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Ice Cream Sandwich a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb?

02/15/2011, What happens when you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place? How about, out of the fire and into the frying pan? Both adages are pretty negative expressions, since it also means “Heads I win, tails you lose”. Well, here’s some...

ZTE Skate debuts at MWC 2011

02/15/2011, [MWC] ZTE from China hasn’t really impressed all that much when it comes to their range of smartphones, but this time around, the company decided to take advantage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to roll out their Android-powered Skate. Why is...

HTC Desire S unveiled at Mobile World Congress

02/15/2011, [MWC] After being revealed one year ago to the world at the very same event, HTC has decided to show off the successor to the HTC Desire. Called the HTC Desire S, it takes cues from the HTC Legend’s design and is sculpted out of a single block of...

HTC Flyer announced today at the Mobile World Congress

02/15/2011, [MWC] HTC has a plethora of devices (six to be exact) that they will be announcing at the Mobile World Congress today, and their most-anticipated device has got to be their Android tablet known as the HTC Flyer. After staying out of the tablet game last...

Webtrends release Mobile World Congress day 1 statistics

02/15/2011, [MWC] Webtrends, the global leader in digital analytics, has released some interesting statistics concerning the popularity of brands and devices that have caught fire for day 1 of the Mobile World Congress. They analyzed tweets, blogs and news all over...

Sony Ericsson unveils the Xperia neo

02/13/2011, [MWC] At the Mobile World Congress, Sony Ericsson yet unveiled yet another addition to their Xperia line up, the Xperia neo. Ergonomically designed to “fit perfectly in the user’s hand”, this phone is touted to make taking photographs a...

LG Optimus 3D officially announced

02/13/2011, [MWC] LG’s first 3D phone, the LG Optimus 3D will make its debut this weekend at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The world’s first full 3D experience phone will give users the ability to view and create 3D content that can be...

Stock Android Gingerbread ROM appears for Droid

02/11/2011, If you happen to own the original Motorola Droid and have yet to make an upgrade of your smartphone, you would be mighty pleased to know that there is a stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM available from Peter Alfonso (also known as Bugless Beast). While...

BlackBerry PlayBook confirmed to support Android apps?

02/11/2011, When it comes to purchasing a new tablet device, the issue of what apps it supports always crops up and there was previously a rumor that RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would be able to support Android apps. It was said to be done by using...

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

Sonos Controller for Android gets official

02/10/2011, It has finally happened – the Sonos Controller for Android is now official, and boy has it taken its own sweet time to hit the market nearly a year in development. This free Wi-Fi music remote will enable Sonos owners control over their entire home...

Android smartphone sales hit the jackpot with 888.8% jump

02/10/2011, We’re still in the midst of the Chinese Lunar New Year, where the number 8 is highly significant to those celebrating the occasion. Well, the Android operating system certainly gives something to cheer about for those obsessed with statistics as...

INQ Cloud Touch shown off in video preview

02/09/2011, The folks over at Tech Crunch were paid a visit by INQ who had something they wanted to show off – the INQ Cloud Touch, or something that will be more commonly known as the “Facebook phone”. (Yes, we know it’s merely an Android phone...