Virgin Mobile now offering $99 Kyocera Rise

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Here’s a friendly reminder that today’s the day that Virgin Mobile starts offering the  Android 4.0-powered Kyocera Rise. Available online and at select retail locations, the smartphone features a 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch HVGA LCD display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and sliding QWERTY ...

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Huawei announces Ascend G600 for September

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Huawei has announced their latest Android-based smartphone, the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered  Ascend  G600.  Specs for the handset include a 4.5-inch LCD IPS HD (960×8540) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core  processor, 768MB RAM and 4GB ROM storage.  Expected to begin shipping to select markets ...

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Amazon launching a tablet with dual-sides?

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Big companies like Amazon love to come out with innovations that will probably blow your mind, like they launched the Kindle Fire, a cheap tablet with specs better than a bunch of other Android tablets with a hefty price tag. Now it seems that Amazon is planning to come out with something ...

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HTC announces mid-range Desire X

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HTC has officially taken the wraps of their latest Android smartphone, unveiling the Desire X at IFA in Berlin, Germany.  As an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset, the phone falls somewhere between the last iteration of Desire and the more recent One series. Specs for the Desire X include a ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note II officially debuts

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Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has gone from rumored to official as the handset/tablet is announced at IFA.  Specifications for the device are exactly what we’ve been expecting these last few weeks and should put the Note II firmly in the running for top Android of 2012. Powered by ...

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Motorola and Intel hosting September 18 event

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Motorola and Intel are sending out invitations to a London event for September 18 where it’s expected they will announce a new device.  It’s quite possible that this is the first official debut of a Motorola smartphone using the company’s Medfield processor however that stuff ...

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LG to introduce dual-core 4.7-inch Optimus L9

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LG is set to formally announce yet another powerful and gorgeous Android device this week at IFA with the debut of the Optimus L9.  Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the handset will feature a 1GHz dual-core processor and 4.7-inch IPS display.  Additionally, the smartphone will boast ...

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Sony announces Xperia J, V, and T smartphones

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Sony today announced a trio of new Android-powered smartphones, the Xperia T, Xperia V, and Xperia J.  making their debut a tthe IFA trade show, the three will be Sony’s next generation of handsets through what we expect to be Mobile World Congress.  Details are still developing at this ...

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MetroPCS adds $150 Coolpad Quattro 4G to lineup

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MetroPCS today announced yet another affordable 4G LTE Android with the debut of the Coolpad Quattro 4G.  As the second smartphone of its kind to cost less that $150, the handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 1GHz processor.  Additional details include a 4-inch touch display, a ...

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POLL & PRIZE: How long do you go before charging your Android?

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As people who typically spend our days glued to a PC or near an outlet, we are always keeping our Android handsets and tablet charged up.  Come weekend, though, things are a bit different.  Whereas we usually have near 100% juice come Tuesday dinners, Saturday sees many of us dipping into the ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts new “Happy Accidents” campaign [VIDEO]

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Aww man, you just got that phone?  That’s too bad, because Virgin Mobile has a really great plan and an increasingly better selection of Android devices.  Dude, that sucks. Virgin Mobile has launched a new ad campaign, “Happy Accidents” which hits television and Internet ...

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Will Amazon announce next Kindle Fire on September 6?

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We just received an email from Amazon inviting us to a September 6 press conference. Considering we’re known as an Android site and not just one that covers e-readers or general tech, our interest is piqued. Why would Amazon send us an invitation? It’s no secret that Amazon is ...

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POLL: Would you consider a prepaid Android smartphone?

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The last 24 ours have seen a number of prepaid smartphone announcements from a handful of carriers.  If you are a T-Mobile, Virgin, or Boost Mobile subscriber then you’ll have a new option in the near future.  This got us to wondering – how many of you would consider a prepaid ...

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MetroPCS details new 4G plan, Android phone

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MetroPCS has unraveled a bunch of new “goodies” for it’s current and future customers! First on the list, and available as a promotion, is the carrier’s new 4G LTE.  Customers can get unlimited talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for $55/month for a single line. Families can ...

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Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill

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If past history is an indicator, the next Nexus release should be arriving in the late fall or early winter.  As such, we ought to be getting a slew of rumors and details for the next “Pure Google” experience.  Such was the case this morning with the word of a “Superior” ...

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