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Dear, Android fans: enough with the “put Android on HP TouchPad” talk

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It’s been over a week since HP officially killed all webOS devices, but with a recent clearance sale of both its 16GB and 32GB slates selling respectably at $ 99 and $ 149, has caused people to snatch up every available pad from every retailer known to man. This price drop has allowed people to buy the  [Read More…]

Would you get a waterproof Android tablet?

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The rugged market is an interesting one. The durability of rugged devices is definitely impressive and cool, but the fact is most tend to skip these devices. While some of us butter-fingered users could take advantage of a rugged device, we tend to believe it’s overkill.

Rugged devices often lack specs and aesthetics and don’t skimp in the size department. Generally, such gadgets are known to be  [Read More…]

AT&T, on Twitter, confirms the Thrill 4G is coming Sept. 4

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Confirming news we broke two weeks ago, AT&T has announced on Twitter that the Thrill 4G (aka the Optimus 3D) will be available on Sept. 4. We’ve basically reviewed this thing every way possible in its unbranded form (see our first review, and our European take as well), and we took another look at AT&T’s version a couple months ago. Still no price, but word around the campfire is it’ll run  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic to Launch with New Webtop Accessory

One of the notable features that we’re looking forward to seeing in the redesigned Droid Bionic is the support for the laptop dock and/or HD station.  Widely considered one of the standout reasons to buy an Atrix 4G (AT&T) or Photon 4G (Sprint), it adds a new level of functionality to already terrific phones.  Thanks to newly leaked documents, we know that the Droid Bionic will also usher support  [Read More…]

LG releases Optimus S Gingerbread source, no sign of the update just yet

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LG has released the Kernel source and assorted GPL bits for the Gingerbread build on their Optimus S device.  No reports of anything showing in the LG updater tool just yet, and rumor says mid-September for an OTA.  For now, this just means that our resident Optimus warlords (yes, they have transcended developer status) have some new code to play with and see if they can improve the Gingerbread builds  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson Rumors Surface

We haven’t heard much from Sony Ericsson in the last few weeks, but it looks like that’s about to change. We’ve gotten wind of a few rumors about SE devices, so let’s just jump right into it, shall we?

First up is the Sony Ericsson Nozomi, rumored to be packing a 1.4GHz processor and a 4.3-inch 720p display. It’s said to be launching  [Read More…]

Raise your hand if you actually want a dual-screen device

Two is always better than one. Except when it’s not. We’ve all seen cases where something was unnecessarily doubled and wondered if one might have been the better option, and I get that feeling whenever I see phones or tablets with two screens.

Ever since the Kyocera Echo debuted in February, I’ve been dismissive of the dual-screen gadget concept. The Echo struck me as  [Read More…]

How might a Droid Prime affect the future of Android’s Nexus line?

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Perusers of our Rumored Devices Forum were the first to learn weeks ago that the Nexus Prime is (a) coming to Verizon and (b) we should expect it in October. But what if it’s a Droid-branded device? BGR brings that bit of unofficial info this morning, adding that it’ll be the SCH-i515, and it’s an interesting idea, spawning several possibilities.

First, remember that we’re all expecting the Nexus Prime (or Droid Prime,  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG being urged to ditch Android?

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It seems South Korean-based Samsung and LG are being urged to dump Android. The Motley Fool reports that the two companies have been asked by the government of South Korea to ditch Android in favor of joining with a “coalition of other South Korean companies” building their own mobile operating system.

In the long term, we cannot go on like this by solely relying on Google.Deputy Commerce MinisterSouth Korean Government

It  [Read More…]

Motorola Tweet Confirms Droid Bionic for September 8

A tweet from the Official Motorola Droid Bionic Twitter account has confirmed yesterday that September 8th will be the release date for the long-awaited handset.  Of course we’ll likely get a full-on press announcement in the next few days as Motorola and Verizon really want to make sure this thing succeeds.  A simple tweet is not enough to get the hype machine rolling so we look for  [Read More…]