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Kelly Hodgkins

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Bing for Windows Mobile updated to support turn-by-turn navigation

May 12th, 2010

Microsoft threw its Windows Mobile faithful a bit of bone today by updating its Bing application with free turn-by-turn navigation. When using Bing to find directions, a new “navigate” button will allow users to navigate to their destination using voice prompts. The navigation is (obviously) powered by Bing Maps, while the voice components are provided …

Verizon Wireless publicly showcases LTE in a Boston eatery

May 11th, 2010

In April, Verizon Wireless took its new LTE network to the streets, publicly pimping their next-generation, 4G network in Boston, MA. In a three minute promotional video that hit Big Red’s official YouTube, Verizon showcases users canned spontaneous reactions to the 8.5 Mbps download and 2.2 MBps upload speeds offered by the carrier’s new network. …

LG Ally pre-orders begin May 13th, available in all channels on May 20th

May 11th, 2010

Look what we have here…details on the upcoming LG Ally; the entry-level, Android-powered handset that is poised to take on the Motorola Devour. Not nearly as promising as the rumored 1GHz, HD-capable Aloha, the Ally will ship with a 600MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. The side slider will run Android 2.1 “with Google,” …

Samsung Acclaim to hit U.S. Cellular in July

May 10th, 2010

U.S. Cellular, the nation’s #7 carrier, recently confirmed it will be introducing a second Android handset this summer, the Samsung Acclaim — previously known as the R880. The Acclaim is a mid-level handset that will find its niche underneath its flagship cousin, the HTC Desire. Details are scarce, but we we do know is the …

Motorola MT810/820 photographed, detailed in promo video

May 10th, 2010

The Android-powered Motorola MT810 is suffering from an identity crisis as it begins to make its unofficial rounds in China. According the latest rumor, the handset we thought was the MT820 is now being referred to as the MT810, and as the tipster points out, the name discrepancy is secondary to the new photos and …

Android 2.1 update for the DROID Eris coming by month's end?

May 8th, 2010

Seemingly forgotten in the shadow of the Motorola DROID, the DROID Eris may finally see an update to Android 2.1. The support page for the DROID Eris has been updated and now contains information about a new version of Android that is slated to hit the aging handset. Though the Android version included in the …

Hollywood studios gain approval to block analog hole for new releases

May 8th, 2010

Hollywood was granted a major victory by the FCC this past week in a decision that gives the studios permission to shut down the analog ports on home entertainment equipment such as televisions, cable boxes, and satellite receivers. The decision stems from a 2008 request by the Hollywood studios which asked for the power to …

Sprint pushes Android 2.1 update for Moment and Hero back to Q2

May 7th, 2010

Ruh-roh, looks like Samsung Moment and HTC Hero owners rocking on Sprint may have to wait a little longer for Android 2.1 to roll out to their handsets. A brief but oh-so-disappointing post on Sprint’s forums confirms that Sprint will be delaying the update until Q2. Sprint apologized and thanke its customers for their patience, …