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It's hard to remember the iPhone without the App Store.
With 250,000 applications cumulatively downloaded more than 5 billion times to date, it's easy to forget that the App Store didn't come along until a year after the iPhone debuted in 2007. But in a relatively short time, Apple has not only inspired many copycat mobile-app platforms, but made it unthinkable for any smartphone maker with serious aspirations to not have access to an app store. Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, LG, and plenty of others all have developed similar mobile stores through … Read more
According to multiple TmoNews sources, T-Mobile is bumping the release date of its Samsung Vibrant up roughly one week to July 15 instead of July 21 as originally planned. This would pit the Galaxy S series phone in a super-phone showdown, with Android fans coming away big winners either way.
As everyone already knows, Verizon and Motorola are going to hit the Droid advertising heavily. It's rumored they pumped $100 million into the first Droid campaign, and the recent Droid Incredible … Read more
The Droid X doesn't land in Verizon Wireless stores until next week, July 15, but a small group of lucky folks may be getting their hands on one early.
According to the Twitter account set up for the Droid X advertising campaign, there are 21 coupons placed around the country. At various times throughout the day, @DroidLanding will provide clues as to a voucher's whereabouts. Some clues have been relatively vague, claiming to be near mountains, while others hint at specific cities. Among the locations expected to have coupons are St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Houston.
The final hint … Read more
A recently leaked road map indicates that T-Mobile has plenty up its sleeve as it pertains to Android over the rest of this year. And really, it's about time Android's first carrier gives us something new.
According to a document obtained by AndroidSpin, the carrier has at least five more handsets on tap for 2010. In a departure from the norm, familiar names Motorola and HTC will be joined by phone maker LG. As you may know, LG has been rather quiet here in the United States as it pertains to Android handsets. Aside from the Ally on Verizon, we've yet to see anything locally.
Each of the upcoming phones is tagged with appears to be "project" names or code names. For instance, there are two HTC phones on the horizon, the Vanguard and the Emerald. While this is the first time we've heard anything relating to a Vanguard device, the Emerald has been seeing its share of speculation. Recent rumors peg the phone with a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch screen, and the Gingerbread version of Android. It's also possible that later this year T-Mobile plans to relaunch its Sidekick brand with the HTC phone as some are suggesting. … Read more
If you're into instant messaging in a big way, you'll probably want to take a look at the free Trillian chat app, which, like others, lets you IM with friends on multiple networks, like Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live, Google Talk, and so on.
On Thursday, Trillian-maker Cerulean studios announced two pieces of interesting information. If you're an iPhone user, hang in there or skip to the end.
First, the company is readying a beta version of its chat app for Android phones 1.6 and up. As with other Trillian apps, it will manage chatting through Yahoo, … Read more
OpenFeint, the free social-networking layer that can be found on a large number of iOS games, is headed to Google's Android platform.
According to the company, Android developers will be getting the same version of the OpenFeint SDK that's available for iOS developers. The Android release will also include the game discovery tools, and a micropayments system that was introduced as part of OpenFeint X platform back in February.
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users who have ventured onto the App Store in the past year have undoubtedly noticed OpenFeint's presence, as the service has been built … Read more
It looks like AT&T will be the first one to release one of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, as the carrier announced on Thursday that the Samsung Captivate will be available starting July 18 for $199.99 with a two-year contract (voice plan and minimum $15 data plan required).
The Captivate is AT&T's most feature-rich and powerful Android device to date, featuring a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of onboard storage, and a 5-megapixel camera, among other things. You can check out our hands-on video for a closer look … Read more
If you're going to spend more time touching your keyboard than your spouse, you might want to put some time into picking a good one (keyboard, that is). Here are our tips for keyboards. Plus, of course, your questions answered. And the obligatory Evernote tip.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more