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Droid Pro vs. BlackBerry Torch: Battle of the QWERTY phones

Motorola on Wednesday announced its business-savvy Droid Pro smartphone, which will tackle head-on the BlackBerry Torch from Research In Motion. The phone has a full QWERTY keyboard, and will arrive on Verizon's network for an unannounced price sometime in November. The Droid Pro features some beefy specs alongside Android 2.2, but how does it compare to the other QWERTY phones from the other carriers?

Written by Daniel Ionescu07 Oct. 10 03:11

Skype for Android now available on more smartphones

Skype on Tuesday launched Skype for Android, its version of the VoIP software for all phones running on the Google Android operating system. The app, which had been exclusive to Verizon phones, is now available in the Android Market for any Android phone running version 2.1 or above of the OS. The app can make free Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G and WiFi, but if you are in the United States, you will be restricted to WiFi-only calling.

Written by Daniel Ionescu06 Oct. 10 00:27

LG scraps Android 2.2 tablet plans, waits for 3.0

LG on Monday said that it won't release a Google Android tablet this year, but instead it would wait for a future iteration of the OS, according to a Reuters report. Earlier this year LG announced plans to join the tablet bandwagon, and abandoned a tablet prototype based on Windows 7, but it seems the company's Android tablet has hit some snags along the road too.

Written by Daniel Ionescu05 Oct. 10 01:24

Is Symbian dying? Vendors abandon platform

Nokia will soon be the only manufacturer using the Symbian mobile operating system, as Samsung is the latest to announce it will stop making phones that run Symbian. The news comes shortly after Sony Ericsson said it will also stop making Symbian devices, in what could be a fatal blow for the OS.

Written by Daniel Ionescu02 Oct. 10 05:20

Nokia N8 ships: 3 pros and 3 cons

Nokia announced that its highly anticipated N8 smartphone started shipping this week, amid reports last week of delays in shipping the device to those who preordered the phone. The N8 is Nokia's latest attempt to regain its share of the smartphone market lost to the iPhone and Android phones, but the device has several shortcomings that would put off prospective buyers.

Written by Daniel Ionescu01 Oct. 10 02:13

PlayBook tablet OS might move to BlackBerry phones

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion wants to put the new OS found on its upcoming PlayBook tablet on its phones as well, according to an IntoMobile report. The move is not expected to happen any time soon though, more likely a couple of BlackBerry generations down the line, but it's certainly an exciting prospect for the users of the aging OS.

Written by Daniel Ionescu30 Sept. 10 02:17

40 Flash sites for Android 2.2 phones

Welcome Droid X owners to the mobile world of Adobe Flash on a smartphone - the world Steve Jobs doesn't want you to see. This week Motorola Droid X joins a small but growing club of devices running Android 2.2 (aka Froyo). The biggest improvement delivered by Android 2.2 is support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones.

Written by Daniel Ionescu24 Sept. 10 00:23

Facebook phone rumors persist but Zuckerberg denies device

The so-called Facebook Phone is again a hot topic on the rumor mill, courtesy of a Bloomberg report, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continued to deny the speculation, saying there are no plans to build an iPhone competitor.

Written by Daniel Ionescu24 Sept. 10 00:00

Google updates Gmail for Android OS

Google updated its mobile e-mail client Gmail for the Android operating system decoupling it from a smartphone's core functions. The move by Google to independently offer a version of its Gmail software is a big step by the company to wrestle back control from carriers how core functions of the Android OS look and perform.

Written by Daniel Ionescu23 Sept. 10 02:21

Google's Android eating away at Apple, BlackBerry lead

Google's Android mobile operating system is slowly chipping away at the market share lead of iOS from Apple and BlackBerry from Research In Motion, according to a report from ComScore. The report highlights Android's growth this summer, noting that it was the only platform to increase its market share.

Written by Daniel Ionescu17 Sept. 10 00:05

Kindle and iPad e-readers spark revolution

Amazon's Kindle e-book reader and Apple's iPad tablet have a lot more in common than you'd think. Both devices have sparked a revolution in mobile computing, are selling like hotcakes, and brought e-books to the masses.

Written by Daniel Ionescu27 Aug. 10 02:28

iPad gets HTML5 mail via Yahoo

Yahoo walked into the footsteps of Google, and is releasing an HTML5 version of its Mail service for iPad users. The new Yahoo Mail for iPad is now available to all users of the service through the built-in Safari browser. You can try it for yourself from an iPad here.

Written by Daniel Ionescu19 Aug. 10 00:21

12 top spy gadgets

Spies are everywhere these days, from the 10 Russians nabbed in the United States to Angelina Jolie

Written by Daniel Ionescu12 Aug. 10 15:45
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