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2 years ago

It's OK, Verizon, we've all had that problem

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What? Who hasn't had their Twitter account hijacked? What other problem were you thinking about?

FWIW: Verizon seems to be master of its own Twitter domain again, saying "Attention everyone: yes our account was compromised. Please disregard those inappropriate tweets, we are in the process of fixing now."

Carry on, folks. Thanks, Shaun!

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for T-Mobile available Nov.16

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While Samsung went ahead and announced it previously, T-Mobile has now comfirmed the release date and pricing for their 4G enabled 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, it's got a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear camera and 2MP front camera and Samsung's TouchWiz UI on the 1024x600 display.

Beginning Nov. 16, T-Mobile will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for a $249.99 down payment at T-Mobile retail stores with a new two-year contract and a $50 MIR but that's only a down payment as you'll need a T-Mobile Value Mobile Broadband plan as well pay 20 interest free monthly payments of $10 on approved credit. That takes the grand total of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to $449.

If you're interested in grabbing one as soon as they're available, hit the source link and sign up for email updates. You can also jump past the break for the full press-release from T-Mobile.

Source: T-Mobile

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR Car Dock

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Read our full Droid Razr Review!

Looking for Droid RAZR accessories? Let's start with the excellent car dock. It's sort of your standard kit, with a ball-and-socket mounting assemble that can attach to your windshield, or your dash (with the help of a plasting mounting disc). There's a locking nut to make sure the whole unit stays put while still allowing articulation for that perfect viewing angle. And then it's time to get down to business.

Because the microUSB charging port is on top of the device, you'll slide the phone into the dock sideways, then snap in the bottom edge which is now on the right. It can take a little bit of practice at first because you also have to get the HSMI port to fit just right. (That's all where you see that big hump on the left.)

Once you're plugged in, Motorola's excellent car app takes over. You're greated with options for Navigation, Calling, Voice Search, Music and Main, and each button takes you to car versions of the respective apps, with large, easy-to-press buttons.

We're quite impressed with what Motorola's done here. It's a thoughtless process, which in turn shows the thoughtfulness of those who designed it. Because if you are going to use your phone at all in a vehicle, you need to think about it as little as possible and concentrate on driving.

We've got more pics and examples of the car apps after the break.

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2 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt gets a MIUI port; data connectivity still in the works

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The HTC Thunderbolt has been quite a doozy for developers, we saw it take quite a while for the CyanogenMod team to get working data and unfortunately it seems all developers are facing the same issues. Getting the 3G / 4G LTE to work on custom ROM's has not been an easy task, but that hasn't stopped anyone from trying.

XDA forums member DroidVicious has been hard at work ironing out the kinks of his MIUI port for the HTC Thunderbolt, and the only thing non-functional at this point is the data, and SMS which he believes will resolve itself once the data is fixed. Sure, this does mean it is not yet ready for everyday use, but it is a step closer to more choices for Thunderbolt owners. If you are feeling brave, or have a few hours to spare that you don't need data connectivity, give it a shot!

Source: XDA; Thanks, Michael!

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2 years ago

Rezound vs. RAZR, Dialer data [From the Forums]

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Wicked busy day for a Monday eh? New Nook Tablet, HTC and Sprint confirming some Ice Cream Sandwich love and Google+ Pages now popping up everywhere. If you missed out on any news from today be sure to jump on back a few pages and get ccaught up. Plus, you can head on into the Android Central forums for 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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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR HD Dock

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Read our full Droid Razr Review!

Here's a quick look at the HD Dock for the Motorola Droid RAZR. It's a simple enough accessory -- you plug in the phone and dock mode launches. It's got a trio of modes -- music, office and bedside (though we'd argue you could easily combine music and bedside if you play your cards right).

Just like with the car dock, the HD dock presents big, bold graphics that are intuitive and easy to hit when you're fumbling around in the middle of the night, or after a 3 p.m. highball in the boardroom.

It's also got a bevy a USB ports in the back along with HDMI out should you want to take advantage of the Webtop capability and run a full version of Firefox from the phone instead of using a real laptop or desktop computer at your desk. There's also a 3.5 mm jack for audio out.

Our only real niggle here is that unsightly bulge that sticks out, but that's what you get when the ports are on the top of the phone. If you can overlook that, you've got yourself a fine-looking dock here. We've got more pics after the break.

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2 years ago

Android Central has arrived on Google+ Pages

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With Google+ Pages now available we've gone ahead and set up our very own Android Central page for you all. Actually, Lloyd did it for us so make you drop by our page and give us a follow and don't be shy to hit that +1 button as you're checking things out!

Follow Android Central on Google+
And follow Mobile Nations on Google+

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2 years ago

U.S. Cellular announces the Samsung Repp along with a new phone and tablet trade-in program

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U.S Cellular has been busy getting ready to release the latest device to their ever expanding Android line-up. Announcing today, the Samsung Repp - an Android 2.3 powered smartphone with a a 3.2-inch HVGA LCD touchcreen, 3 megapixel camera, an 800 MHz processor and 2GB of expandable up-to 32GB storage. If you're looking to move into a starter Android the Samsung Repp is meant for you. 

In addition to the announcement of the Samsung Repp, U.S Cellular also announced a new phone and tablet trade-in program for customers. You can trade-in your old device, even if it's from a different carrier for a check up to $150. Until November 20th, activation fees for select devices are also waived. Check the U.S Cellular website for more deatils.

Source: U.S Cellular

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2 years ago

HTC Edge to be one of the first quad core smartphones in America

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For those of you who ever doubted just how fast the smartphone industry moves, here's a glimpse at the "next best thing": The HTC Edge appears to be one of the first quad-core smartphones heading to the U.S. The ladies and gentlemen over at pocketnow got their hands on the first render of the device, which shows a 4.7-inch megadisplay with 720p resolution atop four (yes four) 1.5 GHz cores of Tegra 3 goodness and 1GB RAM. You've also got an 8MP camera with HTC's new 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens technology. Now there are still a lot of holes: Carrier? Release date? LTE? And the four capacitve buttons pictured above hint at Gingerbread, but will that eventually be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich? Sit tight, this one's still a way's away, but it's always good to watch the horizon. 

Source: pocketnow

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid 4 appears again, this time in Verizon internal systems

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The Motorola Droid 4 has already been spotted in all its glory but there isn't a whole lot of info out there when it comes to a release date. Its been speculated that it would be a while yet before you can head on down to a retail location and pick one up given the Motorola Droid 3 hasn't been out all that long but we're not so sure about that.

Motorola has been busy as of late pushing devices out left and right and with the Motorola Droid 4 now appearing in some Verizon internal testing systems, we're inclined once again to believe it will arrive sooner rather then later. Either way -- we're positive this is not the last we'll hear of the device.

Source: Droid-Life

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