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Verizon seems serious about the Motorola DROID, sends out R2D2 toys to the media

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As if the website and TV commercials weren’t enough indication that Verizon is going to make a big push with the Motorola DROID, I just received a remote control Star Wars R2D2 toy from the UPS guy.  Verizon packaged the toy with some batteries, some bubble wrap, and a card that says “11.09 www.droiddoes.com” – and nothing else in the box. Pretty funny. You’ll forgive me if I don’t post a review of this particular DROID, but rest assured that I will certainly be playing with it later today… after I finish with the Samsung Moment that I picked up…

Motorola CLIQ now available as pre-order from T-Mobile USA

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Just a reminder, folks.  The Motorola CLIQ is now up for pre-order at the T-Mobile USA website for existing customers.  It costs $199.99 with a two-year contract (or extension) and costs $449.98 without a contract or contract extension. It was never worded completly clearly, but it seems that pre-orders will ship before the device becomes generally available at retail stores on November 2.

Verizon Motorola DROID TV ads say it is “coming in November”

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I noticed that Verizon is running a TV commercial that offers the same basic content as its promotion website for the Motorola DROID while watching Amazing Race this evening.  The only difference is that instead of a countdown timer, the commercial says “coming in November.” This could mean that we’ll see an unveiling on October 30 and actual device availability in November.

Motorola CLIQ / DEXT review, with video

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Well, I posted my in-depth review of the Motorola CLIQ last night on MobileBurn.com, so you should take a look at it.  I was quite surprised by how much I love the CLIQ. It lacks the software spit and polish of the HTC Hero’s Sense UI, but it still works really, really well.  If you are into social networking, this device is it.  Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Last.fm all integrated with regular text and email messaging (POP, IMAP, and Exchange).  Wow. So rather than rehash everything from the other review, I’ll just link off to there and post a few photos…

BGR posts photo of Motorola DROID (Sholes) with Android 2.0 running

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Not much detail yet, but the Boy Genius has posted a photo to his twitter feed that shows a picture of the Motorola DROID he has in his posession.  Interestingly, the device appears to be running Android 2.0 – Eclair.  We haven’t seen this version of the OS on any other devices so far, and 1.6 just very recently started making it onto the market on devices like the HTC Tattoo. More details when we get them. [via IntoMobile]

Acer unveils A1 Liquid Android phone with WVGA display

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by 4 years ago

Today Acer formally launched its new “Liquid” line of Android powered smartphones.  Though the press release, found after the jump, fails to mention the new phone by name, we have every reason to believe that this is the A1 we’ve seen before, due to its specs. As to those specs, we know the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, and HSPA 3G data.  We also know that it runs Android 1.6 (Donut), which has added support for new screen resolutions.  The company also mentions integration of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Picasa, and Flickr…

Samsung m900 Moment for Sprint unveiled officially

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Samsung released all of the details, and a photo, of its new m900 Moment for Sprint.  The Moment is the first AMOLED touchscreen device on the Sprint network, and it features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.  WiFi and EV-DO Rev. A data are also on-board, of course, and the device even features integration with Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. The 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display features the same half-VGA (320 x 480 pixel) resolution found on most Android devices, and even comes equipped with Microsoft Exchange support built-in.  It measures up at 4.6in…

Samsung jumps the gun, refers to Android-powered Moment for Sprint

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We should be seeing the official release information for the Samsung Moment for Sprint in a little over an hour, but Samsung released a few bits of information on the upcoming device in a press release that recently went across the wire. The Moment-specific excerpt follows: The Samsung Moment integrates the open and innovative Android platform with Google complete with built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube as well as the thousands of applications built on the Android platform. The Moment is the first Sprint device to include a brilliant 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and…

T-Mobile USA adding 3.5mm jack, faux wood finish to myTouch 3G

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T-Mobile USA is soon going to roll out a re-styled and slightly upgraded myTouch 3G according to a press release.  The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition will sport a wood grain guitar finish and will be equipped with a real 3.5mm headphone jack, something the original myTouch 3G is missing. No word yet on pricing or an availability date, but it should be ready for the holiday shopping season. I’ll post a photo or two when our media relations friends on the west coast wake up and send them to me…

Verizon and Google partner up on some new Android phones

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Well, it looks like the fences have finally been mended.  Google and Verizon announced a new co-development partnership today that will see to the creation of new Android-based smartphones that will be sold by Verizon. The hardware manufacturer(s) to be used was not announced, nor were many actual details released, but we can all expect to learn more when Verizon and Google’s CEO team up for a webcast at 10am this morning. Here’s the link to the webcast page.  I recommend you open it in a new window, as it resizes your browser (very rude). [via MobileBurn]