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Droid Bionic Augmented Reality scavenger hunt ARena App released

Droid Bionic Augmented Reality scavenger hunt ARena App released

The Droid Bionic is set to launch on September 8 and in the days leading up to the release, eager fans will get a chance to win their own Droid Bionic by participating in a scavenger hunt. The event was just initiated yesterday on DroidDoes.com and @DroidLanding, but today the augmented reality app required to follow the clues has been released. It's called ARena and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

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HTC Vigor Android Handset Appears in Leaked Photos

HTC Vigor Android Handset Appears in Leaked Photos

It appears that we're right now getting our first real-world look at the HTC Vigor, a device that's been rumored to be Verizon's follow-up device coming right after the DROID Bionic. This device appears in these photos to be a rather large display-having HTC device that's got HTC's Sense user interface aboard, four Android menu buttons across the bottom front letting us know that it's still going to be running something before Ice Cream Sandwich, a front-facing camera, a back-facing camera with dual-LED flash, a lovely speaker grill on the front, two mics on the back for noise cancellation, another speaker grill in the back near the bottom, the HTC logo nicely framed on the back by ribs that cover the palm of the area where your hand will be resting, and - what's that - a red rim around the camera lens.

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Droid Bionic silent walkthrough video surfaces

Droid Bionic silent walkthrough video surfaces

We know we're getting close to the launch of the much delayed Motorola Droid Bionic when we start seeing official Verizon teaser videos for the phone. The most recent featured a Natalie Portman look-alike wielding a sword, but the phone itself never made an appearance. Perhaps more helpful for those who actually want to see the phone, is this newly leaked walk-through video.

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Samsung Galaxy S II USA Family Confirmed, Verizon May Be Next

Samsung Galaxy S II USA Family Confirmed, Verizon May Be Next

It appears very likely, now that we've got a cool slightly pixelated photo and everything, that Samsung will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S II in the USA next week on three of the big four USA carriers with slightly different configurations, software and hardware included. What we're still not clear on is why news has popped up surrounding Verizon not being on this list. Given another bit of very possibly legit information we got this morning, a Samsung Galaxy S II upgrade is on the way as well, this time with a slightly larger 4.5-inch display and 4G LTE capabilities. What could this possibly mean for Verizon?

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Samsung Galaxy S II Verizon Model Possibly Axed

Samsung Galaxy S II Verizon Model Possibly Axed

It appears that the largest network in the United States will not be carrying the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, a flagship device for the manufacturer and one of the best selling phones in the world at the moment. As the Wall Street Journal reports, having spoken with "people familiar with the plans," each of the other "big four" carriers will be carrying the device inside September, blue, yellow, and pink being the lot of them, but apparently Verizon has declined to move forward with the Samsung dual-core device. Samsung's Kim Titus has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S II would indeed be unveiled in the USA next week, but declined to comment any further on the group's plans for carriers.

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DROID BIONIC Revealed in Full Hardware Photos [UPDATE: Videos Too!]

DROID BIONIC Revealed in Full Hardware Photos [UPDATE: Videos Too!]

The mobile world has been waiting for a device which combines a dual-core processor with the speed of Verizon's 4G LTE network since CES this past January. It was at this Consumer Electronics Show that the DROID Bionic was originally revealed, a device which combined an unnamed dual-core processor with the ability to run at what Verizon was then noting was up to 10 times faster than 3G with their 4G LTE network. What we've got now is a mobile environment where LTE has been worked into three Android smartphones, dual-core processors are in more than five smartphones, but there's still no combination of the two - by the looks of the photos in this post, that's about to change very soon.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

This past week seems to be all about what's to happen this coming August and September, which look to be eventful months. Samsung began teasing its Galaxy S II for its US debut in August, while a white version was announced for the UK around the same time. Motorola confirmed that its Droid Bionic will launch in September and also arriving then is its 4G LTE upgrade for Motorola XOOM 3G customers. And of course the other major event that seems increasingly more certain to be in September is Apple's iPhone 5 launch. Continue after the cut for the full list and video roundup.

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Motorola Droid Bionic To Launch On Verizon In September?

Motorola Droid Bionic To Launch On Verizon In September?

The Motorola Droid Bionic is probably one of the most delayed handsets ever. It debuted at CES in January of this year and has since been postponed numerous times due to the need to implement various enhancements, which we now know involved not only internal spec boosts but also a complete facelift and tummy tuck. But still, the device may not arrive until early September, so we hear.

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