Archive for May, 2010

$5 Qik video call surcharge for HTC EVO 4G revealed

$5 Qik video call surcharge for HTC EVO 4G revealed

Sprint's mandatory $10 per month WiMAX surcharge on top of the basic HTC EVO 4G package was enough to get us mildly miffed in our review of the Android 2.1 smartphone, but word that we users might be expected to pay extra for Qik video calling has us even more disappointed.  According to a leaked document passed to AndroidGuys, Qik video chat functionality will be a $4.99 per month subscription, made via PayPal rather than via Sprint's regular monthly bill.

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Motorola and Verizon Wireless Launching Two Droid Devices in July

Motorola and Verizon Wireless Launching Two Droid Devices in July

The Wall Street Journal's got a hot tip that says Motorola isn't planning on just releasing one new Droid device in the near future. Apparently the company wants to make sure that they grab customer's attention, and what better way to do that then to release more than one handset in the same month? If the sources are correct, then that's exactly the game plan that Sanjay Jha and company are sticking to.

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Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011

Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011

Can we say "lofty?" We've barely got developers getting their hands on Windows Phone 7 prototype devices, and here we are seeing Microsoft setting a goal for themselves that, for all intents and purposes, might seem pretty far-fetched to anyone not on the Windows Phone 7 team. Sure, there's some glaring reasons why that may not (probably won't) happen, but at least we have to give this one to Microsoft: they sure know how to dream.

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Motorola is Focusing on Android for Now, Talks About Tablets & HTC

Motorola is Focusing on Android for Now, Talks About Tablets & HTC

Co-CEO of Motorola, Sanjay Jha, decided to open up in regards to just about anything that his company might be thinking about for the future, which included HTC, tablets (of course), and where he and his company stand on that proprietary Operating System (OS) he mentioned a few months back. There's not a lot that we didn't see coming, and definitely no surprises here, but nevertheless it's always good to hear it coming from a company's Chief Executive, rather than the rumor mill.

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Toshiba AirSwing is a Gesture-Based UI for the Masses [Video]

Toshiba AirSwing is a Gesture-Based UI for the Masses [Video]

As much as we'd love to be knee-deep in the future, playing around with our holographic computers, or swiping our hands all over the place to navigate from one web page to another, right now it's all just a pipe dream. except for those few, awesome prototype products out there. Touchscreens are one thing, but we want to wave our hand in front of our computer screen and make magic happen. And we don't want to pay a hefty sum for it. Thanks to Toshiba and their AirSwing concept, that is getting closer to reality.

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Wi-Fi Sync for Windows Released, Now Supports the iPad

Wi-Fi Sync for Windows Released, Now Supports the iPad

We've covered Wi-Fi Sync pretty heavily 'round these parts, and that's for a good reason. It's awesome. You doesn't like syncing their gadgets to another gadget wirelessly? Especially when it's something like the iPhone. Right from the start, the application got some high praise for how well it worked. And then when we realized that we could disable the initial backup, our world got a whole lot better. But when the speed test showed us how fast Wi-Fi Sync really was, well, we were happy to toss away our cords. Unfortunately, Apple denied the app and it subsequently released through Cydia. Now, though, we've got some more good news to pass along.

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