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Motorola Xoom Honeycomb tablet available today

02/24/2011, After more than a month since the tablet was introduced at this year’s CES, the highly anticipated Android tablet from Motorola is finally here. The Motorola Xoom is Google’s flagship Honeycomb (Android 3.0) device and will ship with the pure...

Gmail app for Android updated

02/23/2011, Good news, Gmail users with Android phones. Google has just updated their Gmail app on the Android operating system, bringing some new features and bug fixes to the app. Gingerbread devices will get the ability to copy text with a long press, and all...

NOOKcolor turned into an In-Car Entertainment device

02/23/2011, If there’s one thing about the NOOKcolor we love, it’s the fact that it is one heck of a versatile device that can be purchased for a low price. After people started rooting their NOOKcolor eBook readers to turn them into fully functional...

Motorola Atrix 4G tear down

02/23/2011, The recently made available for purchase Motorola Atrix 4G has recently been made the victim of a tear down. The folks over at iFixit recently had their way with this Android phone, and displayed its guts online for the world to see. They noted there...

AT&T Xperia X10 might not get Android 2.1?

02/22/2011, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 phone was released last year to the dismay of many people – with Android 1.6 installed. But the update to Android 2.1 was promised not long after, prodding people into getting the phone. Well now that it’s been...

AT&T throttling the Inspire 4G?

02/21/2011, In today’s uninspiring news, it has been recently discovered that AT&T have been disabling 4G upload speeds on their latest Android phone, the HTC Inspire 4G. Whether this was done intentionally or not it’s yet to be known. Apparently...

2 more Sony tablets leaked

02/21/2011, The folks over at Engadget managed to get some exclusive Sony info again. According to some tipsters, the Japanese electronics manufacturer known for their TVs and PlayStation console will be joining the tablet warzone with two more tablets – another...

Nexus One runs Honeycomb

02/21/2011, No, the title isn’t a typo and if you’re wondering – Gingerbread isn’t officially on the Nexus One yet, how can it get Honeycomb? Well, thanks to the folks over at XDA-developers, they have managed to port over the latest version of...

The world’s thinnest smartphone from NEC is only 7.7mm thick

02/21/2011, Some pictures of NEC’s upcoming Android phone have leaked, and boy it is skinny. Some photographs of the NEC Medias recently leaked online, and it lives up to its 7.7mm thickness by being that width all the way from the top to the bottom of the...

Motorola Xoom Honeycomb tablet now up for pre-order on Best Buy

02/21/2011, The highly anticipated and hyped up Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet from Motorola is finally available for pre-order and is slated to arrive in stores this Thursday. The folks over at Best Buy have started listing the Motorola Xoom on their site, and you...

Samsung Galaxy commercial shows who the phones are for

02/18/2011, Samsung has just released a 3 minute long promo video of their upcoming Galaxy phones (except the S 2) which basically shows the target demographic they are aiming for. The Ace is targeted at professionals who need their phones for doing work on the go,...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play looks beautiful in white

02/18/2011, Ever since Apple released the white iPod eons ago, white has pretty much set the standard for a device looking beautiful, and with Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, it’s no exception. O2 has just announced that they will be selling an exclusive...

AC 310 turns your dollar note into a battlefield

02/18/2011, The folks over at Crunch Gear recently met up with Jeroen Mol, a developer at BeyondReality and shot a video demonstration of their upcoming Augmented Reality game – AC 130. Slated to arrive on Android phones later this month, this airplane shooter puts...

HTC Desire HD caught running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb

02/18/2011, We all know that Android 3.0 Honeycomb is the tablet-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system, but that doesn’t mean someone smart and slick enough isn’t able to do wonders with it – check out said version of the OS...