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3 years ago

HTC Vision pops up with T-Mobile branding, may be called the G1 Blaze

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This isn't the first time we've seen the fabled (and unannounced) HTC Vision, but this one looks a little more finished, and with T-Mobile branding to boot, and the tipster who sent it to Engadget notes that it may well be called the G1 Blaze when all is said and done. One big question still hanging over the phone's head is whether we're talking T-Mobile Europe or T-Mobile U.S. (And if it's the latter, will this be the rumored HSPA+ device?) Rumored specs are largely what you'd expected -- 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen and 1GHz processor. And with that, we wait. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

PlayStation emulator released onto Android Market

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Being a former N64 fanboy, this may not excite me as much as some PS1 die-hards out there, but the PlayStation has just been added to Android's already-impressive list of game console emulators. The app that makes this all possible is called "psx4droid" and will run you $5.99. 

Here is a quick rundown of the app's features:

  • WiiMote support
  • Multiple save states
  • Support for several different file types
  • Trackball used as d-pad

This is still version 1.0 software, so there seems to be a couple bugs that users on AppBrain have mentioned. However, no doubt the developer will be releasing patches to address those issues. Still, this app looks to be the easiest way to play those PS1 classics on the go. Just remember it is illegal to download a ROM for a game you don't already own, ok?

For now, it seems this app might require Android 2.x, but if someone gets it working on 1.5 or 1.6 let us know! As always, links and a QR code are after the break. Thanks to James for the tip! 

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3 years ago

aHome beta 4 for Android leaked

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You know both your smartphone platform and its applications have hit the big time when you start seeing leaks of beta versions -- enter aHome 4 for Android.  With the onslaught of new home replacements, some of the old standbys have been all but forgotten.  The folks over at mAPPn are about to charge back in a very big way with aHome 4.  It's chock full o' features, and takes eye candy to the next level, and if you jump past the break you can have a look, we have a handful of pics.  No word on when aHome 4 will be available, but keep an eye out for it.  Thanks J!

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Sprint Motorola i1 PTT Android phone now available

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The Motorola i1 -- the first Android smartphone with Nextel's Direct Connect (aka push-to-talk) service -- is now available at Sprint for $149.99 after two-year contract and $50 rebate. [Watch our hands-on demo.] It's available online, business sales and telesales only for now, and it'll be available in stores come Aug. 8.

What do you get? A fairly rugged smartphone sporting Android 1.5, a 5-megapixel camera, the Xora Time Track system which includes barcode scanning and signature capture, TeleNavTrack, which uses barcode scanning to track inventory, and Sprint Mobile locator, which can help track workers. [Sprint]

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3 years ago

Dell Streak, Logitech bluetooth keyboard combine for awesomeness

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Just bask for a moment in the pure awesomeness that is the above picture ... oh, yeah. So, Jenn Lee at Streak Smart had the amazing idea of paring a new Dell Streak with a Logitech diNovo Mini bluetooth keyboard to create the 5-inch MID you really want: Android-powered, and oh yeah, it's also a phone with 3G data.

The diNovo Mini is actually designed to be a portable keyboard for your HTPC or media center, but it works just fine here. This pairing is only possible because Dell has wisely chosen to allow the Streak to work with Bluetooth keyboards, a feature we haven't yet seen in stock Android. The article recommends using some tape to keep the Streak fastened to the inside of the diNovo's lid and propping said lid against something firm to keep the whole thing from falling over backwards. This thing would be perfect for a long plane ride, especially as you could bring an extra battery for the Streak.

As the diNovo doesn't have a "Menu" button, the two devices aren't 100 percent seamlessly compatible, but the keyboard does have a light sensor for backlighting, which is also awesome. This sort of device is what gets me really excited to see full Android or Chrome OS netbooks in the future. Click on the link for more details and pictures. [Streak Smart]

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3 years ago

Bell Canada giving away a Samsung Vibrant every day until August 6

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Heads up if you're in the Great White North -- Bell Canada is giving away a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant daily until launch.  Hurry and go sign up right HERE (Canadians only, you cheaters!) but come right back, because there's also an Easter Egg of sorts -- the announcement for the contest clearly states there will be fifteen Samsung Vibrants given away, daily from July 23 until August 6, and the contest entry says that a phone will be given away each day between July 23 until launch day.  I never claimed to be Sherlock Holmes, but my powers of deduction lead me to believe that the phone will launch on or about August 7.  Probably in the billiard room, with a candlestick.  Of course it could just be a typo, and I'm feeding the rumor fires.  Just sayin'.

In any case, be sure to sign up if you're eligible, and good luck to everyone up north! [Bell Canada] Thanks tati7!

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3 years ago

Sprint gets own tab in the Android Market

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No, you're not seeing things. Sprint phones will now see a "Sprint" tab in the Android Market instead of the (preferred by many) "Downloads" tab. It's the same on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Android phones (at least the ones I have). To get to your downloads, just tap the menu button on your phone. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Original Flight Control coming to Android

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Airplane-landing games are a dime a dozen now, but the original and best is coming to Android. You might want to consider quitting your job to free up time for this one. [Firemint via @alexessory] Thanks, Rene!

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