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Verizon Galaxy Nexus now available online

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The wait is over, and you can now order the Verizon Galaxy Nexus online!  Many will say it’s a month late, many will say there never was a date, but none of that matters now, and you’ll all have soon forgotten.  Things change when you get the shiny Nexus feeling in your hands, the birds sing more, the sun shines brighter, dogs and cats lie  [Read More…]

Hands-on with the first Android device to feature Qualcomm’s Mirasol display

Mirasol display

Want another sneak peek of Qualcomm’s next-generation display technology that promises to extend battery life like never before? Nicole Scott of Netbooknews recently met up with Qualcomm’s Cheryl Goodman who gave her a tour of the Kyobo e-reader, the first Android device to feature a Mirasol display.

I’ve already covered the Kyobo e-reader and Mirasol display technology, so I won’t dive into those again, but take a few minutes to watch  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus coming 12/15 for $299.99


Well, Verizon has finally decided to make tomorrow’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus official. In a press release issued just a few minutes ago, Verizon announced both the in-store and online availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flagship device.

The Galaxy Nexus will retail for $ 299 with a 2-year contract (or upgrade). Full specs for the Galaxy Nexus include:

Dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor 4G  [Read More…]

Please share your Verizon Galaxy Nexus launch stories

Verizon store

Today is the big day that all the hardcore nerds around here have been waiting on for a really long time. Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus is now on sale at the Verizon Wireless online store and it will be in stores and other authorized retailers by morning.

Our local Verizon Wireless store was taking reservations, so I’m headed to bed so I can wake up and grab mine in the  [Read More…]

The Adventures Of TinTin – The Game launches on Android from Gameloft

Fans of The Adventures of TinTin are likely happy that Spielberg in conjunction with Peter Jackson are producing the TinTin film, but if you want to experience The Adventures of TinTin now, then you may want to purchase the game on an Android handset near you.

Gameloft, an industry leader of mobile smartphone games, has recently introduced The Adventures of TinTin – The Game  [Read More…]

Video walkthrough of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus navigation vehicle mount and spare battery charger

Youtube link for mobile viewing

What we have here is an excellent video walkthrough of a couple of Verizon Galaxy Nexus accessories that should be available in the morning — the navigation vehicle mount and the spare battery charging kit — from forums member Aatrek.

Note it’s a “Navigation vehicle mount” and not a “Car dock” or anything. It’s a hunk of plastic that the phone sits in, that’s all. No contact charging, no Bluetooth audio.  [Read More…]

Carrier IQ being grilled by FTC, but who’s asking questions of the carriers?

all sorts of evil

We’re all getting tired of the whole Carrier IQ mess.  Analytics are necessary evil, but in this case done in a totally bullshit way, with little or no regard to how the consumer might feel about it.  No wonder it caused a huge uproar, which has now found its way to Washington.  Federal lawmakers have executives from Carrier IQ in front of them today, hammering them about how the software  [Read More…]

American Airlines adding Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights

Samsung Galaxy Tab

American Airlines has announced that it has begun rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights in place of current media devices available in the first-class section. These tablets will come preloaded with more than 70 movies, 30 of which will be new releases and three exclusives from Paramount, all in addition to some TV shows and other media. The Galaxy Tab’s will offer a special touchscreen interface which is aimed  [Read More…]

Available from Verizon Dec. 15 … More cities get 4G LTE

Verizon 4G LTE

See what we did there (again)?

Verizon today announced that on Dec. 15 (that’d be tomorrow) it’s adding the following cities to its 4G LTE roster:

Dover, Del. Lafayette, Ind. Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass. Duluth, The Rochester Area and St. Cloud, Minn. Manchester/Nashua, N.H. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio Indiana, Pa.

Verizon also announced 4G LTE expansions in San Diego and San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Chicagoland, Ill.; and Baltimore and  [Read More…]

More info on Google’s Majel, moving a little faster towards that Star Trek future


A couple days ago we posted about Majel, and now some more tips are starting to come in. We compared Majel to Apple’s Siri voice assistant because that’s how it was described to us, but the project could be much larger than we initially imagined. Read on for new details and some interesting quotes from Google employees.

First we had a tip from “Ted,” who described his experience with an early release  [Read More…]