SlideScreen – Home Screen Replacement

Many handset manufacturers will take Android and give it a face-lift before dropping it onto a phone. Take a look at MotoBlur or Sense UI for some of the better examples.  Now this job is being taken into the hands of developers. While there have been many home screen replacements, I think ...

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2.0 for G1 Within Two Weeks?

The screenshot to the left is purportedly from an internal T-mobile forum, with a moderator saying that the G1 will get an update by the end of January. Take it with a grain of salt, but the word on Twitter is that this will be none other than an OTA update to Android 2.0. We... Read More

Next Android Build to be Called ‘Froyo’, Not ‘Flan’

Many, including ourselves, assumed the next version of Android to get a neato nickname was going to be Flan.  According to Erick Tseng, Senior Product Manager of Android, it will be called Froyo, as in frozen yogurt. Either way, it sounds delicious. It will probably make for a better, more ...

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HTC Espresso Hitting T-Mobile USA Via My Touch 2?

T-Mobile USA sure seems to be getting 2010 started on the right foot. Both TmoNews and Boy Genius Report are reporting that the My Touch 2 will be launching on T-Mobile in 2010.  Code named the My Touch Slide, the device is to feature the newest version of HTC’s Sense UI, sport a 528MHz ...

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Rogers HTC Dream 911 Warning

Last night I received a text message from Rogers regarding an issue involving 911 calls. This screw up can only be described as HUGE! Rogers is informing all of their HTC Dream customers of an issue that does not allow 911 emergency calls to complete while the GPS receiver is enabled. Rogers ...

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Motorola MB511 “Ruth” Outed – Will it Resemble the “Q” Form Factor?

The chaps at CellphoneSignal have unearthed another Motorola handset in the works.  The model number this time is MB511 and a codename of “Ruth” is attached to it.  As with all newly leaked devices, the list of known specs is rather short.  Here’s what CellPhoneSignal was ...

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SK Telecom to Rely Heavily on Android for Smartphones, Too

SK Telecom Co., the largest carrier in South Korea’s (by revenue) has announced that they are planning to sell over 2 million smartphones this year with the bulk of them running Android.  The carrier, speaking today at a press conference, said they expect 15 smartphones this year and 25 ...

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MacLife Magazine Reviews the ‘Droid.

Being a person who drank the kool aid that Apple is selling, I am a lover of Mac computers.  One of the publications that I receive at home regularly is MacLife, a rag dedicated to, you guessed, all things Mac.  I opened the February issue and was intrigued to find that the staff of ...

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Canadian Dream Owners Get Free Magics, No Joke!

Some Strings Attached… It’s true, Rogers has officially announced that all Canadian HTC Dream owners can upgrade to the HTC Magic free of charge. For background information on this story, please go here and here. The catch is that you must resign your 3-year contract as of the day ...

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Cost of Breaking Nexus One Contract Could be More Than Cost of Handset!

For those you who purchased a subsidized Nexus One  with T-Mobile and are thinking about canceling your contract you better listen up.  If you you cancel your contract after the 14-day trial, it’ll cost you between $50 and $200. In addition to this, Google will charge you an additional ...

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Rumor: Sprint Working with Walmart on WiMax Build Out

Here’s a rumor that we’d like to see play out if only for curiosity’s sake.  According a tipster of ours, Sprint has been working with an unusual partner on a project to help build out their WiMax network.  As we all know the carrier plans to release handsets later this year ...

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Samsung Galaxy Spica Android Phone to Launch in US

It looks like we have another Android phone joining the mix here in the US. Samsung is adding another Android phone to its lineup and has announced  the Galaxy Spica.  To many, the Galaxy Spica may sound familiar, because it’s not exactly a new phone; it was launched overseas last ...

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Motorola Device With T-Mobile 3G Passes Through FCC

The FCC  has recently passed another unknown  Motorola phone with T-Mobile AWS 3G bands ( 1700/2100 ). Is this possibly the Sholes Tablet?  I sure hope so! The specs to the phone includes: Quadband GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 HSDPA/HSUPA up to 10.2 Mbps Standalone GPS Bluetooth 2.0 ...

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Vimeo Plus Members Will Soon Be Able To View Video On Android!

Vimeo is planning to allow Vimeo Plus members to access videos while using their Android smartphone very soon! According to Andrew Pile, Vice President of Product and Development for Vimeo, “Vimeo believes the creator should choose how people view their content, which is why we are ...

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Nothing Wrong With Google Promoting Nexus One Through Free WiFi

In my travels, I have paid for WiFi a couple of times so I appreciate when I can get access internet for free. When this is the case, I don’t mind getting some ads or having to fill-out a form to briefly share my impressions about the coffee shop I am visiting.  In case you... Read More