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Droid 3 torn down, contains snips and snails and puppy dog tails (and smartphone parts)

Droid 3 torn down, contains snips and snails and puppy dog tails (and smartphone parts)

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What man builds, man must also take apart. At least that's how it goes for the folks at iFixit (we're not letting them near our phones any time soon), who snagged one of them newfangled Motorola Droid 3s and have thoroughly disassembled it. And, low and behold, it's a smartphone. No real surprises -- it's a 4-inch Droid 3 with Gorilla Glass and a dual-core TI OMAP processor, plus all...

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer in the midst of an update, still says Android 3.1

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer in the midst of an update, still says Android 3.1

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We know, we know. Now that the Motorola Xoom's getting Android 3.2, everybody else wants in as well. Can't blame ya. And while the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (read our full review) appears to be in the throes of yet another OTA update, it's still showing Android 3.1 in ye olde about page.Before anybody gets all out of whack, ASUS has said this week that Android 3.2 is in testing for the...

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

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If you've got an HTC ThunderBolt on Verizon, chances are you spend a lot of time charging the thing. I will never again be plugging in my ThunderBolt, however. Picked up Verizon's wireless charging battery cover for it recently and paired it up with an inductive charging pad -- it uses that newfangled Qi charging system -- and couldn't be happier. Here's how it works: You pop the...