Bada-Bing Bada-Boom. Another OS? There Ain’t No Room.

Or is there? On 8 December, Samsung unveiled a new mobile OS that they will begin placing on select phones. The name of the OS? You guessed it, Bada. In terms of the OS, Samsung states that Bada is an open platform, that aims to deliver an intuitive user experience through innovative visual ...

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First Thoughts on 2.0.1

About an hour ago I received an update to 2.0.1 on my Droid and I thought I’d go through a few of my first impressions on the update. First and foremost I need to praise the update procedure itself. Prior to the Droid I had an LG Dare which was, in nearly every way, a... Read More

I’ve Got Cliq Envy

When I was a young boy in Catholic school, I was always taught that envy was one of the Seven Deadly Sins.  As of yesterday, I am heading to the confessional because of the early Christmas present I got my wife this weekend, the Motorola Cliq from T-Mobile. As a rule, I am an early... Read More

The Droid Has Been Rooted

We can add the Droid to the list of Android handsets that have been rooted.   A member of the AllDroid forums is reporting tonight that they’ve been able to successfully get root access on the hottest handset around.  We’ll find out before too long what this means long term, but ...

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Motorola’s ‘Opus One’ Could be First iDEN Handset to run Android

Even though the list of carriers with iDEN support is a short one, Motorola is still committed to supporting the technology.  Naturally, we’d expected the handset maker to start offering Android-based iDEN units before too long.  If BGR’s new tipster is correct, the first model to ...

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CONFIRMED: T-Mobile CLIQ Getting OTA Updates Today

After some dark alley whispering and and rumors, we’ve been able to confirm that an over-the-air (OTA) update is being rolled out to T-Mobile CLIQ owners today. While it’s not the 1.6 or 2.0 that some of you might be hoping for, it does address some critical points.  Chief among ...

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Best Buy Mobile Offering 5 Android Under $100

It’s a great time to be shopping for Android handsets.  Best Buy has announced that they will be carrying five Android powered smart phones at $99 for the holidays.  They’re making it hassle free for your convenience with instant rebates as opposed to carrier mail-in rebates and ...

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Why I Won’t Be Rooting My Droid…For Now

Let me begin by giving my experience this past year with rooted or “jail broken” Android phones.  I used the standard Android image doled out by T-Mobile for seven long months before I took the plunge and gained root access to my G1.  And after that, it was on like Donkey Kong.  ...

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Motorola Motus Image and Specs Arrive

There must be some unwritten rule somewhere that says the first picture taken of any handset must be blurry.  What is it with these things?  Does everybody have to rush through a photo?  Anyways, here’s the first picture of the Motorola Motus, a unique device slated to arrive in early ...

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Thank You Verizon But “No Cigar”

Just to put disclaimer first: I wanted Droid! I dreamed about it! I was totally in love with Verizon’s ad. It was exciting, it was all good.  But as often happens with online affairs the love fest was cut short when reality showed up her ugly face. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! ...

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Leaving T-Mobile Behind for Verizon Droid

Anyone following the invasion of the Droid can see a plethora of reviews on PhoneDog, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report among others.  So I will spare you the redundancy since those guys do reviews for a living and are much better at it than I.  What I would like to do is give you my reasoning... ...

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Verizon to Charge $15 for Exchange Access on the Droid? [UPDATE]

Verizon, a name that is synonymous with the phrase “nickel and dime,” is at it again.  Wired has picked up on the reports that Verizon will charge Droid owners $15 for access to Microsoft Exchange’s ActiveSync. That $15 will be charged on top of the required $30 per month ...

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Samsung Moment and T-Mobile Cliq Available Now

For those of you looking to get your hands on either the Samsung Moment or the Motorola Cliq, wait no more.  You can now head down to your local carrier and grab your new Android phone. The Samsung Moment goes for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate when you sign up to a 2-year commitment... ...

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“I Know I Missed the iPhone, but Now I’m Taking my ‘Droid and Going Home!”

Yesterday I was watching football when I started to see a really good commercial, talking about everything the iPhone ISN’T.  I was sitting there saying, hey, all that stuff sounds like Android!  Then at the end of the commercial, I see droiddoes.com.  I then think about the whole ...

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BillShrink.com Breaks Down the Total Cost of Droid Ownership

So you’re thinking about getting the Droid from Verizon but don’t know how much it’s going to set you back.  Sure you know the phone costs $199 after rebate, but what’s the long-term cost of ownership?  That’s where BillShrink.com comes in.  They’ve just ...

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