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Verizon Samsung DROID Charge hands-on!

April 26th, 2011

We just got our hands on a brand new Samsung DROID Charge from Verizon Wireless (thanks, FedEx!), and we’ve been checking out the carrier’s second 4G LTE smartphone for a little while. Here are some of our first impressions: Right out of the box we were blown away by the DROID Charge’s 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus …

Verizon outs rugged Casio G’zOne Commando Android smartphone

April 26th, 2011

Verizon Wireless just took the wraps off of the Casio G’zOne Commando, its first rugged Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone. The G’zOne Commando meets mil-spec 810g standards for resistance against rain, immersion, shock, dust, vibration, humidity, salt fog, solar radiation, altitude, and low and high temperatures. It packs a 5-megapixel camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Verizon …

Verizon reveals HTC DROID Incredible 2, landing April 28th for $200

April 26th, 2011

Verizon Wireless has just officially announced the HTC DROID Incredible 2, its latest Android 2.2 device. The DROID Incredible 2 sports a 4-inch Super LCD display, a 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. It also packs a 3G Mobile Hotspot feature that allows you to share …

Barnes & Noble NOOK Color updated with Android 2.2, NOOK Apps

April 25th, 2011

On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will be updating the NOOK Color eReader with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a number of other enhancements. The software patch — which will deliver Adobe Flash Player support – adds a NOOK Friends beta social network for sharing books, 15 new NOOK Kids Read and Play books, …

ThunderBolt outsells iPhone 4 at Verizon, firm claims

April 20th, 2011

AT&T on Wednesday reported impressive first-quarter iPhone activations that hardly seemed affected by the carrier’s recent loss of iPhone exclusivity. Now, investment research firm ITG is suggesting Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4 might not even be the carrier’s top seller anymore. As reported by the New York Post, ITG claims that the 4G LTE-capable HTC ThunderBolt …

Verizon's Samsung Fascinate fitted with Froyo

April 20th, 2011

Fascinate owners, the day hath finally cometh. Verizon Wireless has announced that its iteration of Samsung’s original Galaxy S handset, known as the Fascinate, will be updated to Froyo (Android 2.2). Documentation indicates that the code bump — labeled i500.ED01 — will bring support for Flash 10.1, improve JavaScript performance, and pack a handful of …

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G now available

April 20th, 2011

If you’ve been patiently waiting to get your paws on the Sidekick’s sweet, sweet, keyboard, the wait is over. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G — built by Samsung — sports a 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and HSPA+ radio for access to T-Mobile’s 4G network. Despite packing more heat than any other Sidekick …

T-Mobile G2x review

April 18th, 2011

LG hasn’t launched a high-end Android smartphone in the U.S. for some time now — sure, it shipped the Optimus on multiple carriers, and Verizon launched the Ally a few years back, but neither was capable of holding a candle to other first-rate devices. That all changes with the G2x however, which is no doubt …

Sprint announces eco-friendly Samsung Replenish Android smartphone

April 15th, 2011

Sprint on Friday announced the latest addition to its Android lineup, the Samsung Replensih. Billed as an eco-friendly smartphone, the Replenish is constructed of recycled and recyclable materials. It will also be the first Android-powered smartphone from Sprint that will not require the company’s $10 premium monthly data charge since the carrier made the new …

Daily Android activations surpass 350,000 mark

April 15th, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Android is kind of a big deal. Some research firms say it’s already the world’s top smartphone operating system, having recently passed Symbian’s quarterly sales pace for the first time, and just about every firm on the planet is predicting that Android’s market share will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. …