Motorola DROID Review: A Look Back At The First Droid

The Motorola Droid is going to be succeeded. We know it is. Motorola does, as do Verizon and Adobe (look at Moto’s and VZW’s sites). And hence, the original Droid that so many millions own will be out of date, until its FroYo 2.2 update nears. In fact, the official announcement of “the next generation of Droid” is tomorrow, so let’s go over a quick look at what the Droid was, and what it truely is.

Google Voice Is Now Free For Everyone. Finally.

See? Now’s the time to enjoy Google Voice to its fullest. There’s no reason for you to use your status to get an invite (like I did, I admit). Starting today, Google Voice is free with anyone who needs its services (which are awesome). Hit up the Google Blog to read more; I’m not posting a whole column about what it does (because you should know by now anyways with the video above).

Source: Google Voice Blog

Adobe Leaks Out All Android Handsets That Get The Upgrade To 2.2 FroYo

In a recent (as in today) press release, Adobe has announced (or in other words mentioned) the Android handsets that will be compatible with Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 FroYo. The devices are listed as the “Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others” (meaning the HTC Legend and Desire). Such news is a big welcome to those wondering when they’ll have a taste of some frozen yogurt. In Adobe’s sense, it’ll come soon enough. On the flipside, non-Android devices also have hope, as Adobe has released Flash 10.1 to “BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS.” Technically meaning that Android won’t be the only mobile OS with Flash in tow. Press release after the jump!

Source: Adobe

New Record, For The Record: Apple Sells 3 Million iPads In 80 Days

Remember when Apple sold a million iPads? Then 2 million? What about three million iPads sold in 80 days? Well, that record has been reached as of yesterday.What more can a lowly tech blogger and tech blog say? The iPad is more successful that anyone might have imagined. Press release:

CUPERTINO, California—June 22, 2010—Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. “People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

Source: Apple

Microsoft Kinect Hits Microsoft’s Retail Store For A $149 Pre-Order

Want a Microsoft motion-sensing, video playing Natal? Yes? Well remember that it’s no longer called the Natal, but the Kinect. Starting at $149 for pre-order on Microsoft’s own Xbox store, don’t be surprised if there’s a price drop or anything else tasty as launch date nears. Also, if you have that old Xbox 360 Fat, you’ll need to plugin the AC adapter that comes with it. Have a new Xbox 360? Well gamer, just plug it straight it. What I’m saying is that it’ll be easier if you shed for a new Xbox. Yeah.

Source: Microsoft

Motorola Droid 2 Gets Previewed: The Droid You Are Looking For?

All have to say is that the group of tech bloggers by the name of something-something AndroidandMe deserve a standing ovation of a Motorola Droid 2 hands-on, which goes head-to-head with the original Droid (which just arrived in the review unit office of LaptopMemo and is being cursed at for its fate of being superseded by new Droids). Site back, relax, and enjoy! And don’t forget to look at our shiny new sponsor in the sidebar – BT Telecommunications, one of the largest phone companies in the frickin’ world.

Source: AndroidandMe

iOS 4 now available on the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and then some

So! Have you gotten yourself iOS 4 yet? If you haven’t, here’s what you need to know to get it. First, look at  your device. If it’s the iPhone 3G, 3GS, or by some chance the unreleased iPhone 4 (contact me if you have it), then you’d be good to go. For precautions back up your files when plugging in your iPhone to iTunes (9.2 is the requirement), and new iPod Touch owners should also be in luck. The build’s reference number is 8A293, just to be sure that it’s the real thing and brings the iBooks app, Bluetooth wireless keyboard support, multitasking, unified email inbox, and folders, much like Android 2.1 and 2.2. Apparently, Apple and Steve Jobs claims that the new iOS has 1,500 new features, so I’ll let you live through the glory to find out all of them, yourself.

Source: Apple

HTC Aria on sale on AT&T on 2-year contract on your wallet for $129

Don’t tell me I used puns in the title and I told you everything I needed to without you reading the post content! The HTC Aria packing a 3.2″ HVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, and Android 2.1 with Sense UI is now retailing on AT&T for $149.99 with a 2-year contract. While it’s no Galaxy S (or Captivate in AT&T’s naming department) it’s a nice Android phone — who am I kidding? It doesn’t let you download 3rd party apps like Android usually does, so it’s not so cool.

Source: AT&T Press Release