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3 years ago

Is this the LTE Android smartphone Verizon's CFO has been carrying?

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Once upon a time (way back in early September) we relayed a tale of a mysterious Android phone with LTE markings being packed by none other than Verizon's chief financial officer. Might the above LG device, sent in to Engadget, be that mysterious device? Can't say at this point, but the LTE branding in unmistakable. The front-facing camera is pretty obvious, too, and the not-so-subtle "HD" logo near the rear-facing camera, which like means 720p or (gasp) 1080p video recording. Other than that? Gonna have to wait, folks. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

HTC Knight headed to Sprint?

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We're not really sure what to make of this one, but word is that the HTC Knight is destined for Sprint, and something on it slides.  Apparently the source behind the rumor has access to the device (or at least the ROM itself) and the words "do not slide screen in/out during operation" are hidden away in a menu.  That could mean that this has a sliding keyboard, or something else, but that's really anyone's guess at this point.  I've even heard stirrings of a T-Mobile G2-style device headed for Sprint, but for now even I'm not going there.

Now that the word is out, expect rumors and leaks if this one turns out to be as close to release as was reported, which is within two weeks.  We've got our ears on.  [XDA-Developers via Pocketnow]

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3 years ago

What if the G2 was in these movie classics? [video]

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What makes a movie a classic? Truthfully, there is no simple answer to that question. If there was, every movie production company in the business would be throwing big bucks your way.

But for now, while you try to figure out that secret formula, here are a few movies that are undoubtedly classics: The Usual Suspects, Citizen Kane, Terminator 2, Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, and Back to the Future

Now take those movies and toss a little Android in them -- and what do you get? Well, the collegiate dudes and dudettes over at College Humor did just that. With a little help from T-Mobile's G2 (our review), all those classics listed above, well -- changed. Have a look for yourself. Oh, and don't forget that popcorn. Video after the break. [College Humor] Thanks, Lisa!

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S2 -- I want to believe

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 rumor has been floating around the internet for several months now.  It's been discussed by Android enthusiasts at various blogs, and in our own forums as well, and generally written off as an Android phone-geeks dream.  Have a look at it's supposed specs:

  • 4.3-inch SAMOLED2 display at 1280x720 and 340 dpi
  • 2 GHz CPU
  • 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, 32 GB storage with microSD slot for cards up to 32 GB
  • 8 MP camera with full HD video recording
  • Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, A-GPS
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and all the other Android standards
  • Running Android 3.0

Its supposed release date is Q1 2011.  Why are we revisiting this now?  We've seen HTC's new hardware in the Desire HD and Desire Z/Vision, and Motorola has shown us the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global, but Samsung has been quiet about their future plans for a high end phone. I'm sure they have something in the works, and Samsung likes to go big in the hardware department.  I'm pretty certain that this isn't really the next Samsung Android phone, but I have to wonder how close they can get.  I'd buy it, and I'm sure more than a handful of you guys would, too.  [itrans (Russian) via UnwiredView]

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3 years ago

HTC Desire HD now available from Vodafone UK

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It was only yesterday that we reported that the HTC Desire HD is now available from the mobile network 3 in the UK. Now, Vodafone is joining the club by offering the highly anticipated device. 

The 4.3-inch phone can be had with a variety of different plans:

  • Free at either a £35, £45 or £55/month, depending on what type of plan you prefer
  • £99 at £30/month
  • £199 at £25/month

UK residents should enjoy the fact that the Desire HD is starting to hit the market and is now available on two of their biggest carriers. [Vodafone via BGR]

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3 years ago

Adobe releases Max Companion app for next week's conference

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Adobe is hosting its Adobe Max conference today through Wednesday in Los Angeles. It brings together designers, developers and business leaders to discuss the current state of technology and emerging trends. 

Adobe has also developed an app to help those attending be a little more organized. The app features:

  • Max Agenda
  • Detailed session information
  • Speaker list
  • A personalized Max schedule
  • Maps for all the venues
  • Updates news about Max sessions and social events
  • Max information, such as ATM locations, wireless shuttle service and more)

If you're on your way to Adobe Max or are already there, consider downloading the Max Companion app; it will make your life a lot easier. [Adobe via Twitter]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab available Nov. 10?

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The T-Mobile Galaxy Tab will be available Nov. 10th, according to a leaked slide deck. Just days after Verizon announced that its version will be available on Nov. 11, T-Mobile's plans were leaked. We learned of pricing a few weeks ago, which will be $399 with a contract, $649 without. No word yet on data plan pricing, but that is sure to be announced soon. 

That makes two carriers out of the four; if Sprint and AT&T follow suit around the same time, we should be in for an exciting few days in the second week of November. [TmoNews]

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3 years ago

Gingerbread man arrives at Google HQ [video]

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Look who dropped in for a visit at Google HQ -- it's the Gingerbread man, poised to join the rest of the tasty treats on the lawn at Google.  There's no word on any announcement or code dropping, but it can't be too much longer now that this big fella is on site.  Google's own unboxing video after the break. [via AndroidDev, TechCrunch]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile LG Optimus T breaks cover, gets benchmarked

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We still don't have a firm sale date for the LG Optimus T (see our hands on here), but it's showing up in some T-Mobile locations, and even getting benchmarked.  It's clearly no speed demon, but our tipster says "Overall real-world system performance isn't too bad, though it obviously lacks horsepower."  We also are told the soft-touch coating feels pretty nice in the hand, and it's not full of nasty surprises in the app drawer.  It's clear that this one has entry level written all over it, but it does have some perks we can't overlook --  it ship with Froyo on board (nice work there LG), and my wife reminds me that it comes in purple.  Thanks to you-know-who!

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