Recent in Month: October 2008

Sprint CEO: Android Not Good Enough For Us

Oct 25th - Sprint has long been rumored to be delivering an Android Phone sooner rather than later and was supposedly only waiting for their new 4G WiMax service to cover a broader range. That’s not the case. According to a Reuters article, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse told a group media folks that Android – in its curent ...

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Eraser Mark: 600,000 G1s By Year End

Oct 24th - Remember that 1.5 Million G1s figure that was falsely floating around courtesy of Motley Fool? Yeah, they posted a suggestive article that guesstimated the number of G1s sold based on some simple incorrect math. Everyone and their baby mamma republished the figure… and we were as guilty as the rest. But now the REAL figures ...

Android Phone, Mobile Casino Or SCAM?

Oct 24th - Hop-on, a company typically known for their low end handset offerings, has announced that they will showcase its new Android enabled device at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show in January 2009. The phone will cost $200 or less. Will it be compareable to the T-Mobile G1 in quality and form factor? Hard to say… ...

Palm Steps Up With LiMo Compatible OS

Oct 24th - Where in the world has Palm been these days? Oh yeah, busy releasing the Palm Treo Pro that virtually nobody seems to care much about. Perhaps Palm didn’t try too hard to get the Treo Pro Carrier subsidized because they were working on something else… like making a new Linux based Operating System. ACCESS – ...

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Iambic Apps, eReader Coming To Android

Oct 24th - Yesterday we found out that Android Market had fewer Apps than the iPhone App Store after its first 24 hours. Not a HUGE discovery because we know that plenty of new applications are on the way… but exactly wihch ones? Curiousity is in the air as G1 owners and Android enthusiasts wonder what they have ...

I Went To Dallas & DC And All I Got Was This Stupid Post

Oct 24th - Have you heard of ShopSavvy? Yeah, so has pretty much everyone else in the Android universe. So when the developers of ShopSavvy (Big In Japan) walked into a Dallas, Texas T-Mobile store you would think they would be treated like royalty. Afterall, ShopSavvy is prominently place in promotional literature and signage all around T-Mobile stores ...

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G1 Without Activation? Sure… (Unless You’ve Already Signed)

Oct 24th - Remember the good ol’ days of hearing about the first iPhone to be used without activation (yeah, good ol’…er…)? Well, strap on your seat belts because It seems as though we’ve been hit with a “Groundhog Day” of sorts – with one small caveat – instead of the iPhone it’s the G1. Loveforbiz has posted ...

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Android Market: Most Downloaded Apps & Stats

Oct 23rd - The G1 has only been officially “on the market” for a day but early birders have had their phone’s for almost a week now. The Android Market is – for obvious reasons – the top destination on the G1 and already some interesting statistics are popping up. The folks at Medialets have put together some ...

Android Touch Screen QWERTY: Coming Soon…

Oct 23rd - Ask any G1 owner to make a list of complaints or shortcomings of their phone’s software and almost every list would include that the lack of a Virtual, Touch Screen Qwerty Keyboard was rather annoying. They won’t have to be annoyed for THAT much longer. In early 2009, it appears as though the Android OS ...

PC Mag Author To Android Fans: “Shoot Yourself”

Oct 23rd - Long time readers of phandroid will know that we’re not afraid to call people out. And that’s exactly what we’re doing to a Mr. John C. Dvorak who a few days ago wrote an article titled, “Cell Phone Mania Must Stop Now!” We can understand that he’s, “sick of reading about new phones,” but how ...

T-Mobile G1 Commercial: Questions

Oct 22nd - Up to this point, the vast majority of information regarding the T-Mobile G1 has come courtesy of blogging buzz, press releases, speculation and overall word of mouth in the media mill. But all that is about to change… T-Mobile is on the brink of releasing their biggest ever advertising campaign to promote the G1. Here ...

T-Mobile G1 vs. BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone

Oct 22nd - Our sister site, MobileRoar.com, had the opportunity to get a hands on look at the BlackBerry Storm today. There is no doubt that the T-Mobile G1, BlackBerry Storm and iPhone look poised to be the 3 hottest phones of the holiday season… lucky for us then that they were able to snag a picture of ...

Paid Android Apps Coming Early 2009

Oct 22nd - Developers will only have to wait until October 27th to begin offering their FREE Android applications through the Android Market found on the brand new T-Mobile G1. After paying a $25 one-time-fee, the application will be offered on the market with no other restrictions. However, paid applications is a different story. A recent Android Developer’s ...

G1 “Over The Air” Updates Coming Tomorrow

Oct 22nd - The first batch of G1 owners will have had the first Android phone in their hands for no more than 24 hours before their phone’s software is automatically updated OTA (over the air). The updates are very, very minor and mostly concern the Amazon Music Store. A T-Mobile representative responded to questions about the update ...

T-Mobile G1 Officially AVAILABLE!

Oct 22nd - I just received a press release that at 8am will/has officially become available for sale in stores and online to EVERYONE. Leading up to the debut, the phone was only made available to existing T-Mobile customers. Now, the rest of the world can rejoice… they can finally get their hands on the G1 and bask ...