Archive for February, 2011

Other Motorola devices to get Webtop, Atrix 4G not exclusive

February 28, 2011

Motorola’s Atrix 4G is an impressive handset, and one of the more interesting features about it is its ability to connect to a laptop dock for access to a Webtop environment. This allows the Atrix to act as the “brains” of the laptop shell, turning the entire package into a netbook, so to speak....
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Android Honeycomb sculpture strikes a pose at Google HQ

February 28, 2011

Looks like the Honeycomb sculpture has finally arrived at Google headquarters. The Android Dev team tweeted the image above of the latest statue to join the famous dessert lineup on Google grounds in Mountain View, California. The other tasty treats, of course, include Donut, Eclair, Froyo, and Gingerbread. Many were hoping to see what...
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Verizon HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 caught in the wild

February 28, 2011

Engadget just received an image tip showing a Verizon branded HTC Trophy in the wild, presumably the first Windows Phone 7 to hit Big Red’s CDMA network. Aside from having the “NoDo” update pre-installed (WP7 copy/paste video demo) and sporting red highlights rather than orange/yellow accents, the Verizon HTC Trophy is virtually the same...
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Another look at world’s thinnest, lightest smartphone (video)

February 27, 2011

We’ve posted about NEC’s Medias N-04C Android phone before, but we figured it was worth another look thanks to these two hi-def videos that show off both hardware and software features. The device, which will be available on NTT Docomo on March 15, made headlines last week after it was announced in Japan as...
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ShopSavvy Windows Phone 7 shopping app demoed

February 27, 2011

ShopSavvy is well-known on Android and iPhone, but it’s also available with a snazzier interface on Windows Phone 7. If you’ve never tried ShopSavvy, it basically allows users to scan or enter bar code information, which will in turn grab you the lowest, latest prices available both on the web and locally. It’s a...
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HTC Incredible S, Desire HD, Desire Z and original Desire to get Android Gingerbread update in Q2

February 27, 2011

A slew of HTC Android devices of old and new are scheduled to receive an update from Froyo to Gingerbread within the first half of this year. “We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2,” an HTC spokesperson revealed to...
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Windows Phone 7 app: make 3D panoramic images with Ztitch

February 27, 2011

Ztitch is a Windows Phone 7 app that allows you to stitch together images to create a panorama viewing experience in a 3D space. You can try it for free and then purchase the full version for 99 cents to unlock all features (Zune link). Details and trailer below. Description: Ztitch for Windows Phone...
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Chickens Can Dream: fun Windows Phone 7 game (video)

February 26, 2011

“Chickens Can Dream” is a free preview to the game “Chickens Can’t Fly” on Windows Phone 7. While the full game won’t be released until March, gamers can test out the preview right now, since it just appeared in the WP7 Marketplace. Unlike Doodle Jump type games, where you have to bounce off platforms...
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New Samsung Focus spot is best Windows Phone 7 ad yet

February 25, 2011

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 “Really?” ads were super funny and incredibly clever as teasers for the exciting, new platform. That being said, teasers shouldn’t drag on and dominate nearly half a year’s worth of marketing. We’re about five months in, and average consumers still have no clue what WP7 is all about. I can’t...
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HTC Merge Android officially announced, coming this Spring

February 25, 2011

All we can say is… finally. After making the news by way of leaks on a weekly basis late last year, the CDMA HTC Merge went into hiding – but now it’s back, and this time it’s official. HTC announced the Merge today and its spring 2011 availability for North American carriers. We know...
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Sprint HTC Arrive Windows Phone demoed with copy & paste

February 25, 2011

Engadget had a meetup in San Francisco earlier tonight and HTC was in attendance with the Sprint HTC Arrive, which will be released on March 20 for $199.99 (two year contract). The first CDMA Windows Phone 7 handset already has the upcoming update that features the highly anticipated copy and paste functionality, so they...
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Motorola Xoom Android tablet dismantled (teardown images)

February 25, 2011

The Motorola Atrix 4G received the complete teardown treatment the other day, and now its big brother, the Motorola Xoom, gets the same. The folks at iFixit have been quite busy with stripping devices down this week, so it’s only fitting that they ended the week with the super-hyped Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet from...
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ORB Windows Phone 7 ball rolling action game coming soon

February 25, 2011

ORB is a fast-paced 2D action game coming soon to Windows Phone 7. The goal is to use your reactionary skills to keep a rolling ball on solid tiles. Players can avoid dropping into darkness by using fans to jump across large gaps and boosters to keep things interesting. Obstacles, like mines and sliders,...
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Samurai II for Tegra 2 Android devices released (gameplay)

February 25, 2011

If you’re a fortunate owner of a shiny new Android device with Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip inside, you may want to check out a new game called Samurai II: Vengeance. Optimized for Tegra 2 based devices, like the recently released Motorola Xoom and Atrix 4G, this version of the game improves upon the...
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‘Escape from the Mall’ retro platformer for Windows Phone 7

February 25, 2011

“Escape from the Mall” is a fast-paced retro style platformer for Windows Phone 7 that’s currently in development. Unfortunately, it’s not available yet, however, after some digging on the Web, it appears that it’s scheduled for release near the end of February. The game is simple, as the level is designed in an infinite...
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