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NEC brings back the clamshell PDA with the LifeTouch Note

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When I was in high school, I had a Psion Revo clamshell PDA, which was basically a 5″ screen with keyboard and stylus input. As with most PDAs of that era, it was a great idea that simply couldn’t be exe…

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Android Person of the Year Nominee: Rishi Chandra

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Rishi Chandra Google, Lead Product Manager for Google TV Nominated because: He heads-up Google’s effort to bring the web – and Android – to TV Google TV is the future! Google TV is WebTV! Goo…

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Android Person of the Year Nominee: Rohan Shravan

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Rohan Shravan, Notion Ink Creative Director, Founder and CEO Nominated because: He is responsible for one of the most hyped, yet controversial, devices of the past year: the Adam tablet. The Notion Ink Adam ha…

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Gadget Census shows Android loses the 2010 election

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Midwesterners love their Androids, and folks in the Great Plains seem to love ‘em even more. But that’s not enough to get Android elected to President of the Smartphone Nation. Andy had to concede…

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Verizon’s tiered plans aren’t as scary as we thought — at least for smartphones [OPINION]

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We knew that tiered data plans for Verizon Wireless was inevitable and for the past couple of months many VZW users (this one included) were scared of what Big Red was going to push on them. Today we get a peak of wha…

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HP decides that Android is out and webOS is in

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So much for that HP Android tablet we’ve been waiting on for several months. Finally confirming what people have suspected since HP acquired Palm and it’s battered but solid software, HP has deci…

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ASUS reportedly opts for Android tablet rather than Windows

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ASUS is supposed to use Windows 7 Embedded on the upcoming Eee Pad EP101TC. Supposed is the operative word because NetbookNews claims that ASUS have decided that Android would be a better fit for its upcoming ta…

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Toshiba AC100 puts Android in a netbook with 8 hours of battery life

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You may wonder whatever happened to all of those Android-based netbooks we were promised? You’re probably wondering what happened to netbooks. Toshiba has answered with the AC100, an Android netbook…

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Google confirms Android 2.2 with massive list of new features.

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Google confirms Android 2.2 with massive list of new features.

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Android 2.2 is the ultimate smartphone experience. That became clear at today’s Google I/O conference, where Google revealed the new features of Android’s latest version. Though no date of availability was…

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Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

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Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

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A product page for the Compaq Airlife 100 is up, and with it is a fresh batch of specs for anyone who had questions about HP’s first Android smartbook. You may remember the Airlife as that not-a-smartphone…

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Android has 30+ devices, 38,000 apps, and the Nexus may go to stores?

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Android has 30+ devices, 38,000 apps, and the Nexus may go to stores?

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During its quarterly earnings call, Google revealed that Android and Chrome have seen tremendous growth in recent months. The growth in Android has been very pleasing to Google, evidenced by 12 manufacturer…

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HP Android smartbook concept reborn as Compaq Airlife 100

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HP Android smartbook concept reborn as Compaq Airlife 100

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HP showcased an Android smartbook/netbook concept at CES but said it was made “just as a concept to show what we can do.” Well the concept must have impressed quite a few people as HP has elected to re…

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MIPS announces new partnerships, technology in prep for MWC 2010

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MIPS announces new partnerships, technology in prep for MWC 2010

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MIPS Technologies has announced several new projects and partnerships, including its involvement in advancing 3.5G voice/video calls, 4G, and a range of new mobile devices. MIPS, which has an Android-base…

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Firefox may deliver full-version of browser to Android tablets, netbooks

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Firefox may deliver full-version of browser to Android tablets, netbooks

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Ever wondered what Firefox on Android would look like? Wonder no more. Below is an image of Firefox – that’s the full version of the browser, not its mobile spawn Fennec that we’re expecting…

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HiVision Android-based netbook gets a video review

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HiVision Android-based netbook gets a video review

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The netbook/slate/tablet market is starting to get very crowded, but I’m starting to wonder if any of it makes any sense. Case in point: Hivision’s PWS700CA netbook, which is based on Android. An…

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