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HTC Vivid review

November 16th, 2011

Late last month, AT&T unveiled the first two smartphones that would launch with the ability to access its brand new 4G network (not to be confused with its old 4G network). The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket was a mouthful and a pocketful, identical to T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II save for the addition of an …

Motorola DROID RAZR on sale today, $111 from Amazon

November 11th, 2011

Verizon Wireless’ flagship smartphone for the holiday season, the DROID RAZR, will finally become available Friday at 11:11 a.m. local time. The 7.1-millimeter thin smartphone features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display, a dual-core 1.2GHz TI processor, 16GB of internal storage plus an expansion slot, an 8-megapixel primary camera capable of recording 1080p HD …

HTC Vivid hands-on

November 3rd, 2011

AT&T’s first two LTE-enabled smartphones were unveiled earlier this week and they’re certainly strong handsets on paper, but we had a chance to put these smartphones through the paces earlier this afternoon to see how they perform in the real world. The first device we checked out was HTC’s Vivid, a supersized Gingerbread phone with …

Verizon Wireless issues HTC ThunderBolt Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update

October 26th, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced on Wednesday that it is beginning to issue an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update to its HTC ThunderBolt customers. In addition to bringing the device from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to Android 2.3, the update will add a new Download Manager application, app and power management tools, a refreshed home screen with new widgets …

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e 7-inch Android tablet landing in October for $200

October 25th, 2011

ViewSonic announced on Monday that its ViewPad 7e Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet will be available in North America by the end of October for $199.99. The ViewPad 7e offers a 7-inch display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution, a user interface with 3D “holographic visual effects,” a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, a micro-HDMI port, …

Android 4.0 coming to Nexus S, other Gingerbread phones

October 19th, 2011

Google on Wednesday confirmed that its next-generation Android operating system will soon become available as an update for the Nexus S and other Gingerbread phones. Engadget reports that Google executives Gabe Cohen and Matias Duarte have both confirmed that an update is already in the works for Google’s previous-generation Nexus smartphone, and the same process being …

Verizon unveils DROID RAZR by Motorola, pre-orders begin October 27th for $299.99

October 18th, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced the DROID RAZR by Motorola on Tuesday, a brand new Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) smartphone that will take advantage of the carrier’s 4G LTE network. The device is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a Super AMOLED Advanced display with a qHD resolution, 32GB of memory including 16GB of on-board storage …

AT&T unwraps five new Android phones for the holidays

October 11th, 2011

AT&T committed to the launch of 12 Android smartphones in 2011 but once the carrier’s latest batch of devices hits store shelves, it will have surpassed that goal. AT&T on Tuesday announced five new Android-powered handsets from the CTIA show in San Diego, bringing the carrier’s total to 19 devices this year. The star of …

HTC Sensation XL announced, Beats audio included

October 6th, 2011

HTC just took the wraps off the company’s latest device, the much-leaked HTC Sensation XL, also known by the code name “Runymede.” The specifications on the handset itself read much like the company’s HTC Titan Windows Phone device, and highlights include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4.7-inch display, HSPA, an 8-megapixel …