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3 years ago

HTC Inspire 4G case review: Case-Mate Barely There

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Some of us don't need a big, bulky case that protects our phones from rough treatment, and prefer a slim case that keeps things from getting scratched and slips easily into a pocket or purse.  The Case-Mate Barely There case for the Inspire 4G is that case. 

It's a one-piece, very thin (hey, it's barely there!) hard, yet flexible and impact resistant shell that neatly covers the rear of your Inspire 4G or Desire HD.  It's designed to leave all the ports and buttons on the top and bottom of the phone open, and the volume switch on the side is cut-out for easy use.  It's simple to put on and take off, and is going to do a great job keeping the back of your phone from getting dings or scratches.  While the case covers the back and corners, the included Case-Mate screen protector covers the big 4.3-inch piece of glass up front.

If you're looking for a case that's slim and attractive, you should have a look at the Case-Mate Barely there case.  You can find it in the Android Central store, in black, pink, white, and mirrored silver for $17.95. 

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3 years ago

Hey, look, more Incredible 2 pics

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We'd be a little more excited about these rather official-looking renders of the Verizon HTC Incredible 2 if we hadn't just dropped a mess of pictures of the actual smartphone on ya. And also if we hadn't crawled all over its precursor, the Incredible S, at Mobile World Congress. But if you're the type who gets giddy at these, then by all means, go for it. [Pocketnow]

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3 years ago

TELUS and Koodo Mobile Samsung Nexus S now available

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If you live in Canada and have managed to hold off importing a Samsung Nexus S from the U.S. then your patience has paid off. TELUS has now posted the device up on their site for ordering and as was rumored, pricing is as follows:

  • No contract - $549.99
  • 1 year contract - $499.99
  • 2 year contract - $449.99
  • 3 year contract - $179.99

The no contract price is a little higher then what was given at launch for the U.S version but -- I guess that's the cost Canadians pay for also having AT&T compatible 3G on their versions. Now, question is who in the U.S is going to be importing one from Canada to use on AT&T? In other TELUS related news, Best Buy also has TELUS owned Koodo Mobiles version showing on their site as well. [Best Buy, Koodo, TELUS]

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3 years ago

Asus releases Eee Pad Transformer source code

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Asus has released the GPL portions of the source code for their Eee Pad Transformer, and the tablet hasn't even hit the shelves yet.  Just a few days after they published their support page for the Eee Pad Transformer (which I'm referring to as the Transformer from here on out), and long before any of the other Honeycomb source code will arrive.  You can find it at the source link -- select "Downloads", choose "Android" as your operating system, and expand the source code entry.

This won't mean much to you if you're not a kernel developer, but what those developers can and will do with it certainly will.  Now all we need is the Transformer to get on the shelves.  [AsusThanks, Ray!

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3 years ago

Vodafone UK visualizes the 'evolution of mobile' [video]

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YouTube link for mobile viewing

Vodafone UK shows us their interpretation on the "evolution of mobile" in a really cool video.  It's starts at the beginning with the Zack Morris phone, through the myriad of Nokias -- there's even a BlackBerry in there.  It's a well done feast for the eyes, and worth a look.

Where has mobile evolved? No fruitfones here.  Vodafone thinks the HTC Desire S is the pinnacle of mobile evolution, and who are we to argue? [Vodafone video channel] Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

Motorola XOOM WiFi-only version now available in Canada

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Although the Motorola XOOM has been available for a while in the U.S., the WiFi only version is now making its way to Canada. Pre-orders began quite some time ago but as of yesterday Best Buy and Future Shop are now taking shipment orders online with in store availability happening on April 8. As expected, retail cost still remains at $599.99 for the WiFi only version. Be sure to check out all of our previous Motorola XOOM coverage, and by all means if you're looking for more info hit our forums. Full press release can be found after the break. [Motorola]

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3 years ago

LinkedIn for Android now out of beta and available in the Android Market

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After having earned user approval after a long open beta testing period, LinkedIn for Android has finally hit the Android Market and is now ready for mass consumption. If you are looking to download the app you will need a device running Android 2.1 or higher. You'll find the current release sitting at v1.0.0.

Having done some of the beta testing myself I can say overall, the application is built rather well. No doubt it'll see some updates as it gets into the hands of more users but for now, it's certainly worth a look if you're looking to maintain your account on the go If you've got a LinkedIn account and haven't grabbed it, jump on past the break for the download link.

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3 years ago

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab getting an update to help battery life, e-mail

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Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (conveniently called the Samsung Galaxy Tab) is in the midst of getting a software update, it seems. The 34.6MB  update to software version EC02 does the following:

  • Enhanced browser performance and speed.
  • Searching for Wifi hotspots doesn't hurt battery life.
  • Improvements to e-mail, including proper linking, time in the status bar shows when the email was received, download Word docs, send multiple name cards, open 5MB video attachments, fonts better sized.

Look for it to push out, oh, any time now.

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3 years ago

Barnes & Noble opens up development for Nook-specific applications

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An e-mail just dropped from Barnes & Noble, bringing details of its upcoming wave of new applications. First off, devs are now able to register and start submitting apps at NookDeveloper.com. The usual revenue split is present -- 70 percent to the developer, 30 percent to BN. There will be free and paid apps, and -- wait for it -- free trials. Apps will need approval from BN before being released to the public.

In addition, developers will have:

  • Access to “Developer Mode” services, which will enable adb (Android Debugging Bridge) access on NOOK Color to facilitate application development and debugging
  • Public and private interaction with other developers and NOOK App Developer technical experts
  • Early access to development tools, APIs, resources and services
  • An app review/acceptance process that will follow the company’s content acceptance policies as with books to ensure the content is appropriate for the Barnes & Noble customer

We're still awaiting that major framework update, but it's coming. Looks like big things are still ahead for the Nook Color. Full text of the e-mail from BN is after the break, and be sure to swing by our Nook Color forums.

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3 years ago

Cellular South getting the HTC Desire 2, along with the Wildfire S

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OK, all you boys and girls on Cellular South. Got a couple new phones to whet your appetite. And they would be the HTC Desire II (see our hands-on) and the HTC Wildfire S (hands-on). Neither sequel is a huge surprise -- Cell South had both the original Desire (read our review) and the original Wildfire (see review of Alltel version).

Don't know just when we'll see the Desire 2 or the Wildfire S on Ceulluar South, but they're definitely on their way. And for you Windows Phone 7 fans, it looks like the HTC 7 Pro is headed that way, too. Thanks, anon!

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