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4 years ago

Video of the Nexus One keyboard issue

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Remember how we talked about occasional problems with the Nexus One's on-screen keyboard occasionally going haywire? Managed to catch it on video this time. I'm perfectly willing to blame my own fat fingers for the majority of my typing problems, but there's clearly an issue here, even if it's only intermittent.

And as for the support thread in Google's forums: It's continuing to grow, though it's been three days since we've seen an official announcement on the issue. Stay tuned, folks, and check out my experience after the break.

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4 years ago

Possible Magic follow-up user agent pops up

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Need more proof that the long-rumored HTC myTouch Slide (aka the myTouch 2 and Espresso) is on the way? This may be it. The user-agent string (which is what identifies browsers to the Web sites on which they're calling) is live at HTC. It clearly shows a 320x480 screen (same size as the myTouch 3G) along with a QWERTY keyboard. Still looking at a possible launch in May. It's also being called a possible follow to the HTC Magic, which is still in the same ballpark. We'll have to see, of course, as nothing's been announced.

HTC via Unwired View

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4 years ago

Nokia Review -- Smartphone Round Robin

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Nokia. The invisible giant. The king of kings. It's the elephant, if you will. And yes, it's the world's most popular smartphone platform. It's true, even with little to no footprint in the US, Nokia has managed to become wildly successful, landing atop the world smartphone marketshare with a ton of room to spare. Any way you spin it, the world we live in is simply dominated by Nokia smartphones.

How? Well, making awesome phones for one. But they've also been invested in the smartphone market for quite some time and have done an incredible job around the world. Here in the US? We hardly think of smartphone when we hear Nokia--in fact, I think of my first cell phone. I think of playing snake with those gelly buttons. I don't think Linux. I don't think open source. I don't think of awesome phones. Nokia is all about that. And that's what we're taking a look at.

It's going to be an interesting ride because this is our very first time using a Nokia smartphone, in fact, it's the first time we ever included Nokia in the Smartphone Round Robin.

Read on for the full review of Nokia from an Android perspective!

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4 years ago

Now Rogers' Dream AND Magic have 911 issues

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Remember that little problem HTC Dream owners were having with 911 on the Rogers network? It's spreading, and it looks like the HTC Magic (that's the one on the left) has caught the bug, too. And the fix is the same, too: Turn off GPS. Here's the official statement from Rogers.

“We are in the process of contacting all of our Magic customers by text message asking them to disable GPS location on their Rogers HTC Magic device to ensure all 911 calls complete.

To turn off your GPS, go to Menu>Settings>Location>Uncheck Enable GPS Satellite. Again, let's hope we see a fix for this real quick. [via MobileSyrup]

 

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4 years ago

Motoroi caught on video with multitouch

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So here's some video of the Motorola Motoroi (aka the Sholes Tablet) in its Korean form. It should give you a decent idea of what we believe is coming to the United States at some point. Oh, and see that pinch-and-zoom action going on there? Don't get too used to that. Video after the break. (Thanks to everyone who sent this in.)

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4 years ago

Review: Handmark TweetCaster beta


Twitter clients seemingly are a dime a dozen these days, but that doesn't mean there's no room for new contenders. Enter Handmark's TweetCaster, which has been in a closed beta for a little while now and isn't yet available to the general public (but it should be soon). We've put it through its paces on the Motorola Droid. Will it be able to stand up to heavyweights like Seesmic and Twidroid Pro? Find out after the break.

Update: Our pal Matt Miller at ZDNet gives TweetCaster the what-for in a video review. Check it out.

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4 years ago

Moto Droid update, Nexus One or Droid, Sprint HTC Hero and Android 2.1, Facebook, WMExperts needs your help

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4 years ago

Waiting in the T-Mobile wings: Zeppelin, myTouch Slide, myTouch 3G refresh

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Our pals at TMoNews have been busy, and they're nailing down some rumored T-Mobile Android devices (some of which we've seen as recently as yesterday), bringing us dates. In a nutshell:

And the Boy Genius Report says the original myTouch 3G is having a 3.5mm headphone jack added (huzzah!) and should be available on Feb. 10.

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4 years ago

T-Mobile loosens SIM unlocking policy

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With the launch of the Nexus One on T-Mobile, the spotlight has been cast on "unlocked" GSM phones of late, or how to unlock a phone. (The short version is you need a code.) It's not a huge deal in the United States, especially because T-Mobile and AT&T don't use the same 3G radio frequencies, so swapping isn't too terribly common, but it does happen. But if you're going overseas and want to use another operator's SIM card, it's something you're going to need to do.

And that brings us back to T-Mobile, which starting Thursday will make FlexPay and PostPaid accounts eligible for SIM unlocks after 40 days, instead of the usual 90 days, with a couple small caveats. Also, if you've canceled your account and it was in good standing when you did so (i.e. you don't owe a boatload of money or anything), you can get the SIM unlock code. Nicely done, T-Mobile. [via TMoNews]

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4 years ago

Sony Ericsson working on 3D mapping

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Here's something on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that wasn't part of the hands-on demo we got at CES: 3D satellite maps. SE has an Android 3D Landscape SDK that "uses unique maps in 3D and fast methods for rendering the maps which makes it possible to show realtime 3D maps in high quality. The maps for the SDKs are downloaded from a backend server and buffered in the mobile as needed."

Right now they only have Stokholm, Sweden, worked up, but SE says more should be added later. Check out the video after the break. [SE Labs via Android and Me]

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