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2010 CES Daily Round-Up: Press Edition, January 5th

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

With CES right around the corner (January 7-10) and with all the press events going on right now, I thought I would give a daily round-up of all that went down.

Today, January 5th, has been a fairly quiet one, but we have already seen some interesting products/concepts!  Here is a rundown on what we have seen thus far:

-Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Hands-On

-3D TV is going to be HUGE at CES- ESPN has already set a date for when they will be airing a 3D World Cup.

-Skype HD: Skype directly through your LG or Panasonic TV

-ASUS has a slew of new netbooks, laptops, and desktops- Unveiled at their press event

-Spring Design Alex dual-screen, Android based e-reader

That was about it for today’s CES news- I’m sure that there were a few things that I may have missed, but I will do my best to catch any and all that comes out of CES this week

On a different, but somewhat similar note;

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HTC Droid Eris Will Be The Cheaper Step-Brother of the Motorola Droid

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Lets face it. The media has been eating up the Motorola Droid.  Although, the next phone in Verizon’s Droid line-up will be the HTC Droid Eris:

This phone looks pretty good, I will say that. One of the few things we know about this phone is that it will be $99, which is $100 less than its older brother, the Motorola Droid.

We do know, however, that the HTC Eris will feature Wi-Fi and 5MP camera, which is comparable to the Droid.  I just hope that the lower price will give this phone a boost because the Motorola Droid looks badass

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Droid, HTC, Verizon

Motorola Droid Demo Video Displays Features, Crappy Acting

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

This deserves a post of its own:

I am really looking forward to it simply because Verizon has been lacking in their phone selection for some time now…and it’s about time they stop sucking a big one.

Here is basically everything the Droid can do:

With DROID by Motorola, you can:

· Zip through the Web: Access the Internet at 3G speeds via the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network or from any Wi-Fi hotspot. The multi-window HTML browser with a massive processor delivers the Web the way you expect.

· See it all in cinema-style: View the Web, e-mail, Google Maps™, videos and more in widescreen on a brilliant 3.7″ high-resolution screen. Boasting a width of 854 pixels to reduce the need for side-to-side panning and more than 400,000 pixels total, DROID has more than twice that of the leading competitor.

· Run multiple applications at once: Customize your DROID with thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets available on Android Market™. Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time to juggle the universe and your apps.

· Perform Google Search™ at the speed of sound: Simply tell DROID what you’re looking for using voice-activated search, and it will serve up Google search results based on your location. If you want more, simply type what you’re looking for into the search bar on the home screen and DROID will also search content on your phone, such as apps and contacts, and the Web.

· Capture moments: Snap digital camera-quality photos with a 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works, such as a dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization, or capture your friend’s antics in 16 million colors with DVD-quality video capture and playback. Store it all on the included 16 GB memory card, so you always have it on hand.

· Multi-task like a master: Keep tabs on all your messages with integrated Gmail™ and Exchange e-mail pushed directly to you, but don’t let them get in your way. With the handy Android notification panel, go straight to the message or simply ignore it, and get back to the task at hand. And, a smart dictionary learns as you type and automatically includes your contacts.

· Get where you need to go with Google Maps Navigation (Beta): DROID is the first device with Google Maps Navigation, providing turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps. It’s powered by Google and connected to the Internet. Use voice shortcuts and simply say “Navigate to [your destination],” and you’ll be on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.

Pre-loaded Applications and Enhancements to Google Mobile Services:

· Google Maps: With layers in Google Maps, view geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia, and transit lines, right on the map.

· Gmail: Multiple accounts support and undo for common operations.

· YouTube™: One-touch recording and playback from homescreen widget or app, one-touch sharing with friends, and the ability to view your own uploaded videos and high-resolution videos.

· Google Talk™: Easily switch between chats, search your chat history, and preview pictures and videos sent by links.

· Android Market: Browse and download applications created by third-party developers.

· Calendar: Ability to see who has R.S.V.P.’d to your meeting invitations.

· Amazon MP3 Store: Download the latest tracks over the air.

· Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail: Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.

Pricing and Availability:

· DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

[Via Verizon]

 

Motorola Droid Makes Its Debut November 6th, $200 Price Tag; UPDATE

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Verizon had their Droid event today- and we now have a release date and price tag.  Coming to Verizon November 6th for $200.

Info, specs, and reviews of this phone had been highly available (leaked) thanks to Verizon’s and Motorola’s highly trained marketing team.  But we do know for sure when it’s coming out and for how much….I think that’s what’s most important.

 

UPDATE: PHOTOS FROM ENDGADGET

I am sorry, but this thing looks badass

Verizon HTC Droid Eris…Is Already Obsolete

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

According to BGR, the Droid Eris going to run Android 1.5 on a 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, which means that once Android 2.0 comes out and is running on Moto’s OMAP3, the Eris is going to be instantly worthless.

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I truly hope that Verizon and HTC are handling this situation with great care….as it would be dumb not to.  We will have to see how this all pans out.  I’m looking forward to a great show.

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Droid, Tech, Verizon

Verizon “Droid”, More Than Just A Phone…And More Than Meets The Eye

October 25, 2009 Leave a comment

It seems that the Verizon “Droid” that we have all been hearing about isn’t just a single phone, but a series of Android based devices coming in the next few months.

The newest arrival in the “Droid” series is the Droid Eris, which is being made by HTC.  Here is a picture of it:

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The device was shown of by both Verizon and Google at an event earlier this month.  When it was revealed, all of the attendees SWORE that it was the HTC Hero, but Verizon and Google SWEAR that it isn’t and it is a brand new phone.

The devices will have a .2-inch HVGA screen, Wi-Fi, 5-MPx camera, and GPS.  It will run the Google’s Android OS and users will have access to the over 10,000 apps currently available on the Android Market.

It looks pretty nice…and by pretty nice, I mean completely like the HTC Hero- Only time will tell if this Droid marketing ploy will work for Verizon, but branching out into the Android market is sure to help

[Via Brighthand.com http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=15804&news=Motorola+Droid+Eris++Google+Android+OS+2.0+Verizon%5D

Verizon’s “Droid” Ad Scares The Hell Out Of Me

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

If you haven’t seen the new Verizon ad for their new project code named: “Droid” (by project, I mean new phone) here it is:

It is basically a big jab at Apple’s iPhone ads and it seems to do a very good job of that.

It isn’t supposed to come out until November, but thanks to the bright folks at Motorola, we were able to get a sneak peak at the “Droid” with in depth descriptions and features:

Via ComputerWorld:

Here’s what the leak revealed:

* Almost identical in size to the iPhone: 2.4 x 4.6 x 0.5 inches; but quite a bit heavier at 6 oz. compared to 4.8 oz. for iPhone.

* A big 3.7-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback, 854×480 pixel resolution; that compares to the iPhone’s 3.5-inch multi-touchscreen with 480×320 pixels.

* Google Android 2.0, running on an unnamed 550MHz processor (though the smartphone site The Boy Genius Report, which claims to have handled a Droid prototype, says it’s a TI OMAP3430); a batch of e-mail and PIM applications that sync with Google’s online services; and a range of improvements and refinements over the original.

* Android’s Webkit-based browser, speedier in Android 2.0, with support for HTML 5, which will allow the browser to store and run a range of code and user information; it will support Adobe Flash 10.1 when that code is released next year.

* Wireless connectivity via EV-DO Rev A 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, and Bluetooth, along with GPS (there’s also a micro USB port).

* 5-megapixel autofocus camera, with 4x digital zoom, and dual-LED flash.

* 1.400mAh battery, which Motorola says will deliver up to 6.5 hours of talk time and 270 hours of standby. The iPhone 3GS promises up to five hours on 3G and 300 hours standby.

* 6GB microSD card bundled, with an option for 32GB card when this capacity comes to market in 2010.

* “Advanced speech recognition” features promised by Verizon

All of these features and specifications make me want to drop my BlackBerry like it’s hot, jump in my time machine and get this phone.  If it has all of these specifications are true…we MAY have an iPhone Killer on our hands…..(but I doubt it….maybe)

Let me know what you guys are thinking about it-

[Via ComputerWorld, http://news.idg.no/cw/%5D

Categories: Cell Phone, Droid, Verizon