There's no shortage of music apps out there these days but a new one called Ghosttown has just hit the Android Market and is looking for a new audience. Having tested it out a bit before writing this up, it's looking pretty promising for the most part. Use of Ghosttown is free, with ad support but in case you don't fancy ads it's just $0.99 for the full version without ads.
The concept behind Ghosttown is a simple one. Fire it up and search for music you wish to hear. Be it by song, artist or album. It'll go out and scour the web for you to bring you the best results possible and present them to you. From the music it finds, you can create playlists as well mark songs as favorites so that they are always easily found and ready for your listening pleasure.
Not all is perfect in Ghosttown though, since it uses the interwebs to track down music, I did find that once or twice it simply just found samples of songs I was looking for rather then full versions. No big deal but worth noting for those of you who may be looking to give it a go. Jump on past the break for some more screenshots and the download link.
Sony Ericsson has announced the availability of the DK300 multimedia dock for its PlayStation-certified Xperia Play. Thanks to the magic of molded plastic and connector ports, the DK300 allows you to charge your phone while easily running its sound output to external speakers via the included 3.5mm jack.
Unfortunately, though, there's still no HDMI connectivity -- for that, you'll have to look towards the Play's sister phone, the Xperia Arc. Hit the source link for more information, along with a quick video tour.
Looks like we had that one nailed, eh? Some three weeks after we broke the news that the LG Genesis is coming to US Cellular (and then followed up with the complete specs list), LG's listed the phone on its official site. Still no word on when the Android 2.2 clamshell -- which at one point was headed to Verizon -- is coming to the regional carrier. But the fact that LG has US Cellular listed means it's definitely more likely than not.
T-Mobile today announced its new “Monthly4G” plans, a new no-contract option for its 4G customers. There are two plans to choose from, both with unlimited voice, text, and web. The first, priced at $50/month, offers 100 MB at 4G speeds, the second offers 5 GB at $70/month. The plans are throttled, which means that once you hit your limit, you won't be paying more, but instead you'll find your speeds slowed for the remainder of the month. Interesting note: that 5 GB plan is $10 cheaper than T-Mobile's current two-year contracted unlimited plan, AND it offers 3 more GBs per month. Great to see that T-Mobile won't be nickel and diming people for every additional GB you use, though since most of us eat 5 GBs for breakfast, it'd be nice to see some higher caps.
T-Mobile also announced new unlimited family plans, ranging from $120/month for 200GB at full speed to $220/month for 10 GBs at full speed. Hit the source link for the full press releases.
Your city miss out on Verizon's recent LTE push? No worries, as Big Red's getting ready to throw the switch on more come June 16. And the lucky locations are:
Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.
Dayton and Springfield, Ohio
Salt Lake City
Expansion in Oakland, Calif.
Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Penn.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
So for all you with a Droid Charge or HTC ThunderBolt, get ready for some fast, fast data. And with about three weeks to go before the big day, there's plenty of time to pick up a spare battery -- or two. Don't say we didn't warn you.
I know we just told you about Logitech's new line of tablet accessories and Phil just made it known that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 should have been what Honeycomblaunched on, so this next bit of news looks to enforce the latter and outdo the former.
On video we have a short clip of a Tab 10.1 docked into a Samsung-branded keyboard dock, which looks to be made specifically for the 10.1. Not much is shown in terms of functionality, but you can notice there's no trackpad and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other than that, the video is a lot of comparing the Tab to the size of a laptop, walking around, and saying things in a language I don't understand.
I, for one, am excited about a first-party option in the keyboard dock department. What does this mean for the Asus Transformer, though? For now, it remains the undisputed king of tablets with docks. Perhaps a battle is brewing.
How's this sit with anyone else? Is this enough to set your sights on the Tab 10.1, especially over the Transformer? We're curious, so let us know.
Members of Motorola's Owner User Groups who have a Droid X are getting invitations to participate in a new and (cough) confidential project. While the invitation doesn't come right out and say it, when you sign up you get a little more information about a May 2011 soak (a fancy term for beta testing), and everyone seems pretty sure it's going to be Gingerbread. This would make sense, as we're under the impression that Gingerbread is ready to go, and we've been expecting it the past few Fridays.
If this project follows along with the timeline of previous projects, expect some sort of OS update in about a week. If we're lucky, expect it to be Gingerbread.
With another leak filled week behind us, it is time to take a few to reflect on what exactly happened this week. We hope you were able to get yourself a ticket to the reader meet up in NYC, or loaded up one of the many leaks from this week, and still were able to keep caught up in the day to day of regular life. Below is some of what you may have missed, so take a few to check it out!
While the release date for the HTC Evo 3D is still up in the air, we know the pricing that Radio Shack will have thanks to a Radio Shack promo leaked to Good and Evo. Off contract pricing is an affordable (comparably) $500, and with a new two-year agreement the Evo 3D will cost you $200 -- unless you're trading in your Evo 4G or Evo Shift 4G, which nets you an additional $100 off. Yes, that means if you walk into a Radio Shack on the day it's released, and hand them your Evo or Shift, you can walk out with one of the years hottest new Androids for a measly $100 if you qualify.
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