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Google’s Android team makes some big changes

When you think of the people who represent Android, who do you think of? For me, other than Andy, it would have to be Erick Tseng. As Senior Android Product Manager, he’s been present at most press gatherings, going as far as leading the stage at the Nexus One launch. I’m sure Google is sad to see him go, but his destination comes as no… Read more

What you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G

Now that the dust has settled, here are a few things that you might like to know about the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint. Pricing The device itself is $199.99 (with new contract, after rebate).  There are rumors that it will be $450 without a contract.  I would expect it to be closer to the Nexus One/Incredible price of $529.99.  Nothing is confirmed though. … Read more

LG Ally available for pre-order on Verizon

As expected, the LG Ally is now available for pre-order on Verizon’s website.  You can order one for $99.99 (new contract, after mail-in rebate) or drop $369.99 sans contract and it will be delivered on May 20th.  Not a bad price for an Android 2.1 smartphone.  The Ally comes with a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, 3.2″ 800×480 capacitive touchscreen, 3.2MP AF… Read more

BREAKING: HTC EVO 4G available June 4th for $199.99

Here it is folks; The HTC EVO 4G will be available June 4th for $199.99.  That puts it on par with many of the other Android superphones on the market.  What sets this apart from the rest of the pack is the 4.3″ screen and the ability to become a 3G/4G hotspot for up to 8 devices. Is this the droid you’re looking for? America’s First 4G Phone, HTC… Read more

Upcoming LG Ally Review

Hey gang.  I’ll getting my hands on an LG Ally tomorrow.  If you have any questions that you’d like answered, leave a comment here or send a tweet to @breon.  I’ll do the best I can to answer your questions. And for your reading pleasure, a press release: VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE PHONES CONNECT CUSTOMERS TO THE SUPERHERO WITHIN New LG Ally… Read more

HTC sues Apple for patent infringement

Today, HTC filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission claiming that Apple is infringing on five of their patents.  They have asked the ITC to stop the sale of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the US.  Frankly, I had a feeling this was coming.  You may remember that HTC and Microsoft recently signed a patent agreement.  HTC may use this… Read more

Garminfone. T-Mobile. June. $200.

That’s $200 with a new contract and qualifying plan, $450 outright. T-Mobile has bundled some services and apps together, but underneath, this one has all of the features of a Garmin Navigation unit that you would find in a car and will be controlled via a 3.5″ touch screen. Can Garmin compete with Google in the cell phone navigation department? After… Read more

LG Ally hands on

Aaron from phoneDog got to handle LG’s latest Android (2.1) at the launch party in NYC. It’s not the monster many were expecting when the device was called Aloha, but it does look like it will be a nice, cheaper alternative to Incredible for Verizon customers when it launches on May 20th for $99.99 after $100 rebate on a new two-year contract. Via… Read more

The story of HTC (in two and a half minutes)

My favorite handset manufacturer recently uploaded a short video titled “The Quietly Brilliant Story of HTC”.  I knew that HTC has been around for awhile, but I didn’t know that they were behind some of the popular, early PDAs and smartphones.  It’s good to see them in the spotlight, rather than behind the scenes (no pun… Read more

Sprint and Samsung deliver the first Citrix Ready device

You might be thinking “What does this mean for me?”.  While the casual Android may never utilize this feature, this is big news for folks that use their phone for business.  The Samsung Moment is the first Android device to pass Citrix certification.  Citrix offers several platforms that allow users to connect to remotely connect to their desktop… Read more

CSL Limited brings the HTC Desire to Hong Kong

Today, HTC announced that they will be exclusivley partnering with CSL Limited to release the HTC Desire in Hong Kong.  We can add this to the growing list of international carriers that will stock the HTC superphone.  The Desire will be offered via CSL’s one2free and 1010 brands, and comes in its standard flavor with a 2GB microSD card. Aenil Premji,… Read more

Google I/O Android Sessions

Google I/O is just around the corner and there is certainly a lot of buzz around mobile and Android.  Each day has a full track dedicated to Android and there are two Fireside Chats specifically targeting our little green buddy.  The sessions range from beginner to advanced, with three sessions still “TBA”.  I’d be willing to bet that these are reserved… Read more