Recent in Month: November 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A200 Shows Up In Leaked Promo Video

Nov 29th - Just in time for the holidays, a newly leaked Acer video is making the rounds around the net showing off the upcoming 10-inch Iconia Tab A200. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen their new Android tablet with the device making its way past the FCC and receiving Bluetooth certification a few weeks ago. The ...

ShopSavvy Continues To Help Shoppers Save Money This Holiday Season

Nov 29th - I wont even lie to you, after finishing Thanksgiving dinner, I was out and about on Black Friday looking to scoop up some holiday deals. And like every year before it, I wasn’t the only one with Black Friday shoppers out in droves and breaking sales records. But that wasn’t the only record broken on ...

ASUS Transformer Prime Receives Another Tentative Launch Date

Nov 29th - Another potential release date for the ASUS Transformer Prime has presented itself, once again leaked from Gamestop who has updated their computer systems to show a new December 19th launch for the quad-core tablet. Having been a Gamestop manager in a former life, if there’s one thing I know about their expected launch dates, it’s ...

Apple Drags Galaxy Tab 10.1N Into Court

Nov 29th - The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Samsung’s answer to a judge’s ruling that banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (without the N) in Germany, will now have its own day in court. Samsung may have hoped that Apple would find no complaint with the release of the cosmetically modified tablet, but nothing gets past the ...

Futuremark Hopes to Usher in a New Era of Android Benchmarking

Nov 29th - Futuremark, a name familiar with most connoisseurs of high-end PC hardware, is looking to make a splash in the mobile market with the announcement that their popular 3DMark series will soon find its way to Android. 3DMark for Android is being designed with an emphasis on providing results relevant to folks interested in gaming on ...

ASUS Transformer Prime’s Camera Put through the Paces

Nov 29th - 1080p, time-lapse capture, and…girls on Segways? Just a few of the things the camera found  on the ASUS Transformer Prime is capable of. OK, it can’t actually generate girls riding Segways but I suppose they made a good enough subject for putting the 8MP sensor through its paces. Also seen in the above video are ...

ESRB Content Ratings Won’t Be Coming to Mobile Apps any Time Soon

Nov 29th - The Entertainment Software Rating Board, the same entity that made a big stink out of the likes Mortal Kombat in the early 90s and whose ratings you will find plastered on the front of video games to this day, wants to extend its reach into mobile software. Owners of the leading app market places, Google ...

iFixit Tears Down Galaxy Nexus, No Ice Cream Sandwiched Inside

Nov 29th - The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most feature-packed releases of the year, but how did Samsung pack all of those features, from the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU to an NFC chip, inside its plastic frame? The size required to house a 4.6-inch screen certainly helps to provide plenty of space. iFixit has taken their precision ...

Nielsen Data Confirms: Smartphones Popular, Android Still on Top

Nov 29th - How popular are smartphones these days? According to the latest Nielsen data 56 percent of those purchasing a new mobile phone bought within the past three months went with a smartphone. A total of 44 percent of US mobile users own smartphones. While smart devices continue to trend upwards, Android remains the forerunner in market ...

Microsoft Brings Windows Phone 7 to Android Users

Nov 29th - We know the thought of switching mobile operating systems from Android has never crossed the mind of our dear readers, but if you are a bit curious about Windows Phone 7 and too lazy to head to a local smartphone retailer to check it out for yourself you can get the experience on your device ...

CyanogenMod 7 Makes its Way to the Amazon Kindle Fire

Nov 29th - Now that the Amazon Kindle Fire has been rooted it’s time to start booting up some custom ROMs. Standard choice CyanogenMod has made its Amazon debut, as xda member JackpotClavin has the first shots of CM7 running on the new media slate. All is not cherry, though. While many features seem to be working properly (including ...

Google Maps 6.0 Adds Indoor Maps, Keeps Getting Better

Nov 29th - Google Maps has come a pretty far way since its first incarnations. Real-time navigation has expanded to include public transit and walking directions, once 2D map data has turned 3D, and now the app is taking us inside buildings for the first time. Indoor maps are a fresh addition to Google’s web version of maps, ...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Device Owners Get 50GB of Free Storage at Box.Net

Nov 29th - Box.Net is quickly coming up to challenge DropBox and they’re making some partnerships of their own. Sony Ericsson and Box.Net have teamed up to offer 50GB of free storage for any Sony Ericsson Xperia user (PLAY, Arc, Arc S, Mini, Pro -you name it). That’s an eye-popper for sure and it has me wishing I ...

Galaxy Nexus Getting Flash and AIR in December

Nov 29th - Adobe has mentioned that their Flash Player and AIR plugins will be heading to the Galaxy Nexus sometime next month. The fact that they were coming was already known but we didn’t know exactly when. If you don’t remember, Adobe discontinued Flash and AIR mobile to focus on HTML5, though they remained committed to continuing ...

HTCDev.com Now Offering HTC EVO Design 4G Bootloader Unlock

Nov 29th - The HTC EVO Design 4G is the latest HTC phone to get an official bootloader unlock via HTCDev.com. If you were waiting for HTC’s method and want to apply it, this process is usually so simple that people who haven’t rooted a device before will be able to get through it easily. Anything you do ...