Recent in Day: November 1, 2010

Existing T-Mobile Customers: Pre Order Your myTouch 4G

Nov 1st - Look, I’m calling it the “4G”; reluctantly, but none the less. Existing T-Mobile customers can now get their pre order on, if the myTouch 4G is what tickles their respective fancies. To get the option of pre ordering, you’ll need to log into your T-Mobile account; lest you be greeted with the “coming soon” button. …

Will 8pen Bring About a Revolution in Software-based Character Input? Unlikely [Opinion]

Nov 1st - In today’s technology-driven society, kids are growing up learning how to use technology to their advantage and adults are incorporating more of it into their lives. Like anything, once you get used to a certain standard, it’s hard to (or, more accurately, hard to want to) adopt anything else. More than anything, the QWERTY layout …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Build Materials Cost $205

Nov 1st - It’s just been revealed that it costs Samsung $205 in parts to build one Samsung Galaxy Tab. “So why are we paying $500+!!?” As usual with any of these findings, it’s imperative to note – before you curse anything that has Samsung written on it – that other costs must be taken care of with …

Samsung Continuum, Motorola Citrus Launching on Verizon November 11th?

Nov 1st - More Verizon leaks, ahoy! This time, the Samsung Continuum breaks cover yet again pending an official announcement from Verizon or Samsung. Still, PhoneArena presents more evidence stating that it – along with the already-unveiled Motorola Citrus – will be launching November 11th (and Verizon’s no stranger to that date up against rumors regarding other devices.) …

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[Update: BOGO] Droid 2 Price Drops to $150 to make way for Global

Nov 1st - Oh, Droid 2. We hardly knew ye. You were only on the market for two and a half months before a better model came along and stole all of your glory. And now your value’s being depreciated to $50 less than what you originally debuted at. Let’s try that again without trying to sound dramatic: …

PowerAMP Beta Now in the Android Market

Nov 1st - We just got done showing you guys how awesome PowerAMP is in our second AppCast, and now Max has put a newer version up in the Android market. It’s still beta, but he’s fixed a lot of bugs since we last took a look at it and added a few new features, as well. (Some …

Oracle Amends Lawsuit, Accuses Google of Directly Stealing Java Code

Nov 1st - Oracle is stoking the lawsuit flames, amending their current suit against Google to now suggest that Android takes large portions of the Java code verbatim for use in the operating system. The suit now goes on to say that developer APIs are “derivative” of Oracles’ own. Oracle’s claim is that Android re-uses many components of …

T-Mobile Launches 200MB Data Plan and Tethering Add-On, Low Cost Android Lineup

Nov 1st - Information came out last week that T-Mobile would be introducing some new data plan elements, and much to the surprise of almost nobody an official press release has hit the wires detailing new service options. The first is a 200MB data plan pegged at $15 per month for existing subscribers. New contracts can get the …

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Walmart has a Couple T-Mobile Deals, LG Optimus T for Just $0.97

Nov 1st - While it may not pack the same punch as other Android handsets, I’m betting that the LG Optimus Q does a lot more than most other 97 cent purchases. Walmart has the phone at that price for new and existing T-Mobile subscribers eligible for upgrades and new two-year contracts. But as the retail giant is …

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 US Pricing and Availability Announced

Nov 1st - While the Samsung Galaxy Tab is hogging up all of the spotlight, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 comes as a second 7-inch option running Froyo, and its US pricing and availability was just announced. While a specific date remains unknown, the ViewPad 7 will be landing sometime during Q4 of this year at a price of …

Android 101: How to Use Any Audio File as a Notification Sound [Video]

Nov 1st - Every day, hundreds of thousands of new Android users get their phones, and out of that hefty chunk, we’re sure there are more than a few of you who would like to learn how to use your phones to their fullest potential. Introduce Android 101, a series of guides, tutorials, and how-tos where we attempt …

VZ Navigator for the Droid 2 Global Shows Up in the Android Market

Nov 1st - The Motorola Droid2 Global is coming, and here it gets its very own version of VZ Navigator. The handset should, by all accounts, be dropping down November 11th at $199.99 and available in both white and black color schemes. We still await an official announcement, however. [via DroidLife]

Canalys: Android Takes OS Lead in US Market for Q3

Nov 1st - Surprise, surprise. Android is once again taking the top spot in OS share in yet another analytical report. This time Canalys is showing off some of their data, and while Apple has secured top billing in terms of device manufacturers for Q3 with 26 percent of the total market, Android (here listed under OHA for …

Sprint Finally Makes 4G Official in New York City, Five Other Markets Announced

Nov 1st - Though in certain areas of the city 4G via Sprint’s WiMAX network has been available for weeks (even months), today Sprint has finally issued word that their next-gen network now blankets New York City in it’s warm and fuzzy data waves. Also getting the 4G treatment are Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; New Brunswick, NJ; …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Now On Sale in the UK

Nov 1st - November is upon us and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is here, in the UK at least. It will follow shortly to the US market, but for now those living across the Atlantic have plenty of options if they want to grab the Tab. The magic number seems to be 499.99 on various month to month …