Recent in Month: April 2011

Verizon Brochure Touts Netflix on the LG Revolution

Apr 28th - Ever since CES the plan has been to launch Netflix with streaming video alongside the LG Revolution.. Verizon also said Skype with Video would launch alongside the HTC Thunderbolt. That never happened. Needless to say, no one is all that confident that Netflix will actually be ready for the launch of the Revolution. If it ...

Motorola Reports 250,000 XOOM Tablets Shipped, Increase in Net Revenue

Apr 28th - After much speculation from analysts, Motorola has finally revealed the total number of XOOM tablets shipped during the first quarter of 2011 as part of their quarterly earning report. Though it was recently speculated that as few as 25,000 XOOMs may have shipped, Motorola has confirmed the actual number to be 250,000. That number makes ...

NPD: Android Share Drops for First Time in Two Years with Launch of Verizon iPhone

Apr 28th - According to NPD’s newly published quarterly report on US smartphone sales, the Verizon iPhone may have had a bigger impact on smartphone sales than was initially thought. The availability of the device on multiple carriers was enough to push Apple up the ranks to become the third-largest handset brand in the United States. The rise ...

Which Android Version Are You Running?

Apr 28th - Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread. Are you feeling hungry yet? Android’s codenames make each version tastier than the last, but as we all know those updates don’t always find their way to handsets as quickly as we’d like. This has left a platform that many call fragmented, a problem that has long been pointed to ...

Motorola Droid 3 Screen Assembly Arrives at Reseller, Reps Front Facing Camera

Apr 28th - Global Direct Parts, a reseller of OEM components for mobile devices, is now listing the Motorola Droid 3 screen assembly for sale, complete with pictures of the LCD and casing. You can’t actually buy the item as the site lists it as out of stock and by all accounts the launch of the Droid 3 ...

Google Nexus Twitter Teases Surprise Coming Today

Apr 28th - Just what could the Google Nexus team have in store for us today? A tweet going out to their official account about an hour ago teases a surprise is in store. We know the Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint on May 8th, so we doubt the news relates to that particular announcement. Could ...

Motorola XOOM Camera Connection Kit is Now Available

Apr 28th - Motorola’s made available their Camera Connection Kit for the XOOM. It’s nothing but a short cable that’ll let you transfer your camera’s content over to the internal storage inside your tablet. I’m not sure if I’d spend $20 on this thing considering how easy it is to transfer images to the XOOM, but it may ...

New Galaxy S II Benchmark Shows 3,500 in Quadrant

Apr 28th - The last time we saw the benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy S2 they barely eclipsed 3,000 on Quadrant. One of our readers – who happens to be the proud new owner of a Galaxy S II – took his for a quick spin, too, and managed to get a whopping 3,500. (With scores averaging in ...

Rogers’ Xperia Play and Xperia Arc Now Available

Apr 28th - It’s been a long time coming – many of you have had to suffer through countless leaks with no end in sight – but one of those leaks mentioned a date and that date stuck. Rogers has officially let loose the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Xperia Arc as of today. Both devices can be ...

Motorola ATRIX 4G 4.1.83 Update Detailed, Will Bring HSUPA

Apr 28th - Not even a day after hackers pulled the HSUPA-capable radio from Telstra’s ATRIX, the firmware that AT&T will push out to add increased upload speeds has been detailed. It’s build number 4.1.83 which was known to be in hands of testers – looks like testing was successful. With Motorola’s official outing we expect the update ...

G2 Gingerbread, HTC Flyer ROMs Leak; HTC Flyer WiFi Hits FCC

Apr 28th - 911 Sniper keeps things rolling as they’ve leaked new ROMs that I’m sure will be highly sought after. First off is the T-Mobile G2 – yes, folks, it’s getting Gingerbread and they already have a build for developers to download and get to work on. And if you folks want something for devices a bit ...

Sprint Posts Solid Q1’11 Numbers, But Still Losing Money

Apr 28th - Sprint just announced their numbers for Q1 2011. There are a couple of different things I expected to see here, but I won’t get into that. Highlights? Why, of course! The company added 1.1 million new subscribers this quarter which they’re calling their most ever in five years. A majority of those customers are pre-paid, ...