In the world of OTA updates, the Motorola CLIQ is getting its first to combat users’ complaints. The update should bring improved battery life, a more responsive touchscreen, better Bluetooth signals, improved accelerometer, and more. So now, have you gotten it yet?
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Now this is some outcome, isn’t it? No more court dates, no more attacks, nothing more. Just a calm landscape between AT&T and Verizon; so don’t expect to see Luke Wilson staring into your face, pleading that AT&T has the better network. Or maybe we will see more of him? (Cringe on that thought). Now somebody get moving with your network to claim the “Most Reliable 3G Network” award (and tagline) so something like this doesn’t happen again. In the meantime, this is done.
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A mysterious HTC phone called the Touch.B and codenamed “Rome” has been seen in France (now that is weird). It is rumored to run Android, despite it looking like another Windows Mobile 6.5 handset. The bloggers at MobiFrance said they would have more details tomorrow.
Where you simply waiting for Android 2.1? Do you have a HTC Hero, and are desperately waiting for Android 2.1 with Sense UI? Well, here is the leaked Android 2.1 ROM. It takes a couple of steps, but it shouldn’t be too hard.
[via XDA Developers]
The Ziilabs creation, the Zii Trinity is a go (sort of)! This smartphone truly has the power to be one of the coolest phones of all time: Packing Full HD video, 3.5 / 4G wireless, built-in WiFi, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, accelerated 3D graphics, and mini-HDMI and Composite video outputs, as well as Android with ZiiLife – a content delivery and productivity suite. And then, and then, it’s powered by either that awesome powerful ZMS-08 chip or ZMS-05. Who wouldn’t love this thing? Who?
Right now the geniuses at ZiiLabs are looking for OEMs in China to produce and manufacture this – this, beast.
That was not expected. When Mike Arrington said the CrunchPad was well alive, he meant it (we think). Until certain events and an email came along:
But the email went on. Bizarrely, we were being notified that we were no longer involved with the project. Our project. Chandra said that based on pressure from his shareholders he had decided to move forward and sell the device directly through Fusion Garage, without our involvement.
Err, what? This is the equivalent of Foxconn, who build the iPhone, notifiying Apple a couple of days before launch that they’d be moving ahead and selling the iPhone directly without any involvement from Apple.
Chandra also forwarded an internal email from one of his shareholders. My favorite part of the email: “We still acknowledge that Arrington and TechCrunch bring some value to your business endeavor…If he agrees to our terms, we would have Arrington assume the role of visionary/evangelist/marketing head and Fusion Garage would acquire the rights to use the Crunchpad brand and name. Personally, I don’t think the name is all that important but you seem to be somewhat attached to the name.”
And with that, the entire project self destructed.
Basically, Arrington got ripped off at the last second. In order to really understand the obserity of this situation, head over toTechCrunch to hear their story. I wonder what kind FusionGarage will come up with.
A couple of shots of the HTC Hero running Android 2.1. No idea why the blurred lines are there, all we know is that it’s supposed to be a Hero running Android 2.1, an update that should come out later this year. Maybe HTC was saying the truth when thy promised to get the Sense UI ready for the new Android? Time will tell.
[Be Geek via SlashGear]
Well, look at what we have here. At a local Barnes & Noble in Aventura, Florida, employees are handing out glossy Nook flyers. It’s double-sided, but doesn’t show the price, release date, or shipping date. According to the worker who handed me this, the Nook is coming out “next week”; we all knew that already. Look for the Nook on November 30th, and report back to LM if you happen to get yours early.
Here are HP’s not-too-bad Cyber Monday deals. Check them out. Oh, and just so that you know, Cyber Monday is tomorrow. [via HP Cyber Monday Sale]
HP G60t 15.6-inch Laptop $369.99 ($160 off)
HP Compaq Presario CQ61z $299.99 ($100 off)
HP dv4t 14-inch Laptop $549.99 (save $469 in upgrades & discounts)
HP p6270z Quad Core w/4GB RAM $429.99 (lowest ever)
HP Elite e9210t Quad Core $679.99 (save $385)
HP TouchSmart 600t $999.99 (save $325)
HP OfficeJet 6000 Wireless Printer $59.99 (50% off)
HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One $74.99 (50% off)
HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One $99.99 (50% off)
Free $10 to $30 Gift Card with up to $20 HP Ink purchase
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Continuing the “Holiday Gift Guide” is the Gaming category. I’m going to list the gaming consoles that your money deserves for this holiday shopping season. And of course the Xbox 360 is in there, why wouldn’t it be? Let’s begin with the Gift Guide for gaming, shall we?
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