Recent in Day: August 1, 2011

Sprint’s TEP Now Opening Up for All From Today Through August 31st

Aug 1st - It’s common practice to limit enrollment options for protection plans only to people who opt-in at the time of purchase, but Sprint is offering those who aren’t enrolled in TEP to do so anytime between now and August 31st. The devices you’re enrolling must be in working condition in order to signup. You’re paying $8 …

Heroes & Villains Mini Series from Dead Zebra Now Available for $40

Aug 1st - These things certainly won’t last long. That Heroes and Villains series of Android figurines that Dead Zebra has been teasing us with for a little while now is finally available. For $40, you’ll get all 4 figurines – two villains and two heroes – complete with window boxes if you’d prefer to display them without …

SlingLabs is the Latest to Enable Developers to Display Ads in the Notification Bar

Aug 1st - Another firm has clung on to this “brilliant” idea that AirPush has come up with. SlingLabs is enabling developers to achieve a 40% click-through rate on their ads by pushing those ads to your notification bar. By now, you all already know my stance – it’s horrible and I would not tolerate any application or …

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[Update] Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update Said to Bring… NFC Capabilities?

Aug 1st - [Update 2]: And now the Gingerbread update is rolling out. Check for it over the air. [Update]: Looks like it was a mistake after all, but the possibility doesn’t completely dissipate. A Kyocera representative told BriefMobile that both the WiFi calling and NFC support features were listed by mistake. Android 2.3.4 listing apparently went up …

Verizon to Offer a Silver DROID Incredible 2

Aug 1st - If you’re one of those folks who prefer white devices over the far-too-common black, Verizon has something coming for you soon. It’s the DROID Incredible 2, a follow-up to the original that had so many people going crazy. Evidence has surfaced that Verizon’s preparing a white version, so if for some reason you were waiting …

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Capital One Android App Finally Available

Aug 1st - Capital One customers can finally get their hands on an official banking application as it’s now available in the Android market. Capital One is offering secure and easy access to your transaction history and other basic account information. You’ll also be able to transfer funds between your own accounts, pay your credit cards and bills …

Logitech Revue Now $99

Aug 1st - Late last week, it was revealed that the Logitech Revue’ MSRP would be reduced to $99 to help drive the adoption of Google TV. We didn’t get an indication of when the price drop would happen, but thankfully it was sooner rather than later. As of right now (it happened yesterday, actually) the Logitech Revue …

Samsung Nexus S $350 for One Day Only

Aug 1st - The Samsung Nexus S is still a great phone despite what we believe to be a multi-core followup on its way soon. If you were ever in the market for one, now may be another great opportunity to jump on int as DailySteals has it for just $350 unlocked. It’s compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network …

Small Victory for Apple? Tab 10.1 Sales Halted in Australia Until Lawsuit Over

Aug 1st - Apple has gained at least one victory in their case against Samsung for patent and likeness infringement. Just as they have been trying to do in many other regions, Apple sought the sale of Samsung’s products in Australia banned. They’ve been able to successfully block the sale of the Tab 10.1, according to Bloomberg. The …

HTC Desire users in the UK now Download the Debloated Gingerbread Update

Aug 1st - If you’ve been waiting for an official upgrade to Android 2.3 on your HTC Desire, you’re in luck – it’s here. It’s still HTC Sense, but you’re getting a debloated version that removes all carrier-installed applications, all wallpapers except one and several HTC applications. The latter two category of things will be available for download …

Sprint’s Motorola Photon 4G is Now Available

Aug 1st - In case you’ve forgotten, Sprint was scheduled to launch the Motorola Photon 4G on July 31st. It’s August 1st now, so that can only mean that you’re allowed to walk into your local Sprint store get your hands on one. It’s Sprint’s first high-end device by Motorola and their first with an NVIDIA dual-core Tegra …