Recent in Month: January 2009

UPDATE: HTC 2009 Roadmap Leaked, Android Included

Jan 12th - UPDATE: See full list of HTC Phones at bottom of article! We’re only a couple weeks into the new calendar year and we MIGHT already know everything that HTC has planned for the next 12 months. That is if you’re to believe a post by Arlen on PPCGeeks. He included 25 different pictures of HTC ...

Multi-Touch on the G1 (VIDEO)

Jan 12th - We’ve heard that Android has Multi-Touch capabilities before but we’ve never seen it in action with such detail and such great explanation/description. The video uses a lot of developer lingo but illustrates beautifully how multi-touch could work on real applications like Google Maps scaling (4-minutes in): This Multi-Touch “hack” does NOT require a recompilation of ...

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FCC, Google Going Global With White Spaces

Jan 12th - If you didn’t know, analog televisions will soon stop working. The United States government is officially ending the reign of the dying technology but more importantly, it opens up value spectrum that can be used for other technologies. A couple months ago, the FCC agreed to make this spectrum “open” and Google praised the move ...

Where Was Android at CES 2009?

Jan 12th - I just read an article on jkontherun that is a “farewell to CES” kind of post and the theme of the article is, “Where Was Android?” There is a nervous tone in the piece as if the absence of Android might signal something. Exactly what it might signal is anyone’s guess. It could be the ...

Motorola Armageddon Coming Soon, Featuring Android

Jan 12th - Ever see the movie Armageddon where an Asteroid the size of Texas is headed directly towards earth and the unlikely Bruce Willis and company are sent to blow the big rock to smithereens, saving humans from extinction? We thought so. Pretend that Earth is Motorola, the Asteroid is the economy and Bruce Willis is Android… ...

NIMble Desk Phone: Land Lines Of The Future

Jan 11th - As far as independent people go, it seems the younger you are the less chance there is that you have a home phone land line. More and more people are using their cell phone as their home phone number, too. Why not since you always have it with you and it’s always on? I have ...

Lenovo OPhone Coming Soon To World’s Largest Carrier

Jan 10th - China has the largest population in the world at over 1.3 Billion. The country’s largest mobile carrier – China Mobile – has more than 400 Million subscribers. To put that in perspective, that’s more subscribers than the United States has citizens at about 300 Million. Considering those statistics I think it’s fair that when Lenovo ...

Skype Hits Android Market, Demoed

Jan 10th - Skype has released a Lite version of their software for the Android Market that is now available for download. For those not familiar with Skype, it is software that uses your internet connection to make phone calls, messaging, file transfers and video conferencing. In 2005, Skype had nearly 75 million user accounts, was purchased by ...

10 HTC Phones in 2009, How Many Androids?

Jan 10th - HTC had an amazing 2008 – no doubt. Not only did they increase quarter to quarter revenue by 20%, with nearly $50 billion bucks streaming in, but they also set a new bar for mobile hotness. Everywhere you turned, people were wishing this, that and the other looked more like one of HTC’s new Touch ...

Palm To Compete With Android, iPhone

Jan 9th - Oh geez, where to begin… How’s the weather? And did you know that Palm is no longer comatosed on its deathbed, connected to a heart monitor with a roomful of monks praying at its bedside? Nope. Instead they announced the Palm Pre – the first phone based on Palm’s new operating system dubbed WebOS – ...

Weekly Apps in Review – Episode II – Samba and Psycho

Jan 9th - With CES, Mac World, and everything else going on, one thing will always trump them all: WAR. This week was an interesting one with android apps; and we hope you dig that much deeper into the bizarre comments that are made on the Market to find some actually useful ones. So, without further adu, I ...

Android’s iPod Touch: GiiNii Movit Mini

Jan 8th - If there is one thing we could change about the GiiNii Movit Mini it’s the name – everything else is straight up bread and butter. Its not hard to see why WE think it would be one of the coolest things at CES 2009, but when Engadget echoes those sentiments and Gizmodo claims the “idea ...

Coming Soon: 2TB Memory Cards

Jan 8th - You read that right. The SD Assocation has just announced a new standard that will allow mobile phones, cameras and camcorders to store 2 TERABYTES of data on a flash card the size of your current MicroSD card. And speaking of which, they’ll be compatible with current SD 2.0 drives to ensure a smooth transition. ...

ASUS Confirms: Considering Android Netbook

Jan 7th - According to Gizmodo, Asus CEO Johnny Shih has confirmed that they are interested in possibly developing an Android-based Eee PC. Android Netbooks… here we come. Just yesterday we saw Android running on an HP, and surprise-surprise, Android running on an ASUS Eee. Fast forward to about 5 minutes ago and we saw REDFLY’s interest in ...

REDFLY – The First Android Netbook?

Jan 7th - It’s probably safe to say that you have your mobile phone with you close to 100% of the time. Even if you’re carrying around a netbook, you would have your phone in your pocket, purse, hand, bag, etc…. right? The folks at CELIO Corp took that fact to heart when developing¬† RedFly. REDFLY identifies itself ...