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Lenovo Reveals Android Handset, the OPhone

By Eric • Dec 12th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Lenovo has revealed a fantastic looking, potentially iPhone inspired, Android handset. Based on a single photo, the OPhone looks to have a similar size screen to the iPhone, but in a smaller package. This may be the phone Adroid fans have been clammoring for - great design, great OS.
Unfortunately for those users outside of China, [...]



Loopt Now Available in Android Market

By Eric • Dec 12th, 2008 • Category: applications

Loopt, one of the most popular mobile social networking applications is now in the Android Market. Users may also download the application directly from the Loopt website, loopt.com. Loopt allows you to broadcast your location, and see the location of your friends. From the company:
With Loopt, turn your T-Mobile G1 into a social compass and [...]



T-Mobile Addresses Data Roaming

By Eric • Dec 10th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Engadget received an official response from T-Mobile regarding Data Roaming. As many know, it is possible to turn Data Roaming off to avoid unexpected charges. Unfortunately, this method may not be bullet proof, as discovered by the guy that recently incurred $100+ in charges while traveling abroad. It seems that disabling Data Roaming can be [...]



Qigi i6 on Video

By Eric • Dec 8th, 2008 • Category: hardware

A video has surfaced of the recently announced Qigi i6. This is the Chinese phone that will support both Windows Mobile, and Android. The video is a bit long, but shows most features of the handset.



Google AdWords for G1

By Eric • Dec 8th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Today the Google mobile ads team announced options for targeting the iPhone, G1, and other full HTML mobile browsers. Available today, publishers can target specific mobile platforms, or prevent ads from showing. Previously, desktop ads were shown in results pages, but today’s enhancement will provide more targeted results.
With mobile search continuing to grow, and mobile [...]



Kogan Reveals the Agora Android Phone

By Eric • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Australian based Kogan Technologies are prepping to launch the world’s second Android powered handset. Koagan’s new phone, the ‘Agora’ will ship in Standard and Pro versions.
Both models will ship with a 2.5″ touchscreen, backlit QWERTY keyboard, MicroSD slot, Bluetooth, and 3G. The Pro model adds a 2MP camera, GPS, and WiFi.
Both Agora models are available [...]



American Express Offering G1 for $125

By Eric • Dec 1st, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

American Express is offering the T-Mobile G1 to cardholders for $125 via the company’s My Wishlist site. This is a great deal for those with both an AMEX card, and a desire for a G1. It looks like the offer is only good for the first 200 purchases, so this deal won’t last long.
[via IntoMobile]



HTC Expects to Ship 1 Million G1 Handsets This Year

By Eric • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

HTC has revised is shipment forecast for the G1. The company now expects to ship one million of the handsets by the end of 2008. This is up from the 600,000 that HTC previously forecast. While this number will be compared with the three million iPhone 3Gs sold in the first three days of availability, [...]



Opera Mini Now Available for Android

By Eric • Nov 24th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Opera Mini is now in the Android Market. While it has been known that Opera was working on an Android port of their browser, it was unknown when it would be released.
While the Android web browser, Chrome Lite offers nearly everything most users will want, Opera Mini does bring with it some nice features. Most [...]



G1 Multitouch on Video

By Eric • Nov 23rd, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

RyeBrye has posted a proof of concept video showing the G1’s multitouch capability. In the video, one can see the G1 recognizing and reacting to two simultaneous touches.
As of yet, this is just a starting point, with no final product. Hopefully this is will develop into something more useful in the near future.
[via RyeBlog]