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3 years ago

HTC Bliss lands at the FCC

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The HTC Bliss is a device that continues to pop up in various places and this time around it has landed at the FCC. Looking at the info from the page, it appears to be making a home at Verizon whenever it passes through. The CDMA bands are a give away but it also appears to have Global GSM compatibility on board as well.

Sadly, there isn't much else info available for this female centric device and it looks like the FCC went back to blocking the details but we're guessing the information on this one won't be slowing down -- in fact, it'll just pick up pace until we see it land on store shelves.

Source: FCC; via: Engadget

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3 years ago

Samsung: Device leak details 'are not accurate'

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Normally, carriers and manufacturers will let blogs run rampant with rumors -- true or not. In the case of a slew of purported Samsung specs outed by a single Lithuanian retailer, however, Sammy's doing a little debunking. The rumored specs involved such unicorns as a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display at 1280x720 resolution, as well as a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display at 1280x720 running Ice Cream Sandwich. Hey, some of those specs might be true. But as Jerry's been reminding us any chance he gets, they also might very well not be.

On its "Samsung Tomorrow" official global blog, we're told the following:

Some media have been reporting that Samsung is preparing to launch nine new smartphones and two new tablet devices. While Samsung is continuously working on new devices for our customers, the details being cited are not accurate in this case.

We appreciate the interest in our upcoming mobile devices and will share more information once its available.

Trust us, folks. When Samsung announces new phones, it does so publicly, as we're expecting it to do in just a couple weeks. We've warned you about trusting strange Lithuanian retailers, right?

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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3 years ago

AT&T announces partnership with Juniper Networks on new mobile security initiative

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AT&T has announced that they are working on a new solution for mobile security issues, partnering with Juniper Networks and offering a new security application.  Available later this year, the app will address some key concerns in both the enterprise as well as for consumers.  A bullet point look at the applications goals:

Businesses and Organizations

  • Maintain compliance with government regulations
  • Enforce security policies
  • Manage personal or enterprise-owned devices
  • Enable anti-virus, anti-malware, and application monitoring and control

Consumers

  • Protect mobile devices with anti-virus, anti-malware, and application monitoring and control

With the global growth of smartphone adoption, targeting the mobile space has become popular among unsavory types, and it makes sense to see carriers trying to slow the growth of malware and other security concerns.  AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso details AT&T’s approach in a short video, which we've embedded after the break, along with the full press release.

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro now available in the UK

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (not to be confused with last year's X10 Mini Pro) is now available from the manufacturer's official store in the UK. The pint-size, Gingerbread-powered QWERTY slider will set you back £239.99 on its own, but it's also available for free on contracts from Orange, T-Mobile UK and Vodafone starting at a little over £20 per month.

It's a reasonably-specced phone too, with a 1GHz second-generation Snapdragon inside, along with 512MB of RAM and 720p recording capabilities. Considering the shortage of decent Android sliders in Europe right now, this one may be worth a look if you're a fan of clicky buttons.

Source: Sony Ericsson Store

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3 years ago

HTC Sensation Android 2.3.4 update rolling out across Europe

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HTC Sensation users in Europe are reporting that the long-awaited Android 2.3.4 update for the device is now being pushed out over the air. There's no changelog available from HTC just yet, but being Android 2.3.4, the update should add video calling capability through Google Talk and the front-facing camera. If we had to hazard a guess, we'd say that a sprinkling of bug fixes and performance improvements may have been sneaked in there too.

It's also worth mentioning that this update is for unbranded Sensations only for the moment, so if yours was bought through a carrier, you'll have to wait a little longer while they approve it.

Unbranded Sensation owners, be sure to hit the comments and let us know how your update went.

Source: XDA

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Ep. 67

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Audio-only stream below

Phil, Jerry and Mickey take on HTC's stake in Beats by Dre, go deep into the Ice Cream Sandwich leak, lament the loss of Google App Inventor and answer a slew of your e-mails and voicemails. Listen in!

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3 years ago

Samsung's whipping up something Aug. 29 - looks like the Galaxy S II

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They're not being coy about this one, are they? That giant Roman numeral II in the bottom there sure makes it look like Samsung's got Galaxy S II news headed our way on Aug. 29. You know we'll be there, which means you'll be there with us. Stay tuned.

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3 years ago

7-inch Acer Iconia A100 available today

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If you've got to have Honeycomb and you've got to have it in a 7-inch tablet, the Acer Iconia A100 might be right up your alley. It's the first 7-inch tablet to launch with Android 3.2, has a TFT WSVGA screen (that's 1024x600) and a 16:10 aspect ratio, boasting a 75-degree viewing angle. It's also go HDMI out, a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash and a fixed-focus 2MP front shooter.

The A100 is a Wifi-only tablet and comes in 8GB or 16GB versions, starting at $329 for the former and $349 for the latter. Full presser's after the break.

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3 years ago

Foursquare gets a new look in latest update

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Checking in's never been easier now that Foursquare's gotten itself a bit of an update. In addition to a redesign, it's got:

  • New redesign for titlebars and tabs, check in button added to titlebar.
  • Explore redesigned with specials and more.
  • Added support for managing Facebook and Twitter sharing from Settings page.
  • Venue photos gallery redesign.
  • Share photo with venue when checking in.
  • Added option to save photos to SD card from Settings page.
  • Viewing items in notification tray clears push notifications in notification manager.

Update now in the Android Market, or hit the download links after the break.

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3 years ago

The one where a Droid Bionic walks into a Verizon store

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Hey, look at that. An actual Motorola Droid Bionic, in actual hands, in an actual Verizon store, apparently. The picture above is just the latest in the seven-month (and counting) saga that's been the Droid Bionic.

You do get a pretty good look at the screen here, and there's the non-Blur UX we've starting to love a little more each day.

One more pic's after the break.

Source: Howard Forums; via Android Central Forums

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