Elias Chiddicks

HTC Hero Named ‘Gadget Of The Year’ By Stuff Magazine

Oct 6th - Take that iPhone! That’s right, Stuff Magazine has named the HTC Hero Gadget of the Year as part of its 2009 Stuff Gadget Awards event. The revolutionary touchscreen smartphone, which is based on Google’s Android system, received the honour for its innovative take on social networking, slick multi-touch interface and superior multimedia skills. Editor and ...

Best Buy Reward Zone Member? Get Your Hero on Friday

Oct 6th - Best Buy’s Reward Zone program appears to be living up to its name, as members get to pick up their new HTC Hero on Friday rather than wait a whole other 48 hours for it. This means, if you really plan it well, you can pick up your Hero on Friday and a) make co-workers ...

Motorola DEXT Available From Orange UK October 7th

Oct 6th - While we knew that the DEXT was going to be free on Orange UK come its release, up until now we haven’t had a release date to look forward to. Well, apparently we should all be expecting it tomorrow, October 7th. So for those living in the UK and attracted to Motorola’s first attempt at ...

Verizon To Make An Android Announcement?

Oct 6th - It looks like the information we saw yesterday might be official by the end of the day. Verizon and Google look to be making an announcement (regarding Android?) at 10AM EST today. Keep an eye out for the official word. VERIZON WIRELESS AND GOOGLE LIVE WEBCAST 10 A.M. EST TODAY (October 6, 2009) WHO: Verizon ...

Adobe Announces New Flash Technology For All

Oct 5th - And by all we mean everybody but the iPhone. However, all includes Android, Windows Mobile, Palm’s webOS, Symbian and Blackberry OS. Adobe’s Flash technology is pretty much epically owning the competition on the internet, as Flash is currently used by about 75 percent of online videos and 70 percent of online games. So naturally the ...

Sprint’s Hero Pricing Announced, $329 Off-Contract

Oct 5th - By this point it may be fairly common knowledge that Sprint’s varient of the HTC Hero is going to cost you around $179.99 with a 2-year contract but up until now, information about getting one off-contract has been a bit on the thin side. As of today however, Sprint says the Hero will be going ...

Motorola Droid/Sholes/Tao out on October 30th?

Oct 5th - We would call this a rumor but seeing as BGR has gotten itself I nice screen cap of the calender, there is little left up to the imagination. Rather, we are left wondering whether “(Target 10/30)” will actually be met. So there you have it, if you are on Verizon and want an Android handset ...

Motorola DEXT aka CLIQ: Pictures and First Impressions

Oct 5th - It may be called the CLIQ here, but over in Russia where Mobile-Review does its thing, its called the DEXT. No matter though, because the hardware and software are exactly the same, so Mobile-Review’s extraordinarily thorough pictures give us a pretty good idea of what to expect. So, what do they have to say about ...

INQ Mobile Set to Enter US Market with Android

Sep 11th - Remember INQ Mobile? They would be the people who came up with the “Facebook phone.” Given that idea you can certainly understand why the company would be after the customizability of the Android platform. In a recent conversation with PCMag, CEO Frank Meehan revealed that INQ is hoping to join the US Smartphone market soon. ...

Skyhook Wireless Joins the Fight Against Stolen Android Handsets

Sep 10th - Skyhook has shown face on a couple of different platforms and in a few major partnerships but as of today, has made it’s first foray into Android. Skyhook’s service is to be combined with SIM Checker,  a “security asset recovery app.” SIM Checker allows you set your device up with a maximum of three SIM ...

Android Pandora App Gets Demoed

Sep 10th - With the newest Pandora app recently hitting the shelves a video of its capabilities was in order. And so, AndroidGuys have gone ahead and given us a quick overview of the app. Overall, the app looks smooth, attractive and successfully functional. It seems a little laggy with some functions, but the speed of the connection ...

So Why Does the Tattoo Have a Resistive Screen?

Sep 10th - The HTC Tattoo has shown up a lot in the news lately, and that news has been a bit of a mixed bag. On the positive size, we have an affordable, reasonably attractive, fully featured Android phone. On the other hand, we have somewhat cheap materials and, cringe, a resistive touch screen. For those not ...

Samsung Releases Update for Galaxy

Sep 9th - As of today, Samsung has released a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500. This is, sadly, not the update to Donut. However, it does include “switchers” which allow you to turn off and on Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS from the programs menu. Also along for the ride are improved device stability and battery performance. ...

HTC Tattoo Caught on Video

Sep 9th - We have been hearing a lot about the Tattoo over the past few days so if you are really curious about the hardware, now is your chance, especially if you understand German. AndroidPit.de has recently put up a new video that details the hardward (sort of) of the upcoming Tattoo handset. From our perspective this ...

T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G to Launch for $199.99

Jul 7th - While the newest Android, otherwise known as the HTC Magic, is no doubt a great device, we have trouble recognizing it would be worth all of that $200 on contract that T-Mobile is reportedly asking for. In the face of competitors like the iPhone that are going for $99, and the lack of such “I’d ...