Recent in Month: December 2010

Android SMS Bug Still Plaguing Users [Updated]

Dec 31st - A bug that was first brought to the attention of Google back in June has yet to be addressed and appears to be picking up steam, let me add fuel to the fire (give you that which you desire). An SMS bug in which a sender tries to send a message to their spouse saying …

Korean Carriers Avoiding Nexus S

Dec 31st - Apparently South Korean carriers plan to avoid the Nexus S like the plague. The reason? Google wont let them fudge the phone with carrier crapware. Apparently bogging devices down with absolute garbage isn’t just an American tradition; and with Google’s desire to keep their baby pure, South Korean carriers across the board are butt hurt. …

Ramos Will be Showing Three Tablets at CES

Dec 31st - Consumers will be able to look over three new tablets that Ramos will have on display at this year’s CES, the W10 W12 and W15. Not much is known in the specification department for any of these tablets outside of a few details on the display. The W12 will be an 8″ display with a …

Thunderbolt Might Blow Your Pants Off [GOS]

Dec 30th - This is from the so-crazy-it-just-might-be-awesome department. I received an email from a tipster who told me to “eat this” and prompted me to a German website playing host to what is allegedly the specifications to the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt. You can click to embiggen. The specs are beyond whack crazy, but even if some of …

Vodafone 845 Now Really Cheap

Dec 30th - This is the type of device I could only recommend in good conscious if you were looking for something to break your Android addiction. The Vodafone 845 can now be your for £70 on PAYG. It may look like nothing Android you’ve ever seen, but I assure you it’s an Eclair device. If nothing else, …

Best Buy Unable to Activate New T-Mobile Lines

Dec 30th - And you know what that means! Full retail for the Nexus S, if you can’t wait. It’s unclear if this is an issue across the board, or if only certain locations are going through T-Mobile activation withdrawals. Has anyone been able to activate a new line of service, regardless of device, through any Best Buy …

Epic 4G 2.2 Delayed, You Don’t Say?

Dec 30th - Sprint seemed to have every intention of delivering FroYo Boxing Day. It came and it went, nothing happened. Now Sprint is addressing it to their employees: With the closest thing to an ETA is “near future”, it’s probably time to look to the third party community for any updates from this moment on. I’d like …

HD2 Receives Its First NAND Android ROM

Dec 30th - The HD2: The perfect example of great hardware(at release) powering the worst software HTC could possibly think of. Thankfully XDA felt the same way and got to work getting a real operating system on it. The world got to see Android on the HD2 and it was pretty great; with a constant stream of kernel …

LG Wants In On CES+Tablet Game

Dec 30th - The Korea Times is reporting that LG wont allow Motorola to be the only Honeycomb tablet unveiled at CES; rather Lucky Goldstar will have their own 8.9″ beast on display in Las Vegas next week. We knew that LG was interested in getting into the Tablet game as soon as Honeycomb was ready, but all …

“HTC Scribe” Trademarked

Dec 30th - HTC just filed for trademark status on the term “HTC Scribe”. And that’s just about all the information we have on HTC’s entry into the tablet game. In the trademark, under “Goods and Services”, HTC says it is a “Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer”. That’s about the closest we can come to any …

Motorola Olympus Heading to CES?

Dec 30th - IntoMobile just got a nifty tip off: AT&T may be announcing the Motorola Olympus at Las Vegas’ CES, which I just realized is only a week away. Don’t expect this to be another run of the mill phone, rather one that matches the prowess of the LG Optimus 2X. The initial features are rumored to …

Samsung i5510 Likely Heading to Australia’s Telstra

Dec 30th - The mid-ranged QWERTY i5510 (Galaxy 551) could be making its way to the far south where it will likely be hosted by Telstra. This device, already available in Europe should make a welcome addition to the budget conscious with chubby fingers. While no official word has come down regarding the pairing of Telstra and the …

NOOKcolor is B&N’s Best Selling Product This Season

Dec 30th - No surprise here, the eReader turned full-on-tablet has landed itself the number one spot on Barnes & Noble’s holiday best seller list this year. If you were holding off on this device because you just can’t part with Kindle books, you no longer have that excuse. Full Press Release: NOOK™ Line of eReading Devices Becomes …

CLIQ XT 2.1 Delayed, Again

Dec 30th - File this in my “shocked” drawer. Motorola needs to do some “additional testing” before it can make its CLIQ XT users less outdated. And that’s not even the worst of it: For those of you suckered into buying this device through Walmart’s Straight Talk, you can simply forget dreams of Eclairs altogether. But don’t take …

Samsung Wants To Be Number 1

Dec 30th - Samsung is growing weary of not carrying the title of number one mobile phone manufacturer in the world. This particular title is currently being held by Finnish Nokia, and by Samsung’s measure that will only last another three years. But Samsung isn’t just talking talk, they are also putting their money where their mouth is. …