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Kyocera’s Zio M6000 won’t break the bank

And unlike other budget Androids, this one touts some pretty impressive specs, considering the rumored unsubsidized price range of $169 to $216. The Zio’s display is 3.5 inches at 800×480, and the phone is equipped with a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor. It’s thought to be launching with Android 1.6, which may be a detractor for some but we don’t yet know if it… Read more

CTIA: Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung has unveiled (apparently through some bizarre play) their latest Android, the Galaxy S. The phone marks a turnpoint in Samsung’s direction, featuring a 4″ super AMOLED display and a 1GHz processor – reportedly the new standard for Samsung smart phones. The device has a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus, a front-facing VGA cam, a 15 mAh battery,… Read more

Dell’s Mini 3 is Aero, headed for AT&T

After all of the hubbub surrounding AT&T’s handling of the Motorola Backflip, one would hope that the company’s next Android would signal a more complete and up-to-date experience for consumers, but I’m not holding my breath. It seems that contracts and beef between industry beasts are often more significant in the way things shake out than consumer… Read more

Coverage of CTIA

I’m not in Las Vegas to cover this year’s CTIA happenings but I am covering everything I can from the confines of my office in Portland. I’ll be tagging all of my CTIA-related posts “CTIA” so you can get a stream of this week’s industry news by clicking right here. PhoneDog is on the scene, so expect plenty of hands on videos and reports from various… Read more

SMS Counter review

Ahh spring. Birds chirping, flowers budding, streams flowing, and my cell phone contract ending. Right around this time two years ago, I jumped right into a contract, signing away my cellular freedom. While I don’t necessarily regret doing that, it couldn’t hurt to check and see if my plan could use some revamping. I know I don’t need to change the amount… Read more

The Saturday Wrap: 03/20/10

To subscribe to the DroidDog Saturday Wrap, click here. Looking for a weekly nutshell of Android news? The Saturday Wrap is for you. You may have noticed that DroidDog eased off of the EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!! over the past week. It has been kind of slow anyways, outside of lawsuit drama and Google’s entrance into the set-top box game – two stories that we… Read more

DroidWars: Twitter clients – Q1, 2010

This installment of DroidWars is all about the Twitter clients available in the Android Market. There are plenty to choose from and they’ve become so polished and feature rich that one could literally spend weeks testing out top contenders before claiming one as their own. I can’t say that I’ve really settled on one permanently; I use whatever I perceive… Read more

Good grief, Droid update postponed

I think this will be my last Droid 2.1 update post. There have been so many false starts; so many bad rumors, that I just don’t think it’s worth mentioning after today. How many times have we read that this thing was just around the corner now? Ugh. It will come when it comes. Looks like a serious bug – possibly a security flaw – has the update, which was… Read more

Sony Ericsson X10: unboxing and hands on

Well I know I’m not the only one who’s been waiting impatiently for this one. Does the phone feel as nice as it looks? Does the UX perform as smoothly and quickly as it does in SE’s promo videos? So far, I’m impressed. I have noticed a couple of small detractors in Sony Ericsson’s sex machine but I’ve only been using it for a couple of hours. There is… Read more

Samsung i899

Specs: 3.2 inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels; Wi-Fi / WAPI; GPS; DivX support; 3.5mm headset jack; 3.2MP camera with autofocus and flash; 512MB of internal memory; 800 MHz processor; 1440 mAh battery Notes: Expected to be released sometime before Q2 2010 in China… Read more

Video: SlingPlayer, coming this Summer

We reported yesterday that Sling Media’s SlingPlayer would be coming to Android very soon, and it is. What we didn’t tell you, is when. Android and Me got to meet up with Sling Media and ask some questions the other day, and the rep places the release in Summer. There’s footage of the meeting, and a quick demonstration of the product in action: Via… Read more

Opera Mini 5 Review

I wrote an article recently talking about how the new Motorola i1 was rumored to have Opera Mini as the default browser and that got me to thinking. If Opera is the biggest mobile browser, then surely I have used it. So why don’t I remember? I read quite a bit on how it is extremely lite, fast, good looking, and very functional. I have never been a big fan… Read more