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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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Want Your Android Phone to Look Like Honeycomb for Tablets? Check Out Honeycomb3D!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

Have an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, and have it rooted? Want to make it look like Honeycomb? Then we’ve got good news. An awesome new 3D theme has just popped up, dubbed “Honeycomb 3D” Check out the screenshots below, and if you’re feeling adventurous, and want to have a major overhaul of what your Android phone looks like, then follow the simple directions below, and voila – total overhaul! It’ll even work on a rooted Nook tablet too, so it looks like tons more functionality is being extended to an already awesome device!

Instructions

Honeycomb-3D Theme Chooser theme. For Custom ROMS that include the Theme Chooser APP [...]

 
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Awesome Sci-Fi FPS Game for Android: N.O.V.A. 2 HD, Now Available in Android Market

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 23, 2011

A Gameloft original, N.O.V.A. 2 HD, is an exciting game, and it’s available in the Android Market now. It’s a very Halo-esque gaming experience, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and we think you will find it fun and intensely addictive.

Thankfully, it’s just landed in the Android Market, and for the reasonable price of $6.99.

Come on guys, that’s almost the same price it costs to rent a movie or two, and we think it’s a decent price considering how many hours of fun you can have with this game. Stunning visuals, fast-paced action, and intuitive controls – what’s not to like?

N.O.V.A 2 HD is an [...]

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Why Apple Trembles at the Feet of Android

by: Elmer MontejoJune 22, 2011

For a time, Apple was the one of the smartphone world’s darlings. Tough, sturdy, seemingly impenetrable, unique, well-designed. In fact, think of any “wow” adjective, and that has most likely been used to describe Apple already. For a time.

Then came Android, and Apple’s house of glass started to crack, with some parts already shattered.

There’s only one precise word to describe Android’s growth: rapid. It’s precisely the rapidity that makes Apple squirm restlessly. Four hundred thousand (400,000) daily activations of Android devices as of May this year is, to put it mildly, a feat. Thirty six million Android [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi, HTC EVO 3D Now on Sprint

by: Elmer MontejoJune 22, 2011

Two new Android devices–a smartphone and a tablet–are arriving on Sprint this month. The first is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi, which will be available for purchase online on Sprint on June 24 (Friday) for US$500. The second is the HTC EVO 3D, which will be up for preorders right now, but exclusively for Sprint Premier customers for US$200.

You can also go buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi right now at Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon, Micro Center, Tiger Direct, or Newegg. Customers who are wary of online purchases will have to wait one full month before they can get their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi from Sprint stores. The tablet will start reaching [...]

 
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AT&T Version of HTC ChaCha Gets Minor Touchups, Might Come Out on July 17

by: Elmer MontejoJune 21, 2011

HTC’s AT&T version of its “Facebook phone,” the HTC ChaCha, has been spotted on a leaked photo showing a face slightly altered from the one that HTC unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February this year. Pocketnow was tipped with the leak photo and was quick to note that only very little cosmetic changes have been made.

The AT&T version of the HTC ChaCha looks very much similar to the global version, and presumably, will also have the same hardware. Folks are hoping that it will also have the faster 800-MHz processor that replaced the 600-MHz processor of the HTC ChaCha version already launched in the U.K. and elsewhere.

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