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Motorola Triumph to Go on Sale for $299!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 25, 2011

First it was the LG Optimus V that raised the bar in a big way for budget oriented, yet full feature Android devices. Today, we’re happy to announce that the soon-to-go-on-sale Motorola Triumph is going to take the new crown for “Best Cheap Android phone”. Featuring a large screen, and plenty of horsepower, in a delightfully sturdy and svelte body, there is no doubt in our minds that people are going to be very happy with this latest offering from Motorola.

What makes it cheap and why do you want it? First of, it’s going to cost $299.99, folks. Remember, this is the full, unsubsidized price – so no two year contract. The Triumph, as a [...]

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Waterproof / Life-Proof Android Phones and More Coming From Sony

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 24, 2011

Sony Ericsson has just introduced the Xperia Ray and Active, two high-end Android smartphones, including one that’s water-proof, as the company looks to turn the corner and make some inroads into the highly competitive smartphone market.

Sony Xperia Ray

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is being positioned as an upscale device with a very nice design and an aluminum chassis. It comes with a 3.3-inch touchscreen bearing 854 x 480-pixel resolution. As is to be expected, it will come with an excellent display, and Sony Ericsson has equipped it with the same Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine as is featured on the Sony Xperia Arc.

As with other Sony [...]

 
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Is it a Smartphone? Is it a Tablet? You Decide!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 24, 2011

A relatively unknown player in the mobile space, Imerj, has just dropped a little two screen gem on us. A prototype, it’s designed to be a hybrid smartpad/smartphone. Basically it’s vying for the difficult to distinguish sweet space of something that’s not too big, but also not too small. How does it stack up? Read on to find out, but remember folks, sadly, this is a prototype. Plus, couple in the fact that Imerj isn’t, say, as big as Motorola or Samsung, means that we have to take this with a grain of salt for now. Still – we’re excited.

Running the Android operating system (still unknown which version), this clam shell inspired [...]

 
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Hulu Plus Coming to Android, 6 Phones to Start

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

Looks like there’s more than one company that wants your movie loving attention these days, right? Hulu, which i’m sure you are all familiar appears to be migrating over to Android, and soon. Hulu Plus has just announced to us that they will be offering their service on six devices to start, including the Google Nexus One and Nexus S, Motorola Droid 2, Droid X, and Atrix, and the Inspire 4G from HTC.

While some might say it’s not enough phones, we say it’s a pretty good start. Like any video service, they’ve got their head in the DRM (Digital Right Management) cloud. They have to do their due diligence to protect all that sweet content, so we [...]

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Bolt! Browser App Comes To Android But Still In Beta [Private Invite Included]

by: Aerol BibatJune 23, 2011

[Update] If you want to try this blazing fast browser, can use the code ‘androidauthority’ to participate. Bolt! is starting this private beta off very small, and are only giving away a select number of invites to you, our readers! Enjoy, and you’ll find the link at the bottom.

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Best Buy’s New Cloud Music Service Accessible to Major Platforms

by: Elmer MontejoJune 23, 2011

Sauron, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novels, created

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”

Best Buy seems to be creating something that does something similar to the One Ring, except the “in the darkness bind them” part. But, instead of ruling over, finding, and bringing together all rings, Best Buy’s creation is one for the cloud.

Just yesterday, Best Buy officially launched its Music Cloud service. It is accessible from all major mobile platforms–Android (the greatest, of course), iOS, and BlackBerry. It is also accessible to Windows and Mac [...]

 
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Lenovo Honeycomb Tablet to Cost $499

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

Looks like Android tablet followers are going to have to think a bit harder, as it is looking likelier each day that Lenovo’s Android Honeycomb powered 10.1 tablet is going to come on sale soon. Whenever stores start to receive their SKU’s and info from the manufacturers, actually releasing the product isn’t too far behind. While Lenovo hasn’t revealed an actual release date to us yet, we do know that their K1 tablet received FCC certification back in May.

According to the powerhouse blog Engadget, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet is likely to hit OfficeMax stores very soon. In our opinion, the more the merrier. While some manufacturers like Acer [...]

 
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Asus Transformer Vs Motorola Xoom – Display Fight!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

On a tablet or smartphone, what’s more important than the display you look at and interact with? Very little, arguably. Of course, all things have to work magically, in concert, to achieve a desired experience. Still, screens are what you look at, and as such, are of paramount importance. The world’s first Android Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, was released to great fanfare, and sales didn’t take off. Was it the outrageous initial price tag? Was it the beta-build of Honeycomb? Either way, the fine digital display mavens over at DisplayMate have done their due diligence, and have recently performed a thorough comparison of the displays on the Motorola Xoom and [...]

 
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More Dual Cores Coming Canadians – LG Optimus 2X Coming to WIND Soon!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

LG’s Optimus 2x – originally unveiled at CES, is finally coming to WIND Mobile! Most recently, it was spotted by the fine crew at MobileSyrup, dressed up in WIND’s attire.

The handset revealed that it will be operating on the same frequencies as its US capable cousin, soaring at a very pleasant altitude of 1700MHz.

While there isn’t a confirmed announcement from WIND as of yet – we know that when pics and SKU’s and other things start to emerge, that they can’t hold us back from determining it will be in the hands of consumers very soon.

The Optimus 2X / G2X / LG P999 (WIND) is one heck of an Android phone. [...]

 
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Mozilla Firefox 5 for Android Now in the Market

by: Elmer MontejoJune 23, 2011

Mozilla has been aiming to bring out new features and fresh technologies as fast as it can so that Firefox users can browse the Web as comfortably and as easily as possible. Just about a month after it brought out Firefox 4 for Android, a new version has just arrived this week: Firefox 5, for both desktop and the mobile version for Android, too.

Here’s a quick view of the feature highlights of Firefox 5 (both desktop and mobile versions):

Do Not Track — This feature was first incorporated in Firefox 4 for the desktop and was later on added to the beta version of the Firefox app for Android. The privacy feature is carried over to Firefox 5. Do Not Track [...]
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