Recent in Month: January 2010

MyTouch 3G Fender Edition Gets Unboxed

Jan 25th - Alright music fans, if you’ve been drooling over the MyTouch 3G Fender Edition than you’ll want to get a drip bucket as you watch this unboxing by Todd at MobileBurn: I understand they’re “late” with this, but the MyTouch 3G is still a very capable phone and with the addition of the 3.5mm headset jack …

Motorola’s Shop4Apps Emerging, Developers Get Urging

Jan 25th - Motorola’s Dev Blog is absolutely right when they say, “very seldom does such an opportunity come along to enter an emerging market when it’s, well…emerging.” They’re also on point in suggesting that China is perhaps the single most untapped smartphone market in the world. Now they’re urging developers to cash in by getting a head …

Nexus Mother ####ing One Censors Naughty Words

Jan 25th - Cuss words. Curse words. Swear words. Call them what you want, but the Google Nexus One will simply call them #### if you use them with the voice-to-text input option. Go ahead and try it out: send a text message to a buddy with a bleepedy-bleep here and a zinger of an f-bomb there and …

Chinese Androids Getting Baidu Search Alternative

Jan 25th - There is a ton of tension and lots of unanswered questions in the Google, China & Android issue. We’re not sure what this means in terms of the Motorola and Samsung phones that Google is reportedly withholding from release, but Motorola has just announced that they’re offering Chinese consumers the option to utilize Baidu as …

Motorola MOTOSPLIT Render Gives Android Wings, Hopes AT&T Flies

Jan 25th - Motorola stepped outside of the box when they announced the Motorola Backflip – the form factor was anything but status quo. Now Engadget has released a render of an AT&T-bound Android device named the Motorola MOTOSPLIT that has a wing-like  QWERTY keyboard protruding from either ends: This would supposedly come in the 3rd Quarter so …

Nokia N900 Running Android AND Maemo

Jan 25th - I’m sure a lot of mobile fans would agree that they would LOVE to see Nokia embrace Android but I hate to tell ya it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. They’re wrapped up in their own OS decisions… Symbian Foundation, Maemo, etc… and will likely stay the course. But that doesn’t mean developers with enough …

T-Mobile Android Phones To Get DoubleTwist Media Syncing Software

Jan 25th - The media management crisis: outside of Apple’s iTunes, which is admittedly the industry leader, there aren’t a whole lot of universal solutions that work with the various hardware devices and systems of choice. DoubleTwist is a company whose goal is to solve that problem from a 3rd party perspective. Breaking into the minds of consumers, …

Google Co-Founders Selling $5.5 Billion In Stock

Jan 24th - Larry Page and Sergey Brin – the under-40 co-founders of Google, have agreed to sell $5.5 Billion in stock over the next 5 years. They currently hold a combined 59% of shares which gives them a controlling interest of the company. They can essentially do whatever they want. But not for long. After the sale …

HTC Accused Of Falsely Leaking Own Phone Info

Jan 24th - We just told you how 7 HTC Android Phones were leaked. Now we’re hearing from Edwin Murtazin, Editor-In-Chief of the highly regarded website Mobile-Review, is accusing HTC of purposefully and falsely leaking information on upcoming devices. Case and point: HTC just announced they shelved their Android tablets but Murtazin says the HTC Halo is exactly …

Seven HTC Androids Leaked Accidentally By HTC

Jan 24th - Good old User Agent Profiles… they’re such a sweet and discreet method of getting leaked info that couldn’t be closer to official fact. A few days ago we saw the UAP hook us up with the Magic Slider and now we’re seeing 7… yup, S-E-V-E-N HTC Android phones leaked from the User Agent Profiles. Here …

Compaq Airlife 100: Android Smartbook Passes FCC

Jan 24th - HP had a little bit of Android to show off at CES 2010 but some things they only share with the FCC – like the Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook. Lucky for us the FCC is pretty much an open book: There isn’t anything in the way of details, unfortunately. With Apple bringing a tablet to …

Android Capturing Hearts, Minds & Momentum

Jan 24th - It wasn’t too long ago that if you asked someone what Android was, you were more likely to get a blank stare than a passionate response. Thanks largely to the amazingly successful Motorola Droid and Verizon Wireless campaign, this whole “Android” thing has captured the attention of regular, everyday consumers. In a study conducted by …

Google, China & Android

Jan 24th - If you’re not already aware (you may be from a different planet), Google has announced a new approach to doing business in China after several governmental hacking attacks on human rights groups came to light. The country censors Google’s search results and has made the company’s mission of organizing the world’s information nearly impossible: information …

Hey HTC Android Tablet, Let Me Introduce You To The Garbage Can

Jan 24th - HTC was working on tablets running both Android and Chrome OS but has just announced they’ll shelve the projects in favor of a continued focus on Android Smartphones. A tablet would be a deviation from HTC’s usual strengths with the obvious goal of growing volume through product differentiation. What’s the REAL reason they’ve given up …

Compare Cell Phone Plans

Jan 23rd - So your contract is coming up and there are finally (basically) Android Phones available across all of the carriers you’re considering. So now you need to decide which carrier is right for you, and I’m guessing a decent part of that decision comes down to pricing. Luckily the folks at BillShrink have made that easy …