When Motorola first announced the Motorola Droid, the connection to George Lucas' Star Wars wasn't missed. And, plenty of people eagerly anticipated something that showed the connection, other than the name. And now, with the R2-D2 edition of the Droid 2, that time has finally come. Android Community managed to get some time with the device, and they've gone through the pleasantries of unboxing it, as well as taking plenty of photos.
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the news that we found around the Web, we've got confirmation from Microsoft that the "Chassis 2" physical design for Windows Phone 7 will be very similar to the "BlackBerry" style that we've seen over the years -- a candybar device with a full physical QWERTY keyboard right up front. And then, as usual, we'll take a look at what's happening around the R3 Media Network.
We're at the start of another week, and it's already seen a huge announcement. Let's see if the rest of the week can keep up with the momentum put out today. In news from around the Web, Segway's boss passed away today. After that, we'll take a look around the R3 Media Network, and see what's been happening. Welcome to the Monday edition of The Daily Slash.
It's the middle of the week already, but we're studiously counting down the days until the end of the month. There are going to be quite a few exciting things in August, and we're hoping for even a couple surprises, so you'll have to forgive our foresight. But, let's try to stay focused on the present, at least for a little while longer. Welcome to the Wednesday night edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best or R3 Media, we've got Android 2.1 on a bevy of devices, more iPhone rumors, and absolutely no cellphones for prisoners. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we're getting better gesture control soon, Microsoft comes clean on Kinect and hardcore gamers.
Is it Monday already? Wait, that can't be how that saying goes. Anyway, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, we're glad to have you. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got Samsung pulling the Android 1.6 update from the Behold II, Netflix is heading North, and Sharp wants you to love the Sidekick. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a release date for Rock Band 3. So, sit tight, and get to reading, because there's no time like the present.
Can you believe that it's already (pretty much) the middle of July? It just feels like time's flying by, doesn't it? Guess that's what happens when you're having fun -- and we have plenty of that around here. That's why we're happy you can join us. So, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got 100,000 apps for the Android Market, and is an iPhone 4 recall coming soon? And then in the Dredge 'Net, it looks like Stanford is going digital, we've got some big speakers, and it looks like Destination Arcade is just a limited run.
Thursday night -- the night before the end of the work week. We can feel the excitement. Can you? Well, unless your work week is just getting started, or doesn't even start until this weekend. Then we feel your pain. But let's try to focus on the fun tonight, shall we? Welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new release date for the Vibrant, Apple may have used their kill switch, and Opera Mini's been updated. And then in the Dredge 'Net, a solar plane flies 26 hours, AQUA2 is another aquatic robot, and a foldable bike exists.
Tonight's edition of The Daily Slash is going to be a bit different. If you'll recall, we've only ever had one video put into one of these nightly articles, but tonight, well, tonight is special. Why? Because the two videos we've included after the break are some of the more interesting ones we've seen lately, and we felt like we needed to share them, well past just the standard text-based variation. So, happy Wednesday, and welcome to tonight's very special edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best or R3 Media, we've got the Intercept coming soon, an even better giveaway, and the first images of the retail box for the white iPhone 4. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got intelligent service robots, LED monitors, and people who may print too much.
Tonight's a bit of a phone night, and we really can't explain why. But, as you know, it happens. But, in any event, welcome to the eve of the rest of the week. In tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, tucked away in The Best of R3 Media, we've got what HTC calls plans for the future of Android and HTC Sense, the coolest ceiling fan in the history of ceiling fans, and the Droid Incredible's (shocker) been pushed back again. And then in the Dredge 'Net, scientists have created a ridiculously strong battery, the original Kindle patent spells doom and gloom for the competition, and some lucky Droid X pre-orderers are getting their devices early.
It's now been a day since the festivities of your Fourth of July adventures should have ended, but considering today was a "bank holiday," we wouldn't be too surprised to hear that you're still pretty preoccupied with other activities. But, if you're reading this, then you must know what's really important. Right? Right. So, with that out of the way, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got a Charm from Motorola, a Gravity Phone, and some good news for one lucky customer who Intercepted a device. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got quick chargers for electric cars on the horizon, fingerprint sensors going into photocopiers, and Sony's cut down on their eReader prices.