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3 years ago

HTC ChaCha gets caught with AT&T branding

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We've seen it sitting in the FCC with AT&T's 3G bands on board, so it only makes sense that we're now seeing the HTC ChaCha show up with some AT&T branding as well. Still now word on when the Facebook phone will get an official release but if you look for some clues in the photos you can see the date shows the Mobile World Congress announcement and next to it, July 17. Take from that what you will.

Source: Pocketnow

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3 years ago

HTC EVO 3D now available for pre-order if you're a premier customer

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The HTC EVO 3D can now be pre-ordered by Sprint premier customers directly from the Sprint website.  The latest and greatest from Sprint will cost you $199 with a new or renewed two year agreement, which seems like a fair price for the high performance that oozes out of that thing.  Check out our initial review and see for yourself.

Late last night when the pre-order went live, the Sprint website was getting hammered by buyers and lookers alike, so interest seems to be as high as anticipated.  Ordering early and direct from Sprint might not be a bad idea if you're able.  The rest of us will just have to wait until the stroke of midnight a few days from now.  And here's hoping for overnight shipping!

Source: Sprint; via Android Central forumsThanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Droid Incredible 2 gets S-OFF treatment

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The Droid Incredible 2 has been on plenty of developers' hit lists since its release. But until now, the full potential of the device has never been unleashed. Now, thanks to the AlphaRev Team, it can be unlocked, perma-rooted and is now ready for custom ROM's as soon as ROM cookers can get some together. The device isn't officially on the supported device list as of yet but, it will be soon now that this testing phase has been completed.

Source: AlphaRev
More: Droid Incredible 2 forums; Thanks, xgunther!

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3 years ago

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G review

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The phone so nice, we're reviewing it twice

This is the HTC Sensation 4G. Look familiar? It should -- you likely just read Alex Dobie's excellent review of the European version, the HTC Sensation. So we've now got it here in the states, on T-Mobile. And that's where the "4G" part comes in. This one has access to T-Mobile (USA's) HSPA+ network, meaning faster data speeds.

The Sensation 4G also brings along the latest version of HTC Sense, along with Android 2.3.3. That's Gingerbread, folks.

We're going to take a slightly different look here at the Sensation 4G for our second time around. Less clinical, more colorful. Again, go back and check out Alex's HTC Sensation review. It's a must-read. As for me? I'm smitten. And it's going to show.

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3 years ago

New GGTracker Trojan imitates Android Market to lure you in

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Have a good, close look at the image above.  That's how the latest piece of malware will be trying to trick you into installing it -- by trying to get you to believe you're at the Android Market.  The malware is called GGTracker, and it will try to sign you up for premium text messaging, leading to extra charges on your cell phone bill.

The people over at Lookout came across it, and wanted to be sure we all share the not-so-good news about how this one operates.  It happens when you click a malicious in-app advertisement -- your browser opens to the URL in the image, looking just like the Market, in hopes that you'll install the fake (in this case a Battery Saver app) application.  Also spotted was a version that claims to be an adult app (com.space.sexypic).  After you click to install it, you're directed to install via the download notification.  For now, it doesn't appear that this one is in the Android Market -- which means it might stay around for a while.

There are three easy ways to prevent this:

  1. Disable sideloading completely (or use AT&T as your carrier -- zing!)
  2. Use Lookout premium's Safe Browsing feature
  3. Pay attention to what's happening.  The Android Market will never open in your browser.  You'll also never be prompted to manually download an app from the Android Market.

This may be a no-brainer to many of us, but be sure to make your not-so-Android-savvy friends and family know.  This comes with the territory folks.  Combine popularity with the ability to install any apps you like, and there's bound to be an ^&$#*@! or two out there.  It's no fun for anyone, but I'll still take it over the alternative.

Source: Lookout blog

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3 years ago

Cut the Rope for Android coming Friday

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Might it finally be here? Might Cut the Rope finally be released for Android? If the CTRAndroid Twitter account -- newly created and pinging the hell out of the Android blogs -- is any indication, we could well see it on Friday, folks.

Question is, is it teasing the Android Market (while at the same time mistakenly calling it an App Store), or is it headed to the Amazon Appstore? Either one's likely, though the latter has been scoring some nice exclusives of late. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

Source: CTRAndroid

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3 years ago

Tiered data, apps on the Galaxy Tab 10-inch [From the forums]

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Another Monday, and we're ready to rock for the rest of the week. We've got some device reviews and plenty of apps to cover this week so needless to say -- you'll want to be tuned in for all the action. Make sure you hit up the Android Central forums for all your Android help, ROMS and 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

Motorola Droid 3 shows up in online benchmark results

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The Motorola Droid 3 has shown up in some GLBenchmark 2.0 online results, and they are looking good.  Right off the bat -- I don't think benchmark tests are the true mark of user experience (perhaps you've read this?).  You can only get the real picture by holding and using the device the way you would normally use it.  Having said that, the numbers are pretty impressive, and show just how well the OMAP 4 and PowerVR SGX 540 can crunch those triangles. 

In the Egypt benchmark (it's one of the most demanding GL benchmarks in the GLBenchmarks testing suite) the Droid 3 was only beaten out by the Optimus 3D and its "Tri-dual" technology.  In a less demanding benchmark that allows software to have more influence, the Droid 3 still performs well, landing right among the latest and greatest from other manufacturers.  That graphic is after the break.

The hardware looks like it can do the job.  Let's hope the software can keep up, and we have a real 3G powerhouse for Verizon this summer.

Source: Anandtech via Droid matters

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3 years ago

ITV Player for Android launches in the UK

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British TV network ITV has brought its catch-up TV service ITV Player to Android, with the launch of an official app. Just like the recently-released BBC iPlayer app, ITV Player allows viewers to watch shows broadcast from the past seven days across ITV's four channels. At the moment, though, there's no live streaming option included.

The ITV Player app is available for free on devices running Android 2.2 or higher in the UK. Join us after the jump for the Android Market link and QR code.

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3 years ago

Verizon employees get tipped off of changes to data pricing

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Need more before you believe rumors of data plan and rate changes coming to Verizon?  We don't blame you, confirmation is always a good thing, and we just got some.  Some Verizon employees have received a message from South Area VP of Marketing and Sales Lee Williams that confirms changes are coming.  Of course Mr. Williams puts a positive spin on it all, and for most consumers, it probably will save some money.  Unfortunately, many of us aren't the average consumer, so we don't see the changes in quite the same happy view that others will.

Hit the break to read the transcript of the message that went out earlier today.

Thanks, Nerdy Desi!

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