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4 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 coming to Canada's Rogers network On April 15

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There has been a alot of hype about the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and to make matters worse we even watched Sony unbox it for us. (It's cool. We've done a hands-on and have one in the office as we speak.) We've been waiting to hear when and where this bad boy would end up. No surprise, it's not coming to the U.S. first (if at ever) Instead, it's going to our neighbors to the north.  Come April 15 one can go into any Rogers store and pick up the new Xperia X10 and get a Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset for free

Not a bad deal, not only do you get the newest high end phone, you get a free headset that's about $100 at retail. [Rogers via Engadget]

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4 years ago

Google giving away phones again for devs going to IO conference

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As is quickly becoming the norm at developer conferences, we're getting word that Nexus Ones and Motorola Droids are being given out in advance to developers who plan to attend the Google IO conference next month in San Francisco. (They did it last year, too.) Makes sense, as it's sort of a goodwill thing (or small-scale bribe, some might say), and it's obviously good to have developers actually using some of the top-of-the-line phones.

And before you ask, no, you can't go if you're not already registered. It's all full-up. Sorry, kids.

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4 years ago

HTC growing fast in the U.S., also tight with U.S. carriers now

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According to HTC Peter Chou, HTC growth in the U.S. market has been "faster than others" which is probably due in large part to Android's success here. HTC was the first phone manufacturer to release an Android device and has been on a roll ever since, improving their hardware, writing new software, and basically building better phones. Our apologies to other phone manufacturers but HTC has shown the world how awesome Android can be.

Because of its recent success, HTC's relationship with U.S. carriers have also improved. Chou specifically mentions the Nexus One (which will be available on all 4 carriers) and the Evo 4G (which is on Sprint) as devices that have brought firmer support from US carriers. Chou also says:

"[Verizon and T-Mobile] started treating us as their first-tier suppliers last year. It was difficult for us [to boost our sales] without their support. But their endorsements became a strong momentum" for growth"

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: we're glad that HTC has been in Android's corner since day one. We're even more glad the rest of our lovely country has taken notice. [wsj]

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4 years ago

Review: Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth headset

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Let's talk Bluetooth headsets for a second, shall we? They're not exactly everybody's favorite thing to use, but they're a must-have in the car if you want to stay safe and legal. After the break, we take a look at the Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth headset.

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4 years ago

Need more proof that Verizon's getting the HTC Incredible?

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Look, we're just gonna come out and say it: It hasn't been announced yet, but the HTC Incredible is coming to Verizon. This should not be news to anybody. We've already seen it on video with a Verizon-branded ROM. We've seen it in Verizon's system not once, but twice. It's in the CelleBrite system. It's basically the worst-kept secret Verizon has these days. And above, we see activation instructions that are floating around the Web in various places (including our inbox) today.

So, yeah, it's coming to Verizon. Maybe this week. Maybe it's the Big Red version of the Nexus One. Maybe it's the U.S. version of the Desire. There's a lot we still don't know. But it's coming. Get ready. Thanks to everyone who sent this in

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4 years ago

Google looking for "product marketing manager" for Android, Nexus One

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Would you look at that! Google is getting serious about selling the Nexus One and marketing the Android platform, too. Apparently the folks over at Mountain View have decided not to take the reported less-than-stellar sales (and we're still not buying that, by the way) lying down. A recent Google job listing calls for:

The Android space is a big opportunity for Google, and an area of strategic importance. As Product Marketing Manager for Android and Nexus One, you support the Direct-To-Consumer marketing plans and initiatives that will be rolled out in the coming months. You are focused on increasing the number of device sales and increasing awareness of the Nexus One brand.

This is refreshing news, especially since Google's flagship phone is set to be on all four major carriers by this summer. How will this affect the sales of the phone, when potential buyers still won't be able to lay their hands on it until after they've ordered the phone? Only time can answer that question, but this definitely looks to be a positive next step. [Google via Phandroid]

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4 years ago

Motorola Backflip coming to Germany this month

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It seems that the motorola backflip must be doing a lot of flips because it is sure getting around. Coming this month the Moto Backflip will be released in Germany this month. The Backflip has already been launched here in the US as AT&T's first Android phone, but also in China and Italy. 

You can also read up on the Backflip in our Forums. [unwiredview]

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4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S approved by Bluetooth SIG?

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group just approved a Samsung Android phone that sounds very much like the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S. To quote the Bluetooth SIG description:

I9000 is a Full Touch phone with reinforced features. 4.0 inch OLED screen perform expanding full touch to follow TouchWIZ 3.0. It embedded Android OS. It supports EDGE/GPRS Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900).

The screen size, full touch nature and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities of the "I9000" meets up exactly with the Samsung Galaxy S. However, the Galaxy S was said to have a Super AMOLED screen but we're going to chalk it up as some poor typing mistake rather than disregard this as the Galaxy S. And like what we've seen in CTIA, the Bluetooth SIG filing re-iterates its EDGE/GPRS bands but doesn't specify its 3G bands. Hopefully, Samsung will come to their senses and figure out the US 3G situation cause this Galaxy S is hot. [via phonescoop]

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4 years ago

Android and videos, how to get started

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Hello again everybody!  This week we're leaving all the techie stuff behind and we're going to have some fun.  Android phones are great portable media playesrs -- we just have to get used to a different way of encoding and syncing our media.  While there are lots of way to get it done, we're going to focus on two that use free tools to make the most out of your Android multimedia experience.  So put your ringer on silent, send the kids out to play in the yard and read along after the break.

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