Do I Really Want a Swiss Army Phone?

When I was a kid I really wanted a swiss army knife. I wanted to be able to survive the day that I accidentally ended up in the wild forest with no food or water, and be like McGuyver.  I wanted to be able to have all the tools I needed in one place on... Read More

Android in Ireland… No Luck for the Irish!

This post could be rather short because as of today (23rd of September 2009) none of the 4 main mobile phone operators doing business in Ireland have an Android device on offer… not one! You can get the latest Nokia N97, the iPhone 3GS, any flavors of BlackBerry even a couple of Windows ...

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Mobilizy Proposes Open AR Markup Language

It’s been a big day for Augmented Reality news. On the heels of the announcement of Layar’s support for 3D objects, Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude World Browser, announced that it’s proposing an open Augmented Reality markup language (ARML). ARML would be based on KML and ...

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Android, Not Ready for Prime Time. Or Is It?

I need to start this article with a confession of addiction, it is what they tell me helps to handle my problem; Hello, my name is Ray and I am addicted to Technology. That being out of the way; I am like Napoleon Dynamite’s brother Kip, singing, “I love technology” at the end of the... ...

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Larva Labs’ Intelligent Home Screen to Spice up Android

Most of the excitement surrounding the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq isn’t due to revolutionary hardware or form factor.  It comes from the user interface.  Motorola recently announced their MOTOBLUR UI and HTC has Sense for the Hero and upcoming Tattoo.  Proprietary skins on top of stock ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Confessions of an AndroidGuy

Hi, my name is Sam and I am an AndroidGuy. As reported last week, I received a shiny, black HTC myTouch 3G yesterday in the mail and it already has Cyanogen’s 4.0.1. I started with 4.0.4 but for some reason the phone would not fully start so after many, many reboots later I decided to... ...

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Yet Another Pair of HTC Phones Coming This Year?

Two more code-named Android handsets have emerged this week, both of which are rumored for Verizon.  Digitimes is reporting that an HTC Passion is coming in the 4th quarter.

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Detailed Look at Motorola Cliq

The fine folks at T3 are among the first to really get their hands on the upcoming Motorola CLIQ/DEXT handset.  They’re big fans of the MOTOBLUR interface and the widgets that come with it.  They do compare it to HTC Sense but not in great detail.

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Motorola and T-Mobile’s Common Agenda

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said yesterday that the company was in negotiations with all of the major US carriers to bring Android devices to their networks  Their first offering, the Motorola Cliq, was unveiled last week at Mobilize ’09.  Rumored to be dropping it November, it marks the ...

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Looking Forward to the Archos 5 Running Android

The lines are definitely being blurred between mobile internet devices (MID), portable media players (PMP), and netbooks and every other configuration out there, so how do we decide what to spend our hard earned money on?  The line of questioning is much like buying a PC: what size do I need, ...

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Why My G1 Qualifies as a “Smartbook”

My T-Mobile G1 is already a smartbook, is it not? Let me explain.  I can surf the web, check e-mail, download and listen to podcasts, keep up with facebook/Twitter friends, use a variety of instant message clients, use Gmail as a word processor (in a pinch) and actually use this same device as ...

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Facebook for Android “Not as Good as iPhone’s”

In the first couple of days since Facebook released their Android application to the market, I’ve being reading some reviews and receiving some tweets with people complaining about the app. Almost all the complaints were comparing the application to the iPhone version.  Is it fair to ...

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INQ Mobile Set to Enter US Market with Android

IN1Q Mobile, the company behind the INQ¹ handset (Facebook phone), are ready for their next trick – The one that is bringing lower cost Android handsets to the US in 2010.  If they do it anything like their first phone, we’re all in.  They already make low-cost feature phones ...

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And Here’s the Motorola Cliq!

So long “Morrison” and hello Cliq!  The next exclusive handset headed to T-Mobile will be the Motorola Cliq.  All the rumors and speculation proved to be pretty accurate. Here’s the low down on the hardware for those of you who might be into that sort of thing.

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