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AT&T announces HTC Status Facebook phone

June 29th, 2011

AT&T on Wednesday announced a smartphone BGR readers knew was coming — the HTC Status. AT&T’s version of the HTC ChaCha is now official, and it features Facebook integration deeper than any other phone on the market, barring the HTC Salsa, of course. We’ve already seen it live and in person, and we’ve handled the …

iOS vs. Android: Which mobile OS is more secure?

June 28th, 2011

A new independent study by security experts at Symantec attempted to measure how secure Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform are, and also to determine how these mobile platforms stack up against desktop operating systems. Symantec claims that these mobile platforms are much more secure than today’s popular desktop operating systems, though the firm does note that …

Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G tablet now available

June 24th, 2011

The wait is over — Sprint’s brand new EVO 3D Android smartphone and EVO View 4G tablet are now available to all customers. The EVO 3D, which offers a glasses-free 4.3-inch 3D display, 4G WiMAX connectivity, a 1.2GHz processor, and the ability to record 1080p video, is available for $199.99 with a new two-year Sprint …

Sony Ericsson outs Xperia ray, Xperia active, and txt [video]

June 23rd, 2011

During the CommunicAsia trade show in Singapore on Wednesday, Sony Ericsson officially took the wraps off of three new devices: the Xperia ray, the Xperia active, and the “txt.” The Android 2.3-powered Xperia ray sports a 9.4mm thin profile, a 3.3-inch “Reality” display with an 854 x 480 resolution, an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, and …

Android U.S. market share slides in March quarter as iPhone gains

June 21st, 2011

Google’s share of the U.S. smartphone market dipped for the first time since 2009 according to Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf. Needham says Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to …

HTC EVO View 4G review

June 15th, 2011

Sprint took the wraps off of its EVO View 4G tablet during CTIA 2011 in March — the device is nearly identical to the HTC Flyer, save for its support for Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. As an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet, the View 4G is a bit less versatile than Honeycomb products from Asus, LG, …

HTC Sensation 4G review

June 14th, 2011

The HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile is arguably one of the carrier’s best smartphones ever. It’s packed to the brim with features and impressive specs, it’s lightning quick, incredibly well-built, and it runs HTC’s latest and greatest Sense user interface. Can it compete with other Android devices like the T-Mobile G2x, though? How does a …

Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T makes an appearance

June 12th, 2011

Holding out for arguably the best Android device in the world to finally hit AT&T? Well, it’s coming. We don’t know exactly when, but thanks to an international Samsung Facebook page, the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T looks like it has been updated to the carrier’s specifications, sporting four Android menu keys and styling similar to …