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3 years ago

June 24 still looking good for the EVO 3D, Radio Shack hints

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The HTC EVO 3D just hit this week's Radio Shack weekly ad, along with a preorder offer that doesn't actually work just yet. (Could be people are still waking up.) But, we do have the following: Radio Shack's doing a trade-in deal -- $100 off the EVO 3D if you bring in an EVO 4G or EVO 4G Shift (the latter being all of five months or so old at this point), and $75 off other smartphones. And that trade-in offer doesn't start until June 24. So, yeah. June 24's still looking pretty good right about now, at least as far as Radio Shack is concerned.

Sources: Radio Shack 1, 2, 3

 

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3 years ago

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G video hands-on

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Read our HTC Sensation Review (European version)

Oh, my. So that's what all the fuss is about. We just gave the European version of the HTC Sensation a thorough what-for (read our full review), and now it's time to do the same for the U.S. version, which will be known here in the colonies as the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G.

Believe the hype, folks. From the moment you pick up the Sensation, you know it's going to be quality work. It just feels like an HTC phone. It's sleek. It's smooth. It's got just the right amount of heft to it. Not too heavy, not too light.

And as much as we've come to terms with the fact that most of the phones in our current arsenal won't ever officially see the new HTC Sense 3.0, we're practically elated to have it on the Sensation.

Find out what's got us so giddy in our initial hands-on video after the break.

HTC Sensation SpecsHTC Sensation ForumsHTC Sensation Accessories

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for June 4, 2011

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You like apps. We like apps. The Android Market has tons of great apps, but sometimes they are hard to find. Let's take a look at some of our favorite applications from this past week together after the break.

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3 years ago

Google Shopper updated to v1.5; now includes local offers

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Google Shopper has been updated to version 1.5, which now includes local coupons which integrate well with Google Places. Now when you open the app, on the bottom you'll see options for Shop, Nearby Offers and My Offers, which will display all of the offers you have chosen to save.

Here is the full changelog:

  • Fixed scanning bug causing scanning crash on Android 2.1 (Eclair) phones
  • Discover nearby coupons for eating and playing from Google Places
  • View your saved coupons and paid offers
  • Redeem your saved coupons and paid offers

To get Google Shopper, follow the links after the break.

Thanks @Samlehman90!

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3 years ago

LG Optimus Slider appears headed for Sprint in a pair of colors

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A long time ago, in a T-Mobile roadmap far far away, there lived a phone codenamed the LG Gelato. And here it is again, this time on a Sprint inventory sheet leaked to our sister site, CrackBerry. Dubbed the LG Optimus Slider -- which pretty much guarantees a horizontal sliding keyboard, right? -- it appears poised to be peddled in a pair of paint jobs -- midnight blue and purple.

Now LG has done a completely underrated job of dominating the market with its Optimus One line, getting the mid-level phone onto every major carrier in the U.S., as well as most of the regionals, too. That's no small feat. Is it about to do the same with sliders? If the Optimus Slider is at least in the ballpark with the Optimus One, you could certainly do worse.

Source: CrackBerry; via Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

HTC Sensation review (European version)

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There’s no escaping the blistering pace of technological progress when it comes to Android smartphones. Last year’s 1GHz monsters are already being left in the dust by a slew of new multicore devices from the likes of Motorola, Samsung and LG. The recent launch of the Sensation in Europe sees HTC arriving fashionably late to the dual-core party, with a phone that combines a 1.2GHz chip with a brand new version of HTC Sense, and a new, sharper 4.3-inch qHD display.

HTC has a track record of consistently producing high-quality hardware and software, and so the Sensation instantly shot to the top of many consumers wish lists when it was announced just a couple of months ago. But now that the hype has settled down a little, how does it perform in the real world? Join us after the jump to find out.

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3 years ago

Evo 4G Gingerbread, Mobile Hotspot on the Droid Charge [From the forums]

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We've plowed through another week of news, had some fun in NYC and now -- it's time for the weekend. We've had plenty of new threads pop up in the forums so go ahead and check some of them out below or start your own today!

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

New HTC Flyer update brings 'improved performance'

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A new firmware update has been released for the HTC Flyer, bringing the 7-inch tablet up to version 2.00.405.3. HTC promises "improved system performance" in this new OTA, and before you ask, no, this isn't the fabled Honeycomb update. Once you've got the new software installed, your device will still be running Android 2.3.3. To get your tablet updated, simply head to Settings -> About Tablet -> Software Updates, and tap "Check now".

So far we're noticing slightly better performance across the board on the new Flyer firmware, especially in the launcher with live wallpapers enabled. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you've spotted any surprises in the new version.

Source: HTC Support

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3 years ago

Google and Professor Emoji tell us how to use Google Places

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Google has started a program using short how-to videos to pass along tips and tricks about using Google Places effectively.  The videos star Professor Emoji, and will help you rate and review places on the go, add friends, and more.  The first video, posted today, deals specifically with using Google Places with an Android phone.

They're a bit kitschy, and maybe something you don't really need a video to help understand, but remember -- some of today's 400,000 new activated phone's users just might.  We're glad to see Google making Android a bit more new-user friendly, and Professor Emoji looks like a nice friendly front man.  You can check out today's lesson after the break.

Source: Google Places blog via: @GoogleMobile

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3 years ago

Motorola Milestone X now available at Cellular South

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Despite the fact that it's not the latest and greatest device to hit the market the original Motorola Droid X rather, the Milestone X in this case -- still has plenty of selling potential and is a great device. Knowing this, Cellular South has launched the Milestone X on their network and is now offering it up to customers for $199 with a $50 reward card bringing it to a total $149 with a new two-year contract with a data plan. You can head on over to the Cellular South website for the full run down.

Source: Cellular South; Thanks, Kidd!

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