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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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4 years ago

Google delays 2 Android phones in China

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Looks like we might be seeing the first fallout in Google's tiff with China over reported cyber attacks and having to censor search results because of Chinese law. The launch of pair of Android-powered smartphones -- one from Motorola and another from Samsung -- scheduled for this week has been delayed. According to Reuters:

A source familiar with the situation said Google Inc wanted customers to have a "positive experience" with the product, but felt that would be difficult considering the publicity surrounding the company in China at present.

That's likely just another early move in what's going to be a lengthy chess match. Good thing we all have good seats. [via Phone Scoop]

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4 years ago

Motorola Motoroi Coming To The US, Wait What?!

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Huh? It looks like we, the United States of America, will be able to feel the 'bump' of the Motoroi too? Um, huh? Just yesterday, we had reported that the Motorola Motoroi would be the first Motorola Android device in South Korea and we fully expected it to stay in the Far East like other Motorola Android devices. But it looks like we were wrong. Hooray?

According a SK Telecom Exec:

"The Motoroi is a different model from the Droid, and it will be launched in the United States around March," Bae Joon-dong, senior vice president of SK Telecom, said at a press conference.

And a Motorola Exec:

"The product will be launched in other markets around the world," Rick Wolochatiuk, president and representative director of Motorola Korea, said.

On one hand, the Motoroi packs some really impressive specs (8mp camera, 720p video recording, HDMI out). But on the other, it's kind of ugly and certainly not the most ideal Droid successor (in terms of style). We have some faith though, the China-only Motorola Android devices we saw at CES we're of really high build quality and we walked away really impressed. Maybe we'll fall in love with the bump like we did the chin?

[korea herald via gizmodo]

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4 years ago

Motorola Milestone Has Been Rooted

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Though it may seem like Android phones are getting rooted faster and faster, rooting the Motorola Milestone actually took a bit of time. But wait no more because the Milestone (GSM version of the Droid that packs multitouch) has been rooted for full access to all the joy, goodies, and fun times that come along with custom ROMs and the like. Run 2.1? Go for it. Run Sense? Even better. Obviously, you have to be careful because bricked Android phones do make for some amazingly expensive paperweights, so tread carefully.

But if you're daring enough, the instructions are over at redmondpie.

thanks for the tip Taimur!

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4 years ago

Dell Mini 5 Streak Tablet Gets A Tear Down, Packs Snapdragon

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We've known that Dell was making an Android Tablet for quite some time but official details have been rather slim. Luckily, some enterprising user hasn't just gotten their hands on a Dell Mini 5 Tablet but gave it the old fashioned video teardown to boot. We now know that the Dell Mini 5 Tablet will pack a 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, 1530mAh battery, 3G SIM Card slot, 2 MicroSD slots, and Wi-Fi. Basically, this thing has a chance at being very awesome.

Other details have yet to become official. Is it headed to AT&T? Will it be affordable? Hopefully we'll know soon. In the meantime, hit the jump to watch the tear down video. The soundtrack is just awesome.

[via gizmodo]

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