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Nokia can go ahead and check off "Phase One" on its grand plan of storming the smartphone market and propelling itself into relevance. The company's highly anticipated N8 -- the smartphone that could make or break Nokia's chances of being taken seriously in the high-end phone segment -- has starting shipping. "With the N8, and the new Symbian... Read more...
Attention all Star Wars fans: the phone you've been waiting for is almost here. Verizon Wireless wants you to know that the limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available online and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores beginning this Thursday, Sept. 30. In addition to a themed outer shell and box, the DROID R2-D2 will... Read more...
Nokia World is going on in London right now, but that's not stopping rival HTC from holding their own event in the same city. This morning (in the U.S.), the company responsible for the Droid Incredible and many, many other Android phones has announced two new smartphones for the European market along with a revised Sense and a Sense web portal,... Read more...
It was mentioned briefly in the full-on DROID 2 announcement, but Motorola's stock phone won't be the only DROID 2 to ship this year. The smartphone world is quickly becoming overran with variations of "DROID," but there's probably no chance that this one in particular will get overlooked. It's a nerd's dream come true, and it's the perfect... Read more...
Motorola's original Droid smartphone was a big hit. Now, the company has released an update to this popular phone in the form of the Droid 2. Like its older brother, this smartphone will be hitched to Verizon Wireless' network. It will also offer a slide-out hardware keyboard as well as Android 2.2, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, and 3G Mobile HotSpot... Read more...
For those who keep denying that 2010 is the year of the tablet, here's yet another trusted report saying otherwise. It's hard to tell if this fad will last at all, but right now, nearly everyone is focused on removing Apple from atop their pedestal. The iPad has been a huge hit worldwide, and now even Motorola is... Read more...
As of now, just two smartphones have seen their official Android 2.2 (Froyo) rollout begin: the Nexus One and HTC's EVO 4G. Hacks and leaked ROMs are out there if you feel like rooting, but the official installation is usually a lot less buggy. Motorola's DROID was one of the first major Android 2.0 handsets to take... Read more...
America's "first 4G phone" is about to become America's second official Froyo phone. According to a release published by Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G will be granted official access to Android 2.2 as early as tomorrow, which makes it the first carrier-locked phone in America to get the update that Google has had ready for a month now. We noted back... Read more...
It's the end of an era, but honestly, it's not an end that we're going to be tearing up about. T-Mobile's G1 has just left the building, which is somewhat sad to hardcore Android lovers, but it's a great sign of forward progress for everyone else. The HTC-built G1 is largely remembered as the world's first Android... Read more...
According to a leak from Verizon's system, the carrier is planning to phase out the original Motorola DROID smartphone as well as the budget Devour. Both smartphones will get few, if any, more shipments as Verizon Wireless sells out its remaining stock. At this point, no estimate has been given as to when the phones will sell out, but neither... Read more...
This sure is interesting. A few months after Twitter released an official application for Android, there looks to be another major Twitter competitor coming to challenge it. TweetUp has revealed today that they have acquired Twitroid, which is widely viewed as the best Twitter app on the Android platform, even above... Read more...
Android 2.2, otherwise known as "Froyo," is Google's next big leap in the mobile OS realm. It has just started rolling out to Nexus One owners, bringing native Tethering support as well as a refreshed home screen, improved performance and a Web browser that can handle Flash. Needless to say, it's an update that every Android user wants, and... Read more...
Whatever happened to Nokia? Just a few years ago, this company was living large, well atop every other cell phone maker in the world. Their market share from a global perspective was pushing 50%, and they seemed unstoppable. But now, investors are jumping ship and their market share is diving, and they've yet to... Read more...
Oh, no. There are great trends, and then there are awful trends. And this one looks like it may be falling into that second category. AT&T shook the mobile broadband universe when they decided to do away with their "unlimited" (which was really a 5GB limit) data plan on all smartphones in order to present customers with two initially cheaper... Read more...
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