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T-Mobile Motorola CHARM outed: QWERTY MOTOBLUR candybar

T-Mobile Motorola CHARM outed: QWERTY MOTOBLUR candybar

Having been spotted in various leaks before now, it comes as little surprise to see Motorola officially announce their latest Android smartphone, the Motorola CHARM.  Due to arrive on T-Mobile USA this summer, the CHARM has a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard underneath; it runs Android 2.1 with the latest iteration of Motorola's MOTOBLUR social networking aggregation.

Other hardware includes a fixed-focus 3-megapixel camera paired with Kodak image processing technology and - like we saw on the Motorola BACKFLIP - a trackpad on the back of the phone which can be used to navigate on-screen without blocking the display with your chubby fingers.

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The Daily Slash: July 5th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 5th 2010

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.

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The Real Android Opportunity: Core Apps

The Real Android Opportunity: Core Apps

Google's Android operating system has proven itself a growing force to be reckoned with as adoption rates among manufactures and consumers continue growing at considerable rates. I feel that Android 2.1 has finally reached a point where it is ready for the mass market. I've also had the opportunity to use a Nexus One with the next release 2.2, AKA Froyo, for the past month or so, and have found it even more ready for the mass market and perhaps even the enterprise.

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Motorola DROID X hands-on

Motorola DROID X hands-on

Motorola, Google and Verizon have just officially announced the DROID X at their launch event in NYC this afternoon, and it may just be enough to tempt you away from that Apple Store queue.  Built around a 4.3-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and a 1GHz processor, the DROID X lacks the QWERTY keyboard of the original DROID but updates the camera to an 8-megapixel unit supporting 720p HD video recording and unique feature of a mechanical shutter .

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Motorola DROID X gets official

Motorola DROID X gets official

Verizon, Motorola and Google have officially announced the DROID X, the latest Android smartphone and something of a multimedia powerhouse.  Powered by a 1GHz processor, the DROID X has 8GB of ROM, a 4.3-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and will come with a 16GB microSD card preloaded for a total of 24GB storage; that's useful, as the phone also has an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.

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QWERTY-spinning Motorola FLIPOUT official; due this month [Video]

QWERTY-spinning Motorola FLIPOUT official; due this month [Video]

Motorola have finally taken the official wraps off of their latest Android smartphone, the distinctively-square Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR.  Based on Android 2.1 and bringing a new, mildly tweaked version of the company's social networking aggregation system, the FLIPOUT has dualband 3G UMTS, a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and a rotating QWERTY keyboard.

There's also a 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera, GPS and WiFi, together with 512MB of internal storage and a microSD slot content with up to 32GB cards.  Motorola have also squeezed in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a digital compass and an FM radio, plus there's a 3.5mm headphone socket.  MOTOBLUR has had a few updates too, with new battery and data managers and the introduction of new filters for the social networking widgets.

Video demo after the cut

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The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

Today was the middle of the week, but it didn't really feel like it until about half-way through. At least it wasn't the beginning of the week again, right? Not yet, anyway. Welcome to tonight's edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, after the wake of the first keynote from Google's I/O, in the Best of R3, we've got a screenshot of the Motorola Cliq with a certain numbered update, and the Motorola i1 has finally launched. And then in the Dredge 'Net, LaCie has introduced a new net-connected RAID, MSI's revealed two new notebooks, and Foxconn's got a tablet that may actually rival another already on the market.

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Droid Incredible Review (vs. Nexus One vs. Moto Droid)

Droid Incredible Review (vs. Nexus One vs. Moto Droid)

Incredible, they call it, and for once the marketing hyperbole may be right. The Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC takes a somewhat familiar spec sheet and squeezes out something different enough to stand out from the crowd. For our full review of the Droid Incredible, check out our dedicated Android Community coverage; if you're more interested in how this shiny new smartphone fits into the current Android line-up - and, more importantly, whether you should choose it or a rival device - then read on.

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