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3 years ago

Evo 4G, Snapdragon processor earn Popular Mechanics' awards

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We love the Evo 4G, you love the Evo 4G, and now Popular Mechanics loves the Evo 4G too. The magazine has posted the results of its "Top Products of 2010" awards, and the Evo has come out on top of the smartphone pile. PM specifically called out the fast 4G speeds, large 4.3-inch screen, and ability to WiFi tether up to eight devices as prime reasons for the award. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, which powers phones like the Nexus One, Droid Incredible, and Evo 4G, was also awarded for offering a great balance of power and "almost-all-day battery life." We imagine HTC is particularly happy with these announcements as they have been the largest supporter of the Snapdragon processor line. [Popular Mechanics : Evo 4G, Snapdragon] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

 

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3 years ago

Exclusive: HTC Merge-Motorola Droid 2 comparison

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Android has a long history with slider keyboard phones. The G1 was the device that started it all. And it was the Motorola Droid that really brought Android to the mainstream on Verizon. (We now have its sequel, the Droid 2.)

So how does the HTC Merge (remember, it's not yet been announced, and that name's not necessarily final) stack up? After the break, we pit the Merge against the Droid 2 in a battle of brains, brawn and beauty between a couple of Verizon sliders. Let's check it out.

More on the Merge: Hands-on preview | Photo Gallery | Benchmarks | Forums

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 now available online from Costco [From the Forums]

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We figured that Costco was going to be selling the T-Mobile G2, based on a tip and a screenshot from Costco's internal systems, and today we find that it's now available for online ordering from the bulk discount warehouse giant.  The deal gets better, as Android Central Forums member CrAZ points out the G2 also includes a free accessory kit containing a handsfree earbud, case, car charger, and a bluetooth headset.

There's a small catch though, as Costco is only selling the G2 to those with an available upgrade -- so no outright sales or flex-pay are available.  The contract renewal price is $199.99, with none of that mail-in rebate we all love to hate.  Hit the source link to learn more.  [Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Palm going black slab? [the competition]

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OK, all you Palm defectors (and we know who you are). Listen up. Our pals at PreCentral broke the news that the boys and girls in Sunnyvale may be working on a keyboardless device, codenamed "Mansion." It's said to have a 480x800 resolution, and we'll go ahead and assume it'll launch with a next-gen version of Palm's webOS software.

So we put the question to you: If Palm comes out with a black-slab phone, would it be enough to get you off the likes of the Evo 4G or Droid Incredible or any of the other phones superior to the current Palm hardware? Let's hear it in the comments, folks. [PreCentral]

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3 years ago

Twitter for Google TV in the works

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Twitter is everywhere, and it just announced that it will have a client for Google TV. This will allow users to easily browse their timelines, mentions and direct messages as well as click links, compose tweets and keep up with everything right through their TV. So, um Apple, where is that Twitter for Apple TV? [via Twitter Blog]

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3 years ago

Samsung Intercept available today, online later this month

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Virgin Mobile officially announced the Samsung Intercept's pricing and availability today. After small updates through Facebook and our showing it to your first at Target, we finally know that the Intercept is officially available beginning today at Target stores across the country. The Intercept will retail at $249.99 -- just like we saw earlier. The phone will make its way into other major retailers by mid-October. Full press release after the break.

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3 years ago

Sprint contest invites movie makers to make an epic mini movie; $25,000 prize

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Sprint wants you to create your own Epic Mini Movie highlighting some of the Epic 4G's, well, epicness.

A new contest announced today by the yellow-logoed company wants you to submit your own Epic Mini Movie moments for a chance to win $25,000. The top 10 movies that are the most epic will be hand-picked by director Michael Bay. You know, the guy who directed TransformersTransformers: Revenge of the FallenArmageddonPearl HarborIraq and Bad Boys I and II.

All videos must be uploaded by Nov. 1, and the voting process will start on Nov. 2. If you're interested in the contest and you think you have what it takes to impress Mr. Bay, now is your chance. Be sure to head on over to www.youtube.com/sprintepic to find more information on how to enter this contest of epic proportions. Okay, I think we're done saying epic. [Sprint]

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3 years ago

Google TV site fires up ahead of launch

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Google TV starts to make a lot more sense once you've actually seen it. And Google's gone and sexied up its Google.com/TV page ahead of this week's launch. (Logitech has an event on Wednesday for its set-top box). Give the site a run through, and keep this in the back of your mind: Android-based apps. On your TV. It's very cool. [Google.com/TV] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

More in our Google TV Forums

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3 years ago

Hands on with the T-Mobile G2

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Like many, I've been itching to get my hands on the T-Mobile G2, and today was my lucky day.  It's the latest in the HTC cadre of Android goodness, and if first impressions stand, a fine successor to the Nexus One or a great way to get introduced to Android.  Brushed aluminum, Teflon soft coating, solid build quality (at least on the ones I tried out), and a unique look and feel will make this one a winner for many of you guys.  Follow the break to see my initial thoughts and check out the hands on video for yourself! (And a big thanks to Android Central podcast listener and T-Mobile employee Victor for getting my pre-order snafus all sorted for me!)

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3 years ago

Catch your favorite FM channel on the go with TuneIn Radio

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Music is a big part of my life, as is my Android device since it keeps me in contact with everyone no matter where I am. While on the go I like to listen to music between destinations or while waiting for the next event to take placee, and sometimes it is hard to find just the right music for the mood. Solutions like Pandora and Slacker are great, but sometimes just listening to the FM radio is enough variety and has just the right selections. Whether your prefer local or standard FM channels, TuneIn Radio is a great free application that allows you to browse and listen to a huge variety of music while on the go. The application is supported by a small ad on the bottom, which is a small trade for the $0.00 pricetag associated with it and the vast variety of music that will now be in your hands at all times. Download links after the jump, give it a shot today!

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