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4 years ago

Motorola Cliq XT now available for $129, not $99 as first believed

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T-Mobile has officially launched the Motorola Cliq XT. That's the good news. The bad news is that contrary to what we previously were told by TMoToday, the Cliq XT will retail for $129 on new 2-year contract and not the previously rumored $99. The slight price bump isn't ideal and leaves us a bit disappointed but hey, what can you do, carriers rarely "get" pricing like we would want them to. In any case, the Motorola Cliq XT is a full touchscreen device that runs Motoblur. And it's pretty nice. [t-mobile]

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4 years ago

Hey, that's a silver HTC Desire!

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If you ever wondered what an HTC Desire looked like in silver, now you know. And it looks pretty awesome. The silver HTC Desire is much more eye-catching than the "urban brown" version and there's just something futuristic looking about the all silver device, isn't there? But as awesome as the silver HTC Desire looks, we're not sure we'd pick it over the traditional one, there's something appealing about that brownish/blackish undertone that we can't explain. What about you guys? Do you prefer silver or brown?

Hit the jump for more pictures of the silver HTC Desire!

[xda developers]

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4 years ago

Motorola Droid's Android 2.1 update to be rolled out OTA starting Thursday

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Update 3/17: And we got even better details on the roll-out. Head here.

And just like that, we now have the date for the official Motorola Droid's Android 2.1 update. It was just approved today and will be rolled out in batches of 250,000 starting this Thursday, March 18, at high noon (EDT). So if you don't get it in the first batch, hang on for a little bit. Or, even better, once we have the download link it should be no problem to apply the update manually, just as we did for Android 2.0.1.

Hang in there a little while longer, people. We're close. In the meantime, here's a new thread to muck up while you're waiting. And thanks, anon!

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4 years ago

Motorola Droid update gets some details

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The above just popped onto Verizon's Web site and, well, you can plainly see it's pointing to the impending Android 2.1 update. We'll let you read through the thing yourself, but there's live wallpapers, pinch-to-zoom, voice-to-text everywhere ... basically all the good stuff that you've been waiting on for so long.

Anybody actually seeing the update yet? And in the meantime, join the conversation in our Droid update forum. [pdf link] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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4 years ago

HTC Tattoo not getting Eclair after all

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It appears the rumors that the HTC Tattoo will receive an official update to Eclair weren't true.  James over at Tracy and Matt has received an official response from HTC that pretty much shoots down the rumor with just one line:

"Currently there are no plans to update the HTC Tattoo with éclair."

HTC has been known to change its mind, and Tattoo owners can only hope that it happens again.  The Tattoo for sure isn't a powerhouse, but it's a nice little phone that fills a niche in Android's lineup.  Since the Tattoo was released just last November, it's pretty disheartening to find out that it's already reached the end of it's software update path.   Any readers using one of these small sexy phones?  Sound off in the comments! [Tracy and Matt's blog]

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4 years ago

ZumoDrive now available on Android

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Android 1.6+ ZumoDrive, a cloud media storage/streaming/sync solution, is now available for Android. Here's the skinny: Install an app on your computer, and media (music, photos and the like) become accessible through the ZumoDrive app on your phone. You get 1 gigabyte of storage for starters (take a tour and get it upped to 2GB), and tiered pricing is available, from 10GB for $2.99 a month to a whopping 500GB for $79.99 a month. [ZumoDriveMarket link]

 

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4 years ago

AT&T, Rogers get their own 3G-compatible Nexus One (finally!)

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It was a bit of a disappointment when we learned that despite being an unlocked GSM device, the Nexus One would only get 3G on T-Mobile in the United States. That has ended, as Google is now selling a Nexus One with the AT&T and Rogers (Canada) 3G bands of 850 and 1900MHz. This isn't a great surprise, as we'd seen it go through the FCC already and even got a tip just the other day.

It's the same unlocked phone, and the same price of $529. So, who's regretting that earlier purchase now? [Google]

(p.s.: And you Verizon types? Sorry, keep waiting. )

(p.p.s.: Our pal Michael points out that Bell and Telus users are good to go here, too.)

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4 years ago

We get it -- the Nexus One didn't sell as many as the Droid or iPhone ...

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Here's another one of those charts that shows (and when we say "shows," we mean estimates) just how few units of the Nexus One Google has sold in comparison to the Motorola Droid and Apple's iPhone over the first 74 days that each was available.

And here's the sentence in which we again say comparing these things is ridiculous. Two of these phones are sold in stores. One of them is not. Two of these phones have received gianormous marketing campaigns, in print, online and on television. (And I'm pretty sure I saw somebody going door-to-door the other day.) One of these phones has received a push mainly through Google AdSense. That's no small potatoes, but it's hardly the same thing.

And so to the next company that plans on making this comparison, I beg you: Don't. [Flurry via Business Insider]

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4 years ago

Motorola Milestone receiving Android 2.1 In Bulgaria this week?

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Last week we reported the Milestone is/isn't getting Android 2.1. Now Engadget is reporting that the Milestone is getting Android 2.1 as soon as this week by March 20 -- as in Saturday -- leading the way for the rest of Europe to follow.

Meanwhile, all Droid users have been waiting for their long overdue 2.1 update. Hopefully with all of this in the air, this is a sign of things to come.  [Engadget]

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4 years ago

Canadians can finally buy pay apps in the Android Market

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Good news for those of you in Canada looking to spend your hard-earned pesos on the latest Sexy Bodies No. 38 Android app -- for-pay apps are finally available in the Android Market.

Now you, too, can shell out 2 Euros for the latest and greatest keyboard. You can drop 249 yen on the newest Twitter client. Dig deep for the 24,000 dinar to pay for that game you always wanted. It's about time. Congrats, and try not to spend it all in one place. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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