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3 years ago

European Xoom will have Flash at launch in the first week of April

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Good news for those of you awaiting the Motorola Xoom in Europe -- it'll have Adobe Flash Player out of the box when it launches in the first week of April. That also lines up with the "within a few weeks" line that Adobe gave us for getting Flash on the U.S. Xooms. [via @fwa and @ryanstewart]

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3 years ago

Motorola Xoom to arrive in the UK in early April for £500

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Looks like the price that briefly leaked yesterday for the British Wi-Fi Xoom was just a little too good to be true -- precisely £50 too good to be true, in fact. PC World updated its Wi-Fi Xoom pre-order page today with a price of £499.99, compared to the £449.99 that was listed for a couple of hours yesterday. The retailer says it'll begin shipping Wi-Fi Xooms to Brits during the first week of April, and that these lucky folks will be the first in Europe to own the device.

If you're holding out for the UK 3G version, the Carphone Warehouse says these will be arriving in April, and has a page where you can register your interest, through prices are still nowhere to be found. [PC World, Carphone Warehouse]

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab Case Review: Samsung Leather Easle

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If you’re looking for a great case for your Tab that protects it, feels good in the hand and also allows for easier typing, consider the Leather Easle Case from Samsung.

I have been thoroughly impressed after using this case for a while. My first impressions of the case were good. It reminded me in look and size of the Nook cases that are all over Barnes and Noble stores. This was instantly a positive in my mind because many of those cases have been known for their robust look and feel.

The Tab fits snugly into the right side of the case with slits for the buttons that of course don’t block any portion of them.

One of the aspects that I really like about the Tab is the size. The 7-inch device fits snug in my jacket pocket, so I don’t want a case that increases the size too much that it wouldn’t fit. Good news Tab owners, the case, while adding a little size, doesn’t drastically change it. It still fits in my pocket without any trouble.

The case is designed to allow consumers to use their Tab horizontally without having to hold it up. This is especially important while typing or consuming media. It’s simple to do; just bring the Tab towards the left jacket of the case and you will have a sturdy stand.

One small yet quality feature in my opinion is the elastic band that is included. Located on the back, it’s nice to be able to stretch it across the front to keep the case in place.

Overall, the case is fantastic and I would highly recommend it. The leather is good quality and feels good in the hand. The look resembles a journal or a notebook, which I really like about it.

The Samsung Leather Easle Case can be bought from the Android Central Store for $29.95. Check out more pictures after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Wildfire S ROM and system dump appear online

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Yet another upcoming phone has had its software internals laid bare over on XDA. A recent forum thread on the site links to a pre-release ROM for the HTC Wildfire S, as well as a system dump extracted from that ROM. These leaked files give developers access to a potent combination of Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 2.1, and some are already working on ways of porting this back to earlier HTC phones. In particular this might help out owners of the original HTC Wildfire, which has been left off the list of older HTC devices due to receive an official Gingerbread update.

The HTC Wildfire S is due to appear in Europe and Asia during the second quarter of the year. Check out our hands-on coverage to learn more. [XDA]

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3 years ago

Samsung Stealth V turns up at the FCC carrying Verizon 4G

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Back when the device was announced it had no name. Now, it has a name and an FCC filing to go along with it. The Samsung Stealth V has hit the FCC carrying Verizon 4G LTE bands and just in case you all needed a run down of those specs once again, they are:

  • Android 2.2
  • Google Mobile services, including Google Search
    Google Maps and Gmail, YouTube
  • Brilliant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display
  • 1GHz application processor
  • Rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera to support video chat capabilities
  • Samsung Social Hub and Media Hub.

Still no indication on a launch date other then Summer 2011 but it now appearing at the FCC could mean it'll show up sooner rather than later. [Wireless Goodness] Thanks, JRamone!

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3 years ago

Humans vs Aliens updated to Version 1.1

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3 years ago

HTC ChaCha to be known as the HTC ChaChaCha in Spain

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Although HTC may be having their troubles with the folks from ChaCha the search engine company, announcing the HTC ChaCha in Barcelona, Spain doesn't seem like such a great idea now either. Not because of the Facebook button but rather the usage of the word chacha that, in Spanish holds a rather not so friendly meaning. As such, from here on out in Spain (and likely the U.S. eventually) the device formerly known as the HTC ChaCha will now be the HTC ChaChaCha. Although we're sure it will have a hard time abandoning the "Facebook phone" title anyway. Wonder how ChaCha Inc. feels now? [HTC via Engadget]

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Seesmic for Android gains full Facebook support

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Seesmic has long been my Twitter client of choice -- and it's about to become my Facebook app of choice, too. Yep, Seesmic has added full Facebook support. Previously you could post directly to Facebook, and now you can read your friends' posts, too.

Also new in Version 1.6 is support for TwitLonger for you cheaters who can't stick with 140 characters, inline comments for Chatter and Google Buzz, support for the Goo.gl URL shortner, and a slew of new widgets for all the services.

Seesmic is free. You can update it now in the Android Market, and we've got download links after the break.

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3 years ago

Android Quick-App: Launcher7

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Apparently some crazy fool went and shared this picture on Twitter and, no, we haven't jumped ship to Windows Phone 7. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with it.

What you see here is the Launcher7 homescreen/launcher replacement app. And it's pretty darn good. You basically have two panes. On the left are the hallmark tiles that serve as application icons. By default you have phone, messaging, internet, gmail, music, Market, contacts and HD Video (gallery).

Flip over to the right-hand pane, and you get a list of all your installed apps.

There are a few basic settings, including tile color, and whether you want them to "fly" in or fade in. Font support apparently is in the works, too.

It's a cool little launcher replacement, and it's no secret that we're impressed by what Microsoft's done with the Metro UI in WP7, and the free Launcher7 is an interesting recreation. Now if only it could get me some Zune Pass on Android. ... We've got a video demo and download links after the break. Check 'em out.

ps: Note that you have to have an HDPI (high-res, basically) screen for this app.

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