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Uber-Cheap Indian Tablet Debunked: Made in China

09/10/2010, The super cheap Indian tablet that the government of India is claiming to have been home grown by top university minds may not be in fact true. Indian website AndroidOS is saying that the tablet is actually a re-badged tablet that was actually made in...

Android Finger Race App Gives Your Fingers A Treadmill Workout

09/10/2010, With so many apps out there, you often bump into a really strange one, and the Finger Race would probably fall into that category. This app is designed to be a mini-treadmill to give your fingers a workout, letting your fingers race for the fastest times...

HTC Desire HD Render Surfaces With Windows Mobile 6.5

09/10/2010, Many folks out there are curious to find out more details on the upcoming HTC Desire HD and now a user (i.e. unofficial) render of the device has surfaced, and it looks pretty believable. The Desire HD is expected to be a European variant of the popular...

Acer Liquid Metal spotted, looks like T-1000 in disguise

09/09/2010, The upcoming Acer Liquid Metal has been spotted in the wild, where the entire body seems to be made out of some sort of metal (aluminum, perhaps?), but in all probability it will not be cut from a single block to have that unibody look which the iPhone 4...

HP Android-Powered Photosmart eStation C510

09/07/2010, Although HP has big plans for webOS on printers following its Palm acquisition, the company isn’t shy to show off an Android model of the integrated Zeus/Zeen Photosmart printer, which essentially is a printer with a dock for a tablet to provide...

T-Mobile USA To Offer The Android-powered Huawei Ideos

09/07/2010, We recently got some information on the Android 2.2-powered Huawei Ideos and now reports are in that T-Mobile USA is planning to bring the budget Android phone to the US by the end of the year. Pricing wasn’t mentioned just yet, but with the Ideos...

Samsung Android-powered I5510 Phone Spotted At IFA

09/03/2010, Details are still quite scarce, but a Android-powered Samsung QWERTY phone has been sighted at the IFA, dubbed the I5510. Apparently it’s a mid-range device that will be going for around EUR200 ($256), though it wasn’t mentioned when the phone...

DIY: NES Bluetooth Android Controller

09/03/2010, Having trouble playing Super Mario on your Android-powered device? Perhaps a NES controller might be able to help you out. A modder out there combined a breakout board, Arduino, and a blueSMIRF Bluetooth module to allow the NES controller to be used...

Camangi Unveils Two New Android Tablets

09/03/2010, You might have checked out the Android-powered tablet from Camangi before, and now the company is back again with two new offerings, the FM600 and the Camangi II. Not much is mentioned about the Camangi II, save that it will apparently carry a 1GHz...

Huawei Unveils Its Android-powered Ideos Phone

09/03/2010, As expected, Huawei has unveiled the Ideos, the company’s first smartphone to come bundled with Android 2.2 from the get go. The Ideos isn’t a high-end device, but should be able to compete pretty well in the low-end smartphone market. Expect...

BenQ nReader R100 Android Tablet

09/02/2010, BenQ is generally well known for its computer monitors and projectors, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t want in on the tablet game too. The company has just introduced its Android-powered tablet, dubbed the BenQ nReader R100. The tablet will...

Google Sued Over Nexus One 3G Connectivity Issues

09/02/2010, You might have heard of some of the connectivity issues that the Nexus One had before this, and now a class action lawsuit has been filed against Google, citing breach of contract. The plaintiff claims that the phone failed to maintain 3G connectivity...

Archos Unveils 5 New Android-powered Devices

09/01/2010, Archos is already well known for its media players and now the company has unveiled five new Android-powered devices to have you jumping for joy. All these devices will be powered by Android 2.2 and sport microphones and accelerometers. The major downside...