Recent in Month: June 2009

HTC Hero Unboxed, Fondled

Jun 30th - We’re all awaiting a handful of Android Phones to splash on carriers in our area and for those in the UK that means the HTC Hero. One lucky guy (from CoolSmartphone.com) didn’t get enough Hero at the London event but someone rescued him – he has a review unit for one week and unboxed it ...

SciPhone N12 With Real Android

Jun 30th - This morning we showed you the SciPhone Dream G2 phone which we only cared about because of the cool charger – the stupid thing doesn’t even run Android only a proprietary Android clone. But the company’s website is now boasting the SciPhone N12 which – while still probably of clone phone quality – appears to ...

Android Market: App Update Notifications Broken?

Jun 30th - If you have an Android Application downloaded and a newer version of that application is available in Android Market, you’ll usually get a status notification and when viewing the app in the market it will have a very visible “Update Available” next to it (see image). At least it SHOULD – users worldwide are experiencing ...

SuperHero: HTC Sense on HTC Dream/G1

Jun 30th - You craved Rosie. You heard about HTC Sense. You cried when you learned it wouldn’t be available on existing Android handsets. Shouldn’t you have known the Android hacking dev community has the will so of course there is a way? Check out this video, where the Android HD Blog (translated) goes hands on with HTC ...

HTC Hero on Orange UK Site, Price Coming Tomorrow

Jun 30th - The HTC Hero has finally landed on the Orange UK website but sports an unfortunate “Coming Soon” for those wishing to pin down a price, launch date or even Pre-Order. We saw the HTC Hero hit Amazon yesterday and there is little doubt that T-Mobile UK will announce the Hero as the G1 Touch in ...

MicroUSB Becomes European Standard In 2010

Jun 30th - Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Apple have all signed an agreement to make MicroUSB the standard charging/connectivity technology in Europe. This is awesome news for Euroconsumers who no longer have to worry about buying/matching proprietary cables from various manufacturers and it is surely an environmental victory as consumers frequently discard ...

Dell Android Device… Not A Phone

Jun 30th - Last year Dell was looking into producing an iPod competitor. The sensational success of the iPod touch – mostly a music device but with the leverage of web access – hit a sweet spot in the market. Why not emulate a working model? Because the task proved too darn daunting and the iPod Touch was ...

Android Robot Charger For SciPhone

Jun 30th - The vast majority of Android fans would take one look at the SciPhone G2 and think – “knockoff”. And you would be right in the worst way – the SciPhone isn’t really even an Open Source Android Phone and just a mobile OS that attempts to mimick a touch Android Phone. The phone’s operating system ...

No Offense, But You Are An Idiot

Jun 29th - A year ago we called Pandora’s Tom Conrad a village idiot…. an hour ago we admitted we were wrong but promised to continue calling out those who deserve the wrath of our criticism. Didn’t take long. I’d like to give a big old Price Is Right Welcome to Jason Hiner from ZDNet and TechRepublic… COME ...

Pandora For Android Is Coming!

Jun 29th - Tom Conrad, the CTO of Pandora, made a post on his personal blog last week announcing that Pandora for Android is on the way. This is significant for a number of reasons, but it all starts with a Phandroid article from August 2008 that I highly suggest you read – it is the definition of ...

Android Roundup: News Me Missed, You Shouldn’t

Jun 29th - We aren’t robots! After covering the HTC Hero launch in London and healing our jet-lag this weekend, we’ve missed a few Android related stories that deserve your attention. So in summarized form – here is a recap of some news that we initially missed (or skipped or passed over) but that will likely interest you! ...

HTC Hero Pre-Order At Amazon UK!

Jun 28th - Want an unlocked HTC Hero for use in the UK? You can now Pre-Order the HTC Hero at Amazon.co.uk for July 15th Shipment! It is listed for £429.99 which equates to about $710 USD – anyone going to dive in for that price? Keep in mind that July 15th date is tentative and could change. ...

Geeks Phone One Official, Coming This Fall

Jun 28th - Time to eat my words. A month ago I posted an article about the Geek Phone One but my tone was of cautious pessimism. I wasn’t sure the phone and company were real and even if they were, I strongly doubted the project had the wings to fly. We’re now seeing the first signs that ...

Nokia Android Netbook in 2010

Jun 26th - An analyst from Lazard Capital Markets (Daniel Amir) wrote a research note this mroning claiming Nokia will launch an ANdroid netbook in 2010. It would be sold through the carriers and possibly positioned as a larger smartphone rather than a smaller PC – a big mistake if you ask me. “In our conversations with ODMs, ...

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MyTouch 3G Available August 5th?

Jun 26th - T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order the MyTouch 3G between July 8th and July 28th… but when will it actually be available? Some undercover sherlocking from AndroidAndMe suggests August 5th could very likely be official launch day: Apparently some connect-the-dots behind the countdown timer’s java script reveals a parameter called “launchTime”: var launchTime = ...