Posts by Breon Nagy

Delicious Froyo; Now with more FRF72 goodness (yum!)

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Google has released a new build for Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the Nexus One;  Build FRF72.  It’s unclear what exactly is in this build.  Some are saying it’s faster yet and offers better battery life.  Apparently some internal memory has been freed up as well.  One thing is known, protected apps have disappeared from the Market.  This is pretty common… Read more

Attention myTouch 3G Slide owners: Get Vlingo for free

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That’s right.  Vlingo is free, for a limited time, for MT3GS owners.  All you have to do is visit Vlingo’s site from your computer, click the “download now” button for Android, fill out the form and BAM, you’ll be emailed a download link.  This only works on the Slide (Tested by our fearless leader, John).  Trust me.  I tried on my Hero.  The rest… Read more

Android 2.1 takes the cake

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Maybe I should have said “takes the eclair”.  Regardless, Google has recently updated their Platform Version page, which clearly shows that Android 2.1 is winning the version race with 50%.  The 2.1 update is now available for the Eris, Hero (Sprint and GSM), and Moment.  Since some of these updates were over-the-wire, and SOME carriers (*cough*… Read more

World-wide screen shortage affecting stock levels

Visiting Verizon’s Incredible product page only leads to minor depression, as the “in-stock” date continues to evade summer.  First it was the beginning of June, then the middle of June.  At the time of writing this the magical in-stock date is July 13th. Verizon isn’t the only carrier that can’t keep a phone in stock.  Sprint is also struggling… Read more

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide how-to videos

T-Mobile is pretty good about posting how-to videos for new devices.  The myTouch 3G Slide is no exception.  Here’s the video for the Genius button.  The rest of the videos can be found here.  They also posted eight videos about the features of the phone.  Those are here.  Check them out if you just picked up the device, or are curious about… Read more

Sprint HTC EVO 4G get its “First” commercial

Are you anxiously awaiting for the launch of the EVO 4g?  I am.  While I haven’t seen it on TV, Sprint has uploaded the first EVO commercial to their YouTube account.  The “Rube Goldberg-esque” video shows “firsts” in technology.  The phone is visible in the end, but only for a short… Read more

Android 2.1 has a commanding lead in the fragmentation race

Android is ever evolving.  In the past year and a half, there have been several major updates to the OS.  These updates pushed innovation forward, but opened a divide as not all handsets received the updates. In the past, developers were blind as to how many, of each version, were out there. Every couple of weeks, or so, Google now updates their… Read more

Archos 7 Home Tablet now available

I just wanted to drop a quick note, letting you know that the Archos 7 Home Tablet is now available for order on Amazon.com.  The product page also went live at Archos.com.  I think this device has some potential.  It’s certainly the right price, at $199.99.  I don’t think it’s an “iPad killer” though. Source: Archos Twitter Tech… Read more

[Updated] Breon’s HTC EVO 4G full written review (Sprint)

Preface: This post is full of multimedia content (and WIN).  I tried to organize it the best I could.  Also, Minneapolis doesn’t currently have 4G/WiMax coverage.  I couldn’t even find any test towers. I won’t be able to answer any questions about 4G reception. I can tell you there’s a sweet 4G toggle widget. Lastly, like most of my reviews, I… Read more