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3 years ago

Motorola Xoom drops to $499 in Canada

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While Woot is currently offering the Motorola Xoom for $399 as a refurb, that will only last for a while. Future Shop locations across Canada have now started offering something a little more solid. Right now, you can pick up a Motorola Xoom WiFi for only $499 -- that's exactly $100 off what it was previously for Canadians. Any takers?

Source: Future Shop

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3 years ago

Verizon puts LTE into the Cisco Cius tablet for businesses

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Hey, all you IT types. You might recognize the Android-powered Cisco Cius tablet above -- we first told you about it more than a year ago. Today, Verizon has announced that it's putting its LTE muscle behind it, giving its enterprise and government customers the option of moving secure video conferencing and messaging from the boardroom to the road.

The Cius tablet, as you'll recall, sports 7-inch high-resolution color screen, an Intel Atom 1.6-GHz processor, 32GB of flash memory to store marketplace apps, a detachable/replaceable 8-hour battery, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G/4G data, Cisco collaboration applications, an HD soundstation, HD audio, 720p HD video with Cisco TelePresence for video conferencing and integrated security.

Again, this isn't a tablet for the masses. But for road warriors and corporate types, it could be pretty juicy. Presser's after the break.

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro coming 'late September' in UK

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Sony Ericsson is now listing the new keyboard-toting Xperia Pro on its official UK store, with availability slated for "late September". This sees the phone slipping further into late Q3, following earlier delays which saw it miss its Q2 release window.

The phone will launch at SIM-free price point of £349.99 (~$560), which is comparable to what you'll pay for an Xperia Neo right now. It'll also come with a number of premium features that've already impressed us on current SE devices, including an 8.1MP Exmor R camera, Mobile Bravia Engine and HDMI connectivity.

With the HTC Desire Z looking increasingly long in the tooth, there's a shortage of decent mid to high-end Android QWERTY sliders in Europe right now. We'll be watching to see if Sony Ericsson can take advantage of this gap in the market this September.

Source: Sony Ericsson Store; via: Engadget

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3 years ago

Australia's Telstra network gets the HTC Sensation

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The HTC Sensation -- one of our favorite Android smartphones of the year so far -- is headed to Australia by way of the Telstra network. Same 4.3-inch qHD screen, Android 2.3, Sense 3.0 and that dual-core processor.

It also sports the TelstraOne app, which brings news, sports and weather feeds direct to the home screen.

Telstra Business customers can purchase the HTC Sensation on $59 Business Mobile Maximiser Plan with an additional handset payment of$13 per month (min cost is $1,728 over 24 months). This plan includes $550 worth of eligible calls, unlimited standard national text and 1.5GB of data to use in Australia each month.

It is also available to purchase for RRP $792 outright.

Source: HTC

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3 years ago

Verizon offers sign-up page for more Droid Bionic info

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Chances are when there's news regarding the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon, you'll hear it here first. But we'll play along. Verizon's offering up an e-mail sign-up form to "receive details and launch dates so you can be one of the first to get the Droid Bionic." Which is nice, but it doesn't really give any more insight into when the darn thing will finally be available.

Sign up: Verizon Droid Bionic

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3 years ago

T-Mobile doubles 4G speed in 56 markets

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T-Mobile increased the theoretical speed of its 4G network in 56 markets throughout the United States to a blistering 42 Mbps, which TMo calls, appropriately enough, HSPA+ 42. That brings its 4G coverage to more than 170 million people in 152 markets.

The markets getting the increase are:

Laredo, Texas Lynchburg, Va. Manchester, N.H. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. New Haven, Conn. Ogden, Utah Providence, R.I. Provo, Utah Raleigh-Cary, N.C. Redding, Calif. Reno-Sparks, Nev. Richmond, Va. Roanoke, Va. Rockford, Ill. Salem, Ore. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Spartanburg, S.C. State College, Pa. Tallahassee, Fla. Terre Haute, Ind. Tucson, Ariz. Washington, D.C. Wichita Falls, Texas Winchester, Va. Winston-Salem, N.C. Worcester, Mass. York, Pa.

Quite the list, eh? Remember that the 42 Mbps are theoretical speeds, so you'll likely not hit that ceiling unless you're in a T-Mobile lab somewhere. But we'll take a ceiling like that any day of the week. You'll also need a 42 Mbps-capable phone, which TMo says it'll bring later this year.

Full press release is after the break.

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3 years ago

A Motorola Xoom for $399? Woot, indeed!

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Not much to say here, folks. The venerable Motorola Xoom (32GB Wifi-only version) is just $399 today on Woot. It might not be the thinnest or lightest Honeycomb tablet, but for today, it's just about the cheapest.

Source: Woot; thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android 3.2, Gingerbread improvements [From the Forums]

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Lots of good news happening today -- app updates, device updates and plenty of love directly from Google with the news of the new Android Market coming soon. Catch up on the blogs, once done -- jump into the Android Central forums for some more Android discussion.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

HTC Status, Motorola Triumph, Gravity Smart, and Pantech Crossover coming soon to Radio Shack

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Radio Shack is getting a slew of Android phones next week, and thanks to an anonymous friend we know which ones.  First up is the HTC Status (check out our hands-on), which should be for sale "early next week" for $20 on contract and $400 outright.  Perfect price point for that one!  Another $20 phone coming early next week is the Pantech Crossover (read our review), which goes for $350 if bought off-contract.  You'll be able to snatch the T-Mobile Gravity Smart this week, for $20 on a new two-year plan, or $50 for an upgrade.  And finally, next week you can spend your $300 on a Motorola Triumph of your very own, and get a great phone on a pre-paid plan.  Looks like that July 19 date for this one was close.

Looks like things will be busy at the Shack.  Hit the break for a couple more pics. 

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Grab the new Android Market app while it's hot

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You might have heard that Google was rolling out a new Android Market, complete with book and movie rentals.  You also might have heard it would coming in the next few weeks.  Well thanks to an anonymous source (possibly with a time machine) you can grab it today.

Hit the download link, and install it from your SD card like any other app.  Fair warning -- we don't know if there will be any complications from doing this, but we haven't seen any so far.  Use your best judgement.  Discuss it in the forums!

Download: New Android Market

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