Look what just showed up in my inbox. Sprint and Motorola are hosting a special event in New York on June 9 to show off their "latest collaborations."
We haven't heard too many rumblings about any rumored Moto devices for Sprint, so we're definitely curious. Both Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha will be at the press conference, though, so one would think it will be a major launch. Then again, sometimes these events can get overhyped. Regardless, we'll be there to bring you all the news. The event starts at 9:… Read more
As we suspected, Verizon Wireless announced today that the LG Revolution will be available starting May 26 for $249.99 with a two-year contract.
The Revolution is the carrier's third 4G smartphone (following the HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Droid Charge) and offers a 4.3-inch WVGA touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and mobile hot-spot capabilities. The handset will ship running Android 2.2 but note that it will use Bing search and maps.
Other features include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth 3.0, Swype, HDMI output, and a preinstalled 16GB microSD card.
The phones and tablets in question are the Samsung Galaxy S 2, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G, and Droid Charge. Fortunately for Samsung, only Apple's legal team for this case will see the products, so no one from Apple or even Apple's in-house lawyers will see the rival devices.
While the Samsung Galaxy S 2 has just gone on sale in the UK and the Infuse 4G in the US, the other three devices aren't yet on the market.
Additional details for the Motorola Droid 3 are circulating ahead of the handset's expected June launch. The Droid and Droid 2 successor will feature a slightly larger 4-inch qHD display, likely running a 960x540-pixel resolution, according to a TechnoBuffalo source. If true, the screen is larger than its predecessors, with a higher resolution as well. Further, the source adds that the back of the Droid 3 bears an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and has a secondary front-facing camera of indeterminate resolution.
Rumors have run rampant that Motorola will double up the Droid 3's processor, possibly in the form of … Read more
There are few differences between the Xperia Play headed for Verizon and the one that's currently for sale internationally. The main difference is that the Verizon version comes with a few Verizon apps like VZ Navigator and My Verizon … Read more
If you've tried Seesmic, Twitdroyd, TweetDeck, the stock Twitter-type application on your phone, or the official Twitter app, but continue to search for that "one," why not try another? On Amazon's Appstore for Android you can download the full, ad-free version of TweetCaster Pro for Android (normally $4.99) by Handmark, for nada, niente, rien, nichts, gratis.
A lot has been improved upon since our review back in March 2011. With a new feature, Zip It, you can remove users or trends from your feed without unfollowing them. Instapaper support lets you save long articles to read later. Use Color Coding to personalize your own tweets and @replies with a custom color of your choosing. At the top of the list are five tabs for your full tweet list, tweets that just mention you, direct messages, your favorites, and any lists that you follow or follow you. Gone are the small yellow dot indicators for new tweets or mentions--we now see the number of tweets, mentions, and direct messages on the appropriate tabs. TweetCaster allows you to add a picture or video from galleries or directly from your mobile device's camera. Built-in URL shortening is also available, and you can quickly add geotag information or the usernames of your contacts to a tweet. Linking your Facebook account to TweetCaster will update that profile as well. The feature list goes on.
It's not perfect, but it is one of the better, simpler, and cleaner Twitter-based apps out there for Android users.
TweetCaster Pro will be Amazon's free App of the Day until 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT tonight. Try it out. There's always the option of uninstalling if it doesn't suit your needs, and free is free. … Read more
Android increased its lead over Apple's iOS in April as the top mobile platform tracked by ad network Millennial Media.
Releasing its April MobileMix report today, Millennial Media found that Android accounted for 53 percent of all ad impressions on its network last month, a gain of 10 percent from March. That marked the fifth consecutive month in which Google's mobile OS was the leader.
Android's growth in April came at the expense of both iOS and Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS.
For the month, the share of ad impressions for iOS fell to 28 percent … Read more
We're now hearing from various sources that the LG Revolution might join in the party with its own launch that same day. We called Verizon for confirmation of this, and all they would say is that they don't confirm rumors, so take this news with a grain of salt.
As a reminder, the Revolution ships with Android 2.2 and boasts a 4.3-inch … Read more
You're tired of the dropped calls, tightly wound interface, and carrier limitations, and you're ready to ditch the iPhone and say hello to Android. But before you dive into your new smartphone's highly customizable interface, faster processor, nice camera, and free turn-by-turn navigation, there's some housekeeping to do.
Here are a video and six easy steps to follow to transfer your contacts, calendar, notes, photos, videos, music, and SMS messages (kind of) from your iPhone to your Android device:
Step 1. Google accountOn your Android device, go to Menu > Settings > Accounts & Sync > … Read more
Google officially launched its Google Voice integration for Sprint on May 6, giving Sprint customers the option of getting Google Voice calling features on their Sprint phones with only minimal setup.
Although my personal experience has so far been smooth, others have reported frustrations, including being thrown into account limbo after a Sprint customer service representative accidentally disabled a Google account after changing a plan.
I interviewed Vincent Paquet, senior product manager for Google Voice, over the phone today to talk about Google's challenges during this first month of partnership, including kinks, customer service, and the finer details of … Read more