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BBM Android app release date is Saturday, iOS Sunday

BlackBerry has finally confirmed the release date for the BlackBerry Messenger app on your iPhone or Android phone.

By September 18, 2013


NEC Terrain (AT&T)

If you want a rugged AT&T handset, pick NEC's sturdy Terrain, but those in search of a more stylish device should consider the pocket-friendly Samsung Rugby Pro.

August 26, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 26, 2013

Mathematician predicted date of Android 25bn app downloads

Mathematician Shen Ye wrote an equation last year that predicted Android's app store growth to within a day of Google Play hitting 25 billion downloads.

By September 26, 2012


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release date, features and more

Now that it's official, what do we know about the next exciting instalment of Android?

By June 28, 2012


Verizon Android 4.0 push-dates leaked for Razr, Rezound?

The latest bit of evidence hints at a May push for Ice Cream Sandwich to some of Big Red's big Android sellers.

By April 27, 2012


Asus Eee Pad gets release date, but we'll have to wait for Android

The Asus Eee Pad will finally arrive just after Christmas. Windows-powered versions are first out of the gate -- hit the story to see how long we'll have to wait for Android.

By November 5, 2010


iPhone owners have more sex than Android fans, according to dating site

Apple fans rejoice as data from dating site shows they have more sexual partners by age 30 than BlackBerry owners, while Android owners are comparatively monk-like

By August 11, 2010


Google Android: More than just a cheap date

The mobile OS is gaining momentum, and the reason goes far beyond the cost advantages its CFO cites for the open-source mobile platform.

By October 20, 2009


Archos Android phone gets release date -- and its own app store

An invitation to the launch of a range of new Archos products has landed in our inbox, emblazoned with the Android logo. Stand by your beds, folks: the 5-inch hi-def phone is here

By August 21, 2009


HP said to ready Android laptop, following Chromebook push

HP appears to have its sights set on an Android laptop. To date, the company has focused on laptops with the Chrome OS.

By April 28, 2014