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2011 Is The Year of Dual-Core Superphones

"A few weeks ago we talked to some key people at Nvidia and we still have a few details to reveal from these talks. Tegra general manager Mike Rayfield told us that Nvidia strongly believes that we will see a new phone category in 2011. He calls them superphones." | more

Sony Ericsson Goes Android

The Android family gets bigger with the addition of Sony. Is this a sign Nokia is failing to adapt by holding onto Symbian?

If You Build It, They Will Connect

Holy Moly! There are almost 5 Billion devices plugged into the Internet. How many of those devices do you think are serving us spam? Hmm.. lol

"Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet... " | More

Nokia Buys Motorola For $1.2B

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion for the majority of U.S.-based Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) network equipment business in order to gain a stronger foothold in the important North American and Japanese markets. In a joint statement, the companies said they expect the all-cash deal to close by the end of 2010. Nokia Siemens is making the acquisition primarily to boost its position in markets like the U.S. and Japan and gain access to new customers, but the deal will also provide economies of...

Android Market Profitable?

We stepped out of a killer panel Monday from MobileBeat 2010 titled "How to turn Android into a money machine," and the answer from the panel to that very question seems to be "all the little things." Is it as easy to make money on Android as it is on, say, the iPhone? The answer seems to be "no" at this point, but there's not a single killer reason that Google is lagging behind.

Install apps over the web with AppBrain

I admit, I'm an AppBrain fanboy.  Using a phone to dig and search through all the 68,000+ apps things in the Android Market is enough to drive anyone insane, so I don't do it unless I have to.  Today, using AppBrain just got better -- you can now install apps direct to your device, right from the AppBrain website.  Yes, just like the 'coming feature' from Google that Vic  Gundutra demoed at Google I/O, without the wait.  And it works on all modern versions of Android (1.5 and higher).  Hit the break for a quick how-to and a vi

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Rooted (with Easy Instructions)

any Android handsets are rooted even before their official release, but the Xperia X10, being Sony Ericsson’s entry into the Android world, apparently has some pretty tough security protection to prevent people from rooting and flashing custom ROMs onto it. Back in May, someone even claimed to have rooted the X10 using a special flashing system which needs dedicated hardware, so not many were able to try it and for those who did, it simply didn’t work as it was a fake.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 root instructions

A big thanks to Jerpelea, biktor_gj and Bin4ry over at xda-developers for first obtaining root and secondly providing a method that everyone can use. Once you root your phone, please head over to the xda-developers and make a donation to these guys. It’s the least they deserve for cracking a phone that many thought may be impenetrable. You can check out the full Xperia X10 Root guide here.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 gets rooted

No carriers' locked systems are safe when Android hackers set their sights on them.  Some are easy, some are tough, but eventually they all fall.  This time in the spotlight is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.  With the unknowns surrounding the fate of Froyo on the X10, and the l

Swype Smartphone Keyboard Input App

Swype provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 50 words per minute. The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more.

Grab the beta: http://beta.swype.com

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