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U.S. Cellular launching LG Apex November 19th, $80

November 18th, 2010

Today, regional wireless provider U.S. Cellular announced the availability of a new, mid-range, Android smartphone, the LG Apex. The Apex, which will hit sales channels on the 19th of November, sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, full-QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1. The device will retail for $79.99 with a signed two-year contract and $80 …

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab coming to AT&T November 21st, $649?

November 11th, 2010

Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless have all announced a release date (or released) the Samsung Galaxy Tab, however, for the most part, AT&T has kept quiet. Perhaps it is because they are the only U.S. carrier that can natively support the cellular radio in the iPad? Maybe they are waiting for the second generation Tab? …

Verizon announces pricing, availability of Motorola Citrus

November 10th, 2010

Today, Verizon Wireless announced the pricing and availability of its mid-range, full-touchscreen smartphone, the Motorola Citrus. For those that need a quick refresher, the Cirtus is and Android 2.1 handset with a 3.0-inch QVGA display, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, 3 megapixel digital camera, EV-DO Rev. 0, SWYPE keyboard, and the MOTOBLUR UI. The device …

HTC Wildfire coming to regional carriers in North America

October 28th, 2010

Today, via a press release, HTC announced that it would bring its compact, Android handset — the Wildfire — to “multiple regional North American carriers beginning in Q4 2010.” The Wildfire is a mid-range Android set with a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen display, 528MHz processor, 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, …

Winamp beta comes to Android Market

October 21st, 2010

We recently dedicated a Throwback Thursday to Winamp and, as many of you were quick to point out, the product is still alive and quite awesome. Today, via a blog post, Winamp maker Nullsoft reminded us just how awesome their product is with the release of a Winamp beta for Android. The media player, which …

Sprint officially unveils LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio, and Samsung Transform

October 6th, 2010

On schedule and as reported, Sprint has officially announced the addition of the LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio, and Samsung Transform to its Android handset lineup. The LG Optimus S in an Android 2.2 device that boasts a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, visual voicemail, Sprint ID, Wi-Fi (with hotspot capabilities), GPS, 1500 …

T-Mobile's Android Wi-Fi Calling explained

October 6th, 2010

This morning, T-Mobile announced that Wi-Fi calling would be coming to select Android handsets in the near future. We reached out to our friends at T-Mobile to ask what the difference — if any — would be between Wi-Fi calling on an Android device versus a non-Android device. Here is T-Mobile’s response: Wi-Fi Calling for Android …

Verizon Wireless announces Motorola DROID Pro and CITRUS

October 5th, 2010

Today, Verizon Wireless announced the addition of two Motorola, Android handset to their smartphone lineup, the DROID Pro and CITRUS. The DROID Pro is a candybar-style, Android 2.2, world-phone that is, to be blunt, not what anyone really expected. The CITRUS is a full-touchscreen Android 2.1 device, complete with MOTOBLUR, and  full touchscreen display. The …

Motorola's BRAVO, FLIPOUT, FLIPSIDE handsets come to AT&T

October 5th, 2010

Today, AT&T announced three additions to its Android handset lineup, the Motorola BRAVO, FLIPSIDE, and FLIPOUT; all of which will run the Android 2.1 operating system and the MOTOBLUR interface. The BRAVO is a 3.7-inch, WVGA, full-touchscreen device with an 800 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, and DLNA support. The FLIPSIDE has a 3.1-inch HVGA …

Samsung Galaxy S line getting Android 2.2 in late October?

September 21st, 2010

The Facebook page of Samsung Mobile España has posted up a quick note that seems to indicate the Samsung Galaxy S will be getting its Android 2.2 update in “late October.” Why is this important? Samsung previously indicated that, like the roll out of the device, updates to the various handset models would come more …