Recent in Year: 2009

Geeks Phone One Shipping Snafu

Dec 21st - On December 9th you may have rushed to purchase your Geeks Phone One in order to become one of the first owners of the device. If you did, you are indeed a Geek. But beyond that, you may not have received your phone yet and worse – might have to pay the company more money …

Motorola Opus One Specs Leak [iDEN Android]

Dec 21st - What is rumored to be the very first iDEN Android handset – the Motorola Opus One – has just gotten a long list of detailed specifications leaked. Nothing mind numbing: 3MP camera with flash, unfortunate 2.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, etc… bu tmake no mistake about it, Push To Talk technology is what will fuel sales …

Google & Yelp: Win/Win That Won’t Happen

Dec 21st - Late last week, TechCrunch was the first site to report that Google was in late stage talks to purchase Yelp for $500+ Million dollars. Yup… half a BILLION dollars. But this morning TechCrunch is now reporting that Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppleman has walked away from the deal although they had agreed on a $550 million …

Android 2.1 On The Motorola Droid

Dec 21st - Are you a fearless Motorola Droid owner? Want a few extra homescreens? Extra fast and fluid navigation/actions? Some UI improvements? Google News and Weather? Then perhaps you’ll want to install Android 2.1 on your Motorola Droid as it will accomplish all of the above (at the risk of ruining your device of course): He emphasizes …

ICD Ultra Tablet Runs Android, Previewed On Jimmy Fallon Show

Dec 21st - Engadget frontman Joshua Topolsky returned to the Jimmy Fallon Show to show off some of the latest gadgets and guess what? Two of the three were running Android. Unfortunately Fallon seems to think that Android is “too smart” for him and that he is “too dumb” for Android. He dismissed the Android powered Nook eReader …

Nexus One Google Phone Headed To The UK?

Dec 21st - According to UK newspaper ‘The Guardian’ claims Google has approached several UK mobile phone operators to ‘gauge’ their interest in supporting the Nexus One: Google has approached several mobile phone operators in the UK, including T-Mobile and Vodafone, to gauge their interest in supporting its rival to the iPhone ahead of its launch in Britain …

No “Donut” for Rogers HTC Dream and Magic

Dec 21st - Bad news for many Rogers HTC Dream and Magic owners: according to a posting on HTC’s website (which was apparently then confirmed by Rogers themselves), HTC Dream and Magic owners will NOT receive an official Android OS update to 1.6 Can I upgrade my Rogers Magic device to Android 1.6? HTC is not currently planning …

Notion Ink Android Smartpad With Pixel Qi Transflective Display

Dec 21st - Another welcome addition to Android’s upcoming tablet portfolio – check out this new Android powered tablet/smartpad by Notion Ink (render below): This smartpad/tablet features some pretty nice spec’s including : 10.1 inch screen {1024×600 Wide SVGA} Supports 1080p HD video USB & HDMI ports, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack & microphone input Compass , GPS , …

Official Android T-Shirts , Hats & Memory sticks

Dec 21st - Well here’s a geeky yet fun addition to your wardrobe :D OFFICIAL Google Android merchandise including T-shirts , Caps and even a 4GB memory stick keychain. On the USA/Canda/Mexico Googlestore there are 2 T-Shirt designs available , the first being “Android walking the dog” and my personal favourite of choice is the Android on the …

Weekend Roundup: Holiday Edition

Dec 21st - Only a few short days until Christmas and less than 2 weeks until 2010 – crazy how time flies, right? Also crazy how the weekend flew by and you may have noticed that we missed a story or two or ten while we dealt with a record-breaking 2 feet of snow. So without further delay… …

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Google Phone, iPhone On Saturday Night Live [SNL]

Dec 20th - It isn’t only tech obsessed geeks that are talking about mobile gadgets non-stop. These days pretty much EVERYONE is talking about the latest phones and we all know that the iPhone and Android are on the top of the heap. On Saturday Night Live they used the latest “Google Phone” rumors as a segway into …

Xperia X10 User Manual Meets FCC

Dec 20th - The government isn’t very good at helping our favorite tech companies keep secrets. We already know a whole lot about the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – pretty much everything there is to know – but if you needed ALL the information where would you look? Probably the User Manual which has just found its way …

Beautiful Widgets Are Back!

Dec 18th - Remember we Recently reported HTC sent LevelUp Studio, creator of Beautiful Widgets, Beautiful Silence Widgets, and Beautiful Widgets: Pack 2 a Cease & Desist Order….   Well Beautiful Widgets is now back on the Android market The Developer has now made some “adjustments” such as new Weather Icons , Forecast etc so It can be …

Sprint Hero & Moment To Get Android 2.1

Dec 18th - Usually when a mobile carrier/manufacturer needs to “clarify” something in terms of dates or updates its about delaying, pushing back, or doing something else you don’t want them to do. For once, Sprint and HTC have made us very happy by doing what we DIDN’T expect them to do: they scratched the Sprint HTC Hero …

tnkgrl: No Nexus MultiTouch, Hands On Impressions

Dec 18th - A little birdie named tnkgrl has been tweeting her heat out about the Nexus One which she has been playing with and apparently all the attention led to a full blown post on her blog. In the post she provides a bunch of bullet points on her overall impressions of the device and they sound …