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Motorola Backflip Rooted

03/29/2010, AT&T released its Motorola Backflip Android phone a few weeks back, and some folks probably aren’t too happy that the carrier stripped all Google content from the phone and replaced it with Yahoo and AT&T software. After the carrier released...

Samsung Galaxy S Sports The Fastest GPU In Android Phones

03/27/2010, It’s surprising that it wasn’t trumpeted around more when the Samsung Galaxy S was officially unveiled, but as it is, the Samsung Galaxy S is probably the device with the fastest GPU in an Android phone to date. The Hummingbird A8 chip on the...

PayPal Bump Feature Coming To Android And BlackBerry

03/26/2010, If you’re an avid PayPal user and don’t own an iPhone, you’re probably drooling over the recent inclusion of the Bump feature into the iPhone app. Well, there’s good news for you, as it seems that the company will be releasing...

Google Sharing Advertising Revenue With Carriers?

03/25/2010, Word is going around that carriers are actually getting a cut of the ad revenue when the handsets come bundled with Google applications such as Search, Maps and Gmail, since those aren’t a requirement of Android. Of course, the advertisements served...

WePad Details and Plans Revealed

03/25/2010, We’ve talked about a few technical details of the WePad before, but now we have all the specifications, along with a table (partially in German) that compares it with the iPad (click on the title to head to the full post). This Android-powered...

Updated Ulysse Nardin Chairman Luxury Phone Is Powered By Android

03/23/2010, Want to have a really special Android-powered phone to show off to your friends? Well, at $49,500, the updated Ulysse Nardin Chairman phone is probably the most expensive Android phone to date, until someone decides to drape an Android-powered phone in...

Samsung To Launch 4 New Windows Mobile Devices In The Summer

03/23/2010, Word is going around that Samsung is gearing up to release 4 interesting Windows Mobile devices this summer, and the Korean company is currently locked in talks with Microsoft to make these devices officially upgradeable to Windows Phone 7 Series in...

AT&T Gets Dell Aero And Palm Devices

03/22/2010, If you’re getting bored of the Android-powered phones being offered by Motorola and HTC, you might be interested to hear that AT&T has officially announced that it will be carrying Dell’s Aero, its first Android-powered smartphone in...

ThickButtons: Smart Virtual Keyboard For Android

03/21/2010, [DEMO Spring 2010] Today, ThickButtons 0.6 will be launching at DEMO 2010. The concept behind the application is pretty simple: improving typing on a touchscreen by shrinking the letters that are not likely to be used and enlarging the keys that will be...

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 Unboxed

03/20/2010, Sony Xperia’s X10 might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t make any unboxing event of the phone less exciting. Now a video of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming flagship phone being unboxed has surfaced online. The phone is still powered...

Android-powered Roewe 350 enters production

03/18/2010, Are you a geek and would love to have an OS-powered vehicle? Look no further than the Roewe 350 from China which will be launched on April 23rd at the Beijing Auto Show. What makes the Roewe 350 so different from the rest? Well, it is powered by...

DroidSecurity Gets 10,500 New Users Within 24 Hours

03/17/2010, It seems that the recent incident, where a bunch of Vodafone HTC Magic smartphones were shipped with the Conficker and Mariposa viruses, has highlighted the issue of mobile device security to users. As a result, it seems that DroidSecurity managed to get...

Verizon Motorola Droid To Get Official Android 2.1 Update Soon

03/16/2010, If you’ve been dying to get Google’s latest version of Android, Android 2.1, on your Motorola Droid, but didn’t dare use any hacked firmware, it seems that you’re in luck. Verizon Wireless has officially confirmed that the Motorola...