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3 years ago

Motorola XOOM WiFi-only version now available in Canada

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Although the Motorola XOOM has been available for a while in the U.S., the WiFi only version is now making its way to Canada. Pre-orders began quite some time ago but as of yesterday Best Buy and Future Shop are now taking shipment orders online with in store availability happening on April 8. As expected, retail cost still remains at $599.99 for the WiFi only version. Be sure to check out all of our previous Motorola XOOM coverage, and by all means if you're looking for more info hit our forums. Full press release can be found after the break. [Motorola]

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3 years ago

LinkedIn for Android now out of beta and available in the Android Market

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After having earned user approval after a long open beta testing period, LinkedIn for Android has finally hit the Android Market and is now ready for mass consumption. If you are looking to download the app you will need a device running Android 2.1 or higher. You'll find the current release sitting at v1.0.0.

Having done some of the beta testing myself I can say overall, the application is built rather well. No doubt it'll see some updates as it gets into the hands of more users but for now, it's certainly worth a look if you're looking to maintain your account on the go If you've got a LinkedIn account and haven't grabbed it, jump on past the break for the download link.

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3 years ago

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab getting an update to help battery life, e-mail

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Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (conveniently called the Samsung Galaxy Tab) is in the midst of getting a software update, it seems. The 34.6MB  update to software version EC02 does the following:

  • Enhanced browser performance and speed.
  • Searching for Wifi hotspots doesn't hurt battery life.
  • Improvements to e-mail, including proper linking, time in the status bar shows when the email was received, download Word docs, send multiple name cards, open 5MB video attachments, fonts better sized.

Look for it to push out, oh, any time now.

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3 years ago

Barnes & Noble opens up development for Nook-specific applications

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An e-mail just dropped from Barnes & Noble, bringing details of its upcoming wave of new applications. First off, devs are now able to register and start submitting apps at NookDeveloper.com. The usual revenue split is present -- 70 percent to the developer, 30 percent to BN. There will be free and paid apps, and -- wait for it -- free trials. Apps will need approval from BN before being released to the public.

In addition, developers will have:

  • Access to “Developer Mode” services, which will enable adb (Android Debugging Bridge) access on NOOK Color to facilitate application development and debugging
  • Public and private interaction with other developers and NOOK App Developer technical experts
  • Early access to development tools, APIs, resources and services
  • An app review/acceptance process that will follow the company’s content acceptance policies as with books to ensure the content is appropriate for the Barnes & Noble customer

We're still awaiting that major framework update, but it's coming. Looks like big things are still ahead for the Nook Color. Full text of the e-mail from BN is after the break, and be sure to swing by our Nook Color forums.

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3 years ago

Cellular South getting the HTC Desire 2, along with the Wildfire S

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OK, all you boys and girls on Cellular South. Got a couple new phones to whet your appetite. And they would be the HTC Desire II (see our hands-on) and the HTC Wildfire S (hands-on). Neither sequel is a huge surprise -- Cell South had both the original Desire (read our review) and the original Wildfire (see review of Alltel version).

Don't know just when we'll see the Desire 2 or the Wildfire S on Ceulluar South, but they're definitely on their way. And for you Windows Phone 7 fans, it looks like the HTC 7 Pro is headed that way, too. Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

Alltel presents Motorola Milestone X along with Samsung Gem, HTC Merge, LG Axis

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Regional carrier Alltel this morning is pimping its freshly filled out Android line. It's got some high-end but aging entries, as well as a couple low-enders. Let's break it down:

  • Motorola Milestone X: That's the Droid X to those of you on Verizon. Same 4.3-inch touchscreen and 1GHz processor.
  • LG Axis: Android 2.1 on a 3.2-inch touchscreen. Has been available for a couple months now.
  • HTC Merge: The near-mythical horizontal slider. It's available for pre-order now, and you can find it in some stores.
  • Samsung Gem: Another 3.2 mid-ranger.

If you ask us to get excited about any of those phones, we'd have to answer the Milestone X and Merge, of course. But it's good to see low-end options, too. Full presser's available at the source link. [Businesswire]

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3 years ago

Gingerbread for European Galaxy S coming 'mid-April', says Samsung Finland

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In the latest chapter in the ongoing Galaxy S Gingerbread saga, Samsung Finland has updated its official blog with the news that Finnish Galaxy S owners (and other Europeans too, presumably) will get the update in "mid-April". Samsung adds that the Gingerbread update currently in the final stages of testing.

This more or less jives with what we've heard from British carrier Three, which expects to push Gingerbread to its Galaxy S customers in the "next couple of weeks". If you can't wait the extra seven days (or longer, depending on your carrier) and you're feeling brave, you could always check out the leaked Galaxy S Gingerbread build which we reported a couple of weeks ago.

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3 years ago

The Masters Golf Tournament - Get the app today!

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With The Masters golf tournament starting today, it's nice to see that an official app has been released for anyone looking to keep up to date on the action. The Masters app has some nice features added to it, and it even works on the Motorola Xoom -- although it's not fully optimized for it.

  • Real time scoring - Interact with the live Leader Board, which features up-to-the-minute scoring and video highlights of the greatest moments on the course
  • Course overview - Detailed course information with imagery, flyover videos, and par and yardage for each of the Masters Tournament’s prestigious 18 holes
  • Live radio - Live streaming radio coverage from Augusta National
  • Comprehensive news coverage - Pairings, tee times, player information, alerts, and all of the latest news and updates from the Masters Tournament.

If you're not able to catch The Masters at home or just want to check out the app while taking it all, the official app is available in the Android Market right now for free. Jump on past the break for the download link and images of it on the Motorola Xoom. [Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile confirms Sidekick 4G coming to stores on April 20 for $99

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Radioshack already outed the date, and now T-Mobile on Twitter has confirmed that April 20 is the day you can pick up the Sidekick 4G (see our hands-on from CTIA) in stores. It'll go for a mere $99 on contract. April 20 also is the same day the T-Mobile G2X drops in stores. Different strokes for different folks. [@TMobile]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile confirms: LG G2X online April 15, in stores April 20 for $199 on contract

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We broke the news yesterday, and today T-Mobile confirms: the LG G2X will be available online starting April 15 for $199 on contract and after $50 rebate or if you prefer, $499 with no contract. You'll be able to pick one up in stores starting April 20. Who's ready for some 4-inch dual-core goodness? [@TMobile]

Update: Off-contract pricing is $499.

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