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3 years ago

Hands-on redux with the Toshiba Thrive (now with Honeycomb)

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It's been more than six months since we brought you the first look at what's now known as the Toshiba Thrive. Back in January, at CES, it was little more than a relatively monster piece of hardware -- including a full SD card slot and USB 2.0 port. Today, it's running Honeycomb. Our man Jared DiPane got a quick and dirty look at the Thrive at the Digital Experience event tonight in New York City, which we present to you here.

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3 years ago

HTC EVO 4G+ caught on video

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The HTC EVO 4G+, a.k.a. the HTC Rider, has been caught on video at a Korean Youtube channel.  The EVO 4G+ is basically the EVO 3D, with WiBro (Korea's version of WiMax 4G), and no 3D camera or playback.  As you can see in the video, the snappy operation and Sense 3.0 are there, and on the hardware side the specs (minus the dual cameras and network specs) are the same.  In place of the 3D setup you find on Sprint's version, the EVO 4G+ will have a 1080p capable 8MP rear and 1.3 MP front cameras.  Further details and an official announcement haven't popped up just yet, but for all intents are purposes it looks like Korea is getting it's own 3D-less EVO 3D.

Source: Reviewyang. More: PocketnowThanks, HustleHard101!

 Update: And it's official, folks.

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3 years ago

Bloatware removal on the EVO 3D, average data usage on LTE [From the Forums]

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Told you all we had plenty more reviews and such left in us for this week but we're not done quite yet. Although, we may have take slow down a little to play the Angry Birds update. While we do that, you guys should check out some of the forums threads below or jump in there and start up some of your own.

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

Sprint EVO 3D's pre-launch update might need an update itself

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Phone dialer disappears from lock screen after update

It's a phrase we've heard all too often: "Looking at it, something just ain't right." What you see here is the lockscreen on the Sprint HTC EVO 3D after we applied that pre-launch update that fixed a bug in the calendar. As Ozzie1p points out in the Android Central Forums, it looks like it unfixed something in the phone dialer, as the shortcut no longer appears there, nor does it show in the list of apps from which we can chose to put on the lock screen. Whoopsie.

Changing scenes didn't seem to fix it, but a hard reset does, for that what's worth. (So if you get the update first thing and lose the phone dialer, just do a hard reset before setting up your phone.) If anybody else has any better fixes, sing out in the forum thread linked below.

Regardless, it looks like we'll be needing an update for that update, please and thank you.

More: EVO 3D Forums

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3 years ago

Angry Birds Seasons Summer Pignic update now live in the Market

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We heard yesterday it was coming this summer, and technically it's summer.  If you have the Angry Birds Season app installed through the official Android Market, the latest pig pounding update is sitting there ready for you.  Promising a new level every day for a month, it looks like another cool update for one of the most popular mobile apps of all time.

Folks who have installed Angry Birds Seasons through the Amazon app store or other markets, no word on when you'll get this one, but it shouldn't be long.  The link to the Android Market version is after the break.

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3 years ago

Best Buy stores opening early on June 24 for launch of HTC EVO 3D

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Are you headed off to Best Buy on Friday to get you hands on an HTC EVO 3D? If so, make sure you get there early. Best Buy has now announced store location will indeed be only early on June 24 to fill demand for the device. Best Buy stores, along with select Best Buy Mobile specialty locations, will open at 8 a.m. local time. Plenty of time for you to grab your new HTC EVO 3D and fire it up before you head on into work -- unless, you're planning on being *cough* sick *cough* that day. Full press release is after the break.

EVO 3D SpecsEVO 3D ForumsEVO 3D Accessories

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3 years ago

LG Optimus 3D review

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Begun, the 3D war has.  And whether you're a fan, or a skeptic, there are going to be two high-end phones you can't ignore this summer that have embraced 3D technology.  First out of the gate (but just barely) is the LG Optimus 3D.  It's a specs powerhouse, LG is promoting it as the world's first "Tri-dual" architecture smartphone with its dual-core OMAP 4 CPU, dual-channel RAM, and dual-channel board configuration.  It's a beast, no matter what criteria you use to measure beastliness. 

There's more to user experience than specifications though.  LG has went all out with a newly revamped UI on top of Android, as well as applications to support the 3D tech in the Optimus 3D.  We've kicked the Optimus 3D around for a while, and put it through the paces, so have a look after the break and see how the sum of the parts works as a whole before it hits AT&T later this summer as the Thrill 4G.

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3 years ago

Rogers lowers pricing for the LG Optimus Pad

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We're guessing someone at Rogers corporate offices woke up from their money-filled dreams and realized that if you want to sell tablets, they need to be somewhat reasonably priced if you're also going to be taking on a new 3-year contract as well as handing over $300 or more in cold, hard cash.

With this realization came a price drop for the LG Optimus Pad which was previously set at $449 and is now sitting at $254 with a 3-year contract while the outright cost, no-contract drops to $549 from $699. Still pretty hefty but hey, it's still less then a Motorola Xoom. That has to count for something, right?

Source: Rogers; via: MobileSyrup

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3 years ago

Huawei Glory will bring high-end Android to Cricket for $300

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Are you ready for a high-end Android phone, on a prepaid unlimited $45 plan, checking in at under $300?  Cricket Wireless thinks you are, and will be offering the Huawei Glory to foot the bill.  Checking in with a 1.4 GHz CPU, a 4-inch 854x480 screen, an 8MP camera and Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3), the Glory looks like it's filling the promises we heard last year about high-end, low cost components that will push Android into as many hands as possible.

According to Sasha Segan (PCMag), Huawei has edited a few things away from stock, but the Glory doesn't have a heavy manufacturer skin.  It does have a huge 1900 mAh battery and a very bright LCD screen.  To sweeten the whole pot, Huawei also says the Glory will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich when it's available.

Will great phones on pre-paid carriers (see the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile) become commonplace?  I certainly hope so.

Source: PCMag. Thanks, Ilya!

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3 years ago

Samsung brings the Series 5 Chromebook to Europe

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Samsung announced today that the Series 5 Chromebook will be available in parts of Europe starting June 24.  Folks in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands will be able to get their hands on the worlds first retail Chromebook for €399 for the Wifi model (£349 in the UK) and €449 for the 3G model (£399 in the UK).  Over the coming months the rest of Europe will see these become available as well. 

If you're not familiar with the specs, have a look here.  The concept  is simple -- hardware that runs everything through the Chrome browser.  It's a throwback to the days of terminal/server computing, but done with the modern cloud.  We had a good look at the new Chromebooks at Google I/O, and I have to admit -- they have me intrigued.  They are pricey, but look beautiful and will give the masses a chance to try Google's Chrome OS on hardware designed for it.  We should be getting a couple of our own here shortly, and we'll give them a work over.  In the meantime, the Chromebook forums are open for business.  Hit the break to see the full press release.

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