Recent in Month: January 2011

Motorola Milestone X Going to Bluegrass Cellular

Jan 31st - Kentucky-based carrier Bluegrass Cellular has revealed plans to carry the Motorola Milestone X – the generic name for the Verizon Wireless counterpart, the Motorola DROID X. The phone is listed as running Android 2.1, but other features remain identical to the version available for Verizon. While the name might get some Europeans excited for an ...

HTC “Saga” Appears in Another Photo

Jan 31st - Remember that phone by HTC leaked sometime last week? The one that looked like an oversized Nexus One without a trackball and with a front-facing camera? It’s been spotted in the wild again. It’s a lot clearer than the shots Engadget leaked, but it doesn’t reveal much more than we’ve already seen. Gizmodo’s tipster did ...

Motorola DROID Bionic Makes Early Appearance at Amazon for $149

Jan 31st - Yet another device has hit Amazon ahead of official launch details per its respective carrier: the Motorola DROID Bionic – said to be available at the end of Q2 from Verizon – has been listed for $149.99 (after a two-year contract agreement.) There’s not much else to say here, except that we hope Amazon continues ...

Android 2.3 Bug Allows Hacker to View microSD Card Contents, Google Working on Fix

Jan 31st - A researcher from North Carolina State University has uncovered a bug that we thought would be squashed by now: users are still allowed to access the contents of a user’s microSD card simply by having them visit a malicious webpage with Javascript enabled. It’s the same bug that Google was said to have fixed a ...

LG Optimus 3D Pictured Live For First Time [EXCLUSIVE]

Jan 31st - Earlier this month, we learned LG was working on a glasses-free 3D display that we might see in a new phone. Just a few days ago, the Optimus 3D appeared – albeit with an incorrect profile picture – on a Dutch retailer’s website and shortly after LG sent out MWC event invites for a phone ...

LG G-Slate With Dual Back Cameras (3D) Makes Another YouTube Appearance

Jan 31st - The LG G-Slate hasn’t been the most camera friendly device we’ve seen, but it’s popped up on YouTube yet again, this time getting hands-on treatment by YouTube “star” mysteryguitarman. That metal “with Google” strip you see on the device doubles as a kick-stand, as you know. The tablet has also reappeared with an LED flash, ...

Motorola Atrix 4G HD Multimedia Dock to Cost $60?

Jan 31st - Arguably the most interesting thing about the Atrix 4G are the accessories it’ll ship with. We’ve seen how your phone could soon double as your laptop, and that dock was priced at $15o a couple weeks ago. Accessory outlet Fommy.com has listed the much more familiar HD multimedia dock for the Motorola Atrix 4G at ...

Android Becomes Top Smartphone Platform Worldwide as Google Beats Symbian

Jan 31st - Research firm Canalys did a fair amount of number crunching it would appear, and they came up with two very big important pieces of data that we hope is consistent throughout 2011: A total of 32.9 million Anrdoid smartphones were shipped in Q4 2010 opposed to 31 million smartphones which come installed with Symbian. It’s ...

AT&T Launching 12 Androids, 20 4G Devices In 2011

Jan 30th - Our Atrix 4G Forums are heating up in anticipation of a February 14th launch date, with many members eager to find sweet Android Love on Valentine’s Day. While the Atrix is awesome indeed, there will be plenty of other AT&T Androids to choose from in 2011, if the following internal document is accurate. See those ...

Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [Jan. 28]

Jan 28th - Another day, another Android. Dig into the leftovers below. The Serval Project is making strides to bring connected networks to areas where infrastructure doesn’t exist. Could be the future for emergency communications in the wild. The iPhone Top Chart app will make recent converts or fans of the Apple App Store happy. It uses Apple’s ...

Angry Birds Rio Coming this March, Based on 20th Century Fox Film

Jan 28th - Before you go thinking this is an Angry Birds game based on an Angry Birds movie, you might want to look a bit more into the upcoming film Rio. Though the two aren’t directly related, its distributor 20th Century Fox and Rovio have teamed up to combine their bird-themed franchises into a single entity. Coming ...

Google Planning Event to Show Off Android 3.0 Honeycomb Next Week

Jan 28th - While some hands-on demonstrations of the Motorola XOOM and an extensive walkthrough at Verizon’s CES keynote gave us a good taste of what Android 3.0 Honeycomb will bring in terms of change to the operating system, Google is planning an event to give an even deeper look at the new version of its mobile platform. ...

HTC Thinking about Opening Chain of Retail Shops à la the Apple Store

Jan 28th - HTC’s main business is cellphones sold their wireless partners, but they keep their product catalog spread out among carriers and provide enough options in terms of software and hardware to justify a storefront pedaling only their shwag. Turns out, that is exactly what the manufacturer is considering. Following in the footsteps of Apple, Microsoft, and ...