September 3, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Samsung Capture: A Smartphone for $100

Here’s a smart choice if you’re looking for an Android smartphone for cheap that still packs a punch: The Samsung Capture is available for $100 on a 2-year contract with Sprint. Highlights: 3.5 inch screen 3.2 MP camera plus 1.3MP front-facing camera Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 1GHz processor 2GB microSD card (upto 32GB) See

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August 15, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Google just bought Motorola’s mobility division for $12.5 billion.

This is somewhat strange news coming just a day or two after Motorola announced it would be charging royalties on Android phones for use of its patents.

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September 15, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Verizon announced that it’s going to allow Skype on its cell phone network.

This is a step up from what Verizon is normally known for, which is being the most controllng carrier out there.

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February 15, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Nokia and Intel announced a new collaboration on mobile software. They’ll be combining Maemo and Moblin into one mobile platform to rule them all.

So what does this mean for Google’s Android?

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February 4, 2010 | Digital Devices

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The one big complaint against Google’s Nexus One cell phone was that it didn’t have multi-touch like Apple’s iPhone did.

Not anymore.

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January 10, 2010 | Digital Devices

Motorola Backflip Cellphone Open (Back)

Motorola has a new cell phone in which the screen flips up (like a laptop) instead of the keyboard popping out, reports the Jun Azua blog. It has one screen which can display forward and back (one for when you’re using the keyboard and one when you’re not). So, actually, there are three modes in [...]

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January 8, 2010 | Digital Devices

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These days, more and more gadgets keep getting integrated into cell phones. First it was MP3 music players, then PDAs, still cameras, video cameras, and GPS. Now a Santa Clara company called OmniVision has announced the OV14810, an image sensor that uses BackSide Illumination to decrease the amount of light required to get a good [...]

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January 7, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Google just released its own phone, the Nexus One, this week. Google has had a mobile phone software platform, Android, available for a while now, and a number of cell phone companies are using it on their phones. But this is the first time Google has come out with a consumer hardware device. (Note: It [...]

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January 4, 2010 | Digital Privacy

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As if Google didn’t have enough reach by being the owner of DoubleClick (the ad firm), it’s buying AdMob, which I just learned is the major (and just about only) ad firm for the phenomal price of three-quarters of a billion dollars. Apparently AdMob’s focus is on web ads that display when you view a [...]

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