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3 years ago

Samsung's 'Unpacked' IFA press conference now streaming

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Samsung's now broadcasting its IFA press conference live from its US Facebook page. We're expecting announcements relating to a possible new 7-inch tablet amongst other stuff, so watch along at the source link below. We'll have posts covering whatever Sammy unveils over the next hour or so, so stay tuned to AC too!

Source: Samsung USA Facebook

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3 years ago

Upcoming Toshiba tablet shows off its slim figure prior to official unveiling

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Though Toshiba isn't scheduled to formally introduce its latest Honeycomb tablet until tomorrow afternoon, our friends over at NotebookItalia were able to score two photos of the yet-to-be-named device during today's IFA events in Berlin. From what we can tell, the tablet's physique is as thin as rumored, and it does indeed include slots for HDMI out, microUSB, and a microSD card. The latest chatter suggests a 1.5 GHz Tegra 2 processor, but until Toshiba officially takes the wraps off, everything remains speculative. Hit the break for one more picture.

Source: NotebookItalia; Thanks Marco!

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3 years ago

4G upgrades, Pre-orders for the Bionic [From the Forums]

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Gingerbread, Bionic, Jetstream and more -- thus far, we've had a fun filled week here at Android Central and if you're in the mood for talking about it all, we've got just the spot to hang out in and discuss it all. The Android Central forums are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so stop on in and say hello.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid Bionic hitting the shelves at Costco Sept. 8

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While you probably won't find an awesome 3D robotic head sculpture in the box, it looks like you'll be able to grab a Droid Bionic from Costco on Sept. 8 -- the same day you'll find it at Verizon corporate stores.  In a little over a week, the dual-core LTE device that everyone's been wanting since January will finally be in our hands.  Like everyone, we're curious how the OMAP4 will handle battery life with a power-hungry LTE modem, and ready to put the Bionic to the test.

No details about the pricing, but with Costco's warranty and guarantee we know many folks prefer to buy their Android goodness there while shopping for pallets of canned corn and 50 roll packs of paper towels.  And do try the Hawaiian Ham samples -- they're to die for.

Thanks, Anon!
Discuss in the Droid Bionic forums

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3 years ago

Sprint Playbook shows us a new device, policy changes, new rewards program, gives AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

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The latest Sprint Playbook is out, and while the majority of the news is a re-hash of the Sprint Epic 4G Touch news we saw last night in New York, there ares some other interesting tidbits nestled between the pages.  A new device, HTC Holiday rumors, policy changes, and a new customer rewards program are all afoot, hit the jump and check them out.

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Sony Tablet S launches Sept. 16 in UK, starting at £399

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We learned earlier today that Sony's wedge-shaped wonder, the Tablet S, would be arriving on European shores sometime in September. But now Dixons Stores Group, the retail group which encompasses Dixons, PC World and Currys in the UK, has revealed the British street date and retail price for Sony's new Honeycomb slab.

The Wifi-only Tablet S will begin shipping from September 16, priced at £399 with 16GB of storage and £499 for the 32GB version. If it's Wifi and 3G you're after, you'll have to wait a little longer and pay a little more -- the 16GB Wifi and 3G Tablet S will ship on October 21, priced £499. All three are models available to pre-order now across the three DSG stores, and if you decide to, you'll have the chance to win a 32-inch Sony Bravia TV.

Hit the source link for more, or join us after the jump for DSG's full press release.

Source: PC World Retail

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3 years ago

Uncrating the Droid Bionic Droid Does code

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The Motorola Droid Bionic. Perhaps you've heard of it. And perhaps you've heard of the little -- or not so little -- Droid Does campaign that's just getting going in earnest. We were sent a case (along with BGR, Boing Boing and Joystiq) containing ... well, containing a code to help unlock the Droid Does video ... and containing something else.

Take a look, after the break.

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3 years ago

Microsoft releases the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

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Microsoft has released the Azure Toolkit for Android, providing an SDK and native libraries to support storage and authorization for its Windows Azure cloud-based development platform.  This will give Android developers a way to write applications that use the Windows Azure services, and will lead to more cross-platform apps that use the same data set.  Included with the toolkit is a sample application and unit tests, allowing developers to write and build everything using Eclipse with the standard Android SDK. 

Love it or hate it, Microsoft knows application development.  It also understands that an open platform model and cross-platform applications are not only good for business, but good for the consumer -- giving app developers a way to write an application for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 using well written and supported tools.  Windows Azure offers features that developers may want to explore, and not locking those devs to WP7 only apps is a smart move and a recipe for success. 

Source: Microsoft; Wade Wenger

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3 years ago

HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible to get Gingerbread in September

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HTC took to its Facebook page today to announce the good news that the ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible will finally be receiving their Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates in September. No word yet on exactly which version of Gingerbread they're getting -- we're hoping it's Android 2.3.4 -- or whether video chat will work, or whether it means anything for unlocking their bootloaders. But this is certainly a day of celebration if you own either of these devices. You may now take 5 minutes for a Snoopy dance.

Source: Facebook; Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Reminder: Win a Samsung Infuse 4G today from Waze and Android Central

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Just a reminder that the prize of the day in the Waze and Android Central big giveaway is a beautiful Samsung infuse 4G.  Entering to win one is easy -- be sure to check the Waze website for all the details, but here's a quick recap:

  • Download Waze (m.waze.com) or via the Android Marketplace (we've got the download link after the break)
  • Make sure you’re a registered user with an email on file (Waze needs your contact info to tell you you’ve won – check ‘Settings’ to ensure that you’re registered.)
  • Munch (drive over) as many robot road goodies as you can

Winning a hot new phone by having fun and driving to work or school sure sounds like a great plan to me!

More information: Waze

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