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AT&T Wants More $MONEY$

Dec 10th - AT&T customers might have to pay more for their service. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Ralph de la Vega, AT&T CEO, said the carrier might have to change its $30 unlimited data plan for an ala carte pricing plan. This is due to the stress multifunction phones have placed on their ...

HTC Eris OTA Update

Dec 10th - According to Verizon and BGR, random HTC ERIS users should have received an update right around midnight last night (or is that this morning?). The new ROM version is 1.16.605.1 and the radio version is 2.32.40.11.09. Like all OTA updates it will be distributed to some first and then the majority. So be patient and ...

TIME: Moto Droid #1 Gadget of 2009

Dec 8th - According to Time , one of the most prestigious news magazines, Droid was the “Numero Uno” gadget of the year. The Droid is a hefty beast, a metal behemoth without the gloss and finish of the iPhone, but you don’t miss it. The phone, which has only been out since the beginning of November, has ...

Galaxy i7500 Hitting Jingle Bell?

Dec 4th - According to MobileSyrup.com, Canadian mobile carrier Bell is scheduled to release the Samsung Galaxy i7500 on December 10th. This will be Bell’s first Android device so that in of itself is a bit of a big deal! Samsung Specs and information: Chipset Qualcomm: 7200A, ARM11 528MHz + DSP 256MHz Camera: 5MP AF + Power LED ...

Video of 2.1 on a Euro Hero

Dec 2nd - YES! That is a video with Eclair on a European HTC Hero. Many of us 1.5ers are craving an update on our OS. This 2.1 seems to look a lot like HTC’s Sense and Google’s Android 2.0. With the success of Sense it would make sense for Google to make the user interface (UI) a ...

Sprint’s Moment: Open Source Released By Samsung

Nov 24th - Well it seems Samsung has released the Moment’s open source zip files. Samsung has been quiet about the Moment as well as Sprint. Wonder why? Well hopefully with this nugget of information someone can get it rooted and get it going. Android 1.5 is nice and all, but 1.6 is a bit better and 2.0 ...

A Faster Hero with New Update?

Nov 20th - In the last 48 hours most of our Sprint Hero readers are reporting major performance improvements in Sprint’s latest firmware update. According to user comments from our firmware report people in general have experienced better picture quality, more function buttons during calls and a faster UI interaction. James writes, ” I noticed there is now ...

Phones are the Face of the Carrier

Nov 19th - There was a time when mobile carriers would try to distinguish themselves based on the service they provided and their pricing plans. “The times are a-changin’,” and ever since the iPhone, mobile carriers have tried to make phones the face of their company. AT&T = iPhone When most people think of the iPhone they also ...

OTA for Sprint Hero Users

Nov 18th - What’s that in the sky? Is it a plane, a star, a superhero at night? Well it could be considered a battery savior. Today Sprint released an OTA for Hero users. The update is supposed to fix various issues, including the SMS battery drain. I guess this might answer the question of whether or not ...

Moment Review: The Samsung Lost In Time

Nov 17th - What’s missing from this android recent release list? 1. Sprint Hero 2. Motorola CLIQ 3. Motorola Droid 4. HTC Droid Eris Oh yeah, the Samsung Moment. The phone was released on November 1st, the same week Verizon’s Droid came out. Based on the media blitz Verizon and technology writers gave the Droid one would think ...

Motorola Droid Naked

Nov 12th - Want to see what Motorola’s Droid is all about? Well the people over at phonewreck.com were nice enough to break down the Motorola Droid and show us what’s under the hood of this beast. The phone, which has sold over 100,000 units in one week, is the fastest selling android phone in the states. So ...

Droid vs. iPhone vs. Storm 2

Nov 11th - This past week many of our readers have dreamed with the Motorola Droid. One of our writers, Phases, went as far as to leave his mobile phone through a very public break-up letter. But before Android fans can truly rejoice and triumph there is one bar it most compete against…the iPhone bar. Unfortunately, any multifunctional ...

Sprint HTC Hero Rooted, Explained In Video

Nov 11th - It seems that xda members are working hard. Well at least based on their latest accomplishments… Members from the forum site were able to root Sprint’s Hero. To root one needs to reprogram the booting sequence and operating system.This way the phone can completely be manipulated. According to the document’s creator chuckhriczko: ” This is ...

Dell’s Mini 3ix hits the States

Nov 7th - Earlier today the FCC approved Dell’s first Android phone, the Mini 3ix. AT&T is expected to carry Dell’s Mini 3iX in Q1 2010. Initially Dell reps said the phone would just be available in China. However, with AT&T falling behind the android market share it would make sense to have a proven product. Unlike the ...

myTouch Fender LE…Where Art Thou?

Nov 6th - Many T-Mobile fans have blamed the Deutsch carrier for not getting their hands on the HTC Hero. T-Mobile had plans to release the myTouch Fender LE, but release had been pushed back to Q1 2010. According to production files HTC had produced two different Magic phones. The PVT32A used 288 MB of RAM, while the ...