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Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Being able to pay for your groceries with the swipe of your smartphone is certainly in the near future, as several companies are duking it out to be the first to offer a mobile payment system. According to Bloomberg, Google's offering may be revealed as early as this Thursday, May 26th.

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Galaxy S II US branding revealed: Verizon Function, AT&T Attain, Sprint Within

Galaxy S II US branding revealed: Verizon Function, AT&T Attain, Sprint Within

US carrier branding for the Samsung Galaxy S II has apparently leaked, with Verizon, AT&T and Sprint's versions of the well-esteemed smartphone all being prematurely named. According to Wireless Xcessories Group, the handset will be known as the Samsung Galaxy S 2 Attain on AT&T, the Galaxy S 2 Function on Verizon, and the Galaxy S 2 Within on Sprint.

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Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

In late April, the launch of the Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphone was confirmed for May 8. May 8 was yesterday and the smartphone hit store shelves with Sprint and Best Buy locations offering the device up for buyers. The Nexus S 4G operates on the Sprint WiMax network and has a really cool contour display. The screen of the smartphone has a slight curve to it that mimics the curve of the phone itself. The case of the phone is rounded and smooth with a glossy black color.

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HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

Perhaps it's Friday paranoia talking, but it does seem like the US carriers (and retailers, for that matter) want to kill the chances of every tablet other than the iPad. News that the "Scribe" active stylus for the HTC Flyer will be an $80 accessory for the WiFi-only version Best Buy will sell (and, presumably, the HTC EVO View 4G headed to Sprint) has whipped the rug out from under the tablet's stubby Android feet, making it either a very expensive - $580 for WiFi tablet and pen - proposition or merely a 7-inch slate not even running Honeycomb.

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Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire has confirmed that it is shuttering its Rover pre-pay brand, replacing it with its own no-contract plans. The company told FierceWireless that Rover was only ever "offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets" and was seen as a way "to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options." There's no word on whether the Rover Puck mobile hotspot will be made available as a CLEAR Spot.

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Motorola rehashes old tech with XPRT and Titanium phones

Motorola rehashes old tech with XPRT and Titanium phones

Motorola has revealed a pair of "new" Android smartphones, though to be fair they're more warmed up existing designs than anything else. The Motorola XPRT is a rebadged DROID Pro, with the same 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard pairing, along with Android 2.2 and World Phone connectivity. Meanwhile the Motorola Titanium replaces the i1, a ruggedized iDEN smartphone with similar specs to the XPRT but, bizarrely, Android 2.1 Eclair.

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Sprint Nexus S 4G confirmed for May 8

Sprint Nexus S 4G confirmed for May 8

Sprint has confirmed that the Nexus S 4G will go on sale come May 8, with the WiMAX-toting smartphone priced at $199.99. The CDMA version of the Nexus S - which runs unmodified Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz single-core processor with a 4-inch curved Super AMOLED display - requires the usual two-year agreement and data plan.

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Sprint Google Voice invites arriving early

Sprint Google Voice invites arriving early

Sprint has begun sending out invites for its Google Voice integration, which allows subscribers to use their existing Sprint number as a Google Voice number. Although not expected to go broadly live until April 26, an Android Central writer was among the pre-registered users invited to try the service out early.

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Samsung Replenish and Restore Promise Eco-Friendly Smartphone Action

Samsung Replenish and Restore Promise Eco-Friendly Smartphone Action

Today two phones have been revealed, one of them an Android phone, the other a feature phone, both of them from Samsung and claiming heavily that they'll be the most eco-friendly handsets on the market. First is the Replenish, a QUERTY keyboard toting Android phone coming out May 8th, then the Samsung Restore, a feature phone that'll be re-announcing itself on Virgin Mobile on April 18th. Both of these phones come in fabulous bright fruity color combinations.

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HTC Mazaa – Windows Phone

HTC Mazaa – Windows Phone

An anonymous tipster over at xda-devs posted the first leaked pics of HTC's new Windows Phone, named Mazaa. They are surprisingly high resolution and look like someone just popped one down onto a scanner plate, front and back. Being the delightful folks we are here at Slashgear, we thought we'd let y'all in on the news. It's what we do here. egzthunder1 also discussed some of the details leaked along with these shots. Read more for more!

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Is Dual-Touch the Future of Phones and Tablets?

Is Dual-Touch the Future of Phones and Tablets?

If one touchscreen is good, how great must two be? Tapping into the same part of the brain that screams how geekily-cool Star Trek tablet props are, the allure of a double-display smartphone or computer isn't new, but neither has it been done right. That's not stopped various new attempts, however, Acer's twin-14-inch Iconia Touchbook notebook for one, or the imminent Sprint Kyocera Echo phone for another. Double-vision each may offer, but the manufacturers responsible are still showing serious myopia in how they're delivering on the twin-touch dream.

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HTC EVO View 4G to hit Sprint with Honeycomb pre-loaded

HTC EVO View 4G to hit Sprint with Honeycomb pre-loaded

Sprint will release its version of the HTC Flyer, the HTC EVO View 4G announced at CTIA 2011 last month, running Android 3.0 Honeycomb out of the box, unlike the initial GSM units. While HTC showed the Flyer running a heavily modified version of Gingerbread at the slate's debut in February, and said that early units would run the smartphone OS until a Honeycomb update could be released, a minor mention on Sprint's "coming soon" page seemingly confirms it will get the tablet-centric OS from the off.

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