Recent in Month: August 2011

@DroidLanding Twitter Account Awakes from Slumber, Links to Hidden Video

Aug 31st - It’s that time again, folks – a new flagship Verizon phone is coming out and the DroidLanding twitter account has taken notice. Its first tweet since May? Linking to this new DROIDDoes landing page which shows input boxes for four sites asking for access codes. Unfortunately we’re not exactly sure what one of these codes ...

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HTC Holiday Case Appears on eBay

Aug 31st - Looks like accessory vendors have already gotten word about HTC’s newest, biggest (maybe not), baddest smartphone coming – the HTC Holiday. A black silicon case for the phone has appeared on eBay well ahead of any official announcement. If for some reason you expect to get this phone when it comes out (before even knowing ...

ASTRO File Manager Reaches 15 Million Downloads as Version 3.0 is Prepared

Aug 31st - The folks at Metago have announced that they have reached 15 million downloads in the Android market. Being one of the oldest (and one of the best) file managers on Android, we can’t exactly say we didn’t expect to hear this bit of news sooner or later. We’re not sure if Metago includes devices that ...

HP’s Last TouchPad Rodeo Only Includes North America

Aug 31st - When HP decided to discontinue the HP TouchPad and WebOS after they failed to do anything meaningful with it, they decided to sell out the rest of their stock in a fire sale clearance. This saw the device offered as low as $100 at most retailers and consumers snatched them up like hotcakes on a ...

White Samsung Galaxy S II Shipping Tomorrow for as Low as £492

Aug 31st - Just as promised, Samsung has brought the white Samsung Galaxy S II to the United Kingdom. It’s set to ship tomorrow, 1 September, and several retailers have already priced it. The common price seems to be around £492.95, with both Clove.co.uk and Mobilefun.co.uk offering it for that much including VAT. It’s the same Galaxy S ...

European Motorola Milestone 2 Getting Android 2.3 Starting in Q4

Aug 31st - Those of you still rocking the Motorola Milestone 2 (DROID 2 for you Yanks), the folks who have just been acquired by Google has good news for you – Gingerbread is on its way! They’ve confirmed on their Facebook page that the phone will be receiving Android 2.3. Unfortunately, they didn’t give specifics as to ...

Android Tops Comscore’s US Market Share Chart

Aug 31st - The folks at Comscore just put together some numbers regarding US smartphone market share. Their data was gathered from May 2011 though July 2011 – not exactly your traditional quarterly report but could be taken just the same. Of all smartphones here, Android was on 41.8% of them. This is compared to a 36.4% Android ...

Specs for New 4.7-inch HTC Runnymede Revealed – How Big Is Too Big?

Aug 31st - If you thought HTC was being a bit “overly ambitious” with the 4.5-inch HTC Holiday (Raider) you ain’t seen nothing yet. Looks like HTC is working on a monster device they’re calling the Runnymede. Apparently, this device showed up like so many devices do, in some EXIF data on a photo site but that didn’t ...

Leaked Screenshot Shows Future Increase In Sprint’s Early Termination Fees

Aug 31st - Seems Sprint might be soon be trying a little harder to hold onto their customers according to this leaked screenshot from an authorized dealer. Starting September 9th, Sprint will be increasing their Early Termination Fees from the affordable $200 up to $350 according SprintFeed. Sprint has always been pretty great when it comes to their ...

AT&T LG Thrill Pricing and Launch Date Revealed

Aug 31st - BGR is reporting that America’s second 3D capable handset, the LG Thrill, will be launching this Sunday, September 4th on AT&T. If you thought you would have to pay a premium just to get your hands on glasses-free 3D, we’ve also learned that the device will only cost you $100 on a 2-year contract. Not ...

Aftermath: Which Galaxy S II Device Looks The Best? [Poll]

Aug 30th - With today’s announcement from Samsung on the availability of the Galaxy S II in the US, you may have noticed Samsung’s (or the carrier’s) choice to design each device differently. With that, came some strong opinions from our readers on the version they felt was most aesthetically pleasing. We’ve all seen the handful of press ...

Samsung Galaxy S II Hands-On Video for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

Aug 30th - Our one and only Rob Jackson is on location in New York for Samsung’s big U.S. unveiling for the Galaxy S II. Rob was able to get some quick hands-on time with each of the devices, showing off some of the new features and Samsung’s all new TouchWiz UI. I’m sure you’ve already noticed from ...