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3 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt case review: Qmadix Snap-On Cover with Holster

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The Qmadix Snap-On cover for the HTC Thunderbolt is durable, slim, and easy to install case ideal for a basic level of protection. Qmadix leaves much of the Thunderbolt revealed while protecting the corners, back, and sides. It's easy-on/easy-off, with no snapping, pulling, jamming or contorting necessary.

It's ribbed surface gives you some confidence when you're pulling it out of your pocket-- one thing you can't call this case is slippery. One thing about the ridges, though, is a bit of bulk: you'll notice a thickness that the Barely There case lacks, but by no means is the Qmadix a porker. The case has a nice rubberized finished that makes it feel pretty great in hand.

The Qmadix cover comes with a holster that also looked and felt really nice. It too has ridges to match the cover, as well as a super-soft inner surface that's oh-so-gentle on your Thunderbolt's screen.

The Qmadix cover isn't going to cut it for the super clumsy, and the platicky holster isn't designed for mega impact. But if you're looking for a stylish cover that doesn't add much bulk and will protect your Bolt from the perils of your pocket, you'd be hard pressed to complain about Qmadix. Hit the break for a few more pics.

The Qmadix Snap-On Cover with Holster for the HTC Thunderbolt is on sale now in the Android Central store for $24.95.

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3 years ago

Pocket Legends optimized for Xperia Play and In-App Billing

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Spacetime Studios has released an update for its popular MMO, Pocket Legends. The new update turns Pocket Legends into an Xperia Play enhanced game, and makes Google's In-App Billing a choice for all you Archers and Warriors out there. 

Today, Pocket Legends has been updated over 200 times and has been played in 200 countries around the world. But the most surprising number to date is the amount of people that have played Pocket Legends. The MMO has also been played by four million people. Granted, this number includes Pocket Legends iOS players, but still -- that's a lot of people playing a portable MMO. Anyone here playing this game? Commercial after the break.

Source: Pocket Legends

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3 years ago

Logitech Revue gets security update

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If you've noticed a software update hitting your Logitech Revue over the past day or so, it's nothing more major than a little security update, Logitech says. Nothing more, nothing less.

We're still on the lookout for Android 3.1 to hit Google TV devices, bringing a whole lot of Android awesomesauce that should put a good bit more functionality into these little set top box wonders that so far have largely underwhelmed.

Source: Logitech

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3 years ago

Opera Mobile 11.1 brings better text support, faster page rendering, Flash on Honeycomb

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Opera has released Opera Mobile 11.1. The big strokes are that Google text and autocomplete are improved, the rendering engine should be faster, and there's now experimental support for Adobe Flash on Honeycomb tablets. Here's the full breakdown:

Improvements include:

  • Added support for Google AutoComplete
  • Added ability to search directly from the address bar
  • Added intelligent domain suggest which suggests your most used domain endings
  • Added support for country domain auto-complete such as .ru or .id
  • Added user agent setting
  • Improved CSS, HTML5 standards support
  • Improved text selection
  • A dded support for Google voice search
  • Added exit button option
  • Added support for external keyboard in Honeycomb
  • Added experimental support for Flash in Honeycomb
  • Added support for downloading multimedia files
  • Cache is now stored in Android cache directory
  • Web Search intent support
  • Fix for LTE network speed limit
  • Fix for force close related to volume keys
  • Fix for Opera locking in landscape mode
  • Fix so that 7" 800x480 tablets will get tablet UI
  • Fix for problems with colors on ZT-180 devices
  • Fix for several crash bugs (including crash at startup)
  • Permissions: See bit.ly/opera_permissions
  • General bug fixes and improvements

Check out Opera's video walkthrough after the break.

More: Opera; Thanks, Stephenn!

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3 years ago

Android App Review: Impel

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If any of you out there are anything like me, there might be, from time to time, an occasion where you could just make your phone do things all automatic-like. If you don't feel like shelling out $10 for Locale or getting a programming degree to work Tasker, where are you to turn?

It pleases me to no end to introduce you to Impel, a relative newcomer to the event manager scene that aims to do what you want, plus a little more. Impel wants to do one thing and one thing only: automate nearly anything you could think of your phone doing. And it does it well.

Join me after the break for the lowdown on how Impel works, why it's great, and why it's the app for everyone.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II announced for Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel in Canada

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Probably not the news folks in the U.S. have been waiting for, but for Canadians it should come as no surprise after the many leaks, rumors and confirmations that the Samsung Galaxy S II has now gone official across Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel. 

Bell and Virgin Mobile are remaining quite when it comes to launch dates and pricing while SaskTel revaled they'll be putting it up for $79.99 on a new three-year contract. If that's not enough for you, Bell has their splash page set up now and are giving away 10 Samsung Galaxy S II devices.

Need more info?  You can check out hands-on review or hit up the source links below for each carriers press release announcements. Now, we'll just sit around and wait for some U.S. carrier announcements.

Sources: Bell, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel; via: Phandroid

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3 years ago

Skype brings UI update for all, video calling for a few

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Fire up Skype today, and you'll be greeted with a nicely redesigned user interface, as well as the ability to use SMS from Skype. But that's not the big feature the internet calling giant is really pimping. Video calling is finally officially here -- but only for a select few phones. Yeah, there's that leaked build that's been out for months. But if you've got any of the following phones (and this is going to hurt for most of us here in the U.S.), you can now officially make video calls. The support phones are:

  • HTC Desire S
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
  • Google Nexus S

Not exactly a comprehensive list, but things have to start somewhere, we suppose. Quick video and download links are after the break.

More: Skype

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3 years ago

HTC Desire Gingerbread update 'in testing'

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As promised, HTC has offered Desire owners some news on the status of the phone's Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, saying they've begun testing on it this week. In a post on its official Facebook page, the manufacturer said --

Hi all- We're excited to share that we are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week. When we have an update on availability we'll post another announcement. Thanks for your support!

There's still no word on which apps have been cut to allow HTC to cram Gingerbread and Sense onto the Desire's 512MB of internal storage, nor any official comment on reports that Aussie carrier Telstra plans to ditch Sense entirely to get Gingerbread on its Desire handsets. For its part, Telstra is now echoing today's statement from HTC, saying the software is "in testing", and listing an August release window.

Source: HTC on Facebook, Telstra

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3 years ago

EVO 3D hits the FCC with 1700MHz 3G -- doesn't mean it's hitting T-Mobile, though

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What you see before you here is the FCC label for the HTC EVO 3D. The EVO 3D that ZOMG has a T-Mobile 3G radio inside!

Gets you going, doesn't it? There are a couple of possibilities here: One is that, sure enough, it's coming to T-Mobile in the United States. But the other, more likely scenario is that it'll hit something like Wind Mobile or Mobilicity in Canada, which, in addition to being a GSM carrier, also rolls with the 1700MHz.

It's nice to get excited about these things, folks. But let's not put the cart before the horse.

Source: FCC; via Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Samsung quietly announces the Conquer 4G

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Ready for a mid range 4G phone on the Sprint network?  If so, it looks like the Samsung Conquer 4G will be right up your alley.  Samsung posted some details about this one on their website today, and it looks to be a solid entry level Android smartphone:

  • 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 3.2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Android 2.3 (without TouchWiz and with Sprint ID)
  • Tri-Band CDMA (including the 800MHz frequencies)

While this one won't be in the same league as phones like the EVO 3D, mostly stock Android and a 4G radio make it something to have a look at.  Nobody has mentioned anything about prices or dates just yet, but we imagine Sprint will have something to say soon.

Source: Samsung via Phonescoop

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