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Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH shows up at the FCC

05/23/2011, It looks like we were wrong about the Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH not making its way to our shores. The folks at Engadget did some prodding around on the FCC website and spotted Sharp’s upcoming clamshell phone with an FCC filing – this means that...

Google Disco updated to 2.0

05/23/2011, Google’s group messaging app, Disco is something that not many people have heard about in their lives, despite the app being around for awhile. And today, Google has released an updated version of the cross-platform messenger with some useful new...

Netflix works on your HTC ThunderBolt running Gingerbread

05/23/2011, When Netflix for Android was first launched it was only supported on 5 phones – which meant a lot of Android users were left out of the picture. But the Android community made short work of the app’s protection and found a way to make it work on...

HTC EVO 3D priced $200 at the RadioShack

05/22/2011, While we still haven’t gotten official word about a release date and price for the upcoming HTC EVO 3D (even though we have two ways to pre-order), it looks like the RadioShack have gone ahead and priced the device themselves. And surprisingly –...

Android Market movie rentals: not for rooted users

05/22/2011, It looks like users of rooted Android phones won’t be able to enjoy the movie rental goodness of the Android Market place. It has been reported that rooted devices have been blocked from renting movies from the Google’s movie rental store....

HTC Flyer Available today at Best Buy

05/20/2011, Now we all know that the HTC Flyer will be making its debut this Sunday at Best Buy outlets nationwide, but some folks who visited the retail outlet today have confirmed that the tablet can actually be purchased today, for a cool $500 (stylus not included...

Firefox for Android beta can now cover your tracks

05/20/2011, Good news to folks who are paranoid about surfing websites while using their own phones – Firefox for Android beta now has the function to surf the web privately (or incognito for you Chrome users) – a feature not found in most mobile browsers at the...

Google purchases Modu’s patent portfolio for $4.9million

05/19/2011, Modu, the Israel-based company known for the creation of their tiny, modular phones went broke earlier this year, but its patents were put up for auction that companies have been bidding for. Today it’s been reported that Google has managed to...

HTC EVO 3D might launch on June 4th

05/19/2011, We all know that the HTC EVO 3D is already up for pre-order, but when can we get our hands on the phone? Well, if the latest leaks prove to be true, it might be on June 4th – or at least somewhere around there. The folks over at XDA developers managed...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on sale now

05/19/2011, After months since Sony Ericsson officially announced the world’s first Android gaming smartphone, we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the device on this side of the world. Sony Ericsson’s long awaited Xperia Play is now up for...

Verizon and Medco debut Medco Pharmacy app

05/19/2011, Great news to the nearly 65 million Medco members in America – Verizon and Medco Health Solutions have teamed up to take their first major step into the mobile healthcare arena. The companies have just announced the release of the Medco Pharmacy app...