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3 years ago

T-Mobile myTouch Slide gets unboxed

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For many reasons, be it environmental, minimalist, etc., phone boxes have become bland and basic. Thankfully, it looks like T-Mobile has eschewed those type of simple boxes for packaging that is downright cool--the myTouch Slide is housed in a nicely designed, silver briefcase. 

Obviously, what's inside the box counts more than the box itself but it's clear that if this is the retail packaging for the myTouch Slide, that T-Mobile cares very much about the device. In non-box news, the guys at the Droid Sector have unboxed the myTouch Slide and played around with it, concluding that it's very fast. We'll judge for ourselves when we review it but in the meantime hit the jump for some pictures of the myTouch Slide!

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3 years ago

HTC Evo 4G clears the FCC

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With the slew of disappointing Android 2.1 update news today, here's something that'll get you excited for the weekend: the HTC Evo 4G just cleared the FCC. There's not much in details, but the WiMax is all there and it's using the 2500MHz band. We're going to just pretend and hope that clearing the FCC means the Evo 4G will soon be ready to rock and roll. If you need to remind yourself on how awesome the Evo 4G is, be sure to check out our hands on. [engadget]

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 11

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Audio-only stream below

Phil and Mickey are back to talk about some new Android hardware, a slew of new apps, announce the Nexus One contest winners and otherwise kick a bunch of Android butt.

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3 years ago

Verizon giving HTC Incredible owners some money back

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First some Nexus One owners found out they were getting the tax of their device refunded to them, now HTC Droid Incredible owners are being notified they will be getting some money back as well. It appears as though Verizon has figured out a way to lower shipping costs, I guess shipping them early helped, and they have reached out to owners via email informing them that they will be issued some sort of partial refund. While exact details, such as the amount, or how it will be received are still unknown, it is still good news for those Droid Incredible owners. For those who think you may be affected by this, check your email that is on file with Verizon, and if you come across any further details, let us know in the forums. Thanks Jonathan!

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3 years ago

First Sprint with Moment and Hero 2.1, now Verizon with Droid Eris 2.1 Information

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Well, 2.1 rumors are just flying around these days like no other, but this time it seems like something a little more concrete then a rumor. Verizon appears to have update their site showing an update for the Droid Eris as "coming soon". For those who watched the Droid 2.1 update unfold, you will remember we saw this prior to the release as well. It appears as though the new ROM version (2.36.605.1/Radio: 2.42.00.04.12) is in line with the latest leak that many of you are probably running. Timeframe on the release is still unknown, but this looks like some more concrete evidence that the Droid Eris will indeed see Android 2.1. Check out the full document with some more information after the jump. [via Verizon]

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3 years ago

Sprint responds to Hero and Moment 2.1 update questions...again

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Sprint has left new official word about the 2.1 eclair update for the still popular (but last generation) Samsung Moment and HTC Hero handsets.  It's not likely to make anyone happy, but it's exactly what we figured it would be.

Before we gather the pitchforks and torches and storm Kansas City, we need to try to remember that 1H 2010 (carrier speak for sometime before June 30) has been their official word all along.  Yeah, that doesn't make me any happier either, but what else can you do? [via Engadget] Thanks lastdetailwd for the tip!

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3 years ago

Android 101: What is RSS?

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Us Android nerds love acronyms. And one that we throw around an awful lot is "RSS." Let's take a look at what it is, and how (and why) you should use it. After the break, people.

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3 years ago

Sprint Evo 4G WiMax hotspot will definitely have a monthly charge

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The Sprint Evo 4G WiMax hotspot plans are starting to shape up internally, and it's not looking good if you were hoping Sprint would go the same route as Verizon and offer it up for free. (That said, we're talking WiMax and not just 3G EVDO, so ...) As you see above, "Special plans are being created for the Evo 4G because it is the first dual mode 3G/4G phone offered by Sprint." Also, the plans will have "a monthly recurring charge." That's really not that big a surprise, however unwelcome.

We're still unsure of an exact release date, though we're expecting it sooner rather than later. Let's just hope that the plans are reasonable (we've heard rumors of as much as $30 a month for hotspot access) and that WiMax lives up to its billing and that the rollout continues to smaller cities. One more shot of the info after the break.

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3 years ago

Get WaveSecure for 20 percent off!

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If you missed out on one of the 30 copies of WaveSecure we gave away, we're not done yet. For one month, you can get WaveSecure at a 20 percent discount if you use the promo code WS-ACENTRAL. That's 20 percent off what you'd pay for the peace of mind to know that you can locate your phone if it's lost or stolen, and that you can lock out anyone trying to insert an unauthorized SIM card. Get WaveSecure for just $15.90 for the next month at WaveSecure's site (and be sure to click on the promo code link).

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3 years ago

Droid does Rubik's Cube

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Legos? Check. Droid? Check. Puzzle problem solver? Check. What you see above is being used to trumpet the ARM processor inside the Motorola Droid (as well as any number of other smartphones). The phone's camera is used to identify the colors on the Rubik's Cube and instruct the Lego robot on how to solve it. No matter how you slice it, this is one of the coolest thing's we've seen all week. [YouTube] Thanks to everybody who sent this in.

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