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3 years ago

Win Phil's (and Dieter's, too!) Nexus Ones: Fourth batch of entries [contest]

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Oh, my. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, here you go. As Dieter mentions above (you did watch the video first, right?), we're now giving away TWO T-Mobile Nexus Ones.

And, so, after the break is the fourth batch of entries. And just like the previous three batches, we've got five more gems here. Check 'em out after the break. A reminder that you still have the rest of this week to get your entries in. Remember, you are the ones voting. You'll decide who wins my (and Dieter's!) Nexus One. Now, on to the vids.

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3 years ago

Verizon HTC Droid Incredibles are shipping all over the place

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We hear you, folks. The Verizon HTC Droid Incredible that you all pre-ordered over the weekend are shipping now (if you're not one of the uber-lucky folks who have gotten yours already, that is).

If you haven't yet ordered yours, or you're still in mourning after finding out that the Nexus One isn't coming to Verizon and you're going to have to slum it with this 8MP monster instead, take heart and take the time to enter one of our two Droid Incredible giveaways. We're picking winners Wednesday morning, so time's running out to enter. Details here.

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3 years ago

Spring Design Alex e-reader gets rooted

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With the onslaught of e-readers in the works, and the tablet device craze gaining steam, life has to be tough for the Alex.  It clearly has slipped off the radar recently, even the announcement that it's started shipping already didn't find much coverage.  I've not had a chance to fiddle with it, but I can see why some of the competition gets more favorable press.  It's big.  It's still running Cupcake.  It has no menu button !?!

It does have however a nice, easy-to-read e-ink display. And as of late Sunday afternoon, it
has something else that many will be interested in --  A mystery hacker by the name of
Bluebrain has got the thing cracked open.  It looks to be a relatively simple task, all the
hard work has been wrapped up nicely into a single download.

I'm not convinced that this will be enough to save the Alex from a doomed life in the shadow
of iPads and Nooks, but it certainly piqued my interest in the device a little bit.  We'll
keep an eye on things, and if any sort of outside development community springs up (pun
intended - zing!
) I know I'll be looking at it a little harder.  Anyone out there using an
Alex?  We'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments! [via engadget]

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3 years ago

Review: Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

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The Motorola Droid is a beast of a phone, no two ways about it. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider a case to help protect it. After the break, we take a look at the Otterbox Commuter Series case.

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3 years ago

HTC Droid Incredible reviews, contest; Nexus One on Verizon; Sprint Evo 4G

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3 years ago

Motorola ditching Google location services on Android phones for Skyhook

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Here we go again. First it's Samsung going with Yahoo services, and now comes word that Motorola's switching to Skyhook for its location-based services over Google. Devices with the new service will "begin shipping later this year," Skyhook says, and "will have the ability to better support a new wave of location-aware applications by leveraging Skyhook's precise, reliable and fast-performing location engine."

Hey, fair enough. No reason why it shouldn't be as good or better than Google's default services, right? [via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Samsung and Yahoo team up on Android smartphones

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Samsung and Yahoo have teamed up and extended a "Strategic global partnership for mobile" that will effect Android phones as well as phones running Samsung's bada OS. What does this mean for you? Well if you're planning on buying an Android-powered Samsung phone you might be in the same shoes as Motorola Backflip users on AT&T. Samsung phones may replace standard-on-Android Google services with Yahoo services for search, email, contacts, calendar, news, and weather. Yowza. So for those of you thinking of purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S, would this affect your decision? Let us know in the comments! [via BusinessWire]

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3 years ago

Maintenance update being tested for Motorola Cliq XT

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The Motorola Cliq XT (see our hands-on) has only been available for a month or so, and a maintenance update apparently already is on the way. Scheduled for improvement are:

  • Improves Overall Phone Performance: Generally improves data connectivity while reducing the occurrence of freeze-ups, resets, and random forced quits.
  • Visual Voice Mail Enhancements: Enhanced design and interaction for Visual Voice Mail.
  • Bluetooth Audio Improvements to Bluetooth audio while streaming.
  • Camera Correction: Addresses instances of camera randomly freezing after taking a picture, and helps correct intermittent resets while camera and video applications are in use.
  • Screen/Display Performance: Improves backlight performance for the display.
  • Text Messaging Improvements: General improvements to text messaging - especially for longer text message threads.
  • Touch Screen Enhancement Improves overall sensitivity of the touch screen.

The update's available for just 1,000 people right now, and we should see wider release shortly. [Motorola via TmoNews]

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3 years ago

Motorola Europe says Android 2.1 for its Milestone is delayed

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The saga of the Android 2.1 upgrades continues, with Motorola Europe posting on its Facebook page that the upgrade for the Milestone has been delayed.

"We regret to say the UK 2.1 update has suffered further delays and been pushed back at least another 2 weeks. Additional operator approvals are now required which were not planned for originally. As we don't want to cause any further disappointment, we will now post about the update only once the launch date is 100...% confirmed. Sincere apologies for the frustration caused and thanks for your continued patience."

The good news is they're taking their time to get things right. Bad news is it's taking time. Hang in there, folks. [Facebook via TheUnwired's Arne Hess on Twitter]

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3 years ago

We're now giving away two Verizon HTC Droid Incredibles [contest]

What's better than giving away a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible? Giving away two Verizon HTC Droid Incredibles. That's right, we're upping the ante in advance of this week's launch. Here's the deal:

  • Our original contest is still on. Hit up the forums if you haven't entered yet.
  • For a second chance at winning a Droid Incredible, hit up this forum thread and tell us about the sorry old phone you're currently using. We'll pick one answer at random to win the second Incredible.

We'll pick both winners Wednesday morning and contact by e-mail, so keep close to your inboxes, and ship 'em out so you'll have them on Thursday, launch day. Good luck, everyone!

Another chance to win a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible

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