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Lenovo IdeaPad U! Hybrid with LePad Slate Now an Android Tablet

Lenovo IdeaPad U! Hybrid with LePad Slate Now an Android Tablet Lenovo made some splash during CES 2010 when it announced the Lenovo U1 Hybrid Slate. Unfortunately after the event we did not hear anything about the device anymore. But now, Lenovo seems to be all ready to unleash the said device as the Lenovo LePad and IdeaPad UI Hybrid Android device. Another unfortunate thing is that right now, now words yet on when this Android-powered device is going to hit the US market. But for our readers in China, you'...

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Sprint Officially Announces The HTC EVO Shift 4G for $149 On Contract

Sprint Officially Announces The HTC EVO Shift 4G for $149 On Contract Many recent leaks of the highly anticipated slider Android smartphone to launch on Sprint indicated an imminent announcement. Today, Sprint officially let the world know that the HTC EVO Shift 4G will be available January 9, for $149 on a two year agreement after a $100 MIR. The HTC EVO Shift 4G features Android 2.2 with HTC Sense, 3.6 inch touch screen, 5MP camera, 720p recording, Sprint Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, and 4G connect...

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Pandigital Intros the 9-Inch Android Multimedia Tablet and eReader

Pandigital Intros the 9-Inch Android Multimedia Tablet and eReader Pandigital and AT&T has teamed to bring a new 9-inch 9-inch Android device which is being billed as a multimedia tablet and color eReader. Although Pandigital has released several tablets and eReaders already, this is its first eReader device offering with integrated wireless connectivity, courtesy of AT&T. With this feature, the Tablet eReader can directly access Barnes & Noble's eBookstore. Featuring a 9-inch full-color LCD touch s...

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Android Honeycomb Reportedly To Require Dual-Core Processor

Android Honeycomb Reportedly To Require Dual-Core Processor Even though Google has yet to officially announce Android 2.4 (or 3.0), otherwise known as Honeycomb, they have specifically stated that it was designed for tablets. According to Bobby Cha, Managing Director of Enspert, Honeycomb requires a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, which is why the tablets mentioned to feature the next iteration of Android also feature a dual-core processor. In other words, it is no coincidence that Google is requir...

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Samsung: 10 Million Galaxy S Devices Sold In 2010

Samsung: 10 Million Galaxy S Devices Sold In 2010 Impressive news has come out of Samsung Headquarters today, as the giant electronics company announced a very impressive feat involving its mobile department. Its popular and global Galaxy S Android smartphone lineup sold over 10 million times in 2010. Considering about two weeks ago, the Galaxy S lineup was sitting at 9.3 million units sold, many assumed Samsung's lofty goal of 10 million units sold by the end of 2010 a near impossible task....

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Vizio Joins the Android Bandwagon with New Via Tablet and Smartphone

Vizio Joins the Android Bandwagon with New Via Tablet and Smartphone Vizio, a company more popularly known for their affordably-priced flat-panel TV sets is joining the Android bandwagon by unveiling not just an Android phone but an Android tablet at well. The Android phone to be called Via Phone and the Android tablet to be called Via Tablet will both be displayed during the CES 2011, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Vizio Via smartphone will feature a 4-inch screen, front-facing camera, and a rear...

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New HTC EVO Shift 4G Image And Specs Leak

New HTC EVO Shift 4G Image And Specs Leak The new Sprint smartphone, the EVO Shift, is expected to launch on January 9, for $150 on a new two year contract. While we haven't heard anything official from HTC or Sprint at this point in time, there have been a plethora of leaks and rumors to satiate our smartphone rumor addiction. CellPhoneSignal has received some new renders of the smartphone in addition to nearly all the important specs. To begin with, the HTC EVO Shift 4G features...

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Unconfirmed: Verizon Wireless Dropping Galaxy Tab Price to $499

Unconfirmed: Verizon Wireless Dropping Galaxy Tab Price to $499 At least two Verizon stores have dropped the Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Tab from $599 to $499. In addition, $60 free credit is thrown into each purchase for movie rentals in either the Blockbuster App or the Samsung Media Hub. For Verizon Wireless customers who purchased a Galaxy Tab for $599 in the past two weeks, you are able to come back and receive $100 to reflect the new price change. Unfortunately, Verizon's online store and Sam...

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HTC Thunderbolt Rumored Specs Are Simply Ridiculous

HTC Thunderbolt Rumored Specs Are Simply Ridiculous A German website named HTC Inside is reporting the specs for the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt. If true, the HTC Thunderbolt would easily become the best smartphone currently available and its specs would be so much better than any competitor phone. It would make the Samsung Epic 4G and the Google Nexus S look like a kid's phone. We must warn you, however, to take the following information with a grain of salt because the specs are simply so amaz...

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Will The Motorola Olympus On AT&T Be Revealed At CES?

Will The Motorola Olympus On AT&T Be Revealed At CES? According to a rumor being reported by Intomobile, the high-end Motorola Olympus could be announced on AT&T as early as CES next week. Motorola traditionally markets high-end smartphones under the DROID brand for Verizon Wireless, and the Olympus could represent Motorola's first high-end phone on AT&T. AT&T is also the only carrier without a flagship Android device, but the Olympus could easily change that. Lately, many of the ...

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RunKeeper Pro Android App Available For Free Through January

RunKeeper Pro Android App Available For Free Through January Even though running outdoors does not sound appealing to many, it is a great way to maintain fitness. Of course, you could memorize your route and map it out using an online service and then attempt to calculate the calories burned, average pace, etc, but there is a much more convenient method. If you own an iOS or Android device, then you'll want to download the RunKeeper Pro app, which is free through January. Normally $10, the RunKeeper P...

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Motorola DROID XOOM To Feature Optional LTE Modem

Motorola DROID XOOM To Feature Optional LTE Modem Yesterday, news broke over Motorola's name for its upcoming tablet, that is running the latest iteration of Android (Honeycomb), the DROID XOOM. The only downside to the DROID XOOM, based on what is already known, is the fact that it won't ship with a LTE radio. However, AndroidandMe is reporting that owners can implement an LTE modem into the DROID XOOM using its PCI expression expansion slot. Since Verizon's LTE network is only available...

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Motorola's Android Tablet Is Named DROID XOOM

Motorola's Android Tablet Is Named DROID XOOM One of the big Motorola products to be unveiled at CES 2011 is its tablet running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Unfortunately, not much is known about the device other than the OS it will be running. Even the teaser video released a week ago offers very little. However, Droid-Life is reporting that Motorola is going to name the tablet the DROID XOOM. Is it pronounced "DROID Exhume?" or maybe "DROID OOM?" I guess we'll have to wait until CES to ...

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Sprint: Epic 4G Android 2.2 Update On Hold

Sprint: Epic 4G Android 2.2 Update On Hold The Samsung Epic 4G is truly a stellar device, one of the top powerhouse Android smartphones currently available on any network. However, it is a shame that the Epic still runs on the outdated Android 2.1. Before it was even released, Samsung promised an update to Android 2.2 in the near future, yet the year is almost out and many frustrated Epic owners are wondering what happened to their promised update. Today, a leaked internal Sprint m...

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The Shack Accidentally Confirms HTC EVO Shift 4G For January 9 And $150 On Contract

The Shack Accidentally Confirms HTC EVO Shift 4G For January 9 And $150 On Contract The HTC EVO Shift 4G, which is essentially the HTC EVO 4G with a slider keyboard, has been rumored for quite some time to launch on January 9 for the price point of $150. Even though Sprint has yet to officially confirm this latest 4G Android smartphone, the Shack went ahead and published an advertisement featuring the latest Sprint phone. For $150 on a two year agreement with Sprint, you can land the HTC EVO Shift 4G with its 3.6 inch disp...

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Motorola’s Android Tablet Is Named DROID XOOM

Motorola’s Android Tablet Is Named DROID XOOM One of the big Motorola products to be unveiled at CES 2011 is its tablet running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Unfortunately, not much is known about the device other than the OS it will be running. Even the teaser video released a week ago offers very little. However, Droid-Life is reporting that Motorola is going to name the tablet the DROID XOOM. Is it pronounced "DROID Exhume?" or maybe "DROID OOM?" I guess we'll have to wait until CES to ...

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HTC Thunderbolt with LTE Images Surface, Leaves Us Wanting More

HTC Thunderbolt with LTE Images Surface, Leaves Us Wanting More Just a little over a week before CES 2011 officially kicks off, one of the highly anticipated LTE devices to be announced, the HTC Thunderbird, is already shown off in a photo shoot. According to images published by Droid-Life, the HTC Thunderbird boasts Dual LED Flash, a kickstand, and a front facing camera. Similar to the HTC EVO 4G, the Thunderbolt features a kickstand on the bottom of the device for viewing the phone on a flat surface. ...

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Android Now Boasting 200,000 Apps

Android Now Boasting 200,000 Apps AndroLib, a website which keeps tabs on the amount and types of apps in the Android Market, has released a new bar graph detailing the amount of apps in the Market. Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly (depending on how you look at it), the Android Market now boasts a little over 200,000 apps. Even though this isn't an official statistic released by Google, it definitely provides a glimpse at how many apps there are. I bet the error margin is onl...

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Cowon Plenue D3 Android PMP Goes Official

Cowon Plenue D3 Android PMP Goes Official We already told you about the Samsung Galaxy Media Player which will be launched during CES 2011, right? Well, here's another Android portable media player that might also compete with Apple's iPod media players - this time it's from Cowon and dubbed the D3 Plenue. The Cowon D3 Plenue will be running Android 2.1 and is packed with some nice features. With a 3.7-inch 800x480 AMOLED touchscreen display, the Cowon D3 Plenue will also feature 1080p ...

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ProForm Trailrunner with Android Tablet Will Entice you to Get Fit

ProForm Trailrunner with Android Tablet Will Entice you to Get Fit I'm a regular gym goer so I know for a fact that one of the most boring machines and yet widely used by fellow gym buffs is the threadmill. Why is that so? Because it's the most easiest exercise machine to use and if you are patient enough - it could successfully burn a few good calories off your body. But threadmills can be not that boring anymore - well if you choose to get the ProForm Trailrunner with an Android tablet packed in. Yes our dear...

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HTC Launches Thunderbolt 4G Sign-Up Page

HTC Launches Thunderbolt 4G Sign-Up Page HTC is going to announce something big at CES 2011, and many expect it to be the HTC Thunderbolt 4G for launch on Verizon Wireless. Recently, a sign-up page has been discovered and if you enter in your name and email, you can receive more information about the latest HTC 4G device when it becomes available (January 6). We still aren't anywhere closer to finding out the true nature of the device (i.e. specs, availability, and pricing), but s...

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Samsung Galaxy S Successor Could Be Announced As Early As MWC 2011

Samsung Galaxy S Successor Could Be Announced As Early As MWC 2011 The Samsung Galaxy S has been one of Samsung's most successful Android smartphones due to its presence in many countries and availability on many carriers. In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy S has quickly become one of the top Android smartphones on every carrier. However, like most great smartphones, Samsung will likely be offering a successor to the original Galaxy S series and the successor is reportedly expected to make an appearanc...

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Samsung to Unveil an Android Galaxy Media Player at CES 2011

Samsung to Unveil an Android Galaxy Media Player at CES 2011 Now that Samsung has established the Galaxy Tab as an official iPad competitor with the Android tablet fighting neck-to-neck against Apple in terms of sales, it's just about time that Samsung unleash another Android product. This time it's and Android-based Media Player that will obviously be geared up to rival the iPod devices. Samsung confirmed that it will be showcasing the said Android media player during the CES 2011 happening on January 6....

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Dell Streak 7 Tablet Expected to Launch on T-Mobile in 2011

Dell Streak 7 Tablet Expected to Launch on T-Mobile in 2011 There is a strong possibility that Dell will reveal a seven inch Dell Streak tablet at CES 2011 running Android 2.2 for launch on T-Mobile. You may remember the failed launch of the Dell Streak 5, mainly because it operated on an outdated OS and was a weird cross between smartphone and tablet. The Dell Streak 7 is the revamped version and will hopefully be the tablet from Dell we have long anticipated. CellPhoneSignal picked up the scoop a...

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HTC Teases With 4G Smartphone Announcement On January 6

HTC Teases With 4G Smartphone Announcement On January 6 Yesterday, we saw an image of the highly rumored HTC Incredible HD slated for launch on Verizon Wireless. The image did not provide many details other than the obvious 4G LTE network signal, which is always awesome to see on a phone. In any case, the phone was expected to be announced at CES 2011 as a part of Verizon Wireless' onslaught of Android smartphones compatible with 4G. Today, HTC officially confirmed this information by posting a...

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Will Google Announce Android 3.0 in March?

Will Google Announce Android 3.0 in March? In a post unrelated to Google Android, Digitimes inadvertently announced that Google will be announcing its next iteration of Android, Android 3.0, in March. With Gingerbread having been announced just weeks ago, Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) is hot on people's minds as tablets from Motorola are expected to use the tablet friendly Android OS. If you take a look at this quote from Digitimes, you will notice their mention of Android 3.0 in the ...

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AT&T Direct Carrier Billing Added as Option to Android Market

AT&T Direct Carrier Billing Added as Option to Android Market Android phone users who have account with AT&T now has a new payment option when buying Android apps from the Android Market. Google has just added the AT&T Direct Carrier Billing for Android users on the AT&T network. This makes it easier to purchase Android Apps from the Market. The new payment option will let you charge your apps purchases to your AT&T monthly accounts. And you can do that in just few clicks. The payment optio...

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The HTC Incredible HD and Samsung 4G LTE Device Smile for the Camera

The HTC Incredible HD and Samsung 4G LTE Device Smile for the Camera Gizmodo has published two articles with clear and beautiful images of two expected LTE phones to launch on Verizon Wireless. The heavily rumored HTC Incredible HD (pictured above) shows off its LTE signal, while the Samsung LTE device (pictured below) reveals a front facing camera and TouchWiz on top of Froyo. In addition, the Verizon Wireless Samsung device reportedly is not locked to Bing, which I'm sure pleases many. Both images do not ...

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