FreedomPop announces the Privacy Phone, its “Snowden Phone” with encrypted communications

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With all of the privacy concerns in the U.S. with the National Security Agency, some smartphone makers are trying to provide their customers with more security and privacy. You may be familiar with one that was recently launched at Mobile World Congress, Blackphone, that runs its own PrivatOS ...

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VIPConnect Simplifies International Calling for Android

VIP Communications is a leader in international calling services and solutions.  The company has increased its customer base by more than 30% over the past year and looks to continue the trend with the launch of their mobile application for Android.  Available for free in the Android Market, ...

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A Hint of Things to Come for Google Voice VoIP?

There is an interesting article over at the Disruptive Telephony site, talking about how the author has gotten his Google Voice number to work entirely over IP, using something called a "SIP" address to initiate the voice session. In an unofficial way, the author of the article is saying that ...

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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn't make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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Popular Nimbuzz App Adds New Features in 2.0 Release

With over 250,000 downloads in the Android Market, Nimbuzz  has been a popular app with their free & low cost calling solution.  Aside from the phone feature, Nimbuzz also makes for a great catch-all app for IM (Yahoo, AIM,  MSN,  GTalk, and ICQ) and social networking accounts (Facebook, ...

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Good News, Bad News: Fring

Multi-platform chat and video chat service Fring has see their share of good news and not-so-good news over the last week.  First, it was announced last week that customers with Apple’s iOS4 platform could make and receive video calls with the cool kids on Android.  Even better was the ...

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Rebtel to Provide Free Android to Android International VoIP Calls

Rebtel, the world’s largest independent mobile VoIP company has promised to provide free Android to Android International calls this week. This is way of bringing about a new change in the competitive mobile VoIP market with Skype currently being the leader. Did you know you can advertise ...

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Rumor: Google Voice via Gmail Being Tested

It’s being rumored that Google is testing their Google Voice services and features through integration with Gmail.  Rather than relying on a phone to make calls, users would see a pop-up window with a dialpad, contacts, and a credit balance.  If true, this would be a major step forward to ...

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Google Voice Being Tested on PC’s at the ‘plex!

Here’s some exciting news  for you Google Voice users.  TechCrunch is reporting that Google is testing Voice on PC’s, allowing employees to make calls via their desktops.  This is a departure from having to link Google Voice numbers to an actual mobile phone or landline. Google is ...

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Skype Android app for Verizon Available Thursday

Skype and Verizon announced at CTIA that a Skype Mobile app will be available in the Android market beginning Thursday, March 25, for users of the Droid, Droid Eris, and Devour on Verizon. The app is not the VOIP app you might be imagining: it relies on Verizon’s voice network to connect ...

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Motorola HS1001 (Home Phone) in Action

Motorola was in attendance at this year’s CeBIT and they were showing off the new HS1001 home phone made in conjunction with Binatone.  The omnipresent Nicholas Charbonnier (Charbax) was also there and grabbed some video of the device in action.  Running what appears to be a customized ...

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Verizon Shows Us How Skype Mobile Works [VIDEO]

Verizon recently announced that they’ve worked out an exclusive deal to offer Skype Mobile on their Android handsets.  Starting this month, the Droid, Droid Eris, and Devour handsets will come loaded with the “new” feature that allows for calls anywhere in the world without ...

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App Review: Fring

Fring for Android differs itself from competing IM clients on Android by also containing some VOIP goodness to separate it from the crowd. It is essentially a communication app: however you want to contact your friends, it can be done from Fring (well, with the exception of SMS). Your ...

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Ye Still Doubt the GPhone?

For any naysayers out there, I bring a little more evidence to help convince you of a VoIP GPhone.  In an article titled “Android Comes to WiMAX,” it’s mentioned that Android has been used in VoIP phone calls. “In early November, D2 and Beceem completed what they claim ...

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App Review: SipAgent

SipAgent is a new SIP application available in the Market. In beta for now to get feedback from users. It will be released in both a free/lite version and also a paid/pro version (the price has not been set yet). The pro version will include extra features like echo cancellation, call ...

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