Recent in Month: August 2011

Are Your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D Watching You?

Aug 31st - Privacy concerns have been a hot topic as of late. Whether it’s Google, Apple or Verizon, consumers and our government is cracking down on what kind of information our smartphones are sharing without our consent. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to HTC who may have added a little something “extra” with the latest ...

DROID Bionic Shows Up In Verizon Equipment Guide With Sept. 8th Launch Date

Aug 31st -   In one of the most leaked handsets in recent memory, the Motorola Droid Bionic’s Sept 8th launch date shows up once again, this time in an internal Verizon Equipment Guide. The equipment guide also lists a number of specs and reports from Verizon employees are saying a bevy of accessories have already begun to ...

Toshiba Excite Tablet Pictured before IFA Debut

Aug 31st - Toshiba hasn’t quite taken the lid off their brand new Honeycomb tablet later this week at IFA, but the folks over at Notebook Italia went snooping around and were able to grab some shots of what could be known as the Toshiba Excite. Along with the images comes confirmation of microSD, microUSB, and mini HDMI ports. ...

HTC Holiday Prototype Turns Up on eBay

Aug 31st - It takes a ballsy phone tester to decide a prototype handset’s 4.5-inch qHD display is just a bit too big for them and put the prerelease device up for auction on eBay, but that’s exactly what one HTC Holiday guinea pig did. Aside from the large screen, the listing confirms the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP ...

Refreshed HTC Sensation to Be First Beats by Dre Handset?

Aug 31st - With HTC’s recent acquisition of Beats by Dre, it makes sense that the company would want to make a statement by getting a handset featuring the audio technology to market quickly. Most expect the HTC Vigor on Verizon to be the first handset sporting improved audio, but a new report claims that a refreshed version ...

Galaxy S II to Feature NFC on T-Mobile and AT&T, Epic 4G Touch Lacking

Aug 31st - Based on a thorough examination of the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T, Engadget has confirmed that the handset will launch with NFC support. Both kernel drivers and an APK for NFC support were located, and the handset was found to run in NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) mode. This means the AT&T version of Samsung’s ...

HTC Says Gingerbread Coming to Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt in September

Aug 31st - Via their Facebook page, HTC has announced that we can expect the Android 2.3 update for the Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt on Verizon to begin rolling out in September. The month kicks off tomorrow, but an exact date wasn’t given. We have seen leaks and heard whispers of both updates over the past months, but ...

Google Voice Receives Update, Includes Notification and Voicemail Playback Bug Fixes

Aug 31st - A bug fixer update has been made available for Google Voice, bringing along improved notifications, warnings for attempts to send text messages without a data connection, and cleaned up voicemail playback controls. Gone is the annoying bug that required the ‘play’ button to be pressed twice just to hear a voicemail. All-in-all a rather solid ...

4G LTE Upgraded Motorola XOOMs Appearing, Android 3.2.2 In Tow

Aug 31st - A small group of Motorola XOOM owners taken from Verizon’s government and business customers were part of an initial test run of the 4G LTE upgrade for the tablet, and the results are now streaming in. Along with a shiny new LTE modem capable of connecting to Verizon’s powerful next-gen network, the upgraded XOOM tablets ...

LG Univa E510 Spied in the Wild

Aug 31st - An unannounced handset from LG has surfaced at a Qualcomm event held recently in India. The LG Univa E510 rocks some midrange specs and an Android 2.3.3 build. It features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 5MP camera, and an 800MHz CPU. This isn’t the first we have heard of the handset, and the Bluetooth SIG suggests ...

AT&T Responds to Department of Justice Complaint

Aug 31st - AT&T’s back seems to be up against the ropes here. They’ve responded to news earlier today that the Department of Justice would seek to block the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, citing anti-trust and anti-competition concerns as reasons why AT&T should not be allowed to gobble up T-Mobile. “We are surprised and disappointed by ...

Sony Takes Wraps Off Tablet P and Tablet S

Aug 31st - With Sony being so secretive regarding their forthcoming Android tablets lately, we expected them to finally show us everything we’ve been waiting to see at IFA. Welp, they’ve done just that. Let’s take a look at what we’re getting here. Let’s start with the Tablet S, Sony’s 9.4 inch (IPS with Sony TruBlack and Bravia ...

United States Government Files Anti-Trust Complaint to Block AT&T’s Purchase of T-Mobile

Aug 31st - This is perhaps the biggest move in this case yet. The United States government (Department of Justice, to be exact) has reportedly filed to block AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile for $39 billion, citing anti-trust laws being violated as AT&T would be taking substantial competition off the market. “AT&T’s elimination of T-Mobile as an independent, low- ...