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T-Mobile gets its first no-contract 4G smartphone -- the Samsung Exhibit II 4G

T-Mobile gets its first no-contract 4G smartphone -- the Samsung Exhibit II 4G

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Available at Walmart on Oct. 27, nationwide Nov. 2 T-Mobile tonight announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, a 3.7-inch, Android 2.3 Ginerbread smartphone. It'll be available in Walmart stores on Oct. 27, and nationwide starting Nov. 2. It's T-Mobile's first no-contract phone and will sell outright for $199. If you prefer to sign away two years, khowever, you can snag the phone for just $...

Amazon building 'millions more' Kindle Fires than planned, thanks to pre-orders

Amazon building 'millions more' Kindle Fires than planned, thanks to pre-orders

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Amazon released its third-quarter earnings today. And while the Kindle Fire isn't yet available, CEO Jeff Bezos is pimping pre-orders like they're they lifeblood of the company. And if the rhetoric is even half true, it might well be. Bezos said they're already increasing manufacturing capacity "and building millions more than we'd already planned." Not bad for a device that nobody in...

No, the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have Gorilla Glass, and, no, that doesn't mean the phone sucks

No, the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have Gorilla Glass, and, no, that doesn't mean the phone sucks

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Here we go again. Somewhere along the way, someone got it in their head that Samsung Galaxy Nexus has Gorilla Glass. Only it doesn't. And so far as we can tell, there's never been an official spec listing that said it did. And today, Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, tweeted that, in fact, the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have Gorilla Glass. Repeat: The Galaxy Nexus doesn't have Gorilla...

Motorola, on Twitter, says RAZR, Bionic and Xoom will get Ice Cream Sandwich within 6 weeks of code drop (Update: Or not)

Motorola, on Twitter, says RAZR, Bionic and Xoom will get Ice Cream Sandwich within 6 weeks of code drop (Update: Or not)

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Update 2: And we've gotten further clarification directly from Moto, which now says it "will provide more precise guidance on timing within 6 weeks post public push of ICS by Google." Update: And proving our point that Twitter isn't exactly the best way to go about something like this, Motorola has deleted any Tweet that references doing anything with a 6-week window.  Carry on....