The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

Jan 20, 2011
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The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

Take a big serious look at this fabulous Jawbone ERA in a high-res review - it rocks really hard. Next, let me show you the spread of different kinds of content we've got here on SlashGear today - an X-Wing flies through a snow trench, Apple mice with multitouch displays, and an Electronic Eco-Friendly Rickshaw. Wild enough for you? The biggest news today, in my (and I'm sure many more people's) opinion? Google's current CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from his post as boss. Take an odd ride with Don Reisinger down violence lane in a column asking the following: Is 17 the Right Cut-Off Age for Mature-Rated Games? Over on Android Community we've got a tip on some new robots: Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2, a rather controversial tip on Google holding Gingerbread, and a really scary tip about the Android app by the name of Trapster. Behold a whole new world via an extrapolation of the ideas of soon to be former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt by yours truly in a featured post called The Mobile Revolution is Upon Us. Finally discover the kind side of PR as Motorola issues an apology for one of their own speaking rudely to a developer.

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Editor's Choice
T-Mobile Sidekick 4G rumors resurface with HSPA+ twist [Update: Confirmed!] [KICK IT]
Android exploit turns smartphone into USB security hole [BREAK IT OUT]
Eric Schmidt Tweets Resignation as Google CEO, Larry Page Takes Over April 4th [TWEET IT]
Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2 Confirmed by Inside Source [CATCH EM ALL]
Trapster Android App Users: Y’all Got Hacked [WATCH OUT]
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab Overclocked to 1.2GHz [SPEEDY]
iPhone iOS 4.3 multitouch gestures get video demo [TOUCH IT]
Jawbone ERA [REVIEW]
Facebook for Feature Phones launched with free data on certain carriers [FREE IT]
Google Voice mobile number porting trialled ahead of “near future” full launch [THE FUTURE]
iPad 2 unveil February 9 tips iOS 4.3 screenshot speculation [GRAB IT]
The Greatest 17 Seconds You’ll Ever Star Wars in the Snow [WOOOOOT]
1.78m dead Facebook users in 2011 adding to profile clutter [DEATH IN THE FAMILY]

SlashPhone
The Samsung Star II Improved with Social Networking Integration
HTC Thunderbolt Exclusivity Given to Best Buy in Exchange Not Selling Verizon iPhone 4
Nokia X7 Arrival to AT&T Has Been Canceled

Android Community
LG Optimus 2X Now Available for Pre-Order in Europe
T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G “coming soon”: Vibrant 4G confirmed
T-Mobile Sidekick 4G rumors resurface with HSPA+ twist [Update: Confirmed!]
Samsung’s Galaxy S2 to have dual-core Orion CPU, 8MP camera, NFC & more?
Dell Streak 7 to be $330 from T-Mobile USA?
Android exploit turns smartphone into USB security hole
Sony Ericsson’s Hallon/Vivaz 2 gets previewed and adored
7-inch HTC Flyer slate due in US come March, with two more tablets in June?
HTC Gratia UK launch confirmed for February 2011
Eric Schmidt Tweets Resignation as Google CEO, Larry Page Takes Over April 4th
Samsung Includes “Fake Call” in Features
NOOKcolor Receives Another Froyo Build w/Instructions
Notion Ink Adam Contest Entrants Denied Promised Discount?
Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2 Confirmed by Inside Source
HTC Bringing Back Physical Call Buttons with New Mid-Range Android Phone?
T-Mobile to Consider Sale of Non-Core Assets, Partnerships with Other Carriers
Samsung Vibrant Gets Froyo Tomorrow – January 21
Google Forcing Manufacturers to Hold Gingerbread Until May to Sell More Nexus S?
Galaxy S 4G Officially Announced via T-Mobile
Droid1, Droid2, and Droid X Getting New Life as CyanogenMod and CCroms Join Forces
Trapster Android App Users: Y’all Got Hacked
Mobile Phone Physical Modding Ups Game with Clear Case
The Mobile Revolution is Upon Us
15-Percent of Smartphones Sold in 2011 Will Have Multi-Core Processors
Action Snap for Android Released
Google to Focus on LTE, Mobile Money, & Cheap Smartphones in 2011
Carbon Fiber Skin for Notion Ink’s Adam is Possible
Lenovo Creates Official Smartphone and Tablet Division
Sony Ericsson Q4 Report Shows Declining Android Sales
Android Phone Concept Features Three Flexible AMOLED Touchscreens
Motorola Issues Apology For Their Statements on Bootloader Policy
SMS Bug Fix for Nexus S Coming Soon
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab Overclocked to 1.2GHz

SlashGear
iPhone iOS 4.3 multitouch gestures get video demo
T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G confirmed: HSPA+ model “coming soon”
Eric Schmidt: Google pushing LTE, mobile money & cheap smartphones in 2011
Nintendo 3DS UK wholesale price reveals 1/3 markup
AGC Dragontrail takes on Gorilla Glass for toughened crown
Android Sidekick 4G rumored for T-Mobile HSPA+ [Update: Confirmed!]
LaCie Galet by Christofle is just in time for a geeky Valentine’s
Nokia N9 now packing 1.2GHz Intel Atom for MWC 2011 reveal?
BMW 1-Series gets Nokia C7 remote-control [Video]
Samsung Galaxy S2 packs 8MP camera & dual-core Orion CPU tips insider
Jawbone ERA [REVIEW]
T-Mobile Dell Streak 7 tipped at $330 by fine-print
USB smartphone exploit turns Android into an invader
Samsung’s Liquavista buy-out official: color video e-paper and more in pipeline
Facebook for Feature Phones launched with free data on certain carriers
Boxee Box gets VUDU streaming; Netflix later in January
iPad 2 FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth support spotted
AT&T Nokia X7 cancelled: Mediocre carrier support blamed
Google Voice mobile number porting trialled ahead of “near future” full launch
Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 (aka Hallon) gets pre-announce preview
Amazon buys LoveFilm for European postal/streaming media
HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet due March, plus two slates in June?
HTC 7 Pro and HTC Gratia hit UK in February 2011
iPad 2 unveil February 9 tips iOS 4.3 screenshot speculation
Electronic Eco-Friendly Rickshaw Designed by Japan Firm
Nintendo Will Face 3DS Shortages Due to Pricing, Analyst Says
Shoei’s Optical/Resistive Touch Panel on Display Automotive Electronics Technology Expo
Apple Sues Nokia in UK, Looks to Invalidate a Patent
Brink Gameplay Video Demonstrates a Choir of Guns
LEGO Dice Roller will Decide Your Fate for You [Video]
The Greatest 17 Seconds You’ll Ever Star Wars in the Snow
Apple Patents Suggest a Multitouch Display is Coming to the Mouse
Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality
GPS Backpack for Dogs Created by Auburn University’s Canine Detection Research Institute
Larry Page to Replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th
Infinity Ward Getting Help from Sledgehammer Games & Raven Software for Modern Warfare 3
Sprint Rumored to be Splitting Premier Program into Gold and Silver Levels
Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile Officially Announced
MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype
New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence
India’s $35 Tablet Loses Primary Contractor, Could Face Delays
Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon
Is 17 the Right Cut-Off Age for Mature-Rated Games? [COLUMN]
1.78m dead Facebook users in 2011 adding to profile clutter
Microsoft offers free Windows Phone 7 to Geohot
iPad 2 unveil February 9 tips iOS 4.3 screenshot speculation

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