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3 years ago

New Motorola Droid Bionic spotted in the wild

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The Droid Bionic saga continues, with the latest incarnation of the phone we first saw at CES now appearing in the wild, in pictures snapped by tech blog MobileGearz. The LTE-equipped Bionic now sports a redesigned chassis that's a little different to what we've previously seen, and the presence of a 8MP camera and the new version of MotoBlur has been confirmed in these latest images too.

There's also a connector for Motorola's laptop dock, which shouldn't come as too much of a surprise -- Moto has been promising more "lapdock"-supporting phones for a while now. Hit up the source link for some more photos of the new Bionic.

Source: MobileGearz

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3 years ago

Droid X2 review

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Motorola's dual-core Droid X2 is a solid sequel to the 2010 best-seller

 

When the Motorola Droid X first hit Verizon Wireless last July, it was thrilling in a number of ways. Not only did it represent Verizon's commitment to a high end line of Android smartphones, but it also marked Motorola's next step in reclaiming its throne atop the mobile industry. As an early adopter, I grew to love the X, which I feel grew into one of the best smartphones on Verizon to date. So how does its successor, the Droid X2, live up to the original? Less than a year after the X's release, is the X2 as thrilling as its predecessor? Here, we'll look at how the X2 has improved on the foundation the X had laid, and whether or not these improvements are enough to get excited about.

Let's go, after the break.

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3 years ago

Using Google Music Manager on Ubuntu made easy

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We all love Google's new cloud music service, but I'm not loving that Linux was forgotten when the Music Manager client was written.  It's one of those things where I'll have to sit down and configure Wine (a helper application that runs Windows applications on Linux) to run it, and I don't have time or patience to do that just yet.  Wine is picky, and while it may be easy, it may just be horribly difficult.  If you've used it, you know what I mean.

Then I got wind of a nice little package that does it all, with very little user-intervention and setup, from Iain Hobbs (aka bluescreenkid).  Download, unzip, and run the script.  So easy a caveman can do it.  Now to copy all my music files back to my desktop and and get things back how I like them. 

If you're in the same boat, grab Iain's package here, read the instructions and have a go.

Source: @bluescreenkidThanks, Iain!

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3 years ago

HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G available on Sprint on June 24

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Sprint's first 3D smartphone will cost $199; tablet runs $399

Sprint this morning announced the long-awaited launch date for the HTC EVO 3D. You'll be able to get the 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D smartphone on June 24 for $199 on contract. As you'll recall from our initial hands-on with the phone back at CTIA, this is HTC's first foray into the 3D arena, with dual cameras on the back so you can create 3D content as well as consume it. Specs are:

  • 4.3-inch 3D qHD capacitive 960 x 540 px display
  • 1730 mAh battery
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 8GB microSD card pre-installed (expandable to 32GB)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Dual 5 MP rear cameras (for 3D)
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 2D video recording at 1080p
  • 3D video recording at 720p

Additionally, Sprint announced that the HTC EVO View 4G -- essentially Sprint's version of the HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet -- will be also be available June 24, for $399. And Sprint's done us a solid here, offering the Scribe stylus for free. (It's otherwise sold separately.) Check out our hands-on with the EVO View 4G from CTIA.

Source: Sprint
More: EVO 3D forums; EVO View 4G forums

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3 years ago

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ID pack now available for Sprint ID devices

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Sprint and NASCAR have a long history of working together and as such, the latest Sprint ID pack is fully loaded for NASCAR fans out there. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ID pack is now available for Sprint ID enabled devices and has all you could ever need in the way of NASCAR coverage:

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile Widget: Provides fans the latest information, including the upcoming race location, date, time and broadcast network. During races, fans can find out their favorite driver’s leaderboard position, the flag status, how many laps have been completed, and which drivers are currently running in the top five. It also links to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile application main menu.
  • NASCAR on SPEED: Links to the live NASCAR on SPEED channel on Sprint TV. Content includes select live events (the Gatorade Duel at Daytona in February, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge in May) as well as all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying sessions. See the latest SPEED video on demand, including NASCAR Trackside, NASCAR Live, NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane.
  • NASCAR Video on Demand: See the latest NASCAR.com video on demand features, including Final Laps, Race Rewind, Press Pass, Sights and Sounds, NASCAR Preview and the Fantasy Showdown.
  • Miss Sprint Cup Widget: Displays the latest social media updates and photos from Miss Sprint Cup, with links to additional social media posts.
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News Widget: Displays the latest headline news stories, with links to the full stories and additional news.
  • Countdown and Weather Widget: Displays the countdown to the upcoming race, as well as the latest weather forecast for that event.

That's a pretty hefty all-in-one package. Plus, it also includes plenty of wallpapers and ringtones that are also available for download. Full press release can be found after the break or you can head on over to the Sprint ID website now to get started.

Source: Sprint

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid 3 leaks out in new tutorial videos

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As we've seen many times before, Motorola likes to do up plenty of tutorial videos for new devices when they launch but that may have back fired a little this time around and the unannounced Motorola Droid 3 is the subject of today's lessons. We've seen plenty of images of the device in the past but we now can confirm a few more things about the device without it being rumors.

It's packing an 8-megapixel camera and according to the info is capable of capturing up to 1080p video. Swype is coming pre-loaded and both micro-USB and mini-HDMI sit to the left of the device with the dedicated volume keys pushed to the right. The video doesn't say what version of Android will be loaded upon release but it does note the software is subject to change at the bottom of each video. Interested in seeing more? Jump on past the break for a look at the rest of the videos.

Source: PhonePads; via: Engadget

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3 years ago

Sprint Motorola XPRT available today

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If you've had a hankering for some physical keyboard love on Sprint, today's the day to pick up the Motorola XPRT. If it looks familiar, it should -- it's basically the Droid Pro on Verizon. And like Big Red's version, this one's also a World Phone, meaning you can use it on GSM networks outside the United States.

Want specs? We got 'em:

  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
  • Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi® b/g/n
  • 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery

This is a powerful little bugger. Be sure to read our Droid Pro review if you haven't already. You can pick up the XPRT today for $129 on contract.

Source: Sprint

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3 years ago

Red HTC Inspire 4G available now at Radio Shack

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Read our complete Inspire 4G review

Speaking of Radio Shack ... Continue flipping through this week's ad and you'll find that red Inspire 4G that we first told you about less than a month ago. Same 4.3-inch touchscreen, same 8MP camera -- only this time in red, and for just $29.99 on contract. Not a bad deal at all, folks.

Source: Radio Shack

Inspire 4G specsInspire 4G forumsInspire 4G accessories

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