Exclusive: First Look at Metro PCS’s Motorola Phone

We just told you guys about a rumored Android 2.1 phone headed for Metro PCS yesterday and we’re back with pics to prove it.  A source of ours came through with four images of the new Motorola handset which bears a passing resemblance to the T-Mobile Cliq.  Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and ...

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Humor: Watch Android Ruin WWDC [VIDEO]

Check out this short video which shows our favorite green Android making an unwelcome arrival at WWDC.  Showing up in  the middle of Steve’s big announcement, he steals the show with a ditty we found ourselves humming a few minutes after watching.  Thanks to DogSniffing Bomb for passing ...

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EVO Gets “Toasted”; Root and Froyo ROM Released

The EVO isn’t even available at Sprint stores until tomorrow, but when Google decided to give around 5,000 of these bad boys away, they were basically telling developers to “get this bad boy rooted already.” And so they did… Over on XDA-Developers, toastcfh (also known ...

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GameLoft Changes DRM Policy on HD Android Games

Last week, many of you may have read of GameLoft’s outrageous DRM policy regarding HD Android games sold through their site.  Fortunately, due to many complaints and the negative response from the Android community, GameLoft has changed their stance.  They listened to the concerns of many ...

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Dell Streak Launching Next Month for $500 Unlocked

Just now, at D8, Dell announced that they will be launching the Dell Streak direct from their website for $500 unlocked. No word on carrier compatibility yet, but I am betting both a T-Mobile and AT&T version will be available at launch as we saw Dell devices fitting the Streak’s ...

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Motorola Updates Android 2.1 Timeline, Very Little Change

Motorola’s Owners’ Forum has posted a revised timeline for their Android-based handsets waiting for the coveted Android 2.1 update.  Not much has changed since the last time we checked in.  In fact, the Droid and Milestone are the only phones that differ – the Droid is all ...

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Verizon’s HTC Incredible Finally Gets Rooted (UPDATE: Or Not)

With all the spotlight on Sprint’s EVO 4G, it seemed like efforts to root Verizon’s Incredible were but a distant memory. Says AllDroid.org’s Jake Day and Boostdscoob… fear not, “we have root!” At around 10:15 PM UTC, the duo posted a screenshot of what they ...

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Android 2.2 Ported to Evo 4G

Guess what? Apparently the Android 2.2 Nexus One OTA update has already been ported to the Sprint Evo 4G(and it hasn’t even been released yet!).  It didn’t take those crazy kids at XDA long at all! I should let you know it is very buggy and not much is working,  but still definitely ...

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Walmart Drops Pre-Order Price of myTouch 3G Slide to $129.99

Walmart, which was offering the myTouch Slide on pre-order for $199.99, has now dropped the price! The company has reduced the price down to $129.99 for new activations with a 2 year contract. For existing T-Mobile users that are upgrading, Walmart is offering the Slide for $139.99 with an ...

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Exclusive: EVO 4G Accessory Prices and Availability (Updated with Pics)

We’ve known for a while that the EVO would come to market with plenty of accessories. What we didn’t know was how much the ones we actually cared about would cost. Thanks to a friend over at Sprint, we now have a little more insight into some of the prices, and what will for sure... ...

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Samsung to Upgrade Behold II to 1.6, Then Call it a Day

Beleaguered owners of Samsung’s Behold II have been up in arms lately as it has become clear that Samsung would not in fact be providing an upgrade to Android 2.0 or beyond, despite their previous promises. Tonight, word comes from Samsung of an update to the phone: from 1.5 to 1.6. ...

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Motorola Shadow Caught Blazing Through Benchmark Test?

Phandroid is reporting a bit of interesting news tonight.  Apparently a member of Howards Forums who tried to benchmark his overclocked Droid using the Quadrant app (which lists the top bench-marked handsets) saw sitting just below a Nexus One running Android 2.2 a device listed as the Shadow ...

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EVO’s Qik Video Chat to Cost an Extra $5 a Month… Seriously?

According to a source of ours inside Sprint, the EVO 4G’s $10 premium cost doesn’t seem to cover the Qik video chat capabilities, as previously thought. As you can see in the screenshot below, the service will be cost a $4.99 premium, payable via PayPal. This shot comes straight ...

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Facebook Releases SDK for Android

Has ex-Googler Erick Tseng already started making an impact with his new employer?  Facebook has unleashed a beta version of their Facebook SDK for Android which was privately demonstrated at last week’s Google I/O conference.  The company plans to provide not only the SDK but also ...

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Palm’s Matias Duarte Becomes Google’s User Experience Director

Endgadget is reporting this morning that webOS design expert Matias Duarte has left Palm for Google to be their User Experience Director for Android.  This move is a reunion of sorts for Duarte as he previously worked with Android head Andy Rubin on the Sidekick project. Deals, Discounts, ...

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