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3 years ago

Nexus S receives BLN notifications thanks to custom kernel

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The Nexus S is a fantastic device, but users found themselves often missing the blinking notifications found on the Nexus One. Rest assured Nexus S owners, because our friends over at XDA have brought Backlight Notifications to your device thanks to a custom kernel. Please find a video of the notifications after the break.

This is amazing news and a testament to how hardworking the development community is. For the download, head over to XDA. Note: There are some users reporting that they have experienced issues with the kernel, so follow the thread and whether it's working or not, give feedback to the developer.  [XDA] [XDA thread]

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3 years ago

Slacker delivers personalized ESPN sports coverage

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Slacker, Inc. has announced that users will now have access to ESPN audio on their Android smartphones.  With both a dedicated station and the ability to include hourly ESPN SportsCenter headline content into any Slacker Music station, users can make their own custom Slacker channel a little sportier.  

The ESPN channel on Slacker brings coverage of all major sporting events, both regional and national, as well as content from ESPN programming -- including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.  What may be the coolest aspect of this news is that users can use Slackers content search and filtering to create a station that brings them only the sports news they want to their already personalized stations.  If you're a Slacker user, and a sports junkie, you need to have a look.  The full press release and a download link are after the break.

Update: Slacker, Inc. has contacted us to let everyone know this is coming shortly and is not available today. 

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3 years ago

HTC Merge shows up at Alltel, preorders start March 28

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The HTC Merge is no mystery to us, we have seen it at the FCC, we have gone hands on a time or two, and well, it's finally made its way to a carrier. The device has landed itself on Alltel for the pricing of $124.99 on new contract, which seems to be quite reasonable for this Android 2.2 device powered by a 800MHz processor. The preorder starts on March 28, so if you are an Alltel customer, be sure to keep your eyes on their site and place the order once available. [Alltel] More in the HTC Merge forums.

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3 years ago

Verizon Wireless still aiming for 140+ cities covered by 4G in 2011

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Back at CES Verizon had announced that they had already rolled out their initial 39 cities, and were expanding to 49 more, with plans to hit more then 140 cities by year end. Today, at CTIA Verizon announced that they will be adding 59 more markets to the existing ones, bringing them one step closer to their goal for the year. This news is bound to make many Verizon users happy, as they anxiously await 4G in their areas to take full advantage of new devices like the HTC Thunderbolt. Hit the break for a full list of covered cities, and the newly announced cities. [Verizon]

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3 years ago

Yap Voicemail brings free voicemail to text to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile users

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If you have been looking for an option to have your voicemail in text form, and have no interest or desire to change over to Google Voice, Yap has come to your rescue.  This application will allow users to quickly at a glance read their voicemails in text form, instead of having to dial in and listen to the message. Some key features of this application include:

  • Quickly Read Voicemail Messages: Yap Voicemail lets users glance at their Android phones to quickly preview messages and determine whether they require immediate attention. In addition, users are able to check their voice message in situations like business meetings or loud settings where listening to messages is not practical.
  • Find Important Messages Quickly: Instead of listening to each message until finding that critical piece of information, Yap Voicemail lets users type in a few keywords that describe what they are searching. Yap Voicemail displays transcriptions of all of the voice messages that match.
  • Reply Using Email and Text Messages: Just because someone called and left a message doesn’t mean a return phone call is required. Thanks to reply functionality that is integrated with Android’s native SMS and email, Yap Voicemail lets users conveniently and quickly respond to voicemail messages via a text message or email.

If you have been looking for a great way to get your voicemail in a text format, you will not want to delay any further and head into the Android market and pick up Yap Voicemail. Download links after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC releases kernel source for Incredible S, myTouch 3G Slide, Wildfire

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Hear ye, hear ye all developer types: HTC today has released the kernel source code for a trio of smartphones. They are the Incredible S, and updates to the myTouch 3G Slide and Wildfire. For the vast majority of us this doesn't mean much -- you can't just download this and update your phone or anything. But for those in the custom ROM game, it's a gold mine. [HTC Developer Center]

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3 years ago

Fifty seconds with the HTC Merge

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During our hands-on with the new HTC devices, there was one phone sitting on the table, staring at us the whole time. And staring at some of us harder than others. And that phone was none other than the HTC Merge. And being the good employee that I am -- that and the fact that I've already crawled all over the thing many moons ago -- it was time to give up the Merge to the man himself, Dieter Bohn. Namaste.

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3 years ago

Hands-on redux with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch (U.S. version)

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Ahhhhh. So apparently the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-incher that we took a look at this morning was the European one an early prototype. The real U.S. version is just as sexy, and maybe even more so, even though they wouldn't let us turn it on. It's mostly the same hardware, except for the back cover. The textured grille has been swapped out for a matte finish, and it's noticeable easier to hang onto, which is good. But otherwise, we're pretty much looking at the same thing. More pictures of the 8.9- and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs are after the break.

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson shows off the 'play' in the Xperia Play in a series of videos

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Sony Ericsson has certainly remembered that we love videos for the Xperia Play marketing campaign, and while there is no dismemberment and cyborg thumb-bots in these, they are every bit as good.  They are also a little NSFW (you've been warned).  There is nothing more that needs said -- see them after the break.  [SonyEricsson YouTube via 9to5Mac] Thanks, Rene!

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the Wifi-only HTC Flyer, coming this spring to Best Buy

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