci of The Weather Channel, I learned that the ...

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First Look at Visual VoiceMail for myTouch 3G [VIDEO]

There’s been some recent rumblings about visual voicemail coming to the myTouch 3G (and hopefully G1) next month around launch time.  If curious to see what that app might look like, check out the three videos below.  The fine folks at TmoNews have gotten their hands on some ...

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