Recent in Month: May 2010

That Extra $5 Add-On For Qik is Optional, For “Premium Features”

May 31st - A few days ago, we reported on an internal FAQ screen that showed Qik could be charging an extra $5 to use video chatting capabilities on the HTC EVO 4G with Sprint. It seems that the FAQ has been misinterpreted, though, as Qik chimed in to let us know that the charge was optional to ...

GameLoft Changes Their DRM Policy

May 31st - Not even a week after we reported the original story regarding GameLoft’s horrific DRM policy, they listened to the concerns of many of their potential customers and has taken significant action. For starters, they’ve completely reversed their stance on redownloading games that aren’t in the Android market. We’d like to announce you that policy regarding ...

Hauwei Pulse Gets Android 2.1 On T-Mobile Hungary

May 31st - One of T-Mobile’s lesser known Android offerings –  the T-Mobile Pulse – has just been updated to Android 2.1. T-Mobile Hungary’s site has the download links and instructions you’ll need to try and apply the update for yourself. As with any upgrade, you do risk losing any files and settings on your phone and MicroSD ...

MyTouch 3G Slide Gets Discounted by Walmart, Get it for $129.99

May 31st - At one point, it would cost $199.99 to get the MyTouch Slide with a 2-year contract agreement with T-Mobile. Walmart’s slashed that price to a low $129.99, now, and if you’re due for an upgrade, they’ll let you grab the device for $139.99. At this price (granted signing a two-year contract isn’t of dire concern ...

Droid Incredible Has Finally Been Rooted, Now Waiting on a Froyo Port

May 31st - After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, root has finally been achieved on the HTC Droid Incredible. Jake Day and BoostdScoob (AllDroid.org) are the hackers responsible for this breakthrough, and while we’re waiting for them to post some instructions on how to unlock the true potential of your Android device, let’s daydream a little ...

EVO Meet Froyo – First Port Up and Running on HTC’s Latest [Video]

May 31st - We expected some hardcore hacking to be done ahead of the HTC EVO 4G’s launch thanks to Google giving the device away to 5,000 developers. We’re grateful that at least one of these developers didn’t throw their EVO up on eBay hoping for a nice profit (preceded by ‘???’, of course) and it resulted in ...

Top Apps for an Awesome Memorial Day

May 31st - Memorial Day is here, and as we honor those men and women who have died in military service, we also celebrate the unofficial kickoff of summer. We’re taking it easy for the day here at Phandroid, kicking back with a few brews and downing grilled meats of all varieties, but it would be irresponsible of ...

Droid Incredible Shipments Resume June 22nd

May 29th - If you were a little late pulling the trigger on the Droid Incredible for Verizon, chances are you’re regretting your decision a bit. Strong demand for the phone has caused shortages, which were initially reflected by a June 16th ship date on Verizon’s website. Today it looks as if shipments were pushed back again, this ...

Motorola Shadow Gets an Inventory Listing Too

May 28th - Not to be outdone by the Motorola Droid 2 getting its very own Verizon inventory listing today, the Motorola Shadow decided it wanted to mark out its territory in the annals of Verizon stock too. You’ll note it is only listed as the Motorola MB810, lending credence to the fact that this device will receive ...

Lenovo Wants Android on Its Smartbooks, Delays Upcoming Skylight and U1 Hybrid

May 28th - Lenovo has already staked their claim in the Android smartphone market, but up until now had been working with other operating systems for a few of their upcoming smartbooks and tablets. The Skylight smartbook was originally shown off using a mostly complete version of a custom Linux build, while the U1 Hybrid was a bit ...

Motorola Droid 2 Shows Up In Verizon Inventory Listing

May 28th - With all of the Motorola Shadow news over the past few days, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing more of the Motorola Droid 2. I mean, it is coming out in a month or two, right? So it stands we should be getting some more solid details. Droid Life has ...

Could This Be the Droid 2 Keyboard?

May 28th - One of the biggest complaints about the Motorola Droid was its sub-par hardware keyboard. The keys were all just a little too flat and bunched together in a non-text-friendly way. So the assumption is that on the upgraded Droid 2, one of the things that could (and should) change is the keyboard. Through the ever ...

Motorola i1 On Sprint Will Release June 6th

May 28th - Earlier today we got out eyes on an image touting the iDEN-ready Motorola i1 getting priced at $149.99 on contract for Sprint. This wasn’t all that surprising, as Sprint was actually what everyone expected before the Sprint-owned Boost Mobile went and got the word out that the pre-paid phone carrier would also be offering this ...

Xperia X10 Mini Coming to O2 June 2nd, Mini Pro Coming June 24th

May 28th - We heard that  the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini would be launching on various carriers in June (with various bundle options showcased in the official unboxing video), and it should already be available in Sweden through a few channels, but aside from Vodafone we weren’t sure who else would be getting this tiny Android handset. ...