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ZTE Warp hands-on (video)

We’re here at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, where Boost Mobile is showing off its latest prepaid Android smartphone running on Sprint’s 3G CDMA network, the ZTE warp. If you’ll recall, this 1GHz Gingerbread 2.3.5-equipped device dropped on November 2nd for $250, only to receive a price drop to $200 days later. Boost is citing the Warp’s 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display as the largest of its current offerings, along with its 5-megapixel, LED flash-equipped camera (raising the count up from the two on its $229 Samsung Transform Ultra). The phone is Android Market-compatible and comes with 4GB of internal storage and a 2GB microSD card, which can be maxed out to 32GB. So, did the Warp feel worthy of its moniker in the few minutes we spent with it? Join us past the break for our impressions.

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AT&T Announces Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captive Glide, AT&T Avail, Pantech Pocket and Samsung DoubleTime [Whew]

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AT&T’s just dropped a boatload of new Android phones on us as they look to prove that they still aren’t all about the iPhone. From high-end beasts like the Motorola ATRIX 2 and the Samsung Captivate Glide to mid-range/entry level offerings like the Pantech Pocket, AT&T Avail and the Samsung DoubleTime, they’ve got almost everyone covered in one fell swoop. Below we give you the scoop on each one.

Samsung Captivate Glide

The device’s name would suggest that this is a mid-range handset, but the Captivate Glide (pictured above) is more than that. With its keyboard, it also boasts a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel 1080p HD shooter, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, HDMI-out (likely through an MHL port), Android 2.3, HSPA+ 21mbps and more.

Motorola ATRIX 2

The ATRIX 2 looks like a modest upgrade compared to the original. AT&T mentions it has a dual-core processor but doesn’t mention make and model. It also has an 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 4.3 inch qHD LCD display, HSPA+ 21mbps radios, Android 2.3 and more. And as you’d expect, this will be compatible with Motorola’s Lapdock 100.

Samsung DoubleTime

This phone probably won’t have most of you speeding to the checkout counter, but it looks to be an affordable option for those who want a smartphone without all the “on paper” specs we’ve come to know and dearly love. We’re looking at Android 2.2 (yes, Froyo), a 3.2 inch HVGA display, a 600MHz processor and 260MB of on-board storage for those of you who need space to install their apps (it does come with a 2GB microSD card and the slot can handle up to a 32GB microSD card).

Pantech Pocket

Although the name would suggest this phone would be a pocketable one, the Pantech Pocket brings you a 4 inch SVGA smartphone. At 11.3mm thin and 4.66 ounces light, it isn’t the smallest but it can hold its own in that department. We’re also looking at Android 2.3, a 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, 600MB-2.5GB of internal storage and a 2GB microSD card included inside a slot capable of holding 32GB cards. Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS – it’s all there, too.

AT&T Avail

The Avail is manufactured by ZTE and is set to be sold as a GoPhone, AT&T’s prepaid brand. You can expect an affordable package but this one seems to be fairly capable with a 3.5 inch display, Android 2.3, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with video recording, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of RAM and a 2GB microSD card preinstalled.

AT&T’s banking on drawing smartphone consumers from all sorts of financial backgrounds, from the budget conscious to those who want the latest and greatest inside. It’s a huge improvement and a huge commitment compared to 2009 and early 2010 where AT&T was seen as the anti-Android carrier (thanks to its longstanding with Apple as the exclusive American carrier of the iPhone), but what a different a couple of years can make. Read on for full press details (we’ll be adding more images shortly).

AT&T exceeds 2011 android commitment, announces five smartphones

Availability of Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail, bring total count of new Android devices this year to 19

DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2011 – In January, AT&T* announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices in 2011 and today AT&T confirmed that goal has been met and will be exceeded during the fourth quarter.

AT&T announced today the upcoming availability of five new Android smartphones, the Motorola ATRIX™ 2, Samsung Captivate™ Glide, Samsung DoubleTime™, Pantech Pocket™ and the AT&T Avail™, a new smartphone option for prepaid customers. These smartphones will up AT&T’s 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned to follow.

Motorola ATRIX™ 2

The Motorola ATRIX™ 2 combines “extreme power” with “life of the party.” With its 1 GHz dual core processor and access to 4G speeds, entertainment lovers will revel in the ability to quickly download music and video and browse rich web pages in high-resolution on the 4.3-inch qHD display. Capture video in 1080p HD and display it on any size HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. With Motorola’s webtop application, you can browse the web with a full Firefox browser. Dock your phone in the optional HD Station** and browse the web on any size HD TV or monitor, or connect to the new Motorola Lapdock 100**, with optional full keyboard**, to use its multiple window capabilities to surf the web, make a call, send a text, stream a video or run a business application on the large screen all simultaneously.

While the ATRIX 2 boasts a great deal of entertainment value, features such as device and microSD card encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, enhanced Exchange options and personal information management and remote wipe make this device business-ready. Enterprise customers and personal users will enjoy the new free ZumoCast app, giving users hassle-free access to their music, playlists, pictures and videos stored on their computer.

UMTS 850/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
1 GHz dual-core processor
Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card (expandable to 32GB)
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than 500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
8 MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
Front-facing camera
1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
IPsec VPN
Lapdock 100 Accessory

Samsung Captivate™ Glide

The Samsung Captivate Glide is a 4G Android smartphone that keeps you moving with a thin, side-slide QWERTY keyboard and a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor. Running Android 2.3, the Captivate Glide features access to 4G speeds, a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel flash camera with HD (1080p) video recording and a front-facing camera for video chat.

For the business professional, the Captivate Glide has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies, task synchronization and global address lookup. Know your information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption.

UMTS 850/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
4-inch 480×800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
Dual camera – 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
Device and SD card encryption
Virtual private network support
Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Samsung DoubleTime™

With its compact design and dual touch screen with a full flip keyboard, Samsung DoubleTime is perfect for texting, multitasking and staying connected to social networks. Running on Android 2.2, DoubleTime boasts a white and pink color scheme and features a 3.2 MP digital camera with a camcorder, voice recognition, a dedicated function key for shortcuts, drag-and-drop widgets, five scrolling home screens and an expandable menu with scrolling panels.

UMTS 850/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
Android 2.2 (Froyo)
microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
3.2″ full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution

Pantech Pocket™

The Pantech Pocket is a slim Android 2.3 device ideal for customers focused on social entertainment and messaging. With a 4.0″ SVGA touch screen display, wide profile virtual keyboard, 4G support, 5MP camera, and access to the Android Market, it is the perfect device for those wanting a wider screen for a better experience with browsing, navigation and entertainment in a one-handed design.

UMTS 850/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Internal Memory: ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
Support for up to 32GB microSD
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Full touch 4″ SVGA display
Screen size & resolution: 4″ (600×800) 16M TFT
5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
Weight is 4.66 oz
Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

AT&T Avail™

The AT&T Avail from ZTE is the second Android smartphone launched by GoPhone, AT&T’s pre-paid offering. This device features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 5- megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 OS. AT&T Avail provides an affordable option for customers seeking the Android smartphone experience while still maintaining control of their usage and monthly bill.

UMTS 850/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
Seven customizable homescreens
Wi-Fi capable


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SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Class 4 for Mobile only $29 [Deal of the day]

In what I’m going to consider one of the better deals of the day 1SaleADay is offering the SanDisk 32GB Micro-SD card class 4 for the extremely low low price of just $29. These are brand new units right from SanDisk and have the same 1-year warranty, no refurbished junk here. I don’t know about you guys, and even with everything going to the cloud these days on mobile this is just too good of a deal to pass up.

I’ve never purchased anything from the site myself but I’ve had many friends us it in the recent past with good experiences. I myself went ahead and ordered two. One for my Honeycomb tablet and another for my HTC Sensation 4G I use daily. You can never have too much space, even if the cloud is taking over.

Just as the name suggests — 1SaleADay.com brings you an awesome deal on a daily bases. I know many phones come with 8GB SD cards or sadly sometimes even a 2GB MicroSD card so something like this is a great deal to snatch up. Not only are 64GB MicroSDXC cards just hitting the market but they are still $219 each. I’d much rather take two of these 32′s for now and call it a day.

Get em while their hot!

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LG Enlighten Still Marked As “Coming Soon” For Verizon

The August 25th release date for the LG Enlighten has come and gone without it hitting the shelves at Verizon. A Verizon catalog shot has been captured over at Android Central showing the Enlighten is still being promoted as coming soon. Better than nothing right? If you’re looking for a entry-level slider, here’s a quick recap of the specs: Gingerbread, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch (480 x 320) screen, a 3.2MP camera, 150MB internal memory, and a 2GB microSD card. Not much to get excited about unless it shows up for free on contract sign up. Thoughts on this one?

LG Enlighten Still Marked As “Coming Soon” For Verizon


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Motorola DEFY+ Landing in the UK Next Month

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Looking for a decent upgrade to the original Motorola Defy? Well, the Motorola Defy+ is already on your radar. But if you’re in the UK and were wondering when you’d be able to go out and snap one up, Motorola has today confirmed that the device will be available at select UK carriers and retailers starting sometime next month.

You’re getting a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal storage, a 2GB microSD card (with up to 32GB cards supported) and a 5 megapixel camera beneath the armor that shields it – this thing is dust and water resistant (the original could be submerged in water and would still function as normal). Android 2.3 will be preinstalled with Motorola’s custom UI on top.

You’re also getting a 3.7 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass protecting it, meaning it’ll be scratch resistant and should be more (but not completely) resistant to glass shattering due to deep falls.

This one should be reasonably priced for the punch it provides.

BASINGTOKE, UK. – Aug. 24, 2011 – Live life to the fullest with the latest life proof smartphone from Motorola Mobility, Inc., Motorola DEFY+. Building on the Motorola DEFY’s life proof heritage, Motorola DEFY+ offers exceptional protection from whatever life throws your way with its water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof design (IP67). In addition, Motorola DEFY+ has a 1GHz processor that runs 25 percent faster and is more fun with the latest version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) delivering a smarter operating system and better battery life to fully enjoy your experiences. Motorola DEFY+ is expected to be available the UK in September.

Water resistant, dust proof, and featuring scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass Motorola DEFY+, can survive a sudden rain shower, a day on the beach, an all-night party – or even a tough workout with the pre-loaded CardioTrainer application, which transforms the device into the perfect running mate. Its brilliant 3.7-inch high-resolution touch-screen display enables you to easily view and track your work out progress. Wherever your days – or nights – take you, Motorola DEFY+ is the life proof device that can keep up with your toughest demands and wildest adventures.

Motorola DEFY+ is faster than ever, keeping up with your on-the-go lifestyles so you can effortlessly browse the Web, stay updated with social networking sites on your homescreens and stream and download rich media content more quickly than before. Motorola DEFY+ offers an Adobe® Flash® 10-enabled browser for a rich web experience that allows users to watch their favourite movies or view videos on the Web.

Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Motorola DEFY+ is smarter than ever. This new version of Android boasts a better battery life, a more intuitive user interface and improvements on the features you use most – including enhanced calendar and email features and home screen options. Users can make Motorola DEFY+ their own by organizing and personalizing their Application trays for easy and quick access to their most used tools, games and content.

Boredom proof your life; the richest experiences in entertainment and social media are always within reach with Motorola DEFY+. The Music Player lets you access and share your favourite music. You can also stream your favorite music straight from your desktops at home or work, with Motorola Media Link. Motorola DEFY+ also features Google Talktokeep you connected with friends and colleagues, while built in apps like the *Zinio™ e-magazine service allow you to keep up with favourite publications on-the-go. Entertainment doesn’t stop there: Motorola DEFY+ also features a 5MP camera with flash, digital zoom and auto focus, letting users capture the best of their social life and create their very own entertainment whatever the conditions.

"Motorola DEFY+, our latest life proof smartphone, delivers the endurance and design strength to keep up with even the most demanding lifestyles, along with the social and entertainment capabilities that put friends and fun in easy reach," said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility. "We designed Motorola DEFY+ with all the smartphone features you need for a demanding lifestyle."

 

Smart Accessories

A suite of smart accessories ensures users get the most from the Motorola DEFY+. Available accessories include Vehicle Dock, Bluetooth Headset, Bluetooth Car Kit, Portable Power, and Car Charger.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features more than 250,000 apps from Android Market™
  • 1 GHz processor that runs 25 percent faster for efficient Web browsing and multitasking
  • Water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof to withstand all that life throws your way
  • Features scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 3.7-inch high-resolution touch screen display
  • Music Player connects you to all your favourite artists
  • MOTOBLUR lets users stay in touch with friends, providing quick access to social media accounts and live widgets directly from the homescreen
  • Motorola Media Link allows users to sync their media content from their desktops at home or work
  • Loaded with the ability to create group emails and communication to stay in touch with friends
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 for uncompromised viewing of applications, content and videos
  • 5MP camera with auto focus, flash and digital zoom
  • 2GB internal; *2GB microSD card in box, expandable up to 32GB
  • Access to Google™ apps (Google Maps™ 5.0 with Navigation, Google Talk, Browsing)
  • 1700 mAH battery for 7.1 hours of talk time and 16 days in standby

Learn more about Motorola DEFY+ here

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.


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Sony S2 Launching as Sony Tablet P

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A few new details have emerged about Sony’s upcoming tablet duo. After learning of the Sony Tablet S branding for their 9.4-inch slate, Engadget reveals that their dual-screened device headed for AT&T will be dubbed the Sony Tablet P. The Tablet P will include 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage,  and weigh in at a light 370 grams. The clamshell device has AT&T 4G (HSPA+, we assume) connectivity out of the box and ships with a 2GB microSD card inside. It sports an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the same as will be found in the Tablet S. The S will be available in 16GB and 32GB models and pairs its dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM. It weighs in at 600 grams on the nose.

[via Engadget]


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Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Neo V, Android 2.3.4 Update for Xperia (VIDEO)

Sony Ericsson announced today that their 2011 Xperia smartphones will be receiving Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread updates starting in October. The update will include Google Talk with Video Chat, updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality, support for USB peripherals, swipe text input, and the ability to take screenshots. Another cool feature is the 3D sweep panorama technology. It allows images to be captured and then viewed in 3D by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. That’s pretty cool for 3D TV owners.

Today’s announcement from Sony also includes the Xperia Neo V which will be hitting shelves in Q4 of this year. The Neo V will launch with the 2.3.4 update already on board and will be showing off a Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Inside the Neo V is packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, a 2GB microSD card (supports up to 32GB), 720p video recording, and a 1500 mAh Battery. Outside you’ll find it rocking the colors white, blue gradient, and silver. I’ll be honest, Sony hasn’t really hit my excitement radar as far as their smartphones are concerned. This news has me wanting to check one out though, how about you? A video showing off the update’s features can be found after the break as well as the source link for full details.

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Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Neo V, Android 2.3.4 Update for Xperia (VIDEO)


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LG Enlighten for Verizon unveiled and ready to make an appearance on August 25th

The LG Enlighten (VS700) is finally ready to make its Verizon debut this Thursday August 25th, and it will eventually make the rounds to Sprint, US Cellular, and CellularSouth.

It comes with Gingerbread, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch (480 x 320) screen, a 3.2MP camera, 150MB internal memory, and a 2GB microSD card.  Okay, this phone is nothing to brag about, but for $100 it will appeal to a certain segment. Something tells me this will be offered for FREE before the holiday season, which will make it even more appealing.

One more picture after the break.

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LG Enlighten for Verizon unveiled and ready to make an appearance on August 25th


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AT&T’s HTC Status Now Available

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If you happen to be in the market for a phone with a Facebook button, AT&T wants you to know that their HTC Status is now available. It’s a portrait QWERTY that has HTC Sense (for messengers) and a 2.8 inch portrait-oriented touchscreen. Inside is an 800MHz scorpion processor, 512MB of RAM and comes with a 2GB microSD card. You’ll also get both front and rear cameras. You can land it for just $50 today. Head over to AT&T’s site to get started. Be sure to take a gander at our initial hands-on and impressions and be on the lookout for a full review headed your way sometime soon.


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Ever wanted an Android Tablet with 30 free e-books, Barnes & Noble are offering it now with the Nook Color

 

If you ever wanted an enticement to get an Android Tablet for only $249 that you already know is good, now is the time to get your Nook Color from Barnes & Noble.  You can read it, you can browse it and you can flash it with the latest and greatest Nook ROMs from the Android community to turn your Nook Color into an Android Tablet powerhouse.  There are a couple already setup in the community release system and more will be added very soon.

 

 

30 free e-books from Barnes & Noble is a pretty good deal if you’re into reading and want to get into the E-Book arena.  Sound too good to be true? There is a catch with this $313 valued offer, you can’t pick your own books.  Barnes & Noble will send you you’re  Nook Color with an SD Card pre-loaded with 30 E-Books of their choosing.

 

Beginning July 1, bring any eReader into a Barnes & Noble bookstore to compare and upgrade to a NOOK device and receive an instant NOOK Book collection – 30 free digital titles valued at $315. The limited-time NOOK upgrade program is offered with purchase of any popular NOOK device including The All-New NOOK and NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet™.

Beginning Friday, while supplies last, customers will receive a free, 2GB microSD card loaded with 30 NOOK Books – from cooking and lifestyle to classics and reference – when they show a bookseller their old device and purchase the NOOK reader that best suits them.  Book lovers of all ages will love The All-New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader™, which dozens of leading reviewers have praised as the best dedicated reading device on the market. The easy-to-use, ultra-light, portable 6-inch eReader features a simple, immersive experience with a full-touchscreen and the most-advanced E Ink® Pearl display, the longest battery life in the industry with an incredible two months on a single charge and the most social reading experience ever with NOOK Friends™

 

As you can see from their quote above, this offer is available for the Nook and Nook color devices. Both devices are running Android, but the Nook Color is the device to purchase if want to turn it into a full blown Android Tablet and run the likes of CyanogenMOD and other custom ROMs.

Source: Barnes & Noble via Engadget

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Upgrade to a Nook from a Different eReader and Get 30 Books Free

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If you needed a good reason to jump into the NOOK bandwagon, this may be it. Barnes & Noble is giving every new NOOK owner – NOOKcolor included – a 2GB microSD card preloaded with 30 titles. In order to take advantage, you’ll need to show the cashier your old device at the time you purchase your new one. You’ll then send over some cash, she’ll send over an SD card and you’ll be well on your way with a crap ton of new reading material. Not everything here might fit your taste, but it’s something. Read on for full press details.

Barnes & Noble Invites Customers to See for Themselves Why
Critics Call NOOK™ Devices the Best Reading Devices on the MarketCustomers Who Bring Their Old eReader to a Barnes & Noble Store to
Compare and Upgrade to NOOK Receive 30 Free NOOK Books™ Worth $315

New York, New York – June 30, 2011 -Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, is inviting customers to experience what the critics and millions of customers are raving about: the company’s award-winning, bestselling line of NOOK reading devices. Beginning July 1, bring any eReader into a Barnes & Noble bookstore to compare and upgrade to a NOOK device and receive an instant NOOK Book collection — 30 free digital titles valued at $315. The limited-time NOOK upgrade program is offered with purchase of any popular NOOK device including the All-New NOOK and NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet™.

Beginning Friday, while supplies last, customers will receive a free, 2GB microSD card loaded with 30 NOOK Books – from cooking and lifestyle to classics and reference -when they show a bookseller their old device and purchase the NOOK reader that best suits them. Book lovers of all ages will love the All-New NOOK, the Simple Touch Reader™, which dozens of leading reviewers have praised as the best dedicated reading device on the market. The easy-to-use, ultra-light, portable 6-inch eReader features a simple, immersive experience with a full-touchscreen and the most-advanced E Ink® Pearl display, the longest battery life in the industry with an incredible two months on a single charge and the most social reading experience ever with NOOK Friends™ — all for just $139.

For customers who love to read everything in color with the added convenience of key tablet features, NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet offers what critics have proclaimed the best value on the tablet market at just $249. The award-winning device is sleek and portable, and features a stunning 7-inch color touchscreen ideal for reading a wide variety of content including books (some enhanced with in-page video), immersive children’s picture books with the exclusive AliveTouch™ technology, an expansive collection of full-color, interactive magazines plus newspapers, and more. NOOK Color now delivers customers’ most-requested tablet features with a wide selection of high-quality NOOK Apps™ to play, learn, organize and explore, built-in email to stay connected, and an enhanced Web experience. Both NOOK devices connect via Wi-Fi® to Barnes & Noble’s expansive collection of more than two million digital books, periodicals and more, and offer customers access to even more free and exclusive content while visiting any of Barnes & Noble’s more than 700 bookstores.

"Both the All-New NOOK and NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet are best-in-class according to the industry’s leading reviewers and millions of devoted NOOK customers. We are confident that side-by-side comparisons with other eReaders will show NOOK products to be the superior choice," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. "We invite reading lovers to visit their neighborhood Barnes & Noble bookstore to see, hold and touch our innovative NOOK products and encourage them to upgrade their reading experience while kicking off their collection with a limited-time bonus of 30 free NOOK Books."

The 30 digital books represent a variety of genres including Cooking, Kids, Classics, Humor, Lifestyle, Fiction, Sports, History, True Crime and Reference. Some of the free titles include: The Good Housekeeping Cookbook, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love, Creating Your Best Life, Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History, 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me and timeless favorites including Secret Garden and Robinson Crusoe. Learn more about this program at www.nook.com/thebest.

 


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Android Robot Mini FM Radio and MP3 Player with USB and MicroSD Support

Today we have a little surprise for all you die hard Android fans or collectors of Andy gear. From Marvel Digital we present you with the Android Robot Mini Radio and MP3 Player. Designed just like a Android mini collectibles this has USB support, comes with a 2GB MicroSD card (supports up to 8GB) and has a built in speaker and some pretty nifty controls to keep the design simple and elegant.

This radio, mp3 player, and speaker will work with USB, Micro SD. As well as playing music from a Android phone, PC, Laptop, Tablet, and dare I say it — iPhone or iPod. If I saw an iPhone using an Android speaker I might just lose it though. We have some videos for you to see it in action as well as some specs and details below.

Features:

-Chromatic flash lights around the neck part, fantastic when used at night.
-FM radio, easy listening to radio, music and news, perfect for students and senior citizens.
-MP3 auto-playback, support for auto playback for inserted TF card, up to 8GB capacity.
-Cute design, google android collectible shape, an awesome decoration alternative at home and in the office.
-Connectable to iphone, ipod, smart phones, cell phones, laptops, PCs, and tablet PCs, standard 3.5mm earphone jack, impressive sound quality, compact and utterly portable.
-Built-in battery, you can charge it by USB slot, a sound standby time, 4 to 5 hours of working time.
-Easy to handle, rotating or pressing the head part.

They claim it has great standby battery life and up to 5 hours of actual playtime. As you can see from the videos below you can pause/play by tapping the head, you twist to change song or FM station and you twist and hold in either direction to turn the volume up/down. It might seem like odd controls but you know it’s cute. I’m sure they were trying to keep the original design clean and simple as possible and I think they’ve achieved that.

They come in both Green or Black and start at $25.00 for the 2GB version and they also offer 4GB ($29.50) or 8GB ($38.50). Check out the videos to better understand the controls and then head down to the source for more details and to buy your very own.

[via Marvel-Digital]

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NTT DoCoMo Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C breaks cover

Sharp has been making HDTV sets for a long time now and the company is also in the smartphone market. The latest smartphone to surface from Sharp is the Aquos Phone SH-12C and the smartphone will be heading to NTT DoCoMo. The smartphone has some interesting features and will come in white or black versions. The OS that the smartphone uses is Android 2.3 and the smartphone is designed to be used along with a Sharp Aquos HDTV set for viewing 3D video.

The smartphone has dual 2MP camera sensors and lenses on the rear that allow for shooting 3D photos and the LCD on the front is capable of showing 3D content as well. That camera can shoot both HD stills and HD 3D video as well. Sharp builds the ProPix image-processing engine into the design to make smooth and speedy video processing and more. The HDMI output will shoot the video recorded on the phone out to an Aquos 3D TV for viewing.

The Android OS has the Sharp TapFlow UI over the top and the phone can be tethered to other devices to give them mobile connectivity. The phone has a tentative launch date of May 20 in Japan. The screen on the phone is 4.2-inches and has a resolution of 540 x 960. The phone ships with a 2GB microSD card and supports larger cards for more storage. The screen is described by Sharp as a “New Mobile ASV LCD.” It’s not clear if the phone needs glasses to view the 3D content on its 4.2-inch screen.

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Samsung’s Infuse 4G coming to AT&T May 15th for $200

We’ve known Samsung’s Infuse 4G was coming to AT&T since the day we got our grubby mitts on one at CES, and now it’s finally here. Samsung’s svelte superphone with the dazzling 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display is launching May 15th on AT&T for $200 on a two-year contract. Keep it locked right here, as more pics and a hands-on with Sammy’s hot new handset are on the way.

Behind that sizable screen real estate, the Infuse 4G packs HSDPA Cat 14 and HSUPA Cat 6 radios, a 2GB microSD card, 1.2 GHz processor, and Android 2.2. Sammy also gave it an 8-megapixel camera in the back that does 720p video and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter — all in a handset that’s 9.24mm thick in the bulge at the bottom and 8.9mm thin most everywhere else. Full details are in the PR after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Pro (GT-B7510) Hands-On in the Netherlands

Sometimes you’ve got to go all the way to the Netherlands just to get a peek at an Android devices. That’s what’s going on right here with the Samsung Galaxy Pro, a Samsung device running Android that I’m sure you’ll find quite unique. It’s certainly not going to win any speed races, and the camera on the back is a whopping 3 megapixels, but look at those big fat keys! A bigger flatter more fat Android has never been seen!

This phone is running a bit of the ol’ TouchWiz 3.0, has a full QUERTY keyboard, and by the looks of it, has the same textured Samsung battery cover as on the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S II. Fashionable! The fellow over in the Netherlands checking this phone out noted that it feels “good in the hand” and that it’s “light and thin.” The touchscreen display is longer than it is tall, and the four Android-centric buttons sit right between the keyboard and the display.

The keys are all raised and balloon-like so typing is “a joy.” This device has 320 x 240 pixel resolution on a 2.8 inch screen. That means it’s pretty low. Furthermore, the screen only supports single-touch. And it comes with a 2GB microSD card! Convinced you want it? Yeah me either. I love the chassis, but have basically no faith in the innards – these feelings might be evidence enough to show why you’re not seeing it saturate the USA.

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AT&T’s verison of the Optimus One

As many of you know, AT&T customers have been just at ends waiting for the arrival of AT&T’s verison of the Optimus One which will come out sometime this month. But until then, we have two new phones to check out and play with. The new Android handsets, the LG Phoenix and the LG Thrive will also be arriving rather soon. on April 17th be exact. Make sure to check out LG Phoenix Accessories! The both of the devices feature 3.2 inch displays, 600MHz processors, 3.2 MP camera, 160MB of storage, and one 2GB microSD card pre-installed. The Thrive’s silver color lets the smartphone stand out more and is a pre-paid phone for only $179.99. For protection of your screen check out LG Phoenix Screen Protectors.The Phoenix’s dark blue makes the smartphone seem bold and sexy. The Phoenix will be going for $49.99 with a two year contract. For those of you who will be getting the pre-paid Thrive, your data plan choices are$5 for 10MB/month, $15 for 100MB/month, $25 for 500MB/month. So who is going to get a Thrive or Phoenix when it comes to stores later this month?

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail launches on Boost Mobile for $179 (update: hands-on!)

Right on cue, Boost Mobile launched its first CDMA Android device today, the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. As we previously reported, this low-end smartphone features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and GPS. The Prevail runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), and comes preloaded with a slew of apps you may or may not have any interest in, including SCVNGR, Poynt, Twidroyd, Facebook, Hookt, ThinkFree Office, and YouTube. It’s expected to be available in “late April” for $180 with a 2GB microSD card, which equates to a song when you consider how much a typical smartphone runs you off-contract. There’s no word yet on details such as WiFi support, screen resolution and CPU type or speed, but we’ve got a hands-on of the unit coming right up. Until then, you’ll find the press release after the break.

Update: We were able to catch a bit of hands-on time with the Prevail down in NYC tonight, and it’s safe to say that it feels lightweight in the hand, especially compared to the original Motorola Droid, which we happened to be carrying. It’s reminiscent of another featherweight phone of yore: the HTC Droid Eris. Even after just a few minutes of poking around, we noticed a pinch of lag in the touchscreen operation. There were times when it responded smoothly to swipes and taps, and other times the screen stuttered as we tried to flick through webpages. Even the pre-loaded Swype keyboard felt more cumbersome to use than it has on other phones, registering nothing as we drew imaginary lines between the letters. Then again, this is a low-end smartphone that comes with dirt-cheap data and a no-strings-attached attitude.

Update 2: While there’s strangely no mention of it in the press release, we’ve confirmed that the Prevail supports WiFi.

[Thanks, Stephen]

Dana Wollman contributed to this report.

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail launches on Boost Mobile for $179

RIght on cue, Boost Mobile launched its first CDMA Android device today, the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. As we previously reported, this low-end smartphone features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and GPS. The Galaxy Prevail runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), and comes preloaded with a slew of apps you may or may not have any interest in, including SCVNGR, Poynt, Twidroyd, Facebook, Hookt, ThinkFree Office, and YouTube. It’s expected to be available in “late April” for $180 with a 2GB microSD card, which equates to a song when you consider how much a typical smartphone runs you off-contract. There’s no word yet on details such as WiFi support, screen resolution and CPU type or speed, but we’ve got a hands-on of the unit coming right up. Until then, you’ll find the press release after the break.

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Boost Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Prevail – Launching "Late April" For $179.99 Off-Contract

SamsungGalaxyPrevailNo one ever accused Boost Mobile of overachieving on the Android phone front, and the carrier’s latest announcement doesn’t really do much to change that. Indeed, just as expected, Sprint’s little tagalong used its recent press conference to unveil its first CDMA Android handset: the Samsung Galaxy Prevail.

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With an itsy-bitsy 3.2-inch display, a measly 2MP camera, and a tiny 2GB microSD card out of the box, the Prevail isn’t about to blow anyone away – but then again, we geeks probably aren’t Boost Mobile’s target demographic here. And seeing as the Froyo-equipped device will…

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MetroPCS lays the TapouT smackdown on Huawei’s Ascend… gently

Is it really, truly possible to market a Froyo-based smartphone — let alone one from 2010 — to a demographic obsessed with Cauliflower ear? MetroPCS seems to think so, and its version of the Huawei Ascend just so happens to be “sanctioned” by TapouT. Hailed as the first brand to represent MMA, TapouT’s roots are plastered all about the innards of the phone, with this Special Edition handset shipping with ten virtual training center videos, a dozen static wallpapers, six live wallpapers and a host of presumably violent Android applications. You’ll also get a pair of interchangeable backs, a 2GB microSD card and support for the company’s contract-free $50 / $60 smartphone plans. As for the cost of the phone itself? Free after a suplex + sleeper hold combo on the dude working the desk.

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