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Microsoft releases the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

Azure Toolkit

Microsoft has released the Azure Toolkit for Android, providing an SDK and native libraries to support storage and authorization for its Windows Azure cloud-based development platform.  This will give Android developers a way to write applications that use the Windows Azure services, and will lead to more cross-platform apps that use the same data set.  Included with the toolkit is a sample application and unit tests, allowing developers to write and  [Read More…]

Sprint Playbook shows us a new device, policy changes, new rewards program, gives AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

Sprint playbook

The latest Sprint Playbook is out, and while the majority of the news is a re-hash of the Sprint Epic 4G Touch news we saw last night in New York, there ares some other interesting tidbits nestled between the pages.  A new device, HTC Holiday rumors, policy changes, and a new customer rewards program are all afoot.

Kyocera Milano coming Sept. 9

Kyocera Milano

Decidedly mid-range,  [Read More…]

Who is the Spanish T-Mobile Girl? Meet Valeska Castillo

“The T-Mobile Girl,” as she’s often referred to by people watching the NBA playoffs, is a model named Carly Foulkes. But while everyone has been asking “Who’s that girl from the T-Mobile commercials?” for several months now, they have also been asking that question about a new person with whom you may not be as familiar.

That person is Valeska Castillo, star of a  [Read More…]

Instagram Android App Coming Soon, Confirmed by CEO

If you own an Android device, and are jealous of your iPhone buddies and their Instagram photos, then today is your lucky day. Instagram, an incredibly popular photo app on iOS, is officially coming to Android, as confirmed by the company’s CEO, Kevin Systrom. Now before you ask, there’s not a release date, or even a timeframe for when this might happen. Why? The quote below from Systrom explains  [Read More…]

HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible to get Gingerbread in September

Bolt Dinc

HTC took to its Facebook page today to announce the good news that the ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible will finally be receiving their Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates in September. No word yet on exactly which version of Gingerbread they’re getting — we’re hoping it’s Android 2.3.4 — or whether video chat will work, or whether it means anything for unlocking their bootloaders. But this is certainly a day of celebration if you  [Read More…]

Samsung SCH-i515 passes through Bluetooth SIG; Droid Prime confirmed?


For quite some time now, rumors pertaining to the first Ice Cream Sandwich device have been progressing in an orderly fashion. Specs, a model number, the launch name and a release window seemed to have been all but officially announced. Until yesterday. BGR first broke the news on Monday that the first Ice Cream Sandwich device may not be the Nexus everyone was expecting.

According to a “close source” of BGR’s  [Read More…]

Foursquare gets a UI update, all while adding some new features


The latest Foursquare update is now rolling out if you haven’t already grabbed it by now. The update brings some UI enhancements along with it, making the app overall easier to navigate and make your way through. Check-In and venue pages got a bit of a facelift and images are now shown in-line on your friends tab, as well — you’ll find now showing has moved to the Places tab. Nothing too drastic  [Read More…]

Updates, or lack thereof, on the Android Update Alliance


At this year’s Google I/O to much excitement in the crowd (and, no doubt, the thousands watching online), Google announced the Android Update Alliance. This partnership between Google, manufacturers and carriers set the noble goal of keeping Android devices updated in a timely manner for a duration of at least eighteen months.

Details were scarce at the time of the announcement, however. We were given a list of  [Read More…]

Sprint holding “Strategy Update” on October 7th, LTE on the way?


Sprint is holding an invitation only “strategy update” on October 7th in New York City, Engadget reports. Though we don’t know for sure what they will be announcing, we believe it’s safe to assume that the announcement will not be iPhone 5 related, but instead will focus on the future of Sprint’s next-generation mobile network.


As you may recall, Sprint told Engadget that they were going to outline significant 4G  [Read More…]

Rogers bringing the LTE equipped Samsung Galaxy S II to Canada

Galaxy S II lte

With Samsung having now officially announced the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Rogers in Canada has wasted no time in letting folks know they will be one of the first carriers with the device. While Rogers LTE coverage at this point is still rather limited, come Sept 28 it will be expanding;

Customers in Toronto and Ottawa can be among the first in the world to experience  [Read More…]