Recent in Year: 2011

Verizon Confirms $2 Fee for Paying Online and on the Phone

Dec 29th - Late yesterday it was revealed in a leak that Verizon would begin charging consumers $2 for each single bill they pay on the phone and online. Users who pay in store or pay online via electronic check or autopay would not be affected. Verizon confirmed the news today and said that it is indeed to …

Mr. Android 2011: What the Common Android User Looks Like According to BlueStacks

Dec 29th - Our friends at BlueStacks, the folks who made the Android app player for Windows, has made an infographic of what the common Android user would looks like. We’ve got everything from their hair types and color to their glasses, from their pants to their shoes. Their country of origin, accessories, phone habits and more are …

Qello for Google TV Now Available

Dec 29th - Qello has announced that their Google TV application is now available in the Android market. Qello is a service that brings to you a huge catalog (they claim to have the biggest) of live music performances and they deliver them to your television in HD. The ability to create setlists artist. You can mix and …

Verizon Activation Service Down? This Growing Thread at Their Site Suggests as Much

Dec 29th - Something else of Big Red’s seems to be down but it isn’t the data network this time. A growing thread over at their support forums is filled with users who have been unable to activate newly purchased phones. One person says they had no problem activating their newly-purchased Android phone, but one person out of …

NewPCGadgets (Makers of Smartphone Coaster) Introduces TAB Rests

Dec 29th - The folks at NewPCGadgets had everyone wanting one of their very simple, yet very useful products – the Smartphone Coaster – last year. Fast forward to now and they’re providing something for the big screen users. It’s called TAB Rests and is an extremely soft cushion for your tab to sit on. It slightly elevates …

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Best Buy’s Deal of the Day is a Free MyTouch 4G Slide

Dec 29th - If you’re still checking for this phone (perhaps as a gift or if you just happen to like HTC slider phones) Best Buy is offering one as their deal of the day. It’s free on a new two-year agreement, a good deal for a device that’s as good as it’ll get for the market it’s …

[Update] Expansys USA Offering the Unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus for $690

Dec 29th - Spotted over at Expansys USA was a quick sale going on for the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus. The lowest we’ve seen this model going for from online retailers in the US was $700 (though that one is back up to $720) so it’s still one of the best deals you can find until respective carriers …

Your Verizon Data Should Be Up and Running Now

Dec 29th - Verizon experienced another data outage yesterday and it was a lengthy one – half a day, give or take a half an hour. On their Twitter account, Verizon said that 3G was unaffected even though users had trouble connecting to the 3G network even when switching to CDMA-only mode. They claimed the same thing during …

Samsung Ships 1 Million Galaxy Notes Globally – Promises US Release Coming Soon

Dec 29th - With all the complaints I’ve seen in our comments sections about devices being too large, who knew there would be such a huge market for tabletphones/phoneblets like Samsung’s Galaxy Note. The Korean phone maker announced today that they have shipped over 1 million units globally of the device since its October launch (not to be …

Motorola Droid Bionic Is Yet Another Device To Receive Ice Cream Sandwich Port

Dec 29th - Yes, just about every device under the sun that has been graced with root most likely has someone attempting to port an Ice Cream Sandwich build to it. Whether beta, alpha or pre-alpha alpha. The Motorola Droid Bionic is no different. Even though Motorola officially announced the device would see an upgrade to Android 4.0 …

Motorola DROID RAZR Fastboot Files Leaked – Lets Flashers Return To Stock Software

Dec 29th - Good news for Motorola Droid Razr owners looking to hack/mod/tinker around with their device! The stock fastboot files — required to restore your device to its original stock state — has been leaked and made available for installation. The 6.11.744 fastboot files were leaked by a member of XDA and may users are already reporting …