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Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

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Porting and running Android applications on BlackBerry hardware is nothing new. Since the inclusion of an Android App Player in PlayBook OS 2.0, Android developers have had an additional outlet to which they can distribute their creations with minimal time and effort. Indeed, we first got our Android eye on things a little under a year ago at BlackBerry Devcon Europe. Things in the...

Fitbit recruiting private beta testers for Android sync, Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners only need apply

Fitbit recruiting private beta testers for Android sync, Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners only need apply

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With the launch of their latest personal fitness product a few days ago, Fitbit also brought news that syncing with Android devices was finally on the horizon. As such, they're now recruiting for willing volunteers for a private beta test. Initially, only Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 owners need apply, and only users of the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip. They're also looking for...

ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

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As with so many of the devices announced at CES this week, the ZTE Grand S has leaked all over the place in the run up to the show. Nevertheless, today ZTE has made the device officially official, and they're bringing their 'A' game to the table with it.  Like fellow devices from Sony, and Huawei, the Grand S packs a 5 inch, 1080p display. They're billing it as the "worlds thinnest...

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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The Acer Iconia B1-A71 -- rolls right of the tongue, doesn't it -- is the manufacturer's latest Android tablet offering with a distinctly budget target market. While the hardware specs are pretty low end compared to some of the latest and greatest, it does at least bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a reasonable price.  When the device leaked pre-CES, we were expecting the B1-A71 to be...

Sprint to introduce local FM Radio on selected smartphones later in the year

Sprint to introduce local FM Radio on selected smartphones later in the year

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FM radio may not be top of the shopping list when shopping for a new smartphone, but nevertheless it's a feature many want to have. Sprint is jumping into the FM radio space having today announced a preliminary agreement with the American radio industry. It will enable Sprint customers to listen to local FM radio content on a range of their new smartphones starting later this year.  All...

Alcatel introduces One Touch Evo7 HD tablet with Jelly Bean and 4G capabilities

Alcatel introduces One Touch Evo7 HD tablet with Jelly Bean and 4G capabilities

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Not content with releasing 5 smartphones so far this week, Alcatel is also today announcing the launch of a new tablet with cellular data capabilities. The One Touch Evo7 HD is a 7-inch tablet, that can be upgraded to 3G/4G via a removable data module that can be installed or removed to each users desires.  Spec wise, the Evo7 HD will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean over the top of a 1.2GHz...